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  • 'Electric-ish' BMW X5 is a fine ride that could save you some premium fuel

    02/23/2018 10:29:12 AM PST · by gymbeau · 14 replies
    TechnoFile ^ | Feb. 23, 2018 | Jim Bray
    'Electric-ish' BMW X5 is a fine ride that could save you some premium fuel By Jim Bray February 23, 2018 BMW's first SUV - though they refer to it as an SAV - has been given the plug-in hybrid treatment and the result is a large utility (er, Activity, in BMW-speak) vehicle that might even save you some gas money. The X5 xDrive40e is the first plug-in hybrid production model from BMW's core lineup. Starting at an estimated MSRP of $74,950 CAD, before options, it's a darn fine vehicle and equipped well even at that trim level (it's a premium...
  • LAPD spent millions on 'green' electric BMWs used for joyrides to nail salons, day lunches: report

    01/18/2018 1:43:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Two years after the LAPD touted a multimillion-dollar purchase of a fleet of eco-friendly electric BMWS, the vehicles are being used for personal trips to grab lunch and -- in one instance -- a visit to a nail salon, according to a local report. [Snip] A CBS investigative team, which reviewed mileage logs and followed the BMWs when they left LAPD garages, found that officers appeared to have a loose interpretation of those guidelines. One BMW went straight to a Yoshinoya drive-thru and returned to a police station, CBS reported. Another headed for Loyola Marymount University and picked up someone...
  • Trump’s tax gift to corporate Germany

    12/27/2017 7:52:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Handelsblatt ^ | Dec 27, 2017 | Ulf Somme
    President Donald Trump’s new tax law spells savings for BMW and other big German companies that produce and sell their products in the United States. Not so for smaller firms. And so there’s a certain irony to the fact that the tax reform bill, signed into law last week, has also given a gift to some of Germany’s larger companies, including its carmakers. The simple reason is that some of these companies already produce a large amount of their goods in the United States....
  • US tax reform promises big income boost for German carmakers

    12/23/2017 8:39:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | December 23, 2017 | AFP
    German carmakers Daimler and BMW said Friday a new sweeping US tax reform giving major breaks to corporations will add hundreds of millions of euros to their 2017 earnings. The controversial tax overhaul signed into law Friday by billionaire President Donald Trump will slash the US corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. As a result, Daimler projected its net income to grow by around 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) this year. "The reduction of the federal corporate income tax rate... results in an income tax benefit increasing the net income of the group for the year 2017...
  • EU anti-trust investigators raid BMW headquarters in Munich

    10/20/2017 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 October 2017 16:40 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    EU anti-trust regulators have raided the offices of automaker BMW in Munich, the company said, in a fresh blow to the German car industry already hit by the Dieselgate scandal. The European Commission, which refused to confirm the company targeted, said it “can confirm that as of October 16, 2017, its officials carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a car manufacturer in Germany.” The inspection was related to “concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices,” a statement said. The commission added that Daimler was cooperating...
  • Made in America* -- How the U.S. auto industry was built with foreign labor

    08/05/2017 8:27:32 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | July 31, 2017 | Emily Rand
    When Gerald Greiner walked into his first job as a safety manager for Eisenmann Corporation, a subcontractor building the paint shop at the Mercedes plant in Vance Alabama back in 2013, he was surprised to see Eastern Europeans pouring concrete, erecting steel and fitting pipe at the company's expansion project. "There was Polish and Slovenian and Croatian people there it was hard for me to believe because I just didn't understand why they would be here," Greiner told "CBSN On Assignment" correspondent Vladimir Duthiers during an interview at a neighborhood park near Greiner's home in San Jose, California. "The cars...
  • BMW Investing $600 million, 1000 new jobs. (More winning)

    06/26/2017 7:43:56 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 8 replies
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  • Germany vows legal action if Trump taxes imports

    03/17/2017 8:12:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 March 2017 10:22 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Germany could take the United States to court if Washington goes ahead with plans to tax imports, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said Friday, hours before Chancellor Angela Merkel’s first meeting with Donald Trump. “I’m betting partly on reason and partly on the courts” to prevent a damaging trade war, Zypries told Deutschlandfunk public radio. The minister’s combative stance comes ahead of Merkel’s first meeting with Trump in Washington and a gathering of G20 finance ministers in Baden-Baden, western Germany, set to be dominated by the US president’s “America First” policy. […] If a US border tax was found to breach...
  • Captains of German industry to accompany Merkel on Trump trip

    03/13/2017 7:38:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2017 | Georgina Prodhan
    Bosses of German companies including engineering group Siemens (SIEGn.DE) and carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) will travel with Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet U.S. President Donald Trump this week, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Faced with Trump's "America First" policy and threats to impose tariffs on imported goods, the captains of industry will stress how many U.S. jobs are tied to "Deutschland AG". Trains-to-turbines group Siemens employs more than 50,000 people in the United States, its single biggest market, where it makes 21 percent of its total revenue, while BMW's South Carolina plant is its largest factory anywhere in the...
  • Trump Threatens German Car Makers With 35 Percent Tax

    01/16/2017 6:46:30 PM PST · by bobk3 · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Robert Donachie
    President-elect Donald Trump threatened German car makers with a big border tax of 35 percent for cars imported into the U.S. Trump criticized German auto makers like BMW and Volkswagen for producing the majority of their vehicles in Germany, not the United States. “You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay a 35 percent tax,” Trump told German newspaper Bild. If the German firms decide to build factories in Mexico and plan to sell cars to the U.S., “without a 35 percent tax, you can forget that,” Trump...
  • This Badass Kurd Plunged His Bulletproof BMW Into ISIS Snipers to Save 70 Lives

    11/04/2016 3:38:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 4, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim and Peshmerga fighter Ako Rahman (Photo courtesy of Gov. Karim's office) After the ground offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS was launched in mid-October, Islamic State terrorists attacked Kirkuk, Iraq.Nearly 90 civilians and Peshmerga were killed by ISIS in the surprise counterattack Oct. 21, which included suicide bombers and gunmen targeting police stations and a city power plant.But the death toll could have been higher if one Kurd and his armored BMW hadn't stepped in.Ako Rahman, a member of the Peshmerga’s 116th Brigade in Tuz, volunteered to plunge into the fighting to save more than 70...
  • Dash cam shows driver crashing into school bus while attempting to pass it

    10/14/2016 6:20:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WISH TV 8 ^ | 14 OCTOBER 2016 | WTEN
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) — A dash cam video shows a BMW quickly attempting to pass a school bus, but instead crashes right into it. There were apparently three kids on the bus. There are no reported injuries, but they were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
  • Florida Man Tries To Buy $60,000 BMW SUV With Food Stamps

    03/20/2016 5:17:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 20, 2016
    The farcical American welfare-state has a new posterchild. Meet Florida-resident Nicholas Jackson, who tried to purchase a brand new $60,000 BMW X-6 SUV with his Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card ... That's not what Food Stamps are for!! But, as New York Daily News' Sasha Goldstein explains, after failing to use his us-taxpayer-funded credit card to buy the high-end German luxury car, he decided to steal it...but was caught when he ran out of gas (according to police). Nicholas Jackson, 36, showed up to a Pompano Beach dealership with little in the way of currency and was sent away, the...
  • BMW investigates solar-harvesting material for windshield de-icing

    01/11/2016 5:49:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    edie.net ^ | 01/11/2016
    The carmaker is sponsoring researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who have developed a new material [ in the form of a translucent polymer film - which absorbs solar energy which can be stored for days at a time before being released. Produced by MIT professor Jeffrey Grossman, postdoc David Zhitomirsky, and graduate student Eugene Cho, the stored energy can be released by changing the chemical state, likely via a small jolt of electricity. The report - published in the Journal of Advanced Energy Materials - states: "Photon energy is stored within the chemical conformations of molecules and...
  • The future of the automobile is being reshaped in California

    11/19/2015 6:51:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/19/2015 | Jerry Hirsch
    Within walking distance of Tesla Motors' Palo Alto headquarters and across the street from Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor Co. has set up a new Silicon Valley outpost. With a team of 100 reporting to a former Apple engineer, the Detroit giant is researching how humans experience machines, running autonomous-vehicle driving simulations and testing software that examines how bicycles and cars interact. "For 100 years, automobiles have been a mechanical engineering industry," said the center's director, Dragos Maciuca, who on his morning commute drives past a nearby research center of German automotive electronics and parts supplier Bosch. "Now, there is the shift...
  • Report: BMW X3 Diesel Also Emits More Than Legal Limit [Update]

    09/25/2015 6:47:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.roadandtrack.com ^ | Sep 24, 2015 @ 9:39 AM | By Robert Sorokanich
    In the wake of the VW diesel scandal, German magazine Autobild found the Euro-market BMW X3 xDrive 20d also exceeds emissions limits by a significant amount. Volkswagen's unfolding diesel emissions crisis may prove to involve other automakers as well: German magazine Autobild reports that ​a German-market, diesel-powered BMW X3 xDrive 20d put out 11 times the legal limit of pollution in a test commissioned by the magazine. (Update below) Automotive News, which translated the Autobild report, explains that the BMW was tested by the International Council on Clean Transportation, the same group whose findings led U.S. regulators to investigate Volkswagen's...
  • LI woman claims cops couldn’t believe she owned BMW — so they threw her in psych ward

    09/15/2015 11:30:56 AM PDT · by Theoria · 52 replies
    PIX11 ^ | 10 Sept 2015 | Nicole Johnson
    A Long Island woman’s insistence that she owns a BMW landed her in a psych ward at Harlem Hospital. The doctors believed she was delusional and suffering from bipolar disorder — but she was actually telling the truth, a lawsuit claims. Kam Brock’s frightening eight-day “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” ordeal at the mental facility included forced injections of powerful sedatives and demands she down doses of lithium, according to medical records obtained by PIX11 from her attorney. Brock said it all started at a traffic light in Harlem after she was pulled over by an officer for allegedly...
  • Comparison: 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ vs. 2014 BMW i8

    09/14/2014 11:17:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Motor Trend ^ | The October 2014 Issue | Frank Markus | Photos By Julia LaPalme
    Where is the automobile headed in our gradually warming world? Fully electric like the Chevy Spark, Nissan Leaf, or Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive? Plug-in hybrid like the Chevy Volt, Ford Energi models, or Porsche 918? Flying cars like the Terrafugia Transition? Something else entirely? One thing's for sure: Wherever it's headed, folks buying at the pointy end of the price pyramid will get there first and help field-test the tech for the rest of us. If you have both the means and the inclination to live your automotive life on the green-tech bleeding edge -- or if you need...
  • Teacher arrested in Hesperia for alleged sex acts with teen in BMW

    07/24/2014 1:49:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | Caitlin Owens
    A substitute teacher was arrested for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a 16-year-old girl in a BMW in Hesperia early Sunday, officials said. The pair were discovered by a deputy checking on the black BMW, which authorities said appeared to be suspicious, parked near the intersection of Ivy Avenue and Alder Street. The teacher, 40-year-old Rakshannah Ranney, was engaged in some kind of sexual activity with the girl in the car, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
  • BMW's $1 billion plant surfs Mexican investment wave

    07/03/2014 12:59:02 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/03/2014 | Alexandra Alper
    (Reuters) - Luxury car maker BMW (BMWG.DE) revealed a $1 billion Mexican plant investment on Thursday, becoming the latest in a line of major automakers to take advantage of the country's growing industrial base and tariff-free access to the U.S. market. BMW outlined plans to build a factory near San Luis Potosi, central Mexico, in a move that will reduce the German company's dependence on higher-cost plants at home. The plant will begin assembling unspecified models in 2019 with an initial workforce of 1,500 and annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles, the company said. "Mexico is an ideal location for...