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What Should Santa Drive?
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»

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»

2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535i xDrive AWD Angular Front Exterior View
Wagon Review: 2010 BMW 5-Series Sports Wagon

It's one of the best looking Wagons around--the 2010 BMW 5-Series Sports Wagon simply has stunning exterior features. The blend of sharp and curved edges are what make this wagon turn heads in a crowd. Although the design hasn't changed since 2004, it is still a classic BMW style that will never...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»

2010 BMW M5
Top 5 Car Chases = Top 5 Car Ads

OK, before we start, there will be no O.J. Simpson references or jokes, no white Broncos, and no speeding down a highway with some jerk in his Ferrari to prove how rich and/or blasted he is on the devil's dandruff. This piece is about car chases in movies and how they are nothing but pure car ads...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»

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»

BMW 5-Series: One 2010, One 2011.
2011 BMW 5-Series: A Return To Form, In Several Ways

As we reported last week in a first drive of the new 2011 BMW 5-Series, BMW has returned to form with an all-new 5er that's not only a more focused driver's car but also one that will fit right in, design-wise, to traditional BMW loyalists while also winning new friends. Although the...Read More»

2011 BMW 535i (Euro spec)
BMW Debuts New Parking Assistant In 2011 5-Series

The parking-tech wars are escalating, as another new model can be equipped to almost park itself. The new 2011 BMW 5-Series is the first and only BMW at this time to offer the company's Parking Assistant feature at this time. Like Active Park Assist, offered in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles...Read More»

2011 BMW 535i (Euro spec)
First Drive: 2011 BMW 5-Series

The new 2011 BMW 535i is more of a driver’s car than the current 2010 5-Series—or most other mid-size luxury sedans—while still upping the technology ante and not forgetting about the comfort and luxury that matters. That’s our take after spending a day driving the new 5-Series both on the...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series sedan
2011 BMW 5-Series, EV Mayhem, Special Subarus: Today At High Gear Media

Carmakers have spent the last 24 hours revving up for even more Los Angeles Auto Show action, though we hope they don't spoil all the fun a week in advance. Subaru, for example, has revealed its two special-edition cars for the show, one a version of the WRX STI called the Special Edition, limited...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series sedan
2011 BMW 5-Series: Preview and First Photos

This afternoon, the 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan gets its long-awaited world premiere. Part of the new generation of BMW large cars, the new sedan is closely linked to the 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo we reviewed for you in September. BMW also confesses the new 5er shares many of its mechanical...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-series Gran Turismo
2010 BMW 5-Series GT 550i Driven, New Alfa 169 Flagship: Today’s Car News

To many, the new 2010 BMW 5-Series GT is the answer to a question nobody asked. Part crossover, part wagon, and part sedan--and in the 550i, part sports car--the 5-Series GT attempts to be all things to all people but never really hits its mark. [Motor Authority] Alfa Romeo is working on a brand...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-series Gran Turismo
Cheaper Four-Cylinder BMW 5-Series GT, Ford Shows Off 2009 SEMA Lineup: Today’s Car News

BMW may add four-cylinder models, both gasoline and diesel, to its 2010 5-Series GT range to lower the entry price. Chances are we won’t get either here in the U.S. [Autocar] Ford has given a preview of its lineup for the 2009 SEMA Auto Show, which kicks off on November 3 in Las Vegas. No...Read More»

Emergency workers in Tormoden, West Yorkshire, rescue a BMW 5-Series. Photo: Ross Parry / Daily Mail
BMW Driver Alert: Your GPS Does Not Substitute For Common Sense

It's not that we don't love BMWs; we do. It's just that their drivers are so easy to make fun of sometimes. Take one Robert Jones, a British driver whose trust in his TomTom satellite navigation system led him to follow its directions down an increasingly narrow, rutted and precarious path in...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series
Preview: 2011 BMW 5-Series

The 2010 BMW 5-Series GT world debut is just weeks away, at the Frankfurt auto show. Now, according to BMW and to new details confirmed by BMWBlog, the new sedan version of the mid-size 5er family will add an interesting twist or two, when it joins the family next year. The new 5-Series Sedan is...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series rendering
2011 BMW 5-Series Touring Wagon Rendered

The past 48 hours have been big for wagons. Apart from the buzz surrounding the 2011 Mercedes Benz E-class Wagon, there's also been news of the Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon and Honda's likely U.S. launch of an Acura wagon based on the popular Acura TSX. Now comes a new rendering of the next-generation...Read More»

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