Pues si, la cosa no es solo estética Debido al éxito cosechado por Panke, tanto financiero como comercial,se le ha prorrogado el contrato más allá de los 60 años, cosa insólita en BMW que no pemrite directivos con edades superiores a esa (?) , desconozco el motivo... si bien pudiera ser para evitar que un jefazo de la Bayerische hiciera su último viaje en un Merchy :dan: aunque...ahora que lo pienso bastaría con obligarles a quemarse a lo bonzo Respecto al Mini 2007 las últimas noticias son que se prevé una significativa reducción de peso aunque el modelo crece en tamaño y plataforma: literalmente se dice por sus responsables de desarrollo que será más (aún :zartyman ) "go-kart" Estamos de enhorabuena los amantes del Mini. Por último, el 745h será ofrecido en 2008 a lo más tardar, pudiendo funcionar con hidrógeno y/o gasolina. "BMW may offer a hydrogen-powered version of the 7-Series within the next two years, according to AFX News. BMW's hydrogen efforts center around the hydrogen combustion engine. BMW says this technology promises to offer motorists a driving experience very similar to that of gasoline engines, without having to compromise performance. The BMW approach is not the same as a hydrogen fuel cell, and does not involve the use of electric motors. The first cars are expected to run on either hydrogen or gasoline, for optimal practicality. BMW showed a prototype called the 745h in 2001, which featured a 8-cylinder combustion engine. " "BMW may extend the contract of its CEO Helmut Panke, according to Automobilwoche sources cited by AFX News. Panke's contract ends in May 2007. If extended, it would be against the company's internal rule that dictates that board contracts expire the year after the member turns 60. Panke will turn 60 on August 31, 2006. BMW has been especially successful Panke, and the German automaker likely wants to continue his role in the company. " Yesterday, we cited a Motoring File report that said BMW had quietly shown workers at its Oxford Plant a production version of the next-generation Mini. The R56 model is already confirmed to be inches longer and wider, yet a Mini rep was quoted as saying the new model would be "even more go-kart like." Well, according to a new report by MF the 2007 Mini Cooper may be larger, but it will also be lighter. It's not often that a vehicle loses weight between revisions, which makes this story particularly interesting. Apparently, the weight loss can be attributed to a lighter aluminum engine from BMW. It will be interesting to see how the weight distribution of the vehicle works out with its adjuster dimensions and lighter engine"