BMW Group sources sustainable cobalt worth around 100 million euros from Morocco

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The BMW Group is driving the expansion of electromobility and sourcing the cobalt it needs as a key raw material for battery cells directly. Recently the BMW Group signed a supply contract with Moroccan mining company Managem Group. “The contract has a volume of around 100 million euros,” said Andreas Wendt, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Purchasing and Supplier Network. With this order the BMW Group will cover about a fifth of its cobalt needs for the fifth generation of our electric drive trains.

 

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The Week in BMW Motorsport - Race Results and More (7/8/2020)

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After spending a significant amount of time in the lead and running 1-2, BMW Team RLL finished the IMSA WeatherTech 240 At Daytona in the fourth and sixth GTLM class positions. Connor De Phillippi and Bruno Spengler finished fourth in the No. 25 BMW M8 GTE, completing 90 laps in the two-hour-and-forty-minute contest. De Phillippi, the closing driver, finished only 1.869 seconds from the podium, and 30 seconds from the winning No. 3 Corvette C8.R. John Edwards and Jesse Krohn finished sixth in the No. 24 BMW M8 GTE.
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All About the Oil Filter Housing Gasket in your BMW

If the engine is the heart of your car, engine oil is the blood. The cleaner the blood, the healthier the heart. As long as your oil remains stable, your engine will stay capable. That being said, it is really easy for engine oils to get contaminated. 

 

After all, they are not only lubricating the engine, they are also protecting and cleaning it. Any remains left after combustion is carried by your engine oil. Considering that your engine has 1000+ combustions every minute, your engine oil should be as dense as toothpaste. But they remain clean for over 30,000…

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BMW of North America Celebrates Pride Month with “Driven By Pride” Campaign

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BMW of North America launched a new campaign in celebration of Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ community, entitled “Driven By Pride.” The campaign featured various activations, including BMW’s participation in a special broadcast event by NYC Pride, support of The Trevor Project’s “Pride Everywhere” campaign, and communications across BMW’s digital channels.

BMW of Reading is proud to join BMW of North America in their celebrations of Pride Month.  Read along to find out more about this year's special parade featuring BMW Convertibles!

 

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Air Conditioning in your BMW and How to Recharge your A/C

From the entry-level BMW 3-series to the top of the line 8-series, every BMW car comes equipped with climate control. It is not just a feature; it is the company’s standard. Even though you might not get the heated seats or automatic climate controls, your BMW will still have A/C as standard. 

Interior comfort is one of the many reasons why we need a good air conditioning system in our car. And when it comes to interior comfort, BMW has always been one of the best in the market. 

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A Guide to BMW Headlights/Tail lights

A Guide to BMW Headlights/Taillights 

The first-ever light bulb was invented in 1879 and then, we invented headlights in the 1880s. Back then, when automobiles didn't even become a thing and night visions were not even a vision, we had headlights. 

Well, they weren't exactly headlights; they were acetylene lamps. Electric headlights came after 1898. In 1912, it was Cadillac who first created cars with modern electric headlights. As automobiles became common, headlights became a basic necessity.

 

 

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Spark Plugs and How they Affect your BMW

Spark Plugs

If batteries weren’t a part of an engine bay, spark plugs would have been the most commonly known engine part of a car. That is because every time your car refused to start, it was probably because you forgot to put in the key, or your spark plugs, sparked enough.   

Humanity has been using spark plugs for over 100 years now. They are the most basic of a component yet, they serve a very important purpose. After all, they are the reason why every time you press the ignition, your baby fires right up!   

 

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What To Put In Your Roadside Emergency Kit

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Though driving can become tedious, especially if you have a long daily commute to and from work, nothing beats being able to drive just for the sheer fun of it and taking on an open road to see what lies ahead. However, it is highly important that you remember anything can happen while you travel and that various crises — even accidents — can come out of nowhere. That is why our team at BMW of Reading, your Reading BMW destination, strongly encourages our customers to prepare and keep a fully-stocked roadside emergency kit in their BMW.
 

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What Type Of Gas Does My New BMW Take?

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Your BMW in Reading is a fine-tuned machine that takes you wherever you want to go and does so in style. That is why it is absolutely critical that you give it the proper kind of fuel, so that it can continue to operate at tip-top condition. If you use a lesser grade of fuel, you may find that your BMW in Reading will be less responsive or even that the engine of your BMW will suffer. Here at BMW of Reading, your local BMW dealership in PA, we want our customers always to use the highest quality gasoline possible…

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