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Confirmed: 2013 BMW 3-Series Will Have Four-Cylinder Engine

Confirmed: 2013 BMW 3-Series Will Have Four-Cylinder Engine

At the Frankfurt auto show, German automaker BMW has confirmed that the next-generation BMW 3-Series will offer a four-cylinder engine. But it’s still two and a half years away. The twin-turbocharged four-cylinder would likely be offered alongside its much-loved in-line six-cylinder engines, as... read more

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2009 BMW 328i Coupe

Driven: BMW 328i Coupe

BMW horses are thoroughbreds. Racehorses, even. I say this because each one residing under the sculpted merlot hood of our test 328i Coupe seemed so eager to blur the scenery... read more February 20, 2009 by  0

Old Gas Pumps

Diesel Now Less Than Premium As Gas Prices Surge

As most figured they would do, gasoline prices are rising again. Not dramatically, mind you, but enough to push premium gasoline about one cent higher per gallon than diesel... read more February 19, 2009 by  4

2008 BMW X5-Series 3.0si

2009 BMW 335d, X5 xDrive35d Diesels Qualify For U.S. Tax Credits

Today BMW confirmed that its U.S. re-introduction of Ultimate Driving Machines with diesel engines will come with buyer incentives in the form of tax credits. Specifically... read more February 4, 2009 by  0

2009 BMW 335d

BMW Inline Sixes Earn Spots On Wards' 10 Best Engines List

Last Wednesday, BMW accepted two Ward's Automotive Group awards for its engines: both are twin-turbo inline sixes, one powered by gasoline and the other by ultra-low sulfur... read more January 19, 2009 by  0

2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD Angular Front Exterior View

Car and Driver Predicts Dim Future For Diesels In America

My oil burning heart beat appreciably slower last night as I read through Car and Driver's February article entitled "Long Rangers." The test of four gas/electric hybrid... read more January 14, 2009 by  6

2009 BMW 335d

2009 BMW 335d: First Drive

We're sounding like a diesel cheerleading squad of late--Colin Mathews is jittering with jealousy just reading this, he's such an oil-burner freak--but there's all sorts of... read more October 21, 2008 by  5

2008 BMW X3

BMW Recalls 200,000 Cars

All is nicht so gut at BMW this afternoon, where some 200,000 vehicles are being recalled for airbags that might not deploy in an accident. The Associated Press reports the... read more August 13, 2008 by  1

2009 BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series Gets New Diesel, New iDrive

BMW's next-generation 3-Series is little different on the outside, but there's change under the hood--and change in the iDrive system that's found in some versions. Late last... read more July 14, 2008 by  1

2009 BMW 335d Spy Shots

2009 BMW 335d Spied!

BMW is in the midst of its final testing for the U.S.-spec 335d--the first diesel-powered Bimmer to be sold in North America. The introduction of the 335d will coincide with... read more July 8, 2008 by  7


Spy Shots: 2009 BMW Z4 Gets Folding Hardtop

Back in March, we told you that the 2009 BMW Z4 would be getting a retractable folding roof. This week some of the other blogs are picking up on the detail, with a little... read more April 11, 2008 by  5


Spy Photos: 2010 BMW Z4 Spotted!

BMW’s next-generation Z4 sports car has been photographed quite often in various stages of its development. These latest shots show a test car caught in the streets of... read more March 26, 2008 by  3

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics tech

2008 BMW X5 EfficientDynamics Concept

Hybrid-electric technology, with a modern, clean-diesel engine, really makes a lot of sense for U.S. driving. Diesel engines are at their best in steady-state highway... read more February 22, 2008 by  0


BMW: Not Much New News

It's always nice to be surprised, but BMW didn't announce anything truly new at their Detroit event. If you're a TCC regular (and you probably are because you're reading... read more January 14, 2008 by  1


New Benz C-Class: Like A Woman’s Cigarette?

The first compact Mercedes was called the baby Benz—and often, you had to know the person uttering those words to know whether it was a compliment or a snarky aside... read more March 19, 2007 by  0


BMW Posts New 3 Coupe Shots

BMW had planned to wait on releasing news about the upcoming 3-Series Coupe, but some photos were leaked and published today. More news will follow next week, but what we... read more April 19, 2006 by  10


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