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  • 2016 BMW M2 sports coupe is for drivers who like driving

    2016 BMW M2 sports coupe is for drivers who like driving

    In the past five years, BMW has launched more than 20 new or redesigned products and variants, from electric pods to crossover coupes. There was worry among 3-Series purists that the "ultimate driving machine" had devolved into everyone's everyday appliance. It is a classic growth conundrum, like...

  • Porsche goes turbo with new 911 Carerra

    Porsche goes turbo with new 911 Carerra

    Porsche has been making 911s since 1963. So a new one is no big deal. And outwardly the 2017 is just last year's model with a new paint job. But inwardly this is a dramatically different machine. The 911 has gone turbo. For this 911 Carrera 4S, the German car company has replaced the traditional...

  • 2016 Audi TT is a cute coupe with more style than power

    2016 Audi TT is a cute coupe with more style than power

    The third-generation Audi TT is ... cute. It's a coupe that doesn't have the performance chops to compete with the thoroughbreds of the class, but has enough style to stand out from the herd. The TT coupe has four seats, unlike the two-seat Roadster, but those rear seats are best used for a four-legged...

  • Cadillac re-energizes brand with performance V-series

    Cadillac re-energizes brand with performance V-series

    Cadillac is the second-oldest American automaker behind Buick and has the third oldest average age of car buyers, according to a 2014 IHS Automotive report. Lincoln has the oldest. At 59 1/2, Cadillac's average buyer is nearly eight years older than the average car buyer. While older car buyers...

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: the best-selling roadster just got better

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: the best-selling roadster just got better

    Fun doesn't have to be fast. Put down the top on a two-seat roadster and find a road with curves like an old-school pinup, and you'll be smiling like a teenager with an old school pinup. Yet few automakers, if any, have been able to duplicate what Mazda has done with the MX-5 Miata. For 25 years,...

  • Best 2016 sports cars

    Best 2016 sports cars

    Automakers were primed for the combustion of low gas prices and economic optimism to roll out an onslaught of track-ready performance cars and everyday sports coupes for model year 2016. From the ludicrous to the legendary, from the Lambo Aventador to the Mazda Miata, here are the best sports cars...

  • 2016 Jaguar F-Type R is a civilized brute of a sports car

    2016 Jaguar F-Type R is a civilized brute of a sports car

    Jaguar has a complicated presence in the U.S., where its stately sedans never quite measured up to the German luxury brands due to reliability problems. Its recent past has further clouded Jaguar's place in the American market. The British heritage brand was once controlled by Ford then sold in...

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S stuns on the inside and out

    2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S stuns on the inside and out

    The most stunning car on auto show floors from the past season has been unleashed on the road this summer. The all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S sports coupe's low slung design blends feminine and masculine elements, with gorgeous rounded curves and sleek sculpted lines. The balance continues behind...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0 is the best pony car yet

    2015 Ford Mustang 5.0 is the best pony car yet

    I know this may sound odd but the 2015 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 made my garage smell better. Maybe it was psychosomatic, having such a muscular car beside my sad 2006 Subaru Forester. Or maybe it was the rubber flexing from the Pirelli Zero-Nero all-season tires, or the cooling of the six-piston Brembo...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI earns all the best-of-year love

    2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI earns all the best-of-year love

    The 2015 Volkswagen Golf has had a banner year. It was Motor Trend's car of the year. It was the North American Car of the Year. It was at or near the top of every 10 best auto list of 2015. Over 40 years, it has become one of the few cars beloved by both enthusiasts and the more rational, sensible...

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