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Preview: 2011 BMW X5
Preview: 2011 BMW X5

BMW has enhanced its X5 SUV for the 2011 model year, updating the vehicle’s powertrain and styling to keep it fresh in what has become one of the most closely fought segments in the industry. Originally launched back in 1999, the BMW X5 helped change the SUV segment by showing that the...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»

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
2011 BMW Models Get Early Intro; BMW Z4 sDrive35is Priced

We've recently filled you in on both the new 2011 BMW 5-Series sedans and the new track-oriented 2011 BMW 335is Coupe and Convertible that will be arriving to U.S. dealerships this spring and summer. Now BMW has lifted the gate to give much of the rest of its 2011 lineup an early launch. The 2011...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»

MINI E Schematic
BMW Evaluates MINI E Testers, Says Most Are Happy

In theory, the MINI should do well as an electric car: not only is its small size appropriate for a battery electric vehicle, but its target market of youthful, adventurous drivers are exactly the kind of eco-friendly early adopters who'd dig a plug-in ride. Unfortunately, when the MINI E arrived...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 335is Coupe
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»

2009 mercedes benz bluezero concept 019
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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