The felas over at kilometer magazine had a chance to sit down with Adrian van Hooydonk (aka AvH) and have published their interview. Here are some excerpts from the interview:
I think so, yes. But let me say that we didnt aim to be controversial; we aimed to make a change. When we started that change ten years ago – rather when Chris Bangle initiated that change ten years ago – our brand was doing well, but we knew that we were going to expand the model lineup dramatically.
Popular science magazine has posted up its most advanced for 2009. In the category of most advanced luxury sedan, our very own 750i/Li has come out on top!
The 2009 BMW750i and its larger brother, the 750Li, exemplify the latest trends in automotive technology. First, theres the smaller, more efficient engine; a twin-turbocharged V8 spools up to 400 horsepower, making the new 7 faster than the outgoing V12-powered model. Inside, the ridiculously spacious sedan is loaded. The High-Beam Assist monitors approaching cars, automatically dims the brights, and switches them back on the instant the car passes. Infrared Night Vision detects pedestrians in your path … CONTINUED
Team Moore Racing has announced that it has signed Junior Strous (JuniorM3) to drive its number 2 Xtreme Coil Drilling – Shell car for the 2010 season. The 23 year-old Dutchman will drive for TMR in his second season in the Firestone Indy Light Series as part of the Shell Driver Development Program.
His first season in Indy Lights included only five starts, but an impressive two wins. A veteran of the Atlantic Championship, Strous has been a successful driver since his childhood karting days. In fact, Strous has won championships in multiple auto racing disciplines: Sprint, Regular and Endurance Racing, Drifting, and Rally. His impressive resume includes 177 race starts, 48 wins, 60 podiums, 45 pole positions, and 45 fastest laps.
BMW X6M and X5M Snow Fun. Part 1 – Extreme Drifting
BMW X6M and X5M Snow Fun. Part 2 – Hill Riding
BMW X6M and X5M Snow Fun. Part 3 – Ice Wheelspin
As a counterpoint to Clarksons recent review of the X6, BMW shows us that the X5 M and X6 M can have fun in the snow too. Two BMW professional driving instructors talk us through their snow experience with the X cars.
Make sure to watch these videos in HD!
Spyshots.nl does it again! The, soon to be a reality, LCI (facelift) of the X5 has taken the track up north for cold weather testing. This is likely the final round of testing as the car is expected to be revealed on the internet after the conclusion of the Geneva show with its official autoshow presentation in the spring of 2010.
As you can see from the photos, the changes them selves are subtle but have just the right effect of keeping the car looking fresh and sporty. The major changes are to the bumper which bring the look more in line with the X6, while retaining a unique look compared to the X6. Silver slats are … CONTINUED
Admist the recent flurry of F10 5-series reviews its nice to see the car from a different perspective. In this case, the perspective is as simple as a color change. Given that Alpine White is one of the more popular colors for BMWs in the USA, we will be very likely to see this color combination ALOT, and its nice to see the F10 wear this color so well.
We’ve added more updates to this amazing thread convering the North American special, ie the 335is. Added more technical information, reviews and of course pricing data. Keep abreast of the latest information on this car by following this thread!
File this one under interesting BMW marketing. BMW financial in Canada has produced a pamphlet that gives the scent of new car leather. You know that smell that is intoxicating, the one I wish my car would have for the rest of her days. BMW Canada will be distributing these advertising pamplets at Autoshows around the country in 2010.
So far, ActiveHybrid cars have been interesting reads, but very much out of reach for the average BMW enthusiast. The system has exclusively been fit to the 7 series and X6, two of the most expensive cars in the BMW lineup. Whats worse, the mere addition of Active Hybrid to those cars has shot the price tag up even higher.
Now for the good news, the system is working its way down the lineup, and will arrive under the hood of the new F10 5-series. While, its a near guarantee that the car will be very expensive, it should be much more affordable and attainable then the ActiveHybrid 7 and X6.
When the new 5-series … CONTINUED
Happy New Year Gang.
Everybody Ready for our own Nor-Easter ???
Looking for an interest in a Northeast Maryland Meet. I thought Looneys Pub North, Bel Air. would provide a great location. Bel Air is 6 miles off of I-95, exit 77B, and a straight shot up Route 924 that literally puts you on Looneys Pub Norths parking lot. The Harford County Office building is directly across the street. At 6ish in the evening the lot is pretty much empty. This would provide a location to park, and pop our hoods, and showing off your Mods, and compair the bonestock rides. But give us a private location away from the other cars at the Pub, and with lighting. … CONTINUED