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Ask TCC: What Should I Know About Buying A 2008 BMW 3-Series?
Ask TCC: What Should I Know About Buying A 2008 BMW 3-Series?

As you might imagine, we get a lot of questions about buying cars--both new and used. Our friend Scott Mowbray wrote: I'm looking at a 2008 BMW 328 or 335, with about 25,000 to 30,000 miles, from a dealer, warranty remaining one owner etc. Possibly with a six-speed standard transmission. Any...Read More»

2010 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 335i RWD Steering Wheel
Test Driven: 2010 BMW 328i Sedan

You can really tell a lot about the depth and breadth of quality in an automobile by testing the most basic model. If that version impresses without the benefit of all the optional "ooh-aah" gizmos and high powered engines then there can be little doubt left in your mind that it is a great car...Read More»

2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sport Wagon 328i RWD Front Exterior View
BMW Extends Free Maintenance On Certified Pre-Owned Cars

BMW has announced a limited-time offer, running from February 2 through March 31, to extend the no-cost maintenance coverage on some U.S. Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) cars by an additional two years or 50,000 miles. With this offer, buyers would be covered by warranty for six years or 100,000 miles...Read More»

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2011 BMW Models Get Early Intro; BMW Z4 sDrive35is Priced

We've recently filled you in on both the new 2011 BMW 5-Series sedans and the new track-oriented 2011 BMW 335is Coupe and Convertible that will be arriving to U.S. dealerships this spring and summer. Now BMW has lifted the gate to give much of the rest of its 2011 lineup an early launch. The 2011...Read More»

2011 BMW 335is Coupe
First Drive: 2011 BMW 335is Sings Out To Weekend Racers

BMW is directly taking on the Euro-tuner crowd and giving a nod to weekend racers with a new track-ready 2011 BMW 335is model set to arrive to dealerships later this spring. The automaker admits that a number of tuners have grown fond of the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine...Read More»

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Canadian Supercar Bows In, 2013 BMW 3-Series: Today’s Car News

When it comes to exotic supercars, Canada doesn’t typically rank high on the list of countries that manufactures them. There is, however, at least one interesting performance machine from up north: the Plèthore LC-750, which was on display this week at the 2009 SEMA Auto Show. [AutoWeek]...Read More»

2011 BMW 335is Coupe
Video: BMW Unveils Three-Wheeled 'SIMPLE' Hybrid Concept

Last week, Nelson Ireson reported on the Nissan Land Glider, a low-riding EV that's flexible enough to lean into curves. Not to be left out of the fun, BMW has now unleashed its SIMPLE concept. (FYI, SIMPLE = "Sustainable and Innovative Mobility Product for Low Energy consumption". Clumsiest...Read More»

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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»

Euro-spec Honda Accord Touring (Acura TSX)
Acura TSX Wagon Considered; Benz C-Class Wagon Off The Table

Generational biases are nearly impossible to overcome when it comes to cars and image, and what types of cars are hot or not. At least until recently, much of the Baby Boomer generation, which has held most of the new-car buying power, has been decidedly anti-wagon. My generation, the young side of...Read More»

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Would YOU Crush a Bentley? (No, NOT a Cash-For-Clunkers Tradein!)

Most of the United States now require that you insure your vehicle before you can register it. Enforcement, however, varies considerably. As we learned recently, in New York state, you can be arrested for driving an uninsured vehicle if you incur a moving violation in it that would otherwise net...Read More»

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2011 BMW 3-Series GT Given Production Green Light

Hot on the heels of the recently unveiled BMW 5-Series GT comes word that a 3-Series GT is also in the works. Expected to be based around the next-generation 3-Series Sedan, due around the same time, the addition of the 3-Series GT will lift the 3-Series body count to five (coupe, convertible...Read More»

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 with every prod of the accelerator. And yet they press forward with a grace and seamlessness befitting Churchill Downs. For...Read More»

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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 on average as of Monday. With a diesel engine's inherently higher efficiency (up to 30 percent more efficient than their...Read More»

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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, its 2009 335d sedan and 2009 X5 xDrive35d qualify for the Internal Revenue Service' Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Tax...Read More»

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 diesel. Direct injection, low-mass twin turbochargers, and high-strength aluminum construction enable both powerplants to...Read More»

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 vehicles, the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid, and Ford Fusion Hybrid, included a sidebar...Read More»

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 reasons to get excited about the new crop of clean diesels. Audi and VW have their TDI cars and SUVs on sale or ready to roll...Read More»

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 recall affects the 2004-2006 BMW X3 (the current model's shown here), as well as the same years of the 5 Series and the 2006...Read More»

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 week, BMW released these first shots of the new 3-Series, which gets the mildest of exterior makeovers. New versions of the...Read More»

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