BMW 1-Series News

2011-2012 BMW 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series recalled for powertrain flaw
2011-2012 BMW 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series recalled for powertrain flaw

BMW has announced a recall of nearly 9,000 vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a key driveshaft component on those cars may be prone to break. The component in question is the rear driveshaft constant-velocity joint (aka the...Read More»

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
BMW Recalls More Than 156,000 Six-Cylinder Cars

BMW is recalling some vehicles manufactured from 2010-2012. More than 156,000 vehicles equipped with in-line six-cylinder engines have aluminum bolts on their cam-timing system's housing that could break. Vehicles involved include the following: 1-Series coupes and convertibles, manufactured from...Read More»

2009 BMW 3-Series
BMW Recalling Nearly 505,000 Vehicles In U.S. To Fix Cables

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall involving nearly 505,000 vehicles in the Unites States over concerns that a battery connector cable can fail and cause engines to stall. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the number of vehicles potentially...Read More»

1980 Comuta-Car. Photo by Chad Conway
2012 BMW 1-Series, Saab Saved, Bob Beaumont Dead: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Ford Fusion and BMW 1-Series. The creator of the 1970s CitiCar Electric Car passes away, and Porsche designs a BlackBerry. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Saab is going to be saved after all the drama, pending...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Yikes: Facebook, Twitter Come To The 2011 BMW 1-Series

Early last month, our colleagues at AllCarTech wrote about BMW's Future Lab and its ConnectedDrive telematics system (which reminds us a bit of GM's upgraded OnStar, with a bit of Pandora thrown in for fun). Now, the automaker has tweaked its Connected app for the iPhone to include social...Read More»

2012 Audi A6 live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
Hotly Anticipated New Cars

While it’s still frigid in much of the U.S., the auto shows give consumers plenty to dream about. Here at FamilyCarGuide, we sifted through all the press reports and reviews on sister publications, TheCarConnection and MotorAuthority, to arrive at a listing of hotly-anticipated new cars. The...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Trending In Social Media This Week: BMW Unveils 1-Series M Coupe, Ford And Chrysler

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
What's On the Horizon for Volvo?

Now that it's owned by Geely and not by Ford, what's in the future for Swedish automaker Volvo? One thing is certain--change is coming, now that the automaker is no longer owned by Ford. After acquisition this past summer by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China, it’s no longer a given what...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's 'Shoot the Gap' ad
Video: The Sex Kitten of the Used-Car World

Shocked, saddened and utterly dismayed at the day’s events today, it ended off with something even more heartbreaking, something I read about on SocialCarNews.com. In short, among the the top 20 social media campaigns, according to Forbes, there were very few car companies. Only VW, with the...Read More»

BMW 2002
BMW Joy: The Ultimate Marketing Machine

Today I had the magnificent pleasure of driving a BMW 2002 tii and I came away not just happy, but filled with automotive joy. I'll come back to why I chose the word “joy” in a bit. Each time I started up the car, a smile came over my face and all I could do was revel in the elemental...Read More»

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
2011 BMW Models Get Early Intro; BMW Z4 sDrive35is Priced

We've recently filled you in on both the new 2011 BMW 5-Series sedans and the new track-oriented 2011 BMW 335is Coupe and Convertible that will be arriving to U.S. dealerships this spring and summer. Now BMW has lifted the gate to give much of the rest of its 2011 lineup an early launch. The 2011...Read More»

Lexus Premium Compact Concept official teaser
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Lexus Teases New Compact

That new small Lexus hatchback that's been rumored for months has now been confirmed by Toyota itself, with the release of this sketch. Toyota plans to show the new compact luxury car at next month's 2009 Frankfurt auto show. The latest round of speculation may throw cold water on Lexus fans in the...Read More»

2009 BMW 1-Series
2013 BMW 1-Series: Coupe, Cabrio and More

BMW isn't alone in planning big for a sales rebound in North America: Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes are banking on America and Canada and Mexico to kick in big profits again, someday. But BMW is approaching things a little differently--in part, by plotting a major expansion of North...Read More»

2012 BMW Z2 Roadster Preview
Preview: 1-Series-based 2012 BMW Z2 Roadster

Downsizing isn't any fun when it's your job on the line, but when it means a sporty new roadster based on BMW's excellent 1-series platform, it's a welcome change from the 'bigger is better' mentality that's prevailed for many years. The new downsized roadster is called the Z2, and rumors about its...Read More»

2009 BMW 1-Series 128i
Driven: 2009 BMW 128i Convertible

Now that both the BMW 3-Series Convertible and the new 2009 BMW Z4 have now gone upmarket with retractable hardtops, the 2009 BMW 1-Series ragtop has found its proper place in the lineup. And as we found in a weeklong drive, the 1-Series Convertible is a nice compromise that lands nicely between...Read More»

Big Oil
Stop, Start - It’s The Little Things That Could Have a Big Impact

When it comes to fuel economy, the little things matter, sometimes quite a lot, as some of the industry experts I gathered together for a "green car" forum yesterday made clear. The occasion was the public debut of NextCruise, an event for which I am serving as volunteer chairman -...Read More»

2011 BMW X1
2011 BMW X1 Spied!

TheCarConnection.com's spy photographers have spotted another BMW crossover prototype that's likely the new X1 crossover. The X1 will slot in to be positioned between the X3 and the upcoming MINI Crossman, with which the X1 shares its platform. Our spies report that this prototype has rather low...Read More»

BMW Ms Getting Four-Cylinders?

Today's BMW M3 does some wonderful things with a V-8 engine -- but enthusiasts, owners, and now apparently, even management think that the M cars need to get back to their small-engine roots. Motor Authority reports that the German automaker's CEO Norbert Reithofer has some interesting plans ahead...Read More»

2008 BMW 1-Series 2-door Coupe 128i Instrument Cluster
Baby Benz Coupe Coming, But Not to U.S.?

With Mercedes-Benz and BMW going coupe crazy, it's no surprise that this morning's online edition of Autocar illustrates a new two-door spun from the Mercedes A-Class. The Brit car mag promises the new coupe will join the Mercedes lineup by 2011, and we're guessing that since the U.S. doesn't get...Read More»

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