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    Official: Your 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists are....

    The finalists for the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year have just been announced, and this year, the three candidates in each category are as follows: Car: Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Passat Truck: BMW X3 Honda CR-V Land Rover Range Rover ...

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    Report: BMW X4 production confirmed

    BMW has reportedly confirmed plans to build an X4 crossover, according to AutoWeek. As its nomenclature suggests, the X4 will slot in between the X3 (pictured) and X5 within the automaker's lineup, so essentially, the X4 will be to the X3 what the X6 is to the X5. Aside from the ...

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    Review: 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

    A 3 Series Wagon For The Non-Wagon Buyer Despite enchanting few critics along the way, the all-new 2011 BMW X3 has been helping its German parent clean up on the sales charts. Like the rest of the premium crossover segment, the X3 has been viewed by some brand diehards as a blatant cash-grab. ...

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    BMW leads global sales race among luxury brands through July, Audi second

    BMW is apparently the Ultimate Selling Machine. The German automaker has retained the title of top luxury brand after its most successful July in history, moving 108,721 units for the month. Overall sales are up 17.9 percent for the entire BMW Group through the first seven months of the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #240

    2012 Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Cruze diesel, bending Ford SVT Raptor frames

    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Episode #240 of the Autoblog Podcast is ready, and this week Chris, Dan and Executive Editor Chris Paukert hold down the fort. We start with the 2012 Honda ...

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    2011 BMW X3 recalled over power steering issues

    The 2011 BMW X3 has only been on sale for a few months now, but it already faces a recall over a potentially serious problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a control module in the crossover's electric power steering system may malfunction, resulting in a loss ...

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    AC Schnitzer's take on 2012 BMW X3 includes amusing 'crash test' [w/video]

    If you're one of the tens of people eagerly awaiting the arrival of the BMW X3 M, there may be an alternative that's ready to go right away. AC Schnitzer has gotten hold of the X3 and applied its custom touches to the compact crossover. A body kit, wheels, rear spoiler and custom exhaust help ...

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    Report: BMW X3 M getting ready to rumble

    According to the wizards at Europe's CAR magazine, sources within BMW have confirmed that the high-performance X3 M could launch as early as 2012. A stupid-fast X3 hardly seems necessary, but then again, that's what we said about the larger X5 M and X6 M before falling in love after our stints ...

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    BMW showcases range of police, fire and paramedic vehicles at RETTmobil

    With its SLS AMG first-response vehicle, Mercedes-Benz may have gotten our attention, but it's hardly the only automaker offering specially equipped emergency vehicles at the RETTmobil expo this year in Fulda, Germany. While Mercedes used the Gullwing to highlight its range of emergency ...

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    Opinion: Is BMW becoming too soft?

    "Happiness isn't around the corner. Happiness IS the corner." So said an ad for BMW created in 1996 for the Z3. In the TV version (see the video at the very bottom after the break), a heavy-metal music track underlined the idea, which was carried over to magazines and billboards. I'm reminded of ...

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    Video: BMW Super Bowl commercials champion diesel and... American roots?

    BMW Super Bowl Ad - Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    BMW was one of the few companies to keep its Super Bowl advertising plans to itself until kick off time, but the Roundel came to the game packing two 30-second spots. The company said it wanted to get two messages across to ...

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    Martha Stewart crafts BMW X3 of her very own [w/video]

    Martha Stewart picks up her customized BMW X3 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Martha Stewart and her crew descended on BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina production facility where the automaker builds its X3 crossover, as well as the X5 and X6. Stewart designed and built her ...

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    Report: BMW, Harley-Davidson among those that tapped Federal Reserve for billions during crisis

    The U.S. government's Commercial Paper Funding Facility was established towards the tail-end of 2008. The CPFF was created to offer companies short-terms loan when traditional means of establishing credit were crumbling. Lehman Brothers had collapsed and AIG was taking expensive trips while ...

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    Bimmer Builder: 2011 BMW X3 configurator comes online

    The 2011 BMW X3 is ready for prime time, with all-new sheet-metal and an equally new interior, a choice of efficient inline six engines and a standard eight-speed transmission. If that sounds like an enticing package, you can now head over to BMW's official website to build your own. The base X3 ...

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    First Drive: 2011 BMW X3

    Refined, Not Redefined

    2011 BMW X3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Long before the segment-bending X6, BMW's crossover strategy was simple: offer the utility of a traditional SUV but in a package that's not only luxurious, but fun to drive. The original X5 Sport Utility Activity ...

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    BMW announces pricing for 2011 X3

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    We're about to drive the 2011 BMW X3, but before we get behind the wheel, BMW has announced pricing for its next-gen. cute 'ute, and as before, the new CUV will be offered in two trims. The base X3 xDrive28i, which features a 240 ...

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    Paris 2010: BMW X3 is new yet familiar

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    BMW has whisked the sheets off its 2011 X3, and the second-generation crossover looks suspiciously like its predecessor. Beyond a seemingly endless parade of spy shots over the last couple of years, that's predictable, as the X3 has ...

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    2011 BMW X3 fills out, adds a dash of sport

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    Behold the 2011 BMW X3. It's longer, wider and taller than its predecessors, but you'd be forgiven for thinking it looks remarkably similar to the last X3. Naturally, BMW's twin-kidney grille is affixed up front, but like the new 5 and 7 ...

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    First details on 2011 BMW X3 leak out

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    BMW has just dropped a few juicy details about the 2011 X3 on the web along with a few camo'd photos. With the addition of the X1 in European markets, the Bavarian automaker is looking to give its middle child a little extra interior space, so the ...

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    BMW teasing 2011 X3 well in advance

    2011 BMW X3 teaser shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Paris Motor Show may be five months out at this point, but that isn't stopping manufacturers like BMW from getting the ball rolling on the long, slow, aggravating striptease of new models. The German manufacturer has ...


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