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The 1957 BMW that rewrote the rulebook – adored by Elvis, but it nearly bankrupted the company

In optimistic, booming, post-war America, BMW did not have much of a reputation to shout about. A few people remembered the 328 sports car from the 1930s, but the world had changed in many ways, and cars did not look like that any more. German industry was getting going again, but BMW was not …

BMW Open's winner Alexander Zverev takes home a BMW i8

With a 6-4 and 6-3 in the final of the 2017 BMW Open in Munich, the German Alexander Zverev not only secured his third ATP title, but can also look …

BMW 5-series Touring review: can this truly great estate take top honours?

The latest iteration of the BMW 5-series saloon is an outstanding all-rounder. However, if you yearn for more space to carry a dog or a bicycle you’ll need to instead opt for this estate version, called the Touring.<p>Aside from the lack of a plug-in hybrid variant, the Touring is available with the …

This Is Apparently the New BMW 6-Series

As you can see, it's definitely not a coupe.<p>Yesterday, we told you BMW silently stopped building the two-door 6-Series coupe earlier this year to make way for the eventual arrival of the revived 8-Series. Apparently, the car seen here testing at the Nurburgring is BMW's next-generation 6-Series, …

BMW

Big Ten West stock watch: Wisconsin strengthens its status at the top

It’s been more than four months since the last college football game of the season was played in Tampa, Florida, and plenty has happened since then. …

Vote: Who will win the NHL's Game 7s?

Carried once again by Erik Karlsson on the blue line and Craig Anderson in net, the Ottawa Senators avoided a do-or-die Game 7 by taking down the New …

Will This Man Be the First to Run a Marathon in Under Two Hours?

Last week, Eliud Kipchoge nearly became the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours. He missed the record by less than 30 seconds. Before …

Marathons

The 'poor man's selfie drone' could be the future of ski videos

When showing off on piste, in the park or through powder, aerial footage is a great way to take GoPro videos to the next level. But what if you can’t afford to shell out for a drone, or don’t have someone to operate the camera while you’re popping tricks? Not to mention the fact that many ski …

Would Oklahoma Consider Joining The Big Ten?

An Oklahoma columnist wonders what that move would be like and how it would be perceived.<p>Berry Tramel, a sports columnist for <i>The Oklahoman</i>, published …

College Football

Our 15 Favorite Chevrolets From the 2015 SEMA Show

Our Picks for Best Bow Ties in Show<p>The Detroit Three automakers always have a strong presence at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, and Chevrolet’s stand is among the biggest. But because the brand has such a loyal following, not all of the best Chevys were at the official booth. Here are 15 of our …

Sports Cars

The Best Fords We Found at the 2015 SEMA Show

Mustangs and Focii Were Hot<p>Here are some of the best Fords I saw at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas. I know I missed more than a few, and I passed by some others, but this should give you an idea of not only the best cars the aftermarket has to offer but also of what you’ll start seeing on the …

Sports Cars

2018 BMW 530e eDrive Plug-In Hybrid First Drive Review: eDrive eNigma

Who’s the buyer, and how’d they compute the price?<p>What is this thing? A status symbol for jet setters suffering carbon-footprint anxiety? The ultimate green-driver-coaching machine? A charity project for assuaging corporate guilt? After a morning spent driving it down out off a cold, damp, snowy …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Mercedes reveals 'new look' for Spain onwards

As new driver identification rules kick-in, Mercedes is first to reveal the new look.<p>Following the recent meeting of the Strategy Group at the end of …

Motorsport

Onslaught of Batteries: Audi’s Electric Portfolio Revealed

Audi is getting serious about its portfolio of battery-electric models and is set to launch three battery-electric vehicles over the next three years, CEO Rupert Stadler officially confirmed at the 2017 Vienna Motor Symposium. There will be two mid-size crossover models and a more compact premium …

Here's what it's like to take a $400,000 Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible on a road trip through New Jersey

Over the past 15 years, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a company with more than a century's worth of heritage and brand equity, has completely reinvented itself under BMW ownership. This reinvention was not conducted in a way that abandons tradition — because that would be foolish— but rather by embracing …

This tuner is ready to give Bentley’s luxed-up Bentayga a mullet

The 6×6 pickup truck has emerged as the mullet of the automotive world — business in the front, party in the back. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the …

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio goes on sale this summer for $42,990

The wait is nearly over for the most practical Alfa Romeo yet. The mainstream versions of the new Stelvio crossover SUV go on sale this summer, with pricing and availability for the 505-horsepower Quadrifoglio coming later. The entry-level Stelvio will start at $42,990, and the higher-trim Ti will …

Alfa Romeo

Rory McIlroy on switching to TaylorMade

Rory McIlroy's last high-profile equipment switch, moving from Titleist to Nike in 2013, was enough of an awkward transition that he was determined not to subject himself to the same adjustment period the next time around. And so when McIlroy decided to sign with TaylorMade, a deal that was …

Help! My Fancy New Car Won't Stop Beeping

Jonna Miller, a Houston obstetrician, has delivered babies for 17 years, some births trickier than others. But getting from point A to point B using BMW’s navigation system, she said, is too complicated to bother with.<p>Dr. Miller, 48 years old, has been on the losing end of a technological tug of …

Behold: Fostla’s ‘monster’ 730bhp tuned Merc-AMG S63

Orange, much?<p>This, ladies and gentlemen, is the work of German tuner Fostla, who are apparently renowned “well beyond the Hannover city borders for …

Mercedes-Benz

2018 BMW 6 series GT testing hard at the Nurburgring

This Fall, BMW will bring to the market their model of the refreshed 6 Series family. The 6er Gran Turismo will take over from the 5 Series GT and, …

BMW

'Talking Cars' Discusses Hidden Gems, the Prius Prime, and EVs' Environmental Impact

The redesigned Kia Cadenza is a comfortable, quiet, and luxurious car that’s chock-full of value, much like the first-generation model. Yet it seems …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla is opening Solar Roof orders today, starting with black smooth and textured tiles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced this morning that the company will open orders for the first solar roof tiles today:<p>It will start with the Black glass smooth tiles and the textured glass tiles. Other styles will follow next year.<p>The news comes as the company confirmed last week that it plans to start …

Tesla

Rory McIlroy signs reported '$100 million' equipment deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> With a reported new $100 million equipment deal in his pocket, and a gleaming new wedding ring on his finger, life on and off the golf course seems pretty rosy for Rory McIlroy.<p>The Northern Irishman, who turned 28 on May 4, has committed to use TaylorMade clubs and balls for the next decade …

Golf

Golfer accidentally kills duck with powerful drive

Amateur golfer Ryan Gray hit a once-in-a-lifetime shot while teeing off on the 18th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, when his ball struck a nearby duck, seemingly killing it.<p>The incident was captured on film, with video on social media showing Gray looking disbelieving after the unfortunate bird …

Why You Slice

If you understand the causes, you'll stop going right.<p>I grew up on the lesson tee. Sometimes taking lessons, but mostly watching my dad [teacher Mike Malaska] give them or listening to legends like Jim Flick and Bob Toski. Now I'm teaching, too, and I can say that one thing hasn't changed: Golfers …

Golf

Vegas can't find a Patriots game in 2017 where they should be the underdogs

Bill Belichick's team is also the clear favorite to wind up winning the Super Bowl<p>Another season, another dominant run by the Patriots. Fresh off …

Americans Would Pay Almost $5,000 More for a Self-Driving Car

The average driver would be willing to pay nearly $5,000 more for a fully self-driving car, a new report finds.<p>Researchers from Cornell University …