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BMW 228i will give you a lift when you’ve gone flat – USA TODAY

Friday, April 17, 2015

The BMW 228i comes with run-flat tires — which could save your hide.(Photo: Reviewed.com) The praises of the BMW 228i—a compact coupe that follows in the tire tracks of such legends as the Neue Klasse 2002 and E30 M3—have already been sung by choirs of happy owners. So, when BMW offered me the keys to a 2015 BMW 228i xDrive (starting MSRP $33,900, as tested $43,300), I eagerly accepted. Even…

BMW logo isn’t shrouded in mystery, only misunderstanding – New York Daily News

Friday, April 17, 2015

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images The BMW badge is one of the world’s most recognizable car logos – and it also happens to be one of the most misunderstood. The comments section might be set ablaze but, believe it or not, the Daily News Autos is here to tell you that the iconic BMW logo does not represent a stylized airplane propeller. That’s right BMW fans, everything you…

The Weird Shifter That Made Audi’s R8 Sports Car a Legend – Wired

Friday, April 17, 2015

Most journalists long ago stopped discussing the Audi R8. It’s a danger that comes with the car business: Focus on the Next Big Thing, you can lose sight of recent achievements. But I started thinking about the sports car again this week, sparked by a review and eulogy from Jalopnik’s Patrick George of one of the last first-generation R8s. The R8, Audi’s first true sports car, was launched in 2006. When new,…

The Weird Shifter That Made Audi’s R8 Sports Car a Legend – Wired

Friday, April 17, 2015

Most journalists long ago stopped discussing the Audi R8. It’s a danger that comes with the car business: Focus on the Next Big Thing, you can lose sight of recent achievements. But I started thinking about the sports car again this week, sparked by a review and eulogy from Jalopnik’s Patrick George of one of the last first-generation R8s. The R8, Audi’s first true sports car, was launched in 2006. When new,…

Michigan Auto Shop Owner Faces Backlash After Declaring He Won’t Serve Gays – CBS Local

Friday, April 17, 2015

To fuel your love of cars, visit the Autos section.   GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WWJ) – A west Michigan business owner claims he’s been the target of death threats after he announced he won’t serve gays. Brian Klawiter, who owns Dieseltec Automotive Repair in Grandville, posted a message on his business’ Facebook page saying that he is a Christian, and that his company does not welcome “immoral behavior” — including homosexuality. “Our rights…

BMW 228i will give you a lift when you’ve gone flat – USA TODAY

Friday, April 17, 2015

The BMW 228i comes with run-flat tires — which could save your hide.(Photo: Reviewed.com) The praises of the BMW 228i—a compact coupe that follows in the tire tracks of such legends as the Neue Klasse 2002 and E30 M3—have already been sung by choirs of happy owners. So, when BMW offered me the keys to a 2015 BMW 228i xDrive (starting MSRP $33,900, as tested $43,300), I eagerly accepted. Even…

2016 Acura RDX priced from $35270* – Autoblog (blog)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ready for Liftoff: 2016 Acura RDX Launching with More Performance, Luxury Appointments and Advanced Safety Technology than Ever Before Apr 15, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif. In a major commitment to advance what is already one of its most successful models, Acura is launching a more powerful, fuel efficient and luxuriously appointed 2016 RDX luxury SUV at dealerships nationwide tomorrow with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $35,270 –…

Putting An M3’s V8 Into A 1-Series Creates The BMW We All Wanted – Jalopnik

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Except for wimps. Let’s face it: it’s loud, it will rough up a passenger almost like a race car, so only the most hardcore BMW fans will love it. Oh well. It’s not for them anyway. BMW won’t always give us the cars we want. Think E46 M3 wagon. They only made one to show us that they could. When you see such a car in the flesh and realize…

First drive: Audi RS3 on road – Top Gear

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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2015 Audi Q3 – Autoblog (blog)

Monday, April 13, 2015

There are two ways to approach a brand-new segment in the auto industry. First, an automaker can take a gamble and introduce a completely new vehicle, catering to the specific demands of the marketplace(s) in question. In the compact, premium CUV segment, we’ve seen Buick do this with the Encore, and Mercedes-Benz with the GLA-Class. The other option is to introduce a vehicle already sold in another market. Considering the…

China: Luxury cars wrecked in ‘Fast and Furious’ collision – CNN

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hong Kong (CNN)A Lamborghini was allegedly racing a Ferrari on the streets of Beijing when it lost control, plowing into a tunnel wall and a road divider. Miraculously, only one passenger was injured. The crash happened late Saturday evening in Datun Road tunnel near the landmark “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium in the capital city, according to state media reports. The Lamborghini driver, identified only by his last name, Tang, was…

China: Luxury cars wrecked in ‘Fast and Furious’ collision – CNN

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hong Kong (CNN)A Lamborghini was allegedly racing a Ferrari on the streets of Beijing when it lost control, plowing into a tunnel wall and a road divider. Miraculously, only one passenger was injured. The crash happened late Saturday evening in Datun Road tunnel near the landmark “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium in the capital city, according to state media reports. The Lamborghini driver, identified only by his last name, Tang, was…

Self-driving cars: bumpy ride for insurance industry? – SFGate

Monday, April 13, 2015

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Old-School Cool: Charming Toy Cars Made of Nothin’ But Wood – Wired

Monday, April 13, 2015

Back at last year’s Toy Fair, Candylab’s collection of MO-TO “Awesome Wood Cars” were retro wooden standouts at a show loaded with high-tech playthings. Now, the team that makes these cool toy cars is coming out with its 2015 models, and you’re going to want them for your desk kids. Candylab and its cars were born in Brooklyn, but it’s now a four-person team spread out across Brooklyn, L.A., and…

FIA WEC: Audi battles Toyota, Porsche – wins Silverstone thriller – FOXSports.com

Monday, April 13, 2015

A late-race penalty didn’t deny Marcel Fassler victory, as Audi held off strong challenges from Porsche and Toyota to claim top honors in Sunday’s Six Hours of Silverstone. The thrilling season-opening round for the FIA World Endurance Championship saw a titanic three-manufacturer fight for nearly the entire race that went right down to the wire, with the top three finishers separated by less than 15 seconds at the checkered flag….

10 Cars Americans Don’t Want To Buy Anymore – Huffington Post

Monday, April 13, 2015

This story was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The American auto industry was pummeled during the recession. Since then, car sales have recovered gradually. More than 1.5 million cars and light trucks were sold in March, up slightly from a year ago. While people are buying cars again, the demand for certain vehicles each year is remarkably low. According to data provided by Kelley Blue Book, a vehicle sold…

WEC: Audi victorious at 6 Hours of Silverstone after thrilling fight with Porsche – NBCSports.com

Monday, April 13, 2015

Audi has won the opening round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on Sunday following a thrilling fight with Porsche that saw the race be decided in just the final few laps. The no. 7 car of Marcel Fassler, Benoit Treluyer and Andre Lotterer claimed the LMP1 class win having fended off the advances of the no. 18 Porsche and the no. 1 Toyota in the final few…

10 Cars Americans Don’t Want To Buy Anymore – Huffington Post

Sunday, April 12, 2015

This story was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The American auto industry was pummeled during the recession. Since then, car sales have recovered gradually. More than 1.5 million cars and light trucks were sold in March, up slightly from a year ago. While people are buying cars again, the demand for certain vehicles each year is remarkably low. According to data provided by Kelley Blue Book, a vehicle sold…

10 Cars Americans Don’t Want To Buy Anymore – Huffington Post

Sunday, April 12, 2015

This story was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The American auto industry was pummeled during the recession. Since then, car sales have recovered gradually. More than 1.5 million cars and light trucks were sold in March, up slightly from a year ago. While people are buying cars again, the demand for certain vehicles each year is remarkably low. According to data provided by Kelley Blue Book, a vehicle sold…

10 Cars Americans Don’t Want To Buy Anymore – Huffington Post

Sunday, April 12, 2015

This story was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The American auto industry was pummeled during the recession. Since then, car sales have recovered gradually. More than 1.5 million cars and light trucks were sold in March, up slightly from a year ago. While people are buying cars again, the demand for certain vehicles each year is remarkably low. According to data provided by Kelley Blue Book, a vehicle sold…