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Redesigned 2014 BMW X5 Gets Pricier

2014 BMW X5 BMW announced this week that the redesigned 2014 X5 SUV will start at $53,725, including destination, which represents an increase of $5,300 over the 2013 model. For 2014, BMW adds a new base model, the sDrive35i, which is the first rear-wheel drive X5 BMW has offered. Other models, all of which have all-wheel drive, include the xDrive35i, which starts at $56,025, xDrive35d (diesel), which starts at $57,525, and xDrive50i, which starts at $69,125. According to ... continue reading»

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i3 Prototype Showcases BMW's Future

BMW i3, BMW, i3 Concept Coupe Last year, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show. BMW i is a new subdivision of BMW that will introduce electric and hybrid-electric vehicles to the automaker’s lineup. BMW released a statement last December confirming that production of the electric i3 will start by the end of 2013. Elaborating on the release date, Car and Driver reports that the i3 will hit U.S. dealers in early 2014. Some sources have detailed a ... continue reading»

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BMW Recalls More Than 500,000 Cars

BMW has issued a voluntary recall of more than a half million 1-Series, 3-Series and Z4 models from the 2007 to 2012 model years. BMW says the cars could suffer engine stalling as a result of the loss of electrical power. The New York Times reports, "The automaker says the problem is caused by the wear and tear on the cable to the battery, which is located in the trunk. That could cause the engine to suddenly shut down." The ... continue reading»

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Goodbye BMW 3-Series Coupe, Hello BMW 4-Series

If you’ve been waiting for BMW to unveil the new 3-Series coupe to complete the redesigned 3-Series lineup, your wait was in vain. BMW announced Wednesday that when it goes in sale in 2013, the new BMW 4-Series coupe will replace the 3-Series coupe. BMW hasn’t disclosed much information about the new 4-Series, but in a press release, the automaker says the 4-Series rides lower to the ground and has a longer wheelbase than the outgoing 3-Series coupe ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, BMW 3 Series, BMW, Model News, BMW 4 Series

Hyundai Makes Throttle Override Devices Standard on All Models

Hyundai is now equipping all of its vehicles with a brake pedal electronic throttle override system. In a press release, the automaker says that any U.S. vehicle produced in May 2012 or later will come standard with the system, which is designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of unintended acceleration. “Because electronic throttle links have replaced the cable or pushrod linkages that used to control engine speed, there is a possibility that electronic malfunctions can ... continue reading»

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