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Review: BMW i8

"Aw, hell no!" a bystander exclaims as the BMW i8's door swings upward.<p>That spontaneous blurt followed an incredulous expression as the waist-high …

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Tesla Continues To Roll Out Tax Strategies For Consumers

A short while ago, a driver blew through a stop sign and into my husband’s car. My husband was fine but his car was not: it was totaled. Since then, he’s been on a mission to buy a new car.<p>This week, he saw this article at <i>The Oatmeal</i>. And now he wants a Tesla. There’s just one not so insignificant …

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Gus Van Sant casts the BMW i8 in soft light

BMW has spent the better part of a century building its reputation with fossil-burning transportation, but now it's banking heavily on the success of its new i family of electric vehicles. In order to succeed, it will need to sell examples of the i3, but sell the idea with the i8. And in order to …

Tesla promises electric car revolution

Tesla electric car owners will be able to drive 300 miles without stopping and restore almost half of battery life in just 20 minutes, company claims<p>Drivers of Tesla electric cars will soon be able to drive the length of the country with only one 20-minute recharging break, according to the …

Did you know? Gas guzzlers burn coal too

But perennial complaints about "coal-powered cars" forget one very important thing: turning oil into gasoline uses electricity too.<p>Check out the …

General Motors: Poster Child for Products Liability

[Full disclosure: I drive no General Motors vehicles. My first and only GM vehicle was a 2005 Corvette, proudly purchased brand new and driven for 18 months until the brake lines totally failed with 13,000 miles on the vehicle, while I was driving on a crowded Washington Beltway. Fortunately I was …

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 4WD

A Big Mac in a world going vegan.<p>“It’s a bit like driving a shipping container,” said our U.K.-based passenger. He didn’t mean it as a compliment. If you’d never driven a Chevy Tahoe, you, too, might be shocked by its gargantuan size and 5756 pounds. Shipping containers are spacious and useful, …

2015 Nissan Micra First Drive

Created For Canada, But Appealing To America?<p>Several years ago, poutine started showing up on the menus of a number of Detroit-area restaurants. For those unfamiliar with the Canadian specialty, it involves serving up french fries, gravy and cheese curds all in one artery-clogging heap. It's not …

Watch: Gorgeous Bentley Ad Shot, Edited with iPhone and iPad

Those gorgeous leather-wrapped mechanisms that deploy iPads and matching keyboards from the front seatbacks in a Bentley Mulsanne—part of the <i>$27,640</i> Entertainment Specification package—aren’t just the most expensive way for rich blokes to play Candy Crush Saga. Turns out they’re for rich blokes to …

Cosworth teases upgrades for Subaru BRZ

Subaru may or may not produce an STI version of the BRZ. Things seem to go back and forth on the subject. But Subaru Tecnica International isn't the only company with a history of tuning Subies. So does Cosworth, and now the British racing firm appears to be turning its attention to the BRZ and its …

The Continental: Notes from Vienna, Alfa Acknowledges Missteps

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>It’s been a while since my last report, but I’ve been busy! To start, I …

Which Electric Car Is Fastest?

A handy breakdown for speed freaks<p>Debate still rages on the best way to sell electric cars.<p>Should automakers be boasting of their environmental credentials? Or should they talk in a language people understand--money--and highlight the economic benefits? Maybe it's all about silence and …

Toyota discontinues RAV4 plug-in car

Toyota plans to discontinue production of electric versions of the RAV4 compact crossover, called the RAV4-EV. The Japanese automaker did not say why it decided to no longer pursue the EV project.<p>But the company has expressed concerns in the past about battery-powered electric vehicles, …

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza

A 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza owned by Fred Astair sold at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance last year.

2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

As beautiful off-road as it isn't on the street.<p>There is nothing elegant about this imposing machine. Yet sitting confidently on its all-black 17-inch wheels and knobby 31.5-inch, P265/70R-17 Nitto Terra Grappler
tires, the 2015 4Runner TRD Pro oozes charisma, particularly when its outsides are …

Evo shakes down Subaru WRX STI on Swedish tarmac

The Subaru WRX STI has never let anyone question its intentions. With a gaping hood scoop up front, massive rear wing at the back and often found with gold wheels spinning all four corners at the ground, there was never anything subtle about this Subaru. The latest 2015 version is made up of many …

F1 Imagery Makes Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" Trailer Better

Words and images. The right ones stick with you. That’s why we have favorites. Books. Films. Photos. TV shows. The best climb into your head and move in, never to be evicted.<p>In December, Warner Brothers released the first trailer for <i>Interstellar</i>, a new sci-fi film by Christopher Nolan that arrives …

2015 Ford Mustang starts at $24,425

That's for the V6, as dealer order banks open today.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Tons of new pricing info is now available, including base prices for the EcoBoost, GT, and the 50 Year Limited Edition models. In addition, there's individual option pricing as well. It's all organized right here, with the full 2015 Ford …

Ford opens order banks for 2015 Mustang, pricing starts at $24,425*

Ford is officially selling its all-new 2015 Mustang, following today's release that the automaker has begun accepting orders for the fastback model. Accompanying the announcement came the long-awaited pricing for the entry level model, fitted with the 3.7-liter V6, which will start at $24,425 …

Japan Auto Imports, TPP, And The Price Of American 'Leadership'

“Can’t Toyota dealerships sell American cars?” demanded American TPP negotiators of their Japanese counterparts.<p>So went a “fly on the wall” scoop in the May 19 <i>Tokyo Shimbun</i>, clearly leaked by the Japanese side, of the dialogue between Japanese and U.S. TPP negotiators. The story was datelined …

TOTD: 2015 Chrysler 200, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, or Other?

We just completed a Big Test of midsize sedans, a relatively large group of six player that included the all-new <b>2015 Chrysler 200</b> and the refreshed 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and Kia Optima. Rounding off the group were three contenders from last year’s contest, the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Mazda …

Future Polestar Volvo models could feature diesel, EV tech

Volvo's Polestar sub-brand has made the transition nicely from being the company's racing arm to building some seriously cool, Swedish cars. Now that it has a few models under its belt, it plans to grow larger and greener. The next-generation of Polestar-tuned vehicles are rumored to include …

2014 Porsche Cayman S earns its pedigree

Introduced in 2006, the Porsche Cayman has filled a void between the entry-level Boxster convertible and the brand-defining 911 performance car. Model year 2014 is the Cayman’s first full redesign and though they still share the same architecture, a Cayman cannot be called a Boxster with an …

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with '600-plus horsepower' officially unveiled [w/video]

Dodge has officially unveiled the most powerful vehicle to ever wear the Challenger name – the SRT Hellcat – complete with over 600 horsepower courtesy of a supercharged, 6.2-liter Hemi V8. It will be offered alongside the 485-hp Challenger SRT.<p>The new, force-induced V8 isn't just the most powerful …

The hardcore hooligans: Ten cars with a little extra

Carbon Fiber

Destined for Fun at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

I have always been drawn to the beach, but of late it is often difficult especially during the winter months to find a place that is not overrun by tourists or so remote that I begin to get anxious about trying not to be anxious.<p>I have always been drawn to the beach, but of late it is often …

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Everglades

The Rail Company Quietly Attempting to Transform Fort Lauderdale

On a ragged stretch of downtown Fort Lauderdale straddling the railroad tracks, a rebirth is coming.<p>All Aboard Florida, the company that plans to …