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Lexus LF-Gh Concept Hints at Next GS
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»

Dr. Kay Segler
BMW's Dr. Kay Segler Returns To MINI

You’ve probably heard the name Dr. Kay (pronounced “Kai”) Segler before; as head of BMW’s M Division, Dr. Segler was instrumental in the creation of BMW’s 1-Series M Coupe. His name and face were all over the internet at the launch of the track-day-terror, which Segler...Read More»

BMW Concept M5 (a.k.a. 2012 BMW M5)
BMW Teases M5 Concept Ahead Of Shanghai Debut

BMW knows what’s riding on the launch of their 2012 M5: get it right, and the car continues a legacy of performance and comfort unmatched by any other automaker's performance sedans. Get it wrong, and the BMW faithful are likely to storm Munich with pitchforks and torches, demanding heads in...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 2-door Coupe Grille
Driving BMW: It’s Not Just Cars Anymore

 Bavarians, if you ask them, are stubborn, proud, defiant and like to eat pork in all its forms, and swill beer and enjoy life. They are the Italians of Germany. They waltz to the beat of their own drum and frankly most other Germans either despise them or are jealous of them. Or both. The...Read More»

2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe
Plan On Drinking? Maybe A Service Like BeMyDD Is In Your Future

While the concept of a designated driver isn’t a new one, making a business out of keeping drinking drivers off the road by providing them a chauffeured service is a bit novel. A news report out of San Antonio caught our eye, so we thought we’d expand a bit on the idea here. And, no, we...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Volvo's Scandinavian Soul Search

Since its acquisition by Geely one year ago, it would appear that Volvo is experiencing a bit of an identity crisis. Conflicting statements from top executives have presented an opaque image of future development and called into question strategies for expansion. At the core of the debate is...Read More»

2011 BMW X5 M Sport Package
Four 2011 500-HP Luxury SUVs: Performance Comes With A Price

For the well-heeled families – or those who aspire to be – FamilyCarGuide presents a fierce foursome of 500-horsepower luxury SUVs capable of doing just about whatever you want. The only downsides are possibly two: stratospheric purchase price and low fuel economy. But if performance in...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Yikes: Facebook, Twitter Come To The 2011 BMW 1-Series

Early last month, our colleagues at AllCarTech wrote about BMW's Future Lab and its ConnectedDrive telematics system (which reminds us a bit of GM's upgraded OnStar, with a bit of Pandora thrown in for fun). Now, the automaker has tweaked its Connected app for the iPhone to include social...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 4-door Sedan Side Exterior View
Five 2011 Luxury Family Sedans With Plenty of Power

No pretenders here. Each of these five luxury family sedans boasts serious power and handling capabilities along with all the amenities consumers expect – and then some. When it comes to a luxury family sedan with V-8 power or better that is a flat-out bargain, they don’t come much...Read More»

Endras BMW Ultimate Blogger Contest 2011
Video: Endras BMW Looking For Ultimate Blogger, Job Of A Lifetime

BMW is known as the Ultimate Driving Machine. So when Endras BMW in Canada sets out to find a blogger, they don't want just any blogger. They want the Ultimate Blogger. The contestants are supposed to prove they are driven by performance, just like BMW. The winner will receive a $65,000 salary, a...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself. This year some automakers are betting big on advertising, while others are merely watching instead of spending the money. Some...Read More»

2012 Audi A6 live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
Hotly Anticipated New Cars

While it’s still frigid in much of the U.S., the auto shows give consumers plenty to dream about. Here at FamilyCarGuide, we sifted through all the press reports and reviews on sister publications, TheCarConnection and MotorAuthority, to arrive at a listing of hotly-anticipated new cars. The...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
BMW Giving Away 2-Year 2011 X3 Lease In Facebook Contest

Like many other automakers, BMW is set to run a major advertisement in the upcoming Super Bowl. This year they want to take the advertisement and tie it to a social media contest dubbed "The X3 Matchup." The premise of the contest is for BMW fans to guess the exact configuration of the X3 featured...Read More»

The Virtue 100 -- most discussed brands of 2010
Which Automakers Do You Talk About Most?

Here at SocialCarNews, we talk about nearly all of the world's major automakers -- then again, that's our job. But which car companies is the rest of America talking about? Marketing research firm Virtue just released its annual list of the Virtue 100, which answers exactly that question. The...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

Santa Claus
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 M3 performance package
Poetry in Motion: 2011 BMW M3

Who doesn’t love a great-looking sedan? Whether you have a family you carry around on a daily basis or not, a sedan is so much more than simply a family sedan. At least, it should be. Key among the attributes of a sedan that makes others covetous is how it looks. Okay, we might say...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Trending In Social Media This Week: BMW Unveils 1-Series M Coupe, Ford And Chrysler

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall
Trending In Social Media This Week: Toyota Sticky Pedals Again, GM And BMW

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring you...Read More»

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