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First Ride: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

First Ride: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

Alongside the first drive of the 2010 BMW X6 M this week, BMW gave the attending press, including TheCarConnection, the opportunity of a ride in the 2010 BMW 550i GT. Even though we weren’t allowed to photograph the cars due to their not-quite-production status, we can bring you our first... read more

July 10, 2009 by  -
 
MINI E

MINI 'Carfun Footprint' Makes Us Gag A Little Less

Cards on the table: we like MINIs. Really, we do. However, the company's too-clever "Carfun Footprint" calculator (mind the volume, cubicle brethren) engages our gag reflex... read more June 25, 2009 by 


 
2010 BMW 750i xDrive

2010 BMW 7-Series Gets xDrive Option And New Twin-Turbodiesel

Following its successful introduction into the market last year, the BMW 7-series is further expanding its position in 2010 with the launch of several new models and... read more June 25, 2009 by 


 
BMW 7-Series M Sport Package

2010 BMW 7-Series Gets The M Treatment

Up until the end of last year BMW was in the process of developing a brand new performance saloon positioned above the current 2009 7-Series flagship and destined to enter... read more June 25, 2009 by  1


 
2009 BMW 7-Series

BMW 7-Series Gets All-Wheel Drive For 2010

It's hard to believe, but BMW still doesn't offer all-wheel drive on its 7-Series flagship sedan. That oversight is set to be fixed for the 2010 model year, however, and... read more June 24, 2009 by 


 
2012 BMW Z2 Roadster Preview

Preview: 1-Series-based 2012 BMW Z2 Roadster

Downsizing isn't any fun when it's your job on the line, but when it means a sporty new roadster based on BMW's excellent 1-series platform, it's a welcome change from the... read more June 22, 2009 by 


 
BMW headquarters

BMW Guilt-Trips Employees Into Buying BMWs

Maybe we're too sensitive, but if we found this slapped on our windshield, we'd feel a little intimidated: "What’s wrong here? You like working with us. You appreciate your... read more June 18, 2009 by 


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC AWD

Luxury No Defense Against Weak Market, But Germans Cautiously Optimistic

Hyper-luxury European car brands like Rolls-Royce are seeing steady sales, but their more attainable counterparts - BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz - are still riding a downward... read more June 9, 2009 by 


 
2009 MINI E

Rare BMW Screwup: Mini E Electric Vehicle Is Unpleasant To Drive

Like their owners and pretty much every auto journalist, we love BMWs. And we especially love driving them. It's a cliche now, but especially their sedans are perfectly... read more June 2, 2009 by  6


 
Mercedes Benz Pre-Safe system

A Radar in Every Car: BMW, Daimler Team for Cheap Radar

No one has a crystal ball that holds the future of the auto industry, let alone the future of in-car technology, but two of the industry's biggest innovators have joined... read more May 28, 2009 by 


 
Corvette ZX-1 by Karvajal Designs

Link Love From The Car Connection: Custom MINIs, RV Options, And Why Is This Model Sad?

Model FAIL -- Check the photo to the left and please tell us why that woman is sad. She's young and attractive, poised at the start of what is surely a promising career--and... read more May 25, 2009 by  1


 
2009 BMW 1-Series 128i

BMW: U.S. Four-Cylinders Possible, Not Yet Certain

BMW has for a decade kept its four-cylinder engines out of the U.S. market. Instead, the product line has been heavily stocked with the company’s best asset: in-line sixes... read more May 11, 2009 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz, Dieter Zetsche and Palast Orchester

Zetsche Wants BMW Closer; Benz to Share V-12?

The public displays of affection (PDA) between Mercedes-Benz and BMW grew a little more obvious this week, as bushy-stached Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche told the press he likes... read more May 9, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Lexus HS 250h

Lexus 1-Series: Europe-Only, Hybrid Only?

Lexus has repeatedly refused to market a model below the $30,000 price point in the U.S., effectively saying it's beneath the brand. But in Europe, where luxury knows no... read more May 6, 2009 by 


 
Katy Perry

Link Love From The Car Connection: A MINI For Katy Perry, BMW Gets Modest, And Jerry Brown's Camry Gets Jacked

Flavor of the month -- America's favorite Christian rocker-turned-pop starlet has inspired a MINI. Yes, Katy Perry--the girl who kissed a girl and apparently enjoyed it or... read more May 1, 2009 by 


 
Mercedes BlueEfficiency four-cylinder diesel

BMW, Mercedes Consider Stepping Down

Given today's economic climate, most companies are thinking about downsizing (some more than others). BMW and Mercedes-Benz aren't immune to that pressure--though they're... read more April 27, 2009 by 


 
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