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The 2019 BMW x5 – The “Boss” SUV in Los Angeles

Who ever thought parents would be vying with each other to be the one who gets to drive the kids to their tennis practices, golf tournaments, and ballerina lessons? BMW did. Feature-packed and loaded with power, it’s easy to see how the high-tech, high-end 2019 BMW x5 has transformed quick jaunts to the local market, weekend trips to mountain resorts, and roadtrips to family reunions back east into enjoyable journeys for the whole family.
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BMW Service & Repair near Sherman Oaks

It’s no surprise that San Fernando Valley’s Sherman Oaks neighborhood attracts visitors from all around. What the residents and workers in the area experience firsthand about their beautiful town, inspires others to come back again and again. Near the 405 and 101 freeway interchange, Sherman Oaks is home to many one-of-a-kind destinations that make it worth the drive, regardless of your starting point.
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MINI Cooper: A Not So “MINI” History

Every once in a blue moon, a truly iconic vehicle is designed so distinctly differently from every other vehicle that it creates a space all its own in the automotive industry. Throughout the decades since it was first unveiled, the MINI Brand is one such mainstay..

MINI Cooper From The Beginning

In the late 1950s when fuel prices were skyrocketing, Alec Issigonis – the top design engineer at the Morris Company – was asked to draft and build a fuel-efficient little vehicle that could comfortably hold four adults and be affordable for just about everyone. The creative challenge was embraced with enthusiasm! In 1959, the first two-door, 4-cyclinder engine MINI (Mark I) was launched. Issigonis had designed a small vehicle with plenty of room in the front – due to his ingenious idea to strategically place the vehicle’s wheels all the way to the corners, and with plenty of room in the back– due to his clever idea to turn the engine sideways (which also gave the mini vehicle more stability in tight turns).
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BMW Engine & Transmission Problems

Like any vehicle, the BMW also occasionally has its own issues. Here’s a look at two of them:

Variable Nockenwellen Steuerung (VANOS) Noise

Also referred to in America as the variable valve timing system, the VANOS is known to be the cause of the annoying engine rattle noises that so many BMW owners have experienced. Let’s face it, you can only drive so long with the speakers blasting to block out the sound of marbles rolling around in a tin can! VANOS modifies the position of the camshafts and is the source of the engine’s rattling noise when you’re driving at higher RPMs. While almost unnoticeable initially, with more wear to the VANOS, the noise gets louder (and more annoying)!
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Beemers at the Beach! A Coastal CA Road Trip in Your BMW

From Central to Southern California, there are countless places to explore in your BMW.

Sand Dollar Beach in Big Sur

As you venture down the central coast of California in your Bimmer, you’ll want to pull over and spend some time in the rugged, mountainous, and stunningly-scenic section known as Big Sur. Although this national treasure of undeveloped coastline offers many beaches that seem hard to access (either because they are blocked by private properties or require precarious hikes to get to), there are some Big Sur beaches you can access, including Sand Dollar Beach. Located along the southern Big Sur coast about half-way between Cambria and Big Sur Station, the long and wide sandy Sand Dollar Beach offers a nice picnic area and great place to watch hardcore surfers ride the waves. While sand dollars are not ever-present along the shores, you can find some beautiful jade stones and rounded sea rock. This destination on your BMW road trip is perfect for fishing, picnicking, or simply beachcombing – and it’s dog-friendly, so feel free to bring Fido. While there are plenty of diverse places to eat in Big Sur, you’ll want to patronize The Big Sur Bakery. Beloved for their credo to “slow down and come to your senses” you’ll enjoy their fresh, homemade pastries and pizzas.
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Bird Scooters are Everywhere in Santa Monica – Where did these things come from?

This season, forget about looking up to watch birds soar through the California blue skies – you’ll want to keep your eyes on the lookout for the Birds zooming through the streets of Santa Monica, Westwood, Venice, and UCLA instead. And there’s an ever-increasing flock of them. Headquartered in Venice, the Bird shareable electric scooter is a way-cool, easily-accessible concept for getting around town that has already raised hundreds of millions in capital to soar in other states and other countries as well.
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The HAUS of Minis & BMW – Vehicle Service Fit for “The King”

You don’t have to be from Cleveland to agree that watching (King) James LeBron on the basketball court is watching poetry in motion. You don’t even have to be a basketball fan to witness what it looks like to see someone who knows his job, loves his job, is awesome at his job, and is 100 percent mindfully in the moment – every minute of every quarter during a game – whether on the court or while taking a break for a few moments on the sidelines. While Cleveland fans will surely miss cheering for their beloved LeBron and watching him help their team make history over and over, the Los Angeles Lakers now have the opportunity to experience – firsthand – what all the passion, excitement, and dedication was about back in Ohio. As it was when LeBron returned to play with the Cavaliers four years ago, the impact LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer will be just as profound – for the team, for the city, and for the history of the sport. While the L.A. Lakers certainly have an impressive roster of phenomenal past players on their team, the young talent that currently is the Lakers will develop exponentially with LeBron leading, orchestrating, and inspiring the California players. The value LeBron’s arrival will be to the entire L.A. region is magnanimous. From igniting a renewed spark in any formerly-lackluster Lakers fans and generating brand new fans (many of whom will undoubtedly be cheering from the shores of Lake Erie) to helping to generate millions of dollars to the business economy throughout the region simply from the patronage of new and loyal fans supporting the team and its brand, to the benevolent service he will surely bring to the community as he did in Cleveland, (King) James is a breath of fresh air and welcomed member to the Lakers family and region.

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From Bavaria to America: How BMW Became an Iconic U.S. Brand

BMW Iconic Brand US

BMW is a vehicle brand that has been loved in America and Europe for over a century. The iconic blue and white badge on the front of every BMW vehicle symbolizes a marriage of luxury, innovation, and quality. From its inception in Bavaria in the early part of the 1900s to its expansion into a world renowned vehicle, BMW has a long and fascinating history. In the present, BMW has become a symbol of wealth and class in the United States.

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