Archive for December, 2008

  • The Ultimate Modern ///M Car?

    Dec 31, 08 • //M, E36/E37 Z3 Roadster/Coupe, E86 Z4 M Coupe21 Comments

    Recently Car magazine had a brief post about the discontinuation of the inline six that powered everything from the E36 through the E46 and E86. And that got us thinking about that engine, the cars it powered and how they stacked up against all the other M...

  • The Fruits of eBay (BMW Race Cars)

    Dec 30, 08 • Motorsport, Vintage BMW2 Comments

    There are not one but two fantastic looking BMW race cars currently on eBay. The first is a 1973 CLS which was converted into the race car it is today. Here ‘s a description: 1973 CSL it is belived that this car was converted in Germany by Alpina (the...

  • BMW Z4 Video: Prototyping Process

    Dec 30, 08 • E89 Z4 Roadster, Video1 Comment

    BMW is continuing with the Z4 offensive. This latest video in the series is a look at the prototyping processing that went behind the car. It ‘s a fascinating glimpse into all the work done to create what we often take for granted everyday...

  • Can BMW Survive without Merging?

    Dec 29, 08 • Sales/Marketing4 Comments

    Detroit News columnist Neil Winton and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchione aren ‘t so sure. Considering all of the economic pressures combined with environmental ones, BMW will have a long battle ahead of it. Here ‘s an excerpt: All this has plunged Fiat...

  • BMW at the Detroit Motor Show

    Dec 28, 08 • Official News1 Comment

    Official Press Release: Fascination and innovation – precisely these features clearly describe the stance and look of the BMW Group at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Highlighting the world debut of the new BMW Z4 and the...

  • BMW Z4 Design: Exterior

    Dec 27, 08 • E89 Z4 Roadster, Video2 Comments

    The latest BMW TV installment on the Z4 focuses around the exterior design – historically the most divisive over the past few years with BMWs...

  • BMW NA Releases ///M Sport Packages

    Dec 26, 08 • //M12 Comments

    The long awaited ///M Sport packages seen elsewhere in the world are finally coming to the US. Here ‘s an excerpt from an internal BMW release: With the launch of the Model Year 2009 vehicles, BMW has decided to release M Sport Packages (ZMP) for our US...

  • Dynamic Stability Control

    Dec 24, 08 • Technology7 Comments

    Now that snow, ice and other winter messes are showing up all over the world we have received many question about the functions of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). The following information is a brief synopsis of each of its functions and the basics behind it...

  • BMW Z4 Design: Interior

    Dec 24, 08 • E89 Z4 Roadster, Video6 Comments

    In this episode BMW TV takes a look at the Z4 ‘s interior design...

  • BMW NA Increases Prices for January

    Dec 23, 08 • Official News, Sales/Marketing5 Comments

    BMW of North America, LLC announced today an average price increase of 0.7 percent for BMW vehicles sold in the U.S. effective January 1, 2009. This action is driven by the ongoing structural and economical changes in the market place. It will ensure revenue...

  • BMW TV Drives the X5 M(!)

    Dec 22, 08 • //X5 M, Video4 Comments

    First there was a test drive with a German automotive magazine and now BMW continues with is unprecedented openness of the X5 M with an actual video of a test mule. Forget spyshots and hearsay, this is the real deal...

  • Calendar: New BMW 7 (Der Neue BMW 7er)

    Dec 21, 08 • Accessories, F01 7 SeriesNo Comments

    For all of you fans of the new 7 Series there is now something you can gawk at when trying figure out what day of the week it is besides the wallpaper on your computer monitor. “Der neue BMW 7er ” (the new BMW 7 series) calendar features 13...

  • BMW to Further Cut Production

    Dec 21, 08 • In the Press, Sales/Marketing1 Comment

    It looks as though BMW may be slowing production even more. Whatever they must do to weather the economic storm is fine by us; as long as the cars they do produce are up to the current standards. Severe cost cutting by dropping items and features should be...

  • BMW Loses Suit Against Chinese Knock-Off

    Dec 19, 08 • E53 X56 Comments

    Remember that X5 clone that BMW sued to get off Italian roads earlier this year? BMW has lost it ‘s case and the CEO (as it ‘s called) built by Shuanghuan Automobile will continue to be sold in Italy.117 were registered in Italy during 2007 and...