Category Archives: BMW

Is the carbon-fiber BMW i3 the car of the future?

Expect to hear a lot about the BMW i3 in the coming months. A four-seater about the size of a Nissan Juke, BMW’s first electric car for sale will combine several cutting-edge technologies, potentially making it one of the most… Continue reading

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BMW Traffic Jam Assistant puts self-driving car closer than you think

All the buzz surrounding autonomous, or self-driving cars usually includes a caveat that this technology is at least 10 years away from being ready for prime time, even though Audi, Google, and Lexus have already been racking up miles and… Continue reading

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Siri and S-Voice to be riding shotgun soon in BMW models

BMW has announced upgrades to its ConnectedDrive suite of telematics safety and convenience features for 2014 models, including the ability to access Apple’s Siri or Android S-Voice interactive features through a button on the steering wheel. ConnectedDrive will also provide… Continue reading

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First drive: BMW ActiveHybrid3 takes powerful rather than economical approach to hybrids

This hybrid is fast! When BMW engineers set out to design a hybrid system for the iconic 3 Series sports sedan, they wanted to break the green-car mold. And break it they did. The ActiveHybrid3 packs a ton of technology… Continue reading

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Personal picks: Our choices for fun convertibles

Having just tested and lived with a quartet of German roadsters, our staff has convertibles on the brain. No doubt, you’ve seen the road tests and know the official scores and rankings. We thought it would be fun to go… Continue reading

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2014 Subaru Forester is the first small SUV to ace tough new crash test

The redesigned Subaru Forester is the only small SUV out of 13 tested to earn a top score of Good in the new small overlap crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both the Forester and… Continue reading

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Consumer Reports names its top-scoring cars

With the release of our Tesla Model S road test, there have been many questions regarding what other models stand out. Here, we present the current class valedictorians, those cars that have faced our more than 50 tests and managed… Continue reading

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Safest, least expensive mom-friendly cars

Quality, safety, and value are the top factors for new-car buyers and are certainly not lost on moms looking to buy the right family car. Hitting all these attributes in a vehicle that is also kid friendly can be a… Continue reading

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Video: How to choose the best convertible car

Looking to add some top-down thrills to your life? Our updated convertibles buying guide video and latest road tests can steer you in the right direction. There are many considerations when choosing a convertible, be it for just weekend escapes… Continue reading

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Massive air bag recall hits 3.4 million cars; learn what it means to you

Six automakers have seen front air bags from supplier Takata blow up in their face, as 3.4 million cars will be recalled worldwide from BMW, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota. From the headlines, it sounds frightening, with fire… Continue reading

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