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Editorial: The Convoluted Corporate Roots of BMW

Featured Posts, Interesting | March 11th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

BMW celebrates its corporate birthday on 6 March. That was the date in 1916 that Gustav-Otto-Flugmaschinenfabrik, founded 15 March 1911, became Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW). So BMW was …

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Dr. Lanchester, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Electric Power Steering

Featured Posts, Interesting | March 9th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Parallel parking is a skill that many new drivers have a hard time accomplishing smoothly (and many older drivers too). A great deal of entertainment …

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Editorial: Connected Cars – When Reality Superceedes Sci-Fi

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 27th, 2011 by Horatiu Boeriu

Just ten years ago, cars were considered a mean of transportation that serve one purpose: taking us from point A to B. While today, the …

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BMWBLOG Analysis: 2012 BMW M5 Transmission Choices

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 17th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Well what’s all this brouhaha over the next M5’s transmission choices. A little logic may help in understanding what the possibilities will be. Let’s start with what …

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Designed in America. Built in America. Engineered in Germany.

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 15th, 2011 by Horatiu Boeriu

Designed in America. Built in America. The very same tag line was used by BMW in their first Super Bowl commercial since 2001. A catchy …

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(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Automatic Transmissions, But Were Afraid to Ask

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 11th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Introduction Thinking about how automatic transmissions work usually results in the same type of headache you get when eating ice cream too quickly, brain freeze. …

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The Next Niche: Downsized Coupe Crossovers – BMW X4 vs. Porsche Cajun

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 6th, 2011 by Horatiu Boeriu

The luxury car market is on an ascending path and in the next five years several niche markets will open within the premium segment. In …

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Editorial: Brutus – BMW Aero Power

Interesting | January 18th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

This has been making its way through the enthusiast communities on the intertubes. Brutus, a racer resto-mod, essentially takes what looks like a pre-war two …

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Editorial: My 135i Wants To Be a Pirate When It Grows Up

1M, Featured Posts | December 10th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

A pirate walks into a bar and says, “Arrrgh, I needs me a drink!” and the bartender replies, “Do you know there’s a steering wheel …

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Editorial: The Newest M Revealed

1M, Featured Posts | December 10th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

We’ve had a sneak peek at BMW’s latest M, the 1 Series M (what happened to the 1M?). While hopefully you’re reading this after the …