Trump's Trade War Threatens BMW's Biggest Factory in the World, but South Carolina Doesn't Seem to Mind

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA—Textiles used to dominate this part of South Carolina, which locals call the Upstate. But after the textile industry went overseas, BMW came in and built its biggest car factory in the world, bringing back prosperity in the process. But for more than a few voters and public officials in the…

So You're Saying There's a Chance: Next BMW M3 Could Get a Manual After All, or Even Go AWD

Count me among those disappointed that the all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series won’t have a manual gearbox option except on the garbage-spec European editions. Yes, I know the business case was nearly impossible to make, and that the ZF eight-speed automatic in it is hard to argue with. But dammit, won’t somebody think of the…

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