Archives for July 21st, 2013

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Subaru’s SHARC Wins Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025 Competition at L.A. Auto Show

With the automotive landscape constantly changing, law enforcement vehicles must also evolve. For this year’s L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge, designers were tasked with envisioning the Highway Patrol’s bad guy-foiling vehicle for the year 2025. Subaru Global Design’s SHARC (Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept) has been crowned the winner of ...
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Special $159,695 2013 BMW 760Li Celebrates 25 Years of Brand’s V-12 Engine

BMW is celebrating its 25th anniversary of V-12 powered 7 Series sedans with an ultra-low-volume special-edition 2013 BMW 760Li. A few months ago, we heard rumors BMW may finally consider an M-powered 7 Series, but in the meantime, BMW fans will have to be satisfied with the special-edition 7 Series, ...
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Top 10 New Car Future Classics

We’ve all seen televised classic car auctions where a one-owner piece of vintage iron fetches six-digit sums, and we’ve all wondered the same thing, “How did that guy know his car was going to be a classic one day?” Not long after, you probably looked at what’s in your driveway, ...
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Video: BMW Design. Karim Habib Portrait – BMW BLOG

BMW’s head of exterior design, Karim Habib, goes on camera to share with us his passion for design while giving us some insight into his design philosophy and inspiration. The 42-year-old Lebanon-born Canadian has been in charge of Exterior Design BMW Automobiles since March 2011. He joined the BMW Group design ...
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Video: BMW Night Vision New Features – BMW BLOG

From summer 2013, BMW Night Vision will additionally feature a specific animal recognition system that extends beyond the reach of the main-beam headlights. An infrared thermal imaging camera mounted in the BMW kidney grille is able to detect heat-emitting objects from a distance of some 100 meters, while distinguishing between humans ...
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German Carmakers Look to Wind, Gas Power Plants as Nuclear Wind-Down Accelerates

Energy independence has long been a political buzz-phrase in the United States, with each party offering its own version of what that means. But for Germany’s automakers, one of the country’s largest industrial sectors, it’s a present and urgent reality. Following the nuclear disaster in Japan following the March ...
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