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2000-2003 BMW 3-Series, 5-Series, X5 recalled, may contain Takata airbags
2000-2003 BMW 3-Series, 5-Series, X5 recalled, may contain Takata airbags

If you've been following the Takata recall, you know what a fiasco it's been: The company has repeatedly denied that its airbags were fatally flawed (despite lots of evidence to the contrary); The agency responsible for managing the recall dragged its feet for far too long; The recall has been...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
BMW's Takata Airbag Recall Now Affects 420,000 U.S. Vehicles: 3-Series, 5-Series, X5, More

After months of hemming, hawing, and haggling with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto parts supplier Takata has finally agreed to replace potentially deadly airbags found in vehicles across the U.S. Last week, automakers and NHTSA began updating their rosters of recalled...Read More»

2013 Volvo XC90
2013 Volvo XC90, Nissan Juke-R, OnStar FMV: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, a new land speed record has been set on a toilet and obesity is costing America money at the pump. Ferrari's boss is impressed with the new SRT Viper and Nissan announced production of the Juke-R. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...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 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»

2011 BMW M3 performance package
Poetry in Motion: 2011 BMW M3

Who doesn’t love a great-looking sedan? Whether you have a family you carry around on a daily basis or not, a sedan is so much more than simply a family sedan. At least, it should be. Key among the attributes of a sedan that makes others covetous is how it looks. Okay, we might say...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 performance package
Today at High Gear Media: Leaf, Volt, M3 and Vintage Carrera

We've driven the 2011 Nissan Leaf so many times, we thought we'd give you a rating and a full review--but don't think you're stepping ahead of us in line. [TheCarConnection] Our crack car-review team's done the same with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--and we've managed to avoid the plug-in-hybrid...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 4-door Sedan Front Exterior View
2011 Top 10 Performance Sedans: Part Two

In part one of this two-part series, we looked at the top 5 of 10 performance sedans for the 2011 model year. To be included in the top 10, which are ranked in descending order according to horsepower, only the base engines are considered. The other criterion is that the sedans are limited to under...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK
TCC's Top 7 Convertibles for the Long, Hot Summer Ahead

Ugh. It's 90 degrees already today. Where did spring go? Probably the same place as our 401(k) plans, if you're anything like us. The return of swelter season means our attention turns to one thing here at TheCarConnection: lining up convertibles for test drives. Lucky us, right? We think you...Read More»

2010 BMW M3 GTS
Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 2)

In Part 1 of this series on defensive driving I introduced you to my Watch for COPS method.  Not only is it the best way to avoid a ticket, its also the correct way to remain alert and avoid an accident.   Now, I'd like to discuss proper mirrors.A proper mirror seems kind of obvious, doesnt it?...Read More»

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
2011 BMW Models Get Early Intro; BMW Z4 sDrive35is Priced

We've recently filled you in on both the new 2011 BMW 5-Series sedans and the new track-oriented 2011 BMW 335is Coupe and Convertible that will be arriving to U.S. dealerships this spring and summer. Now BMW has lifted the gate to give much of the rest of its 2011 lineup an early launch. The 2011...Read More»

2002 BMW M3 Cabriolet
Cars of the Future: What's Next, and How Do We Get There?

Ouch. Another year in the books. And not just any year, by any stretch. Good riddance. In spite of all that's recently behind us, I couldn't help but look back and take a quick trip down car-rag memory lane. In a February issue, I found the article, "Proposal for Saving Gasoline." In March, an...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Kelley Names Toyota, Lexus Best Brands For Resale Value

Residual value is a common concern of car buyers, especially during tough times like these. Accordingly, shoppers might be interested to know that Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com® 2010 Residual Value Study has given the Toyota brand its Best Resale Value Award. (Curiously, this is the first time that...Read More»

Chevy treehouse
Link Love: Vintage Volvos, a Free BMW M3 and Snow Lambos

News items of interest to devoted gearheads and the people who love them... Cyclists riding hard: A Japanese research team insists that it's found no linkage between riding a motorcycle and erectile dysfunction. "Subtle groin vibrations increase blood flow and are actually stimulating not...Read More»

BMW M3 Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt and BMW M3: "Love at First Sight"

That's how BMW says the world record-smashing sprinter described his first experience with a BMW M3 in his native Jamaica. And now Bolt's No. 1 sponsor--sportswear maker PUMA--is shipping him his very own black M3. The vehicle is set to arrive before Christmas in Kingston, Jamaica. Usain Bolt...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2008 Paris Auto Show Preview

The 2008 Paris Auto Show is upon us--or, rather, TheCarConnection.com is upon it, since we're just a few Metro stops away and we already have cameras, laptops, and phones charging up for tomorrow's full-on press day. The Paris Auto Show has a unique place in our hearts; it's where we got the...Read More»

More Video Timesuckage: The Glory That Is BMW's M3 V-8

For all the hell they've wrought on American society -- think McRib -- advertisers have also done the public a great service. BMW's latest television and Web commercials are case in point: they reveal the glory that is the heart of every BMW M3, its eight-cylinder engine. What better way to spread...Read More»

Second Opinion: BMW M3

Last year, when I drove BMW's M3 for the first time in Europe, I came away with some vivid impressions from behind the wheel. I also came back with some questions: "The new M3 is faster than its ancestors. But is it a better one?" I wrote in TheCarConnection.com's full road test of the M3 coupe. It...Read More»

BMW M3 Gets Priced Under $60,000

You might have missed it in the hoopla surrounding the Detroit auto show--and for some reason, we were focused more on the M3 Convertible pictures that made their way public this week. But at the Detroit show earlier this week, BMW announced the prices for the new M3 coupe and sedan, which go on...Read More»

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