BMW recalling over 76,000 automobiles due to brakes issue

BMW is recalling 76,200

  • 2012-14 BMW 320i and 328i sedans,
  • 2014 328i xDrive Sports wagons,
  • 2012-13 BMW 528i sedans,
  • 2013-14 BMW X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i SUVs,
  • 2013-14 BMW X3 xDrive28i SUVs, and
  • 2012-14 BMW Z4 sDrive28i sports cars.

All are equipped with BMW’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and have exhibited a problem where a lack of oil in the brake system can cause the brakes to require much harder brake pedal pressure by the driver’s foot in order to slow / stop.

BMW will notify owners of defective cars by mail for immediate recall.

Read more at CNN Money

BMW 235i Leaked Photo

New BMW 235i photo leaked before official launch!

Hey, check out the replacement for the E87 1-series! It’s the new M235i, which won’t be available until model year 2015.

The normal 2-series will be released on October 25th, 2013, with the first in-depth views of the new model coming during the Detroit Auto show.

Keep it tuned here for more photos!

Rare Mercedes Lotec C1000 to be auctioned

Expecting to fetch 1-1.3 million US Dollars at auction, the Lotec / Mercedes-Benz C1000, a supercar dreamed up by a billionaire in the United Arab Emirates was produced in 1995 and is called “C1000” because of it’s all carbon-fiber body and it’s 1000 horsepower MBZ engine. The original car specs state that the car has a 0-60 time of just over 3 seconds, this hasn’t yet been independently verified. The auction house RKM Collector Car Auctions will be in charge of the auction and it will run October 31 – November 1st, 2013.

Read more at BenzInsider

Jalopnik: BMW’s i3 is their most important car in decades

Here’s an interesting read about BMW’s development of the new all-electric i3:

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We now recommend MyCarFax to all customers

CarFax is known the world over for providing concise information on used automobiles, but now they have introduced something new:

Here’s their pdf flyer

“MyCarFax” is a great resource to log the service that’s being done to your car while you own it. Quality Motors will be submitting service data to MyCarFax nightly.  When and if you ever want to sell the car being logged in MyCarFax, CarFax will have complete service information to prove your good stewardship of the vehicle. Please call us if you have questions.

MotorTrend stacks the BMW F10 M5 versus the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S

Check out MotorTrend’s BMW / Mercedes stack-up video, in which we find that even with the MBZ featuring all-wheel-drive- the two super sedans are evenly matched, generally!

One interesting tid-bit; they run both cars through the dynamometer to gauge how closely they match the manufacturer’s horsepower rating. The BMW under-performed slightly, while the Mercedes exhibited much higher horsepower and torque readings than what Mercedes-Benz advertises.

Lots of great footage of both cars in this great match-up video.

New Mercedes-Benz C-class images show Google Maps in navigation

Apparently, the new Mercedes-Benz C-class will follow a short list of Google Map nav systems to feature Google Maps as the native navigation app. Cnet reports that recently published interior photos of the new C-class shows Google Earth and Maps embedded into the controls of the infotainment system in the dashboard.

From the article:

“Audi uses Google Earth satellite imagery for its navigation system, although the head unit’s computer performs all route calculation. The Tesla Model S offers Google Maps for its main navigation system, and buyers can opt for stored maps for navigation when outside of a data coverage area.

In a press release, Mercedes-Benz says the new C-class will use an updated controller for the infotainment system, letting drivers use swipe and tap gestures to call up menus and other vehicle functions.”


No other official word has been released about the infotainment system, but the photos are legit.