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New Porsche 911: T-Hybrid for significantly enhanced performance.

Porsche has fundamentally upgraded the iconic 911 sports car. The new 911 Carrera GTS is the first street-legal 911 equipped with a super-lightweight performance hybrid. The 911 Carrera will also be available immediately upon the launch of the new model. 

With the relaunch of its iconic model, Porsche has modernised four of its six model lines in just a few months: Panamera, Taycan, Macan and 911. “Our product portfolio is younger than ever and highly attractive,” says CEO Oliver Blume. “It offers our customers even more customisation options and exclusive experiences.”


Bowker MINI has announced its sponsorship of young Lancashire racing driver Ashley Gregory.

19 year-old Ashley, from Rossendale, has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the ranks in British motorsport since beginning her racing career at the age of just 10.

The three-time Junior Ministox Champion will be one of only two female competitors in this year’s Vertu MINI Challenge Series. The partnership with the Blackburn and Preston-based car centres means Bowker MINI will appear on Ashley’s race suit and car and the display banner outside the awning at events. 

Ashley said: “Racing is my life; it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. Bowker’s support is a wonderful validation of my efforts and achievements so far. The Vertu MINI Challenge is a real step up for me. But with the right people behind the team, it’s exciting to dream about what we can achieve together.”


For almost 50 years now, the BMW 3 Series has represented the core of the BMW brand. It epitomises sporty driving pleasure in the premium midsize class and has made significant contributions to design, driving dynamics and technological innovations in this segment time and again across what is now seven model generations. The character of the current-generation BMW 3 Series has likewise provided a case study in unwavering progress at work.

Bowker Motorrad Exhibiting at this Year’s Blackpool Custom Bike and Car Show

Bowker Motorrad is all geared up for this year’s Blackpool Custom Bike and Car Show.

The Preston-based motorcycle dealership will exhibit at this year’s show on August 17th and 18th at the Norbreck Castle in Blackpool, England. 

Visitors to the Bowker Motorrad stand can expect to see a selection of the latest 2024 BMW motorcycle models, including the R 12 NineT, R 12, CE02, and M1000XR.

Additionally, Bowker Motorrad will showcase a collection of custom-built motorcycles based on BMW’s R18 cruiser and R Nine T Heritage platforms. The company is also supporting Brian’s House Children’s Hospice with raffle prizes and fundraising activities throughout the event. 


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