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Would YOU Crush a Bentley? (No, NOT a Cash-For-Clunkers Tradein!)
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»

2009 BMW 7-Series
BMW 7-Series Gets All-Wheel Drive For 2010

It's hard to believe, but BMW still doesn't offer all-wheel drive on its 7-Series flagship sedan. That oversight is set to be fixed for the 2010 model year, however, and we'll likely see the first examples shortly after the 2010 BMW 7-Series makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September...Read More»

2012 BMW Z2 Roadster Preview
Preview: 1-Series-based 2012 BMW Z2 Roadster

Downsizing isn't any fun when it's your job on the line, but when it means a sporty new roadster based on BMW's excellent 1-series platform, it's a welcome change from the 'bigger is better' mentality that's prevailed for many years. The new downsized roadster is called the Z2, and rumors about its...Read More»

2009 BMW 1-Series 128i
Driven: 2009 BMW 128i Convertible

Now that both the BMW 3-Series Convertible and the new 2009 BMW Z4 have now gone upmarket with retractable hardtops, the 2009 BMW 1-Series ragtop has found its proper place in the lineup. And as we found in a weeklong drive, the 1-Series Convertible is a nice compromise that lands nicely between...Read More»

2011 BMW X1
2011 BMW X1: Best Shots Yet

An official set of photos and specifications are due on July 2--but today the 2011 BMW X1 has been spotted in near production-ready form. Spy photographers caught the new SUV undergoing testing prior to its world debut in media, and a real-world launch at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show later this...Read More»

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