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BMW Driver Alert: Your GPS Does Not Substitute For Common Sense
BMW Driver Alert: Your GPS Does Not Substitute For Common Sense

It's not that we don't love BMWs; we do. It's just that their drivers are so easy to make fun of sometimes. Take one Robert Jones, a British driver whose trust in his TomTom satellite navigation system led him to follow its directions down an increasingly narrow, rutted and precarious path in...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
First Drive: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

This week, we've been focused laser-like on the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. Focused, precisely, on the moment we could leave the un-air-conditioned halls and Frankfurt's grey dinge for the Portuguese coast and a tour of Lisbon behind the wheel of the 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo. We're just back...Read More»

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Confirmed: 2013 BMW 3-Series Will Have Four-Cylinder Engine

At the Frankfurt auto show, German automaker BMW has confirmed that the next-generation BMW 3-Series will offer a four-cylinder engine. But it’s still two and a half years away. The twin-turbocharged four-cylinder would likely be offered alongside its much-loved in-line six-cylinder engines, as...Read More»

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Rumor: Daimler, BMW May Buddy-Up To Retain Market Share

Despite all the great news coming out of Germany in recent days, it's apparently not all biergartens and schnitzel over there: a new article in Der Spiegel reports that high-end German automakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW are facing tough times on the sales floor, as the world's touch-and-go economy...Read More»

2009 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept
Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

It's a diesel, a hybrid, a plug-in, a three-cylinder--and a tour de force, perhaps? BMW's Vision EfficientDynamics concept has been the subject of rumor and innuendo for weeks, but with today's public debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, the intrinsically green show car proves it has the looks to...Read More»

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Can The New Audi A1 Help Audi Reach Its Lofty Sales Goals?

Back in June, you might recall that Audi announced plans to roll its new A1 citycar into dealerships by early 2010. The automaker said that the A1 would debut as a three-door model, but that a five-door sportback version would soon follow. At the time, the A1 was slated only for European release...Read More»

MINI Crossover concept
BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?

There's been a lot of chatter about the MINI Roadster (also known as the MINI Speedster) which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a couple of weeks. That's not surprising: everyone likes a roadster, and the sporty renderings popping up on the web have sparked the interest of...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series
Preview: 2011 BMW 5-Series

The 2010 BMW 5-Series GT world debut is just weeks away, at the Frankfurt auto show. Now, according to BMW and to new details confirmed by BMWBlog, the new sedan version of the mid-size 5er family will add an interesting twist or two, when it joins the family next year. The new 5-Series Sedan is...Read More»

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2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Lexus Teases New Compact

That new small Lexus hatchback that's been rumored for months has now been confirmed by Toyota itself, with the release of this sketch. Toyota plans to show the new compact luxury car at next month's 2009 Frankfurt auto show. The latest round of speculation may throw cold water on Lexus fans in the...Read More»

2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7
Preview: 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

cefwg572su As the Pebble Beach Concours ramps up its luxury, vintage and supercar action, BMW is breaking new ground in the high-tech sector of the luxury segment with a pair of hybrids. John Voelcker brought you the ActiveHybrid X6 yesterday, and today, the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 gets its turn...Read More»

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Frankfurt: BMW Brings Hybrids, Special MINIs, Rolls-Royce Ghost

Naturally, the Frankfurt Auto Show is a huge event for Munich-based BMW, and this year's event will be no exception. The company is preparing to show off new BMW hybrids, special-edition MINIs, and deluxe Rolls-Royce models (if that's not redundant). Moreover, all three marques will be presented...Read More»

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2011 BMW 5-Series Touring Wagon Rendered

The past 48 hours have been big for wagons. Apart from the buzz surrounding the 2011 Mercedes Benz E-class Wagon, there's also been news of the Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon and Honda's likely U.S. launch of an Acura wagon based on the popular Acura TSX. Now comes a new rendering of the next-generation...Read More»

BMW X6 ActiveHybrid
At 478 HP, BMW X6 Hybrid To Be World's Most Powerful Hybrid

We've known for a while that among other BMWs for 2010, the company would introduce its X6 ActiveHybrid this fall. Now Autocar reports that the new version of the large, US-built "sport activity coupe" will be the world's most powerful hybrid-electric vehicle, with its 4.4-liter V8 and electric...Read More»

Euro-spec Honda Accord Touring (Acura TSX)
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»

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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»

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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»

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