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Mission Impossible 4, GM, Rolls-Royce, Gordon Murray: Todays' Car News
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»

Millward Brown's 2011 BrandZ study
Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World

Just last week, we reported BMW had finally kicked Toyota's Lexus brand from the top spot in the U.S. luxury market. Today, the trade winds have shifted, and we find Toyota booting BMW out of its #1 rank on a different list -- the list of the world's most valuable brands. The news comes via...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Six 2011 High-Tech Luxury Sedans For Affluent Families

Sitting in a top-drawer luxury sedan certainly has its appeal, for the well-heeled family. Commuting's just better with LCD touchscreens and Dolby surround sound, isn't it? And isn't a long vacation trip easier with twin 8-inch DVD screens in the back seat? When you pay the price, a luxury family...Read More»

2011 BMW X5
BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales

For several years, the U.S. luxury market has been dominated by Lexus, but as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Toyota's high-end marque recently lost ground with American shoppers. Now BMW sits in the driver's seat, ahead of German rival Mercedes-Benz by a super-slim lead of just 29 sales...Read More»

2012 BMW X1 X1 xDrive28i
BMW Says No X1 For U.S. Until End Of 2012

BMW aficionados waiting for the X1 luxury compact crossover to arrive here will have to wait a year longer. That’s according to a report in Automotive News quoting Jim O’Donnell, CEO of BMW of North America, who said the reason is strong demand in the U.S. for the larger and redesigned...Read More»