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2019 BMW 3-Series aces IIHS crash tests, named Top Safety Pick+
2019 BMW 3-Series aces IIHS crash tests, named Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 BMW 3-Series sedan aced a barrage of crash tests, the insurance industry-funded IIHS said last week. With specific headlights, the 2019 3-Series is rated a Top Safety Pick+. The redesigned sedan earned a "Good" rating in every crash test performed. To qualify for a Top Safety Pick+, a car...Read More»

2020 BMW M340i xDrive
2020 BMW M340i revealed with more sporting aspirations

On Tuesday, BMW expanded its M Performance range with the 2020 M340i sedan. The 2020 BMW M340i features a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 to make 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to either the rear wheels or the brand's xDrive all-wheel-drive system via an 8-speed...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

The rivalry between Alfa Romeo and BMW is nothing new, even though the Italian brand is newly returned to our shores. For decades beginning in the 1960s, these two sporting sedan icons squared off against one another—and they’re finally back at it again with the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia...Read More»

2012 BMW 5-Series
2011-2012 BMW 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series recalled for powertrain flaw

BMW has announced a recall of nearly 9,000 vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a key driveshaft component on those cars may be prone to break. The component in question is the rear driveshaft constant-velocity joint (aka the...Read More»

2003 BMW X5-Series 4.4i
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»

2017 Audi A4
2017 Audi A4 vs. 2016 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

The BMW 3-Series has been a sport-sedan benchmark for decades. The Audi A4 is one of a thriving pack of challengers that now handily beat the Bimmer on a variety of fronts. Is the A4 one of those sport-luxury sedans with the whole package--a BMW-beating set of road manners, equipment, safety, and...Read More»

2016 BMW 3-Series
2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2017 Infiniti Q50: Compare cars

The BMW 3-Series, the benchmark for sport sedans, has fended off pretenders to its sporty throne time and again, but that's not necessarily the case any more. Strong efforts by Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, and Infiniti have posed real competition. At the same time, BMW's latest 3-Series has lost...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport (C-Class)
2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Compare Cars

The BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class have something in common--a badge that's among the most respected in the car world. But which one's a better car to buy and drive? That's a tough question to answer, since both models are available in different body styles, with different powertrains, and...Read More»

2017 Cadillac ATS
2017 Cadillac ATS vs. 2016 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

It's inevitable the car widely considered the benchmark for luxury performance would garner its share of scorn, worship and admiration. The BMW 3-Series has certainly garnered equal parts of each and every luxury brand has the 3er in its sights. Most competitors' shots just glance off the 3-Series'...Read More»

2016 BMW 330e
BMW 330e comes for Tesla Model 3 in new ads: Does it miss?

Traditionally, BMW's biggest rivals have been luxury automakers with massive market share--companies like Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. In press releases and news articles, those are the companies to which BMW compares itself and its sales. But a new pair of BMW ads takes aim at a much, much smaller...Read More»

2016 BMW 3-Series
2016 BMW 3-Series Crash-Tested: Maintains ‘Marginal’ Rating

Luxury sport sedans like the BMW 3-Series may wrap in more safety-technology features than mainstream models the same size; yet you can’t necessarily count on better occupant safety. That’s what a new set of crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) helps...Read More»

2015 BMW 3-Series
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series Recalled To Fix Exterior Lighting Software Glitch

BMW is recalling more than 7,500 U.S.-registered 3-Series vehicles from model years 2012 to 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may suffer from a software glitch that could decrease their visibility at night, in fog, or at other...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»

2014 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SV Side Exterior View
2014 Nissan Rogue, 2014-2015 BMW 2-Series, 3-Series, 4-Series Recalled For Bosch Fuel Pump Failure

Nissan and BMW have issued separate recalls for the very same problem: faulty fuel pumps manufactured by Bosch. According to bulletins from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2014 Nissan Rogue and a range of late-model BMW vehicles were equipped with pumps that may suddenly...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series
BMW Voluntarily Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2004-2006 3-Series Cars Nationwide

German automaker BMW has expanded its recall of cars equipped with potentially flawed Takata-brand airbags to include vehicles registered anywhere in the U.S. As Detroit News reports, the company joins Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and Mazda in doing so. ALSO SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger Tested By Feds...Read More»

2014 BMW Z4
2012-2014 BMW 3-Series, 4-Series, X1, X3, Z4 Recalled To Repair Braking System

BMW has issued a recall for select 3-Series, 4-Series, X1, X3, and Z4 vehicles from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), some of those vehicles may suffer from flaws in their braking systems. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci
2000-2006 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Faulty Airbags Made By Takata

Deciding that it's better to be safe than sorry, BMW has announced that it will replace all passenger-side front airbags in 3-Series vehicles from the 2000-2006 model years. Like many other automakers that have recently issued airbag-related recalls, BMW's stems from airbag systems manufactured by...Read More»

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
BMW Recalls More Than 156,000 Six-Cylinder Cars

BMW is recalling some vehicles manufactured from 2010-2012. More than 156,000 vehicles equipped with in-line six-cylinder engines have aluminum bolts on their cam-timing system's housing that could break. Vehicles involved include the following: 1-Series coupes and convertibles, manufactured from...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»

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