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Audi unveils 2017 A5 and S5 Coupes; duo brings new styling and technology to luxury coupe segment

On: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 10:58AM | By: Carl Malek


Audi unveils 2017 A5 and S5 Coupes; duo brings new styling and technology to luxury coupe segment test 1-1

When Audi first unveiled the A5 coupe back in 2005, it took pride in creating a vehicle that revolutionized the mid-size coupe segment; then it added newfound levels of performance and flair with the S5 coupe. The 2017 Audi A5 and S5 coupes (first teased by Audi a few weeks ago) bring new levels of technology and refinement to the familiar coupe and serve as the next chapter of the A5's life.


Bentley to phase out iconic 6 3/4 V8

On: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:34AM | By: Carl Malek


Bentley to phase out iconic 6 3/4 V8 test 1-1

With tightening emissions standards and the march of technology finally beginning to sneak up on its iconic 6 3/4 V8, Bentley has announced that it will cease production of this legendary engine, ending a long chapter in its history.


Mercedes-Benz teases next generation E-Class wagon

On: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:22AM | By: Carl Malek


Mercedes-Benz teases next generation E-Class wagon test 1-1

Mercedes Benz has released a brief video on its Facebook page that highlights the next generation E-Class wagon which is set to make its debut next week at a private event in Germany.


BMW changes focus of i sub-brand; will target self-driving vehicle segment

On: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 9:10AM | By: Carl Malek


BMW changes focus of i sub-brand; will target self-driving vehicle segment test 1-1

BMW's green-focused i sub-brand is still relatively new, but for the first time in its short life, the brand is changing its core mission and is shifting its attention from electric vehicles to creating the ultimate self-driving machine. This could be a sign of BMW's bold ambitions for this relatively new segment. It also points towards a new future where i could become a rolling showcase of the company's driverless vehicle technologies.


 

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: A 1200-horsepower road-going tomahawk

On: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 3:01PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Bugatti Veyron 16.4  Super Sport:  A 1200-horsepower road-going tomahawk test 1-1

So that’s it. You created the biggest, baddest, meanest, most brutalizing road-going supercar of all time. It costs over a million dollars, can run 0–60 quicker than most family sedans can go 0–30, and has exactly one pony over 1,000 horsepower being produced from its behemoth 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine. Oh, and the car can hit 253 mph before it runs out of steam. That should be enough. Honestly, that should be enough. Yet, it’s not.


Chrysler recalls 39,000 Fiats

On: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 12:27PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Chrysler recalls 39,000 Fiats test 1-1

Chrysler's newest toy over the past couple years has been its acquisition of the Fiat brand. They are fun cars that rival the Mini Cooper on every possible plane of competition. But every toy has its occasional problem, and Fiat is no different. It seems that Chrysler is issuing a recall of 39,217 Fiat 500 models designated as 2012-2016 models that were produced between June 21, 2010 through January 12, 2016.


Bentley Azure possibly returning for limited edition run

On: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 8:46AM | By: Carl Malek


Bentley Azure possibly returning for limited edition run test 1-1

Bentley currently has one convertible in its lineup, the Bentley Continental GTC; but not too long ago it had a second convertible. Dubbed the Azure, the bigger droptop was based on the Brooklands sedan and brought top-tier luxury to buyers who wanted to feel the wind in their hair. The Azure went out of production several years back, but, if executives at Bentley have their way, the Azure could very well be resurrected for a new generation of well-heeled buyers.


Mazda Remains Committed To Offering Diesel Models In U.S. Market

On: Tue, May 31, 2016 at 11:34AM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Remains Committed To Offering Diesel Models In U.S. Market test 1-1

Despite several years of empty promises, as well as several missed deadlines, Mazda has stated that it is still firmly committed to offering U.S. buyers a diesel-powered Mazda variant in the near future in what could be the first tangible evidence of the technology finally making the jump to production models.


Review of the 2017 Audi A4: The Bavarian Slayer?

On: Tue, May 31, 2016 at 7:37AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Review of the 2017 Audi A4:  The Bavarian Slayer? test 1-1

For the past two decades BMW has been touting its 3-Series (along with just about all of its other models) as the "Ultimate Driving Machine", and, in all fairness, not many cars have come along to present too much of a challenge to the throne. The 3-Series has been decidedly dominant, no matter how you slice up the sales charts. But, as with any champion, there are always contenders vying for the title, and BMW's bread-and-butter sales-stud may have finally met its match. Slowly but surely, the folks over at Audi have been steadily putting together better cars year after year, and the 2017 A4 2.0T Quattro may have just what it takes to knock out the champ once and for all.


2016 Toyota Highlander: Competent and smooth, and dull

On: Sat, May 28, 2016 at 8:52AM | By: Jon Summers


2016 Toyota Highlander test 2

Toyota is not just a car company, it is a place too. The city of Toyota was renamed by the Japanese government in 1959, to recognize the work rebuilding the nation carried out by Mr. Toyoda’s company in the difficult decades after WW2. These noble intentions go a long way to explaining the qualities still associated with Toyota—very high build quality and excellent reliability, but design often so conservative as to be dull.


Acura NSX: Under-appreciated undeservedly

On: Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:24AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Acura NSX: Under-appreciated undeservedly test 1-1

When it comes to exciting cars of yesteryear few cars are as under-appreciated as the legendary Acura NSX. Whether it was being mistaken for a Ferrari or taking knocks for not having enough power as other cars in its price class, the NSX did not get nearly the credit it deserved. But, with a little more insight, we might just be able to get the NSX the credit it absolutely deserves.