Ten Best Cars For A Fall Weekend Trip

Fall's crisp winds, wet roads and bright foliage are here. But just because it's no longer summer doesn't mean you can't enjoy a weekend driving trip. Just as the leaves change so do the driving conditions, meaning it's time to trade in that soft-top convertible for something a little better suited to the autumn… » 10/03/08 4:00pm 10/03/08 4:00pm

Times Of India Thinks BMW CRAPS Is For Real

If you remember back on April 1st of this year, that hallowed day of sight gags and outright lies known as April Fools' Day, we ran a piece about BMW's war on dog pee. Yes, the electrified wheels invented by the UK's Metro » 8/25/08 2:45pm 8/25/08 2:45pm and coined the "anine epellent lloy rotection ystem" was part of our , but somehow, the picked it …

Possible BMW X5M, X6M Prototypes Spotted In Spartanburg

Some are suggesting that the BMW X5 and X6 prototypes you see here will wear the sacred "M" badge when they reach production. The rules used to state that all BMW "M" cars must be naturally aspirated and rear-wheel-drive. But with rumors of turbochargers being bolted to future M-models » 8/25/08 11:00am 8/25/08 11:00am, and now the prospect of these…

AC Schnitzer BMW X6 Proves You Can Make The X6 Look Worse

The tuners and tunettes at AC Schnitzer have turned their wrenches toward the 2009 BMW X6, BMW's unique Sports Activity Coupe. When we reviewed the Bimmer, making it look stranger with visual tweaks wasn't high on the list of things we were hoping someone would change. That didn't seem to deter AC Schnitzer, who added… » 7/28/08 12:00pm 7/28/08 12:00pm

Repent! The Future Of Crossovers Is At Hand, End Times Draw Ever Closer

We have seen the future of Sport-Coupe-Utility-Crossover-Vehicles, and it is not pretty. Do not shield your eyes. Look at it! Surely the future of segment-bending crossovers will result in abominations such as this. As the vulgarity burns into your retinas, let it be a lesson to all of us. This thing is here to warn us … » 7/10/08 6:00pm 7/10/08 6:00pm

Big-Assed 2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Spotted In Death Valley, No Spotted …

Now we don't know for sure if the lack of spotted owls in these photos is the direct result of engineers blasting the A/C in their 2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid, but we're going to go out on a limb and say that it is. Expect a rapid decline in spotted owl population levels in LA, New York and other major cities where people … » 7/02/08 3:50pm 7/02/08 3:50pm

BMW X6, Part Three

Why you should buy this car:
Odd vehicles fascinate you. You're open-minded and prepared to accept that a big, tall, heavy SUV can out-drive many a sports car. You always wanted a Lamborghini LM002 but are locked into a world of lease agreements. Your heart says sports car but your head says, "You live at the end of a… » 4/08/08 12:00pm 4/08/08 12:00pm

2009 BMW X6, Part One

The 2009 BMW X6 isn't great on a racetrack. This thought occurs during my third lap when I realize — the throttle wide open, exiting a corner at 100mph — this may not be the best sports car out there. My next thought is "But this is a 4,993lbs SUV." And that's the point where you realize what we have here is… » 4/05/08 12:01am 4/05/08 12:01am

Seven New Cars We Wish Were April Fools' Day Jokes

[UPDATE: Also check out our top ten list of the best...or was it the worst...April Fools' Day automotive gags.] Occasionally, an automaker likes to have a little fun on April Fools' Day by announcing a car so ridiculous it couldn't possibly be real. Unfortunately, what happens more often than not is that an… » 4/01/08 3:16pm 4/01/08 3:16pm

BMW X6 Pricing Makes Tall Wagon A Tall Order Starting At $52,000

The bimmerphiles over at the BMW Blog seem to have gotten their grubby mitts on base and option pricing for the new 2009 BMW X6 and from our read of things, it can get darn spendy. The X6 comes in two flavors as you know, xDrive 35i and xDrive 50i, and they're base pricing starts off at $52,000 and $63,000… » 2/27/08 10:20am 2/27/08 10:20am

Make Way For a BMW X6 Parade

Boy, put up one set of pics from somebody and they automatically think you want some more. The grocery store BMW X6 wasn't enough fame for David W, now he's sent us pics of the a whole gaggle of them outside the BMW factory. Why they're being led by a Z4 is anyones guess, perhaps they're practicing following a pace car … » 2/04/08 4:15pm 2/04/08 4:15pm

2009 BMW X6 Caught In Natural Habitat

Reader David W. captured some very nice shots of the recently unveiled 2009 BMW X6 in what we can only assume is its native environment - a grocery store parking lot. Is it bad we're already making fun of BMW's latest and greatest market blurring offering? Sure it's destined for innumerable trips to the salon and the… » 2/04/08 1:30pm 2/04/08 1:30pm

First Production BMW X6 Caught In The Wild

One of our attentive readers happened to spot what looks to be one of the first (if not the first) production versions of the 2009 BMW X6, specifically an xDrive35i model. Since this car isn't on sale until after March, the most likely place you'd find one running around on the streets is in upstate South Carolina, the … » 1/28/08 9:00am 1/28/08 9:00am

Leaked BMW Competitive Analysis Gives Peek at Diesel Options

Something fishy just leaked onto the Bimmer-centric site edBMW. It's a supposedly leaked document that compares the freshly unveiled BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne, and Range Rover Sport head to head, oh yeah, and also provides info on two diesel variants. The comparo makes it look like the new X6 is a gift from the… » 1/21/08 1:45pm 1/21/08 1:45pm

Detroit Auto Show: EyesOn Design Winners Announced


The Detroit Auto Show opened up with the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, which was questionably awarded to the Chevy Malibu and the Mazda CX-9. Today the EyesOn Design awards presented four awards for design excellence and at least three of the four winners made sense. The award for the best… » 1/15/08 2:15pm 1/15/08 2:15pm