When we talk about BMW and the Ultimate Driving Machine®, we talk about German engineering. Germany is a fairly large country, though (by Europe’s standards). You can rest assured that many BMW models are built right there in Germany – we’ll cover the few that aren’t, too – but some of you might want to […]
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BMW related tips and tutorials from our brand specialists.
Six Steps to Stop Salt from Hurting Your Car
The Rust Belt got its name from the large concentration of industry in those states, with much of that concentration related to metalwork and manufacturing. Notoriously severe winters may also have contributed to the name, as the region is a pioneer of using salt and brine to de-ice roads. Salt lowers the freezing-point of water […]
How to Drive in the Snow
This post originally appeared on the Leith Cars blog. Well, this day hasn’t gone as expected. It seems like it’s been a while since we woke up and were surprised by a sudden snowstorm. We can only imagine how much more unpleasant this weather is for people who had already set out on their commute […]
Why do automakers camouflage cars?
If you follow a lot of car news, you’re probably familiar with the cycle that bloggers and journalists go through every time a new car is on its way to the street. There’s the initial announcement, followed by some teased sketches, then maybe a concept car or a prototype, and eventually the production model is […]
Horsepower vs. Torque: A No Numbers Explanation
First of all, we’re not going to do any math. Or science. No math or science. This is a numbers-free space. We’re just not going to do it, and you can’t make us. We will apply a Seinfeldian linguistic analysis, however (don’t worry, it will only take a moment). Ahem: What’s the deal with torque? […]