BMW

Author: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch,Hartmut Lehbrink,Jochen von Osterroth

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 9783833152917

Category: Transportation

Page: 383

View: 3502

This book tells the legendary history of the Bavarian automobile firm.
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Driven

Inside BMW, the Most Admired Car Company in the World

Author: David Kiley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471269205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 8860

An exclusive look at one of the world's most successful andcontroversial companies, and the mysterious family behind it. BMW is arguably the most admired carmaker in the world. It'sfinancial performance is the envy of its competitors, and BMWproducts inspire near-fanatical loyalty. While many carmakersstruggle with falling sales, profits and market share, demand forBMWs continues to grow, frequently outpacing production. Now, DavidKiley-Detroit Bureau Chief at USA Today and author of Getting theBugs Out, which covered Volkswagen's demise and rebirth, goesinside the fabled German automaker to see how it does what it doesso well. With unprecedented access to BMW executives, Kiley goesbehind the walls of BMW's famed "Four Cylinders" headquarters inMunich at a time when the company is in its most aggressive, andsome say riskiest, expansion in its history and when some of thecompany's new products, like the 7 Series sedan and Z4 roadster,are for the first time drawing as many barbs from critics asbouquets. Kiley covers intimate details of the boardroom dramasurrounding the company's nearly disastrous acquisition andsubsequent sale of the British Rover Group and its expansion intoselling MINI and Rolls Royce cars. Besides being a world-classcarmaker, BMW is also considered one of the smartest consumermarketing companies and Kiley explores the extraordinary value andmanagement of the BMW brand mystique. He also takes a revealinglook at the mysterious and ultra-private Quandt family of BadHomburg Germany, which owns a controlling stake in BMW: Johanna andSusanne Quandt, two of the wealthiest women in Europe and StefanQuandt, one of the wealthiest bachelors on the continent. David Kiley (Ann Arbor, MI) is the Detroit Bureau Chief at USAToday who has covered the auto industry for 17 years. He has beenfeatured on Nightline, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR and the Today show. Heis also the author of Getting the Bugs Out: The Rise, Fall, andComeback of Volkswagen in America (0-471-26304-4), also availablefrom Wiley.
Posted in Business & Economics

BMW M5

The Complete Story

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1785000462

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 8243

BMW's M5 was a simple concept: a production 5 Series saloon re-developed for high performance by the Motorsport division. The M5 was the car that really initiated the legend of the M-cars from BMW; the letter M had been applied to a high-performance BMW as early as 1978, but that year's M1 was an exotic supercar. It had the right image, but the M1 was never going to bring in major profits. The M5 was much simpler in concept. It was and remains a production 5 Series saloon, redeveloped for ultra-high performance. Manufacturing costs were minimized, allowing BMW to price the car more attractively and still bring in healthy profits. This new book charts the development of the M5 across five generations. For all fans of the BMW M5, this book provides essential background, and is packed with the facts and details that make the M5 legend come alive. The M5 is still in production and remains the benchmark high-performance saloon wherever it is sold. This is essential background reading for all BMW M5 fans and motoring enthusiasts and is superbly illustrated with 211 colour photographs.
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The BMW Century

The Ultimate Performance Machines

Author: Tony Lewin,Tom Purves

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350175

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 6634

Relive the first one hundred years of Germany's best two- and four-wheeled rides. Established in 1916, BMW is one of the auto and motorcycle industry's oldest and most-respected car and motorcycle manufacturers. Over the past century, the company went through myriad developments. The BMW Century chronicles this remarkable transportation company through images of the cars and motorcycles it manufactured, from the 1923 R32 motorcycle to sleek electric cars of today. This handsome volume is filled with images, history, and in-depth looks at the incredible machines BMW created year after year. The BMW Century showcases how the company's new visionary team systematically rebuilt BMW in the post-World War II years into the spectacular success we know today - that is, a company with sales projected to be upwards of two million cars annually by 2016, led by its 3-series, the best-selling luxury-performance car in the world. BMW's motorcycle division is no less legendary. It began with the 1923 avant-garde R32, which featured a 180-degree, horizontally opposed twin, the engine configuration that would become BMW's hallmark. Along the way, BMW would use that configuration to power groundbreaking machines like the R90S, R100RS, and R80GS. Beginning in 1983, they would add three- and four-cylinder machines to their offerings, culminating in today's spectacular S1000RR sport bike. From the pre-war motorcycles to the iconic R-series twins of the 1970s and 80s to the mighty M-series cars and superbikes of today, The BMW Century offers a full review of German engineering at its finest. The book is illustrated with hundreds of historic, contemporary, and racing photographs - many sourced from BMW's archives - and detailed text relating the BMW's full history. This is the one volume no BMW aficionado can be without.
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BMW Enthusiast's Companion

Owner Insights on Driving, Performance and Service

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837603216

Category: Transportation

Page: 328

View: 9575

For more than 25 years, informed BMW owners have relied upon the Roundel, the magazine of the BMW Car Club of America, to make their "Ultimate Driving Machines" more ultimate. Now a selection of articles on driving, performance, service & tech tips have been collected in a single book. No matter what BMW you drive or desire, this book will serve as a valuable maintenance guide, performance handbook & technical reference source, to help you understand & care for your BMW. BMW owners & BMW CCA members provide specific information for your BMW: * Valuable insights & technical information ranging from basic service tips to advanced driving theory * Inside secrets on maintaining & preserving your BMW, from properly washing & waxing your car, to how to reset the service indicator lights * Driving techniques ranging from basic car control to choosing apexes on the track * Discover whether your car oversteers or understeers, & how weight transfer affects traction & vehicle performance * Learn the difference between torque & horsepower, & how to select the right tires for your BMW * Find out which performance modifications work, which ones don't & why
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BMW, a History

Author: Halwart Schrader,Quarterly Auto

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: 9780525125228

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 4488

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The Ultimate History of BMW

Author: Andrew Noakes,Parragon Book Service Limited

Publisher: Parragon Pubishing India

ISBN: 9781407549781

Category: BMW automobiles

Page: 208

View: 5914

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Mini Story

Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752485288

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 3219

A unique look at the development of the Mini—the tiny car that was voted the second most influential car of the century The latest in the highly illustrative Story series offers the fun and fascinating complete story of the Mini, from its 1950s origins to its enduring appeal. This light-hearted romp through the world of Minis explores the history and development of the car, as well as offering juicy snippets and fascinating quotes, perfect for anyone who loves this iconic vehicle.
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BMW Z3 and Z4

The Complete Story

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785002775

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

View: 3763

BMW, that most performance-oriented of car companies, had no affordable sports roadster in its line-up before 1995. Stung into action by Mazda's revival of the classic two-seater roadster, the Germany company quickly staked its claim with the Z3, a classic long-nose, short-tail design that used existing BMW mechanical hardware to good effect. This new book tells the story of BMW's Z3 and Z4 two-seater roadsters and coupes, which since 1995 have been at the forefront of the affordable sports car market. The history of the Z3 and both generations of Z4 are covered as well as full specifications of all models; the formidable M Power derivatives and a guide to buying and owning. The book is profusely illustrated with over 200 colour photographs and diagrams. Contents include: Historical background to BMW's arrival in the two-seater sports car market; Complete history of the Z3 and both generations of Z4; Full specifications of all models; The formidable M Power derivatives; Guide to buying and owning.
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London Master Atlas

Author: Geographers' A-Z Map Company

Publisher: Geographers' A-Z Map Company Limited

ISBN: 9781843487586

Category: London (England)

Page: 424

View: 3902

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BMW - 100 Meisterwerke

Deutsche Coverausgabe

Author: Andreas Braun

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783777425245

Category:

Page: 240

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BMW Art Cars

Author: Thomas Girst

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 9783775733458

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 8548

Twelve years after the first Benz patent motorcar Number 1 made its first journey in July 1886, a car raced across the image in Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's lithograph, 'The Automobilist'. 'La 628-E8', a novel named after the license plate number of its author, Octave Mirbeau, was published in the early twentieth century. In his Futurist manifesto, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti rated the beauty of a racecar's revving engine and speed higher than the aesthetics of the Nike of Samothrace. Ever since its invention, artists have been examining the automobile, and the BMW Art Cars have played a central role here. Alexander Calder's BMW 3.0 CSL from 1975 was the first in a series brought to life by Hervé Poulain, lover of auto racing and works of art, in collaboration with BMW's head of motorsports, Jochen Neerpasch. Seventeen artists have since designed BMW models, and the "rolling sculptures" have not only proved themselves in museums, but also on the race track at Le Mans.
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BMW E30 - 3 Series Restoration Guide

Author: Andrew Everett

Publisher: Brooklands Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1855209608

Category: Transportation

Page: 198

View: 621

A practical restoration manual written by journalist and E30 enthusiast Andrew Everett. Covers E30 models: 316, 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325e, 324d and 324td, 318iS, M3 & Alpina in saloon, convertible & touring forms. Professional advice also is given on buying a good used model E30 for restoration.
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Foodimentary

Celebrating 365 Food Holidays with Classic Recipes

Author: John-Bryan Hopkins

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 1577151534

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 4142

Tired of the sporadic and outdated food holidays that were quietly celebrated each year—most of which were created by food companies to market their products—blogger John-Bryan Hopkins decided to revamp food celebrations and spice them up with his own favorite foods. Creating a food holiday for every day of the year, Hopkins launched Foodimentary.com, which became an immediate overnight success with Google adopting his bespoke calendar. With thousands of fans across multiple platforms, Foodimentary.com is the number-one go-to resource cited by numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites to definitively know which food is being celebrated and when. Mixing Hopkins’ online success with fun food facts, forgotten histories, and classic recipes, while folding in scrumptious illustrations and rare photographs, Foodimentary is a festive jubilee of America’s culinary roots and inventions, from today’s more recent novelties, such as Ranch Dressing Day (celebrated on March 10), to popular dishes of yesteryear such as National Thermidor Day (celebrated on January 24). Whether enjoyed à la carte or consumed in one sitting, get ready to be swept into a twelve-month course created exclusively by Foodimentary.com!
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International Scout Encyclopedia

The Complete Guide to the Legendary 4x4

Author: Jim Allen,John Glancy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937747510

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

View: 9145

This is the only Scout book you'll ever need. Veteran journalist and four-wheel drive historian Jim Allen and recognized collector and Scout expert John Glancy built the most in-depth book about Scout trucks on the market. The book includes details about all your favorite Scout models from the very first to the last one to leave the factory and some the public never saw. With never-before-seen images and new details about the Scout that will surprise even the most dedicated enthusiast, the Scout Encylopedia is a must-have for any fan of vintage four-wheel drive rigs or International Harvester.
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The Magna Carta Manifesto

Liberties and Commons for All

Author: Peter Linebaugh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520260007

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 6487

History.
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Life to Those Shadows

Author: Noël Burch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520071445

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

View: 7545

No�l Burch's singularly perceptive view of film and its origins will interest all who care about film theory and history. Life to Those Shadows presents a critique of "classical" approaches to film: the assumptions that what we call the language of film was a natural, organic development, and that it lay latent from the outset in the basic technology of the camera, waiting for the prescient pioneers to bring it into being. The view that film language was a universal, neutral medium, innocent of any social or historical meaning in itself, is also challenged here. Burch's major thesis is that, on the contrary, film language has a social and economic history, that it evolved in the way it did because of when and where it was constructed--in the capitalist and imperialist West between 1892 and 1929. From this perspective, the book examines the emergence of what it defines as cinema's Institutional Mode of Representation and the sociohistorical circumstances in which it took place. Central to the Institutional Mode are the principles of visualization--camera placement and movement, lighting, editing, mise-en-sc�ne--that filmmakers and audiences came to internalize over the first three decades. Special emphasis is laid on the all-important change that occurred in the placing of the spectator, from a position of exteriority to the film image--implicit in both film-form and viewing conditions during the primitive era (pre-1909)--to the imaginary centering of the spectator-subject--completed only with the generalization of lip-synch sound after 1929. Burch contends that this imaginary centering of a sensorially isolated spectator is the keystone of the cinematic illusion of reality, still achieved today by the same means as it was sixty years ago.
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Universal Design Handbook, 2E

Author: Wolfgang Preiser,Korydon H. Smith

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007162922X

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 8056

The Latest Advances in Universal Design Thoroughly updated and packed with examples of global standards and design solutions, Universal Design Handbook, Second Edition, covers the full scope of universal design, discussing how to develop media, products, buildings, and infrastructure for the widest range of human needs, preferences, and functioning. This pioneering work brings together a rich variety of expertise from around the world to discuss the extraordinary growth and changes in the universal design movement. The book provides an overview of universal design premises and perspectives, and performance-based design criteria and guidelines. Public and private spaces, products, and technologies are covered, and current and emerging research and teaching are explored. This unique resource includes analyses of historical and contemporary universal design issues from seven different countries, as well as a look at future trends. Students, advocates, policy makers, and design practitioners will get a theoretical grounding in and practical reference on the physical and social roles of design from this definitive volume. UNIVERSAL DESIGN HANDBOOK, SECOND EDITION, COVERS: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities U.S. accessibility codes and standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Life safety standards and guidelines Universal design implementations in Norway, Japan, France, Germany, Brazil, Italy and the Old City of Jerusalem Planning ADA implementation in public educational institutions Urban scale and mass transportation universal design Designing inclusive experiences, including outdoor play settings Office and workspace design Universal design in home building and remodeling Products and technologies, including autos, web access, media, and digital content Universal design research initiatives, education, and performance assessments
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Bauhaus

Author: Jeannine Fiedler

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 9783848002764

Category: Architecture

Page: 639

View: 4465

80 years after its inception, the Bauhaus style still emanates vitality. As a school thats combined applied art with both the fine arts and technology, the Bauhaus movement has outlasted all other trends in architecture and design. This volume provides insight into the historical, cultural, philosophical, political and pedagogical background of the 1930s, when the Bauhaus was founded. It portrays the famous Bauhaus directors and teachers and describes their signature pedagogical methods. Finally, the authors take readers inside individual workshops, where they can discover the unique wealth of forms and ideas that remain the hallmark of Bauhaus products.Through its contributions to current discourse on the Bauhaus as a "fixed star of the avant-garde," its wealth of pictorial material (some of which has never before been published), as well as the rich variety of topics it addresses, this book offers a comprehensive look at one of the most significant institutions in the history of modern art and culture.
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The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594200823

Category: Cooking

Page: 450

View: 9536

An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. 125,000 first printing.
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