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Oklahoma LB Eric Striker vs. SEC: 'Gas 'em up, bring 'em down to earth'

Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker was talking some smack about the SEC ahead of the Sooners' game at Tennessee.<p>Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker is …

College Football

Someone Got the Greatest BMW M Cars Together and Made a Video

Over 15 minutes of pure, BMW on-the-track sonic bliss with cars from 1972 to 2012.<p>Every M car aficionado is familiar with the all-time greats: the 3.0 CSL, the M1, the E92 M3 GTS. These are the cars that the BMW M legacy was built on.<p>High revving V8s and straight sixes, stick shift and SMG—it seems …

Renault previews new pickup with Alaskan concept

What do you picture when you think of a French car? Something small and comfortable with funky styling? Maybe it's able to travel very, very quickly in reverse? Whatever you imagine, it's probably nothing like the new Renault Alaskan concept, which is a pickup truck.<p>See, France doesn't usually do …

The Latest Brabus-Tuned G-wagen Is Predictably Insane

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The Latest Brabus-Tuned G-wagen Is Predictably Insane

At the Frankfurt auto show, you can be count on seeing plenty of modified Mercedes-Benz G-wagens, from small operators such as Khan in the UK to just about any German workshop with an engine mapping kit. That encroachment doesn’t sit well with Brabus, the longtime Mercedes-Benz tuner, which is why …

Mercedes-Benz

Yamaha YXZ1000R lets you shift for yourself

Yamaha is hoping to one-up the side-by-side world with the new YXZ1000R, which looks ready to partake in the next Mad Max movie in the clip above. Performance vehicles like this aren't new, but Yamaha is taking a different approach by equipping its latest model with a five-speed, sequential manual …

Motorcycles

With Throwback Southern 500, NASCAR Has Something Worth Getting Excited About

Low downforce, throwback liveries and one of the best ovals on earth could all lead to a pretty special race.<p>Darlington, South Carolina's Southern 500 is always a highlight of the NASCAR Cup Series season, but this year's running has more reasons to tune in than any in years.<p>For the first time …

Rally Car Crash in Spain Kills Six People

More than a dozen other spectators injured.<p>Tragedy struck in Galicia, Spain, when a rally car lost control and drove into a crowd of spectators, killing six and injuring many more. The crash happened during Saturday’s Coruna rally.<p><i>The BBC</i> reports one of the victims killed was a pregnant woman, and …

BMW 225xe and 330e get official ahead of Frankfurt

BMW is going green at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show with the launch of the 225xe and 330e plug-in hybrids, but the Bavarians are spilling the beans about them early. The models are the latest to use Bimmer's eDrive tech that's derived from the i3 and i8. The modular system allows the automaker to …

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, August 2015: Still Chasing Chevy

The first-generation Chevy Volt notched 167 new Canadian customers in August, building on its sector-leading 150 July plug-in electric vehicle sales …

Self-driving cars can be fooled by fake signals

You'd think that self-driving cars would be most vulnerable to remote hacks, but the biggest danger may come from someone nearby with a handful of cheap electronics. Security researcher Jonathan Petit has determined that you can fool LIDAR (the laser ranging common on autonomous vehicles) by …

Audi SQ5 TDI Plus packs more potent punch

While the SQ5 that Audi offers in North America packs a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 burning gasoline, the version it sells back home is fueled by diesel. And now, with the Frankfurt Motor Show fast approaching, Ingolstadt is rolling out an even more potent version.<p>The new Audi SQ5 TDI Plus upgrades …

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera / Carrera S

Now, every 911 is a 911 Turbo. Sort of.<p>Like any updated car whose changes stop short of a full redesign, the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera bears the typical scars of midcycle fiddling. There are new headlights, new taillights, and a new touch-screen dashboard display. And that matters not one iota to …

Touchscreens

Our best look yet at the latest Batmobile

Like most rational, sane people, I hold fast to the truth that the 1989 edition of the Batmobile is the best Batmobile. It's sleek, dark and mysterious, and powered by a turbine engine with a massive front-mounted air intake and an afterburner at the rear. Seriously, that car is the best Batmobile, …

Batmobile

BMW's 225xe: Another Blow to Brand Loyalists

The 225xe is a vehicle that traditional BMW aficionados would probably sneer at: a tall people-mover built on a front-wheel drive platform, powered by a three-cylinder engine that’s aided by an electric motor. Not exactly a sporting driver’s dream—yet it epitomizes how BMW is attempting to deal …

Batteries

Nissan teases crossover concept for Frankfurt

Nissan released a teaser shot on Monday of a crossover concept that will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it's <i>quite</i> the tease. Nissan literally gave us no further information.<p>Speculation is rampant as to the vehicle's identity. <i>Autocar</i> suggests it could wear the famous Z badge, which would be …

2016 Jaguar XF first drive review

E-Class, 5-Series—some of the best luxury cars in the world are mid-size sedans. But the battle for hearts and minds, and roads, isn't just between …

2016 Lexus RX First Drive [w/video]

Boldly Going Where No RX Has Gone Before<p>There is no more important model line to Lexus than the RX. Year to date, with a replacement on the way, the RX accounts for 28 percent of the brand's sales. It's the undisputed champ of the midsize luxury SUVs, nearly outselling BMW's entire SUV lineup. So …

Range Rover Sentinel is a luxurious armored car for the rich and paranoid

In some parts of the world, there is a very real chance of the wealthy/famous and their families being the target of nefarious types who want to kill …

2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn: The Wraith Loses Its Head

Rolls says this is the sexiest car it's ever built. It just might be.<p>We can already tell that 2016 is going to be a good year for high-rolling sunseekers, as they’ll have a number of new droptops from which to choose. And unless Maybach drops another Landaulet or Bentley finally chops the roof off …

2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn Drops Top Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut: Video

Rolls-Royce is introducing a new model to its lineup of ultra-luxurious rides in the form of the Dawn convertible, which the automaker describes as …

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Dawn: It's Not a Wraith Convertible

The luxury British automaker calls this "the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built."<p>Rolls-Royce just revealed its newest machine. The company is calling it "the most social of super-luxury drophead motor cars;" "a striking, seductive encounter like no other Rolls-Royce to date;" and "quite simply [. . .] …

Car And Driver Reviews 2016 Toyota Mirai: Not A Sport Sedan, Unsurprisingly

California customers can now place orders for the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, and the first vehicles are expected to be delivered in …

Electric Vehicles

Mercedes Confirms All-Electric Luxury Car To Fight Tesla 'Very Soon'

By now, it's well known that the German prestige brands--Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--will all offer at least one battery-electric luxury …

Line up, billionaires, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is here

If you’re ridiculously wealthy and love the wind in your hair, Rolls-Royce has the convertible for you. The new Rolls-Royce Dawn has broken cover …

Rolls-Royce

The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Enters the Turbo Era

The Carrera and Carrera S, formerly naturally-aspirated, go twin-turbo in 2017. The upshot is more torque, better acceleration, and a higher top speed.<p>As with any 911 facelift, the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S get some mild tweaks. They're evolutionary, they're subtle, and they're …