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2019 Kia K900

2019 Kia K900Fresh off the design boards, the 2019 Kia K900 makes a new play for power. The second-generation luxury sedan has been revamped, and now it tilts slightly away from its old-school luxury roots. It’s still a cruiser at heart, but there’s a bit more soul in its step. We give the 2019 Kia K900 a 7.4 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how...

Top Safety Pick+ for 2019 X5, McLaren in IMSA, and Rivian plans 6 models: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 BMW X52019 BMW X5 named Top Safety Pick+ with optional headlights The IIHS last week gave the 2019 BMW X5 top marks for its crashworthiness, active safety tech, and optional headlights. Chicago police arrest 16 people for stealing cars from Daimler car-sharing service Police say that the car-theft ring stole the cars, but didn't specify how. Car2Go...

2019 BMW X5 named Top Safety Pick+ with optional headlights

2019 BMW X5The insurance industry-funded IIHS last week named the 2019 BMW X5 the latest recipient of its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. The luxury SUV aced all six crash tests and scored top-rated "Good" marks in each category, including the trickier passenger-side small overlap front test. Vehicles must also earn a "Superior" rating for crash-avoidance...

Chicago police arrest 16 people for stealing cars from Daimler car-sharing service

Car2Go in Chongqing, ChinaSixteen people have been arrested in Chicago and are accused of stealing as many as 100 vehicles from Daimler's car-sharing service Car2Go. The car-sharing service features numerous Mercedes-Benz and Smart vehicles to rent and the company said in a tweet that the cars were stolen via a "fraud" issue. Few details have been provided on what type of...

BMW recalls 184K vehicles for fire risk

2006 BMW 5-Series 550iLuxury automaker BMW will recall 184,505 vehicles, including sedans, wagons, and coupes, for a fire risk. The brand filed documents with the NHTSA on April 4 that named the 2006 model year BMW 5-Series, 3-Series, Z4 coupe as the affected models. BMW estimates only 1 percent of the 184,505 recalled cars will be defective. The recall also affects...