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  • Volvo Understands True Luxury, Eliminates XC90 Front Seat for Passenger Comfort
    Volvo Understands True Luxury, Eliminates XC90 Front Seat for Passenger Comfort

    Mercedes-Benz doesn’t get it, BMW doesn’t get, Audi doesn’t get it, Infiniti doesn’t get it, Range Rover doesn’t get it, and Cadillac doesn’t get it. Not even Maserati gets it. But Volvo? Volvo gets it: …

    Volvo Understands True Luxury, Eliminates XC90 Front Seat for Passenger Comfort

    Mercedes-Benz doesn’t get it, BMW doesn’t get, Audi doesn’t get it, Infiniti doesn’t get it, Range Rover doesn’t get it, and Cadillac doesn’t get it. Not even Maserati gets it. But Volvo? Volvo gets it: “it” being complete and total luxury. And no, the Swedish company isn’t offering whale penis leather. That’s not luxury, …

  • Ultra Rare Porsche Go-Kart Could Be Worth More than a Real Car
    Ultra Rare Porsche Go-Kart Could Be Worth More than a Real Car

    In 1981, Porsche’s 936 race car took home a thrilling third win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this time with drivers Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell behind the wheel. This is not that car. In fact, this isn’t …

    Ultra Rare Porsche Go-Kart Could Be Worth More than a Real Car

    In 1981, Porsche’s 936 race car took home a thrilling third win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this time with drivers Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell behind the wheel. This is not that car. In fact, this isn’t a car at all.  Rather, it’s a half-scale go-kart replica, known as the Porsche 936

  • Porsche, BMW Offer Apple Watch Apps, No One Is Sure Why
    Porsche, BMW Offer Apple Watch Apps, No One Is Sure Why

    What, exactly, is the Apple Watch good for? For Porsche, the Apple Watch will function as a controller for the Porsche Car Connect system—a feature already possible through an app for your smartphone. …

    Porsche, BMW Offer Apple Watch Apps, No One Is Sure Why

    What, exactly, is the Apple Watch good for? For Porsche, the Apple Watch will function as a controller for the Porsche Car Connect system—a feature already possible through an app for your smartphone. For the uninitiated, Porsche Car Connect allows remote access to vehicle information, plus remote control of certain aspects …

  • Volvo has installed a luxury lounge in its new XC90 SUV

    The race to create the ultimate luxury SUV is in full swing. Volvo is the latest to join the mad dash. Introduced this week at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, the XC90 Excellence Lounge Concept allows rear-seat …

    Volvo has installed a luxury lounge in its new XC90 SUV

    The race to create the ultimate luxury SUV is in full swing. Volvo is the latest to join the mad dash. Introduced this week at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, the XC90 Excellence Lounge Concept allows rear-seat passengers to have an experience they're not going to enjoy in any other luxury SUV on the market. So how did …

  • BMW X5 xDrive40e Adds Plug-in Hybrid Technology to Sport Activity Vehicle Lineup

    At the 2015 Shanghai International Motor Show, BMW officially unveiled the new X5 xDrive40e, a plug-in hybrid version of its popular midsize Sport Activity Vehicle.

    BMW X5 xDrive40e Adds Plug-in Hybrid Technology to Sport Activity Vehicle Lineup

    At the 2015 Shanghai International Motor Show, BMW officially unveiled the new X5 xDrive40e, a plug-in hybrid version of its popular midsize Sport Activity Vehicle.

  • Mercedes-Benz G550 To Downsize To Twin-Turbo 4.0-Liter V-8

    In an effort to curb the emissions on its G-Class, Mercedes-Benz will replace the current 5.5-liter V-8 in the G550 variant (a G500 in other markets) with a smaller yet more powerful 4.0-liter mill. The …

    Mercedes-Benz G550 To Downsize To Twin-Turbo 4.0-Liter V-8

    In an effort to curb the emissions on its G-Class, Mercedes-Benz will replace the current 5.5-liter V-8 in the G550 variant (a G500 in other markets) with a smaller yet more powerful 4.0-liter mill. The information was confirmed to Dutch website Autovisie by Wolf-Dieter Kurz, who is in charge of SUVs at the German automaker. …

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $69,100; Sportier R-Design Is $71,000

    We'd missed it until now, but pricing for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid SUV was released earlier this month.

    2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $69,100; Sportier R-Design Is $71,000

    We'd missed it until now, but pricing for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid SUV was released earlier this month.

  • 2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Recalled For Potential Brake Failure

    Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed an investigation of GM trucks and SUVs from model years 1999 to 2003. At least 2,702 owners of those vehicles complained about …

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Recalled For Potential Brake Failure

    Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed an investigation of GM trucks and SUVs from model years 1999 to 2003. At least 2,702 owners of those vehicles complained about brake-line corrosion, and a total of 88 collisions had been linked to the problem, as well as 20 injuries. ALSO SEE: …

  • 2015 BMW 535d Named 'Diesel Car Of The Year' By Diesel Driver Site

    The automotive press gives out many, many awards each year, and BMW is certainly no stranger to receiving them. Now though, BMW has a different kind of award for the trophy case. Most automotive awards …

    2015 BMW 535d Named 'Diesel Car Of The Year' By Diesel Driver Site

    The automotive press gives out many, many awards each year, and BMW is certainly no stranger to receiving them. Now though, BMW has a different kind of award for the trophy case. Most automotive awards are determined by the editorial staffs of the publications that give them, but Diesel Driver takes a more democratic …

  • Acura Releases New Details On 2016 NSX

    At the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition, Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global development leader of the 2016 Acura NSX, confirmed new details about the upcoming supercar that has long been in development. …

    Acura Releases New Details On 2016 NSX

    At the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition, Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global development leader of the 2016 Acura NSX, confirmed new details about the upcoming supercar that has long been in development. Klaus said the Acura NSX will have a host of world-first technology and class-leading elements. Also announced …

  • This Barn Find Jaguar E-Type Comes With Dust and All

    The 1970s spelled a change in automotive design, one that many would argue was for the worse, but the decade wasn’t without its standouts – the Series III Jaguar E-Type being one of them. Introduced in …

    This Barn Find Jaguar E-Type Comes With Dust and All

    The 1970s spelled a change in automotive design, one that many would argue was for the worse, but the decade wasn’t without its standouts – the Series III Jaguar E-Type being one of them. Introduced in ’71, the new E-Type evolved the breed with lightly updated visuals, better brakes, and standard power steering, but its …

  • Mercedes and BMW are competing against each other to build some pretty strange cars

    For years, BMW and Mercedes have been locked in a perpetual state of one-upsmanship. Which is why late last year, Mercedes armed itself with the 2016 GLE Coupe as its weapon against the X6. Now, Mercedes …

    Mercedes and BMW are competing against each other to build some pretty strange cars

    For years, BMW and Mercedes have been locked in a perpetual state of one-upsmanship. Which is why late last year, Mercedes armed itself with the 2016 GLE Coupe as its weapon against the X6. Now, Mercedes followed up with a new X4 fighter — the GLC Coupe Concept— at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. Although the GLC is technically …

 
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