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2011 BMW 328i, 335i Recalled For Driveshaft Problem
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»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
BMW's i3 and i8 Electric Cars, 2012 Honda CR-V: This Week In Reverse

Honda has shown a concept of its upcoming 2012 CR-V, which we'll be driving later this year. [TheCarConnection] BMW as we know it is about to change: the company has taken the wraps off its upcoming i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid. [GreenCarReports] Infiniti continues the to tease us by...Read More»

BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011
BMW i3 And i8 Concepts: Live Photos From Frankfurt Debut

In the not too distant future BMW will be launching a whole range of environmentally friendly vehicles grouped under its new “i” division, the first of which will be an electric compact hatch dubbed the i3. Today, at a special press conference in Frankfurt, Germany, BMW took the wraps...Read More»

BMW logo
"BWM": German Precision, Right Down To The Ad Copy

At the German company where I work, the relationship between German colleagues and North American and British colleagues can be strained. It comes down to the German cultural capital of speaking directly, clearly and very unambiguously. I have been party to social situations where one colleague...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
2011 BMW X3 Recall: Steering At Issue

BMW has announced a voluntary safety recall of certain 2011 model year X3 SUVs. Approximately 50 units are affected, and all were built between April 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011. Due to a supplier calibration error, the control module for the electric power steering may malfunction, resulting in a...Read More»

BMW prototype based on Vision EfficientDynamics concept
Mission Impossible 4, GM, Rolls-Royce, Gordon Murray: Todays' Car News

The first trailer for Mission Impossible 4 has hit the interwebz. It shows off the upcoming BMW i8 and new 6-Series Convertible. [MotorAuthority] California will no longer let hybrids drive in the High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes with only a single occupant. [GreenCarReports] Rolls-Royce is taking the...Read More»

2009 BMW M3
BMW Mack Daddy: 2011 1M Coupe or 2011 M3? #YouTellUs

BMW now has two cars that are fighting for a similar piece of the pie. The 2011 BMW M3 is the heavyweight (literally), and with a loyal following and hallowed nameplate, it's the car to beat. The 2011 BMW 1M Coupe is the newcomer, it's lighter and has more torque when using the over-boost function...Read More»

2011 BMW X5 xDrive
2012 BMW X5: Recall Alert

BMW has announced the recall of some of its 2012 X5 xDrive35d models, manufactured from March 31, 2011 through May 19, 2011. Some 923 of the utes may have been built with a faulty power steering belt tensioner. The welds used in forming the tensioner can crack over time, leading to a failure of the...Read More»

Bridgestone RE05A run-flat tire
Spare Tires Soon To Disappear From Family Sedans? Maybe, If Trend Continues

If thoughts of changing that flat tire on the family car in the pouring rain or dangerously close to the side of the road are the stuff of bad dreams, the fact that some automakers are ditching spare tires in some models may give you pause. The trend, it seems, is spreading. While so-called...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
Which Cars Don't You Want? #YouTellUs

There will always be those cars that make you scratch your head. The ones that make you think, "why the heck would I ever want that?" The BMW X6 and Acura ZDX are, for many, automotive equivalents to a poster child when it comes to this category. There are so many reasons the BMW X6 and Acura ZDX...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan R-Spec
If BMW Is Chipotle, Hyundai Is Taco Bell: Today In Analogies

Have you ever wondered what car company your favorite fast food restaurant equates to? Apparently the CEO of Taco Bell, Greg Creed, has, because he’s quick to equate his chain with automotive value leader Hyundai. When asked by QSR Magazine how Taco Bell stacked up against rival (but upscale)...Read More»

BMW Don't TXT and Drive campaign
Distracted Driving Gets New Foe in BMW

It’s about time the automakers stepped up to the serious problem of distracted driving due to texting and cellphone use behind the wheel. BMW, in its just-launched national advertising campaign, is putting some money behind the message: “Don’t TXT and Drive.” The BMW ads are...Read More»

L2's Facebook IQ survey for 2011
BMW Zooms To The Front Of The Pack On Facebook

If you're on Facebook, you understand its allure, its dazzling ability to connect you with friends, fremenies, people you'd thought you'd forgotten, and others you wished you had. If you're not on Facebook...well, you will be. Facebook -- or at least the social, interconnected, sharable info model...Read More»

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