The 1-Series has officially joined BMW's line up in the United States, having finally been added to the brand's official website. Along with its place among the Ultimate Driving Machines online, the 1-Series also gets officially pricing, which turns out to be exactly what we thought it would be. The 135i will have an MSRP of $34,900 plus a $775 charge for delivery and all the whatnots involved with a purchasing a car. The 128i, meanwhile, will start at $28,600 and carry an identical $775 charge
The Altima Hybrid is a strange bird, a very strange bird indeed. Nissan signed a deal with Toyota back in 2002 to license its Hybrid Synergy Drive technology for use in the Altima Hybrid, but will be dropping the Toyota bits as soon as an in-house team can develop its own hybrid technology. Meanwhile, the Altima Hybrid will be sold with Toyota technology in only eight states, which include California and seven other northeastern states that have adopted California's strict emissions regulations.
Today Ford announced pricing for both of its redesigned compact sport utility vehicles, the 2008 Ford Escape and 2008 Mercury Mariner. The Escape will start at $19,245, including $665 for destination charges, which is $740 less than the base price of the current model. The Mariner begins at $21,345, again including $665 for destination, which is $460 less than the current model. Across each lineup, Escape prices will drop an average of $1,100 and Mariner prices $1,300. The hybrid versions of eac
Land Rover has finally attached a value to its new LR2 that replaces the tired Freelander in the company's lineup. The LR2 will carry a base price of $34,700 and reportedly be very well equipped at that price. A Tech Package with a DVD-based nav system, Dolby ProLogic II 7.1 Surround Sound System , Sirius satellite radio, rear seat audio controls and bluetooth connectivity will cost an additional $3,500. A Lighting Package with Bi-Xenons, Adaptive Front-lighting, Approach and Puddle lights, and
Saturn has announced that its new 8-passenger crossover called the Outlook will have an MSRP of $27,990 for a two-wheel drive model and $29,990 for an all-wheel drive XE model. Uplevel XR models will start at $30,290 for two-wheel drive and $32,290 for all-wheel drive. All models will get General Motors' 3.6-liter VVT V6 that produces 270 hp and 248 ft-lbs. of torque in the base XE and 275 hp and 251 ft-lbs. of torque in the XR thanks to a dual exhaust system. Both engines are paired up with GM
Nissan has just announced that it will be pricing the new 2007 Sentra from $14,750, which does not include shipping charges. Add destination costs and Automotive News reports the number's more like $15,365. That cost of entry includes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that musters 140 horsepower and 6-speed manual transmission. Four other models are available including the Sentra 2.0 with CVT ($15,550), Sentra 2.0S with 6-speed manual ($15,650), Sentra 2.0S with CVT ($16,450) and Sentra 2.0SL wit