Automotive News reports that BMW has pulled out of talks with General Motors that were intended to lead to a cooperative partnership for producing fuel cell technology to power future vehicles. BMW has voiced its intention to partner with Toyota. According to BMW AG spokesman Alexander Bilgeri, GM is still in talks with BMW, but Read on! →


Mazda recently introduced a new regenerative braking system that powers the car’s electrical functions as the vehicle brakes. The system is called i-ELOOP — or “Intelligent Energy Loop.” It makes an internal combustion vehicle behave in a manner similar to a hybrid. Converts kinetic energy to electricity The system converts kinetic braking energy — usually Read on! →


In the annual BrandZ Top 100 survey conducted by market research company Millward Brown, BMW has moved into the lead when it comes to the most valuable auto brands worldwide. The number one slot was previously held by Toyota Motor Corp., but Toyota’s recent trouble with mechanical failure and design flaws has knocked it back Read on! →


Compact cars have not been huge sellers in the U.S. in the past. However, car makers think that may be about to change. Gas consumption and eco-consciousness have become part of the automotive landscape. People aren’t thinking of buying a brand new SUV the size of a house so much anymore. Automakers are starting to Read on! →


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! →