BMW has released official BMW and Mini bluetooth headsets. The headsets may be combined with all mobile phones able to interact with Bluetooth and are scheduled to join the wide range of Original BMW Accessories and Original MINI Accessories as of December 2009.
File this one under BMW going green…
From 2010, BMWs Landshut plant will boast the worlds first foundry with emission-free sand core production. The light-alloy foundry at the BMW plant is introducing a new sand core production method for gravity die-casting, whereby conventional organic binders will be replaced by highly eco-friendly inorganic binders, which generate virtually no pollutant emissions. The introduction of this innovative production method will allow the light-alloy foundry to reduce its emissions of combustion residues by 98 per cent. The … CONTINUED
Laurenz Schaffer New President of the BMW Groups Subsidiary DesignworksUSA
Munich. Germany, California, Germany, and back to California again: Laurenz Schaffer, Director of the Munich Studio of BMW Group DesignworksUSA since the year 2000, will be taking over the position of the President of BMWs Subsidiary in Newbury Park (Los Angeles) in California on 1 December 2009.
"With his many years of experience in numerous areas of design, Laurenz Schaffer has made a significant contribution in recent years to strengthening … CONTINUED
As should be no surprise, BMW Research and development is always working on tackling the issues that are coming around the bend.
The Car of the Future…
Light. More specifically, interior lighting. So what? Well, some time ago, BMW had made a conscious effort to improve the interior lighting and give the car an actual ambiance while inside, in the same way a clubs lighting gives the place a certain feel. So far they have made … CONTINUED
Part 2 of the Jump for Joy marketing features some good ole fashion ribbing of Audi. Check it out after the jump.
The European Online Portal Autoscout24 awards their CAROLINA trophy every year. This year, the European-wide online voting lead to a triple success for BMW: The new Z4, the X6 and the Mini E got awarded with a CAROLINA trophy. Heres the press release:
Originally Posted by BMW
Triple success for the BMW Group in the 2009 … CONTINUED
For the first time this year, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported an increase in sales compared to the same month last year.
On 9/8/1994, the first US made BMW rolled off the line at Spartanburg. 15 years to the day later, the 1.5 millionth car rolled off the line.
September 4, Berlin
BMW Museum was presented with the Gold Leaf award by the Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF). The award was given for the International Interior Design category.
So now, the BMW Museum adds this award to their bookshelf which already holds two Gold Lions at Cannes, two gold ADC Awards and one silver, the Grand Clio Award (one gold, one silver), the red dot design award, the iF product design award and the international architecture award. … CONTINUED
BMW Welt has become a growing attraction for BMW fans across the globe and BMW has expanded the related activities at the welt. They’ve also been kind enough to release this set of high resolution of desktop wallpapers for all the fans out there
This video shows off the future of BMW maintenance and service – augmented reality tutorials seen through digital goggles.
BMW may soon benefit from a U.S. concession allowing them to keep selling cars that emit more greenhouse gases than those made by mass-market rivals such as GM and Toyota.
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