Bobby Rahal, RLL = Rahal & Letterman & Lanigan on Driving the Nation

Bobby Rahal talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about RLL.

Bobby Rahl is one-third of the RLL. Who are the LLs in the RLL? That would be Letterman & Lanigan. RLL – Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan.

RLL races in the American Le Mans Series and the IndyCar Series as […]

BMW X5 plug-in hybrid prototype on Driving the Nation

Gerhard Thiele, project leader for BMWs X5 plug-in hybrid talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new X5 plug-in hybrid crossover. BMW has the i8 plug-in hybrid in production and they will be bringing out the X5 plug-in hybrid soon. The car we are in is a prototype.

Eighty percent of […]

2015 BMW X3 models on Driving the Nation

Jason Chan, BMW’s Product Manager for the X3 talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the specifications of the new 2015 BMW X3 sDrive18d xDrive20d, BMW X3 sDrive20i, xDrive20i, BMW X3 xDrive28i, xDrive35i, BMW X3 xDrive30d xDrive35d.

Chan talks about the newest model to the X3 line-up, the xDrive28d diesel option, which uses […]

BMW i3 carbon fiber aluminum body frame a new era in electromobility

Driving the Nation shows the BMW i3 carbon fiber aluminum body frame at the BMW headquarters in New Jersey.

BMW says The born electric BMW i3 represents a new era of electromobility. Why? because the BMW i3 frame is made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). It is the first mass-produced CFRP passenger […]

Automotive executives talk about Russia and Ukraine on Driving the Nation

The 84th Geneva International Motor Show was full of exotic cars, a 24 hour of Lemans hall and eco-friendly cars. In the background, in dimly lit rooms, in roundtables with executives the questions were starting to filter in. All of the car manufacturers, European, American and Asian are concerned about the economic threat to a […]

Geneva Motor Show, Russia and Ukraine, Cars and gas on the John Batchelor radio show

Russia and the Ukraine are starting to seep into the Geneva Motor show discussions and there is concern about what will happen if this situation is not contained soon, if cooler heads do not prevail. European, American and Asian car makers are closely monitoring the “situation” in Ukraine.

According to the Association of European […]

2014 BMW i3 and i infrastructure on Driving the Nation

Robert Healey, BMW’s North American Infrastructure manager talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV).

The i3 is BMW’s first electric vehicle for purchase in the United States, but it is not the first EV for BMW. Healey talks about the first EVs and what BMW has learned from these cars. […]

2014 BMW 328d, d as in diesel, on Driving the Nation

BMW debuted the new 328d Sedan at the 2013 New York International Auto show. The 328d will feature BMWs 2.0-liter TwinPower diesel 4-cylinder engine. It produces 181 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, available from 1,750 rpm. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 328d Sedan will accelerate from 0 “ 60 […]

BMW i8 unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show (IAA) on Driving the Nation

Henrik Wenders, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the BMW i8: a new generation sports car.

The BMW i8 is a 2+2-seater with visionary design and intelligent lightweight construction, which opens the door to both emission-free driving on city roads and sports performance on country roads and motorways. As a new generation sports car, […]

comparing BMW’s 3-cylinder to the BMW 320i & the BMWi8 on Driving the Nation

Manfred Poschenrieder, BMW Group, Corporate and Governmental Affairs, Technology Communication, Spokesperson BMW Group Efficient talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 3-cylinder engine that will go into the BMW i8.

Poschenrieder compares the 3-cylinder to the 4-cylinder BMW 320 engine already out on the road. The horsepower on the 320 is around 178 […]