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  • Hennessy Tunes the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Delivers 550-hp
    Hennessy Tunes the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Delivers 550-hp

    We were well aware that the folks at Hennessey loved to tune all things General Motors. With the recent onslaught of new vehicles, the Texas tuning house has done its thing with Corvettes and Silverados–turning …

    Hennessy Tunes the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Delivers 550-hp

    We were well aware that the folks at Hennessey loved to tune all things General Motors. With the recent onslaught of new vehicles, the Texas tuning house has done its thing with Corvettes and Silverados–turning them into high-horsepower beasts. But this is something that we did not see coming– a Cadillac Escalade, tuned …

  • BMW's New Concept Car Gives Backseat Passengers A Lot More Control
    BMW's New Concept Car Gives Backseat Passengers A Lot More Control

    Backseat drivers are about to have a field day, thanks to BMW. Mounted in the center console between the Vision Concept's rear seats, the detachable BMW Touch Command Tablet will also give back seat occupants …

    BMW's New Concept Car Gives Backseat Passengers A Lot More Control

    Backseat drivers are about to have a field day, thanks to BMW. Mounted in the center console between the Vision Concept's rear seats, the detachable BMW Touch Command Tablet will also give back seat occupants access to the car's multimedia systems, as well as a host of additional online entertainment content. Since the …

  • 2015 Infiniti QX80 Receives Revised Styling and Packaging, New Limited Variant
    2015 Infiniti QX80 Receives Revised Styling and Packaging, New Limited Variant

    After receiving a new name in 2014, Infiniti's full-size QX80 luxury SUV is restyled, refinished, and repackaged for 2015.

    2015 Infiniti QX80 Receives Revised Styling and Packaging, New Limited Variant

    After receiving a new name in 2014, Infiniti's full-size QX80 luxury SUV is restyled, refinished, and repackaged for 2015.

  • Land Rover Is Making A Diesel Hybrid Range Rover For China

    The first diesel hybrid cars for sale in China will be an extended wheelbase Range Rover and a Range Rover Sport, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced today. China is a key market for JLR, and sales in China …

    Land Rover Is Making A Diesel Hybrid Range Rover For China

    The first diesel hybrid cars for sale in China will be an extended wheelbase Range Rover and a Range Rover Sport, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced today. China is a key market for JLR, and sales in China have been excellent of late, with a 39% jump from January 2013 to January 2014. In a press release, Land Rover said …

  • Audi TT Offroad concept debuts as a 124-mpg hybrid with wireless charging

    The TT. Audi's diminutive sports car. Since production began in 1998, the two-door coupe has aged with the pugnacity of a grizzled New Yorker, but not in size. And why would it, as the arrival of the TT …

    Audi TT Offroad concept

    The TT. Audi's diminutive sports car. Since production began in 1998, the two-door coupe has aged with the pugnacity of a grizzled New Yorker, but not in size. And why would it, as the arrival of the TT RS proved, adding some grit makes for a rather captivating dish. And so you'll excuse us for being puzzled by the Audi …

  • 19 Years of the Jaguar XK: A History in Horsepower

    The Jaguar XK turns 19 next year, and after nearly two decades of service, the brand has granted the aging grand tourer a retirement it deserves. But what’s so special about a long-in-the-tooth GT car …

    19 Years of the Jaguar XK: A History in Horsepower

    The Jaguar XK turns 19 next year, and after nearly two decades of service, the brand has granted the aging grand tourer a retirement it deserves. But what’s so special about a long-in-the-tooth GT car from the English West Midlands? More than you might think. The XK burst onto the scene in 1996 with the […]

  • 2013-2014 Jaguar XF, XJ, XK Recalled (Plus Two 2014 Range Rover Evoques)

    JAGUAR RECALL Jaguar Land Rover North America has issued a recall for select 2013 and 2014 models of the Jaguar XJ, XF and XK. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the …

    2013-2014 Jaguar XF, XJ, XK Recalled (Plus Two 2014 Range Rover Evoques)

    JAGUAR RECALL Jaguar Land Rover North America has issued a recall for select 2013 and 2014 models of the Jaguar XJ, XF and XK. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected vehicles' toe links can become separated from the cars' subframe. That's important because …

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTec Diesel: Fuel-Economy Review

    So it's all the more surprising—and delightful—that a big, comfortable luxury sedan like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class can top 40 mpg, easily. That's what we found this past week, with a drive of the 2014 …

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTec Diesel: Fuel-Economy Review

    So it's all the more surprising—and delightful—that a big, comfortable luxury sedan like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class can top 40 mpg, easily. That's what we found this past week, with a drive of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec. We appreciated the all-wheel-drive confidence for the scattered slippery spots (and 28-degree …

  • 2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Production Rises To Meet Strong Demand

    The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has represented a major risk for its maker, but at the moment, it seems to be paying off. BMW has recently had to increase i3 production to meet unexpectedly high demand, …

    2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Production Rises To Meet Strong Demand

    The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has represented a major risk for its maker, but at the moment, it seems to be paying off. BMW has recently had to increase i3 production to meet unexpectedly high demand, Bloomberg reports. The factory in Leipzig, Germany, that builds the i3 is now churning out 100 cars per day, compared to …

  • Porsche Quietly Reveals Four-Cylinder Macan

    Porsche’s first four-cylinder production car since the 968 bowed out of the market in 1995 has arrived in the form of the 2015 Macan crossover. While the stylish sport ute is offered exclusively with turbocharged …

    Porsche Quietly Reveals Four-Cylinder Macan

    Porsche’s first four-cylinder production car since the 968 bowed out of the market in 1995 has arrived in the form of the 2015 Macan crossover. While the stylish sport ute is offered exclusively with turbocharged V-6 engines in the U.S. (Macan S, Macan Turbo and later Macan S Diesel), overseas Porsche has started sales …

  • Lexus' New Crossover Reveals The Company's Big Ambitions

    This month, Lexus revealed the NX, an all-new model that encapsulates three of the brand's most important efforts to remain a big player in the increasingly competitive luxury market. The NX is the brand's …

    Lexus' New Crossover Reveals The Company's Big Ambitions

    This month, Lexus revealed the NX, an all-new model that encapsulates three of the brand's most important efforts to remain a big player in the increasingly competitive luxury market. The NX is the brand's first entry into the red-hot small crossover segment. It's the first Lexus with a turbocharged engine, and the latest …

  • Mercedes-Benz 300TD Pickup Truck Is Pure Awesome

    I'm a bit of a Mercedes-Benz fanboy. I'm talking about a pickup truck, and I'm talking more specifically about a 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD that's been converted into an bed-having hauler. While some might …

    Mercedes-Benz 300TD Pickup Truck Is Pure Awesome

    I'm a bit of a Mercedes-Benz fanboy. I'm talking about a pickup truck, and I'm talking more specifically about a 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD that's been converted into an bed-having hauler. While some might be sad that a W123 wagon gave its life for a project such as this, I think we should all smile that the wagon has gone …