Top 10 Luxury Cars Under $35,000

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Top 10 Luxury Cars Under $35,000
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Paradoxically, automotive luxury brands are reaching downmarket to lure new customers and that means you win. Continue Reading...

Top 10 New Cars with the Best Value

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Top 10 New Cars with the Best Value
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Just because a car is cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good value. Taking into account the five-year owner cost of a vehicle which factors in depreciation, fuel, insurance premiums, interest on financing, sales tax and cost for maintenance and repairs, a better picture is painted on whether or not a vehicle is a good bang… Continue Reading...

BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X3 and Z4 Recalled for Possible Brake Issue

BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X3 and Z4 Recalled for Possible Brake Issue
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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. Continue Reading...

2013 BMW X1 to Hit U.S. Showrooms by Summer: NY Auto Show Preview

2013 BMW X1 to Hit U.S. Showrooms by Summer: NY Auto Show Preview
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BMW has finally made it official: the redesigned X1 Sport Activity Vehicle will be in U.S. showrooms by summer 2012. The redesigned X1 will make its American debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The X1 has been long awaited to make its American debut since the German automaker announced its delay, due to… Continue Reading...

BMW X1 to Bow at New York Auto Show

BMW X1 to Bow at New York Auto Show
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After an announced delay the BMW X1 will arrive in the U.S. shortly, making its debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. Complete details are scarce, but it appears that the X1 xDrive28i will make its way to Stateside sporting BMW’s new TwinPower Turbo 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 245-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The… Continue Reading...

2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Short List Announced

2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Short List Announced
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The 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year short list has just been announced, and women motoring writers from around the world will begin voting for their top picks. Cutting a list of contenders from 300 down to 32, judges will now allocate points to the nominated cars that fall into four categories: Family Car,… Continue Reading...

BMW X1 M35i xDrive Rumored to Hit American Shores

BMW X1 M35i xDrive Rumored to Hit American Shores
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The BMW X1 is Europe’s best selling all-wheel drive vehicle, and due to that strong demand, Americans have been denied the privilege of seeing it on our shores. But now rumor has it that the BMW X1 M35i xDrive will make its way to America as the first M Performance vehicle for our consumption. It… Continue Reading...

US-Spec BMW X1 Getting 240-HP Turbo 4-Cylinder Standard

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US-Spec BMW X1 Getting 240-HP Turbo 4-Cylinder Standard
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When BMW‘s X1 luxury crossover model does finally arrive here, it will come equipped with the company’s  new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Making power roughly similar to the inline six-cylinder currently used in cars like the 3 Series, expect it to use the 28i or xDrive28i badge. Power will be rated at around 240-hp and… Continue Reading...

BMW Shows Off Several Emergency Vehicle Models Ahead of RETTmobil Expo

BMW Shows Off Several Emergency Vehicle Models Ahead of RETTmobil Expo
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BMW has regularly attended the RETTmobil show and this year is no different with the German automaker planning to showcase a variety of custom vehicles at the annual emergency services expo. This year, BMW will be highlighting an iDrive integration system, allowing a 5-Series Touring model to have its lights and sirens controlled directly by… Continue Reading...

BMW To Invest $1.4 Billion In Chinese Operations

BMW To Invest $1.4 Billion In Chinese Operations
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BMW will expand its Chinese joint venture with local automaker Brilliance, in an effort to build 300,000 cars per year in China. BMW’s joint venture near Beijing currently builds the 3-Series and 5-Series, and will add the X1 crossover in 2012. Plans call for new factories dedicated to vehicle assembly, stamping and a paint shop…. Continue Reading...

BMW X1 Delayed Until Late 2012

BMW X1 Delayed Until Late 2012
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  With the extreme popularity  of the BMW X1 crossover within Europe, sales in the United States have been delayed until the end of 2012. The X1 was formally launched in Europe in November 2009 and was initially planned to launch in the US earlier this year. The delay has been caused by the Leipzig plant, which can… Continue Reading...

Audi Q3 May Come To United States

Audi Q3 May Come To United States
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While Audi’s plans for the U.S. market originally did not include the compact Q3 crossover, but Audi is re-considering the decision to not import the car after seeing the segment expand with offerings like the MINI Countryman, BMW X1 and the Nissan Juke. While the Q5 starts at $35,200, Audi would likely have to price… Continue Reading...

Audi Q3 Sketches Released

Audi Q3 Sketches Released
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Audi has released a number of sketches showing their forthcoming Q3 crossover, based on the Volkswagen Tiguan, that will serve as an entry-level vehicle for the brand. The Q3 is unlikely to come to North America, but its unveiling at the Shanghai Auto Show should give a clue as to where Audi anticipates a fair… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman Helps BMW Increase 2010 Profits

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MINI Countryman Helps BMW Increase 2010 Profits
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Purists may scoff at the 4-door MINI Countryman and its betrayal of “brand values”, but BMW’s bean counters are laughing all the way to the bank as the company credits the newest MINI with helping profits surge 15-fold in 2010. BMW’s net income was recorded at 3.23 billion euros in 2010, up from 210 million… Continue Reading...
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