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Buick, Porsche are tops in J.D. Power sales satisfaction survey
Buick, Porsche are tops in J.D. Power sales satisfaction survey

Have you bought a new car lately? How satisfied were you with the process? If you drove home a Buick or Porsche, you're likely to say "very satisfied", according to a new study from J.D. Power. The study in question is the 2016 Sales Satisfaction Index, which "measures the ability of dealerships to...Read More»

Downey 5 Min. Car Wash (Los Angeles, California)
Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...Read More»

2011 BMW X5 M Sport Package
BMW recalls 136,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix stalling & fuel leaks

BMW is recalling a wide range of cars and crossovers from 2007 to 2012 to address a problem with their fuel systems, which could cause vehicles to leak fuel and stall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 136,188 vehicles registered in the U.S. are affected by the...Read More»

2016 BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition
2016 BMW i8 vs. 2016 Tesla Model S: Compare Cars

The Tesla Model S and BMW i8 both plug in to recharge their battery packs, and they can both carry six-figure price tags. They're also from two of the most forward-looking and technology-focused brands in the world. Beyond those factors, the all-electric luxury sedan and the plug-in hybrid sport...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series
Tech-laden 2017 BMW 5-Series arrives, looks like mini-7

Clearly channeling its larger 7-Series sibling, the 2017 BMW 5-Series has arrived—and it marks BMW's biggest foray into autonomous driving yet. The 2017 5-Series won't hit dealers until early next year, and the automaker is holding off releasing pricing and detailed specifications until then...Read More»

2016 BMW 3-Series
2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2017 Infiniti Q50: Compare cars

The BMW 3-Series, the benchmark for sport sedans, has fended off pretenders to its sporty throne time and again, but that's not necessarily the case any more. Strong efforts by Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, and Infiniti have posed real competition. At the same time, BMW's latest 3-Series has lost...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid
2017 BMW 7-Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Compare Cars

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series are large sedans that serve as the flagship models of their respective brands. Both of these sedans have typically been among the first in the world to offer advanced technology, comfort, and active-safety features, as well advanced engineering and...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport (C-Class)
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»

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