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Albert Biermann appointed head of Hyundai R&D
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17th Dec 2018
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Albert Biermann appointed head of Hyundai R&D

Albert Biermann, former head of BMW M, has been appointed head of research and development at the Hyundai Motor Group. He replaces Yang Woong-chul, who, according to Reuters, will leave the company. Biermann joined Hyundai in 2015 as the company's head of vehicle testing and high performance cars. Prior to that he spent around 30 years at BMW, capping off his career there as the head of the M division.
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Derek Fung
Car technology can be 'stupid', according to Genesis
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20th Sep 2017
4 min read

Car technology can be 'stupid', according to Genesis

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking ‘there’s a bit too much tech in this car, why couldn’t it just be simpler?’ - there’s every chance you’d get along with Albert Biermann.
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Matt Campbell
Hyundai completes development on eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with N Performance potential
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3rd Oct 2016
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Hyundai completes development on eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with N Performance potential

Hyundai has finished development work on an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that it says works in front-wheel drive applications and could feature within the brand's N Performance range. Speaking at the Paris motor show, Hyundai's head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann, told Australian media that development work has finished on the brand's first eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
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Paul Maric
Kia Sportage GT, light hot-hatch on the cards - report
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2nd Aug 2016
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Kia Sportage GT, light hot-hatch on the cards - report

Kia is considering a go-fast GT-badged version of its Sportage SUV, according to reports overseas, along with at least one new hot hatch. Albert Biermann, Kia and Hyundai's performance development boss, told press in Korea this week company hopes to add performance variants for most of its core models.
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James Wong