Buick Riviera Rumored as GM Files for Trademark on Iconic Name

Buick Riviera Rumored as GM Files for Trademark on Iconic Name
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Buick is the latest brand to leave a breadcrumb trail for its future products by filing for a tradermark on May 3 to cover its Riviera moniker. While that doesn’t prove anything on its own, the company isn’t known for flippantly filing for trademarks on the off chance they might one day come true. Continue Reading...

Official: BMW Plans Front-Wheel-Drive Platform

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Official: BMW Plans Front-Wheel-Drive Platform
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Say it ain’t so, Bavaria! The Motoren Werke is finally abandoning their RWD-only stance, and will introduce a FWD compact BMW by 2015. BMW has famously prided itself on its rearward motivation, but in an effort to give consumers “greater choice,” they are experimenting with all sorts of vehicles and propulsion systems: electric cars, hybrids,… Continue Reading...

BMW To Launch 13 Front-Drive Models By 2016

BMW To Launch 13 Front-Drive Models By 2016
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The thought of  a front-drive BMW was inconceivable less than 5 years ago, but the Bavarian luxury car maker appears to be planning an onslaught of front-drive models for launch by 2016, including a couple crossovers, a sports car and a new compact. The first front-driver will be a 1 Series GT, another pointless crossover, but one… Continue Reading...

Pogea Racing FIAT 500 Ferrari Dealers Edition Makes 264 Horsepower, Tons Of Torque Steer

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Pogea Racing FIAT 500 Ferrari Dealers Edition Makes 264 Horsepower, Tons Of Torque Steer
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Front wheel drive cars and big power are usually a winning formula to make a car handle like your worst nightmare. If well engineered cars from the factory, like the Mazdaspeed3, have unpleasant torque steer from a 263 horsepower four-cylinder engine, how will a diminutive FIAT 500 deal with similar levels of power? To be… Continue Reading...

Report: New Front Drive BMW Hatch to Share 1 Series Badge

Report: New Front Drive BMW Hatch to Share 1 Series Badge
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The upcoming lineup of front-drive “small premium” BMWs will will share the 1 Series badge with their RWD counterparts. According to a report by AutoCar, the new models, which will share the same underpinnings as the next-generation MINI Cooper, will also be hatchbacks and are likely to be offered in both 3-door and 5-door trim…. Continue Reading...

Report: BMW Building 0 Series on 3rd Gen MINI Platform

Report: BMW Building 0 Series on 3rd Gen MINI Platform
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Car Magazine is reporting BMW will use the third-generation MINI platform to build a new compact car. The so-called “0 Series” (internally referred to as the “Untere Kompactklasse”, German for “Lower Compact Class”) will be slotted between the MINI and 1 Series to go up against Audi’s A1 and Mercedes’ A-Class. Because it is based… Continue Reading...
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