Hugo Becker

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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BMW i3 MegaCity Reveal in New York City

BMW i, Featured Posts | July 30th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

New York City – Behind all the glamor and glitz, the three ring circus-like atmosphere (Beijing, London, New York), and the assembled multitudes of BMW …

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The i3 Reveal – The Birth of the BMW MegaCity

BMW i | July 26th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

BMW has just recently been plying journalists to and from Portugal to sample the new 4 Series Coupe. And somewhere in the near future the …

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The BMW i3 – Coming to Production

BMW i | July 15th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

At the end of July BMW will unveil (fully) their i3 – the first of the sub-brand to market, with the i8 not too further …

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BMWBLOG Test Drive: 2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i – Second Take

Featured Posts, Test Drives | July 1st, 2013 by Hugo Becker

After taking an impression of my credit card (who knew that BMW owners would be stingy putting gas into their loaner cars), I was released …

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Kansas City Art of the Car Concours

Auto Shows | June 26th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

The car, with a black ’21’ inside a white roundel, is nearly half a century old. Its victory at Le Mans in 1965 was the …

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