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BMW Drift Performance

In 2014, a team with a Toyota 86 set a record for the world’s longest drift totaling 89.5 miles. For those of you not familiar with drifting, it is where the driver intentionally oversteers in order to lose traction to the rear wheels and maintain control while the car slides through a turn. BMW set […]
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A MINI Engine That Packs a Punch

In 1956 there was a fuel shortage in the UK causing a need for cars with better fuel economy. Because of this, the MINI was born. The design focused on being compact while still utilizing as much of its space that you can. The British Motor Corporation had decided on a traverse engine, front-wheel drive […]
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BMW M Series. Remembering the BMW M1

In 1978, BMW created a vehicle that set up the M series for its performance we know and love today. The M series is BMW’s motorsport division, originally created to facilitate BMW’s racing program. It can get confusing as there are BMW M-Cars and BMW M-Badged cars. M-Badged cars typically have been modified by BMW […]
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Customize Your Ride with Cosmetic BMW Upgrades

North Bay Bavarian is Santa Rosa’s best shop for BMW upgrades. Our expert BMW mechanics can hook you up with upgrades for speed and upgrades for performance. Some BMW owners are satisfied with a stock car fresh from the lot. Other owners see their cars as extensions of their personality. Our crew can install cosmetic […]

5 Unexpected BMW Pre Purchase Inspection Tips

BMW is well-known for producing fast and fun cars that will last decades when maintained properly. North Bay Bavarian is well-known for exceptional and affordable Santa Rosa BMW maintenance. We’d all love a brand-new BMW, but many of us need to start with a pre-owned BMW first. Prospective buyers who aren’t also BMW mechanics sometimes […]
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Is a BMW Cold Air Intake Installation Right for My Car?

Our team at North Bay Bavarian loves installing BMW upgrades on Santa Rosa’s finest BMWs. We’ve been in the BMW repair, service and race-mod game since 87’. The only thing we enjoy more than fixing BMWs is racing them. Many of our customers ask us what they should get installed on their cars for better […]
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Car Care Tips from a BMW Mechanic Near Me

We at North Bay Bavarian enjoy talking shop with Santa Rosa BMW owners and Mini owners. We like hearing about restoration projects, upcoming races, weird car problems and the like. That said, we know that car care knowledge isn’t first nature for many vehicle owners. Gear-heads and non-gear-heads alike are welcome in our shop. Sometimes […]