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Apple Name-Checks BMW During Reveal Of The New Apple Watch (But Where Was CarPlay?)
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»

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
BMW Recalls More Than 156,000 Six-Cylinder Cars

BMW is recalling some vehicles manufactured from 2010-2012. More than 156,000 vehicles equipped with in-line six-cylinder engines have aluminum bolts on their cam-timing system's housing that could break. Vehicles involved include the following: 1-Series coupes and convertibles, manufactured from...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
BMW, Chrysler, Ford Vehicles Join Long List Of Airbag-Related Recalls

Yesterday, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan added nearly three million vehicles to a growing list of cars recalled for faulty airbags. (For those keeping score at home, that brought the worldwide total to about 10.5 million.) The airbags were made by Takata in the early 2000s and contain a faulty...Read More»

Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)
Tesla's First Takers: BMW, Nissan Talk To Elon Musk & Co. About Battery Charging

Last week, Tesla Motors and its charismatic CEO, Elon Musk, did something very, very unusual. After dropping cryptic hints about some "controversial" plans, Musk revealed that Tesla would make its patented electric car technology available to anyone, at no cost, with no threat of lawsuits, provided...Read More»

2015 BMW X6
2015 BMW X6 Unveiled

The BMW X6 might not be the prettiest or the most practical utility vehicle on the market, but BMW has sold more than 250,000 of its “Sports Activity Coupe” since 2008. Big sales mean that the X6 will be sticking around, and it also means that competitors (namely Mercedes-Benz) are...Read More»

2015 BMW X4, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 BMW X4 Video: New York Auto Show

BMW’s SUV lineup is growing again this year, and so is its lineup of coupes. Well, sort of. This is the BMW X4, the automaker's shapely new crossover-coupe-ish utility vehicle. You probably know the bigger X6—that’s the more coupe-like version of BMW’s X5 utility vehicle...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
BMW Recalls Nearly Half A Million Vehicles For Engine Problem

BMW has expanded a recall of 2010-2012 model-year cars and SUVs to include roughly 156,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. According to Mashable, the recall affects: 2010-2012 BMW 1-Series 2010-2012 BMW 3-Series 2010-2012 BMW 5-Series 2010-2012 BMW X3 2010-2012 BMW X5 2010-2012 BMW X6 2010-2012 BMW...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
Survey: Women Prefer Men In Black Ford Pickups, Men Prefer Women In Red BMW Sports Cars

There are a lot of things to consider when buying a new car: What kind of fuel economy does it earn? What safety features does it offer? Will I need to call tech support just to set up the radio? One thing we've never heard folks ask, though, is whether their new ride will be attractive to...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG options package
Will You Rent Options & Upgrades On Your Next Car?

Computers have become integral parts of our everyday lives. Whether they're sitting on our desks, in our pockets, or on our wrists, we've become increasingly dependent on these devices to keep us connected and informed. (Heck, you're reading this article on a computer right now, aren't you?)...Read More»

Honda's award-winning 'Hands' commercial
Honda Takes Top Honors In Annual Auto Ad Competition (Video)

It's a big week for directors, grips, and gaffers -- and not just because of the Golden Globes. The North American International Auto Show is up and running in Detroit, and today on the show floor, awards are being doled out for the best recent car ads. The Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards...Read More»

2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo  -  Driven, December 2013
2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo: First Drive

Recalibration. If you have preconceptions of what the 3-Series has been and should be, it's what you need to do when first getting behind the wheel of the new 3-Series Gran Turismo. That's not simply because while the 2014 BMW 3-Series GT is a hatchback and the 3-Series sedan has a trunk; there's a...Read More»

2007 BMW 335i Convertible
BMW Recalls Over 76,000 Vehicles From 2006 & 2007 Due To Air Bag Flaw

BMW has issued a recall for a wide range of vehicles from the 2006 and 2007 model-years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles suffer from problems with their air bag systems, which could increase the risk of serious injury during a crash...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Mercedes-Benz Zips Ahead Of BMW In U.S. Luxury Race

Until 2010 or so, Lexus had a firm grip on the U.S. luxury auto market. Then came massive, headline-grabbing recalls from its parent company, Toyota, and Lexus' reputation became tarnished. Though the Toyota brand ultimately bounced back, Lexus' largely ho-hum product line has delayed the upscale...Read More»

2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe
2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe: Official Details, Pricing, Pictures

What replaces BMW’s entry-level Coupe and Convertible, the 1-Series? That would be the all-new 2014 2-Series; and BMW has all at once confirmed some key information and details about it, released plenty of pictures, and even set the basics around pricing—all for a vehicle that...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series 528i
2008-2010 BMW 5-Series & M5 Recalled For Electrical Problem

BMW has issued a voluntary recall of 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5 vehicles from the 2008, 2009, and 2010 model years. According to a bulletin posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects 134,100 cars manufactured between March 1, 2007 and December 31, 2009. The...Read More»

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