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We're so terrible. As we were typing this headline, our poor little fingers typed "GM" instead of BMW. Just goes to show that bad news can trigger a Pavlovian response when heard often enough. Kind of like when a girl who's always breaking up with you says, "Jalopnik, we need to..." and your heart's already in your stomach and your hand's on the bottle before she can say, "...go do something fun today!" But yeah, BMW got whacked by the Feds to the tune of twelve million for not being thrifty enough. We have a feeling they farted in DC's general direction, wrote the check and went back to stuffing their faces with profit.

MPG violations cost carmakers [Detroit News]

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