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

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»

2002 BMW M3 Cabriolet
Cars of the Future: What's Next, and How Do We Get There?

Ouch. Another year in the books. And not just any year, by any stretch. Good riddance. In spite of all that's recently behind us, I couldn't help but look back and take a quick trip down car-rag memory lane. In a February issue, I found the article, "Proposal for Saving Gasoline." In March, an...Read More»

Audi U.S. website front page, January 2010
Auto Brand Websites: Audi, BMW, Benz Great; Tesla, Lotus, Lambo Lousy

It shouldn't be news to any reader of this site that every automaker now has extensive product information on its website. But the relative usefulness of different carmakers' sites varies enormously, and now the Luxury Lab (L2) has evaluated every single one. Their Digital IQ Index ranking breaks...Read More»

Scott Keogh
Scott Keogh Explains Why Audi Is The Only One Making Money

To hear Scott Keogh tell it, Audi is the only car company making money these days. When he says that, we suppose he means "only non-Asian car company", since Hyundai, Kia, and Subaru were up 8.3%, 9.8%, and 15.4% respectively in 2009. But maybe we're just stuck on semantics. Now, we agree with Audi...Read More»

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently profane host, Jeremy Clarkson. Just a brief browse through his columns will prove the point. It's important to remember that Top...Read More»

2011 BMW 7-Series
The Six Is Back: 2011 BMW 7-Series Adds 740i, 740iL

  The 2011 BMW 7-Series is bringing back six-cylinder engines. BMW confirms today that its range-topping 7-Series sedan will get two additions in 2011. The new 740i and 740iL sedans will join the existing ActiveHybrid, eight-cylinder, and twelve-cylinder models in the 7-Series lineup. The new...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Kelley Names Toyota, Lexus Best Brands For Resale Value

Residual value is a common concern of car buyers, especially during tough times like these. Accordingly, shoppers might be interested to know that Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com® 2010 Residual Value Study has given the Toyota brand its Best Resale Value Award. (Curiously, this is the first time that...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 X6 ActiveHybrid
BMW: Automotive Partner Of 2012 Olympic/Paralympic Games

BMW has been given a fairly impressive international branding opportunity: the company was just announced as the automotive partner of London 2012, which includes the upcoming Olympic games and Paralympic games. As part of the arrangement, BMW will provide roughly 4,000 vehicles to move athletes...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz May Launch Smaller Cars In U.S. By 2012

Readers of a certain age will recall a time when America's roadways were clogged with Gremlins, Rabbits, and other fuel-efficient minicars. That historical moment was caused by spiking fuel prices in the 1970s (remember when Jimmy Carter told everyone to put on a snappy cardigan?), which rear-ended...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»

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BMW Pushing For Smart Traffic Lights To Aid Fuel Efficiency

Creeping along from red light to red light on your way from a major sports event or concert, or stopped by every red light on the way home late at night, on empty roads, you've probably wondered why traffic lights in the U.S. aren't a little more adaptable. The short answer: they're not at all...Read More»

2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6
Driven: 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

BMW's X6 "Sports Activity Coupe" is a car of contradictions. Our review of the 2009 BMW X6 range called it "an oddity: a sport-utility vehicle designed to have a coupe-like shape." For 2010, BMW has added a new model that may polarize people even further. It's the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6, the...Read More»

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
Rolls-Royce Ghost Goes Green(ish)

Early last month, we reported on surprising rumors that less-than-green Bentley is developing a hybrid powertrain for 2011. Not wanting to be left out of all the eco-fun, Bentley's high-end rival, Rolls-Royce, now says that it's also working on a hybrid powertrain -- one for the new Rolls-Royce...Read More»

HTT Plethore LC 750
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»

2009 Volkswagen New Beetle
Ugliest Cars Of The Past 50 Years? You Might Be Surprised.

Think that the design of the Volkswagen New Beetle is more hideous than iconic? Apparently you're not alone. Business Week has posted its "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years," including a number of models present and past, and the New Beetle is just one of the newer and still-produced models...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
TCC Tip: Can the BMW 7-Series Get Baby on Board?

A few times each week, TheCarConnection reaches into our mail bag to answer car questions and offer advice our readers can't find anywhere else. Today's question comes to us from North Carolina, from a reader who wants to know if he can get his babies on board in the new big Bimmer: I enjoyed your...Read More»

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