Author Archives: Rebecca Penn

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BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé bows at Villa d’Este

The first collaboration between BMW and Pininfarina is this blunt-force two-door called the BMW Pininfarini Gran Lusso Coupe revealed at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Said to be the 'interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupé as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina,' once you get past all of the design-speak, ...
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Autoblog Podcast #330

Shanghai Motor Show, 2014 Jaguar F-Type, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Episode #330 of the Autoblog Podcast is (finally!) here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Executive Editor Chris Paukert talk about the Shanghai Motor Show, our time with the 2014 Jaguar F-Type and the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. ...
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April 2013 Sports Car Sales: Challenger Rises Again

They battle at the track and in showrooms too: Sports car sales are just as important to automakers as their performance is to enthusiasts. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at April sports car sales of vehicles that start at around $100,000 or less. Not surprisingly, ...
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First Look: We Drive BMW’s New Three-Cylinder, Dive Into the New Engine Family

We drove the three-banger in a European-market 1-series similar to this one. We’ve barely digested the notion of four-banger BMWs being available here again when the company invites us to try a car with even one fewer cylinder. The engine is called the B38 and it’s a turbocharged three-cylinder, with ...
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BMW says European CO2 targets are ‘impossible to meet’ *UPDATE

Volkswagen and former nemesis Greenpeace recently kumbaya'd to pledge to meet the European Union's strict 2020 emissions standards. Not everyone is feeling the love. BMW chairman Norbert Reithofer says the standards, which would require about a 30-percent improvement over current levels, are 'impossible to meet.' That is, they are impossible to ...
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Vorsteiner F10 M5

If you were lucky enough to be at Bimerfest this past Saturday, then there was a chance that you saw this beautiful Alpine White F10 M5 at our booth. Featuring the very first pieces of Vorsteiner's new M5 line-up, this car is equipped with a 2-piece carbon fiber front lip ...
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Three-Row BMW 1 Series Active Tourer Prototype Spied

An extended-length BMW 1 Series Active Tourer prototype has been spotted at a BMW test facility. The three-row BMW 1 Series Active Tourer extended prototype is a lengthened version of the two-row Active Tourer concept shown at the 2012 Paris auto show. We’ve seen a regular-length prototype before, but now ...
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