July 2022

BMW is back with a RWD version of the M440i Coupe for 2022

By Paul Borden

(July 4, 2022) Introduced as a 2014 model to replace the coupes and convertibles of the popular 3-Series, the BMW 4-Series carries within it the soul of a sports car that is best exemplified by those models getting the company’s famed “M” performance upgrades. With a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine, the M440i and M440i xDrive models ratchet up horsepower and torque to 382 horsepower and 369 over the 255/295, respectively you get from the turbo-4s in the 430i and 430i xdrive trims.

Edmunds — $1,000 monthly payments for new cars at record high

(July 3, 2022) SANTA MONICA, Calif.  — Financing a new vehicle purchase is growing more expensive for consumers, according to the car shopping experts at Edmunds. "Low interest rates used to be one of few reprieves for car shoppers amid elevated prices and supply shortages. But the Fed rate hikes this year are making finance incentives far costlier for automakers, and consumers are starting to feel the pinch," said Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds' executive director of insights.