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    2011 BMW X3 – Prototype Drive

    The main criticisms of the first-generation BMW X3 were that the suspension was too stiff and the ride was crude, especially for back-seat occupants. As if those weren’t enough, the interior quality was decidedly low-rent for a BMW. Despite improvements made during a mid-cycle refresh, the X3 remains the least impressive vehicle...

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    2011 BMW 335is – Short Take Road Test

    How does BMW separate the i’s from the M’s? Forgetting j, k, and l, BMW jumps the alphabet and goes straight to s. And the s of the new 335is ditches the fog lights for improved cooling and adds more power, black exterior trim (grille, mirrors, window trim, tailpipes), an additional radiator,...

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    2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 – Short Take Road Test

    As an all-terrain sport-utility “coupe” that looks like a gerbil head and offers up to 555 horsepower, BMW’s X6 seems like an exercise in absurdity. To elevate it to an elite stratum of insanity, however, BMW conjured up the X6 ActiveHybrid. Here, the mid-level X6’s 400-hp, twin-turbo V-8 is mated to a...

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    2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is – First Drive Review

    BMW has long made machines that embody its “Ultimate Driving Machine” motto, but some of its more recent products have been more emblematic of the company’s other, softer, and less focused tagline, “Joy.” For example, instead of a thrilling, satisfying roadster, the Z4 is a boulevardier more likely to be parked among...

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    2009 BMW X5 Review

    BMW’s X5 was one of the first to prove that a truck could dance through the twisties and reward an enthusiastic driver. It was a practical, four-season people mover that drove like a proper Bimmer. Granted, that first-generation Sports Activity Vehicle, or SAV, which debuted in 1999, also was a bit firm...

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    2010 BMW 750Li xDrive Review

    As soon as the redesigned 7-series hit the ground as a 2009 model, we knew we wanted to subject one to a 40,000-mile long-term test. But we decided to wait for BMW to introduce its xDrive all-wheel-drive system on the big sedan before starting our affair, which allowed us to take delivery...

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    2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i Review

    Just as grown children often find themselves caring for elderly parents, the BMW X6 is giving back to the vehicle that spawned it. Based heavily on the BMW X5, the X6 came to market offering the choice of a 300-hp twin-turbocharged inline-six or a 400-hp twin-turbo V-8, even while the X5 languished...