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Musings on the Past

When Hartge created a BMW-engined Mercedes

Did you know that famed BMW tuner Hartge is no more? Don’t worry if you didn’t, not many are aware. In fact, the only mention of its demise to be found on the omniscient internet is a short uncited entry in its Wikipedia page, a Facebook announcement from a Chinese importer of Hartge parts, and […]

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Goodbye BMW i8 – the trailblazer that didn’t move with the times

It doesn’t bode well for a top drawer performance car to have a lengthy press release written about its imminent demise. In a world swamped by online tribute articles to any little morsel of historical significance, it must be galling for BMW’s communications department to remind the public of the i8’s passing rather more than […]

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No, the BMW Vision M Next will probably not be the next i8

Just a few days after publishing a short conjecture on whether supercars are still relevant, in reference to BMW M Division’s insistence on not building a supercar, BMW teased an upcoming supercar concept known as the Vision M Next. Fast forward a few weeks to the present and the covers are lifted off the unexpected […]

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#10yearchallenge shows how Chris Bangle changed BMW

Another year, another internet ‘challenge’ fad, and instead of convincing the short end of the Darwinian ladder to eat new varieties of detergent concentrate we are now bombarded by people eager to show off to Facebook’s algori….errr…peers, on how ten trips around the sun had changed them with the #10yearchallenge. This being the internet, there […]

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Unlucky No.8

In a rapidly fragmenting car market that is occupied by a handful of big players who have each pledged to launch a new model at an exhausting rate of one almost every month, it won’t be surprising if there will be a few that will fall through the cracks of our collective consciousness. That said, […]