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BMW & Baidu Could Release An Autonomous Car Before Google, But Does It Matter?
BMW & Baidu Could Release An Autonomous Car Before Google, But Does It Matter?

When we think of autonomous cars, we tend to think of Google. Though other companies have developed self-driving technologies -- Audi and Tesla among them -- Google has turned heads because (a) it's a newbie in the auto market, (b) it has a wealth of tech resources at its fingertips, including...Read More»

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BMW, Aston Martin, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz: Why Are Automakers Heading South?

In case you hadn't noticed, there's a mass migration underway in the auto industry. Whether they sell luxury SUVs or mainstream sedans, car companies of all stripes are heading south. ALSO SEE: The Lowest-Rated Cars Of 2015 Many are already there -- and have been for years. Hyundai has a base of...Read More»

2008 MINI Cooper Hardtop
2005-2008 MINI Cooper (Hardtop, Convertible, And S) Recalled For Airbag Flaw

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently launched an investigation of the 2012 Subaru Impreza following numerous complaints that the car's safety system had incorrectly disabled the front passenger airbag. Now, BMW is recalling more than 90,000 MINI Cooper hardtop, convertible...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop
2014-2015 MINI Cooper Recalled For Weight Misstatement

BMW is recalling more than 13,000 MINI Cooper vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. The issue? The cars' stated carrying carrying capacity is incorrect. READ: GM's Total Bill For 2014 Recalls Is $4.1 Billion: What About 2015? The good news is, the problem appears to weigh (sorry) in...Read More»

2015 BMW X3
2015 BMW X3 Earns Five-Star Safety Ratings

The 2015 BMW X3 is already one of the sportiest yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers good for family use. And now with fresh New Car Assessment (NCAP) crash-test results released by the federal govenment, it’s also looking like one of the safest. In federal testing, the 2015 X3 earned...Read More»

Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day, we're encouraged to consume, consume, consume: to drink more beer, to eat more pizza, or, if football isn't our thing, to...Read More»

2015 BMW X6 xDrive35i  -  Quick Drive
2015 BMW X6 xDrive35i: Quick Drive

Is the BMW X6 a niche vehicle, with space and versatility compromised in favor of a more rakish roofline? Some will rush to that conclusion. But anyone who makes such claims is more than a little misguided—and they clearly haven’t crawled around inside the latest X6, let alone taken one...Read More»

2016 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe
BMW Raises Prices, But Not On You

BMW is raising prices on its entire lineup of 2015 vehicles--but according to CarsDirect, it won't be affecting car shoppers, at least for the moment. ALSO SEE: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Investigated For Engine Fire Captured On Film: Video The German automaker is coming off a great December and a...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series
BMW Voluntarily Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2004-2006 3-Series Cars Nationwide

German automaker BMW has expanded its recall of cars equipped with potentially flawed Takata-brand airbags to include vehicles registered anywhere in the U.S. As Detroit News reports, the company joins Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and Mazda in doing so. ALSO SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger Tested By Feds...Read More»

BMW Remote Valet Parking, CES 2015
BMW Is Working On 360-Degree Collision Avoidance & Parking Via Smartwatch

Once upon a time, all that car companies could think about in December was the upcoming Detroit Auto Show (and year-end sales, of course). But as high-tech features have become strong selling points with consumers, another January event has drawn the attention of auto industry types: the Consumer...Read More»

2015 BMW X5
2015 BMW X5 Earns Five-Star Sweep In Federal Crash Tests

The 2015 BMW X5 has been run through the full set of crash tests overseen by the federal government, and it’s emerged with top-tier ratings. ALSO SEE: North American Car & Truck/Utility Of The Year Finalists Announced In New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, the 2015 X5 earned...Read More»

BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype
BMW Adding Plug-In Hybrid Options For Best-Selling Models

Today, BMW announced that it will soon offer plug-in hybrid variants of its most popular models. The news comes in the midst of several unveilings, including a 3-Series plug-in prototype and a new generation of BMW hybrid concepts set to debut at the company's facility in Miramas, France. All...Read More»

2014 BMW Z4
2012-2014 BMW 3-Series, 4-Series, X1, X3, Z4 Recalled To Repair Braking System

BMW has issued a recall for select 3-Series, 4-Series, X1, X3, and Z4 vehicles from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), some of those vehicles may suffer from flaws in their braking systems. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford...Read More»

25 years of the airbag
NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a years-long series of recalls affecting more than 12 million vehicles around the world -- a number that ticked up by 247,000...Read More»

BMW app displayed on the Apple Watch on 9-9-14 (via The Verge)
Apple Name-Checks BMW During Reveal Of The New Apple Watch (But Where Was CarPlay?)

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its highly anticipated iWatch -- which, for better or worse, is actually called "Apple Watch". What'll it do for drivers? We're not entirely sure, but Apple dropped some intriguing hints. READ: Six Reasons Why The Fiat 500e Electric Car Beats The Abarth Apple Watch won't...Read More»

2015 BMW i8
Can't Afford A $135,000 BMW i8? You Can Still Enjoy Some Of Its High Tech Toys

Tech gadgets can be big selling tools for automakers (when they work properly, that is). Unfortunately, many of the newest, glitziest gizmos are only available on new cars -- often, new, expensive cars. Case in point: the BMW i8, the predecessor of which first flaunted its features in the 2011 film...Read More»

2014 BMW i3
BMW's New Electric Car Charger Lays Ground For Charging Network. So, Why All That Talk With Tesla?

While other automakers seem to be wavering on their commitment to electric vehicles, BMW is preparing to take the luxury EV market by storm. According to Green Car Reports, the automaker recently unveiled a new supercharger that could soon create an electric-car charging network bigger than Tesla's...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
2000-2006 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Faulty Airbags Made By Takata

Deciding that it's better to be safe than sorry, BMW has announced that it will replace all passenger-side front airbags in 3-Series vehicles from the 2000-2006 model years. Like many other automakers that have recently issued airbag-related recalls, BMW's stems from airbag systems manufactured by...Read More»

2015 BMW i8
Following In Tesla's Footsteps, BMW Offers To Share Electric Car Technology

Well, this is interesting: according to Auto News, BMW wants to share its electric-car technology with other automakers. Why is that interesting? Because Tesla Motors did something very similar last month. Was BMW inspired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk's (nominally) altruistic act? Or is BMW trying to...Read More»

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