Tag Archives: The Spun Bearing

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The Spun Bearing Reprised: ZF Double Clutch Transmission, BMW i, Toyota sportscar

Interesting, Others | June 24th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

ZF Double Clutch Automatic According to a source, BMW appears to be testing a new transmission option for one of its cars. We’ve talked about …

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The Spun Bearing: Toyota (Twice), and BMW’s New Manufacturing Facility In Mexico

Interesting | July 7th, 2014 by Hugo Becker

BMW, Toyota, and Subaru – One Too Many? There has been talk on the intertubes that BMW’s involvement on a joint sports car with Toyota …

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The Spun Bearing: Mexico, Engines, MINI Superleggera Vision

Interesting | May 28th, 2014 by Hugo Becker

Thoughts on Rumored BMW Plant In Mexico Rumors are circulating again of BMW building a production facility in Mexico. BMW broke ground on a new …

The Spun Bearing: CFRP Production Increases and More Z2 (Zombie Sports Car) Rumors

Interesting | May 17th, 2014 by Hugo Becker

SGL Triples Production Capacity At Moses Lake, WA Facility A recent press release informs that SGL is tripling its capacity to create raw carbon fiber. …

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The Spun Bearing: You Don’t Want a Dog In This Fight

Interesting | January 28th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

If there’s one automotive segment that is hotly contested, and subsequently well served, it’s the mid-size sedan market. The cars tend to have very similar …

The Spun Bearing: BMW – A Look Back and Forward

Interesting | January 1st, 2013 by Hugo Becker

The automotive new year begins with the North American International Auto Show, held in Detroit mid-January and attracting concept cars from around the world. It …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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