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2012 BMW 528i: First Drive
2012 BMW 528i: First Drive

As a casual luxury shopper considering the 2012 BMW 528i, you might not think that there's anything all that radical about this model. It's a good-looking sport sedan, fitted with some noteworthy tech features, and rated an excellent 34 mpg on the highway. What's not to love? But if that's you...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series convertible first drive
2012 BMW 6-Series, Lamborghini Sales, Geneva Motor Show: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Ayrton Senna's race helmet gets sold at auction and GM forms an alliance with PSA Peugeot Citroen. Automakers gear up for the Geneva Motor Show and NASCAR fined team number 48. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Ferrari released video...Read More»

2012 BMW X3
2013 BMW X3 Gets New Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine

BMW calls it a “return to its roots” and with the announcement that the 2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i SAV arriving in dealerships this May will sport a new 2.0-liter “TwinPower” turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the news may well be welcome for family car buyers looking for a more...Read More»

Lara Stone and Mercedes-Benz SL star in new Calvin Klein campaign
Chrysler Loans, Transformers 4, Tesla And Mercedes-Benz: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, De Tomaso has new owners and Toyota has revealed a new concept. BMW's priced the 2013 X3 and Nevada is okay with self-driving cars. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Tesla and Mercedes-Benz are going to collaborate on a new vehicle...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
2012 BMW 3-Series, Super Bowl Car Ads, Tesla Model X: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Toyota's issued a recall and we've driven the 2012 BMW ActiveE electric car. An Iowa man has been nailed for doing 188 mph--188 mph--and gas prices might be going up. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We've taken our first drive of...Read More»

2012 BMW X5
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i: Recall Alert

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model-year X5 xDrive35i SUVs over concerns about a potential flaw in the automatic transmission’s parking lock. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) site lists the number of potential affected units...Read More»

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Do You Really Care What Car You Drive?

Once upon a time, consumers were fiercely brand-loyal. Many of our parents and grandparents drove Fords or Chevys or Plymouths, and that's all they drove. But as we've seen over the past few years, brand loyalty is becoming a thing of the past -- a fact that's confirmed by new study from Consumer...Read More»

Audi's signature LEDs on the 2013 S7
Super Bowl Ads, Audi Q1, EV-1 For Sale: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we take a look at five cars that beat their EPA ratings and Mazda reconfirms diesel engines are coming to the U.S. Lexus and Audi tease their Super Bowl ads and Top Gear gets ready for season 18. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series Sedan Sport Line
2012 BMW 3-Series Video Preview

The 2012 BMW 3-Series is already making the rounds with reviewers and will soon be landing in driveways near you, so why not get up to speed on its key features with a quick two-minute video? Once you're done there, of course, you can head over to our quick review of the new 3-Series for more...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe
BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand

For a full decade, Lexus has been parked at the top of the U.S. luxury car heap, but no more. Sales stats released this week have put a different brand in the top spot, and that brand is BMW. The Wall Street Journal reports that BMW and rival automaker Mercedes-Benz both delayed sharing sales...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Christopher Chapman To Head Design For Hyundai America

Hyundai has announced that former BMW designer Christopher Chapman has been appointed to the position of Chief Designer at the Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI). In this role, he will have overall responsibility for new vehicle and concept vehicle design. Chapman takes over from Philip...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
Changing Your Oil Too Often? You Might Be Surprised

How many of us grew up with the admonition from our parents, usually from our dad, that the car’s oil needed to be changed every 3,000 miles? Actually, it was more like three months or 3,000 miles. Times have changed, but far too many of us are still adhering to those outdated...Read More»

The Great Wall of China
Starting Today, China Slaps Tariffs On U.S.-Made Vehicles

Car shoppers in China got an unpleasant surprise this morning: the Chinese government announced plans to impose tariffs of up to 22% on all vehicles made in the U.S., starting today. U.S. auto manufacturers aren't especially happy about the news either -- not only because it makes their vehicles...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA right-hand drive model
Highway Deaths Down, 2013 Dodge Dart: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review both the 2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo and the 2012 Lexus LFA. Volvo previews a modern P1800 and Audi confirms the Q6. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. INDYCAR announces it will not return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway...Read More»

BMW i8 Concept
BMW Launches 'Mission To Drive' Year-End Sales Event

If you've been planning to purchase a new car and you've got luxury on your mind, you might want to stop by your local BMW showroom. The automaker has rolled out a slew of year-end deals to coincide with the launch of the new Mission Impossible movie. As we've mentioned before, BMWs will feature...Read More»

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard

Here's a sentence we won't get to type very often: Rolls-Royce has issued a recall for the 2010 Ghost. The problem lies in a faulty circuit board, which can cause damage to the vehicle's electric auxiliary water pump and, in certain cases, start an engine fire. If that description sounds a little...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo M Sport Package
2008-2011 BMW 5-Series, 7-Series, X5 And X6: Recall Alert

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain model year 2008-2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5, and X6 vehicles equipped with eight- or twelve-cylinder turbocharged engines for a faulty electric auxiliary water pump. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2011 BMW 7-Series
2008-2011 BMW 5-Series, 7-Series, X5, And X6 Recalled For Fire Hazard

BMW has issued a recall for 5-Series, 7-Series, X5, and X6 vehicles from the 2008 - 2011 model years. Some of those vehicles may suffer from a faulty water pump circuit board, which could result in a fire. Specifically, the BMW recall affects vehicles with 8-cylinder or 12-cylinder turbocharged...Read More»

1980 Comuta-Car. Photo by Chad Conway
2012 BMW 1-Series, Saab Saved, Bob Beaumont Dead: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Ford Fusion and BMW 1-Series. The creator of the 1970s CitiCar Electric Car passes away, and Porsche designs a BlackBerry. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Saab is going to be saved after all the drama, pending...Read More»

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