The Truth About Cars » BMW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » BMW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/reviews/bmw/ 2016 BMW X1 Review – The Un-BMW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-bmw-x1-review-un-bmw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-bmw-x1-review-un-bmw/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:20:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277722 When is a BMW not a BMW? Some would say: when it has four wheels. Others will say: when it’s front wheel drive. But here we are. BMW’s smallest crossover has ditched its BMW 3-Series roots for underpinnings shared with the Mini Countryman. Say what? Americans may be surprised to hear that the X1 is not BMW’s […]

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When is a BMW not a BMW? Some would say: when it has four wheels. Others will say: when it’s front wheel drive. But here we are. BMW’s smallest crossover has ditched its BMW 3-Series roots for underpinnings shared with the Mini Countryman. Say what? Americans may be surprised to hear that the X1 is not BMW’s […]

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2015 BMW 640i Convertible Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2015-bmw-640i-convertible-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2015-bmw-640i-convertible-rental-review/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1273097 Who has two thumbs and loves the ’79 Eldorado? This guy. I’ve spent more time writing about it than I’ve spent writing about Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Maseratis … combined. What made the ’79 Eldorado great? Everything. It was styled with a crispness and strength of purpose never again seen on a Cadillac. It had a […]

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Who has two thumbs and loves the ’79 Eldorado? This guy. I’ve spent more time writing about it than I’ve spent writing about Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Maseratis … combined. What made the ’79 Eldorado great? Everything. It was styled with a crispness and strength of purpose never again seen on a Cadillac. It had a […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Finished Second in China, Big Trouble for Takata, and Apple’s Longtime Car Guy Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:58:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271897 Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Investors Latest Headache for Volkswagen, New E-Class From $50K, and Dealers Surprised That You’re Surprised http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-latest-headache-volkswagen-new-e-class-50k-dealers-surprised-youre-surprised/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-latest-headache-volkswagen-new-e-class-50k-dealers-surprised-youre-surprised/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269257 Investors say Volkswagen should have told the world they were cheating earlier because then they could have bought more Apple stock. That, Mercedes-Benz prices new E-Class in Europe, BMW’s bigger i3 battery and Jeep soars in Europe … after the break! Investors lining up to sue Volkswagen in Germany Large shareholders of Volkswagen are considering a […]

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Investors say Volkswagen should have told the world they were cheating earlier because then they could have bought more Apple stock. That, Mercedes-Benz prices new E-Class in Europe, BMW’s bigger i3 battery and Jeep soars in Europe … after the break! Investors lining up to sue Volkswagen in Germany Large shareholders of Volkswagen are considering a […]

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TTAC News Round-up: 2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview, VW’s Müller to Attend NAIAS, and Dealers Force Infiniti QX30 Name Change http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-2016-detroit-auto-show-preview/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-2016-detroit-auto-show-preview/#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2016 17:01:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260633 This Saturday is the calm before the storm. While the Los Angeles Auto Show is the opening act of the North American auto show season, Detroit is the main event. Here’s what to expect at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, which begins this Monday. That, Herr Müller is planning on visiting Detroit and U.S. […]

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This Saturday is the calm before the storm. While the Los Angeles Auto Show is the opening act of the North American auto show season, Detroit is the main event. Here’s what to expect at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, which begins this Monday. That, Herr Müller is planning on visiting Detroit and U.S. […]

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2016 BMW i8 Review – The ‘Affordable’ Plug-In Supercar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-bmw-i8-review-affordable-plug-supercar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-bmw-i8-review-affordable-plug-supercar/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1254521 “Looks like sex, goes like stink” is the usual supercar mantra, but BMW’s guru was humming a different tune when penning the i8. You see, the i8 isn’t just a sexy car with “butterfly doors.” It’s also a production prototype of sorts styled after BMW’s 2009 Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Most supercars have exotic engines with high cylinder counts and […]

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“Looks like sex, goes like stink” is the usual supercar mantra, but BMW’s guru was humming a different tune when penning the i8. You see, the i8 isn’t just a sexy car with “butterfly doors.” It’s also a production prototype of sorts styled after BMW’s 2009 Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Most supercars have exotic engines with high cylinder counts and […]

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BMW Can’t Make Crossovers Fast Enough http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/bmw-cant-make-crossovers-fast-enough/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/bmw-cant-make-crossovers-fast-enough/#comments Sat, 02 Jan 2016 16:30:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1255977 Speaking to Automotive News, BMW of North American CEO Ludwig Willisch said the company expects that nearly half of their 2016 sales will be of crossovers for 2016 — and it’ll only go up from there. “In the first nine months (of 2015), across the board, we had too few X1, X3 and X5s,” he said. For […]

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Speaking to Automotive News, BMW of North American CEO Ludwig Willisch said the company expects that nearly half of their 2016 sales will be of crossovers for 2016 — and it’ll only go up from there. “In the first nine months (of 2015), across the board, we had too few X1, X3 and X5s,” he said. For […]

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BMW Goes Full ‘Minority Report’ At CES 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/bmw-goes-full-minority-report-at-ces-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/bmw-goes-full-minority-report-at-ces-2016/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 21:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1251009 BMW’s latest and greatest infotainment system doesn’t need knobs, man. The automaker announced Monday that it would show off its concept for infotainment next month, dubbed “AirTouch.” The system, which improves upon the one-finger wagging, waving and gesticulating already in its new 7-Series sedan, would use sensors between the dash and rearview mirror to interpret […]

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BMW’s latest and greatest infotainment system doesn’t need knobs, man. The automaker announced Monday that it would show off its concept for infotainment next month, dubbed “AirTouch.” The system, which improves upon the one-finger wagging, waving and gesticulating already in its new 7-Series sedan, would use sensors between the dash and rearview mirror to interpret […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Has A Better Slogan and Attitude, BMW Has Less Money, And Honda’s Bringing All The Turbos http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-better-slogan-attitude-bmw-less-money-hondas-bringing-turbos/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-better-slogan-attitude-bmw-less-money-hondas-bringing-turbos/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248609 Volkswagen’s simple, effective and direct slogan “Das Auto” ist kaput after about a decade of ruining our logic and grammar. That, and BMW gets spanked by NHTSA, drive like it’s 2008 and more … after the break. “Das auto” getting the boot As part of that company’s plan to remake its image, Volkswagen will be […]

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Volkswagen’s simple, effective and direct slogan “Das Auto” ist kaput after about a decade of ruining our logic and grammar. That, and BMW gets spanked by NHTSA, drive like it’s 2008 and more … after the break. “Das auto” getting the boot As part of that company’s plan to remake its image, Volkswagen will be […]

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Nissan/BMW Team Up on Fast Charging; Sorry, North Dakota http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/nissanbmw-team-fast-charging-sorry-north-dakota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/nissanbmw-team-fast-charging-sorry-north-dakota/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248313 Nissan and BMW announced Monday that they would add 120 public fast-charging stations in 19 states to significantly expand electric vehicle infrastructure for cars not called Tesla. The 120 stations would supplement to Tesla’s network of more than 200 Supercharger sites around the U.S. and Canada, placed throughout the countries that serve as a backbone for long-distance EV travel. (Coast […]

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Nissan and BMW announced Monday that they would add 120 public fast-charging stations in 19 states to significantly expand electric vehicle infrastructure for cars not called Tesla. The 120 stations would supplement to Tesla’s network of more than 200 Supercharger sites around the U.S. and Canada, placed throughout the countries that serve as a backbone for long-distance EV travel. (Coast […]

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EPA Gives 2016 BMW X5d Clean Bill of Emissions, Kind Of http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/epa-gives-2016-bmw-x5d-clean-bill-emissions-kind/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/epa-gives-2016-bmw-x5d-clean-bill-emissions-kind/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:40:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1240353 (Update: With EPA comment and clarification on their tests.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved for sale Friday the 2016 BMW X5d after new tests of that car revealed that it did not use an illegal “defeat device” to cheat emissions standards, Reuters reported. Well it didn’t use a defeat device as far as they could see, anyway. […]

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(Update: With EPA comment and clarification on their tests.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved for sale Friday the 2016 BMW X5d after new tests of that car revealed that it did not use an illegal “defeat device” to cheat emissions standards, Reuters reported. Well it didn’t use a defeat device as far as they could see, anyway. […]

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BMW, Audi, Mercedes Finish Purchase of Nokia’s Mapmaking Division; Cartography Now Acceptable As College Major http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/bmw-audi-mercedes-finish-purchase-nokias-mapmaking-division-cartography-now-acceptable-college-major/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/bmw-audi-mercedes-finish-purchase-nokias-mapmaking-division-cartography-now-acceptable-college-major/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 19:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1236009 No one will laugh at you for majoring in cartography anymore. Well, maybe not everyone. — Aaron Daimler AG, Audi and BMW announced Friday that the trio had completed its purchase of Nokia’s mapmaking business, HERE, which the trio announced they were seeking to purchase in August. The companies didn’t specify details about the transaction, […]

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No one will laugh at you for majoring in cartography anymore. Well, maybe not everyone. — Aaron Daimler AG, Audi and BMW announced Friday that the trio had completed its purchase of Nokia’s mapmaking business, HERE, which the trio announced they were seeking to purchase in August. The companies didn’t specify details about the transaction, […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1991 BMW 318is http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/digestible-collectible-1991-bmw-318is/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/digestible-collectible-1991-bmw-318is/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1219817 If there isn’t some sort of church-basement support group for unrepentant car shoppers and buyers, there should be, with stale coffee and plenty of doughnuts. I know there are thousands of us nationwide, eyes bleary from constantly refreshing eBay and Craigslist searches. Those two are gateway drugs, certainly. The layout of eBay and Craigslist easily […]

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If there isn’t some sort of church-basement support group for unrepentant car shoppers and buyers, there should be, with stale coffee and plenty of doughnuts. I know there are thousands of us nationwide, eyes bleary from constantly refreshing eBay and Craigslist searches. Those two are gateway drugs, certainly. The layout of eBay and Craigslist easily […]

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BMW Offering Uber Rides in New 7 Series, For Some Reason http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bmw-offering-uber-rides-new-7-series-reason/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bmw-offering-uber-rides-new-7-series-reason/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 20:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1200529 Because a lot of Uber riders are 7-Series buyers (maybe), BMW said Monday that it would make available its newest sedan for selected rides in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Chicago before the sedan goes on sale to the public. The drives will be offered by BMW product specialists, according to the company. Riders can […]

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Because a lot of Uber riders are 7-Series buyers (maybe), BMW said Monday that it would make available its newest sedan for selected rides in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Chicago before the sedan goes on sale to the public. The drives will be offered by BMW product specialists, according to the company. Riders can […]

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Get Excited About BMW’s M2, Just Not That Excited … Yet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/get-excited-bmws-m2-just-not-excited-yet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/get-excited-bmws-m2-just-not-excited-yet/#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:10:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1195274 On paper, the BMW M2 should deliver the full-boat of M-division goodies above the M235 — a car that has plenty of promise and fun, albeit at a price. The M2, which BMW unveiled Tuesday, sports a fully fledged, electronically controlled rear differential, a modified oil sump, more power, wider stance and six-speed manual as […]

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On paper, the BMW M2 should deliver the full-boat of M-division goodies above the M235 — a car that has plenty of promise and fun, albeit at a price. The M2, which BMW unveiled Tuesday, sports a fully fledged, electronically controlled rear differential, a modified oil sump, more power, wider stance and six-speed manual as […]

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Bosch Didn’t Supply Cheating Software on Dirty Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bosch-didnt-supply-cheating-software-dirty-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bosch-didnt-supply-cheating-software-dirty-diesels/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:45:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191578 A former federal official and the Environmental Protection Agency said that German supplier Bosch didn’t supply Volkswagen — or other automakers — with cheating software, implying that Volkswagen engineers acted alone in deceiving emission tests, Reuters reported (via Automotive News). According to the report, Bosch supplies the engine control management unit for most four-cylinder diesel passenger cars, […]

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A former federal official and the Environmental Protection Agency said that German supplier Bosch didn’t supply Volkswagen — or other automakers — with cheating software, implying that Volkswagen engineers acted alone in deceiving emission tests, Reuters reported (via Automotive News). According to the report, Bosch supplies the engine control management unit for most four-cylinder diesel passenger cars, […]

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German Authorities Say Volkswagen Was Alone in Cheating http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/german-authorities-say-volkswagen-alone-cheating/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/german-authorities-say-volkswagen-alone-cheating/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1186650 German transportation authorities said Friday that Volkswagen can’t phone a friend for help, they’re on their own. “At this point we have no indication of other manufacturers being involved,” a government spokesman, said according to Reuters (via Automotive News Europe). Being the only automaker embroiled in the scandal — for now — means that Volkswagen will […]

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German transportation authorities said Friday that Volkswagen can’t phone a friend for help, they’re on their own. “At this point we have no indication of other manufacturers being involved,” a government spokesman, said according to Reuters (via Automotive News Europe). Being the only automaker embroiled in the scandal — for now — means that Volkswagen will […]

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Dirty Diesel Report Sinking BMW As Volkswagen Fallout Grows http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/dirty-diesel-report-sinking-bmw-volkswagen-fallout-grows/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/dirty-diesel-report-sinking-bmw-volkswagen-fallout-grows/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2015 15:45:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1179793 German magazine Auto Bild reported Thursday that the diesel BMW X3 exceeded by 11 times allowable limits of nitrogen oxide in a growing scandal started by Volkswagen’s admission it had cheated on emissions tests. BMW shares tumbled 5 percent Thursday morning after the news. “All measured data suggest that this is not a VW-specific issue,” […]

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German magazine Auto Bild reported Thursday that the diesel BMW X3 exceeded by 11 times allowable limits of nitrogen oxide in a growing scandal started by Volkswagen’s admission it had cheated on emissions tests. BMW shares tumbled 5 percent Thursday morning after the news. “All measured data suggest that this is not a VW-specific issue,” […]

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Toyota Supra/BMW Z4 Fate Could Be Decided Soon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/toyota-suprabmw-z4-fate-could-be-decided-soon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/toyota-suprabmw-z4-fate-could-be-decided-soon/#comments Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1175826 Like a bad reality show, the figurative clock is ticking for the Toyota/BMW courtship that may or may not be spawning a sports car. Reuters reported (via Automotive News Europe) that Toyota spokesman said the companies would make a decision on whether to pursue the joint project further. “By the end of the year we […]

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Like a bad reality show, the figurative clock is ticking for the Toyota/BMW courtship that may or may not be spawning a sports car. Reuters reported (via Automotive News Europe) that Toyota spokesman said the companies would make a decision on whether to pursue the joint project further. “By the end of the year we […]

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2015 BMW i8 Review – Supercar for Environmentalists http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2015-bmw-i8-review-supercar-environmentalists/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2015-bmw-i8-review-supercar-environmentalists/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 19:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1163922 2015 BMW i8 1.5-liter DOHC I-3, VANOS, hybrid (Gas engine: 228 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm, 236 lb-ft @ 3,700 rpm; Electric motor: 129 horsepower @ 4,800)6-speed automatic (rear) and 2-speed (front), Lithium ion battery 28 city/29 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 27.4 mpg on the ‘I didn’t plug-in the plug-in’ cycle (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: […]

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2015 BMW i8 1.5-liter DOHC I-3, VANOS, hybrid (Gas engine: 228 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm, 236 lb-ft @ 3,700 rpm; Electric motor: 129 horsepower @ 4,800)6-speed automatic (rear) and 2-speed (front), Lithium ion battery 28 city/29 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 27.4 mpg on the ‘I didn’t plug-in the plug-in’ cycle (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: […]

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UPDATE: BMW CEO Krueger Recovering Well, Fainting Spell “Nothing Serious” [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/bmw-ceo-krueger-collapses-during-frankfurt-presentation-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/bmw-ceo-krueger-collapses-during-frankfurt-presentation-video/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:15:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1171050 Harald Krueger, who just took the CEO reins at BMW, had a dizzy spell and collapsed to the floor Tuesday during the group’s press conference. According to The Telegraph, it was Krueger’s first appearance as the group’s CEO. A BMW spokesman attempted to explain that Krueger had not been feeling well before the conference, but […]

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Harald Krueger, who just took the CEO reins at BMW, had a dizzy spell and collapsed to the floor Tuesday during the group’s press conference. According to The Telegraph, it was Krueger’s first appearance as the group’s CEO. A BMW spokesman attempted to explain that Krueger had not been feeling well before the conference, but […]

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BMW Didn’t Receive “Save The Manuals” Christmas Card for MY2016, Retaliates [UPDATE] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/bmw-didnt-receive-save-the-manuals-christmas-card-for-my2016-retaliates/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/bmw-didnt-receive-save-the-manuals-christmas-card-for-my2016-retaliates/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:30:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1155962 UPDATE: According to commenter krhodes1 and Facebook commenter Michael Smith, the 228i manual (order code 162A) is still available and there is a bug in the configurator. Which reminds me, you should like The Truth About Cars on Facebook. Jalopnik is reporting that a number of BMW models — namely the 228i, 328i, and 428i […]

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UPDATE: According to commenter krhodes1 and Facebook commenter Michael Smith, the 228i manual (order code 162A) is still available and there is a bug in the configurator. Which reminds me, you should like The Truth About Cars on Facebook. Jalopnik is reporting that a number of BMW models — namely the 228i, 328i, and 428i […]

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Report: Next-gen BMW M3 Will Be All-Wheel Drive Plug-in Hybrid http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/report-next-gen-bmw-m3-will-plug-hybrid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/report-next-gen-bmw-m3-will-plug-hybrid/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1142001 TheDetroitBureau’s Paul Eisenstein has a fine piece of reporting that the next-generation of BMW’s iconic M3 will have a hybrid, plug-in powertrain — a first for the performance sub-brand. Eisenstein says internal sources provided the information. According to the report, the rear wheels would be driven by the gasoline engine, which could be the M3’s current […]

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TheDetroitBureau’s Paul Eisenstein has a fine piece of reporting that the next-generation of BMW’s iconic M3 will have a hybrid, plug-in powertrain — a first for the performance sub-brand. Eisenstein says internal sources provided the information. According to the report, the rear wheels would be driven by the gasoline engine, which could be the M3’s current […]

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2015 BMW X6 M Review – Paid in Full http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-bmw-x6-m-paid-full/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-bmw-x6-m-paid-full/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1138914 2015 BMW X6 M 4.4-liter, twin turbocharged V-8 with direct injection and variable valve control (567 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 553 pounds-feet of torque @ 2,000-5,500 rpm)8-speed M Sport automatic 14 city/19 highway/16 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 16.8 mpg combined, 60 percent highway, 40 percent asshat (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Driver Assistance Plus – $1,900; Executive […]

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2015 BMW X6 M 4.4-liter, twin turbocharged V-8 with direct injection and variable valve control (567 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 553 pounds-feet of torque @ 2,000-5,500 rpm)8-speed M Sport automatic 14 city/19 highway/16 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 16.8 mpg combined, 60 percent highway, 40 percent asshat (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Driver Assistance Plus – $1,900; Executive […]

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Golf Clubs Win, New BMW 4 Series May Be Soft-top Only http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/golf-clubs-win-new-bmw-4-series-may-soft-top/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/golf-clubs-win-new-bmw-4-series-may-soft-top/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1137770 Finally, BMW got my letter that the folding hardtop in its 4 Series convertible didn’t leave enough room for my tour bag and comically gigantic TaylorMade R15s, so they’re ditching the whole thing, German site Bimmertoday is reporting (via Road and Track and Automobile). The convertible hard top can weigh roughly 500 pounds, Automobile reports. Cutting back to […]

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Finally, BMW got my letter that the folding hardtop in its 4 Series convertible didn’t leave enough room for my tour bag and comically gigantic TaylorMade R15s, so they’re ditching the whole thing, German site Bimmertoday is reporting (via Road and Track and Automobile). The convertible hard top can weigh roughly 500 pounds, Automobile reports. Cutting back to […]

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