BMW has announced a new variant of the 5 Series named M550d xDrive. Developed for the European market, the diesel-powered hot rod gets a gets 3.0-liter straight-six that uses four turbochargers to generate 400 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.
Borgward was recently resurrected with help from BAIC, an automaker owned by the Chinese government. The brand plans to begin building a factory in its home town of Bremen, Germany, next year. The plant will produce an all-electric crossover, among other models. Production is tentatively scheduled to kick off in 2019. http://bit.ly/2pdejUk
General Motors has reportedly fired nearly 2,700 employees in Venezuela by sending them a text message, according to sources who spoke to Reuters. The company's Venezuelan plant hasn't produced a car since early 2016, and it was recently seized by the nation's government. http://reut.rs/2pcLvLA
A trademark application suggests Honda could resurrect the Passport nameplate. Launched in 1993, the Passport was a badge-engineered Isuzu Rodeo, and Honda's first entry into the light truck segment. The 21st century Passport could be a short-wheelbase variant of the Pilot. http://bit.ly/2pct0qD
The new Nissan Rogue Sport will arrive in showrooms next month. Pricing starts at $22,380 after a mandatory $940 destination charge is factored in. Front-wheel drive comes standard, and customers can add all-wheel drive for $1,350.