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

2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet
New Take On “Car Lover”: U.K. Study Reveals Amorous Car Habits

If you’ve ever described yourself as a car lover, you might find the results of a U.K. study quite amusing. Confused.com, one of the U.K.’s biggest price comparison services, surveyed 2,000 drivers and discovered nearly half (47.5 percent) of males said they’d had sex in their...Read More»

President Obama's limousine
Gay Rights, Tri-Turbo X3, and Obama's Beast: Today's Car News

President Obama calls it The Beast--the official state limousine, gutterbrain. [TheCarConnection] Nissan's come out of the closet in its stand against Tennessee's new gay-inequality laws. Wonder how VW feels? [TheCarConnection] Hot off the rumormill, BMW may be considering adding a third turbo to...Read More»

2012 Audi A6 Avant
How to Get from ‘B’ To ‘A’? Ask Audi

Having had a relatively low stress day, I decided to ruin it by intentionally engaging in what I like to call “anger gardening.” It involves weeding my backyard, which according to some has become an unintentional exercise in biodiversity run amok. There are more types of weeds and...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Can Cadillac Really Compete With BMW? #YouTellUs

Cadillac continues to tell us that it wants to truly compete with BMW. The upcoming ATS is being positioned as a 3-Series competitor; meanwhile the next-gen CTS will grow to take on the BMW 5-Series with even better interior quality and materials But is all this enough? Yesterday we learned that...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis
All-Wheel Drive Hyundai Genesis? Not Until Next-Gen 2014

Striving to be a luxury automaker for its top-end models – and doing rather well at it, we might say – it looks like Korean automaker Hyundai won’t be offering an all-wheel drive version of the Genesis luxury sedan until the next generation model. According to a report in Car and...Read More»

BMW Concept M5 (a.k.a. 2012 BMW M5)
Video: BMW M5 Need for Speed

As I was walking to the gym this yesterday in truly vain attempt to trim the belly fat accumulated through excessive hot dog consumption and various sugary confectionery treats that would send most diabetics straight into a coma, I came across a very well-maintained, last generation Mazda6...Read More»

2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Toyota Regains Face--Hope It Doesn’t Crack

The world is full of contradictions, surprises and head-scratchers. Not the least of which is why I pay so much in taxes and get so little in return. That would qualify as a contradiction but certainly not as a surprise or mystery. However, this universal truth of “if it’s screwy and...Read More»

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