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2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4

Going Native: Jeep exhumes a sacred nameplate and assimilates it into the compact-crossover mainstream.<p>No doubt the folks at Jeep want you to think of every new Cherokee as a Trailhawk model. Armed with a two-speed transfer case, a one-inch suspension lift, skid plates, three bright-red tow hooks, …

When it comes to fooling around in cars, there are few pleasures as simple (or as juvenile, frankly) as the humble

When it comes to fooling around in cars, there are few pleasures as simple (or as juvenile, frankly) as the humble burnout.<p>For the uninitiated, a …

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged

Why Charles Spencer King would hate the SUV we love.<p>The late Charles Spencer “Spen” King loathed what became of his work. The father of the Range Rover resented that his creation evolved into a totem of wealth for city streets and suburban parking lots. “The 4x4 was never intended as a status …

Residents of a Devon village are suffering travel misery after a 6ft wide pothole has appeared along one of the area's frequently used

Residents of a Devon village are suffering travel misery after a 6ft wide pothole has appeared along one of the area's frequently used routes.<p>The …

Five Questions for Lexus RC F, BMW M4 Engineers

Five for the Road, Two for the Track<p>At this year’s Detroit auto show, BMW unveiled the much-anticipated M4, while about 200 feet away, Lexus debuted its radical new RC F. Both are high-performance 400-plus-hp coupes that will go head to head on the street and track in the coming months. I sat down …

2014 BMW 435i Convertible First Test

Drop-Top 4 Series Picks up Where Roofless 3 Series Left off<p>As an owner of an older 3 Series coupe, the 4 Series name is never going to sit right with me. But fans of the previous E93-generation 3 Series convertible not married to the name will find everything they liked about the old car still …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe 4Matic Revealed

The first thing many of us thought when we first laid eyes on the S-Class coupe concept in Frankfurt last year was, “Man, that would look good in AMG trim.” We won’t have to use our imagination anymore, as Mercedes-Benz has dropped images and full info for the 2015 S63 AMG Coupe ahead of its debut …

Automotive Design

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe

The most beautiful S-Class gets rambunctious.<p>While Audi and BMW are pondering how to expand their presences in the upper-luxury segment, Mercedes-Benz doesn't need to waste a thought: it’s already there and always has been. For as long as there have been opulent S-classes, there’ve been S-class …

Automotive Design

Details of McLaren P15

2014 McLaren P1<p>McLaren has admitted it is working on a new flagship model that will take the place of the sold-out P1 at the top of its range. Known internally as the P15, it won’t be as costly as the $1.15 million P1—perhaps $500,000—and will be a full production model rather than a limited …

McLaren

BMW Making Plans to Build 7-series–Based X7 SUV

BMW’s proposed 7-series–based X7 would grow substantially over this X5.<p><i>Update 3/28: BMW has confirmed the X7 is going into production at its Spartanburg, North Carolina production facility. So far, company executives have only described the X7 as being a “larger X model,” without elaborating. We</i> …

North Carolina

Red Bull Racing Pits Daniel Ricciardo’s F1 Car Against an F/A-18 Hornet

Compared to something like freefalling to earth from outer space, Red Bull’s latest stunt with its F1 car drag racing a fighter jet seems rather tame. But as humans have been watching car-versus-aircraft matches longer than most of us can remember, the fun hasn’t worn off.<p>Before last Sunday’s …

Auto Racing

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

How BMW Brought Feedback Into the Electric Power Steering Equation

When BMW announced its latest M3 sedan and newly christened M4 coupe were making the switch from hydraulically assisted steering to electric boost, we almost jumped off our (single-story) building. But after being assured the move wouldn’t be the end of M car steering for good and being given a …

BMW

2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR

Quicker than a GTI. Sillier, too.<p>Car boys reflexively cringe at the sight of VW’s girlie car, especially one in full bumblebee regalia, even though the Beetle, Golf, and Jetta all share the same platform. But before you studs flip the page, we suggest taking a closer look at the GTI’s twisted …

Driver Attempts 350-Plus-Foot World Record Jump, Crashes

Stuntman and X-Raid rally driver Guerlain Chicherit has emerged from a spectacular crash relatively unharmed, according to a post on his Facebook page: “Guerlain is doing good . . . He got out of the car himself, slightly injured and will now get a precautionary MRI to check that everything is …

Top Gear

French rally driver Guerlain Chicherit has suffered a huge collision while attempting to break the world record for the longest car ramp

French rally driver Guerlain Chicherit has suffered a huge collision while attempting to break the world record for the longest car ramp …

2015 Toyota Prius Rendered, Detailed

The next-gen Prius could evolve into a sinister-looking bottom breather.<p><b>What It Is:</b> An informed rendering of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius. The most notable feature, of course, is the radically low nose with no upper air intake, and a horizontal headlamp treatment that takes Toyota’s …

Electric Vehicles

Tokyo Citizens Get Opportunity to i-Test Toyota’s Wild i-Road EV

Toyota has announced that 20 lucky Japanese participants will have the opportunity to test the novel i-ROAD EV concept starting next week. The consumer trial involves a fleet of 10 i-ROADs, which will float among the roughly 20 testers for about two months as Toyota gathers feedback on how the …

Auto Shows

10 Things You Need to Know About Audi’s R18 e-tron Quattro Le Mans Racer – Feature

We got to join Audi Sport’s prototype team, which runs a trio of R18 e-tron Quattro race cars in the FIA’s World Endurance Championship series, at a testing session at the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas.<p>Now that we’re done humble-bragging about kickin’ it with Audi’s racing team and …

Sports Cars

TOTD: Mercedes CLA45, BMW M235i, or Subaru WRX STI

In a recent comparison, we took the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG sedan, BMW M235i coupe, and Subaru WRX STI sedan to the Streets of Willow to find out which car was the fastest before taking them to our favorite canyon roads to pick our favorite. Now, we want to know which one you would choose.<p>Each car …

Automotive Design

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Illegal street racing is not big and it certainly isn't clever but what it does is separate the men from the

Illegal street racing is not big and it certainly isn't clever but what it does is separate the men from the boys.<p>In this case, a heavily-tuned …

Honda builds a Batbike

Honda has revealed a new motorcycle called the NM4 Vultus. While not the most inspiring name, it does at least look really stealth. Cool stealth. Batbike-level stealth.<p>It's not a Batbike, of course, but is instead inspired by ‘Japanimation' - that's anime and manga - both genres long interwoven …

Motorcycles

Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Isn't A Music Video—It's Clearly A Metaphor For The Vicious Music Industry

When you anticipate a <b>Lady Gaga</b> music video, you better expect the absolute best, whether the music industry is behind her or not. As is the case with …

International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>A 28-year-old man will appear in court later charged with causing death by …

10 Men Who Were Hot Then and Still Hot Now

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Justin Timberlake

Alt-week 3.22.14: Inner-selfies, new fashion for astronauts and the glory of Venus

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>We're not saying medicine is jumping on the bandwagon, but a new camera could usher in the era of the "inner selfie." What's more, astronauts are getting the 70's sci-fi fashion they deserve, and Venus …