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BMW Announces Details for 2013 X6, 2012 Mini Roadster

Though its 2012 models are just starting to arrive on dealer lots, BMW announced more details last week about its upcoming lineup for 2013. BMW also released pricing information for the 2012 Mini Roadster. “For the 2013 model year, the BMW X6 undergoes a subtle midcycle update, keeping the nearly 4-year-old model fresh enough for prospective buyers,” writes the Detroit Free Press. According to a press release, the 2013 BMW X6 will receive a face lift and more interior options ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, BMW X6, MINI, Model News

BMW Recalls 32,000 Vehicles for Possible Fire Hazard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that BMW is recalling more than 32,000 vehicles that may have a defect that could lead to an electrical fire. NHTSA says the recall applies to BMW 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5 and X6 vehicles from model years 2008 through 2011 that are equipped with turbocharged V8 or V12 engines. According to the recall notice, the circuit board for a water pump in certain BMW models may overheat, causing an ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X5, BMW X6, Model News

BMW Discontinues ActiveHybrid X6

There are few SUVs like the BMW X6 on the market, and one of its variants, the ActiveHybrid X6, won’t be available in the United States for the 2012 model year. “The ActiveHybrid X6 is one of the last non-General Motors models to use the two-mode hybrid system that was jointly developed by BMW, GM and then-DaimlerChrysler,” writes Inside Line. “Chrysler dropped its Durango and Aspen hybrids shortly after production began, and Mercedes-Benz phased out the ML-Class hybrid earlier ... continue reading»

Tags: BMW X6, Model News