For many buyers, the Toyota Prius is to hybrid vehicles what Xerox is to photocopies: a synonym and an archetype. All hybrids are Priuses, to many who don’t read car magazines, and that’s what Toyota gets for being first with a good product. A couple of years ago, Toyota’s popular hybrid had kittens and expanded into three [...]
Volkswagen has gotten pretty comfortable hogging the (admittedly small) non-premium diesel car market in the US. With Golf and Jetta, the German automaker has been the one and only choice for those interested in the torquey, high-mpg merits of turbocharged diesel power. However, US customers seem to be growing more interested in the technology that has been [...]
BMW itself says it is making “Precise modifications to the design” of the facelifted, sixth-generation 5 Series, and this is the result. The 2014 5 Series will come in four flavors – sedan, Touring, Gran Turismo and ActiveHybrid 5 – the biggest news probably the addition of a diesel engine for the US market. When they go on sale in August, [...]
The 2014 BMW M5 has hit the web a little early thanks to an employee who accidentally uploaded the car’s configurator ahead of schedule. Looking instantly recognizable, the updated model has a new grille with larger vertical slats that echo those on the M6. There doesn’t appear to be any other major changes but the headlights could receive some [...]
The Audi S3 is not exactly a sales juggernaut, despite it being a bit of a legend for passionate fans of the small German premium genre. In most markets outside of Europe, people may consider such setups as the S3 three-door tested here, look at the price, and then think maybe they should just get a nice A4 sedan [...]
Ever since its debut in 1974, the Porsche 911 Turbo has symbolized extreme performance (beaten only by the completely bonkers GT2). While the original 930 was an absolute handful to drive because of its massive turbo lag and propensity for oversteer, force-fed 911 Turbos have grown quite compliant over the years while producing increasingly mind-blowing [...]
The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR was built as a race car for the FIA GT Championship series in 1997. To meet homologation requirements, a total of 26 road-going vehicles were built in the following years. The rarest were the open-roof roadster models, of which only six were made.
A 1994 2.5L Audi Cabriolet once owned by Diana, Princess of Wales and to be auctioned by COYS at their traditional sale at Blenheim Palace on June 29th has gone on display in London at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel. This Audi was the family car in which Diana, Princess of Wales was photographed in [...]
This 1988 BMW E28 M5 is a 160k-mile car that belonged to the original owner until about a month ago when it was purchased by the current owner from a BMW dealer. It is a clean and stock example, with some needs. Find it here on MyE28.com in New Jersey for $12,900.
General Motors North America President Mark Reuss has revealed his desire to offer an affordable rear-wheel drive sports car. Speaking to Automotive News, Reuss said “A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive — we know that rings a bell.” Despite expressing interest in the model, Reuss confirmed there are currently no plans for such a [...]
Brabus has introduced a new tuning program for the Mercedes CLA. Looking tastefully restrained, the model has been equipped with sport springs and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Customers can also order 18- or 19-inch Monoblock alloy wheels which are available in five different designs.
The camouflaged Ford F-150 SVT Raptor prototype captured above blazing its way across the desert during a test run left company engineers giggling in amazement, reveals Jamal Hameedi in a new Autoweek video. Ford’s global performance vehicle chief engineer, accompanied by senior exterior designer Bruce Williams, sat down with the publication to discuss the concept and development of the [...]
Cadillac has announced their Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system has progressed to the next stage of development. Following the successful completion of early testing, the Super Cruise system is now ready for real-world driving. As a result, engineers will begin testing prototypes in more challenging situations and a wide variety of environments.
It was quite difficult to settle on a theme for this week’s exotic poll. These days, there are so many cars that blur the lines between performance car and supercar, so we decided to go back in time a little to an era where things were a little bit more clear cut. To kick off [...]
And now let’s look at a car that hails from a time when men had mustaches unironically, transmissions had clutches, and Porsche engines were cooled by the air. This is a 1983 Porsche 911 SC. Introduced in 1978 back when the 911 was fighting for its future against the 928, the SC ended up being one of [...]
The “first drive” reviews of the new 2015 Volkswagen GTI have been trickling out as of late, and if they’re to be believed, the car is good. Like, really good. Like maybe the best thing since sliced bread.
After months of speculation, Chevrolet has finally revealed the official starting price of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The base MSRP for the 450-horsepower Stingray Coupe will be $51,995, while the Stingray Convertible will go for $56,995 (*both prices include a $995 destination fee). This means that the price increase from 2013 to 2014 is just $1,400 for the [...]