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How to Make XBMC Easier to Use (Especially for Non-Geeks)

So you've created a kickass, play-anything media center with XBMC, but it's a too hard for your less tech-savvy friends and family members to use. …

2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe on the Way

At 3.7 Seconds to 60 MPH, Welcome the Fastest-Accelerating Alpina Yet<p>Alpina remains a niche product in the U.S., but its tuning methodology — which favors drivability versus all-out racetrack performance — has developed a loyal following. According to BMW, a large number of buyers of the 7 …

Automotive Design

TOTD: What Was Your Favorite Geneva Show Debut?

International auto shows can be a blur of new model and concept debuts, and picking a favorite can be tough. But that’s exactly what we’re asking you to do for today’s post-Geneva Motor Show TOTD. So, which was your favorite?<br>Perhaps it was the McLaren 650S coupe, which is essentially a more premium …

Automotive Design

2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long-Term Update 12

/ Cars / Nissan / Frontier / 2012 / 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long-Term Update 12<p>BUYER’S GUIDE<p>After 28,344 Miles: The Short List of Pros and Cons<p>writer<p>Share this article<p>Here is a breakdown of the things we love and the things we’ve had to learn to live with in the past thirteen months behind …

Five Questions About The 2015 Jeep Renegade

Can the Trail-Rated Renegade Run The Rubicon Trail?<p>The 2015 Jeep Renegade will likely polarize long-time fans of the brand, but it’s no doubt one of the biggest debuts of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. We got a chance to sit down with Mike Manley, president and CEO of the Jeep brand, and ask five …

Chrysler Ordering Rare Dodge Vipers be Destroyed

Community College Fights to Keep its Prized Snake<p>“No take-backs.” It’s a schoolyard philosophy that still holds merit even in our adult lives. And it especially rings true when the thing being taken back is going to be destroyed, and that thing is a pre-production version of the original Dodge …

Volkswagen Says T-ROC Concept Could be Built

Volkswagen just showed the stylish T-ROC Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this week, and there’s already talk about building the compact crossover.<p>Company CEO Martin Winterkorn told <i>Automotive News</i> that he’s sure people will like the car, and if they continue to get good feedback from VW …

Auto Shows

420-HP Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept Shown at Geneva

While it was no secret the production version of the third-generation 2015 Audi TT and TTS were coming to the 2014 Geneva auto show, the German automaker also brought the high-performance Audi TT Quattro Sport concept boasting 420 hp from a four-cylinder engine.<p>Powered by Volkswagen’s corporate …

Automotive Design

2014 BMW M235i First Test

The Name May Be Clumsy; the Way It Drives Is Anything But<p>Someone in my neighborhood has a 1 Series M. It’s hard to miss, with its wide fenders and quad exhaust pipes. It’s orange, too, as if to further point out that there are just 739 like it in the U.S. and you don’t have one. Whenever I see a 1 …

Hottest Luxury Cars From the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show is known for its luxury- and exotic-car debuts. No fewer than 20 premium models were shown at Geneva from compact hatchbacks to supercars with more than 1000 horsepower as well as new variants and limited edition models. Now to the highlights:<p>Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black, DB9 …

Top 21 2014 Geneva Motor Show Debuts

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show is underway in Switzerland, and with it has come the release of almost two dozen new cars destined to go into production, and quite a few concept cars and design exercises. While more than a handful will never hit North American streets, we thought it’d be fun to round up …

We Hear: Next-Gen Audi R8 to Get Downsized Turbo Engines

Next R8 to be longer and wider than Lambo Huracan<p>The next-generation Audi R8 could find itself differentiated from its Lamborghini cousin more than ever before. According to reports out of the Geneva Motor Show, the next Audi R8 will be both longer and wider than the related Lamborghini Huracan, …

Audi R8

Five Favorite Oddball Carmakers’ Cars in Geneva

Switzerland is a particularly wealthy country — all those banks with the numbered accounts and all — and perhaps because of that, it attracts a huge number of wacky supercar companies that we never hear about in the U.S. Here are some of my favorites.<p><b>Zenvo ST-1</b> – Something’s rompin’ in the state of …

Selling

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Increased by $2000

Z51 Package Price up $1200<p>Before pricing for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was announced, the automaker promised that America’s original sports car would remain as attainable as the C6 Corvette. Staying true to its word, the C7 Corvette coupe and convertible were priced at $51,995 and …

Sports Cars

Abarth 695 Biposto is Light, Fast, and Packed with Mods

Another sporty Italian car has gone on a diet and added more power, and this time around it has a scorpion on its hood instead of the usual prancing horse or bull. Making its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show was the Abarth 695 Biposto, which the automaker is calling the “Most Abarth of all …

FCA Italy

Want the Honda Civic Type R? Sign the Petition!

Can The Power of Dreams Finally Bring the Type R to Our Shores?<p>The Honda Civic Type R concept shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show appears to be the last straw for the Honda faithful. Tired of getting teased with forbidden fruit, one enthusiast took initiative and started a petition on Change.org …

Automotive Design

Five Favorite Tuner Utes From Geneva

The Best At Turning Off-Road Into On-Road<p>Call me a cockeyed pragmatist, but I have never been able to understand why some rich goofballs like to spend tons of money trying to turn an extreme offroad vehicle into a an extreme on-road vehicle, but Geneva always seems to attract all the companies that …

Off-roading

TOTD

The worst part about foreign auto shows is knowing that more than a handful of the cool new cars that debut there aren’t coming to the United States. This week’s Geneva Motor Show was no different. This morning, we published a list of Geneva’s best forbidden fruit, and for today’s Thread of the Day …

Auto Shows

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Jeep Renegade

The 2015 Jeep Renegade is coming, and although we can expect Jeep purists to be less than thrilled over the new crossover, we’re almost certain the Jeep Patriot is dreading it. That’s because the Renegade is replacing the Patriot. With that in mind, is the Renegade better-looking than its …

Chrysler China Jeep Manufacturing Deal

Fiat and Chrysler have been working for a long time on inking a deal to build Jeeps locally in China, but approval was reportedly delayed by Chinese officials’ concerns about the different corporate structures between Chrysler and Fiat before the two automakers Fiat, Chrysler Reorganizing, Unveil …

Chrysler

Mercedes Says No to I-3 Engines in Rear-Drive Cars

With stricter global emission standards, automakers are downsizing engines – displacement and cylinder count – and adding forced induction to meet new regulations. Even premium brands like Mercedes-Benz are not immune. However, a new report from <i>Autocar</i> claims the German automaker won’t be using …

Engines

TOTD: BMW 320i, Buick Regal, Mercedes CLA250, or VW CC?

We recently gathered four entry-level luxury sedans to find out which car had the most to offer for around $30,000. The newest player in the group is the Mercedes-Benz CLA250, which goes up against the BMW 320i, Volkswagen CC, and the recently refreshed Buick Regal. If you haven’t already, make …

Buick

Jaguar XK Production Ends This Summer

The Jaguar XK has apparently exhausted all its nine lives, as <i>Auto Express</i> reports the flagship GT will end production this summer. With the arrival of the F-Type roadster and coupe, there now isn’t much of a gap between Jag’s two-doors. With that said, the XK’s departure will make way for a new, …

Jaguar Cars

Tesla Calls Out New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Office

Direct Sales Now Banned in the Garden State<p>Tesla has run into more than a few roadblocks with its direct-sales business model, having previously fought battles with the Texas Automobile Dealers Association. Another state where the EV automaker has had trouble is New Jersey, and that conflict has …

New Jersey

2015 Subaru WRX STI First Test

Subaru’s Rally Fighter is Better Than Ever, But is it Good Enough?<p>Let’s get this out of the way: Subaru made a big, fat mistake. Instead of spending money and doing some engineering, it decided to just carry over the 2.5-liter, turbocharged boxer-four in the STI. I’ve said something like this …

Dance

2014 Honda Civic Si Starts at $23,585

Honda already revealed pricing details for the 2014 Honda Civic LX and EX models, but for those more interested in the racier 2014 Honda Civic Si, the Japanese automaker has finally announced those numbers as well. The 2014 Civic Si Coupe starts at $23,585 (including $790 in destination), …

First 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Auctioned for Charity

Want to own the first factory supercharged Corvette Z06? GM will auction off the first 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 through Barrett-Jackson next month, with proceeds benefitting the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer institute at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.<p>The auction will take place during …

Sports Cars

We Hear: Jeep Mulling Sub-Renegade SUV; Grand Wagoneer Next Priority

How small can a Jeep get before it’s no longer a Jeep? According to Jeep chief Mike Manley, Jeep can go smaller than the new 2015 Jeep Renegade. Though the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is his next priority, Manley says Jeep could consider building an A-segment crossover to meet future emissions standards.<p>On …

Autos

Is the Subaru STI Worth the Premium Over the WRX?

Although the 2015 Subaru WRX isn’t quite as fast as the model it replaces, the new car posted better handling numbers than the fastest example of the outgoing Subaru WRX STI model we tested. In our 2015 Subaru WRX STI test, we called out the automaker for not offering the new 2.0-liter engine or at …

Subaru

BMW Pays Tribute to E30 M3 in New Video

We’ve given BMW’s current crop of M cars a lot of flak, but there’s no denying the Bavarian automaker’s M Division has worked some real magic in the past. The E30-generation M3 is possibly the most celebrated example, and BMW pays homage to one of its greatest products in this new video.<p>The short …

Automotive Industry