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2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Compare Cars
2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Compare Cars

The BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class have something in common--a badge that's among the most respected in the car world. But which one's a better car to buy and drive? That's a tough question to answer, since both models are available in different body styles, with different powertrains, and...Read More»

2016 Lexus RC (RC 200t)
2016 BMW 4-Series vs. 2016 Lexus RC: Compare cars

If you're buying a luxury sport coupe, you're right to expect a few things: gripping performance, haute style, the latest luxury features. With its 4-Series, BMW has long reigned in this niche, back to the days when its two-doors were dubbed 3-Series. Lexus thinks it has a strong challenger in its...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
No surprise: luxury owners more likely to let autonomous cars do the driving

How excited are you about self-driving cars? According to one new study, your feelings about tomorrow's autonomous vehicles may depend on what you drive today. The study was conducted by research firm MaritzCX, which spent much of the summer asking 12,353 vehicle owners to share their feelings...Read More»

American Customer Satisfaction Index (August 2016)
Lincoln, Honda, Toyota, BMW are tops in customer satisfaction (Acura, VW not so much)

Over the past few years, car owners have become increasingly dissatisfied with their vehicles. But a new study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index suggests that for most automakers, consumer sentiment has made a turn for the better. ACSI's 2016 Automobile Report polled 3,776 auto...Read More»

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo in Lime Gold Metallic paint
Like glittery metallic paints on cars? There's something you should know...

You're a conscientious consumer. You buy eggs from cage-free chickens, your bling is blood diamond-free, and your iPhone...well, you try not to think too much about your iPhone. But what about your car--specifically, its glittery metallic paint? Have you mulled that over much? Apparently, you...Read More»

2016 BMW 330e
BMW 330e comes for Tesla Model 3 in new ads: Does it miss?

Traditionally, BMW's biggest rivals have been luxury automakers with massive market share--companies like Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. In press releases and news articles, those are the companies to which BMW compares itself and its sales. But a new pair of BMW ads takes aim at a much, much smaller...Read More»

Partial BMW diesel lineup for model-year 2016
EPA to let BMW sell diesels in U.S. for 2017

Good news, diesel fans: Volkswagen hasn't ruined things for everyone. The EPA has approved BMW's 2017 model-year diesel lineup. A few months ago, some might not have thought they'd ever see that sentence. Thanks to the ongoing fiasco known as Dieselgate, elected officials and regulators around the...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: MD, MA, NY file suits; BMW diesels delayed; South Korean sales stop

Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced that it was getting out of the diesel business--at least in the U.S., and at least for the forseeable future. That was undoubtedly the worst news related to the ongoing Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal that we've seen over the past week, but it's not the only...Read More»

Battery storage system electrified by BMW i
BMW i3 batteries will become energy storage systems for the home

First, there was the Powerwall, the wall-mounted battery from Tesla Motors designed to store electricity generated by solar panels and help consumers escape the grid. Sensing the start of a trend, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan followed suit, offering sleek-looking batteries that double as energy storage...Read More»

2016 BMW X3
BMW X3, X4, X5, X6 recalled: over 210,000 vehicles affected

Earlier today, BMW issued two recalls affecting more than 210,000 crossovers in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one recall stems from issues with the anchor bars that hold child safety seats in place, while the other is the result of a potentially serious...Read More»

2016 BMW 7-Series
BMW issues recall and stop-sale for 2016 7-Series models

BMW North America has announced a recall and stop-sale of select 7-Series sedans from the 2016 model year. The recall affects more than 6,000 vehicles in the U.S. and stems from a problem with the airbag control module, which was manufactured by Continental. The National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks...Read More»

2016 BMW 3-Series
2016 BMW 3-Series Crash-Tested: Maintains ‘Marginal’ Rating

Luxury sport sedans like the BMW 3-Series may wrap in more safety-technology features than mainstream models the same size; yet you can’t necessarily count on better occupant safety. That’s what a new set of crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) helps...Read More»

2016 BMW 7-Series
Need A Lift? Today Only, Uber Offers Free Rides In The 2016 BMW 7-Series

Desperate for a lift? Want to check out a new BMW while you're being chauffeured around town? Today could be your lucky day. That's because BMW has teamed up with Uber to offer free rides in the all-new 2016 BMW 7-Series. There are, however, a couple of caveats -- the biggest being that you have to...Read More»

2015 BMW 3-Series
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series Recalled To Fix Exterior Lighting Software Glitch

BMW is recalling more than 7,500 U.S.-registered 3-Series vehicles from model years 2012 to 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may suffer from a software glitch that could decrease their visibility at night, in fog, or at other...Read More»

Sandra Bullock, hacking victim, in THE NET
Basically, Every Car Is Now Vulnerable To Hacking

The auto world has been thinking a lot about hacking lately. For years, it wasn't much of a concern, but now that many new cars are connected to telematics networks like Uconnect and OnStar and to cellular networks via dongles attached to their onboard diagnostics ports, our rides are becoming...Read More»

BMW's EnLighten app
BMW's EnLighten App Tells You How To Time Stop Lights (And Helps Launch The V2G Revolution)

If you live in a city long enough, you get to understand its traffic lights. Some places, they're synchronized, so when your light turns green, you know how fast you can drive and hit the next one without slowing down. When it works right, it's a thing of beauty. BMW has now made the light-timing...Read More»

Nokia HERE Auto
Audi, BMW, Daimler Buy Nokia's Mapping Division For $3.1 Billion To Keep Google Out Of Cars

We are poised at the brink of a revolution. Dramatic as that may sound, it's true: autonomous vehicles are coming, and when they finally arrive, they will upend whole industries, force cities to reevaluate the way they earn money, and of course, bring about radical changes in the way that we get...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper
2014-2015 MINI Cooper Recalled To Improve Crash Protection

BMW has issued a recall for select MINI vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles were improperly constructed and provide less protection for occupants during collisions than is required by law. ALSO SEE...Read More»

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