BMW is a top German brand with the initials standing for Bavarian Motor Works. This Torque News page covers all BMW models, and the latest news and stories from the Bavarian Automaker. It is located in Munich Germany, and is known as “The Ultimate Driving Machine” which comes from their sporty driving dynamics. BMW is now a top brand in the U.S. market, because of models like the BMW 1600 and 2002 introduced in the late 60s, when their popularity skyrocketed. The high performance 2.0 liter powertrain, defined what a 'sport sedan' is, and created a generation of performance enthusiasts around the globe. BMW evolved over the years into a luxury brand with models like the 320i, 528i, 630 CSI and 733i luxury 4-door sedan.

Now BMW has a wide-range of sedans, sport coupes, crossovers and SUVs. The BMW 3 Series still defines the modern sport sedan, while the '5', '6' and '7'-Series are now recognized as top models in their respective categories. The top-selling vehicles now include the entry-level X1 to top-of-the-range X6 crossover coupe. BMW is also a global leader in the all-electric revolution and now includes the BMW i3 model and i8 performance car in their lineup.

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Entry luxury sales are softening

2012 BMW 3 Series Debuts To Strong Competition from Mercedes C Class, Lower Luxury Car Sales

The 2012 BMW 3 series that debuted in Munich has the automotive media abuzz with excitement but it's been borne into a world where it faces tightening competition from the 2012 Mercedes C Class and an overall ennui in the luxury car sales market.
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Premium prices above MSRP common now for used cars in U.S.

NADAguides reported today that American car buyers are paying a premium for new and preowned 2011 models that they really want. It's an unusual trend that more than 100 used 2011 models have a premium showroom value that surpasses 2011 MSRP prices – some preowned 2011s are worth almost 40% more than their original MSRPs.

BMW's environmental stewardship lauded by Carbon Disclosure Project

The BMW Group achieved its best performance ever in the just published Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranking wherein the BMW Group was named number one automotive manufacturer, ranking in the Top 10 of all participating international companies. Scoring 96 out of a possible 100 points, the company is listed in both the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI).
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GM needs more IC engine tech than BMW rumor has to offer for Volt propulsion

Despite an unconfirmed rumor set off by Der Spiegel Online that General Motors and the German automaker BMW are seeking some sort of cooperative arrangement with IC engine and electric propulsion, probability seems high, logical on the surface, but less of a win-win, at least for GM.

New Cadillac ATS teaser video shows a manual transmission

We are growing ever closer to the world’s first look at the Cadillac ATS (the vehicle dubbed GM’s BMW 3-Series fighter) and GM recently published a video on the internet of GM boss Mark Reuss driving the new ATS on a closed circuit – offering us a handful of quick looks at the interior features of the new sedan including Mr. Reuss rowing his own gears with the manual transmission.

BMW opens Carbon Fiber plant in Moses Lake WA with 80 jobs

The BMW Group's $100 million joint venture with SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers announced the official opening of SLG’s its new state-of-the-art carbon fiber manufacturing plant in Moses Lake WA, where the manufacture of ultra light-weight carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for new BMW i vehicles will take place.

2011 BMW 535i named NADAguides' best car for August

NADAguides chose the 2011 BMW 535i for its August Car of the Month, "based on exceptional overall design inside and out, smooth power, controlled and comfortable drive, responsive handling and intuitive ahead-of-the-curve technology and safety features," the online automotive analysts said in making the announcement this afternoon.

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