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How to Choose a BMW Restoration Shop

We at North Bay Bavarian love BMWs old and new. We have more than 25 years of experience servicing, repairing, racing, and restoring BMWs. We know that current and prospective BMW owners have many choices when it comes to which shop to choose. Questions to Ask When Choosing a BMW Refurbishment Shop Do the mechanics […]

Best BMW Pre Purchase Inspection

North Bay Bavarian knows that purchasing a pre-owned BMW can feel like a risky choice. We have served BMW owners in Marin and Sonoma County for more than 25 years. We care for our customers’ vehicles like we care for our own.  A BMW pre purchase inspection will allow you to buy with confidence. Get […]

Best Used BMW for the Money in 2018

We at North Bay Bavarian are experts in all models of BMW vehicles. We would all like the ability to afford the BMW M760i at $180,000, but this dream might need to stay a dream for now. You don’t need to spend $100k to purchase a great BMW. BMW is known for combining luxury, performance, […]

WHAT IS A ZF TRANSMISSION?

We at North Bay Bavarian are experts in all models of transmissions used in BMW vehicles. Many wonder how their ZF transmission differs from standard transmissions. A ZF 8HP transmission is an 8-speed longitudinal automatic transmission manufactured and designed by ZF Friedrichshafen. The transmission first hit the market in the BMW 7 Series 760Li with […]

The Man Behind John Cooper Works

Most of us are familiar with the automotive brand: Mini. We at North Bay Bavarian bet many of you are also familiar with the Mini Cooper. A narrower group may opine after the John Cooper Works series of vehicles which is a subset of Mini Coopers. Who is the man, the myth, and legend behind […]

Does Your BMW Need Brake Repair?

Brakes are just one of the components that contribute to the balance of BMW performance. Once you get a vehicle up to high speed, you need a reliable means to bring it to a stop, and in a hurry. BMW brakes give you that control, provided you replace them when required. Luckily, a warning appears […]

Service Specialists in Santa Rosa

It’s time to buy with confidence. North Bay Bavarian gives you the kind of service, expertise, and courtesy that life-long customer relationships are built on. We have built our brand on servicing BMWs better than the dealership, guaranteed. With a specially trained staff that can quickly and easily work on these luxury cars, not to […]

Engine Repair for Your Mini Cooper in Santa Rosa

Since 1987, North Bay Bavarian has been servicing BMW and Mini Coopers in all areas. From Mini Cooper engine repairs and inspections services to Mini Cooper service and repair, even Mini Cooper transmission rebuilds! NBB is a Mini Cooper dealership alternative that is unmatched by any of our competition. Our company has been learning and expanding on […]

We Perform Repairs Other Bimmer Shops Won’t

As Santa Rosa’s number Bimmer shop, we’ve served the Bay’s BMW needs for decades, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. If you are just driving through, or been here for as long as we have, we will still offer you fast BMW repair in Santa Rosa unlike any other BMW service repair shop […]

BMW Dealership Alternative

The BMW brand has always instilled a sense of community in those who are lucky enough to own one of these precision machines. Our Bimmers are a mobile sanctuary, whether racing your aftermarket M4 on the track or cruising to work in your X1 SUV. Whatever you own, it’s nice to know that you’re not […]

BMW Naming Conventions

BMW Naming Conventions are easy – you just need to understand the basics. Awhile back we wrote an article that briefly went over the naming conventions, but we wanted to get into further detail. North Bay Bavarian has provided an outline of the BMW Naming Conventions and is here to help clear up any confusion! […]