2011 BMW 5-Series

BMW Recalls Nearly Half A Million Vehicles For Engine Problem
BMW Recalls Nearly Half A Million Vehicles For Engine Problem

BMW has expanded a recall of 2010-2012 model-year cars and SUVs to include roughly 156,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. According to Mashable, the recall affects: 2010-2012 BMW 1-Series 2010-2012 BMW 3-Series 2010-2012 BMW 5-Series 2010-2012 BMW X3 2010-2012 BMW X5 2010-2012 BMW X6 2010-2012 BMW...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo M Sport Package
BMW, Rolls Royce Vehicles Recalled For A Very Familiar Problem

BMW and its subsidiary, Rolls-Royce, have issued recalls for a wide range of vehicles, including: 2011 BMW 5-Series 2011 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo 2012 BMW 6-Series 2012 BMW 7-Series 2012 BMW X5 2012 BMW X6 2010-2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost According to recall bulletins from the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2012 BMW X5
2012 BMW X5, X6 SAV: Recall Alert

BMW is recalling certain 2012 model year X5 and X6 SAVs over concerns that a circuit board could overheat and cause a fire. Also included in the recall are certain 2011 model year 5 Series, 2012 model year 6 Series and 2012 model year 7 Series luxury cars. A notice on the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo M Sport Package
2008-2011 BMW 5-Series, 7-Series, X5 And X6: Recall Alert

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain model year 2008-2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5, and X6 vehicles equipped with eight- or twelve-cylinder turbocharged engines for a faulty electric auxiliary water pump. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2011 BMW 7-Series
2008-2011 BMW 5-Series, 7-Series, X5, And X6 Recalled For Fire Hazard

BMW has issued a recall for 5-Series, 7-Series, X5, and X6 vehicles from the 2008 - 2011 model years. Some of those vehicles may suffer from a faulty water pump circuit board, which could result in a fire. Specifically, the BMW recall affects vehicles with 8-cylinder or 12-cylinder turbocharged...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis
All-Wheel Drive Hyundai Genesis? Not Until Next-Gen 2014

Striving to be a luxury automaker for its top-end models – and doing rather well at it, we might say – it looks like Korean automaker Hyundai won’t be offering an all-wheel drive version of the Genesis luxury sedan until the next generation model. According to a report in Car and...Read More»

2011 Lexus GS 460 4-door Sedan Front Exterior View
Lexus LF-Gh Concept Hints at Next GS

Not about to be outdone by the BMW 5-Series GT, Lexus announced it will introduce the LF-Gh Hybrid Concept at the 2011 New York International Auto Show later this month. Teaser shots for the LF-Gh, which stands for Lexus Future Grand Touring Hybrid, reveal an evolution of the L-finesse design...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 2-door Coupe Grille
Driving BMW: It’s Not Just Cars Anymore

 Bavarians, if you ask them, are stubborn, proud, defiant and like to eat pork in all its forms, and swill beer and enjoy life. They are the Italians of Germany. They waltz to the beat of their own drum and frankly most other Germans either despise them or are jealous of them. Or both. The...Read More»

Audi Adaptive Headlights
Video: What Does the 'A' in Audi Stand For?

Pop quiz: What does the 'A' in Audi stand for? OK, time's up. Put your iPads and iPhones and Blackberries down. If you said it's the Latin translation of the founder's surname, August Horch, then you found the answer on Wikipedia faster than I did. I don't care because that isn't where...Read More»

2011 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro
Five Affordable and Sexy Family Cars for 2011

Not every family can afford a high-priced luxury car to meet their transportation needs. Not every family wants to either. After considerable consumer input over Family Car Guide's Five Sexy Family Cars for 2011, we've put together five more 2011 cars that are not only much more affordable than...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
ZF Nine-Speed Gearbox Coming Soon...to Chrysler

Transmissions are anything but boring these days. Witness the furious development fever going on to maximize power while at the same time increase fuel efficiency in today’s cars, trucks, SUVs, CUVs, and minivans. Years ago it was four-speed or nothing. Then six-speed trannies became vogue...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2011 Top Safety Pick Awards

In a stunning achievement by automakers in a single year, a total of 66 new 2011 models now earn Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2011 list includes 40 cars, 25 SUVs and one minivan. While that’s great news for consumers in general –...Read More»

Santa Claus
What Should Santa Drive?

Rudolph just called in sick, and the rest of the reindeer team refuses to travel without his bright head light leading the way. Santa needs a reliable way to deliver all those toys to the little kids as well as the big electronic toys to the big kids. Santa needs wheels. What should Santa drive?...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy: The Finalists

It's nearly time to name TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy 2011 winner--but before we do, we're cutting down our list of contenders to the finalists. The first TCC Best Car to Buy honoree will be announced tomorrow, as our team prepares wall-to-wall coverage of the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show live...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series
New NHTSA Crash Ratings Drop Scores Across the Board

The 2011 BMW 5-Series and the 2011 Hyundai Sonata are the only vehicles to retain five-star crash-test safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under new testing rules and scoring for the 2011 model year. The safety agency publishes a new Web site today, which...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series Touring
Video: BMW Over a Ferrari? Bavarians Have Lots of Chutzpah

To be successful in life, you need to have courage, or in some cases, you need what some call intestinal fortitude, or also referred to as nerves. Some would even say “chutzpah” and I think in the case of this ad, it about sums it up. Choosing a BMW over a Ferrari is the theme of...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville
Cars That Get Better And Cheaper for 2011

Every year, cars get better. Every year, cars get more expensive. It's been the rule since Henry Ford put doors on the Model T in 1911. But it doesn't always apply in a recession. The cost of the average car will almost certainly continue to climb for the foreseeable future, as the cost of...Read More»

2011 BMW 535i (Euro spec)
2011 BMW 5-Series Earns Top Safety Pick

The 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan has earned a distinction the last-generation four-door never could--it's been named a Top Safety Pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the new 5er its best possible score, after performing its series of crash tests, tests that are more...Read More»

BMW HD Radio
HD Radio To Be A Standard Feature On Most 2011 BMW Models

BMW has announced that it will make HD Radio technology standard on most of its 2011 lineup—starting with the new 2011 BMW 5-Series. The German automaker was one of the first to offer HD Radio as an option, beginning in 2006, and has offered the feature as an option across all model lines since...Read More»

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