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Buick Regal, Cars and Bears, and Porsche Death: Today at High Gear Media
Buick Regal, Cars and Bears, and Porsche Death: Today at High Gear Media

  Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page   Buick's in the headlines today in the auto world--and here at High Gear Media, we've got word on the return of the Regal nameplate to Buick's next mid-size sedan.    Across the...Read More»

BMW '0-Series' from CAR magazine [via Jalopnik]
BMW To Launch '0-Series' In 2013, Based On MINI Platform

If you were surprised by BMW's plans to revive the Isetta brand, this may fully blow your mind: the company is planning a new series of BMW vehicles called the "0-Series", which will be based on the third-gen MINI platform and feature front-wheel drive. The line should hit showrooms in 2013...Read More»

2009 MINI Roadster Concept
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: MINI Roadster Concept

With a new Coupe Concept already revealed, and a BMW X1-based crossover in the works, MINI needs another follow for its unique cult of speed. The next convert--actually, a convertible--arrives today at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show in the form of the 2009 MINI Roadster Concept. All but...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
MINI 'Two Untamed' Video Previews Roadster, Coupe Concepts

We've known about the MINI Coupe and Roadster concepts for a couple weeks now, but they're still six days from their official debuts in Frankfurt. As the date draws nearer, MINI is working to keep the hype rising with a new, somewhat off-beat, preview video. With no direct shots of the cars...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept leak
MINI Coupe Becomes Reality--Before It's a Concept

It's not even on the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show floor, but the MINI Coupe Concept is heading for a showroom, eventually, as company executives confirm two new models for the BMW-owned brand. Earlier today, BMW UK corporate communications manager Graham Biggs indicated on BBC that MINI will get two...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
Video: Designer Details MINI Coupe Concept

We're just weeks away from the automotive extravaganza known as the Frankfurt Auto Show, but MINI's 50th anniversary celebrations have been spilling onto the web through its Coupe Concept for days now. The latest addition to the party: a video with the design team leader explaining the car's roots...Read More»

MINI Crossover concept
BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?

There's been a lot of chatter about the MINI Roadster (also known as the MINI Speedster) which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a couple of weeks. That's not surprising: everyone likes a roadster, and the sporty renderings popping up on the web have sparked the interest of...Read More»

Mini Clubster S design study
Budding Designer Beats Mini To The Punch With Clubster S Roadster

The 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show is now only a couple of weeks away, and Mini in particular is ramping up to do the show in style. On Wednesday, the company revealed its new Coupe concept, and soon after that a sketch of a second Roadster concept that's expected to join the Coupe in Frankfurt surfaced...Read More»

Leaked Mini Roadster Concept Sketch
Early Reveal: Mini Roadster Concept

This week saw Mini celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the brand's first car with the unveiling of an all-new Coupe concept. Today, the Roadster half of the new-car pair made its debut a bit early thanks to a leaked sketch. Based around the same two-seat setup as the Mini Coupe, the...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
Mini Celebrates 50th Anniversary With New Coupe Concept

Today marks fifty years to the day since the first, classic incarnation of the Mini was first shown and to celebrate the event the company is set to unveil a brand new concept car that will eventually star at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show. Dubbed the 2009 Mini Coupe Concept, the latest concept...Read More»

Mini Roadside Assistance app
Mini Releases First-Ever Roadside Assistance App

So you ran over a log with your new Mini and you're stuck at the side of the road with nothing but your iPhone and a bag of Cheetos? Yeah, there's an app for that. Mini has just announced availability of an app that it's billing as the first of its kind: a roadside assistance app that phones home...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota Losing Ground In The EV Race?

An interesting article in the New York Times suggests that Toyota -- the same Toyota that's often considered to be at the forefront of the green car movement, thanks to its popular Prius hybrid and all those eye-popping, folksy TV ads you've been seeing -- is slipping in the race to bring fully...Read More»

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Frankfurt: BMW Brings Hybrids, Special MINIs, Rolls-Royce Ghost

Naturally, the Frankfurt Auto Show is a huge event for Munich-based BMW, and this year's event will be no exception. The company is preparing to show off new BMW hybrids, special-edition MINIs, and deluxe Rolls-Royce models (if that's not redundant). Moreover, all three marques will be presented...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
U Haul Car-Sharing Adds Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid

U Haul has just reduced prices for its U Car Share car-sharing service, and added more fuel-efficient EPA SmartWay vehicles, the company reports. Vehicles being added to U Car Share's fleet include the Toyota Prius, Ford Focus, Toyota Yaris, MINI Cooper, and Ford Escape Hybrid. Up until now, the...Read More»

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. Thankfully, MINI is putting some meat on that cutesy campaign's bones by partnering with Sustainable Travel International to...Read More»

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 balanced, instantly responsive, and raring for the open road. They are, to overuse the decades-old tagline, pretty close to the...Read More»

From the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Link Love From The Car Connection: Superman Loves The Prius, MINI Tells Us To Pull Over, And So Many Car Festivals, So Little Time

* Spring has sprung throughout the northern hemisphere, and with it, more festivals than you can shake a stick shift at. Among the many we've missed: Austria's Wörthersee Tour 2009. Audi and VW fans, here's a little slice of heaven for your Tuesday. [WorldCarFans] * Once again, the venerable...Read More»

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, oh, by the way,  SHE IS LEANING AGAINST A RED PILE OF AWESOMENESS. (Specifically: a Corvette ZX-1 by Karvajal Designs.) So...Read More»

MINI inspired by Katy Perry at the Life Ball
Link Love From The Car Connection: Tricked Out Land Cruisers, Katy Perry's MINI, And Yes, We Would Love A 'Bumblebee' Camaro

Throwback -- Love the convenience of a Toyota Land Cruiser but hate that 21st century look? Hoping for something Jeep-ier? More Out of Africa, less Honey, I Shrunk the Kids? Take a trip to Los Angeles and visit ICON: like Laverne DiFazio, they'll make your dreams come true. [AutoMotto] Product...Read More»

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