Klaus Draeger

  • Frank Weber

    BMW has confirmed it’s poached GM’s former head of product planning, Frank Weber, to fill the role of head of vehicle architecture and integration at the luxury automaker. Weber, a key engineer in the development of the Chevrolet Volt and its Voltec range-extending electric drive system, will now report to BMW’s R&D chief Klaus Draeger and is likely destined to work on further development of BMW’s new ‘i’ range of electric cars. Weber’s expertise on electric car development will be crucial for BMW's new i branded models such as the upcoming i3...

  • 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
    Report: ‘Mini’ MINI Concept Planned For 2010 Detroit Auto Show

    With the release of models like the Clubman and new Countryman crossover, there are fears that the MINI brand is treading away from what its very name reflects, mini cars. Heck, even its smallest model, the MINI Cooper hatch is nearly double the size of the original 1960s models, an issue BMW...

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