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Fifth generation BMW 7 series breaks cover

It looks a lot like the outgoing model, but BMW says the fifth-generation 7 Series is all new. The car, which will make its world premiere at the Paris motor show this fall, takes styling cues from the CS concept BMW showed in Shanghai in 2007, though the new 7 can best be described as evolutionary rather than revolutionary as the last generation was. The new car is slightly larger than the outgoing car and is distinctively edgier, with flatter surfaces and tauter forms. Up front, the kidney grille looks more

GKN Driveline Torque Vectoring World-First For New BMW X6

GKN Driveline's high performance Torque Vectoring technology has made its world debut on the new BMW X6 ‘sports activity coupe’. GKN's new technology is at the heart of BMW’s Dynamic Performance Control (DPC) system, which is being pioneered on the new, highly acclaimed, 4x4 vehicle. The company also supplies the

A SAV tuned to perfection - New X5 from HARTGE with diesel dynamics

A SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) such as the X5 also looks well kitted out with such sporty accessories as a front spoiler, rear skirt and two-piece side sills. Unlike the HARTGE “HUNTER”, which transforms the X5 into a thoroughbred off-road vehicle, this version from the German-based automaker on a BMW basis bears the unmistakable hallmarks of an individual “road runner”. Under the hood, a modified ECU performs absolute miracles, boosting

The 500,000th BMW X3 rolls off the assembly line

It was the path leading to a new segment,and it became an unrivalled path of success. Five years after the presentation of the compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the 500,000th BMW X3 is leaving the assembly line. The production anniversary marks a further milestone in the triumphant international success story of the agile all wheel model. Thanks to its agile handling characteristics, the BMW X3 has not only set a trend but has also set benchmarks. Its remarkable popularity is reflected in numerous awards and a

BMW of North America Expands Headquarters

BMW of North America, LLC. today opened its new $100 million addition to its Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey US headquarters. The expansion is BMW Group's largest investment in the U.S. since the inception of its U.S. subsidiary in 1975, apart from the plant in Spartanburg, S.C. The new buildings will be home to BMW Group’s national Training Center, Eastern Sales Region and U.S. Engineering operations. The facilities will help the company to develop advanced technology and the highest level of professional training

2008 BMW Gina

Successful design arouses desire. In order to achieve this, it is more crucial than ever before that car manufacturers create the conditions that allow customers to establish a close relationship with their cars. Therefore, designers seek ways to promote and intensify people's identification with their car that reach beyond pure aesthetics. In the premium segment in particular, customers demand cars that stir emotions and allow them to express their individuality. BMW Group Design has set

The HARTGE program for the BMW X6 (E71)

ENGINE 12 35 0286 G Engine conversion by ECU modification * for 35d (based on 210 kW / 286 hp) 241 kW (328 hp) / 4400 rpm 675 Nm (lb-ft 498) / 2000 rpm 12 30 0235 G        Engine conversion by ECU modification * for 30d (based on 173 kW / 235 hp) 202 kW (275 hp) / 4000 rpm 598 Nm (lb-ft 441) / 2000 rpm SUSPENSION The extent of lowering can vary depending on the vehicle's engine version and equipment. 31 70 0600 G        HARTGE sports spring set for 30d, 35d an

HAMANN front bumper unit for BMW M3 E 92 Coupe & M3 E 93 Cabriolet

The new HAMANN front bumper unit including 2 LED Tagfahrleuchten. Includiing cutout for PDC and headlamp cleaning system.  HAMANN LED daytime running lights: -Innovative technology and brand new design -5 High Power LED's -A safety plus combined with a distinctive desig

Driving experience for visually impaired drivers at BMW Driver Training

Sascha Schulze cannot see what he is doing. He has to feel the gear lever and change gear by touch, but he still grips the steering wheel resolutely with both hands. When he accelerates, goes round a corner and during braking, he experiences the force of gravity which pushes and pulls him. Sascha Schulze has been blind since birth. During his everyday life, a guide dog shows him where to go, today he is placing his trust in the BMW instructor who

The new generation of hydrogen storage tanks

Munich. BMW Group Forschung und Technik, the company's research and technology arm, has been working with other car manufacturers to achieve an important step forward in hydrogen storage. Teaming up with partners, including some from the European aerospace industry, the engineers have developed a novel type of tank made of composite material for storing liquid hydrogen. Thanks to its innovative concept, the weight of the entire tank system can be reduced to a third compared with conventional cylindrical steel ta

BMW Group Canada achieves record May sales

Whitby, Ontario. BMW Group Canada reported today record May sales of 3,324 BMW and MINI vehicles, up 6.1% over May 2007. Year-to-date BMW and MINI sales are 10,622 units, a slight decrease of 3.3% over the same period last year. The BMW brand set a new May sales record of 2,747 units, up 1.0% over May last year. Year-to-date, 8,892 BMWs have been sold, a slight 6.4% decline over last year. BMW Certified Series Pre-Owned sales in May increased 18.6% to 732 units. Total Pre-Owned BMW sales increased 8.1% in May

Topping-Out ceremony at the BMW Plant Leipzig

The new buildings at the BMW Plant Leipzig are taking shape - the right point to celebrate the topping-out ceremony, today, 30 May. The high point of the ceremony for the pressing facility and the production building for doors, bonnets and tailgates is raising the topping-out wreath and delivering the topping-out speech. The new Minister President of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, Leipzig's Mayor Burkhard Jung and the President of Leipzig District Administration Walter Christian Steinbach, as well as other representati