Cheaper Four-Cylinder BMW 5-Series GT, Ford Shows Off 2009 SEMA Lineup: Today’s Car News

October 26, 2009

BMW may add four-cylinder models, both gasoline and diesel, to its 2010 5-Series GT range to lower the entry price. Chances are we won’t get either here in the U.S. [Autocar]

Ford has given a preview of its lineup for the 2009 SEMA Auto Show, which kicks off on November 3 in Las Vegas. No surprise that the 2010 Ford Mustang will be the highlight of the event considering it’s the most customized car in the $31.8 billion aftermarket industry. [Motor Authority]

The Continental Supersports is Bentley’s fastest and most powerful model so why not offer it as a convertible as well. That’s just what Bentley plans to do and now we have a preview image of how it will likely look. [World Car Fans]

The guys at Autoblog were lucky enough to get some time behind the wheel of the 2011 Lexus LFA and as expected they have come away awestruck. Click ahead to find out if they think it’s worth the $375,000 sticker. [Autoblog]

Honda’s designers have gone back to the drawing board for the next-generation Civic. They plan to make it smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient than originally planned, according to the automaker’s COO for automotive operations. [Automotive News, sub req’d]

The ultra-popular Suzuki Swift--well, at least overseas--isn't confirmed for sale in the U.S. just yet but one of its top engineer, Takashi Nakayama, has hinted that the car is being developed to meet new U.S. crash and emissions regulations due in 2011. [Car and Driver]

Former U.S. President George W. Bush urged the government to get out of the car business, telling the Obama administration to sell up its stakes in the banking and automotive industries. [Bloomberg]

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