Specialized stand-alone BMW M showrooms are entirely a new phenomenon in Europe. Maybe, you would expect that the first one can be found in Germany. But it would be a mistaken presumption. Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, has become the first and only in Europe in that respect. The new specialized BMW M showroom was opened by the local authorized BMW dealer, the Renocar company. A big reconstruction of its BMW Group sales and service center preceded this event. On the surface area of 45,000 square meters visitors can find also modern showrooms of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad, together with a museum of BMW oldtimers. At least three or four M cars in all model variants are stable prepared as demo cars and five M cars can be seen in the showroom. “Within this space, the customers of BMW M sports models acquire all necessary information regarding the individual M models. A specially trained staff is a matter of fact, not only in the area of sales, but also … [Read more...] about The First European BMW M Showroom Is Opened in Brno
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Acts of Faith by Sarah Pulliam Bailey by Sarah Pulliam Bailey Email the author April 28 at 4:47 PM Email the author Alfie Evans, a terminally ill toddler whose medical case set off a high-profile legal battle and international debates about health care, died early Saturday morning, his parents said on social media. Many activists believed his case raised ethical questions about end-of-life care and parental rights Pope Francis had been publicly praying and advocating for the 23-month-old boy, and the Italian government offered the child citizenship and created a plan to take the boy to a Vatican hospital. But … [Read more...] about Alfie Evans, the sick British toddler at the center of a fierce legal battle, has died
European grocery chain Lidl will open a regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County as it plans its first stores in the United States.Lidl plans to invest $100 million to build an 800,000-square-foot facility at the Principio Business Park in Perryville and hire 100 full-time workers over the next three years. The German discount grocer expects to open its first U.S. stores by 2018.Lidl operates about 10,000 stores in 27 countries in Europe. Last year, the company announced plans to expand to the U.S. and established U.S. headquarters in Arlington, VA."We are excited to announce a new hub of operations for Lidl US in Maryland," Brendan Proctor, President and CEO of Lidl US, said in a statement. "This facility is an important step in building an efficient infrastructure that will allow us to deliver outstanding quality goods to our customers at the lowest possible prices."In June, Aberdeen City Council approved a site plan for what is expected to be one of Lidl's first … [Read more...] about European grocer Lidl to open regional headquarters in Cecil County, hire 100 workers
Here it is, the 2019 Kia K900. A car that un-ironically uses words like “classically drawn exterior” and “gravity of prestige” to describe itself. For more than four-thousand words, the Kia press release drags on and on, blah-blah luxury this, flim-flam high-tech that, worry-worry safety stuff over there. All that stuff is beside the point when you get to the part about the new K900’s powertrain and chassis. You know what words I noticed? Albert Biermann. Yup, that Albert Biermann. The BMW tuner guy. Kia states very flatly that the whole point of the K900 is to compete against its premium European competitors. And that phrase becomes more than marketing horse manure when you realize that Albert Biermann is the President of Kia’s Vehicle Test and High Performance Development. Yeah, the former Chief Engineer for BMW’s M performance cars with over 30 years of experience. “The goal for the K900 was to achieve ‘confident … [Read more...] about Can The 2019 Kia K900 Compete Against The Europeans?
We travelled to Frankfurt, where Hyundai Europe has its Headquarters to take a closer look on the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, a car that according to the the South Korean carmaker, is the new brand ambassador for Europe. Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Group, explains how Hyundai designers achieved the dynamic proportions. “Design expresses our progressive spirit and passion, and it is transforming our brand. The All-New Tucson has a distinctive and athletic presence achieved through refined, flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and most importantly, our newest generation hexagonal grille – our brand signature,” summarised Schreyer. Exterior The front of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is dominated by the hexagonal grille, which connects with the LED headlamps to create a distinctive identity. A wing-shaped horizontal bar at the front bumper, which incorporates the LED daytime … [Read more...] about First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Tucson European Spec