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Vitamin D-A-D: Top 10 Convertibles to Keep Dad Happy

To celebrate Father’s Day, we’ve collected a list of 10 cars that should keep dad happy. Not only are the following set of wheels fun to drive, but they have tops that fold away (or come off), giving dad plenty of access to sunlight, which happens to be a great ...
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Spotted: Upcoming BMW M4 Testing at Nurburgring

With just months to go before the debut of the new BMW M3 and M4, it’s only right that we’d catch a prototype or two testing. And we have: this M4 coupe prototype was spotted testing recently at the Nurburgring. The biggest clues to this BMW coupe being an M4 are ...
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2014 BMW M235i Spied at Nurburgring

The last time our spy photographer shot the forthcoming BMW M235i, it was standing still at a gas station in Germany. This time, however, we have some action shots of it being put through its paces on – what else? – the Nurburgring. Although BMW’s traditional swirled camouflage wrap does a ...
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Spied: BMW M235i Coupe Takes to the ‘Ring

We anticipate the forthcoming 2014 BMW M235i to be quite a fun track toy – so it’s no surprise our spy photographer caught BMW engineers wringing out an early M235i prototype on the Nurburgring. Although BMW’s traditional swirled camouflage wrap does a decent job of obscuring details on this new 2 ...
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2014 Subaru Forester, 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Get Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The 2014 Subaru Forester and 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are the only compact SUVs of thirteen tested recently by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating. In this round of testing, the agency crashed a number of crossovers: the 2013 Buick Encore, the 2013 BMW ...
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Recharging EV Interest: GM, BMW Finish DC Fast Charger Testing

Quickly recharging electric vehicles is about to get much easier. BMW and General Motors engineers have finished testing on SAE Combo DC Fast Charge stations developed by different suppliers, making sure each is capable of providing a quick charge for electric vehicles including the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Spark EV. ...
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BMW Partners With Pininfarina to Create Gran Lusso Coupe

The 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este kicks off this weekend, and BMW has once again unveiled a concept car for the prestigious Italian car show. Called the Gran Lusso Coupe, the vehicle was built in partnership with Italian design house Pininfarina. According to BMW, the concept marks the first time ...
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2012 BMW 335i Sedan Power Kit Adds 20 HP, Up To 32 LB-FT

BMW has released a new performance upgrade kit for the 2012 335i and 335i xDrive sedans. The dealer-installed package adds a big dollop of performance to the sports sedans, yet comes with the peace-of-mind of a factory warranty. The M Performance Power Kit includes a new air intake, a new engine ...
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TOTD: Which Current BMW M Model Would You Pick? (w/poll)

For years, BMW has labeled its products as “ultimate driving machines,” and the most ultimate vehicles in its range have traditionally worn M badges. In our recent review of the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, we called it the ultimate M. But we want to know which current M model ...
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Ford, Volkswagen Win in International Engine of the Year Awards

Ford is at the top of the newly released International Engine of the Year Award list. The company’s teensy 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder took top honors for the second year running. The awards are chosen by 87 judges from 35 different countries. Among the other award winners were two engines from ...
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