BMW Takes Shots at the Tesla Model 3 and FCA Issues a Transmission Recall: The Evening Rush

Plus, your very own indoor garden and enamelware on sale from Best Made Co.

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Automotive

BMW has released a hard-hitting ad against the Tesla Model 3, offering its BMW 330e plug-in hybrid to Model 3 buyers still waiting for a long-off delivery date. Still, the BMW starts at $44,795, while Tesla promises their Model 3 will start at $35,000.

BMW

Spy shots of the 2017 Mini Countryman indicate another episode of model bloating—Mini seems to lose a little of its namesake characteristic with each model generation. The base Countryman will come in front wheel drive with a 1.5L three-cylinder while the JCW will jump up to a 2.0L four-cylinder.

FCA is issuing a 505,000 vehicle recall due to problems with ZF’s nine-speed automatic transmission. According to reports, there is an improper crimp on the transmission wiring harness. Currently only 2014-2015 Jeep Renegades and Cherokees are being recalled.

Gear

If you live in the city it can be pretty hard to have your own garden. With that in mind, a company called Grobo has invented a LED light garden that allows users to grow their favorite plants indoors. The all-encompassing system waters, feeds and monitors your plants for optimal growth.

Grobo

Looking for a new fleece for the fall? Penfield has an awesome retro-looking fleece. Constructed of lightweight pile fleece, this hooded jacket is perfect for a cooler fall evening around the campground or city streets.

Lifestyle

Today’s beer pick takes us to Schilling Beer Company in Littleton, New Hampshire. Brewing only 7-barrel batches, this young brewery is the product of four brothers' lifelong dream, and maintains a commitment to rarely serving its beers beyond its beautiful taproom overlooking the Ammonoosuc River. With extremely limited distribution, we recommend you make the scenic but worth-it trek to their New Hampshire headquarters.

For a brief 72 hours, Best Made Company is having their second annual Enamelware sale. Unlike most enamel, the BMC line uses slightly thicker steel to ensure dreaded dents and chips do not occur when you drop your mug or bowl. Hurry over to www.bestmadeco.com before you miss your chance.