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BMW Powers Chip Ganassi to Victory at Rolex 24 at Daytona

by Tim Jones on January 31, 2013 at 12:40:52 PM
BMW Powers Chip Ganassi to Victory at Rolex 24 at Daytona

The No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates TELMEX/Target BMW Riley ended 24 hours of hard fought sports car racing at the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona in the same position from which it started: First. Starting from the pole-position, CGRFS co-drivers Scott Pruett, Charlie Kimball, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Memo Rojas completed 709 laps in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic at the Daytona...

BMW Powers Chip Ganassi to Victory at Rolex 24 at Daytona

by Tim Jones on January 28, 2013 at 04:14:53 PM
BMW Powers Chip Ganassi to Victory at Rolex 24 at Daytona

The No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates TELMEX/Target BMW Riley ended 24 hours of hard fought sports car racing at the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona in the same position from which it started: First.

BMW UK Engine Plant Builds 3 Millionth Engine

by Tim Jones on June 14, 2012 at 02:58:50 PM

The milestone power unit – a 1.6 four-cylinder petrol engine – will be dispatched to the MINI plant at Oxford, destined for a car to be built for the emerging Indian market. MINI made its debut in the premium small car segment in India earlier this year marking MINIs 100th export market where three exclusive outlets are being established. “This is a fantastic milestone for Plant Hams Hall,” said plant...

Naturally Aspirated (N/A) engines slowly ceasing to be an option?

by Bimmerfest.com Member - on August 18, 2010 at 12:10:58 PM
Naturally Aspirated (N/A) engines slowly ceasing to be an option?

This may already have occurred to those of you who follow BMW news/trends more closely, but I couldn't help wondering while reading up on the new 7- and 5-series models that N/A engines are hardly being made available these days for US customers. We've read that ///M models will be F/I in the future: TT V8s (M5, M6 in addition to the M SAVs) and probably a TT I6 for the M3. But even the non-M lineups are now overwhelmingly F/I, sometimes to the point of not offering any N/A options at all - or...

BMW working hard in order to avoid gas-guzzler taxes

by Tim Jones on August 09, 2010 at 07:32:34 PM
BMW working hard in order to avoid gas-guzzler taxes

In hopes of evading gas-guzzler taxes, BMW AG is studying fuel-efficiency improvements, according to Jim O’Donnell, president of BMW of North America. BMW anticipates that this project will eliminate the gas-guzzler taxes on its high-performance vehicles as early as the launch of their redesigns within the next few years. For instance, a $1,000 gas-guzzler fee is imposed on the 2010 550i GT. The 650i convertible incurs a $1,300 tax while the 2010 750i, which has a base price of $82,000,...










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