Tag Archives: BMW

BMW 7 Series claims EuroCarBody Award 2015

Car experts from all over the world are in agreement: the Carbon Core for the body structure of the new BMW 7 Series is currently the ultimate benchmark. At the 17th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference, the construction created using an innovative composite consisting of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), aluminium and steel received the EuroCarBody Award 2015. The body of […]

Record sales for BMW

Following on from the best ever first three quarters in the company’s sales history, October was another record month for BMW Group deliveries. Sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles totalled 191,651 for the month, an increase of 4.0% compared with the same period last year. In the first ten months of the year, total sales of BMW Group […]

Sytner Tamworth ready bodyshop

Sytner BMW and MINI will open the doors to its new dual-branded Stage One bodyshop in Tamworth next month (November 2015), complete with a pristine, state-of-the-art workshop designed and equipped by Spraybooth Technology Limited (STL). Central to the bodyshop are three latest-generation spraybooths designed, manufactured and installed by STL to fulfil Sytner Tamworth’s specific work requirements, namely the efficient, high-quality […]

BMW engine plant revs up production

A large investment programme to develop the BMW Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham is complete. The production of new three and four-cylinder engines is already being ramped up on brand-new production lines, and over one million components will be machined at the plant for the first time this year as supply extends to other plants in the Group. The […]

More VM’s involved in DieselGate?

Four major vehicle manufacturers have been drawn into the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal after Government-funded research revealed that their engines are emitting toxic fumes at up to seven times the legal limit. The Institute for Transport Studies at Leeds University tested hundreds of new diesel cars on UK roads and found that popular brands including BMW, Ford, Mazda and Mercedes, as […]

BMW launches upgraded shortfall cover

Working with Allianz Global Assistance in the UK, BMW Group has launched a new Shortfall Insurance product for BMW, MINI, BMW Motorrad Retailers and Alphera Partners. The new product helps customers to protect themselves should their car be written off, up to 100% of the invoice price, with no need to select the traditional £10,000 or £20,000 worth of cover. […]

The age of enlightenment

As car technology continues to evolve at an astounding rate, one of the things manufacturers are focusing on, in regards to car safety, is the design and development of lighting. As car lighting is set to get increasingly more sophisticated, bodyshop magazine looks at what effect this will have on the repair industry. One manufacturer leading the way in car […]

BMW world first with new hydrogen station

The BMW Group has installed the first hydrogen station worldwide with two types of refuelling technology. The latest move by the BMW Group and TOTAL will take forward the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. It is now possible to drive by fuel cell-powered car all the way from southern Germany to Lake Garda in Italy. The opening of the […]

BMW introduces dynamic brake light

Braking and being seen by traffic behind is crucial for those on motorbikes, to help with this BMW Motorrad has developed a new dynamic brake light system as a component of the Strategy ‘Safety 360’. It is an improved method of informing following vehicles when a motorcycle in front of them is braking. This additional brake light function, which is […]

BMW embark on S$1.3m electromobility research

BMW Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) launched a new electromobility research programme, involving the all-electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrid sports car BMW i8 that runs on electricity and petrol. This new research programme will be conducted at the Future Mobility Research Lab located on the NTU campus, which is the BMW Group’s first joint lab in Southeast […]

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