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

2009 Audi Q5
Driven: 2009 Audi Q5

Why's the 2009 Audi Q5 the highest-rated compact luxury SUV here at TheCarConnection.com--and even so, why does it get different scores from its 2009 Audi A4 stablemate, when the two share a drivetrain combination, all-wheel drive and lots of other under-the-skin pieces? Answers to those questions...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Compared: Audi Q5 Vs. BMW X3 Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK

For your shopping pleasure, three German SUVs--each one spun from the parts bin at their respective automakers to satisfy an emerging demand. What do buyers like you want? Sport-utility convenience, without the sheer bulk of the full-size utes falling out of favor with every rise in gas prices. A...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 M
Keep Your Family Car Safe. Tire Safety Week Is Here.

 Okay, normally I wouldn't feature a BMW X6 as a family car because it's awfully expensive. But it will help me make a point. No matter what you spend on a family car, you must make sure that the tires are inflated properly. You can spend all kinds of money on special safety features, but if you...Read More»

2011 BMW X1
2011 BMW X1: The Tease Begins

  BMW's big product year continues with the 2011 BMW X1 sport-utility vehicle, shown here in photos from their Facebook group for the X1. The new sport-utility vehicle--or is it a crossover?--is being readied for a fall debut, possibly at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show. BMW is releasing information...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
2010 BMW 5-Series GT: More Photos, More Details

We've shown you photos of the Geneva motor show concept--now, the 2010 BMW 5-Series GT has been confirmed in a raft of new photos and releases that detail its engine and features for the first time. Visually, the 2010 5-Series GT is virtually identical to that Geneva concept. It's a striking...Read More»

2009 BMW 335d
Should Audi and BMW Be Running Scared Over Diesels?

Over at our sister site GreenCarReports, we've taken a look at the market for new clean diesels--and concluded that the most likely buyers may be previous diesel owners. That means the biggest winner among new clean-diesel cars could be the 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI (as well as its sister model, the...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4 sDrive30i
BMW Opens the Bidding at $24 Billion?

Everything has its price--cars, politicians. And while a small pile of cash could make you the owner of car brands like Rover ($15, sold by BMW to Ford) or Chrysler (we think Fiat took them out for a steak dinner), BMW has a much higher sense of its own self-worth. So if you're considering a hot...Read More»

2009 BMW 1-Series 128i
BMW: U.S. Four-Cylinders Possible, Not Yet Certain

BMW has for a decade kept its four-cylinder engines out of the U.S. market. Instead, the product line has been heavily stocked with the company’s best asset: in-line sixes. For the most part, TheCarConnection.com is happy with that choice, as BMW’s straight-six engines are among the smoothest...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4 sDrive30i
Driven: 2009 BMW Z4

If you’re looking to trade in your eight-year-old Z3, or even your two-year-old Z4, for a new 2009 BMW Z4, beware that BMW’s small Z roadster has turned into a completely different, more grown-up kind of car. That’s no put-down. TheCarConnection.com is nursing a sunburn and fresh back from...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
BMW for 2010: 5-Series GT, X1, and Two Hybrids

BMW has a busy year ahead, with introductions of four important new models throughout the rest of 2009 and into 2010. Earlier this year, we showed you the first photos of the 2010 BMW 5-Series GT. BMW labeled it as a concept--but our sources confirm the first production cars will emerge this fall...Read More»

2011 BMW 6-Series spy shots
Spy Shots: 2011 BMW 6-Series

TheCarConnection.com's editors love the BMW 6-Series--but as evidenced in our hands-on road test, we'd love the 6-Series if it weighed a little less and had a little lither shape. Those twin goals could be met with the new 6-Series in the pipeline, according to AutoExpress. BMW's planning a 2011...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 M
BMW Announces Pricing For X5 M And X6 M

BMW recently unveiled two additions to its lineup: the BMW X5 M SUV and the BMW X6 M sedan. We knew that both would feature the trademark M-style performance enhancements, and we knew that both would start roaming America's streets this fall. What we didn't know is how much one of these babies...Read More»

Shanghai skyline
2009 Shanghai Auto Show Coverage

Doom and gloom have had their day--when it comes to auto shows, that is. The 2009 Shanghai auto show just might pull off what all the American and European auto shows held this year couldn't. It may keep the sense of optimism that's evaporated on the Continent and in the U.S. China, after all, is a...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 M
2009 New York Show: 2010 BMW X5 M and X6 M

They said it would never happen--a supersport version of BMW's big SUV and its swoopy sister. That was the old normal. The new normal is a pair of ferocious "M" versions of the 2010 BMW X5 and X6 sport-utes, destined for a world premiere at the 2009 New York auto show. BMW promises the new duo will...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee RWD 4-door Laredo Air Vents
2009 New York Auto Show Coverage

Next week, the world's auto industry convenes on New York City's west side for the 2009 New York International Auto Show. You'll pardon them if they aren't too excited to make the trip. It's not because of Manhattan traffic or the inevitable 40-minute ground hold at LaGuardia. It's the gut-churning...Read More»

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