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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Claims Car Awards Worldwide
Monday, December 30th, 2013

Mercedes-Benz S-Class video on designing the car.

Click image to watch Video on designing the S-Class
Within weeks of its release, the new S-Class has been critically acclaimed around the globe. Along with topping a study on value retention, it was also chosen as the “Car of The Year” in China—Mercedes’ most important market.
Since October, the S-Class has been available in all core markets and is already leading the luxury segment in terms of the number of new vehicles registered worldwide.

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BMW Parts Ways with Traditional Design With New M4
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

From AutoBlog's RumorMill, M4

Luxury-car manufacturers will have a tough time competing with BMW in 2016. The German-car manufacturer is set to celebrate its 100th birthday, and according to Auto Blog, the planning has already begun.BMW has hinted that the pièce de résistance of the celebration will be the unveiling of a new version of the M4, reportedly called the M4 GTS.

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The Audi A Series: Practicality versus Performance
Monday, August 20th, 2012

Audi A Series-practicality versus performance

While an Audi R8 might be on your list of exotic lust cars, chances are one of the models in the A Series is a better fit for your budget and demands of everyday life. Still, the A Series Audi is known for providing plenty of road-gripping thrilling moments.
When it comes to practicality versus performance, there are some shakeups between the 2012 and 2013 A Series models. Like other automakers, Audi is turning once more to smaller engines and forced induction to give customers a high performance experience. For example, the 2012 A8 comes with an impressive 4.2 liter V8 engine that produces a peak 372 horsepower and 328 pounds-feet torque.

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Mercedes-Benz. The Beginning.
Monday, November 14th, 2011

In 1926 the two men, who both laid claim to creating the first automobile would merge. They formed the Daimler-Benz AG Company. By that time both companies had 40years of experience with motorcar production.
In 1886 Karl Benz obtained a patent for a three-wheeled vehicle with a 984 cc, single cylinder engine. In that same year, Benz invented the spark plug, while Gottlieb Daimler built a four-wheeled carriage with a 46 cc, single cylinder gas engine that he’d patented three years earlier. Amazingly, considering that the two men would turn out their motorcars in the same region of Germany, they were never destined to meet.

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BMW explores the future of mobility using films
Friday, January 21st, 2011

It is interesting that BMW is once again choosing films as a medium. It has been a while, hasn’t it? This time, there will be actual interaction with the consumer and perhaps future customer. Don’t want to comment too much yet, since the first film is not to be released until Feb.

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BMW Group to Sponsor the US Olympics
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Well the big news today is that BMW Group will sponsor the United States Olympics for the next 6 years. Of course this announcement comes will all of the joy and excitement that is always BMW. U.S. Olympiad, Apolo Anton Ohno, (also a BMW driver) was on hand for the festivities this morning.

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Auto Mechanic Jobs – Girl Power
Sunday, June 27th, 2010

In many ways the modern BMW auto tech job is somewhat similar to that of an IT person. In earlier days of electronics in BMW’s, the information between a few control units was through signal lines that were individually dedicated. Eventually, the wiring harnesses became pretty large as the electronics grew, and grew so did the BMW wiring harness. If you have seen those completely exposed during repair, you know we are talking miles of wires. It became necessary to go to a bus networking system.
So now you have the possibility of some 60 control modules, (depending on your BMW or MINI model) reading input from the hundreds of sensors, processing that data and then sending the output to your …

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Racing without BMW
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

It’s been a few months since BMW announced that it is pulling out of Formula 1 racing. While not as popular in the U.S. as in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, some reports are predicting that because BMW has pulled out, the sport may lose even further cache with it’s audience. Daimler and Ferrari are still in the Formula 1 game, but without BMW. . who cares?
Actually, for years we have customers who ask us, why doesn’t “The Driving Machine have a race car”? The answer for us is pretty simple. We don’t expect our customers to be paying for us to be burning fuel, replacing parts, etc., in a race car. That …

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BMW cooling system: radiator, hoses, and maintenance
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Well it’s time to do some cooling system work on my beautiful BMW 540i. My spouse saw the tell tale spot of coolant/antifreeze on our garage floor. It looks like I have a hose that has developed a small leak. Of course, I will want to take care of it right away, before it blows when I am on the freeway.
Due to the age of my BMW and the mileage, it’s time to go through the entire system. I’ll probably replace all of the hoses, expansion tank and radiator at the same time. We’ll have to check the thermostat and the water pump too. In some situations, it can save some time and …

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Cygnet and MINI: battle of the sizes
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Today, Aston Martin introduced the Cygnet, which is billed as a very small luxury auto. It is reportedly 2 feet shorter in length than the MINI. That is pretty small!
Luxury and great gas mileage sounds great. But, we doubt it will be more popular than the MINI Cooper. Our MINI customers are absolutely in love with their cars. They are a fun drive, great gas mileage and plenty of room. But, we can’t imagine it being two feet shorter.
Happy Motoring!

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