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Acura TSX Wagon Considered; Benz C-Class Wagon Off The Table
Acura TSX Wagon Considered; Benz C-Class Wagon Off The Table

Generational biases are nearly impossible to overcome when it comes to cars and image, and what types of cars are hot or not. At least until recently, much of the Baby Boomer generation, which has held most of the new-car buying power, has been decidedly anti-wagon. My generation, the young side of...Read More»

BMW 7 Series High Security
BMW Launches Two 7-Series High-Security Models

We're not heads of state, or members of the Russian mafia, or even semi-high-profile actresses, so we may never need a car with "reinforced vehicle-specific armour plating". We'll never know the inner peace that comes from "irritant gas sensors for protecting passengers from gas attacks", nor will...Read More»

BMW EfficientDynamics illustration
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW's Green Four-Door Coupe

  BMW's plans for the Frankfurt Auto Show are coming into clearer focus this week as prior reports of a green-themed Coupe have been shucked aside by the company's PR folks. While BMW plans a 50th-anniversary celebration for the MINI brand, a worldwide reveal of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, and a...Read More»

Autloc Smoke Screen and Flame Thrower Kits at SEMA
Aftermarket Accessories We Really Want: Flamethrower

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. We've often dreamed about having a flamethrower on our car--you know, getting all Mad Max when you're ahead of us driving 15 mph slower than the speed limit while you're texting or something--but we never dreamed it was actually possible. To the rescue...Read More»

Cars Crushed Into Cubes
Would YOU Crush a Bentley? (No, NOT a Cash-For-Clunkers Tradein!)

Most of the United States now require that you insure your vehicle before you can register it. Enforcement, however, varies considerably. As we learned recently, in New York state, you can be arrested for driving an uninsured vehicle if you incur a moving violation in it that would otherwise net...Read More»

2010 BMW 760i
Preview: 2010 BMW 760i

•    What is it: The most expensive, powerful 7-Series sedan in the BMW lineup •    Key facts: 6.0-liter V-12 with 535 horsepower; eight-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive •    On sale: Now •    Price: $140,000 The 2009 BMW 7-Series has ranked highly in...Read More»

BMW Z4 with biplane rear wing, from BuggBlog
Today's Heinous Car Pic: BMW Z4 Biplane

Sometimes you just have to gape in awe at the, ummmmm, remarkable things people do to their cars. Or as our friend (and occasional fellow car writer) Sean Bugg puts it: What did that BMW ever do to you? Yep, it's a biplane wing on the truncated trunk of an otherwise perfectly innocent BMW Z4. No...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
BMW, Daimler Bailing on Hybrid Team-Up?

BMW and Daimler have spent the past few years developing hybrid vehicles together, along with GM and Chrysler. That four-way partnership is in doubt as a BMW spokesman questioned whether the companies would be better served working on new hybrid solutions--alone. Mercedes officials have hinted to...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series
Spy Shots: 2010 BMW 5-Series

This week's multi-car ride-and-drive in the 2010 BMW X6 M and the 2010 BMW 5-Series GT leaves us wondering, when the sedan version of the new BMW 5-Series might finally break cover? With the latest spy shots making the round at Motor Authority, it seems a 2009 Frankfurt auto show appearance for the...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-series Gran Turismo
First Ride: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

Alongside the first drive of the 2010 BMW X6 M this week, BMW gave the attending press, including TheCarConnection, the opportunity of a ride in the 2010 BMW 550i GT. Even though we weren’t allowed to photograph the cars due to their not-quite-production status, we can bring you our first...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
2010 BMW 5-Series GT Replacing U.S. Wagon?

When it introduces the new 2010 5-series GT later this year to American shoppers, BMW may quietly wave goodbye to its traditional 5-Series station wagon. "It's possible" that the new hatchback GT and its controversially shaped cargo area could take the spot in the lineup occupied by the 2009 BMW...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 M
First Drive: 2010 BMW X6 M

  The 2010 BMW X6 M is hitting the streets, and our cohorts at Motor Authority are among the first to drive the performance-tuned version of BMW's "Sport-Activity Vehicle" this week in Atlanta. Reporting for TheCarConnection and Motor Authority, Nelson Ireson tells us that on the high-speed turns...Read More»

3-Series GT preview rendering
2011 BMW 3-Series GT Given Production Green Light

Hot on the heels of the recently unveiled BMW 5-Series GT comes word that a 3-Series GT is also in the works. Expected to be based around the next-generation 3-Series Sedan, due around the same time, the addition of the 3-Series GT will lift the 3-Series body count to five (coupe, convertible...Read More»

2011 BMW X1 SUV
BMW X1 Confirmed For 2011 U.S. Launch

The next couple of years will be very busy for BMW as it launches a handful of new models including new versions of current top sellers and some models we’ve never seen before. The new X1 falls into the latter category and will take the automaker into the compact SUV market currently dominated by...Read More»

BMW with model, by Flickr user BenediktSebastian
British Beemer Drivers Most Likely to Love Lingerie

Leave it to the Brits. Among other topics in a lengthy and comprehensive survey, an online used-car seller asked drivers about their underwear. And the drivers responded in remarkable detail, revealing some interesting (and disturbing) facts about what's under those track suits. Online used-car...Read More»

2011 BMW X1 SUV
First Look At Undisguised 2011 BMW X1

BMW's big product year continues with the 2011 BMW X1 sport-utility vehicle, shown here for the first time completely undisguised and in full view thanks to an online leak. The new sport-utility vehicle--or is it a crossover?--is being readied for a fall debut, most likely at the 2009 Frankfurt...Read More»

2010 BMW 750i xDrive
2010 BMW 7-Series Gets xDrive Option And New Twin-Turbodiesel

Following its successful introduction into the market last year, the BMW 7-series is further expanding its position in 2010 with the launch of several new models and accessories. In addition to the new M Sport Package, which is available for all models in the 7-series range, both normal and...Read More»

BMW 7-Series M Sport Package
2010 BMW 7-Series Gets The M Treatment

Up until the end of last year BMW was in the process of developing a brand new performance saloon positioned above the current 2009 7-Series flagship and destined to enter the premium four-door coupe segment. Then the global economic crisis hit and on the back of weak financial results BMW decided...Read More»

2009 BMW 1-Series
2013 BMW 1-Series: Coupe, Cabrio and More

BMW isn't alone in planning big for a sales rebound in North America: Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes are banking on America and Canada and Mexico to kick in big profits again, someday. But BMW is approaching things a little differently--in part, by plotting a major expansion of North...Read More»

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