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2018 BMW 530e priced from $52,395
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»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 BMW i3 vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Compare Cars

The BMW i3 and Chevy Volt both are small plug-in electric cars, but the two cars tackle the range-extended electric vehicle question in very different ways. The latest Chevrolet Volt is essentially a plug-in hybrid, but it's the only one on the market that drives entirely on electricity until the...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
2017 BMW X3 vs. 2018 Audi Q5: Compare Cars

The Audi Q5 and BMW X3 are the most sensible vehicles in each German automaker's lineup. They're family-sized, but not too large; they're somewhat sporty, but fundamentally designed for comfort while driving. They're stylish, relatively fuel-efficient, and responsive. In the niche of mid-size...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 BMW X6 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

When the kids head off to college, you might not mind making the move to something that flaunts your affluence a little more—something just a little bit more ostentatious. That move used to be made by putting a big touring coupe in the garage; but times have changed, and it’s now more...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 BMW X5 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

The BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class are mid-size luxury sport-utility vehicles that both manage to straddle many of the sometimes-conflicting priorities of SUV shoppers. The X5 and M-Class, which is what the GLE was called up until this past year, were two of the market’s first luxury...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S is the most-loved car in America

How much do you love your new car? And just as importantly, what do you love about it? That's the kind of data that marketing firm Strategic Vision tries to gather for its Customer Love Index. Strategic Vision polls thousands of Americans about their recently purchased cars. Over the past decade...Read More»

2017 Buick Envision
Buick, Porsche are tops in J.D. Power sales satisfaction survey

Have you bought a new car lately? How satisfied were you with the process? If you drove home a Buick or Porsche, you're likely to say "very satisfied", according to a new study from J.D. Power. The study in question is the 2016 Sales Satisfaction Index, which "measures the ability of dealerships to...Read More»

Downey 5 Min. Car Wash (Los Angeles, California)
Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...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»

2016 BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition
2016 BMW i8 vs. 2016 Tesla Model S: Compare Cars

The Tesla Model S and BMW i8 both plug in to recharge their battery packs, and they can both carry six-figure price tags. They're also from two of the most forward-looking and technology-focused brands in the world. Beyond those factors, the all-electric luxury sedan and the plug-in hybrid sport...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»

2016 BMW 3-Series
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 S550e Plug-In Hybrid
2017 BMW 7-Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Compare Cars

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series are large sedans that serve as the flagship models of their respective brands. Both of these sedans have typically been among the first in the world to offer advanced technology, comfort, and active-safety features, as well advanced engineering and...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 Lexus RC (RC 200t)
2016 BMW 4-Series vs. 2016 Lexus RC: Compare cars

If you're buying a luxury sport coupe, you're right to expect a few things: gripping performance, haute style, the latest luxury features. With its 4-Series, BMW has long reigned in this niche, back to the days when its two-doors were dubbed 3-Series. Lexus thinks it has a strong challenger in its...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
No surprise: luxury owners more likely to let autonomous cars do the driving

How excited are you about self-driving cars? According to one new study, your feelings about tomorrow's autonomous vehicles may depend on what you drive today. The study was conducted by research firm MaritzCX, which spent much of the summer asking 12,353 vehicle owners to share their feelings...Read More»

American Customer Satisfaction Index (August 2016)
Lincoln, Honda, Toyota, BMW are tops in customer satisfaction (Acura, VW not so much)

Over the past few years, car owners have become increasingly dissatisfied with their vehicles. But a new study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index suggests that for most automakers, consumer sentiment has made a turn for the better. ACSI's 2016 Automobile Report polled 3,776 auto...Read More»

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo in Lime Gold Metallic paint
Like glittery metallic paints on cars? There's something you should know...

You're a conscientious consumer. You buy eggs from cage-free chickens, your bling is blood diamond-free, and your iPhone...well, you try not to think too much about your iPhone. But what about your car--specifically, its glittery metallic paint? Have you mulled that over much? Apparently, you...Read More»

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