Automakers regularly use words like ‘pioneering’ and ‘reinventing’ but this time, BMW has really done something special. The company has invented a new type of paint that can change colour on demand. They call it ‘E Ink’. They’re showcasing this new technology at the Las Vegas CES as we speak. Stella Clarke, Head of the … More You can now change the colour of your BMW on demand!
BMW Group has devised something called the ‘eDrive Zone’, which is now available in 138 cities in 20 European countries. It is basically a service that they offer, using technology that allows plug-in hybrid BMWs to automatically switch to all-electric driving mode upon entering inner city areas, thus reducing emissions and of course helping you … More What is the ‘BMW eDrive zone’ and does your city have one?
Let’s get right into it. This is the new BMW 1 Series, it will go on sale next October, and it is now a front-wheel drive car. The 1 Series was introduced in 2004 and petrolheads all over the world (well, more or less) were very happy because it was the first hatchback* ever to … More The all-new FWD BMW 1er – Will it make a difference?
We get what we get and we don’t get upset. I don’t know where this mantra comes from but we should keep it in mind it at all times. We should have it tattooed, plastered on the wall. We get what we get and we can’t really complain either. And what we’re getting is electric … More Automobility LA and 2018_
Everyone around the world knows Monaco, even if they haven’t been here before. If you’re a car enthusiast, or car nut as the Americans would put it, you’ve seen this place a million times before. You’ve seen the photographs, the Instagram hashtags, the Facebook posts, the YouTube videos. The Principality of Monaco is something else, … More Flabbergasted → Top Marques 2017
It’s called the Vision Next 100 and it is, just like its name, visionary and a bit weird. BMW celebrated their 100th birthday with a proper stunner, the Next 100 is incredible. Every bit as innovative as it is bonkers. quite catchy, innit?
Hello and well, welcome to the future! Don’t go in too soon, don’t take out too soon. Timing is key. It’s a basic rule and it applies to most things in life. Fishing, hunting, gambling. It certainly applies to the stock market. After Summer 2009, the EUR/USD exchange rate was about 1,49. The British Pound Sterling, … More Flabbergasted Drive: BMW i8. → Timing Is Key
I’m in Munich, Monaco, München. Bavaria, Bayern, Baviera. And it is disperse, deserted and quiet. Which is odd because today is the day of the start of the Oktoberfest, which starts in September. The streets around the centre are cobbled, pebbled and full of dead and brown and crisp leaves. Traffic is fluid outbound, nearly absent … More Munich.
This story began, as these stories often do, with a promising promenade by the sea, a cold and grey and drab and inland destination a few hundred miles away, a stoic and relentless sunshine and the keys to a brand new, fully fuelled MINI. Except the fuel won’t last. It is. Here we are. Yet … More MINI F56 Cooper S