Archives for April, 2013

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BMW’s M Division Considering Higher-Performance Variants to Combat AMG’s Black Series

BMW's M division hasn't ruled out producing more-exclusiver, higher-power models like the M3 GTS. BMW's M GmbH high-performance division is considering further low-production derivatives positioned above the its current lineup. Short of a confirmation, BMW spokesman Matt Russell said that the company would 'not rule out high-performance, ultra-exclusive derivatives, such ...
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BMW recalling nearly 570,000 1 Series, 3 Series and Z4 models over electrical issue

BMW is recalling roughly 570,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada due to faulty battery cable connectors that can fail, causing the engines in these cars to stall. Of the nearly 570,000 affected vehicles, just over 504,000 are here in the US. The affected vehicles include 1 Series coupes and ...
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2013 BMW 5 Series GT Gets New Engine, Ups Power and MPG

The 2012 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo might be a slow-selling car, but it isn’t slow. And the German automaker’s 5 Series wagon substitute is  about to get quicker: new changes to the model’s powertrain will result in better fuel economy and improved performance. The tweaks, which first debuted on the ...
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2013 BMW 7 Series Sees Mild Price Hikes – Hybrid Model Bucks Trend

To accompany the 2013 BMW 7 Series sedan’s raft of subtle revisions inside and out, new prices have been announced: the base 2013 BMW 740i will start at $74,195 and the range-topping 2013 BMW 760i will run $140,200, including destination. For 2013, the 7 Series receives slightly modified versions of its ...
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Not a Typo: Remote-Controlled Mini Mini EV Reports for Olympic Duty

We thought we’d seen the smallest Mini with the Coupe and Rocketman concept, but the automaker has prepared yet another pint-sized creation that debuts at the Olympics. The appropriately named Mini Mini is the newest addition to the fleet of Olympic cars, but unlike the BMW 1 Series ActiveE and ...
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Thread of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Car of the Automotive Dark Age?

The automotive Dark Age lasted from the Oil Crisis of 1973 arguably up until the mid-1990s. The darkest time of the Dark Age, often known as the Malaise Era, lasted from 1974 until 1985 and was a time when some truly terrible cars rolled out of factories across the world. A ...
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Top 10 Cars Under $10,000 for College Students

It’s back-to-school time and, for many Americans, that means back to college. For students lucky enough to have cash from a summer job, that also means buying a new used car. For those lucky few, here are our Top 10 cars under $10,000 for college students, and because everyone’s definition ...
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