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2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2017 Infiniti Q50: Compare cars
2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2017 Infiniti Q50: Compare cars

The BMW 3-Series, the benchmark for sport sedans, has fended off pretenders to its sporty throne time and again, but that's not necessarily the case any more. Strong efforts by Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, and Infiniti have posed real competition. At the same time, BMW's latest 3-Series has lost...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport (C-Class)
2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Compare Cars

The BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class have something in common--a badge that's among the most respected in the car world. But which one's a better car to buy and drive? That's a tough question to answer, since both models are available in different body styles, with different powertrains, and...Read More»

2016 BMW 330e
BMW 330e comes for Tesla Model 3 in new ads: Does it miss?

Traditionally, BMW's biggest rivals have been luxury automakers with massive market share--companies like Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. In press releases and news articles, those are the companies to which BMW compares itself and its sales. But a new pair of BMW ads takes aim at a much, much smaller...Read More»

2016 BMW 3-Series
2016 BMW 3-Series Crash-Tested: Maintains ‘Marginal’ Rating

Luxury sport sedans like the BMW 3-Series may wrap in more safety-technology features than mainstream models the same size; yet you can’t necessarily count on better occupant safety. That’s what a new set of crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) helps...Read More»

2015 BMW 3-Series
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series Recalled To Fix Exterior Lighting Software Glitch

BMW is recalling more than 7,500 U.S.-registered 3-Series vehicles from model years 2012 to 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may suffer from a software glitch that could decrease their visibility at night, in fog, or at other...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
BMW's Takata Airbag Recall Now Affects 420,000 U.S. Vehicles: 3-Series, 5-Series, X5, More

After months of hemming, hawing, and haggling with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto parts supplier Takata has finally agreed to replace potentially deadly airbags found in vehicles across the U.S. Last week, automakers and NHTSA began updating their rosters of recalled...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SV Side Exterior View
2014 Nissan Rogue, 2014-2015 BMW 2-Series, 3-Series, 4-Series Recalled For Bosch Fuel Pump Failure

Nissan and BMW have issued separate recalls for the very same problem: faulty fuel pumps manufactured by Bosch. According to bulletins from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2014 Nissan Rogue and a range of late-model BMW vehicles were equipped with pumps that may suddenly...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series
BMW Voluntarily Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2004-2006 3-Series Cars Nationwide

German automaker BMW has expanded its recall of cars equipped with potentially flawed Takata-brand airbags to include vehicles registered anywhere in the U.S. As Detroit News reports, the company joins Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and Mazda in doing so. ALSO SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger Tested By Feds...Read More»

2014 BMW Z4
2012-2014 BMW 3-Series, 4-Series, X1, X3, Z4 Recalled To Repair Braking System

BMW has issued a recall for select 3-Series, 4-Series, X1, X3, and Z4 vehicles from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), some of those vehicles may suffer from flaws in their braking systems. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
2000-2006 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Faulty Airbags Made By Takata

Deciding that it's better to be safe than sorry, BMW has announced that it will replace all passenger-side front airbags in 3-Series vehicles from the 2000-2006 model years. Like many other automakers that have recently issued airbag-related recalls, BMW's stems from airbag systems manufactured by...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»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
BMW, Chrysler, Ford Vehicles Join Long List Of Airbag-Related Recalls

Yesterday, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan added nearly three million vehicles to a growing list of cars recalled for faulty airbags. (For those keeping score at home, that brought the worldwide total to about 10.5 million.) The airbags were made by Takata in the early 2000s and contain a faulty...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
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»

2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo  -  Driven, December 2013
2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo: First Drive

Recalibration. If you have preconceptions of what the 3-Series has been and should be, it's what you need to do when first getting behind the wheel of the new 3-Series Gran Turismo. That's not simply because while the 2014 BMW 3-Series GT is a hatchback and the 3-Series sedan has a trunk; there's a...Read More»

2013 BMW 3-Series  -  First U.S. Drive, February 2012
NHTSA Investigates 2013 BMW 328i For Potential Braking Flaw

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into the 2013 BMW 328i. According to a summary report posted to the NHTSA website (PDF), the agency has received four complaints about the model. All four of the complaints cite issues with the braking system in the...Read More»

2003 BMW 3-Series 325i
BMW 3-Series Recall Adds 42,000 Vehicles To Airbag Action

After conducting its internal investigation, BMW now says that it will recall 42,000 2002 through 2003 BMW 3-Series vehicles as part of the massive Takata airbag recall we covered in April. At the time the airbag recall story broke, BMW said it would participate but did not immediately know how...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»

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Tesla Supercharger, 2013 Ford Fusion, 2014 Jaguar F-Type: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, Tesla announced its new Supercharger and we drove the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Toyota talked about future hybrid models and Goodyear prepares to field-test self-inflating tires in 2013. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. BMW On...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series
2012 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Head Restraint Flaw

BMW has announced a recall of 3-Series vehicles from the 2012 model year. At the center of that recall is a problem with the front-seat head restraints, which don't meet federal safety standards. In a nutshell, the government mandates that head restraints (or "headrests" as we often call them)...Read More»

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