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‘Cars 3’: Why Pixar should lose no sleep over one of its lowest debuts ever – Washington Post

Monday, June 19, 2017

PIXAR JUST had its second-lowest opening weekend ever when adjusting for inflation. This is why the studio should lose very little sleep over that fact. Breaking down the numbers, “Cars 3” grossed $53.5 million in its domestic debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, handily winning the weekend ahead of the still mighty “Wonder Woman” ($40.8 million) and the new Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez on Me” ($27 million). So while the animated…

X-Rated? My Extraordinary Test Drive In BMW’s Latest SUV (With Police Escort) – Forbes

Monday, June 19, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. For three days, we drove a convoy of X-Series inside a police escort and were surprised when we realized just how much actual testing we’d done. Never before have I encountered such an incredible test drive as I did in Indonesia last month. From the sublime sunrise overlooking four volcanoes, to an other-worldly off-road excursion on the “Sea of Sand” desert, to the BMW 10-car convoy…

X-Rated? My Extraordinary Test Drive In BMW’s Latest SUV (With Police Escort) – Forbes

Monday, June 19, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. For three days, we drove a convoy of X-Series inside a police escort and were surprised when we realized just how much actual testing we’d done. Never before have I encountered such an incredible test drive as I did in Indonesia last month. From the sublime sunrise overlooking four volcanoes, to an other-worldly off-road excursion on the “Sea of Sand” desert, to the BMW 10-car convoy…

‘Cars 3’: Why Pixar should lose no sleep over one of its lowest debuts ever – Washington Post

Monday, June 19, 2017

PIXAR JUST had its second-lowest opening weekend ever when adjusting for inflation. This is why the studio should lose very little sleep over that fact. Breaking down the numbers, “Cars 3” grossed $53.5 million in its domestic debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, handily winning the weekend ahead of the still mighty “Wonder Woman” ($40.8 million) and the new Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez on Me” ($27 million). So while the animated…

X-Rated? My Extraordinary Test Drive In BMW’s Latest SUV (With Police Escort) – Forbes

Monday, June 19, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. For three days, we drove a convoy of X-Series inside a police escort and were surprised when we realized just how much actual testing we’d done. Never before have I encountered such an incredible test drive as I did in Indonesia last month. From the sublime sunrise overlooking four volcanoes, to an other-worldly off-road excursion on the “Sea of Sand” desert, to the BMW 10-car convoy…

‘Cars 3’ revs box-office engines as Tupac fans flock to ‘All Eyez on Me’ – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Racing to the top, Walt Disney Co.’s “Cars 3” unseated Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” after a two-week box-office reign. The Pixar picture grossed an estimated $53.5 million in the U.S. and Canada. It came in well below analyst expectations of $60 million. Since its debut a decade ago, “Cars” has made its mark as an enduring series. Starring Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, the series follows the ups and downs…

Aston Martin Driver Loses His Lead With Mad Off-Roading Skills – Jalopnik

Sunday, June 18, 2017

GIF via WEC If you’re going to lose your lead, at least do it in an amusing fashion. Despite the lack of drama left in the 24 Hours of Le Mans’ top LMP1 class, the LM GTE Pro class battle is as hotly contested as ever. No. 95 Aston Martin driver Richie Stanaway lost his lead, but gains my nomination for Almost-Save Of The Year. Stanaway’s No. 95 was leading…

How To Make 500000 Cars Without Humans – Forbes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Elon Musk is obsessed with speed. From rockets to hyperloops to electric cars, fast is kind of his thing. Now he wants to apply the same aesthetic to manufacturing. Critics argue it’s another pipe dream, born out of necessity. Tesla, his controversial car business, is supposed to deliver 400,000 vehicles by 2018. Yet, his workers have never pushed annual production beyond 100,000. Elon Musk, the co-founder and chief executive of Electric…

Just Cool Cars: A ‘Sweet Pea’ of a Plymouth Barracuda – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 17, 2017

USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard talks to Maria Shrout of Long Beach, Calif., about the 1968 Plymouth Barracuda she has named Sweet Pea Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

The 2017 BMW 530i confirms the death of the driver’s car. – Forbes

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dan Roth 2017 BMW 530i The driver’s car appears to be headed for retirement, just like its buyers. During a week with the 2017 BMW 530i, the graying of the segment became obvious. You can’t fault BMW for knowing its buyers. According to NADA, the average car buyer is 51.7 years old and earns $80,000 per year. If that’s the average, it’s safe to assume that BMW buyers are richer and that…

Review: ‘Cars 3’ Is Best In Series, Miles Ahead Of First 2 Films – Forbes

Friday, June 16, 2017

Pixar went back to the drawing board with it’s least compelling franchise and came up with a new model that’s far more compelling, relevant, surprising, and visually stunning than either of its predessors. Cars 3 opens in theaters this weekend and should easily top the box office, while offering a story that will finally prove as engaging for parents as it is for their children. It also has a lot…

The 2017 BMW 530i confirms the death of the driver’s car. – Forbes

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dan Roth 2017 BMW 530i The driver’s car appears to be headed for retirement, just like its buyers. During a week with the 2017 BMW 530i, the graying of the segment became obvious. You can’t fault BMW for knowing its buyers. According to NADA, the average car buyer is 51.7 years old and earns $80,000 per year. If that’s the average, it’s safe to assume that BMW buyers are richer and that…

The 2017 BMW 530i confirms the death of the driver’s car. – Forbes

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dan Roth 2017 BMW 530i The driver’s car appears to be headed for retirement, just like its buyers. During a week with the 2017 BMW 530i, the graying of the segment became obvious. You can’t fault BMW for knowing its buyers. According to NADA, the average car buyer is 51.7 years old and earns $80,000 per year. If that’s the average, it’s safe to assume that BMW buyers are richer and that…

The 2017 BMW 530i confirms the death of the driver’s car. – Forbes

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dan Roth 2017 BMW 530i The driver’s car appears to be headed for retirement, just like its buyers. During a week with the 2017 BMW 530i, the graying of the segment became obvious. You can’t fault BMW for knowing its buyers. According to NADA, the average car buyer is 51.7 years old and earns $80,000 per year. If that’s the average, it’s safe to assume that BMW buyers are richer and that…

‘Cars 3’ tune-up never quite gets into gear – CNN International

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Electric bus maker lands investment from BMW – USA TODAY

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Proterra, an electric bus maker, has received a new investment(Photo: Greenville News) GREENVILLE, S.C. — Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has closed on a $55 million investment joined by BMW Group’s corporate venture capital team BMW i Ventures. Proterra said the multimillion-dollar investment will go toward increased production at its manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Los Angeles, as well as future research and development initiatives at the company’s headquarters in…

Say hello to BMW’s new 6 Series crossover – Business Insider

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BMW 6 Series GT. BMW On Tuesday, BMW’s 6 Series family of coupe models received a new sibling. The 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door, crossover-style hatchback that will replace the company’s outgoing 5 Series Gran Turismo.  “The all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo  is an eye-catching statement, packaged into a flowing, sculptural design language which gives the car a modern and sporty feel,” BMW Group Design…