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Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and 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»

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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»

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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»

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»

2011 BMW 335is Coupe
Video: BMW Unveils Three-Wheeled 'SIMPLE' Hybrid Concept

Last week, Nelson Ireson reported on the Nissan Land Glider, a low-riding EV that's flexible enough to lean into curves. Not to be left out of the fun, BMW has now unleashed its SIMPLE concept. (FYI, SIMPLE = "Sustainable and Innovative Mobility Product for Low Energy consumption". Clumsiest...Read More»

BMW '0-Series' from CAR magazine [via Jalopnik]
BMW To Launch '0-Series' In 2013, Based On MINI Platform

If you were surprised by BMW's plans to revive the Isetta brand, this may fully blow your mind: the company is planning a new series of BMW vehicles called the "0-Series", which will be based on the third-gen MINI platform and feature front-wheel drive. The line should hit showrooms in 2013...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
German Luxury Brands Face Uncertain Future In U.S.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, new fuel efficiency and emissions regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation could have a serious impact on gas-guzzling luxury vehicles. If approved as they stand in draft form, the regulations provide very...Read More»

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BMW Furniture For Bus Stops Would Look Awesome Anywhere

A handful of automakers like BMW and Porsche have strong industrial design programs separate from the ones that govern the look and feel of their vehicles. BMW's DesignworksUSA unit has been particularly well-regarded in the larger design world -- and its reputation will likely get another shot in...Read More»

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