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  • The 1981 Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000 Concept Was an Early Gas Miser
    The 1981 Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000 Concept Was an Early Gas Miser

    Fuel efficiency has been a hot topic for years with hybrids becoming commonplace, but Mercedes-Benz was already looking in that direction way back in 1981. They debuted the Auto 2000 at the Frankfurt Motor …

    The 1981 Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000 Concept Was an Early Gas Miser

    Fuel efficiency has been a hot topic for years with hybrids becoming commonplace, but Mercedes-Benz was already looking in that direction way back in 1981. They debuted the Auto 2000 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a car that used aerodynamics and mechanical advancements to be as fuel efficient as possible. The design might …

  • Jaguar “EV-Type” Trademark May Signal Tesla Electric SUV Rival
    Jaguar “EV-Type” Trademark May Signal Tesla Electric SUV Rival

    The grand reveal of the thinly-disguised 2016 Jaguar F-Pace comes in only a few short weeks at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, though word has surfaced that the new Jaguar crossover may not be alone.  According …

    Jaguar “EV-Type” Trademark May Signal Tesla Electric SUV Rival

    The grand reveal of the thinly-disguised 2016 Jaguar F-Pace comes in only a few short weeks at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, though word has surfaced that the new Jaguar crossover may not be alone.  According to the UK’s Autocar, Jaguar insiders have suggested that the F-Pace won’t be a standalone vehicle, but instead …

  • The Acura RDX Is Like a Gucci Mountain Goat: Review
    The Acura RDX Is Like a Gucci Mountain Goat: Review

    As I crept over the ledge, perched precariously only on two wheels, my wife and me dangling in the air, I thought to myself, “this is a CUV?!” With that thought, I inched our way forward until I hit the …

    The Acura RDX Is Like a Gucci Mountain Goat: Review

    As I crept over the ledge, perched precariously only on two wheels, my wife and me dangling in the air, I thought to myself, “this is a CUV?!” With that thought, I inched our way forward until I hit the tipping point, and came back down to Earth with a gentle thud. The road, if you

  • BMW Gesture Control Walkthrough: Video

    If voice commands, touchscreen controls, a central dial, and steering wheel buttons aren't enough, BMW will soon have a new way to control the features of your infotainment system. With the release of …

    BMW Gesture Control Walkthrough: Video

    If voice commands, touchscreen controls, a central dial, and steering wheel buttons aren't enough, BMW will soon have a new way to control the features of your infotainment system. With the release of the 2016 7-Series in October, BMW will debut its new Gesture Control feature. Gesture Control doesn't let you control …

  • BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

    The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission electric car even though it has a …

    BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

    The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission electric car even though it has a range-extending engine. How does BMW manage that? While some i3 REx drivers swear they can do a quick fillup in less than …

  • Infiniti Grants F1 Internship to 22-year-old Student

    At only 22-years-old Alex Allmandinger already has a promising resume. From Crystal Lake, Illinois, he ascended to the top of the 2015 Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy (IPEA) after beating 11 other …

    Infiniti Grants F1 Internship to 22-year-old Student

    At only 22-years-old Alex Allmandinger already has a promising resume. From Crystal Lake, Illinois, he ascended to the top of the 2015 Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy (IPEA) after beating 11 other finalists. So, what’s the prize? Well, nothing big,

  • Mark Webber Takes Delivery Of Porsche 918 Spyder

    It’s a well-known fact that racing driver Mark Webber is a huge fan of Porsche, with the Australian even purchasing the last 911 GT2 RS during his days driving for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula …

    Mark Webber Takes Delivery Of Porsche 918 Spyder

    It’s a well-known fact that racing driver Mark Webber is a huge fan of Porsche, with the Australian even purchasing the last 911 GT2 RS during his days driving for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Now he’s added an even faster Porsche to his fleet, the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar. Webber is currently at the …

  • 2016 Lexus RX hits the reset button

    For the past 18 years, the Lexus RX has set the tone for the luxury, midsized crossover category it pioneered. The RX has always delivered an appealing blend of refinement and practicality. It st...

    For the past 18 years, the Lexus RX has set the tone for the luxury, midsized crossover category it pioneered. The RX has always delivered an appealing blend of refinement and practicality. It st...

  • 2016 BMW 7-Series First Drive

    The Monticello Motor Club is a country club with a racetrack instead of a golf course. While BMW has also been here with the 1 Series M, you would never expect an all-new 7-Series, the brand’s luxury …

    2016 BMW 7-Series First Drive

    The Monticello Motor Club is a country club with a racetrack instead of a golf course. While BMW has also been here with the 1 Series M, you would never expect an all-new 7-Series, the brand’s luxury flagship, to tackle the twists and turns of this country club road course. Completely redesigned for 2016, the new 7-Series …

  • A Modern Conceptual Take On An E36 BMW 3-Series

    There's a smaller group out there that may want to drive an old car, but make it look like a more modern machine, and that's where the Hungarian firm of TMCARS comes into play. It's essentially going …

    A Modern Conceptual Take On An E36 BMW 3-Series

    There's a smaller group out there that may want to drive an old car, but make it look like a more modern machine, and that's where the Hungarian firm of TMCARS comes into play. It's essentially going to be a fiberglass body kit for an E36 coupe, similar to the Concept30 kit created for the E30.

  • British Company Turns Land Rover Defender into a 475-HP Super-SUV

    One look at a Land Rover Defender is enough to deduce that these barebones off-road SUVs were not designed to carve country roads at any great speed. Rather, a bunch of workers in Defenders probably helped …

    British Company Turns Land Rover Defender into a 475-HP Super-SUV

    One look at a Land Rover Defender is enough to deduce that these barebones off-road SUVs were not designed to carve country roads at any great speed. Rather, a bunch of workers in Defenders probably helped build said rural byways.  Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped JE MotorWorks, based in Coventry, England, from turning …

  • Online Find Panjo Edition - 2005 BMW BoxerCup Replika

    Last week we had a BMW boxer from the 60's that could have been from the 40's, this week we have a more recent boxer, but still one that is a bit of a throwback - The 2005 R1100S Boxer Cup Rep …

    Online Find Panjo Edition - 2005 BMW BoxerCup Replika

    Last week we had a BMW boxer from the 60's that could have been from the 40's, this week we have a more recent boxer, but still one that is a bit of a throwback - The 2005 R1100S Boxer Cup Replica

 
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