BMW Hydrogen 7 Joins Department of Transportation, Department of Energy and Leading Automakers on a Two-Week Tour of 31 Cities, August 11 - August 23 - Portland, ME - August 11, 2008… The BMW Hydrogen 7 — the first hydrogen-powered luxury sedan — joins an unprecedented cross-country journey featuring hydrogen-powered cars by the worlds leading automakers in the 2008 Hydrogen Road Tour.
From August 11 - 23, the hydrogen powered convoy will travel from Portland, Maine to Santa Monica, California with one goal: to call on congressional leaders to support the creation of a nationwide hydrogen fueling station infrastructure.
The Hydrogen Road Tour is a partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy, the California Fuel Cell Partnership and the National Hydrogen Association. In addition to BMW, participants include … CONTINUED
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7 Series Interior designer Nader Faghihzadeh seen here taping
Behind the design of the BMW 7 Series
The design of the new BMW 7 Series: the result of keen competition among the best creative designers.
The BMW Groups process of designing a new vehicle and finding the ideal shape is based on a concept of keen competition. In the development of each new model, several design teams compete with one another in their design
of the exterior and interior in a truly creative contest. Made up of designers and modellers, the teams then, in the second phase of the design process, complete models in original, 1:1 size clearly showing the aesthetic harmony
of the cars proportions and surfaces. To do this they use a simple but … CONTINUED
Other photo threads from trip:
We started off the trip in San Francisco. We gased up and headed over to the Bay Bridge. It was pitch black by the time we hit the Oregon border and when we arrived at Portland the sun began to come out. At this point, all three drivers were pissed tired. evo119 and dr.phuOnger? had both taken a 5 hour energy boost. longtran was running on red bull and pumpkin seeds. We pressed onto Seattle and I took a few rolling shots since the freeway was pretty open at 6 am on Saturday morning.
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I now have a new favorite set of wheels!
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The new BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo Coupe
The factor with which the new D3 Coupe is best compared to its rivals is its Power-To-Weight ratio; an equation commonly applied in motor sport. But, with heavily increased personal taxation designed to encourage energy saving and lowered emissions, the calculation is assuming wider relevance to drivers - especially those in the select niche at which this latest ALPINA is aimed.
As epitomised by the D3 Coupe, gaining extra performance simply by substituting a larger engine is alien to the ALPINA philosophy. Instead, the manufacturer, working closely with BMW, maximises the sporting potential of existing units.… CONTINUED
Looks like the F10 M5 is already being tested on the nurburgring. Photos show it being shadowed by an E60 M5…. for comparative purposes
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The new BMW Performance parts on an E92 335i. Whoa! Looks good huh?
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