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2020 BMW X5 And X7 M50i Announced With 523 HP

We’re anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the 2020 X5 M but, in the meantime, BMW is placating fans with the new X5 M50i. Set to go into production this fall, the high-performance model has a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and 553 lb-ft (749 Nm) of torque. […]

Michigan lawmaker proposes taking parallel parking out of driving test

Student drivers in Michigan may soon no longer have to learn how to parallel park a car in order to pass the state driving test if a lawmaker gets her way. According to local ABC News affiliate ABC 13, Republican State Rep. Sarah Lightner unveiled a new bill last week to ditch parallel parking from […]

GM’s over-the-air updates, EPA’s new math, hydrogen from seawater: Today’s Car News

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler The EPA plans to stop counting potential lives saved from new pollution rules. GM reveals a platform that’s connected to the future. Stanford scientists devise a way to use seawater to make hydrogen. And our latest Twitter poll asks what types of incentives work best to sell EVs. All this […]

BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce cars recalled to replace faulty seat belts

BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce will recall about 15,500 cars to fix faulty rear seat belts that may not retract correctly, according to documents released by the NHTSA last week. All three automakers are owned by the BMW Group.  In total, the recall covers five models: the 2016 BMW 5-Series, 2016-2017 BMW X1, 2016-2017 Mini Cooper […]

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Facelift Debuts With New Styling And Mild-Hybrid Powertrain

Land Rover has introduced the 2020 Discovery Sport which features a new design, upgraded technology and eco-friendly engine options. Looking instantly recognizable, the model has a “refined evolution” of its previous design. As a result, styling changes are minor but include redesigned bumpers and restyled LED lighting units. The crossover has also been equipped with […]

The $20,370 2019 Honda Civic LX is the best $20,000* new car you can buy

The rule in our household is simple: New cars cost less than $20,000. Nevermind that the average new-car transaction price tops $37,000 now, made easy by 72-month financing. We’re cheapskates who hate debt. Twenty grand’s the limit. If we were to buy a new car today, the choices for $20,000 that score well across The […]

Tesla cutbacks, Norway EVs, Hyundai filters, Hawaii beaches: Today’s Car News

2019 Hyundai Elantra Electric cars have become “normal” in Norway. Hyundai aims to keep particulates out of the cabin. Hawaii fights climate change with a sea wall. And CEO Elon Musk takes another razor blade to Tesla expenses. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Oil-rich Norway has become famous for how many of […]

What’s a Monroney window sticker for, and what does it do?

What is the one thing you’ll find on every showroom floor aside from four wheels and the fear of a bum deal? The window sticker. Also known as the Monroney label, the window sticker is a universal data sheet mandated on all new passenger vehicles 10,000 pounds or less sold in the U.S. It’s meant […]

2020 Ford Taurus Facelift Goes Official In China, Sales Begin Later This Year

Ford has officially revealed the new version of the Chinese-market Taurus, which underwent its scheduled mid-life facelift. Unlike North America’s model that was axed earlier this year and was based on the outdated D3 platform, China’s Taurus is built on a stretched version of the Fusion’s CD4 architecture. The facelifted Ford Taurus was first seen […]

The Car Connection’s Greenest Cars of 2019

Fuel efficiency is so last century. This year, we learned that energy efficiency is the new fuel efficiency, and not all electric cars are equal—even if they’re all zero emissions vehicles. Credit for that falls squarely on the Jaguar I-Pace’s broad shoulders because, although it’s an all-electric crossover, its big battery doesn’t return as much […]