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BMW Switches Heated Seats, Other Options to a Monthly Fee

For $18, or $180 a year, automaker will turn the heat on through software

(Newser) - In some countries where BMW sells cars, buying a model with, say, heated seats has become more complicated—if not more expensive. Heated front seats are a subscription service now, for which the consumer pays a Netflix-like $18 per month, the Verge reports. Other options are offered the same way,...

This BMW Changes Color at the Touch of a Button

E-ink vehicle wrap works like an e-reader

(Newser) - The future could see you changing the color of your car with the touch of a button. The technology already exists, as BMW showcased Tuesday at CES, the annual consumer technology trade show in Las Vegas. The car maker unveiled an SUV whose exterior can change from white to black...

This Famous 'Murder Car' Can Be Yours for $1.8M

Black BMW that Tupac Shakur was riding in when he was fatally shot in 1996 is for sale

(Newser) - Tupac Shakur was fatally shot 25 years ago yesterday, and the "murder car" the rapper was riding in at the time is now up for grabs. That's what TMZ is calling the black 1996 BMW 750iL that Death Row Records co-founder Suge Night was driving in Las Vegas...

As Tom Cruise Filmed, His BMW Was Boosted

Along with thousands of dollars in luggage stowed inside the X7 in England's Birmingham

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is out a whole lot of luggage, as well as other belongings, after someone boosted the Beemer he was using while filming the next installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise in England, reports Page Six . Sources say Cruise was "hopping mad" after the BMW X7 was stolen...

Driver Picks Very Bad Time to Have a Car Accident

Cops in Texas find $3.3M worth of cocaine in car

(Newser) - Police in Texas responding to a two-car accident discovered an odd thing when they arrived at the scene: The driver of one of the vehicles was gone. Then they discovered a second odd thing that might go a long way toward explaining the first: In the abandoned BMW were three...

Shading Sales Figures Costs Automaker $18M

SEC takes BMW's cooperation into account

(Newser) - BMW will pay an $18 million fine to settle allegations that it inflated its monthly US sales numbers for five straight years. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that the German luxury automaker kept a reserve of unreported sales that it drew on to meet monthly targets from 2015...

As Cartoons Played, Monkeys Forced to Breathe Diesel Fumes

Other experiments involved humans

(Newser) - Could carmakers replace cable companies in the battle for the title of Most Reviled Industry? This news out of Germany could certainly help. The BBC reports German carmakers funded research that involved having humans and monkeys inhale diesel exhaust fumes to gauge the health impact. The research was done at...

BMW Recalls More Than 1M Cars Due to Fire Risk

The company says you should park outside in the meantime

(Newser) - BMW is recalling more than one million cars and SUVs in two US recalls due to the risk of fires under the hood, and it's recommending that they be parked outdoors until repairs are made, the AP reports. A spokesman for the German automaker says the risk of fire...

Trump: 'The Germans Are Bad, Very Bad'

President was talking about trade, and auto sales in particular

(Newser) - One of President Trump's comments during a meeting with EU leaders Thursday isn't going over well in Germany. "The Germans are bad, very bad," the president said, as quoted by Der Spiegel . It came during a trade discussion, with Trump's reference being about auto sales....

Inside One Man's Life-Ruining Addiction ... to BMWs
Man Collects 50 BMWs but
Loses Wife, Kids, and Freedom
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Man Collects 50 BMWs but Loses Wife, Kids, and Freedom

Inside a strange addiction to German automotive engineering

(Newser) - Terrance's addiction cost him his family, job, and home. But it wasn't a need for drugs, or alcohol, or gambling that landed the Colorado accountant in a psychiatric hospital and high-security prison; it was an addiction to BMWs, Jalopnik reports in an unbelievable piece on the incredible lure...

The 5 Best, Worst Car Brands in US
The 5 Best, Worst
Car Brands in US

The 5 Best, Worst Car Brands in US

Can Ford thank Matthew McConaughey?

(Newser) - It's not clear whether Matthew McConaughey's commercials have anything to do with swaying customer opinion, but a nationwide survey of nearly 4,000 people regarding 24 major car brands has found that Americans love their Ford Lincolns the most, 24/7 Wall St. reports. An American Customer Satisfaction Index...

BMW's CEO Faints on Stage at Auto Show

Harald Krueger is resting, doing fine

(Newser) - It wasn't the presentation he hoped to give, but at least he's OK. BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapsed today during a news conference at the Frankfurt auto show and was helped off stage by staff. His condition was not serious, the company said later. Krueger stumbled backward and...

Mom Didn't Want BMW Windows Smashed to Save Son

Social media comments are not sympathetic to her

(Newser) - A mother in China is getting a social-media lashing after her young son became trapped in her BMW and she reportedly wouldn't let rescuers smash the car's windows to save him, the Wall Street Journal reports. Per local media, firefighters responding to a call of a child locked...

Pity the Fools Who Didn't Show for April 1 Car Promo

Woman nabs $37K luxury BMW after seeing April Fools' trade-in ad

(Newser) - We've become an increasingly savvy society, not as prone to fall for the hoaxes and phony ads that proliferate on April 1. Not Tianna Marsh, whose apparent naivete won her a $37,000 BMW 1 Series ride after she saw an ad in the New Zealand Herald . The front-page...

Family Sues After Teen Dies Trapped in Locked Car

Girl, 14, couldn't escape after doors locked from outside

(Newser) - A California family is suing BMW after their vehicle became a death trap for their 14-year-old daughter . Graciela Martinez's older brother drove her to school in the family's 1997 BMW 328i early one morning last fall and left her inside to get extra sleep before classes began. He...

US Sues BMW, Says Criminal Checks Were Discriminating

70 black workers after background probes

(Newser) - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against BMW for using criminal background checks to screen out employees—a practice, it says, which put 70 black employees out of a job, the Washington Post reports. The background, as per an EEOC press release : A BMW plant in South...

Well Sure, Strangers, You Can Borrow My BMW

Hooters patron hasn't seen it since

(Newser) - An apparently absurdly kindhearted Virginia man got taken for a ride recently, when he lent out his BMW to people purporting to be travelers with a hard-luck story. The man was at a Hooters in Fairfax City, when a couple came in saying their car had broken down on the...

Prefer Dunkin Donuts? You Might Be a Republican
 Prefer Dunkin Donuts? 
 You Might Be a Republican 
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Prefer Dunkin Donuts? You Might Be a Republican

Are you Team Subway or Team Wendy's?

(Newser) - If you love BMWs, Dunkin' Donuts, and Subway, you just might be a Republican. Democrats, meanwhile, prefer Jeeps, Starbucks, and Wendy's, a study finds. Researchers clocked 4,000 people's reactions to various brands to the millisecond, and found a divide between left and right, ABC News reports. "...

BMW Bike Seat Gave Me 2-Year Erection: Lawsuit

Henry Wolf sues BMW over 'emotional, mental anguish,' among other things

(Newser) - Henry Wolf went on a four-hour motorcycle ride back in 2010, but the resulting erection went on much longer than that: namely, two years, according to a lawsuit Wolf recently filed against motorcycle maker BMW. Wolf claims the "ridged seat" of the 1993-model-year motorcycle caused the extended erection, formally...

20 Worst Used Cars
 20 Worst Used Cars 

20 Worst Used Cars

Compiled by Consumer Reports

(Newser) - The only thing worse than buying a lemon is buying a used lemon. Here's a list of 2012's worst used cars compiled by Consumer Reports and courtesy of ABC News .

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