Automotive Legends: BMW Milestones By Michael Köckritz

With BMW Milestones and Mercedes-Benz Milestones, two new volumes by ramp publisher and editor-in-chief Michael Köckritz are scheduled for release by teNeues on June 20.

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The acclaimed photo book series Milestones transports you to the exciting world of cars, with makes and models that have significantly impacted the automotive industry presented in beautifully crafted images and accompanied by fascinating background information. On June 20, 2024, teNeues will be publishing two new coffee table books from the series, each dedicated to a brand that, in its own way, perfectly combines automotive performance and luxury: BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

The series was launched in 2017 with the publication of Porsche Milestones. Created by Michael Köckritz, editor-in-chief and publisher of the influential car and culture magazine ramp, together with his ramp editorial team and noted motorsport reporter and automotive journalist Wilfried Müller, Porsche Milestones is filled with powerful images that bring the unique history of the German sports car manufacturer to life, chronologically and with an entertaining and sophisticated blend of stunning photographs and informative texts focused on the brand’s most influential models.

The two new photo books seamlessly build on this foundation as they explore the essence and timeless fascination of BMW and Mercedes-Benz with fascinating texts and exclusive interviews with the respective chief designers. As a result, the books aren’t just a visually stunning guide to each of the brands, but also a must-have for all automobile enthusiasts.

As an experienced journalist, author and media producer, Michael Köckritz knows exactly how to present complex topics such as automotive history and lifestyle in a way that is both entertaining and enjoyable to read. With supreme lightness and ease, he consistently generates attention-grabbing content, leaving a lasting impression on current and future-oriented topics and on the lifestyle and luxury worlds. The publisher and editor-in-chief has produced countless books and lifestyle magazines that have regularly won national and international awards over the years.

BMW Milestones

BMW is more than just an automotive brand – it is a way of life. And BMW Milestones captures this feeling with great attention to detail, creating a space for enthusiasm and nostalgia that isn’t just for die-hard fans.

The high-quality coffee table book expertly expresses the essence of the brand, with a chronological arrangement of all the most important milestones to effectively reflect everything that BMW stands for. The captivating photographs and highly informative stories bring the BMW driving experience to life.

Starting with the BMW Dixi and the 328 Kamm Coupe through to the latest electric vehicles, the images and text skillfully present the 40 most innovative and significant models, awakening in the reader the same feeling that the brand’s slogan so aptly proclaims: sheer driving pleasure. An exclusive interview with BMW Head of Design Domagoj Dukec helps to consolidate the reader’s knowledge. Dukec explains how he combines apparent contradictions to create an iconic vehicle design – and why it is so important to make people smile.

  • Title: BMW Milestones
  • Author: Michael Köckritz
  • Publisher: teNeues Verlag GmbH
  • Release date: June 20, 2024
  • Format: 23.5 x 30 cm |9 1/4 x 11 4/5 in.
  • Language: German & English
  • Pages: 224
  • Images: approx. 150 color & b/w photographs
  • Price: € 50 | $ 70 | £ 45
  • Finish / Special Book-Work: Hardcover
  • ISBN (DE): 9783961715602

The ultimate guide to BMW: all the icons of the German brand in a visually stunning coffee table book.


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