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2015 BMW X3 Earns Five-Star Safety Ratings
2015 BMW X3 Earns Five-Star Safety Ratings

The 2015 BMW X3 is already one of the sportiest yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers good for family use. And now with fresh New Car Assessment (NCAP) crash-test results released by the federal govenment, it’s also looking like one of the safest. In federal testing, the 2015 X3 earned...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
BMW, Chrysler, Ford Vehicles Join Long List Of Airbag-Related Recalls

Yesterday, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan added nearly three million vehicles to a growing list of cars recalled for faulty airbags. (For those keeping score at home, that brought the worldwide total to about 10.5 million.) The airbags were made by Takata in the early 2000s and contain a faulty...Read More»

2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe
2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe: Official Details, Pricing, Pictures

What replaces BMW’s entry-level Coupe and Convertible, the 1-Series? That would be the all-new 2014 2-Series; and BMW has all at once confirmed some key information and details about it, released plenty of pictures, and even set the basics around pricing—all for a vehicle that...Read More»

2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback (three-door)
BMW Lets Select Shoppers Skip Up To 3 Payments

The race to become America's #1 luxury brand is on, and the competition is getting ugly. Last year, Lexus' 11-year reign at the top of the U.S. luxury heap came to an end, precipitated by an aging vehicle lineup and exacerbated by production problems caused by natural disasters in Asia. Since then...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe
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»

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 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»

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»

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»

2010 BMW 1-Series 2-door Coupe 135i Front Exterior View
Teens And Safe Driving: More Important Than Ever

BMW’s launch of their “Drive It Home--Don’t Txt & Drive” campaign at a special teen driving school in conjunction with the kickoff of the BMW Championship in Chicago this week highlights the importance of teaching teens how to drive safely and without distractions. And...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Top 3 Acura Ads of 2010: The Bland Learn To Innovate

During the day, I work for a software company that parades, pushes, uses, re-uses and abuses the word “innovation” more than a politician abuses power and money. And that is really quite a lot. Why is this buzzword so hot, so in? What makes it so attractive to marketing types and power...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Total Number Of Car Dealerships: Is The Worst Over?

Almost one in five retail dollars spent in the U.S. comes from the auto industry. It’s no wonder that one of the hardest hit sectors during the economic downturn has been car dealers--on the front lines of retail sales during one of the most difficult economic periods in recent memory. According...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series 528i
Why Gap Insurance Is Critical For A New Car

GAP insurance is short for “Guaranteed Auto Protection” insurance and is critical for anyone purchasing or leasing a new model car. GAP insurance works as an extra layer of insurance coverage on top of your basic auto insurance policy. When a vehicle suffers total loss, or is considered a...Read More»

2009 Dodge Caliber 4-door HB R/T Open Doors
Top Vehicles For Drivers Over 6' - The Dodge Caliber

The Caliber is deceiving. I leased a 2008 Dodge Caliber for a female business partner as part of her compensation. She had asked for a BMW, but my spidey senses said that would be a waste of my cash. I liked the look of the Caliber and thought the price point was good. I had a hunch that I had...Read More»

2010 BMW M5
Top 5 Car Chases = Top 5 Car Ads

OK, before we start, there will be no O.J. Simpson references or jokes, no white Broncos, and no speeding down a highway with some jerk in his Ferrari to prove how rich and/or blasted he is on the devil's dandruff. This piece is about car chases in movies and how they are nothing but pure car ads...Read More»

Carbon Motors E7
Has The Cop Car Gone Soft? Carbon Motors Says No

How many times have you seen a police car, especially a Ford Crown Vic, not the Mercedes E-Class or BMW 5 Series you see over in Germany (lucky Polizei!) and thought, wouldn't it be cool to drive one of those interceptors right up behind some yuppie jerk and scare the Rolex right off him with a...Read More»

Honda Diesel/Electric Hybrid Transport Truck
Ivory Coast Roadblocks And Is This 9 Iron Enough Club

If you have ever fumed at being backed up at a toll booth or done a slow burn when faced with grid lock on the ride home from work, you might consider the commuting situation in Ivory Coast, once West Africa’s most hospitable place for doing business.The country has had a system of informal...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
New 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton Breaks Cover

"Phaeton". I have absolutely no clue on how to pronounce that, the only thing I know is that the name is from Greek mythology. Honestly, how a designer would have thought to use a name from Greek mythology on a car boggles my mind. Cars often use animals or numbers in their names such as the Ford...Read More»

2011 BMW 3-Series M-Sport Package
BMW Is To Yuppie As Audi Is To Slimy? BMW Gets Nasty

A little while ago I dissected an ad BMW put together as part of its "BMW. Joy" campaign that you can check out on www.bmw.tv containing all kinds of great promos and such. But when I went back to check out if they had posted any new ads, I clicked on the "BMW. Joy" ad by accident and decided I...Read More»

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