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 ...

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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 ...

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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:

MyCarFax.com

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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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