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Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World
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»

2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe
Penske Automotive: First Quarter Retail Sales Increase 18-Percent in U.S.

Penske Automotive is one of the largest car retailers in the world. With 172 mainly premium and import dealerships in 17 states, Penske is the second largest auto dealer in the U.S. As a result, this publically-trade, Fortune 500 Company acts as a barometer for car dealers around the country and...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac, Ford, BMW Win Most of Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards

In Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards, three automakers score multiple wins with Cadillac taking the lion’s share of three out of ten awards and Ford and BMW, two each. Single category award winners include Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz. This is the fourth year of the Kelley...Read More»

Kylie Minogue and the Lexus CT 200h
Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very real parts shortages, the disaster has had a direct impact on the way that U.S. consumers view Asian brands. Now, the world's...Read More»

2008 BMW 3-Series M3
My First Impressions of M

It's the last day of the 2007 New York International Auto Show and I'm racing onto the ferry, to at the very least, catch a glimpse of everything I had been reading about all week. On the walk to the Javits Center I began to make the mad dash across the West Side Highway trying not to get hit by...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
Watch The Birth Of Your 2011 BMW X3

The problem with filming the birth of a child is this: what do you with the footage after you capture it? Relatives won’t want to see it, and I’d be afraid of any neighbors who voluntarily sit though a screening. Let’s face it: childbirth, though miraculous, isn’t exactly...Read More»

BMW 8-speed transmission
BMW Working On GPS-Linked Transmission

When it comes to the automobile, there are useful technologies like electronic stability control and anti-lock braking systems, that make driving safer for the vast majority of motorists. Then there's technology for technology’s sake, like rain-sensing wipers or like BMW’s latest...Read More»

2011 Lexus GS 460 4-door Sedan Front Exterior View
Lexus LF-Gh Concept Hints at Next GS

Not about to be outdone by the BMW 5-Series GT, Lexus announced it will introduce the LF-Gh Hybrid Concept at the 2011 New York International Auto Show later this month. Teaser shots for the LF-Gh, which stands for Lexus Future Grand Touring Hybrid, reveal an evolution of the L-finesse design...Read More»

Dr. Kay Segler
BMW's Dr. Kay Segler Returns To MINI

You’ve probably heard the name Dr. Kay (pronounced “Kai”) Segler before; as head of BMW’s M Division, Dr. Segler was instrumental in the creation of BMW’s 1-Series M Coupe. His name and face were all over the internet at the launch of the track-day-terror, which Segler...Read More»

BMW Concept M5 (a.k.a. 2012 BMW M5)
BMW Teases M5 Concept Ahead Of Shanghai Debut

BMW knows what’s riding on the launch of their 2012 M5: get it right, and the car continues a legacy of performance and comfort unmatched by any other automaker's performance sedans. Get it wrong, and the BMW faithful are likely to storm Munich with pitchforks and torches, demanding heads in...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 2-door Coupe Grille
Driving BMW: It’s Not Just Cars Anymore

 Bavarians, if you ask them, are stubborn, proud, defiant and like to eat pork in all its forms, and swill beer and enjoy life. They are the Italians of Germany. They waltz to the beat of their own drum and frankly most other Germans either despise them or are jealous of them. Or both. The...Read More»

2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe
Plan On Drinking? Maybe A Service Like BeMyDD Is In Your Future

While the concept of a designated driver isn’t a new one, making a business out of keeping drinking drivers off the road by providing them a chauffeured service is a bit novel. A news report out of San Antonio caught our eye, so we thought we’d expand a bit on the idea here. And, no, we...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Volvo's Scandinavian Soul Search

Since its acquisition by Geely one year ago, it would appear that Volvo is experiencing a bit of an identity crisis. Conflicting statements from top executives have presented an opaque image of future development and called into question strategies for expansion. At the core of the debate is...Read More»

2011 BMW X5 M Sport Package
Four 2011 500-HP Luxury SUVs: Performance Comes With A Price

For the well-heeled families – or those who aspire to be – FamilyCarGuide presents a fierce foursome of 500-horsepower luxury SUVs capable of doing just about whatever you want. The only downsides are possibly two: stratospheric purchase price and low fuel economy. But if performance in...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Yikes: Facebook, Twitter Come To The 2011 BMW 1-Series

Early last month, our colleagues at AllCarTech wrote about BMW's Future Lab and its ConnectedDrive telematics system (which reminds us a bit of GM's upgraded OnStar, with a bit of Pandora thrown in for fun). Now, the automaker has tweaked its Connected app for the iPhone to include social...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 4-door Sedan Side Exterior View
Five 2011 Luxury Family Sedans With Plenty of Power

No pretenders here. Each of these five luxury family sedans boasts serious power and handling capabilities along with all the amenities consumers expect – and then some. When it comes to a luxury family sedan with V-8 power or better that is a flat-out bargain, they don’t come much...Read More»

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