QOTD: Are Cars Finally Getting Cheaper?

Are these minor blips or are average transactions prices going to fall as OEMs see that perhaps the average buyer is priced out of the new-car market?

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BMW Offering Significant Discounts On the Polarizing XM SUV

Despite its legitimately impressive performance, the BMW XM hasn’t been a blockbuster hit. Its price and, um, controversial styling are the most likely culprits, but BMW’s new offer (somewhat) takes care of half of those challenges. The SUV is available with a $17,500 lease discount and a $15k purchase incentive.

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Report: Some Automakers Continued Using Parts Tied to Chinese Forced Labor After 2021 Ban

A few years ago, Congress passed legislation banning imported goods from Chinese companies that were believed to use forced labor, but some automakers have been accused of skirting those rules. BMW, Jaguar-Land Rover, and Volkswagen used parts from a sanctioned company, according to a new report from lawmakers.

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Drive Notes: 2024 BMW 750e xDrive

This week I was testing a 2024 BMW 750x xDrive plug-in hybrid, and honestly, I can't fully process the experience.

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The 2025 BMW M4 CS is a Lightweight Carbon-Packed Track Monster

BMW has gotten plenty of mileage from its inline-six engines, but it’s not done yet. The 2025 M4 CS will debut on May 10, sporting a 543-horsepower turbocharged engine, plenty of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics, and chassis reinforcements to give it razor-sharp handling.

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Used Car of the Day: 2007 BMW M6

Today we bring you a 2007 BMW M6.

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BMW Lightly Updated the 4 Series for 2025

BMW’s sedan catalog is surprisingly expansive, though there’s quite a bit of overlap between model lines. The 4 Series cars build on the slightly smaller 3 Series with sleeker styling and other touches, and the range got a mild update for 2025 that brings better tech and slight cosmetic upgrades.

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Used Car of the Day: 1992 BMW 535i

Today we serve up a heavily modified 1992 BMW 535i.

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Junkyard Find: 2007 Mini Cooper S

The "New Mini" first appeared in North American showrooms as a 2002 model, as part of the turn-of-the-century wave of retro-styled machinery that included the Volkswagen New Beetle, Chrysler PT Cruiser and Chevrolet HHR. It took about a decade for the 21st-century Mini to begin showing up in car graveyards in large numbers, and they remain easy to find today. Here's an '07 Cooper S model in a Colorado yard.

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Drive Notes: 2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive

I tested a 2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive last week, and I have thoughts.

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Where Your Author Owns a Used BMW Convertible for a Year

It seems only a couple of months ago I reported on my experience traveling from Cincinnati to Nashville to purchase the 2010 BMW Z4, thus satisfying a used convertible car search that lasted for a year and a half. Though that search was much more lengthy than I’d have preferred, I was convinced at this time last year that I selected the right car for my usage case. But does that still ring true, do I still think an old German car was the right choice?

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Stop That: BMW Recalls Vehicles for Brake Issues

Pursuant to federal law (we’ve always wanted to start a post in that manner), BMW is recalling approximately 80,000 machines from the 2023 and 2024 model years for vexing problems with braking systems.

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Used Car of the Day: 2002 BMW M5 Dinan

Today we head to Florida for this Tampa-based 2002 BMW M5 Dinan.

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Nobody Knows if the BMW M5 Touring is Coming to America

Despite having been quoted as confirming the BMW M5 Touring for North America, Domagoj Dukec has just recanted. Earlier statements from the brand’s design head stipulating that our market would have access to both the sedan and wagon versions of the M5 have been taken back — leaving everyone following the story more than a little perplexed.

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BMW i3 Owner Quoted Over $70,000 for New Battery

Last year, the owner of a 2015 BMW i3 REx was reportedly quoted over $71,000 to have a new battery pack installed. For reference, that particular model would have retailed somewhere around $50,000 brand new. While we’ve seen some staggering high prices being entertained for EVs in need of a new battery pack this has to be one of more egregious examples on record.

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  • Mike Some Evs are hitting their 3 year lease residual values in 6 months.
  • Tassos Jong-iL I am just here for the beer! (did I say it right?)
  • El scotto Tim, to be tactful I think a great many of us would like a transcript of TTAC's podcast. 90 minutes is just too long for most of us to listen. -evil El Scotto kicking in- The blog at best provides amusement, 90 minutes is just too much. Way too much.
  • TooManyCars VoGhost; I was referring more to the Canadian context, but the same graft is occurring in the US of A and Europe. Political affiliation appears to be irrelevant.
  • The Oracle Going to see a lot of corporations migrating out of Delaware as the state of incorporation. Musk sets trends, he doesn’t follow them.