June 14, 2013 |
The BMW 3 Series coupe is dead. Long live the 4 Series. Looking to delineate the 3 Series sedan and its more upmarket two-door brethren, BMW officially unveiled the 4 Series coupe on Friday. It's the first time the German automaker has sold the coupe under the 4 Series name. By separating the two, BMW's move is similar to what the automaker did with its 6 Series coupe. That car is a more luxurious and sporty model based on the 5 Series sedan, and has spawned a convertible and four-door coupe variant.
July 3, 2011 |
By all accounts, BMW's parts distribution warehouse in Ontario was one of the jewels of the company's system. Supplying dealer service departments throughout Southern California, Arizona and Nevada, it received gold medals from BMW for its efficiency and employed several of the top-ranked workers in the country. In the roughly 40 years its workers had been represented by the Teamsters union, there had never been a labor stoppage. Times being what they are, when a Teamsters committee came to the plant in early June to open negotiations over a new contract to start Sept.
December 5, 2012 |
What do you call the next coupe version of BMW's venerable 3 Series lineup? Hint: not a 3 Series. On Wednesday, the company released the first concept images of what will be the BMW 4 Series coupe when it comes to market in 2013. Though the car is entirely based on the latest generation 3 Series that we tested in early 2012 , BMW will now put the sportier coupe and convertible versions under the 4 Series banner. Thus you should expect a a base 428i to have the sedan's 2-liter, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine making something in the neighborhood of 240 horsepower.
June 14, 2012 |
Democrats and Republicans can't even agree on brands, preferring different restaurants, television channels and even gaming systems across the aisle, according to a new report. While Democrats say they most want a Jeep, Republicans would rather drive a BMW, according to brand consulting company Buyology Inc. Members of both political parties - 4,000 were surveyed - differ on the majority of the 200 brands included in the report. The firm focuses on so-called neuromarketing and focuses on subconscious decision-making drivers to influence customer predilections for certain brands.
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April 23, 2013 |
Beverly Hills police were searching for a man who rammed his BMW into a bicyclist in a suspected road-rage incident, authorities said Tuesday afternoon. The April 3 crime was captured on surveillance video that shows the white vehicle striking the biker head-on in an alley. "The driver intentionally rammed the bicyclist with his vehicle pinning him to a metal rolling trash bin," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement. The driver fled the scene, in an alley between Wetherly and Almont drives.
January 17, 2012 |
Nearly 89,000 Mini brand cars, including the Mini Cooper line of vehicles, are being recalled in the U.S. because of faulty water pumps that can malfunction and potentially cause engine compartment fires. The recall comes about three months after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a defects investigation, citing 12 reports of fires in the vehicles manufactured by BMW. Five of the fires reportedly destroyed the cars, according to a NHTSA document. BMW said it is unaware of any injuries or accidents caused by pump malfunctions.
June 3, 2013 |
The Robb Report, a publication that identifies itself as "Your Global Luxury Resource," has graced three high-end motorcycles with its coveted "Best of the Best" designation - the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom, the BMW R 1200 GS, and the Ducati 1199 Panigale R. Photo gallery: Ten most expensive motorcycles The Moto Guzzi took Robb's top honors in the Cruiser category, as did the BMW in Adventure/Touring and the Ducati in Sportbike....
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November 6, 2013 |
Two people were killed Wednesday morning when they were ejected from a speeding BMW after it crashed into a light pole in Riverside at 100 mph, police said. The BMW was going "at least" 100 mph about 2:20 a.m. when it ran a red light and smashed into a light pole, burst into flames and careened into a palm tree, setting the tree on fire, said Lt. Russ Schubert. The car was speeding eastbound on Colorado Avenue when it passed two Riverside police officers in a cruiser going the opposite direction, Schubert said.
October 15, 2011 |
BMW will introduce a new version of its popular 3-series sports sedan that will weigh less but have bigger dimensions, giving rear-seat passengers more space. The 2012 model, which will appear at dealerships in February, is crucial to BMW's strategy in the United States and for its global sales, said Tim Urquhart, an analyst with IHS Automotive. "The BMW 3 series is in many ways the company's keynote model," Urquhart said. "It is the bestselling premium passenger car model in the world and has long set the agenda as being symbolic of BMW's wider corporate strategy at any given point.
July 23, 2008 |
BMW plans to offer battery-powered Mini cars in the U.S. by mid-2009 to meet demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. Chief Executive Norbert Reithofer said in a July 9 statement that BMW would make a limited number of all-electric Minis for testing. The Munich, Germany, firm hasn't decided how many will be available in the U.S. and whether they will be leased or sold, an executive said.