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2014 Porsche 911 GT3 First Drive

The Best Gets Better<p>I’ve heard German car engineers make a lot of bold claims. I’ve heard them claim to have “perfected perfection” and to have increased intangibles like “sportiveness” and “dynamism.” They do it a lot. But I heard something at the launch of the 911 GT3 that I hadn’t heard before. …

2014 BMW 435i

One 4 enthusiasts.<p>The sixth generation of the venerable BMW 3-series debuted for the 2012 model year to widespread acclaim from mommy bloggers, hypermilers, and the tech press alike, each group enthralled with the Ultimate Driving Machine’s new features. Or at least we imagine they were. …

2014 Porsche 911 GT3

What Porsche's done to the GT3 is stupefying.<p>Shocking news: The new Porsche 911 GT3 is terrible! It’s a huge disappointment, a broken dream. Cancel your deposit if you’ve made one, and tear up your check if you haven’t. And write to the German ambassador to demand some kind of formal inquiry.<p>No, …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

Attention freedom-lovers: We've got to make sure evildoers never get their hands on one of these new Corvettes.<p>That whiff of smoked Michelin you smell and the bawl of tortured rear tires you hear confirm that we’ve popped the clutch on the Corvette’s seventh generation. We uncorked it at GM’s …

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Saving the planet one apex at a time.<p>You’d be forgiven if you never before used the terms “luxury,” “sports,” “sedan,” and “plug-in hybrid” in the same sentence to describe a new car. But those descriptors are entirely appropriate when characterizing one member—the S E-hybrid—of the ever-expanding …

2013 Mini Cooper S Paceman ALL4

Subtracting two doors adds style to the not-so-mini Mini.<p>TESTED<p>It’s increasingly clear that the product planners at Mini don’t feel constrained by the brand’s name, an attitude that might have been inspired by Humpty Dumpty’s draconian take on definitions. Just before having his great fall, Humpty …

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

A fast way to move a lot of metal.<p>TESTED<p>Logic goes right out the window with a vehicle like the Grand Cherokee SRT. You start with a fairly capable off-road family vehicle and then slap on huge tires and slam the suspension. You take a 470-hp, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 that should be in a lake roadster, …

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium vs. 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid | Comparison Test

TESTED<p>If you are dubious about electrified cars entering the American fleet, consider the two subjects of this comparison test. Both of these models were newly redesigned for 2013, and, as of this writing, the Honda Accord is the bestselling nameplate in the country. The Ford Fusion is the …

2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Sedan

Shedding those middle-child blues.<p>TESTED<p>Sandwiched between the rear-wheel-drive C250 and C350 in Mercedes’ C-class sedan range, the C300 4MATIC functions in a narrow bandwidth and didn’t receive as much attention as the others when the lineup was refreshed for 2012. That changed for 2013, with a …

BMW-Toyota Sports Car Taking Shape

Expect Hybrid-Assisted Power, Different Sheetmetal, Tokyo Show Concept Debut<p>When BMW and Toyota announced their intention earlier this year to produce a jointly developed, midsize sports car, it took some industry watchers by surprise. You can certainly argue Toyota needs help building up its …

2013 Audi Allroad 2.0T Arrival

A Year With The Four-Ring Wagon That Thinks Its an SUV<p>The appeal of an SUV is not lost on me. I’ve owned a bunch, including models from GMC, Land Rover, and Jeep. The “smallest” of them was my Wrangler, but even then I enjoyed sitting tall in the saddle, a reassuring bulk of truck-bred steel …

2013 Ram 3500 HD First Drive

Where 0-60 in 36 Seconds Flat is a Good Thing<p>That’s right. The Ram Heavy Duty takes 36 seconds to hit 60 mph, but that’s a good thing. Imagine you’re towing 15 tons, on a nice summer day with the AC on, and after three successive runs with only braking in between, the fluid temperatures are still …

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LZ First Test

More Canadian Elk than African Antelope<p>Unlike its namesake, the all-new 2014 Chevy Impala isn’t a svelte, agile creature able to dart and leap from point A to B. Rather, the full-size sedan from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada is more of a North American bruiser — substantial, solid, well-built, and more …

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG First Test

You Shall Pass (in TRQV8DR)<p>It’s ridiculous, really. This 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG grand touring roadster, stocked with neck warmers and heated seats, packs more torque than the C6 Corvette ZR1, Shelby Mustang GT500, or Viper TA.<p>Aside from initially being amazed at this phenomenal stat, I …

Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 vs. E30 BMW M3

Pay Attention To The Clatter: The Forbidden Mercedes Homologation Special Meets the Legendary BMW it Inadvertently Created.<p>Dense morning air caresses their exquisitely crafted bodies with passing clouds of condensation, a temporary fog on paintwork as reflective as an undisturbed pond. Rear …

1969 Chevrolet "Astrovette" Classic Drive

What You Drive To A Saturn V: In 1969, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean became the fourth human to set foot on the moon. Back on Earth, this very special AstroVette rocketed him home from work.<p>“I never had a dream as good as what I was living when I was an astronaut.” Alan L. Bean, Navy captain, test …

2014 Bentley Flying Spur First Drive

Trundling through the Chinese Countryside in Bentley's New Spur<p>We’re not exactly flying through the Chinese countryside in the new Bentley Flying Spur — more like ducking and dodging stacks of bricks, all manner of glacially moving wheeled conveyances, trash bins, and sleeping dogs in the road. …

2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Verdict

Godzilla Goes Bye-Bye<p>Throughout its 13-month loan, our GT-R Black Edition was in constant motion — whether as a participant in signature events like our Best Driver’s Car (November 2012), in comparison tests against supercars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo S (June 2012), or as a foil to other …

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel First Drive

Does America Want Affordable Diesel Power? We’ll Soon Find Out<p>When General Motors began the global rollout of its Chevy Cruze in early 2009, the stakes were incredibly high. With bankruptcy looming, GM’s new compact simply had to be good. Some 2 million Cruzes have been sold worldwide since, and …

2014 BMW X5 First Look

Why Mess With Success?<p>BMW‘s “ultimate driving machine” tagline typically doesn’t make you think of the brand’s SUVs. But as BMW’s third best-selling vehicle in 2012 behind the 3 Series and 5 Series, the venerable X5 is a key model for the German automaker in the U.S. and other markets. With the …

2014 Volvo S60 Polestar First Drive

Can a Small, Swedish Racing Team Take on the World's Best?<p>What on earth is Polestar, you very well may be asking. It’s a good question, but the better question is, what does Polestar want to be? Let’s start with what it currently is. Polestar is the official motorsports team of Volvo, both for …

2014 Chevrolet Malibu First Look

The Emergency Refresh Arrives<p>We called the redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu “a consistent disappointment” during 2013 Car of the Year testing. Jonny Lieberman went so far as to call the midsize sedan “not so much a car as it is a collection of things I hate about rentals.” We’ve heard GM was …

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet First Drive

2014 Audi R8 Spyder First Test

The Star Car<p>We’ve had many a kind word for the Audi R8, which has dazzled us with accessible performance and showstopping looks. We even went so far as to name the supercar our Best Handling Car (now Best Driver’s Car) a few years back. Underlying all that praise, though, was an angry caveat: The …

2014 Audi R8 V8 Spyder vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG vs. 2013 Porsche 911 S Cabriolet

Zee gut, Zee badÄss, und Zee AMG: Three topless wonders tackle the mean streets of Utah<p>The modern German car industry is miraculous, if for no other reason than the multitude of methods employed to skin the same old cat. Take the three sporty convertibles we’ve assembled for this comparison test: …

2013 Range Rover Supercharged First Test

Suit, Tie, and Gore-Tex Boots.<p>“So, I’ve been getting a massage this whole time,” says a smiling Jonny Lieberman. I’m riding shotgun, and for the last 15 minutes have been trying desperately to keep a GoPro Hero3 in focus. The supple leather multi-function seats coddling our glutes belong to a …

2013 Cadillac ATS4 3.6 Premium First Test

Audi Beware: With the 3 Series Beaten, Only AWD Turf Remains<p>Often, opting for all-wheel drive means making sacrifices. The extra hardware tends to add weight, upset balance, and generally hurt performance. Not so with the 2013 Cadillac ATS4, which has almost all of the bits found in the 3 …

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC 4Matic First Test

Your Turbodiesel I-4 Premium SUV Has Arrived<p>The original Mercedes-Benz GLK was marketed toward successful women, but now the automaker wants to expand the premium compact crossover’s appeal to active couples and families. After having driven and tested the fuel-sipping 2014 GLK250 BlueTec 4Matic, …

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Crew Cab 4WD First Drive

A safe bet: GMC's Conservative Approach Pays Off<p>There has been one consistent criticism of the 2014 GMC Sierra and its Chevrolet twin: GM played it safe on drivetrain technology. To take such a conservative approach to a key component has led critics to infer that the whole truck was an exercise in …

2014 BMW 4 Series First Look

BMW's New Coupe Gets Down<p>We don’t envy BMW‘s M4 engineers. The new 2014 BMW 4 Series coupe will debut this summer with the lowest center of gravity of any current BMW. Combine that with its significantly wider track and slight weight loss and you’ve got what we expect to be a quick, capable, and …