10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany

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10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany
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Cultural stereotypes aside, Germany is known for its advanced technology, engineering prowess and top-quality manufacturing. The land of beer, bratwurst and BMW is especially famed for its automobiles, which are renowned the world over for their driving dynamics and Autobahn-proven performance. Continue Reading...

BMW Releases Details, Pricing for Complete 2015 Lineup

BMW Releases Details, Pricing for Complete 2015 Lineup
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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. Continue Reading...

Autobrake Systems Score High in IIHS Testing

Autobrake Systems Score High in IIHS Testing
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Technology is helping vehicles achieve better ratings on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s front crash prevention test. Continue Reading...

Most Watched Videos of the Week: January 19 – January 26, 2014

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Does the BMW M235i live up to all the hype? AutoGuide readers were curious this week, making our BMW M235i review video the most watched video of the week. Luxury shoppers were also interested in the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i while the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class continues to garner plenty of interest on our YouTube channel. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Least Stolen Cars

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Top 10 Least Stolen Cars
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Car thefts have dropped an average 13 percent each year since 2006 according to the latest data from the government safety regulators. Continue Reading...

Future BMW Diesel Lineup Previewed

Future BMW Diesel Lineup Previewed
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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… Continue Reading...

BMW M550d, X5 M50d and X6 M50d Revealed With Tri-Turbo Diesel Power

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BMW M550d, X5 M50d and X6 M50d Revealed With Tri-Turbo Diesel Power
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After months of rumors and speculation, BMW has made its new 3.0L six-cylinder, inline diesel engine official, packing what they’re calling M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, which is a misnomer since it sports three turbochargers. The system works by using two smaller turbos to deliver more responsive power down low in the rpm range, with… Continue Reading...

BMW M550d Rumored to Have 381-HP, 516 Lb-Ft of Torque

BMW M550d Rumored to Have 381-HP, 516 Lb-Ft of Torque
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  BMW held a dealer presentation in the Netherlands and a leak has rumors stirring that the upcoming M550d will officially come with 381-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from its tri-turbo, inline-six diesel powerplant. Even though the horsepower figure comes in lower than the early speculations of over 500-hp, the torque is pretty impressive. It… Continue Reading...

2009 BMW X5 Diesel Recalled For Fuel Filter Heater Issue

2009 BMW X5 Diesel Recalled For Fuel Filter Heater Issue
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Owners of BMW‘s 2009 X5 SUV powered with a diesel engine should be keeping their eyes out for a recall notice, scheduled to be sent out on October 1st. The recall is for a replacement fuel filter heater that BMW has concluded can be faulty in 2,120 X5 SUVs with a diesel engine manufactured from… Continue Reading...

BMW X5 And X6 Exclusive Editions Announced

BMW X5 And X6 Exclusive Editions Announced
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Set to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show in September are BMW‘s X5 and X6 Exclusive Editions, sporting a unique Orion Silver Metallic paint finish and Nevada leather interior cribbed from the 6-Series. In addition, both the X5 and X6 will receive special wheels and dark bamboo interior trim as accessories. Unfortunately those are… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW X5 Diesel Recalled Due To Issue With Belt Tensioner

2012 BMW X5 Diesel Recalled Due To Issue With Belt Tensioner
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BMW has officially initiated a recall of certain diesel X5 vehicles due to a component manufacturing error at the supplier, affecting the welds in the belt tensioner that could have incipient cracks. These cracks may cause a malfunction of the belt tensioner. If the belt fails, power steering assistance may fail, increasing chances of a… Continue Reading...

Worst Parking Job Ever Nets $500 Fine and Driving Ban

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One of the most famous YouTube videos in the last year has got to be the “Worst parking job ever,” a clip ran by news channel CP24 after a BMW X5 drove over two parked cars at a Newmarket, Ontario gym. We weren’t sure an X5 could drive over anything, until 62-year-old Tripta Kaushal showed… Continue Reading...

Report: BMW May Suspend SUV Production in South Carolina After Icelandic Volcano Delays Parts

Report: BMW May Suspend SUV Production in South Carolina After Icelandic Volcano Delays Parts
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More bad news from the “Icelandic Volcano” front. In addition to thousands of travelers stranded while trying to fly into or out of Europe (including this author’s parents, stuck in Paris), The Associated Press reports that BMW may have to shut down production of its Spartanburg, SC facility, which produces the X5 and X6. According… Continue Reading...

BMW Undercuts Mercedes and Porsche With X5 M and X6 M Pricing

BMW Undercuts Mercedes and Porsche With X5 M and X6 M Pricing
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Official pricing for the new BMW X5 M and X6 M has found its way onto the interwebs ahead of the official announcement by BMW. Surprisingly both models, while anything but cheap, are far less expensive than expected. We’d also wager they are less expensive than BMW could charge if it wanted to. The X5… Continue Reading...

BMW X5 M World Premiere at Shanghai Auto Show

BMW X5 M World Premiere at Shanghai Auto Show
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BMW Board Member Ian Robertson stands with BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Nick Heidfeld at the Shanghai Auto Show during the BMW press conference. We had expected that BMW would premiere its new X5 M alongisde the X6 M at the New York Auto Show and so we were surprised when only the X6 M took… Continue Reading...

G-Power Typhoon: Widebody 525 Horsepower X5

G-Power Typhoon: Widebody 525 Horsepower X5
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German BMW tuner G-Power has just released details on its latest project, a supercharged widebody BMW X5 called the Typhoon. The widebody kit is the obvious addition to the X5 xDrive48i’s otherwise conservative shell. The new front bumper, side skirts, fender flares and rear bumper make quite an impact. All body parts are manufactured from… Continue Reading...
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