2014 BMW 535d xDrive

NOT YOUR FATHER’S DIESEL In Germany, half of the cars on the road are powered by diesel engines. In the U.S., the percentage is less than 10 percent. Americans have never been fond of diesels. Images of sluggish, smelly vehicles pumping out soot are embedded in our psyche. However, …

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2013 BMW X1

  PRICEY LITTLE CROSSOVER The X1 is a car with its own niche. BMW calls it a crossover SUV, but it is not as tall as other crossovers, or as long either. It’s more like a compact wagon or hatchback. None of the other luxury carmakers offer a vehicle …

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2013 BMW 328i

  STILL THE BENCHMARK Like many people, I was surprised last year when BMW replaced its tried-and-true six-cylinder engine with a turbocharged four in the 328i. The reason for the change was to improve gas mileage. BMW did that, and at the same time matched the horsepower of the …

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2013 BMW 750Li

LUXURY AND SPORT Every time a premium luxury car comes my way, I wish that an instructor would come with it to decipher all the pictograms on the buttons. Since that’s not the case, I’m forced to study the owner’s manual, like I did with the BMW 750Li. What …

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2009 BMW 535iX

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The 535i Continues To Impress Last year, BMW upgraded its mid-range 5-Series sedan by installing twin turbos on its three-liter engine, and calling it the 535i. This power plant gave the inline-six a real kick in the pants with 300 horsepower—45 more than the old 530i. This engine is …

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