Today in Car News: Infiniti M, Big New BMW X3, Fast Trains

October 5, 2010
2011 Infiniti M37

2011 Infiniti M37

We've told you how good the 2011 Infiniti M really is--but in our view, the V-8's the only way to go. We may be alone in that sentiment. [Consumer Reports]

We're driving the 2011 BMW X3 next week, and given its big jump in size, we're thinking "mini-X5" is no longer an appropriate shorthand to describe it. [New York Times]

With Lincoln's Continental denial this morning, it's worth noting the perennial Ford "plan" to combine Mustang and Aussie Ford Falcon platforms into a single family--which could spawn a rear-driver for Lincoln. [Autoblog]

Is Acura thinking of a TSX-based coupe, and a Civic-based sedan for its bottom end? Whatever you do, if it's an "Integra," make the name mean something. [WorldCarFans]

Car sales in September were either a convenient illusion, or a real sign of turnaround. What do talking heads say? [Edmunds AutoObserver]

If you want to know how fast your car depreciates, you can either drive it off the lot and try to sell it the next day, or just look at this tasty infographic. [Inside Line]

Tesla Motors says it doesn't have a "Europe" problem: its 300-ish sales so far are a sign of success, not of sluggish adoption of EV two-seaters. [AutoblogGreen]

President Obama's plan to sidetrack new highways and build high-speed rail instead could run into some roadblocks in states, which inconveniently have to foot the bill for construction. [Autopia]

Finally today, no matter how George Lucas tries to pitch us on a road test, we're not subbing this in for a real Pod Racer. [Jalopnik]

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