Sportback
5gt2

Geneva: BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

BMW’s finally making good on all those rumors of a big hatch. The company plans to unveil the 5-Series Gran Turismo at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Though just a concept at the moment, BMW says the rig is headed for production sometime soon. The 5-Series Gran Turismo isn’t quite a wagon. Instead it [...]

Read full story · Comments { 4 }
sportbackmain

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback GTS And Ralliart Confirmed

Mitsubishi just unleashed a blatant poke in Subaru’s Pleiades-speckled eyes. For a good while now, Mitsubishi has been content to let Subaru manhandle the AWD sport-hatch segment here in the states. Not no more, Fiends. Mitsubishi just confirmed the Lancer Sportback GTS and Ralliart are headed our way in a hurry — as in middle [...]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }
a7main

Detroit Auto Show: Audi A7 Sportback Gallery

Its true Mr. Arnold’s Volvo Concept is hot as can be, but it doesn’t hold a candle to Audi’s A7 Sportback concept. Our own Dr. Lieberman has already dished up the goods on this slick ride, but there’s nothing better than in-the-flesh-photos. Maybe it’s because I’ve got a soft spot for mega-sized hatches and get [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Audi A7/Sportback Concept

Detroit Auto Show: Audi A7 Concept

They’re calling it the Sportback, but as luxurious German brands are crazy for the alphanumeric, let’s cut the chase and call it what it is — the upcoming A7. Ah, but what is an A7 you ask? Well, despite what Jalopnik weirdly says, it’s a Super Saloon aka 4-door coupe, in the mold of the [...]

Read full story · Comments { 5 }
sportback5

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback States-Bound

This is exactly the news we need to brighten the automotive landscape here in the states. Not only does it look like the Lancer Sportback is headed our way as early as 2009, but it just might come with all the bits that make the Ralliart Lancer worth hooning. How do I mean? The detectives [...]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }
new-world-rear1

Droolworthy Paris: Top 7 New Cars

With the start of the Paris Motor show mere days away, news of the hot new metal is flying around the web faster than our Fiendish eyes can follow. There’s going to be plenty there to get excited about no matter what your automotive tastes, and to prove it, we’ve got the Top Seven rides [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
S3080003

Seven-Speed Glory For Audi S3

Now here’s a ride we wouldn’t mind getting our Fiendish mitts on. It’s the newest iteration of Audi’s S3, and for 2009 it’s rocking a trick new 7-speed dual-clutch gear box. Mated to a 2.0-liter turbo four banger with 265 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque, the tranny makes the most of all that power [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart Debuting in Paris

While Levy said the new Mitsu Ralliart just isn’t as compelling a package as the new Subaru WRX, I’m still pretty excited. Why? I like sporty wagons. I do. I drive a neon blue one (fine — Subaru Rally Blue). Sure, wagon versions weigh a bit more but they also give you better weight distribution [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
evocross1

Rumor Mill: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback X

Right, so, this is your Lancer Ralliart with body cladding. Not sure I like the Subaru Bajaness of this color combination, but I do like the Audi Allroadness of the car itself. However, the Allroad had serious off-road kit plus an air suspension system. Rumors are flying that the Sportback X will have the AWD [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback

Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback

Here’s a car we’ve been Fiending for since we first heard rumors. We saw the prototype and we still wanted it. A hatchback version of Mitsu’s giant-killing EVO X. We’re a bit sad that the Ralliart Sportback is a detuned version of the EVO, but it ain’t detuned much. The 2.0-liter turbocharged mill spits out [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }