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For $25,000: New or Used? Latest Wide Open Throttle Discusses

Greg Emmerson of European Car joins the roundtable discussion on this episode of Wide Open Throttle to discuss his recent Head 2 Head comparison of the BMW E30 M3, Scion FR-S, and Volkswagen GTI. Jessi Lang, Jonny Lieberman, Angus MacKenzie, and Ron Kiino also discuss the crowded entry-luxury segment as ...
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Spied! Possible BMW X1 Hybrid or EV Spotted in the Snow

Though it arrived a few years late to our shores, the BMW X1 made up for it last year with U.S.-exclusive turbo straight-six power. Now, as these spy shots suggest, we may soon get another powertrain option in the wagon-like small crossover – a BMW X1 hybrid or EV variant. From ...
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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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Poll: For $60,000, Would You Pick Cadillac CTS Vsport or Something Else?

With pricing of the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport model revealed at $59,995, we rounded up other premium midsize sedans to see what can be had for about $60,000. Check out the options and tell us which one you would choose in the poll below. The rear-drive 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport is ...
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2015 Audi A3/S3 Sedan Debuts, A3 Hatch PHEV Confirmed for U.S. – 2013 New York

Show floor update: Audi revealed the 2015 A3 and S3 to reporters at a private event ahead of the New York auto show ahead of its public debut at the Shanghai auto show next month. Executives at the automaker revealed additional details during the preview, including a prediction of “almost ...
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Touring the Innovative BMW i3 Assembly Plant

As BMW fine-tunes the robots and tooling that will soon begin building the i3—the world’s first mass-produced carbon-fiber-intensive electric/plug-in-hybrid car—we were invited for a tour of its innovative Leipzig assembly plant home for a progress report and a look at just how environmentally friendly the i3 really is. As we’ve previously ...
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Subaru’s SHARC Wins Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025 Competition at L.A. Auto Show

With the automotive landscape constantly changing, law enforcement vehicles must also evolve. For this year’s L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge, designers were tasked with envisioning the Highway Patrol’s bad guy-foiling vehicle for the year 2025. Subaru Global Design’s SHARC (Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept) has been crowned the winner of ...
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Official: BMW and Toyota to Collaborate on Midsize Sports Car

BMW and Toyota will collaborate on a midsize sports car, the automakers revealed today. As part of a larger long-term collaboration, the two automakers will jointly develop a midsize sports vehicle, fuel cell system, research lightweight technology, and even lithium-air batteries that are said to provide a much greater energy ...
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Visio.M: BMW, Daimler Involved in Joint Venture to Make Small EV for the Masses

Electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf may finally be making impressions on U.S. buyers, but that doesn’t mean the search to improve EV technology is over. In an attempt to better EV technology by focusing on lowering weight and cost, BMW served as the lead manager of a joint venture ...
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Skip the Dealer: BMW to Offer i3, i8 Electric Models For Sale Online

To sell its “i” sub-brand of electric vehicles, BMW will make the i3 electric city car and i8 EV sports coupe available for purchase online, reports Bloomberg. The move is intended to lower distribution costs, and also appeal to a generation of drivers accustomed to buying items over the internet. BMW’s ...
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