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2012 BMW X3 Luxury Compact SUV

2012 BMW X3 Compact SUV

To emphasize X3's utility and wily traction manners, BMW nixes the SUV acronym in favor of the three-letter descriptive of SAV, meaning sport activity vehicle. Think of it as a raucous sports car yet rigged with the boxy utility bay of a wagon. We see the X3 as resembling one of BMW's 3-Series sports sedans, only it's jacked up in suspension and carries a SUV's cargo compartment. Read More »

2012 BMW 6 Series Mid-Size Luxury Coupe And Convertible

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe

Meandering along Sunset Boulevard through Beverly Hills, swank California home to movie stars and media moguls, we're ensconced in a GT-style machine that presents a tightly sculpted body and muscular fender bulges rippling around enormous low-profile tires with a sensuous arch of a roof drawn over the cockpit. And beneath the exaggerated prow there's a powerful engine primed with enough horsepower to spin those rear rollers till the rubber rubs off. Read More »

2008 BMW 1-Series Compact Sedan

What was tested? 2008 BMW 128i convertible ($33,100). Price as tested (including $825 destination charge): $33,925. It seems like everything in America is ballooning. Gas prices have shot up like a bottle rocket. Our kids wear size 18 shoes. Our waistlines are upsetting the gravitational field. Our cities are sprawling like kudzu. And our cars are starting to look like ... Read More »

2008 BMW 335xi Midsize Sports Coupe

What was tested? 2008 BMW 335xi Coupe ($43,000). Options: Paint upgrade ($550), premium package ($2,650), sport package ($500), steering wheel paddle shifters ($100), automatic transmission ($1,325), comfort access system ($500), heated front seats ($500), navigation system ($2,100). Price as tested (including $825 destination charge): $52,050. If you’re on a quest to buy the best sports sedan in the world, chances ... Read More »

2008 BMW 535i Luxury Sedan

What was tested? 2008 BMW 535i ($49,400). Options: Sport package ($2,800), premium package ($2,100), smart key ($1,000), park distance control ($700), Logic 7 audio ($1,200), HD radio ($500), cold weather package ($750). Price as tested (including $775 destination charge): $59,225 Congress wants to lift America out of its economic funk by sending every taxpayer a big, fat check. Might I ... Read More »

2007 BMW 328xi Compact Sports Coupe and Convertible

The styling on BMW's new 3-series is crisp, modern and aggressive, exactly as a German car should be. Leather, wood, brushed metal and lots of electronics are precisely assembled in the BMW 3-series cabin. It creates a luxurious interior that would be at home in Star Trek. Read More »

2006 BMW 530xi Mid-Size Sport Wagon

2006 BMW 530xi Mid-Size Sport Wagon Base MSRP Range: $51,400 Base Invoice Range: $46,955 MSRP As Tested:$62,565 Versions: AWD Vehicle Category: Mid-Size Sport Wagon Engine Location:Front Engine Drive Wheels: All-Wheel Drive. Engine as Tested: 3.0-liter, Dual Overhead Cam, 24-valves, I-6,255 - horsepower at 6600 rpm and 220 lb-ft torque at 2750 rpm. Transmission: Six-speed STEPTRONIC automatic with Adaptive Transmission Control. ... Read More »