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 |  May 29 2014, 7:05 AM

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Technology is helping vehicles achieve better ratings on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s front crash prevention test.

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 |  Mar 23 2014, 1:04 PM

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The Internet loves videos, and car enthusiasts love AutoGuide‘s videos.

The 2014 MINI Cooper S Hardtop is capturing the attention of our readers and car shoppers worldwide, with our review of the compact topping this week’s most watched videos list. Following that, luxury sedan shoppers are curious to see which diesel model stacks up from BMW and Audi while our first drive of our 2014 Car of the Year, the Mazda3, garnered plenty of attention too.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to the AutoGuide YouTube channel here.

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 |  Jan 16 2014, 10:32 AM

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Porsche is considering a baby Panamera model that would compete with the BMW 5 Series and Maserati Ghibli.

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 |  Nov 14 2013, 12:01 PM

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BMW is hard at work on the next-generation 5 Series, and the sedan and wagon model are getting ready to be put to the test.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 7:27 PM

What's the best selling luxury car in America?


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In the market for a luxury vehicle and interested to see what’s popular? AutoGuide has compiled a list of the top 10 best selling luxury vehicles in America year-to-date for 2013.

With data provided by GoodCarBadCar.net the list includes some of the usual suspects and even a few surprises!

In fact, how’s this for a stat: less than half of the cars on the list are from Germany.

 |  Sep 29 2013, 5:07 PM

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BMW has announced to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will conduct a voluntary recall on various 2012-2014 BMW vehicles for a possible brake issue.

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 |  Sep 27 2013, 10:02 AM

Top 10 Most Stolen Luxury Cars From MY 2010 to 2012


 

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Even with all the high-tech features today’s luxury vehicles come with, they’re not immune to being stolen. If you’re curious to see what the top 10 most stolen luxury vehicles from the 2010-2012 model years are, you’ve come to the right place.

In total, 4,384 luxury vehicles were reported stolen in the U.S. between January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2012 with the state of California being reported with the highest number of luxury vehicle thefts. Breaking down the luxury vehicle thefts by class, 2,150 of the thefts were compact luxury vehicles while 1,734 mid-sized luxury vehicles were stolen from 2009-2012. The remaining 500 luxury vehicles stolen were in the premium luxury class.

 |  Sep 20 2013, 10:02 AM

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BMW has announced that it is recalling 134,000 5 Series models due to malfunctions in the taillights. 

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 3:45 PM

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The 2014 BMW 5 Series has begun arriving sooner than expected, so if you’ve had your eye on the German automaker’s latest sedan, now is the time to act.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 6:55 AM

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BMW has just given its 5 Series an update for the 2014 model year, and the German automaker is already hard at work on its next-generation model.

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 |  May 21 2013, 8:31 AM

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Pricing on the 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan and Gran Turismo has been announced, with the 528i Sedan starting from $50,425 including a $925 destination and handling fee.

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 |  May 19 2013, 10:44 AM

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BMW has formally announced its 5 Series lineup for the 2014 model year, revealing the updated Sedan, Touring, Gran Turismo, and ActiveHybrid models.

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 |  Apr 09 2013, 3:31 PM

Five-Point Inspection


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Up for Five-Point Inspection today is the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. This electrified 5 Series uses the brand’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder combined with an electric motor to send 335 hp and 330 lb-ft to the rear wheels. 

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 |  Jan 29 2013, 9:04 PM

BMW engineers are out and about testing a new 5-Series plug-in hybrid that is on schedule to be in production this year and reportedlu available only in China.

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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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 |  Aug 06 2012, 2:01 PM

Next month, BMW will unveil its updated lineup of law enforcement vehicles at the General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference (GPEC) in Leipzig, Germany, but to hold us over, the German automaker has released photos of its 2013 BMW 7-Series High Security along with its updated X3 and 5-Series models.

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 |  Jul 15 2012, 2:01 PM

Earlier, we announced that the BMW 320d was confirmed to be heading to America, featuring a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder with 180-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  May 31 2012, 2:02 PM

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Fuel efficiency is quickly becoming one of the most sought after elements in a new car. However finding a car with good fuel efficiency usually means you have to make a few compromises.

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 |  May 14 2012, 4:02 PM

BMW is pleased with its revamped 5 Series design, and for the 2013 model year will be offering an optional customizable instrument panel along with revised engines for its Gran Turismo model.

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 |  May 09 2012, 11:32 AM

Don’t think the new BMW M5, or M3 are performance oriented enough? BMW apparently knows the feeling, and is teasing new versions of the M3 Coupe and M5 Sedan.

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 |  Apr 26 2012, 9:02 PM

The 2012 London Summer Olympics are around the corner and BMW has unveiled its complete fleet made up of a variety of fuel efficient vehicles designed to meet the The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games’ standards.

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 |  Apr 14 2012, 4:30 PM

2,846 BMW vehicles are being recalled for a possible fire risk. Affected models include 2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 2012 6-Series Convertible, 7-Series, X5, and X6. 

No injuries have been reported due to the recall, which is being caused by a circuit board for the auxiliary water pump that can overheat and cause a fire. The German automaker will begin notifying affected owners and dealerships will replace the water pump for free. Owners of the above mentioned BMW models can call BMW at (800) 525-7417 for more details.

 |  Feb 14 2012, 8:31 PM

BMW will continue their tradition of providing patrol cars to the Munich police force thanks to a new contract that will contribute several hundred vehicles a year to the force.

The German automaker provided cruisers for the past 50 years and will continue to do so with its new 2012 3-Series and 5-Series sedans and wagons. They will also be adding the X3 crossover to the fleet for the first time. The updated police cars will come equipped with a customized iDrive system to control the sirens and lighting.

“I am glad that in the coming years, new BMW models will work for the police in Bavaria’s roads. As a longtime partner of the Bavarian police, we are proud that our expertise has convinced authorities and we continue to make our contribution to security in Bavaria, “said Alexander Thorwirth, head of sales to public authorities, operational and security vehicles.

[Source: Carscoop]

 |  Jan 28 2012, 5:00 PM

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BMW has announced the pricing for its new ActiveHybrid 5, and fuel efficiency will come at a cost, with a starting MSRP of $61,845, which includes a $895 destination and handling fee.

That price tag puts the ActiveHybrid 5 at $9,435 more expensive than the standard 535i, but with it you’ll get “not just highly sporty performance but also a double-digit percentage improvement in fuel economy over the BMW 535i.” The ActiveHybrid 5 couples BMW’s 3.0L turbocharged, inline-six engine that has 300-hp and 300 lb-ft of torque with an electric drive system packing 54-hp and 155 lb-ft of torque with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The combined output is 335-hp and 330 lb-ft of torque.

The ActiveHybrid 5 is able to be driven on electric power alone up to 37-mph and for a distance of 2.5-miles. What is impressive however is that the sedan can sprint to 60-mph in 5.7-seconds, which is just 0.1-seconds slower than the 535i. BMW hasn’t release EPA fuel economy estimates for the US model yet.

The ActiveHybrid 5 is the third in the line of hybrid models from the German automaker and features a new generation of BMW ActiveHybrid technology. It’s the debut for the combination of the six-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric motor. The ActiveHybrid 5 will go on sale in America starting in March 2012.

GALLERY: BMW ActiveHybrid 5

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