January, 2013

BMW Officially Selling Husqvarna

In a multi-faceted press release published this morning, BMW Motorrad has confirmed what was rumored yesterday: BMW is selling its Husqvarna sub-brand. As reported by Hell For Leather and featured here on BimmerFile, Husqvarna is being sold to Austrian company Pierer Industrie AG, a company with ownership ties to KTM executive Stefan Pierer.

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BMW M4 Stats & Options Revealed?

Last summer we told you the M4 would be powered by a turbocharged inline six. We know from several sources that that engine will be based on the 3.0L N55. Now we have some further confirmation. Some enterprising gentleman on Bimmerpost did some detective work and reverse engineered his way to finding out a number of details about the upcoming M4. In doing so we have some confirmation on several aspects of the car plus a few new details – including the all important engine code.

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Rumor: KTM Exec Acquiring Husqvarna from BMW, for Bajaj

Hell for Leather is reporting that KTM CEO Stefan Pierer is finalizing a deal to acquire BMW\’s subsidiary offroad motorcycle marque, Husqvarna, via Pierer Industries AG. Pierer is part owner in KTM through shares in Cross AG, which is also backed by Indian moto giant Bajaj. It was originally thought that KTM was vying to acquire the small motor maker outright, but as more information has come in, the situation has gotten more nuanced.

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Video: Old School Alpinas

We will not apologize for loving the old school BMW driving experience, the E30 M3 and M535i before it- but there may be a few cars out there that are BMW based and tuned to perfection that sit on the same pedestal. Those cars would be from Burkard Bovensiepen, the founder of Alpina.

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Videos: Perfection of an Icon

BMW has been producing the GS in one form or another for more than 30 years. Steady evolution has seen an ever growing list of features and capabilities. Yet through all those changes, one thing has remained constant: the GS\’s air-cooled, opposed twin cylinder engine.

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