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Thread of the Day: Would You Buy a 2014 BMW 328d Over a 328i?

The 2014 BMW 328d made its official U.S. debut at the 2013 New York auto show, and after spending some time behind the wheel, we’re wondering whether the car has a better chance at sales success in the U.S. than the 335d. Would you consider a 328d over a 320i ...
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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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Thread of the Day: How Many Transmission Gears are Too Many?

The number of transmission gears is growing at an unprecedented rate. In the 1990s, four speed-automatic and five-speed manual transmissions were the norm. Today, most automatic and manual transmissions have six or more gears. The increase in transmission gears is driven by customer demand and government regulations to increase fuel ...
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TOTD: Scion FR-S, VW GTI, or Used E30 M3 – Which Would You Buy?

For enthusiasts, the age-old dilemma of whether to buy new or used can make car shopping more challenging. In our most recent Head 2 Head video, a Scion FR-S took on a Volkswagen GTI, with a 20-year-old BMW E30 M3 acting as the performance benchmark. Though we ultimately gave the ...
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Thread of the Day: 2014 Lexus IS 350, Cadillac ATS 3.6, or BMW 335i?

After two extensive drives of the 2014 Lexus IS we’re left impressed that Toyota has continued its streak of building driver-centric fun-to-drive cars. While that’s all well and good, the Lexus IS competes in a segment full of fun-to-drive cars like the Cadillac ATS, BMW 3 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz ...
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TOTD: What’s Your Favorite New Car Interior Color Scheme?

In recent years, many automakers have reduced their interior color offerings to just three standard colors: black, gray, and tan. Now, automakers are beginning to offer more exciting interior color offerings, and in today’s Thread of the Day, we want to know which new car interior color schemes are your ...
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Thread of the Day: BMW 6 Series Gran Sport or Mercedes CLS?

The Mercedes-Benz CLS was the first of a breed, a car that introduced the phrase “four-door coupe,” into the automotive lexicon — never mind that it had more than two doors. But the CLS turned out to be a hit, and automakers the world over scrambled aboard the bandwagon. Everyone ...
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Thread of the Day: BMW 335i, Cadillac ATS 3.6, or Mercedes-Benz C350 – With Poll

When it comes to sporty luxury sedans, the BMW 3 Series used to be the segment. That was true as recently as last year, when the four-cylinder 3 Series beat everything from the Audi A4 to the Volvo S60 T5 in our massive eight-car sport luxury sedan comparison. There’s a ...
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Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 2012 Paris Motor Show Concept

While automakers use auto shows to reveal new production models, it’s the concept cars that get the most attention. Today we want to know which concept car from the Paris Motor Show is your favorite. Here is a brief overview of some of the concepts that rolled onto the Paris ...
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Thread of the Day: BMW 328i or Cadillac ATS with 2.0L Turbos and 6M? Poll Inside

While the BMW 328i swept our previous eight-car comparison of premium compact sedans, our recent comparison of the 2012 BMW 328i Sport and 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo proved that the Bavarian automaker should be worried. Both cars are powered by turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engines mated to six-speed manual transmissions. ...
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