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2011 BMW 5-Series, EV Mayhem, Special Subarus: Today At High Gear Media

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2011 BMW 5-Series sedan

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2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition

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Carmakers have spent the last 24 hours revving up for even more Los Angeles Auto Show action, though we hope they don't spoil all the fun a week in advance.

Subaru, for example, has revealed its two special-edition cars for the show, one a version of the WRX STI called the Special Edition, limited to just 125 units in Aspen White and based loosely on the JDM WRX STI Spec C. The Impreza WRX Limited, a luxurious take on the Impreza WRX Premium, also joins the stage in L.A. Catch the full stories at Motor Authority in the links below.

Not to be outdone, BMW unveiled an all-new model: the 2011 5-Series Sedan. Sharing platform underpinnings and some styling elements with the larger 7-Series, the 5-Series also shares some of the sporty sleekness of the 3-Series, making for one attractive, de-Bangled car.

Turning 180 degrees and looking at the rapidly developing world of electric cars, GreenCarReports asks if electric cars will destroy the power grid. The answer? Well, no...but actually, maybe. The problem: potential clusters of high-voltage chargers sapping a neighborhood circuit. But most experts think EV growth will be slow enough to allow the grid to grow too.

The celebrity angle is back again today, this time thanks to Kate Beckinsale abandoning her dog in the back of a car for a couple hours while she got her hair done. Sad? Yes. Surprising? No. Snarky? Of course.

And around the High Gear Media Network of sites, we have some more fun and interesting coverage for you, including: more good and bad news from the electric vehicle world; a military special-operations Fisker diesel hybrid; a Roush 427 Mustang gets a starring TV role; and a new look at the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.

Did we miss something you'd like to see on High Gear Media? Want to join us in surfing the car-blog wave? Read below for instructions on how you, too, can become a High Gear Media car writer.

TheCarConnection.com
Good Things Come To Those Who Wait (For A Porsche Panamera)
Subaru To Debut Two New WRX Models At LA—One Racy, One Luxe
Ford Gaining On Honda And Toyota In Perceived Quality
2011 BMW 5-Series: Preview and First Photos
Today In Social Media: The Toyota 4Runner 'You In?' Campaign
Marketing WTF: Smart, Little Debbie Give Away A ForTwo
U.S. Consortium To Make Bid For Volvo This Week

MotorAuthority.com
Only 150 Lexus LFA Supercars Coming To U.S.
2010 Subaru WRX STI Special Edition Headed to L.A. Auto Show
Subaru Unveils 2010 Impreza WRX Limited Ahead of Los Angeles Debut
2010 Lexus GX 460 Priced From $51,970
Spy Shots: 2011 Audi A7 Unmasked
Audi Marks 20 Years Of TDI Engines
Video: See the 2011 BMW 5-Series Sedan's Technological Bounty In Action
Report: Delays Mean First 200 Porsche Panamera Owners Will Get Free Luggage Set
OnStar Providing Free Turn-By-Turn For Black Friday
2011 BMW 5-Series Sedan Preview
Infiniti Hiring Women For New Quality Control Mission
Mercedes-Benz SPLITVIEW Technology Coming to S-Class At L.A. Auto Show

GreenCarReports.com
Will Electric Cars Destroy Your Neighborhood Power Grid? No, But...

CelebsAndCars.com
Five Good Reasons Kate Beckinsale Left Her Dog In The Car

From around the High Gear Media network
AllCarsElectric.com:
Fisker Working On Military Special Ops Deisel/Electric Hybrid
Taiwanese Island Of Liuqiu Going Electric Vehicle Only
ETA Warns That Switching to EVs Will Increase Emissions in Coal Dependent World
NY Times Review of Chevy Volt in Charge Sustain Mode
MustangBlog.com:
2010 Roush 427 Mustang Gets Starring Role on 'The Wannabes' TV Series
Steeda Q650R Mustang Gets First Win in First Race
AllSmallCars.com:
Volt Gets Reenergized In the Press With the Latest Media Update
Choosing a Smart May Be Getting Smarter

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