Did you get a Mini this Christmas?

Posted January 6, 2010 by programainc
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Happy New Year!

Posted January 4, 2010 by programainc
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We at ProgRama hope you had a wonderful and stress free holiday. We wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year.

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2011 BMW 7-Series to Have V6

Posted December 17, 2009 by programainc
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Traditionally the BMW 7-Series has boasted either a V8 or V12 engine. Not any longer. For model year 2011 the 740 and 740iL will have a six cylinder bi-turbo setup. “Virtual Displacement” is what BMW calls the dropping of 2 cylinders and replacing them with two turbochargers.  Engine output will be 315HP at 5800 RPM.

[Via BMW Blog]

BMW 1 Series ActiveE Concept

Posted December 17, 2009 by programainc
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BMW is planning on field testing the 1 Series ActiveE Concept at a fleet scale, larger than the current Mini E field test. The 1 Series ActiveE Concept has a 170HP synchronous motor powered soloey by batteries. Charging in 4.5 hours using 220 volts, the car a rang of 100 miles.

From the official press release:

“With its extended range of functions, including four seats, an intelligent arrangement of the ActiveE technology and dynamic qualities provided not least by the rear-wheel drive which is so characteristic of BMW, the concept vehicle reflects a new approach while remaining loyal to BMW brand values. The components of the electric drive system have been designed bearing in mind the requirements of a future Megacity Vehicle so as to advance the development of a production vehicle. The BMW Concept ActiveE moves a little closer towards the future of an individual mobility which will combine driving pleasure with CO2-free travel.”

[Via Jalopnik]

BMW and Mercedes Benz to Cooperate

Posted December 15, 2009 by programainc
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A report has emerged detailing a U.S. vehicle preparation  agreement between BMW and Mercedes Benz. Starting March 1st, 2010 both companies will process, inspect and repair cars shipped to the Port of Baltimore.

CEO of Mercedes Benz Ernst Lieb, ” said Mercedes-Benz has both the manpower and the space to service BMW vehicles. He said “there are other opportunities” for cooperation between the two German competitors. Lieb said the two companies are evaluating whether to use a joint shipping company to handle their brands once the cars are processed in Baltimore.”

[via BMW Blog]

Brabus GLK V12 Reaches 200 MPH

Posted December 14, 2009 by programainc
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Claimed to be the fastest SUV in the world, the Brabus GLK v12 was introduced at the Dubai International Auto Show on December 11th. It has a 750 hp bi-turbo V12 engine capable of reaching 322.3 kmh (200.3 mph). Best part about it? It’s street legal. This flavor of GLK starts at 397,000 Euro MSRP.

[Photos via Motor Trend]

Goodbye to the McLaren SLR

Posted December 3, 2009 by programainc
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Mercedes Benz will end the line of McLaren SLR with a final 2000 Stirling Moss units.

From the official press Merceds Benz press release:

“The last examples of the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss are currently being built, bringing the active era of the SLR super sports car from Mercedes-Benz and McLaren to an end”

[Via Jalopnik]


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