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BMW to Offer ReachNow Car-Sharing Service in Brooklyn

BMW to Offer ReachNow Car-Sharing Service in Brooklyn

Hipsters, rejoice! BMW announced it is bringing its ReachNow car-sharing service to Brooklyn, New York. The borough, which would be the country’s fourth largest city, will be the company’s third North American location.
The ReachNow fleet typically includes the BMW 3 Series, BMW i3, Mini Clubman, and Mini hardtop. The company’s goal is to “provide drivers with an experience that is as convenient as owning a car” without having to actually …

Review: BMW Performance Center West Driving School – Two-Day Car Control Clinic

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A series of signs greeting students at BMW’s Performance Center Driving School in Spartanburg, S.C. carries an important reminder: “Don’t forget to breathe.”
BMW, which has offered driver training in Germany since 1977 and in the United States since 1999, now has a permanent facility in Southern California. The BMW Performance Center West, located in the aptly named town of Thermal, offers the same complement of courses including one- and two-day …

Photo Essay: BMW’s New Performance Center West Driving School

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It is said that a picture is worth 1,000 words and there was much I wanted to tell about the new BMW Performance Center West Driving School in Thermal, California.
The new facility opened a little over a year ago and offers the same programs as its counterpart in Spartanburg, South Carolina, including the two-day Car Control Clinic in which I had enrolled.
Click continue for a look at the amazing experience at the …

Lobby Bar – October 28: Bird-Assisted Air Travel, Pillows are Not for Sleeping, and Artificial Intelligence Gets Smug

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Lobby Bar – An Allegorical Assortment of FBT News and Views
Air Purgatory. It’s time to find out if you’ll be accepted into our spring honors course by taking our fall travel pop quiz. If you don’t get at least three questions right, you’ll be sent to traveler’s purgatory: an Air Koryo flight with unlimited fuel that never seems to receive clearance for landing.
A tale of two strokes. Jonathan Spira is …

Review: ‘The Escape’ at BMW Films

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As part of its introduction of the new BMW 5 Series, the Bavarian automaker had its newest sedan vanquish a Volvo truck, destroy a Bell 206 helicopter, and rescue a young girl – all in under ten minutes.
“The Escape” resurrects the BMW film series “The Hire,” a series of eight short (on average ten-minute) films that debuted 15 years ago. After the first eight, the series was discontinued due to …

BMW Launches ReachNow Car Sharing in Portland

BMW Launches ReachNow Car Sharing in Portland

BMW of North America announced Monday that its ReachNow car-sharing service has commenced operations in Portland, Oregon.
ReachNow’s goal is to “provide drivers with an experience that is as convenient as owning a car,” BMW said in a statement.
ReachNow’s Portland fleet includes 260 vehicles including the BMW 3 Series, Mini Clubman, and Mini hardtop. The fleet will be expanded later this year to include the BMW i3 electric vehicle and the …

BMW to Offer 2 New ChargeNow Electric Vehicle Charging Options in 25 Cities

BMW to Offer 2 New ChargeNow Electric Vehicle Charging Options in 25 Cities

BMW introduced two new public charging programs for drivers of its electric vehicles. The ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass and ChargeNow by EVgo Pay as you Go plans offer various benefits to BMW EV owners.
The ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass offers BMW i3 drivers unlimited access to 30-minute DC Fast and one-hour Level 2 charging sessions for a year for $99. Additionally, owners of BMW i3 vehicles without DC Fast …