2018 BMW X3: All-new, faster, and more efficient than ever

Today, at its birthplace in Spartanburg, S.C., BMW revealed the all-new 2018 X3. The model gets a host of new features and equipment, and, for the first time, an M Performance variant. Along with a new platform, the X3 gets new engines, new technology, and promises to drive better than ever. The US will get two models at launch, the X3 xDrive30i and the X3 M40i. Pricing hasn't been announced, but the new model will go on sale in November. As before, the X3 will be built alongside the X4, X5,…
The car boasts new tech to connect your car, your phone, and your home.
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2018 Jaguar I-Pace hits the Nurburgring in all its electric glory

Jaguar is continuing development work on the I-Pace, its first all-electric model set to arrive in 2018. Today we're getting fresh spy shots of the svelte crossover being unloaded for testing at the Nürburgring, and the I-Pace looks almost identical to the concept model and a prototype we spied earlier this year. It's expected to debut next fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite wearing Slimer-green camouflage, the I-Pace's curves and creases are evident. It's fronted by a prominent…
An electric cat stretches its legs.

We couldn’t wait for the new Ford Ranger, so we drove one in New Zealand

Let's get this out of the way up front: The truck you see here isn't exactly like the one we'll get when the Ford Ranger returns to the States in 2019. But we think it's very representative, and it's certainly as close as we're going to get for a while. Did I mention we're impatient? For those out of the loop, the Ranger was last sold in the US as a 2010 model. That was a compact truck. In the years since, Ford started building a "global" Ranger for sale just about everywhere around the globe…
There were lots of sheep.

Takata US subsidiary files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Japan's Takata Corp, the firm at the center of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall, will file for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Monday with liabilities of more than 1 trillion yen ($9 billion), a source said. The decision came at a special meeting of the airbag maker's board, public broadcaster NHK said. The Nikkei business daily also reported the decision to file in Japan, without citing its sources. Takata's U.S. arm filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware with liabilities of…
Bankruptcy opens the door to a financial rescue from U.S.-based auto parts supplier Key Safety Systems, which Takata tapped as its preferred financial sponsor as it must keep churning out millions of replacement airbag inflators.

2018 Subaru Legacy starts at $23,055, Outback at $26,810

The midsize Subaru Legacy and Outback get a host of new updates for 2018. Both models get revised styling inside and out. Additionally, both models get some new standard features and revised suspension with the promise of improved ride and handling. As always, both come standard with all-wheel drive. The refreshed 2018 Subaru Legacy starts at $23,055 while a 2018 Subaru Outback will set you back at least $26,810, a bump of under $300 versus the outgoing models. Of course, both cars can be…
Both models are right in the mix with the competition.

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Are there auto loans made specifically for students?

If you need to borrow money as a college student, you may have more limited options than if you had a full-time job with a steady income but you're not automatically disqualified. Some lenders have special programs for students, and there are other…
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