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September, 2018

  • 19 September

    2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Makes 255 Horsepower

    The 2019 BMW Z4 was unveiled last month sporting an aggressive look that takes the roadster in a bold new direction. But until now, BMW has been light on details, especially regarding the base engine option. On sale starting March 2019, the 2019 Z4 will initially launch with the sDrive30i variant, …

  • 18 September

    2019 Audi E-Tron All-Electric SUV Officially Revealed

    Audi isn’t the first mainstream automaker to bring an all-electric vehicle to market, though it will be far from the last, given that everyone is breaking their axles lately in an effort to jump on the electrification bandwagon ASAP. But Audi is marking an in-house milestone today with the official …

  • 17 September

    BMW Vision iNEXT Previews Near-Future Technology Flagship

    SAN FRANCISCO, California — A Boeing 777F—the most efficient cargo plane in the skies, several PR handlers declare proudly—sits behind a warehouse on the cargo side of San Francisco International Airport. Inside lies a semi-cylindrical version of an auto show stage and the BMW Vision iNEXT, which previews the future …

  • 16 September

    Auf Wiedersehen, Again, Volkswagen Beetle

    You have about a year left to buy a brand-new Volkswagen Beetle—less than a year if the Final Edition and other last-year models sell out by the time production ends in the Puebla, Mexico plant in July 2019. News that that modern VW Bug, the one with the water-cooled inline …

  • 15 September

    Seven Favorites Spotted in the Parking Lot of the 2018 Goodwood Revival

    Had your fill of the Revival’s race cars, people, and eats? Head to the pastoral field designated for classic car parking just on the outskirts of the event. Take my word on this one—you’ve never seen anything like this. Even if you’ve hit the Cars and Coffee circuit for years, …

  • 14 September

    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Laps Laguna Seca in 1:37.54

    From the beginning, Jaguar’s goal for the XE SV Project 8 was to conquer the Nurburgring. Specifically, it wanted the lap the Green Hell quicker than any sedan had done before. Last fall, Jaguar accomplished that mission, beating the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio‘s record by more than 11 seconds. Nearly a year …

  • 13 September

    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Grows Up

    The Mercedes-Benz GLE may be one of the best-sellers in the midsize luxury crossover segment, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t use a redesign. Despite a name change and an update for 2016, the current car has been on sale since 2011. If Mercedes wants to challenge the Lexus RX, it needs …

  • 12 September

    Ford Mustang’s “Been Eating Our Lunch” Says Chevrolet Camaro Engineer

    In general, we’re fans of the Chevrolet Camaro. Not only did we love how engaging the Camaro SS was to drive, we even had a surprising amount of fun behind the wheel of the Camaro Turbo 1LE. Unfortunately for Chevrolet, the Camaro’s positive reviews haven’t translated into sales success. Or, as Al Oppenheiser, the …

  • 11 September

    Hot Trucks of the 2018 Holley LS Fest

    Trucks are all the rage and for good reason. They’re affordable, they’re fun, and they’re readily available. Holley LS Fest is loaded down with a bunch of killer trucks of all makes and models, including Ford, Dodge, and even Jeep. We spent the morning strolling the drag racing pits and …

  • 10 September

    2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid Planned for U.S.

    The upcoming 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance SUV will offer nearly three times the all-electric range than the previous X5 plug-in hybrid, bringing the total all-electric range up to approximately 50 miles. That’s good news for most commuters, provided you can wait two years for the plug-in hybrid SUV to go on …