BMW's partnership with the Olympics has been pretty well-documented in this space, but there just seems to be no shortage of ways for this particular team to pay dividends for everyone involved. We here at the Center BMW blog have already talked about how the torch was tested in our Munich wind tunnel, but now ESPN has done a great feature on how BMW technology is being used to help U.S. Olympic high-jumpers…
If there's one thing Center BMW customers like doing it's not spending all of their money on gasoline. They also probably enjoy spending time with their families and going to the movies and occasionally eating at the best pizza place in town, but few things would improve the quality of life for most of us quicker than a quick slash of those awful, exorbitant gas prices.
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London are almost upon us, which means we're just about ready to start following the torch on its trek through Europe en route to the opening ceremonies. That torch travels on a tight schedule, which means even awful weather can't be allowed to stand in the way of this Olympic symbol making its way to that opening night of these games.
Auto dealers are, by nature, pretty good at pumping up our own brands of vehicle. After all, our entire business depends entirely on convincing the general public that there is no vehicle in the world better than a BMW. Los Angeles consumers have hundreds of different models to choose from, but we want to try to convince them that ours would be the wisest choice.
Of course, the difference between a BMW and every other…
The BMW i Series concepts, which debuted back in 2011, made a ton of
headlines not only because the cars looked totally futuristic and
awesome, but also because these i cars are going to completely
revolutionize the BMW brand moving forward. Both of them use electric
components to stretch out fuel efficiency to ridiculous numbers, and the
fact that they both look cool only makes them even more memorable.
If the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are anywhere near as exciting as the 2008 Summer Olympics were, then we're in for quite a treat in just a few short months. Of course, the organizers of the games are in for quite a treat long before that, as BMW has put together some special edition 1 and 3 Series vehicles specifically for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). Before…
Just about every automaker in the world is working on an all-electric vehicle right now. We here at Center BMW, for example, should get our first batch of ActiveE models in just a little over a year, and admittedly those will be the first production electric cars that we'll have ever sold.
But let's not pretend like the idea of an electric car is something brand new. It's not. Gasoline-run cars have…
Hybrid technology has done a lot for the automotive world over the
course of the last ten years, but not always in the ways you're probably
expecting. Yes, there are vehicles out there that have used hybrid
systems to create ultra efficient vehicles that use way less gas than
their predecessors. However, another way cars have used the technology
is to keep the MPG's where they've always been, but the hybrid tech
allows for more power and better performance without having to jack up
There isn't an automaker in the world right now that isn't doing every single thing they can to make their vehicles as green as possible. Engineers are helping consumers lower their carbon footprints with hybrid vehicles, all-electric vehicles, and even all-gas vehicles that simple take and consume fuel more conservatively. Every year, billions of dollars go into research for how to better these technologies, as well as alternative fuels and fuel cells and?
One of the really great things that has found its way into the everyday world of automobiles is "The Infotainment System," which many automakers now offer. For those of you that have been asleep for the last two years and have heard nothing about them, systems like BMW's ConnectedDrive run voice-activated versions of specialty apps through smartphones, allowing users to tap into music, navigation, and reference information they never would've had access to?