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2013 bmw x13 750x500 The Spun Bearing: Carbon Fiber, FWD, and Kicking Tires in Luebeck

The Spun Bearing: Carbon Fiber, FWD, and Kicking Tires in Luebeck

Interesting | October 14th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Carbon Fiber Ford recently announced that they’re jumping into carbon fiber in a big way. Current intentions are to use CF for body panels. They …

bmw m135i 063 750x500 The Spun Bearing: Speculation On the Meaning of More M

The Spun Bearing: Speculation On the Meaning of More M

Featured Posts, Interesting | August 23rd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

When I purchased my 135i, it came with an M steering wheel and M gear shift knob. At my first BMW CCA meeting one of …

BMW 3 Mexico 11 The Spun Bearing: Mexico, Channel Stuffing, and More On Driverless Vehicles

The Spun Bearing: Mexico, Channel Stuffing, and More On Driverless Vehicles

Interesting | August 16th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Mexico BMW is purported to be scouting a Mexican location for a new auto plant. Previously the buzz was they were looking at Brazil, and …

d1 750x500 The Spun Bearing: Automobiling – Past, Present, and Future

The Spun Bearing: Automobiling – Past, Present, and Future

Interesting | August 2nd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Thinking about the Chris Bangle interview has led me around some corners that I really hadn’t planned on exploring. But, here goes nothing . . …

bmw ns 72512 717 The Spun Bearing: Charging Stations, Online Ordering, and Electric Scooter

The Spun Bearing: Charging Stations, Online-Ordering, and Electric Scooter

Interesting | July 30th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Charging Stations The BMW subsidiary, BMW i Ventures, announced it was injecting an investment in Coulomb Technologies. Their ChargePoint stations handle a number of manufacturers …

BMW Indien Werk Chennai1 750x500 The Spun Bearing: TVS, BMW Chennai, and the Beauty of BMWs RTM

The Spun Bearing: TVS, BMW Chennai, and the Beauty of BMW’s RTM

Interesting | July 19th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

TVS The Tata Nano was supposed to replace scooters in the Indian market, but a generation of Indian males gained the freedom of mobility on …

bmw nedcar 750x500 The Spun Bearing: Reusing NedCar

The Spun Bearing: Reusing NedCar

Interesting | June 29th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Automotive News reports that BMW is considering building vehicles at the NedCar facility in Born, Netherlands. The deal would be for third party assembly of …

bmw zagato coupe pictures 171 750x500 The Spun Bearing: Z is for Zagato, Hand Wringing Over Electric Cars, and Carroll Shelby

The Spun Bearing: Z is for Zagato, Hand Wringing Over Electric Cars, and Carroll Shelby

Interesting | May 30th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Z is for Zagato The reveal of the BMW Zagato Coupe at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este was a spectacular success. Zagato is an old …

BMW ActiveE 750x500 The Spun Bearing: Leipzig BMW Werk, Active E, and Architecture

The Spun Bearing: Leipzig BMW Werk, Active E, and Architecture

Featured Posts, Interesting | May 18th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Leipzig BMW Werk The BMW factory at Leipzig is expanding. Leipzig is adding pressing operations for metal panels, molding facilities for the outer skins of …

bmw hyundai 05041 The Spun Bearing: Hyundai, Benz, and More Thoughts on Bangalore

The Spun Bearing: Hyundai, Benz, and More Thoughts on Bangalore

Interesting | May 7th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The BMW and Hyundai Rumored Engine Development Pact This is a bit of a puzzler to me. Last year BMW announced it’s 500cc cylinder capacity …

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