Author Archives: Peggy Rojo

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Toyota passes BMW as most valuable car brand

An annual market study of the strongest brands across various industries has seen Toyota leapfrog BMW as the world's most valuable automotive brand. Toyota's 2013 brand value rose to $24.5 billion, up 12 percent versus 2012 numbers according to market research company Millward Brown's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global ...
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Rear-Drive BMW 228i Coming for 2014 Model Year, Company’s EPA Filings Show

BMW may not be ready to talk publicly about the 2-series yet—or even acknowledge that it's happening—but the future coupe is proving to be one of the worst-kept automotive secrets in recent memory. So, even with a spy photographer recently exposing a production-ready M235i, official production details are nil. We've just ...
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Next BMW 1-series Might Not Come to U.S., Will Depend on Success of CLA and A3

Current BMW 1-series coupe. While Mercedes-Benz and Audi are racing into the compact-luxury segment, their usual rival is taking a cautious approach. In several interviews, BMW executives have told us that there's no guarantee the company will bring the next-generation 1-series to the U.S., and that the decision will hinge ...
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BMW M5 Sets Longest Drift Record

In case you weren’t sure, the BMW M5 is a drift machine. Now, we have record-setting proof: the BMW Performance Driving School team has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest-ever drift. The drift in question was a grand total of 51.278 mi and was completed by doing 322.5 laps ...
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The Continental: Greetings from Vienna with BMW, Hyundai and Volkswagen Powertrain News

An Unsafe Benz? The controversial Euro-NCAP organization has delivered a painful blow to Mercedes-Benz and its Citan light commercial vehicle. Little more than a rebadged Renault Kangoo, it has gotten flak for cynical brand exploitation. But that's nothing against the misfortune of its Euro-NCAP safety rating: At three stars out of ...
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