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2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 / C400 Sedan

S-class essence distilled into a fun-size decanter.<p>The past few years have seen Mercedes-Benz product planners systematically make their way through the lineup, increasing AMG’s role, revamping the top-shelf S-class, and adding entry-level bait in the form of the CLA-class sedan and GLA-class SUV. …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Lexus RC F GT3: The Race-Ready Lexus Coupe

Coming to a race team near you.<p>Akio Toyoda’s promise to make his cars more exciting is certainly passing the Pinocchio test. Just look at the RC F GT3, a factory Lexus race car that’s making its debut at the Geneva auto show.<p>The regular RC350 and RCF coupes—which debuted at the recent Tokyo and …

Sports Cars

Honda Civic Type R Concept: Believe the Hype

Powered by a 2.0-liter VTEC turbo four, Honda's hot Civic is seeing red.<p>Even though new Civic Type R won’t be sold stateside, Honda’s been stringing us along for months, first by letting us sample its new 2.0-liter engine in a current-spec Euro-market Civic Type R, and then by releasing a teaser …

Automotive Design

2015 Jeep Renegade: A Real Cute Brute

Jeep looks to bring some off-road credibility to the econobox segment.<p>According to Fiat Chrysler, 2.7 million subcompact SUVs are sold globally every year. In America at least, the majority of those sales are going to Kia and Nissan, whose Soul and Juke dominate the urban-crossover landscape. But …

Autos

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S

Downton Abbey's bad boy.<p>It’s been said you have only one chance to make a good first impression. And if the occasion were selecting just the right kind of contemporary Bentley in which to arrive at the front door of <i>Downton Abbey’</i>s Highclere Castle, might we suggest the Continental GT V8 S? Sure, …

2015 BMW X3

Visually, it's largely the same as its predecessor, until you look underhood.<p>Those who aren’t into BMWs might not even notice at first, but BMW’s X3 just got a face lift. Honest. Adrian van Hooydonk’s design team has completely redesigned the twin kidney grilles—they now look three-dimensional and …

Facelifts

With a 500hp V8, Continental GT finds its voice

It is difficult to imagine the phrase “base model” applying to anything with eight cylinders, 500 horsepower and a starting price equal to nine Mini Coopers. But Bentley’s Continental GT V8 is just that, the entry point in a range that climbs all the way to the fearsome Continental GT Speed – a …

Automotive Design

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 / 3500 HD

Mixing power with refinement for heavy-duty excellence.<p>Following in the footsteps of the latest 1500-series Chevrolet Silverado, which won our latest comparison test of light-duty trucks, the bow-tie division’s new-for-2015 Silverado HD now exhibits levels of refinement that heretofore were unheard …

GMC Sierra

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2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i

BMW's littlest crossover is most definitely not a station wagon. Except that it totally is a station wagon.<p>If you’re into fantasy, the calendar runneth over with conventions you can attend dressed as a sci-fi or comic-book character. Who doesn’t look good as Yoda? But if you just want to go …

If you like the Lamborghini Aventador

It has thermonuclear road presence; the horizon seems to shrivel as it approaches. There’s nothing normal about how it looks, how it sounds or how it moves down the road. When teenagers sleep, this is the car in their dreams. Of course it’s Italian. Of course it’s the Lamborghini Aventador …

Sports Cars

Ford to Lighten Dealerships’ Financial Load Converting Body Shops to Handle Aluminum 2015 F-150

Ford’s aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup has had lots of folks talking about the implications—for Ford, for customers, and costs to both parties—of switching from the industry norm of all-steel construction. But if you thought regular folks were curious, it’s nothing compared to Ford’s dealers, who …

Automotive Industry