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Test Drive: BMW's Reinvented 7 Series
The myriad of innovations within BMW's all-new flagship model—the 7-series—is apparent from the moment someone hands you a display key. Yes, display key. The small device features a color touch screen that can be used to answer those ubiquitous nagging...
DESIGN
Microcars at the Jesada Technik Museum
While traveling through Thailand, we discovered the Jesada Technik Museum in a small town outside of Bangkok. Home to over 500 vehicles including double-decker buses, airplanes, helicopters and scooters, the museum's most unique attraction is the...
DESIGN
Paris Photo LA 2015: Mazaccio & Drowilal
by The World's Best Ever For the third installment of Paris Photo LA (PPLA) at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, BMW—one of the photography fair’s official partners—is presenting “Wild Style,” an installation featuring a body of work...
FOOD-DRINK
Tribe Coffee + BMW Motorrad South Africa
by Chérmelle D. Edwards The connection between coffee and motorcycles is a natural fit; adrenaline rushes aside, both cultures attract deeply devoted fans that enjoy conversing about machines, nuances and destinations. The latest place in Cape Town...
DESIGN
Song of the Car: 1957 BMW 507
Thanks to Carl Fisher, Miami is a city with roots in the automotive industry. In the early 1900s, the manufacturing baron from Indiana (where he opened the first US car dealership) used his fortune to transform the swampy southern Florida town into...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 BMW M3 and M4
Now I get it. Many auto journalists I've chatted with over the years have raved about the BMW M3, several even calling it their all-time favorite sports sedan. I've always been a fan of the brand and the distinctive drive-feel of its products, but...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 BMW i8
Each year, car manufacturers across the globe release 350 or so new models. The vast majority are annual updates to models past—new iterations that are a little more powerful, a little more fuel-efficient and feature smarter tech and nav systems...
CULTURE
Highlights from the 2014 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d’Este
The oldest running Concorso d'Eleganza, Villa d’Este brings the most rare classic cars to an intimate lawn alongside the western shore of Lake Como. This year included younger favorites like the retro futuristic 1969 Abarth 2000 Scorpione and the...
DESIGN
MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept
On the eve of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy, MINI unveiled its Superleggera Vision, the first formal collaboration between the brand that loves to motor and the legendary Italian coach-building firm Touring Superleggera...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis
by Davis Adams When driving the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis through Greenville, South Carolina recently, it became very clear: the brand has landed squarely in legitimate luxury car territory, while remaining better value than its German and Japanese...
TRAVEL
Aether LA Motorcycle Ride
The inaugural AETHERmoto ride in Los Angeles—hosted by Aether Apparel—was an experiment in urban exploration. Both Aether founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West, are avid riders and have gone on numerous excursions with RawHyde Adventures into the...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2014 BMW 4 Series
by Davis Adams In light of the launch of its new 4 Series coupe, BMW invited CH to the Pacific Northwest to spend some time with what will surely be its next best-selling sports car. First things first—the name—a question that has become challenging...
DESIGN
BMW i3
Today was the international debut of the all-new BMW i3 electric car. We attended the event in NYC and spoke with the BMW Group's lead designer, Adrian van Hooydonk. The release and production of this new model opens an entirely new chapter of innovative...
CULTURE
Interview: Thomas Girst
BMW asked us to join them for part of Miami's Art and Design week, and between the fairs and the tours of private collections we had the chance to sit down with Thomas Girst, BMW Group's Head of Cultural Engagement, to hear what they've been up to...
CULTURE
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Consistent with BMW's longstanding cultural initiatives, this week launched the New York leg of BMW Guggenheim Lab, an exploration of issues regarding contemporary urban life. The six-year worldwide tour will reach nine cities to encourage international...
DESIGN
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Bike Fixtation If you've ever ended up stranded in the city with a flat tire, you'll find the new Bike Fixtation kiosks helpful. The self-service stations are open extended hours for bicyclists in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan areas...
DESIGN
Welcome Home BMW Art Cars
Honoring the 35th anniversary of the project, an exhibit at the BMW Museum in Munich brings together the complete set of 17 BMW Art Cars (with the exception of Olafur Eliasson's ice sculpture) for the first time. Seeing them in one place makes...
DESIGN
Alize and Diablo Bicycles
The joint effort of BMW's DesignworksUSA and windsurfing industry leaders NeilPryde, these two new bikes marry computer-designed aerodynamics and carbon composite materials for a set of high-performance road bikes. Designing the tube of the...
DESIGN
Interview with BMW Design Director Adrian van Hooydonk
by Tamara Warren Adrian van Hooydonk, Director of BMW Group Design, envisions a motoring future shaped by sustainability and performance. Just completing his first year on the job as the head of BMW design (replacing Chris Bangle), van Hooydonk...
TECH
BMW Performance Driving School
A few weeks ago I had the privilege to attend the BMW Performance Driving School in South Carolina. Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Greenville and Spartanburg, the institution teaches both drivers and riders everything from...
TECH
Test Drive: BMW R1200 GS
While CH counts BMW among its top brands, I personally never truly experienced what they mean by "the ultimate driving machine" until they lent us the latest model of their BMW R 1200 GS to test drive for a couple weeks. As a rider who...
CULTURE
BMW Kinetic Sculpture
One particularly stunning highlight from the 125 exhibits packed into the newly-renovated BMW Welt in Munich is a mechatronic installation by ART+COM, the Berlin-based interactive media company. The project uses 714 metal balls that are individually...
TECH
BMW M1
In celebration of the M1's 30th anniversary, BMW quietly introduced a new model at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este last weekend. An aggressive, low-profile sports car, aspects of the design hark back to the original M1. The wide...
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