BMW vs. Mercedes

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Author: Colin Crum

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477790128

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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While both BMW and Mercedes are known for their fast and beautiful cars, each company has its own style. Highlighting the similarities and subtle differences between the two companies and presenting the stats and data in handy charts, this book will entertain reluctant readers while encouraging critical thinking through comparison.

Autopia

Cars and Culture

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Author: Peter Wollen,Joe Kerr

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891327

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The reach of the car today is almost universal, and its effect on landscapes, cityscapes, cultures – indeed, on the very fabric of the modern world – is profound. Cars have brought benefits to individuals in terms of mobility and expanded horizons, but the cost has been very high in terms of damage to the environment and the consumption of precious resources. Despite the growing belief that a Faustian price is now being paid for the freedom cars have bestowed on us, we are none the less manufacturing them in ever greater numbers. Autopia is the first book to explore the culture of the motor car in the widest possible sense. Featuring newly commissioned essays by writers, critics, historians, artists and film-makers, as well as reprinting key texts, it examines the effect of the car throughout the world, including the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Japan, China, Cuba, India and South Africa. In this book the car is treated neither as a technological fetish object nor as an instrument of danger. Instead, it is examined as a hugely important determinant of 20th-century culture, neither wholly good nor an unmitigated disaster, and certainly endlessly fascinating. Contributors include Michael Bracewell, Ziauddin Sardar, Al Rees, Martin Pawley, Donald Richie and Peter Hamilton. Key texts by Marshall Berman, Jane Jacobs, Roland Barthes, Marc Aug� and others.

Driven

Inside BMW, the Most Admired Car Company in the World

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Author: David Kiley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471663840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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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.

Porsche Racing Cars

1976 to 2005

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Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788459

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Road & motor vehicles: general interest.

BMW GS

The Essential Buyer's Guide

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Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841352

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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BMW's GS series is one of the world's milestone motorcycles and has been in production for over 25 years. It pioneered the 'adventure sport' category and in many ways, it's the Range Rover of motorcycling.

Original BMW M-Series

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Author: James Taylor,Nick Dimbleby

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760308981

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Guaranteed to come to the rescue of owners attempting to determine which parts, accessories, and colors will restore their M-Series BMW to factory-original condition, this new title in the Bay View Original Series begins with the introduction of the M1 supercar in 1979 and continues through two generations each of the M3 and M5, as well as the production of the 1996 M635csi. Color photography offers detail shots and full views taken in Germany, Great Britain, the U.S., and South Africa (the nation in which the M5 was built). Special attention is given to the differences between model years.

BMW, 1975-2001

Model by Model

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Author: Laurence Meredith

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Takes readers on an entertaining tour of BMW's model range in this heady period.

The Art Gallery

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Issues for include Art gallery scene, which is also published separately.