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BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept Live From The Detroit Auto Show
BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept Live From The Detroit Auto Show

What, you ask, is a BMW 4-Series? That's a fair question, because technically, aside from this concept, it doesn't exist--yet. The short answer is that the 4-Series will be the successor to what BMW currently calls the 3-Series Coupe. The longer answer is that the 4-Series Coupe Concept, making its...Read More»

2012 BMW X5
2009-2012 BMW X5 Diesel Recalled For Steering Defect

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2009 through 2012 model year X5 xDrive35d SUVs for a problem that can lead to loss of power steering. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site puts the number of vehicles potentially affected in the U.S. at...Read More»

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Seat Belt Usage At Record High, Best Car To Buy Short List, Ford's Optimistic Fuel Economy Projections: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we tell you that seat belt usage is at an all-time high, thanks to big gains from drivers in Southern states. According to the latest NHTSA data, 86-percent of drivers now buckle up before hitting the road. Our list of Best Car To Buy candidates has gotten shorter, so we...Read More»

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast
The Auto Industry's Response To Hurricane Sandy

One week ago, after Hurricane Sandy's violent landfall, residents along America's eastern seaboard awoke to starkly different landscapes than they ones they'd known a few hours earlier. Homes and offices had been destroyed, mementos and landmarks ruined, lives changed, taken, forever altered. But...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Touring Edition
Cadillac Plans To Raise Prices & Prestige

If you were hoping to land a great deal on a Cadillac, you might want to act sooner rather than later: according to an article in AutoNews, Cadillac is planning to boost prices in the coming years. The increase isn't due to rising costs of labor, parts, raw materials, regulation, or other factors...Read More»

2013 BMW X1
2013 BMW X1 Video First Drive

When it finally lands on U.S. shores this winter, the BMW X1 will have maneuvered itself into a tight parking spot--wedged narrowly between the most feature-rich mass-market crossovers, and BMW's own more practical, more expensive X3 ute. The X1's been on sale for a few years around the world, but...Read More»

2007 BMW 7-Series 750i
BMW Recalls 2005-2007 7-Series To Fix Software Glitch

BMW is conducting a voluntary recall of certain 2005 through 2007 7-Series sedans to fix a software problem that may allow the doors to open, even when they appear to be closed. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially...Read More»

2012 Audi Q3
Audi Could Drive Mercedes To The #1 Luxury Spot In America

As we reported last week, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are locked in a tight race to grab the #1 spot in America's coveted luxury auto market. But according to the Detroit News, one of those companies could be helped by a third German contender. A little background For many years -- 11 to be precise --...Read More»

Lamborghini Urus concept, 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Hybrid Lamborghini SUV, Ford Warriors In Pink, Sierra Club Humor: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, Volvo appointed a new CEO and Mercedes-Benz announced a recall. Lamborghini spoke about a future hybrid, and we compared the 2013 Subaru BRZ against the 2013 Scion FR-S. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Green tires are increasing...Read More»

2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback (three-door)
BMW Lets Select Shoppers Skip Up To 3 Payments

The race to become America's #1 luxury brand is on, and the competition is getting ugly. Last year, Lexus' 11-year reign at the top of the U.S. luxury heap came to an end, precipitated by an aging vehicle lineup and exacerbated by production problems caused by natural disasters in Asia. Since then...Read More»

Interbrand's Best Global Brands, 2012
The Top 100 Global Brands: How Does Your Automaker Rank?

On Tuesday, we shared year-to-date sales stats for most automakers, but sales aren't the only way to measure a company's health. Interbrand takes a broader view of corporate value, and the marketing firm has just released its list of the top 100 global brands. To rank companies, Interbrand looks at...Read More»

2014 Jaguar F-Type
License Plate Readers, Land Rover Defender, Jaguar F-Type: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, Jaguar priced the new F-Type and Bentley talked about its SUV concept. BMW discussed three-cylinder engines and Land Rover confirmed the return of the Defender to the U.S. market. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Infiniti said the...Read More»

2012 Ford Edge
Ford Recall, Volvo Recalls, BMW Eyeing De Tomaso: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you word that Ford is recalling 2.0-liter EcoBoost-equipped 2012 Edge models for a fire risk, tell you that Volvo is recalling 2013 S60 and XC60 models for an airbag defect and spill the details on a potential sale of De Tomaso to BMW. It’s the start of a...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) spy shots
Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we show you spy photos of the upcoming 2014 C7 Corvette, tell you how the new iPhone will work to combat distracted driving and spill the beans on a new front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid concept from BMW. The weekend is nearly here, so be sure to stock up on car news, as...Read More»

2013 Jaguar XJ
Toyota Prius, 2013 Jaguar XK, 2013 SRT Viper Launch Edition: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Jaguar introduced the 2013 XK and Fiat revealed the 2013 500 Turbo. Bentley talked about future powertrains and we spied the 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Ram starred in a new retro ad campaign...Read More»

2012 BMW M6 Coupe
BMW May Have Fudged Sales Stats To Remain #1 Luxury Brand

For years, Lexus sat at the top of America's luxury heap. Then came some product stagnation, a few unpleasant recalls, and a terrible natural disaster, which bumped Lexus from its berth. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been fighting to take its place ever since. The struggle hasn't always been pretty...Read More»

BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2012
BMW, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz Are The Most Valuable Auto Brands

How do you value a brand -- not a company, not a world-renowned CEO, but a brand? Marketing research firm Millward Brown knows, and its recent rankings of international brands puts BMW, Toyota, and Mercedes-Benz at the top of the automotive sector. Millward Brown starts with quantitative data...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series
2012 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Head Restraint Flaw

BMW has announced a recall of 3-Series vehicles from the 2012 model year. At the center of that recall is a problem with the front-seat head restraints, which don't meet federal safety standards. In a nutshell, the government mandates that head restraints (or "headrests" as we often call them)...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
Test A BMW 3-Series & Support The U.S. Olympic Team

If you're a fan of luxury cars and the Olympic Games, BMW has devised a way for you to enjoy both at the same time. According the MediaPost, BMW has planned over 300 test-drive events, where shoppers and sports fans alike can put the BMW 3-Series through its paces. For every test drive taken, BMW...Read More»