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 |  Jun 05 2014, 1:43 PM

2015 BMW Models

BMW just released a massive list of information detailing its 2015 products. Here’s the latest news from the i3 electric car to the 7 Series flagship and everything in between.

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 |  Apr 11 2014, 11:48 AM

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BMW will call back a long list of vehicles because of a problem with its “VANOS” variable camshaft timing.

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 |  Feb 11 2014, 6:01 PM

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Just a few days ago, AutoGuide‘s spy photographers caught photos of the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid testing, but this time around the German automaker has removed the material concealing the cover for the electrical socket.

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 |  Feb 08 2014, 9:01 AM

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Recently, AutoGuide‘s spy photographers caught the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid variant cold weather testing.

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 |  Aug 18 2013, 12:16 AM

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Like an empty toothpaste tube BMW is throwing away one of its most respected vehicles. The sporty and sophisticated 3 Series Coupe is not long for this world. But do not despair my fellow automotive enthusiasts, they’re replacing it with something very compelling… the all-new 2014 4 Series.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 11:31 AM

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Crossovers and family sedans make up a huge part of the automotive market. These sensible, everyday vehicles are safe, spacious and efficient; in short they’re perfect for families, be them planned or… not. But for all their merits these cars are about as much fun as counting grains of sugar in a five-pound bag.

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 1:36 PM

A Battle of Five Luxury Sports Sedans


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The compact luxury sedan market is an interesting place. When designing a new entry, manufacturers are constantly trying to find the perfect balance between sport and luxury. Although most cars end up skewed one way than the other, these vehicles typically offer a plethora of trims and options that allow potential customers to tailor their rides with as much sport or luxury as they want.

Given a choice, we’d select maximum sport. We’d rather evaluate a car’s ability to clip an apex than by how coddled our mothers-in-law feel in the passenger seat. What better way to do this than collect a group of the latest and greatest offerings and see which one is the best? Now, we aren’t talking about the ultimate in sport luxury sedans like a C63, M3 or IS-F as they can get quite pricey. Instead, we have grabbed a more affordable group of contenders playing around the $50,000 mark.

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First we sent an invite out to Cadillac. The all-new ATS seriously impressed us since coming out last year; it was a car of the year finalist after all. Next, we brought along the BMW 3 Series. If we are going to be testing luxury sport sedans, how could we not bring the vehicle that has defined the class for decades? While on the topic of German sedans, we also had to include a Mercedes-Benz and an Audi. Finally, to complete our quintuplet of test vehicles, there’s an oddball, the Volvo S60. Now, before you cry foul that the S60 is not a sports sedan, take a look at what we grabbed; the 325 hp S60 T6 R-Design.

A FEW CONTENDERS ARE AWOL

Sport-Luxury-Comparison-04.JPGThere are a few notable vehicles missing from this comparison test. Lexus didn’t have an all new IS ready for us, nor did Infiniti the all-new Q50 or Lincoln the MKZ. Finally, the Acura TL was left out because, although a great car, it is too large for this class of vehicle (a foot longer than most of the competitors here).

With the cars collected, pencils sharpened and score sheets firmly attached to clipboards, it was time to put these cars through their paces and see which is best.

 |  May 07 2013, 3:45 PM

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BMW is heading to the 2013 RETTmobil show in Fulda with seven vehicles, presenting its range of purpose-built emergency cars.

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 |  May 06 2013, 8:01 AM

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BMW is adding upgrades throughout its model range for the summer of 2013, with the biggest highlight being the addition of Launch Control to models equipped with its eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Commute, Toy or Destroy – Battle of the BMW M3s

Which M3 Should Head to the Crusher?

 |  Apr 27 2013, 12:01 PM

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We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature “Commute, Toy or Destroy.”

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 |  Mar 26 2013, 9:12 PM

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Attention late-model BMW 335i drivers. Are you looking for a skosh more firepower under your Bimmer’s hood? If so the monks in München have answered your prayers and it comes in the form of the M Performance Power kit.

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 |  Mar 26 2013, 5:15 PM

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BMW has announced pricing for its 2014 3 Series Wagon which will go on sale in America starting this summer.

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 |  Mar 14 2013, 2:15 PM

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BMW will be showing off its 328d diesel wagon and sedan models at the upcoming 2013 New York Auto Show, both of which are expected to launch in America as 2014 models.

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 |  Mar 11 2013, 3:01 PM

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Contrary to Dunkin’ Donuts’ slogan, America actually runs gasoline, not deep-fried pastries. The dessert peddler may fuel people with freshly brewed coffee and lots of sugar, but when it comes to getting from point “A” to point “B” petrol is just about the only game in town. Giving drivers some much needed diversity in their fuel diets BMW is launching several new diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S.

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 |  Mar 01 2013, 12:15 PM

Welcome to the first installment of “Ask AutoGuide!” a brand-new weekly feature where we help you find the right new car or truck. Think of it as internet community service, our way of giving back to the loyal people who share so much with us. Best of all the advice comes from the heart since it’s not court-ordered and we don’t have to check in with a parole officer.

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 |  Feb 28 2013, 3:12 PM

Alpina has released some photos of its B3 Bi-Turbo, which will be officially unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 21 2013, 5:01 PM

The all-new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo will have its first official public unveiling at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 6:31 PM

BMW has officially unveiled its 3 Series Gran Turismo model, adding a third body variant to the popular luxury model’s family.

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 |  Jan 21 2013, 9:32 AM

German luxury will soon rub elbows with the upper crust of mainstream vehicle buyers, opening new doors on both sides of the market.

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 9:30 AM

Lexus just revealed its brand-new 2014 IS sports sedan at the Detroit Auto Show this morning. We’ve already shared a brief overview of the car, which went live last week, but now the information embargo has lifted and all the juicy details can be shared.

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 |  Dec 16 2012, 4:34 PM

In past years, BMW enthusiasts in America have been finding ways to import M Performance Parts for their vehicles. More recently the German automaker has made it easier for Americans to get their hands on the M-branded upgrades.

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 |  Nov 26 2012, 7:15 PM

Jaguar is currently working on an entry-level sedan model, targeting consumers interested in the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class models.

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 |  Nov 20 2012, 3:31 PM

Support for the Cadillac ATS is building quickly among the automotive press, most recently resulting in it claiming the Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year Award. 

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 |  Oct 13 2012, 3:01 PM

BMW threw a curve ball when it didn’t show off its 3-Series GT model at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, choosing instead to debut its Concept Active Tourer. But if these spy photos are of any indication, the German automaker will reveal its 3 Series GT very soon.

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