Here are five must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Friday, April 10, 2015.
Remember when BMWs with the 28i at the end of their badge were entry points into the BMW experience? Now a 428xi, the coupe with all-wheel-drive, accelerates to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, according to Car & Driver.
The Nissan Rogue is quickly climbing the SUV/CUV sales leaderboard in the U.S. One Honda VP says he doesn’t care about Nissan. But do you believe him?
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The Nissan 370Z doesn’t sell nearly as often as the Z did back in 2004. But Driving.ca says the base price of the Z was just cut by $10,000 to less than $30,000. This is good news.
Nissan is recalling 76,242 Rogues (model year 2014) because, “improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.” BMW is recalling 18,054 2-Series, 3-Series, and 4-Series from model years 2014 and 2015 for the very same reason.
The vehicles included are the 228i Coupe, M235i Coupe, 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, ActiveHybrid 3, 328xi Sports Wagon, 428i Coupe, 428xi Coupe, 435i Coupe, 435xi Coupe, 428i Convertible, 428xi Convertible, 435i Convertible, 328xi Gran Turismo, 335xi Gran Turismo, and 2015 428xi Gran Coupes, 435i Gran Coupes, and 428i Gran Coupes.
There are ways to dunk a basketball over a car. And then there’s this, which the kids in 2013 probably would have called an epic fail.