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BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand
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 Times have changed, but far too many of us are still adhering to those outdated...Read More»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»

BMW ActiveE
2012 BMW ActiveE Needs Electronauts: Do You Have The Right Stuff?

BMW is gearing up for a trial run of its 2012 ActiveE electric vehicle, but the automaker doesn't want just anyone in the test driver's seat. No, it's looking for "electronauts". Do you have what it takes? There are three steps you'll need to follow in order to enroll in the ActiveE pilot program...Read More»

2011 BMW 3-Series M-Sport Package
2011 BMW 328i, 335i: Recall Alert

In its third recall this month, BMW is recalling a small number of 2011 model year 328i xDrive and 335i xDrive models over concerns about a problem with the front driveshaft. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at...Read More»

2011 BMW 3-Series M-Sport Package
2011 BMW 328i, 335i Recalled For Driveshaft Problem

BMW has issued a recall for 2011 models of the 328i and 335i. At issue is a problem with the vehicles' front driveshaft, which could ultimately result in a collision. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bolts on the vehicles' front driveshaft may not...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

2005 BMW 3-Series 325i
2002-2005 BMW 3-Series: Recall Alert

In the second BMW recall this week, the automaker is now recalling certain model year 2002-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i and 330xi vehicles over potential malfunction of the rear lights. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected...Read More»

2005 BMW 3-Series 325i
2002 - 2005 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Electrical Flaw

Hot on the heels of yesterday's recall of the 2009 BMW X5, BMW of North America has issued a second recall alert -- this time for 3-Series vehicles from the 2002 - 2005 model years. At issue is a flaw in the cars' electrical system that can cause the rear lights to stop working, increasing the risk...Read More»

2009 BMW X5 xDrive 35d
2009 BMW X5 Diesel: Recall Alert

BMW is recalling certain 2009 model year X5 xDrive 35d sport utility vehicles over concerns about a potentially faulty fuel-filter heater. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 2,120. Affected vehicles were...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Get A Boost: Family Sedans With Turbo Engines

Before it was V-6 engines with the performance of a V-8 that automakers were touting, but today the big news, especially in family sedans, is turbocharged four-cylinders that are more powerful and more fuel-efficient than their V-6 brethren. Here we take a look at four 2012 and one 2013 family...Read More»

2014 BMW i3 spotted in Chicago
2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Spotted In Chicago

BMW just unveiled their i3 urban electric car in Frankfurt last month, and it’s already racked up some impressive frequent-flyer miles. An observant car fan who goes by the You Tube user name of jprothe recently caught the diminutive, city-car- of-the-future filming a commercial on Wacker...Read More»

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