BMW and Sirius XM Radio Extend Relationship

BMW will continue to offer SIRIUS as a factory option with a one-year bundled subscription
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 10, 2008… BMW has extended its relationship with SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) through September of 2011.
“Satellite radio’s exceptional content fits well with BMW, delivering a premium mobility experience to our owners. More and more BMW owners are choosing to equip their vehicles with SIRIUS and we are pleased to continue making it available to current and future BMW owners,” said Jack Pitney, Vice-President of Marketing for BMW of North America.
“BMW provides their customers with a superb driving experience and our commercial-free music and great sports, talk and news programming affords BMW owners the best in-vehicle entertainment anywhere,” said Mel Karmazin, CEO of SIRIUS XM Radio. “We are very pleased to continue to extend our partnership with BMW.”
The BMW Z1 was introduced in 1987 and came available in 1988. There were only 4 colors available, although two more were added in 1991, the same year production of this unique car ended … The car was based on the E30 325i and shared items like the engine and dashboard parts. Needless to say the car will be a future classic!
The Z3 was introduced in 1995. It was available as 2 door roadster. There was one models available: the 1.8. This model had the M43 four cylinder engine from the E36 3 series. In 1996 a 1.9 was also available. This model had a 16 valve four cylinder engine from the E36 318is. In 1997 the Z3 2.8 was introduced. It had a six cylinder engine with 193 HP. In 1998 the 1.8 received a new engine. It now had 118 HP. There was also a coupe available.
This model had a 2.8 six cylinder with 193 HP. In 1999 the 2.0 six cylinder replaced the 1.9 four cylinder. All models received a facelift. The front was not changed but the rear lights were changed and the car looked bigger now.
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More information wil follow soon …
The BMW Z8
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