The BMW Group and Fiat Group Automobiles (FGA) are considering the possibility of co-operation in the areas of architectures and components for their MINI and Alfa Romeo vehicles. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed by Friedrich Eichiner, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Corporate and Brand Development, and Alfredo Altavilla, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Fiat Group Automobiles and CEO
Three days of partying, motorcycling and talking shop: around 34,000 visitors both with and without a motorcycle attended the 8th BMW Motorrad Days from July 4th - 6th 2008 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Thousands of motorcyclists from over 30 nations met in glorious weather once again this year at the picturesque holiday resort at the foot of the Hausberg mountain for the world's biggest BMW Motorrad party. A diverse program of events was provided, enabling visitors to enter the world of BMW Motorr
BMW Motorrad Motorsport return to the racetrack this coming weekend, from 11-13 July, but not to race. Instead they will be taking part at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed, on the south coast of England.
The Festival of Speed is a must-see for petrolheads worldwide and attracts over 250,000 spectators over the three days. All the top cars and stars will be there, including John Surtees, Jackie Stewart, Stirling Moss and Briton Lewis Hamilton who won the British F1 GP last weekend in Silverstone, plus Wo
The BMW national teams are highly motivated for their trip to the “Circuito do Estoril” in Portugal, where the first half of the FIA World Touring Car Championship season draws to a close this weekend. In Brno (CZ) the five BMW drivers were recently able to post their best points total of the season so far, closing
The traditional British International Motor Show is almost as old as the car: It took place for the first time back in 1903 in the legendary Crystal Palace, which was once built for the world exhibition in London. Between 23rd July and 3rd August 2008 the automobile industry bestows the honour on the ExCel exhibition a
Fifth generation of the BMW 7 Series – a brand-new interpretation of style, luxury and driving experience. Entering the market with three engine variants: BMW 750i, BMW 740i, and BMW 730d. Additional body variants of this luxury saloon in the guise of the BMW 750Li and BMW 740Li, with wheelbase extended by 140 millimetres (5.5") and particular focus on extra comfort at the rear.
Design of the BMW 7 Series standing for natural presence, superior sportiness and precise elegance. The features of
After a flawless drive and numerous good overtaking manoeuvres Nick Heidfeld took second place for the BMW Sauber F1 Team in what was a wet and fairly chaotic British Grand Prix. This was his third runner-up spot of the season, and the team’s seventh podium. While everything, including the right tyre choice at each pit stop, paid off for Heidfeld, his team mate Robert Kubica slid off the slippery track after his second pit stop.
Nick Heidfeld: 2nd
BMW Sauber F1.08-07 / BMW P86/8
Only a few weeks did pass by, since the introduction of the BMW X6 to the public, but LUMMA Design already did upgrade the newest BMW model,
As one of the first, the Winterlinger based Tuner, offers a complete package for the BMW X6.
Named as CLR X 650, the package contains an extensive Body kit in wide version; extensive upgrades for the interior, an engine tuning incl. exhaust system and a sportsusspension kit, which is lowering the car aprox. 40 mm front and rear.
The result with
It was mixed fortunes for the BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers in qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. For Nick Heidfeld it was a good day, as fifth fastest means he equalled his previous best performance of 2008 from Melbourne. However, the reverse happened to Robert Kubica, as a problem with his car in the last part of qualifying meant he was tenth fastest, and this is his worst performance of the season.
BMW Sauber F1.08-07 / BMW P86/8
Qualifying 5th, 1:21.022 min (3rd Practice:
The launch of the fifth generation of the BMW 7 Series sets a new benchmark in automotive luxury, technical innovation and class-leading driving dynamics, combined with emissions reducing and fuel saving technology.
The flagship of the BMW model range debuts in November with a host of world firsts and will initially be offered with a choice of three powerplants, one diesel and two petrol engines. The two petrol-powered cars will be offered with a long-wheelbase body too. All three engines pro
Formula BMW America drivers will be among the first to compete on the newly revised Lime Rock Park racetrack when they arrive for the Northeast Grand Prix and Rounds 7, 8 and 9 of the 2008 Formula BMW Americas Championship on July 11-12.
The classic 1.53-mile, 7-turn Lime Rock Park circuit has been repaved and the U
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