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IIHS names 2017 BMW 5-Series a Top Safety Pick+
IIHS names 2017 BMW 5-Series a Top Safety Pick+

BMW's latest mid-size sedan has received an excellent score for both its crashworthiness, its optional headlights, and its available collision-avoding technologies from the insurance industry-funded IIHS. The agency says that the 2017 BMW 5-Series sedan is a Top Safety Pick+ when it's fitted with...Read More»

2012 BMW 5-Series
2011-2012 BMW 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series recalled for powertrain flaw

BMW has announced a recall of nearly 9,000 vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a key driveshaft component on those cars may be prone to break. The component in question is the rear driveshaft constant-velocity joint (aka the...Read More»

2003 BMW X5-Series 4.4i
2000-2003 BMW 3-Series, 5-Series, X5 recalled, may contain Takata airbags

If you've been following the Takata recall, you know what a fiasco it's been: The company has repeatedly denied that its airbags were fatally flawed (despite lots of evidence to the contrary); The agency responsible for managing the recall dragged its feet for far too long; The recall has been...Read More»

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance
2018 BMW 530e priced from $52,395

Opting for the plug-in hybrid version of BMW's new 5-Series will set buyers back an additional $1,200 over the gas-only variant. BMW announced today that the 530e iPerformance will sticker from $52,395, including a mandatory $995 destination charge. That's for the rear-wheel drive variant; the...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series
2017 BMW 5-Series priced from $52,195

BMW's all-new 2017 5-Series mid-size sedan will sticker for about $1,000 more than its predecessor, the German automaker announced today. The 5-Series is destined for showrooms just before Valentine's Day—so you've still got some time to save up if chocolates simply aren't going to be enough...Read More»

2011 BMW X5 M Sport Package
BMW recalls 136,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix stalling & fuel leaks

BMW is recalling a wide range of cars and crossovers from 2007 to 2012 to address a problem with their fuel systems, which could cause vehicles to leak fuel and stall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 136,188 vehicles registered in the U.S. are affected by the...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series
Tech-laden 2017 BMW 5-Series arrives, looks like mini-7

Clearly channeling its larger 7-Series sibling, the 2017 BMW 5-Series has arrived—and it marks BMW's biggest foray into autonomous driving yet. The 2017 5-Series won't hit dealers until early next year, and the automaker is holding off releasing pricing and detailed specifications until then...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 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»

2015 Infiniti Q70
Infiniti Q70 Earns Top Safety Pick+ Status, But BMW 5-Series, Lincoln MKS Flub Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the results from its latest round of crash tests. This time, three large luxury cars undertook the IIHS' newest and most difficult test, the small overlap front crash, and their scores run the gamut from awful to awesome. ALSO SEE: 10 Cars...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»

2010 BMW 5-Series 528i
2008-2010 BMW 5-Series & M5 Recalled For Electrical Problem

BMW has issued a voluntary recall of 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5 vehicles from the 2008, 2009, and 2010 model years. According to a bulletin posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects 134,100 cars manufactured between March 1, 2007 and December 31, 2009. The...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»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
BMW 5-Series, 6-Series, M5, M6 Recalled For Battery Flaw: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below. According to a report in the New York Times, BMW is issuing a major recall for 5-Series sedans and wagons and 6-Series sedans and convertibles from the 2004 - 2010 model years. Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn't yet posted a notice about the...Read More»

2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum
2012 BMW 528i Driven, 2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum Revealed: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Pagani released a documentary and Hyundai teased the 2013 Santa Fe before its 2012 New York Auto Show debut. We drove the 2012 BMW 528i and reviewed the 2012 Infiniti M35h. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Chrysler and Pure Detroit...Read More»

2012 BMW 528i  -  First Drive
2012 BMW 528i: First Drive

As a casual luxury shopper considering the 2012 BMW 528i, you might not think that there's anything all that radical about this model. It's a good-looking sport sedan, fitted with some noteworthy tech features, and rated an excellent 34 mpg on the highway. What's not to love? But if that's you...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»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Ford Slides, As Jeep Gains Traction As Most Reliable Domestic Brand

Ford has taken a significant tumble in reliability due to some of its latest vehicle technologies, while Jeep is now the most reliable domestic brand, according to the latest annual-survey data from Consumer Reports. Both of those pieces of news might come as a bit of a surprise. Consumers have...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»

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