Automotive News reports that Audi’s talks to purchase Italian motorcycle maker Ducati may have come to a conclusion. As early as April 18, it is believed that Audi plans to formally announce that it has acquired Ducati, according to two sources close to the matter. That is the day before Audi parent company Volkswagen AG’s Read on! →

Munich, Germany-based automaker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is recalling 235,000 of its Mini Cooper cars worldwide over a possible fire risk associated with a water pump in the cooling system. About 89,000 of the cars affected in the recall are located in the U.S. Water pump could overheat, leading to fire The recall will Read on! →

Taking into consideration what each auto brand has earned, what it is expected to earn, as well as a host of other factors, the marketing firm Millward Brown says it has determined which brands are the most “valuable” in the automotive world today. Data and market research The seventh-annual 2012 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Read on! →

Although motorcycle riding is exciting to a lot of men, they probably wouldn’t want to take it as far as one California man did. Henry Wolf claimed in court last week that a four-hour ride on a BMW motorcycle caused him to have an erection for the last 20 months. He is suing BMW of Read on! →

Carbon Motors, a boutique firm looking to supply the nation’s police with cars, has sent an open letter to the White House. The firm is after a federal loan so it can start making its turbo-diesel police cruiser. Company wants to put cruiser on the road The Carbon Motors Corporation, according to AutoBlog, has been Read on! →

Luxury car-maker BMW AG recently reported that it sold more than 21,000 units in the U.S. last month. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, those numbers may have been inflated. BMW sales spike According to the financial new agency, BMW is in stiff competition with Mercedes to be the top-selling luxury automaker in the Read on! →

Many researcher teams around the world are working at perfecting a driverless car. Cars that drive themselves could have many advantages. Google’s Lab X — one of the places the technology is being explored — may be planning to manufacture just such a vehicle as early as next year. Google’s Lab X Although engineer Sebastian Read on! →

The maker of the BMW X1 is giving motorist who love the outdoors a chance to assist in protecting and preserving some great outdoor areas that need a helping hand. And it s not asking them to give a cent. BMW X1 Restore the Outdoors BMW of North America, the domestic arm of the Bavarian Read on! →

When other automakers zig, Ferrari zags. Most believe that carbon fiber is the best material for making car components lighter, but the Italian supercar maker is standing behind its use of aluminum. Ferrari insists aluminum is superior for most cars, a stance that goes against the grain in the automotive industry. Enzo preferred aluminum Dating Read on! →

Diesel cars have not been as popular in theĀ  U.S. as they are elsewhere. If the upcoming BMW diesel 5 series ever comes stateside, some people may reconsider. Two turbochargers not sufficient Naturally, two turbochargers is just not sufficient if three can be had. BMW has taken that idea to heart when designing an upcoming Read on! →