2015 BMW X3 Outdoors
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2015 BMW X3 a Good Used SUV for You?

Buying a nice luxury SUV doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank on the newest options. In fact, there are a lot of reasons why buying a slightly used SUV is better than buying one brand new, especially if you’re looking at luxury brands like BMW and Audi. Not only are newer cars more expensive …

Gray 2020 BMW X3 M Competition crossover parked on a racetrack.

These 2021 Luxury Compact SUVs Are Middle of the Pack Says Consumer Reports

The compact luxury SUV class has grown tremendously over the last few years. For 2021, Lexus earns praise for having the most reliable small luxury SUV, and Audi has made some impressive updates to its product lineup. Then there a few models that are mid-ranking.  We’ve made a list of the small luxury SUVs that fall toward the …

A silver modified 1997 BMW 540i M-Sport
Sedans & Coupes

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1997 E39 BMW 540i

Used BMWs’ affordable prices can be tempting, but many potential buyers worry about how reliable these German luxury cars truly are. After all, just because a car is cheap to buy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s cheap to own. But with enough care, you can find an inexpensive model. This week’s Cars and Bids featured bargain …

Raindrops are seen on a silver and blue BMW logo of the hood of a black car on January 5, 2020.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

BMW Has Struggled to Keep Up With Mercedes-Benz Recently

There’s an old saying: Dress Italian, speak French, drive German. Let’s leave couture and language to Vogue and Vanity Fair and focus on why German cars are the worldwide standard for performance and luxury. You could argue that the Brits make the most elegant and refined luxury cars, but nobody ever accused Rolls-Royce (a division …

2019 Audi Q3
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Audi Q3 is Surprisingly Affordable

Spoiler alert! The 2021 Audi Q3 is one of the most affordable luxury SUVs that you can buy. How can that be? It’s an Audi. Isn’t that brand only affordable for the super-rich? Apparently not, because the MSRP is lower than expected.  The 2021 Audi Q3 is shockingly affordable  According to Cars.com, the 2021 Audi …

A silver 2020 BMW X1 European model travels on a paved road on a rocky hill
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 BMW X1 Impresses Despite “Low-Rent” Slam

It’s tough to qualify as a truly perfect vehicle, and the 2021 BMW X1 is no exception. Though it boasts plenty of positive qualities, this luxury subcompact SUV’s interior suffers a bit. But is that enough to hold back this Beemer? Here’s a look at the 2021 BMW X1. Overview of the 2021 BMW X1 …

A Mazda CX-5 parked downtown

2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5: The Savvier Choice Is Still the Same

Comparing a small luxury SUV like the BMW X1 to a mainstream one like the Mazda CX-5 may seem odd, but it’s really not. Both models are at the top of their respective classes. They offer similar driving experiences too.  The 2021 BMW X1 and the 2021 Mazda CX-5 appeal to the same type of driver  Both the X1 …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Automotive Clunkers Of 2020

The year 2020 will go down as one of the worst for mankind. It was, however, a good year for cars. Everything from the new Corvette to the Bronco unveiling made it a banner year. But there were also some big flops in 2020 and we’re here to remind you of them. Because when a …

A white 2021 Lexus RX 450h on a city street
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Luxury Cars With the Lowest Maintenance Costs

Everyone loves looking at luxury vehicles, but not everyone can afford the high sticker price. If you’re car shopping and are considering buying a luxury vehicle, remember to account for its yearly costs. Even relatively affordable luxury models are made with more expensive materials, meaning dealers charge a premium when the car needs service. Still, …

A black 1985 E28 BMW M5 on a snowy mountain
Sedans & Coupes

The Original E28 BMW M5 Was a Supercar-Slaying Sedan

Given that the 707-hp Dodge Charger Hellcat is now the 2nd most-powerful model in its lineup, it’s easy to forget that sedans have rarely been performance cars. That especially applies to classic luxury sedans, which were typically more about refinement than outright speed. But back in the ‘80s, one car helped change that perception: the …

2015 BMW X3 Outdoors
Sedans & Coupes

1 of BMW’s Engines Is So Problemmatic It’s the Subject of a Lawsuit

Some BMW owners haven’t been pleased with their cars, and there’s a class-action lawsuit to prove it. The lawsuit alleges that certain vehicles with BMW’s N20 and N26 four-cylinder turbocharged engines are prone to premature failures plus primary and secondary timing chain defects. How is BMW addressing these issues?  KGG filed the BMW timing chain defect lawsuit  The New …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

Report: Ram 2500 Drivers Twice as Likely Drunk Drivers

Here’s the list nobody wants to be on. The same could be said for the vehicles involved as well. An insurance industry report says that statistically, drivers of Ram 2500 pickup trucks are more than twice as likely to be drunk drivers. And besides pickup truck drivers, premium or luxury vehicle owners are more likely …

Trucks & SUVs

These $30,000 Used Luxury SUVs Have 1 Disastrous Flaw

Buying a used luxury SUV is a great way to save big thanks to the massive depreciation that used luxury goods face. However, don’t be fooled by the attractively low price. Some of these used Luxury SUVs may be cheap to buy upfront but can quickly become a massive headache over time. Today we’ll be …

A BMW X6 on display at an auto show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2020 BMW X6 Dominates Other Luxury SUVs

The luxury SUV segment accounts for a good size chunk of the booming family SUV market. The 2020 BMW X6 earned a place in the top spot on the J.D. Power list of the highest quality family SUV. It had the fewest problems recorded per 100 vehicles (PP100). It’s actually a very prestigious award among …

An image of a police officer handing out a speeding ticket.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Reckless BMW Owner Hits 131 MPH and Walks Home

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc and people attempt to self-isolate, fewer cars are on the road. The result is that speeding has increased significantly throughout 2020. Toward the beginning of December, California Highway Patrol caught one BMW 4 Series owner reaching 131 mph. According to ABC 7 News, CHP has seen an increase of …

The side view of an orange-and-white 1975 BMW R90S
2 Wheels

The BMW R90S Created Sport-Touring To Take on the CB750

With the sheer variety of motorcycle types available today, it’s often easy to forget that some are fairly-recent creations. The adventure bike category, for example, didn’t exist until BMW launched the 1981 R80 G/S. Others, though, evolved from older designs, such as how UJMs fostered standards. And BMW has some familiarity with this as well. …

A black 1957 BMW 507 Series II
Sedans & Coupes

Why Did This BMW 507 Sell for Almost $2 Million?

High-dollar car auction sales are nothing new, especially when classics are involved. However, there’s paying a large sum for something like an Alfa Romeo BAT concept, and there’s paying $300k for a Datsun 240Z. Classic BMWs are no stranger to high price tags, as evidenced by E30 M3 values. But you can buy a small …

Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2022 Acura MDX Worth Buying Over These Luxury SUVs?

As far as luxury midsized SUVs go, the Acura MDX has always been a formidable contender, offering both value and reliability. For the 2022 model, Acura has decided to push its flagship SUV even more upmarket. The MDX now features a completely redesigned exterior, luxurious interior, and plenty of available tech. As you’d expect, luxury …

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is the brand's newest SUV.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Can Now Cost as Much as a BMW X3

The Hyundai Santa Fe has made a name for itself in recent years as an affordable crossover with plenty of standard features. For the 2021 model, the Santa Fe brings major improvements by offering a sharper look, more safety tech, and a luxurious interior. However, major improvements aren’t cheap. According to CarBuzz, a fully-loaded Santa …

2020 Mazda3 is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Sedans & Coupes

The New 2021 Mazda3 Turbo Is Faster Than a BMW

Although it may not technically be a luxury brand, Mazda has been slowly but surely stepping up its game to compete with entry level luxury vehicles. The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo is an excellent example of this. It is packed with luxurious features and has an impressive engine that accelerates slightly faster than a BMW, according …

An image of a Toyota Supra driving down the street.
Sedans & Coupes

Recall Alert: Your 2020 Toyota Supra Could Catch Fire

As depreciation takes its toll, the Toyota Supra is slowly becoming a very enticing used sports car. However, a new recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers faulty welds in the Supra and its sibling, the BMW Z4. According to Motor1, the fault centers around the fuel tank and its welds. The …

A Tesla on fire in the middle of the street
Hybrids & Electrics

Worldwide There Have Been An Increasing String Of EV Fires

Now that more electric vehicles are finding their way onto the highways and byways of the world, there is a disturbing pattern emerging. Worldwide there has been an increasing string of EV fires from overheated batteries according to Reuters. Let’s look at each car manufacturer’s track records and also its recalls when it comes to …

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe
Sedans & Coupes

2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe: Pros and Cons

We get it. The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has four doors. It’s what most people would call a sedan even though BMW says it’s a coupe. And yes, it’s also the four-door version of a two-door car that’s supposedly more prestigious than the 7 Series. Except it’s also basically a replacement for the BMW …

A photo of the BMW iX out on the road.
Hybrids & Electrics

Can the All-Electric BMW iX Dethrone the Tesla Model X?

The world of six-figure electric SUVs grows by one with the debut of the BMW iX. Like most other luxury carmakers, BMW opted to create a flagship EV rather than an affordable option. However, the iX will have to dethrone the current segment favorite, the Tesla Model X. For starters, things look promising on paper. …