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BMW, Mercedes Consider Stepping Down
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 thinking less about staff and more about powertrains. Here in the U.S., BMW and Mercedes engines are pretty robust things that...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
Driven: 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible

The 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible we had for a few joyous days in California was a grin-inducing machine. Everyone who saw it couldn't help but crack a smile, even the most tattooed and grizzled of Harley riders. But perhaps they're just responding in kind to the driver's cheshire cat impression;...Read More»

Rolls-Royce 200EX Concept Geneva
Rolls-Royce RR4/200EX V-12 Gets More Power Than Phantom

The new baby Roller may shrink in the shadow of the gargantuan Phantom, but it gets more power according to Rolls-Royce. Today they released more details of the RR4 project that was named 200EX in concept guise at its Geneva Motor Show debut. In addition to spreading the rumor about coupe and...Read More»

Rolls-Royce 200EX Concept Geneva
Coupe, Convertible Versions Of Rolls-Royce 200EX Rumored

Word on the street is that Rolls is planning Coupe and Convertible iterations of its new sub-Phantom sedan, the 200EX concept revealed earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show. As part of our coverage of the show, we told you about the 12-cylinder-powered concept that will share key structural...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37
Driven: 2009 Infiniti G37S. Great Panache With Drivetrain Lash.

Ever trying to capture the BMW 3-series magic, for 2009 Infiniti has blessed its G37S with the same hi-po 3.7-liter V-6 found under the hood of the angry Nissan 370Z Coupe. Continuously-variable valve timing and trick VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift, wherein the intake valves self-regulate...Read More»

2009 BMW 328i Coupe
Driven: BMW 328i Coupe

BMW horses are thoroughbreds. Racehorses, even. I say this because each one residing under the sculpted merlot hood of our test 328i Coupe seemed so eager to blur the scenery with every prod of the accelerator. And yet they press forward with a grace and seamlessness befitting Churchill Downs. For...Read More»

BMW R7 concept from 1934
Link Love From The Car Connection: Vintage BMW Concepts, Chrysler's Hot Secrets, And You People Aren't Kinky Enough

It's Wednesday, so relax: you're halfway there. A new Bug -- After Romanian designer Iulian Bumbu polished off the Transportation Design Master Course at Alfa Romeo, he began re-envisioning the Lamborghini Gallardo. Bumbu's entomological Insecta concept draws inspiration from "the armored casings...Read More»

Michael Jackson's robot head from Moonwalker
Link Love From The Car Connection: New Transformers Footage, Chris Bangle's Solo Career, And Michael Jackson's Really Bad Taste

Downside: it's Monday. Upside: your boss is probably still hungover, too. Take two aspirin and read up on these odds and ends: Parts is parts -- During economic times like These Economic Times, folks prefer to repair rather than replace their cars. Maybe that's why auto parts search engine...Read More»

2009 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
MINI John Cooper Works Convertible To Bow At Geneva Motor Show

Mixing a touch of German engineering with a dash of quirky British diction, BMW's MINI brand announces its "object of stormy enthusiasm," the new John Cooper Works Convertible. While their description of the special high performance convertible may sound strangely akin to the results of a...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
BMW Tries Hand @ SUV Psychology: 'You're Getting Very Sleepy...'

"Something new, full of character, 100 percent BMW..." That we can believe. "Not a sedan, not an SUV, not a wagon." Come on, BMW, you've tried the SAV (Sports-Activity Vehicle) thing already, and we ain't buying it. Last time we checked, 5,000+ lbs, a high roll center, four doors, and a hatch (not...Read More»

2005 MINI Cooper Convertible 2-door Convertible Steering Wheel
MINI Financial Services 'Liquid Assets' Game For iPhone: LOLZ!

In typical MINI fashion, the brand's Financial Services arm is mixing a little business with pleasure, arcade style. Today they announce a new iPhone App called "MINI Liquid Assets," which is a free download from iTunes that will run on the iPhone and iPod Touch with version 2.0 software. Remember...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS
Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicle At NAIAS GM/SAE Conference

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and General Motors are teaming up to present a press conference about development of the fuel cell at the Detroit Auto Show Wednesday. The presentation will be a part of the show's Education Day this Wednesday, January 21, and will kick off at 10:00 a.m. at...Read More»

2001 BMW Z8-Series
BMW M Video: Germans Love Horsepower and Techno

From an American perspective, German tastes in entertainment sometimes seem quite bizarre. For one, they adored cheezy David Hasselhoff and Baywatch. And second, although this perception may be off-base, we keep getting reports that they love their techno. Whether it's the legendary Sprockets from...Read More»

2008 Geneva Motor Show
2008 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

The Geneva show hails the beginning of auto show season in Europe. As the second big international auto show, after Detroit, the Geneva show is traditionally the kick-off of the spring selling season on the Continent, as well as a way for the world's automotive braintrust to gather over new...Read More»

Morgan LIFECar Concept
2008 Morgan LIFECar Concept

The British sports car maker Morgan, best known for its classy, hand-built roadsters that give a strong nod to the past, isn't hesitating to embrace the future of the automobile. The company just released some advance details and images for its LIFECar concept, to be revealed to the press next week...Read More»

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2008 Chicago Auto Show Coverage

Chicago's auto show is on - and TheCarConnection.com is reporting from the Windy City, through rain, sleet, snow and hail - maybe all four this evening, if predictions hold. This year’s Chicago auto show may seem like a subdued affair at the moment. We’ve only been able to confirm a handful of...Read More»

2008 BMW X5
BMW “Blue” Diesels to Bow in Detroit

BMW’s latest green-car gambit arrives at the Detroit auto show in two weeks, as the German automaker plans to show off two new diesels that it will sell in all 50 states starting later this year. The two new models are the X5 xDrive35d and the 335d. Both are powered by twin-turbo, 3.0-liter...Read More»

2009 Nissan GT-R
2007 Tokyo Motor Show Coverage

The 40th edition of the Tokyo Motor Show opens Saturday, October 27 for the public and runs through Sunday, November 11. But as is custom, the world’s automotive press will get their own preview starting next week – and TheCarConnection.com will be reporting live from the show floor. The Car...Read More»

2007 BMW 1-Series tii Concept
2007 BMW 1-Series tii Concept

by Ken Zino This is the fifth concept car from BMW to appear during 2007. However, calling the 1-Series tii a concept is a stretch. The car looks production ready. Now. It incorporates the key features of previous racing models on a lightened production 1-Series with its carbon-fiber reinforced...Read More»

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