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BMW 535d leads the pack among diesel luxury sedans

The best place to find a diesel these days isn't a freeway truck stop. It's the country club.<p>Brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have always sold diesel cars on their home turf back in Germany. Mercedes in particular had success selling oil-burning diesels to Americans in the 1970s and '80s, …

New Performance Pack Gives Mustang Some More Kicks

We already know that the 2015 Ford Mustang will debut with an all-new, four-wheel independent suspension and upgraded brakes, and we even know how much it will weigh, but details are emerging on the optional Performance packages that will give the new pony a little extra kick. There are two …

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The Final Days of the Defender As We Know It

Like death and taxes, some things are inevitable. We all know the day will come, the day the last Defender rolls off the line. That day is getting …

2015 Ford Mustang vs. Camaro and Challenger [w/poll]

Detroit's Muscle Cars, By The Numbers<p>The horsepower wars are tightening among the Detroit Three, as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger are getting bigger, more powerful, and yes, more fuel efficient.<p>That came into sharper focus this week as more information was revealed about …

New 2015 Ford Mustang Specs: EcoBoost Gets 310 HP, Weighs 3,532 LBS, More

The 2015 Ford Mustang is a fine-looking automobile to most eyes, and it moves the nameplate forward in important ways: independent rear suspension …

What you missed on 7.17.14

<b>2015 Ford Mustang specs revealed</b><p>Despite having revealed the 2015 Mustang many months ago, Ford hasn't divulged the official power and weight specs – until now. Today, we learned that the new 'Stang will produce anywhere from 300 to 430 horsepower, and will weigh anywhere from 3,524 to 3,729 pounds, …

Ex-Ford CEO Alan Mulally Named to Google's Board of Directors

As Google moves the human race toward a future of driverless pod cars, the technology behemoth has added former Ford CEO Alan Mulally (pictured at left with Bill Ford, Jr.) to its board of directors.<p>The formal appointment came just nine days after Mulally left his post in Dearborn on June 30. The …

Meet the Kanjozoku, Osaka's infamous street racers

Street racing is obviously illegal and incredibly dangerous, but that has never stopped people from doing it. While we don't hear nearly as much about the scourge of Japanese tuner cars as when <i>The Fast and the Furious</i> first hit theaters over a decade ago, illegal street racing is still bubbling …

2016 Chevrolet Camaro: First Spy Photos of the All-New Car!

The move to GM's rear-drive Alpha platform brings a welcome reduction in size.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Chevrolet’s next Ford Mustang fighter, photographed while testing and with current GM products nearby for scale. That last bit is important, because we know the 2016 Camaro is migrating to the same rear-drive …

Bentley Wants to Build 12-Cylinder Engines Forever

Bentley says that it plans to carry on building its W-12 engine for the foreseeable future, with a senior manager telling us that the company plans to be the “last manufacturer of 12-cylinder engines in the world.”<p>And it probably will be, even though Mercedes-Benz has told us it has a similar goal. …

Barra Defends GM's Top Lawyer In Face Of Blistering Attack from Lawmakers

In ancient Japan, GM’s top lawyer might have faced disembowelment, a form of ritual suicide known as hara-kiri, as punishment for his legal staff’s role in allowing a deadly safety defect to go unreported for more than a decade.<p>But neither Michael Millikin, 65, nor any other top GM executives are …

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

2015 BMW 2-series Active Tourer

The revolution will be front-drive.<p>This, ladies and gentlemen, is the future: BMW insiders tell us that half of the company’s lineup eventually will consist of front-wheel-drive vehicles. The 2-series Active Tourer is the first such vehicle, and it has so little in common with any other BMW that it …

Best of tones, worst of tones

There are thousands of colors, and thousands of names, so much so that purples become crushed grape, lovebirds, iris moon. The colors are distinguishable only by name and what connotations are evoked. I don’t care what about the tone of whiskey maple, just make it a double.<p>The auto industry is …

TOTD: Million-Dollar Dilemma – McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder?

Now that you’ve read all about the 2014 McLaren P1 and how unbelievably fast it is, we have a scenario for you: you have a million and change to spend on one car. Do you buy the McLaren P1 or the also-wickedly fast Porsche 918 Spyder? One-percenter problems, right?<p>As you found out in our First Test …

Jay Leno’s McLaren P1 Delivered, First In The U.S.: Video

Would it surprise you if we told you that Jay Leno is getting delivery of the first McLaren P1 on this side of the Atlantic?<p>Of course it didn't shock …

1% Want List: The Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti Edition

Bugatti has just released the second in its series of six ultra-low-volume "Legend" models honoring the men that have shaped the brand’s history. Priced at $3 million, the supercar is made of all black carbon fiber, houses a rosewood shifter, and sports just shy of 1,200 horsepower and 1,100 …

One diesel sports car to rule them all

Back in 2006, boutique British carmaker Trident announced a plan to build a 200mph diesel-powered supercar. It was an audacious promise, to be sure, but the company followed through, building a running prototype in 2008 – right around the time Audi unwrapped a version of its R8 supercar with a …

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Concept 03

Created by the Aston Martin design team over the last six months, the DP-100 will be downloadable for in-game play from July 2014 and shown for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer.

The DP-100 is Aston Martin's virtual LaFerrari-fighter

What does an 800-hp, twin-turbo V12 sound like?<p>Aston Martin's design team took six months to crank out the Design Prototype 100 for <i>Gran Turismo 6.</i> Players can get their hands on the twin-turboV12 GT next month.<p>Aston says the DP-100 has 800 hp. Active aerodynamics and weird NACA duct headlights are …

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Ghost cars, virtual driving lines and motion control are coming to the cars of the future

The tools we use to perform better in racing games may be coming to Jaguar's future cars. Racing lines with braking guidance and ghost cars — the kind of displays you'd expect to see in Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport — are two components of Jaguar Land Rover's new "virtual windscreen" …