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BMW M235i – Not a full-on M, but a welcomed addition

2 Series | October 27th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

The M235i should be a welcomed addition to the US market. While it’s not quite a full-on M, it serves as a bridge between the 228i and eventual M2.

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Movie Review: Rush

Interesting | September 27th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

Movies about racing are gambles, and generally the odds aren’t in the director’s or producers’ favor. Steve McQueen’s ‘Le Mans’ is a prime example, loved …

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BMW Displays X5 eDrive Concept at Frankfurt

BMW X5 | September 19th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

BMW introduced the concept X5 eDrive at he Frankfurt IAA auto show, as a continuation of BMW’s hybrid offerings. Utilizing the 2014 X5 SAV as …

Interconnected Safety, the Future of Travel

Interesting | September 19th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

BMW sent out a press release regarding ongoing research into connecting the vehicle to the real world. They are exploring making the vehicle more aware …

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Analysis: BMW i3 Production Process

Interesting | September 18th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

BMW has announced that it has started the production of customer i3’s at the Leipzig plant. BMWBLOG has been providing coverage of the CFRP production …

The Magicians at BMW Give Us the i8

BMW i | September 11th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

As a street magician might say, “Using nothing but a 1.5 liter three cylinder gasoline engine, and an electric motor – that I happen to …

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Editorial: On the Obsolescence of Manual Transmissions – BMW M3/M4

BMW M4, Featured Posts | August 26th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

I’ll start with a confession. I have never owned a car, that was MY primary vehicle, with an automatic transmission. That’s right, in over forty …

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Editorial: The Return of FWD BMW Z2 Speculation

Rumors | August 26th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

A brief survey of the intertubes show that speculation on a FWD BMW Z2 sports car is cycling back into view. It seems to wax …

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Adding Lightness – The Role of CFRP in the BMW i3

BMW i | August 7th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

New York City – The i3 would not have been built if the vehicle did not have a significant weight advantage over an equivalently sized …

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BMW i3 – Design Analysis

BMW i | August 6th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

Adrian van Hooydonk described the i3 exterior as a ‘mono volume’, what some in the US would call a ‘one box’ design. Think of the …

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