Official: BMW Plans Front-Wheel-Drive Platform

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Official: BMW Plans Front-Wheel-Drive Platform
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Say it ain’t so, Bavaria! The Motoren Werke is finally abandoning their RWD-only stance, and will introduce a FWD compact BMW by 2015. BMW has famously prided itself on its rearward motivation, but in an effort to give consumers “greater choice,” they are experimenting with all sorts of vehicles and propulsion systems: electric cars, hybrids,… Continue Reading...

BMW North America CEO Backpedals On Electric Car Remarks

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BMW North America CEO Backpedals On Electric Car Remarks
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BMW North America CEO Jim O’Donnell apparently made some “disparaging” remarks about electric vehicles, including his dislike for EV tax credits, and his belief that the battery range currently available makes them an unrealistic proposition for “at least 90 percent” of the population. O’Donnell subsequently apologized for his remarks, and re-affirmed his commitment to BMW’s… Continue Reading...

Report: Next 6 Series “Best-Looking BMW in Years” Says U.S. Boss

Report: Next 6 Series “Best-Looking BMW in Years” Says U.S. Boss
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Jim O’Donnell, the man in charge of BMW North America has said that the next iteration of the company’s 6 Series will be the “best-looking BMW in years.” O’Donnell made the comments to Automobile magazine prior to the Frankfurt Motor Show. Calling it, “really stunning,” O’Donnell said that both the coupe and convertible models will… Continue Reading...