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Mini Paceman Adventure is a One-Off Mini Pickup Truck

Fans longing for the return of the Mini Pickup have gotten their wish. Kind of. A group of young BMW apprentices and their instructors from Munich and Dingolfing have built a one-off Mini with a truck bed called the Paceman Adventure.<p>The vehicle is based on a Mini Cooper S Paceman, which boast a …

Off-roading

BMW X7 Full-Size Luxury SUV Back In The Spotlight

Prior to the global financial crisis of 2008, BMW was working on a full-size SUV to sit above its X5 and X6 models and compete against the likes of …

Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation

Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate control, creating the Learning Thermostat, an appliance aimed squarely at the gadget-obsessed citizens …

Apple Reportedly Launching Larger iPad in October 2014, Larger iPhone in May 2014

Following a report last month stating that Apple supplier Quanta Computer had landed the contract to mass-produce a larger-sized iPad for late 2014, <i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that the 12.9-inch tablet will be released in October 2014 and will target North America's educational market. Apple is also …

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

This is the 2015 Chrysler 200

The Chrysler 200 is shedding its rental special image. The 2015 Chrysler 200 was spotted completely un-camouflaged during a late-night photo shoot ahead of its Detroit auto show debut, looking more upscale, and more luxurious than a 200 (or Sebring, for that matter) has ever been.<p>Though details of …

Autos

Spied: BMW Active Tourer Caught Uncovered, Wears 225i Badges

We’ve finally started to get used to BMW’s new naming scheme, which sees odd-numbered designations assigned to four-door models and even-numbered names given to two-doors, but now it seems the automaker is about to throw all of its nomenclature rules out the window. These spy shots show what was …

Auto Shows

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC 4MATIC Long-Term Update 1

I’ve now had time to put some real mileage on our long-term family hauler. After commuting, weekend errand-running, and road trips, I’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of the giant crossover. I’ve done the nearly 600-mile roundtrip drive between Huntington Beach and Las Vegas to visit family …

Road Trips

2014 Audi Q5 TDI Diesel

Refined and efficient.<p>Your typical new-car launch consists of a dozen or so juvenile-minded writers driving cars they don’t own, burning fuel they didn’t pay for, on roads that have in part been selected for their limited police presence. It’s a suitable arrangement for evaluating a car’s major …

Santa Vs. Stig: Which one wins?

Fiat Restarting Negotiations with VEBA Trust for Chrysler Stake

In a process that’s dragged out for the better part of the year, Fiat has reportedly returned to the bargaining table with the United Auto Worker representatives that currently control the Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trust, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The UAW has consistently held …

Profit

2014 Infiniti QX80 AWD review: Massive SUV is overshadowed by its smaller sibling - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The level of standard and optional driver aid technologies available on the <b>2014 Infiniti QX80 AWD</b> is simply staggering, forming a sort of force field of safety around the vehicle. Standard infotainment and comfort amenities are also on par with many automaker's top-tier setups. There's …

New Audi Q1 Compact SUV Coming In 2016

Audi has announced that they will be adding a new compact SUV to their ‘Q’ range of 4 x 4 vehicles in 2016, the Audi Q1, which you can see in an …

Nosy Driver In The Next SUV? It May Be A Cop Watching You Text

Forty-one states and the District of Columbia have laws that make it illegal to text while driving. Six others forbid new drivers from texting behind the wheel.<p>But that doesn't stop drivers from doing it — and enforcing those laws can be difficult.<p>On a highway north of New York City, state Trooper …

Porsche unveils Cayenne Platinum Edition SUV

Porsche has unveiled a new luxury version of its sporty SUV called the Cayenne. The new version of the SUV is called the Cayenne Platinum Edition and …

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2014 Chevrolet SS

A classic formula, thoroughly modernized.<p>TESTED<p>Now that the government’s stake in GM is below five percent, the automaker is launching new models with giddy abandon. That’s especially true at Chevrolet, where the lineup runs from the vest-pocket Spark to the garage-busting Suburban with a generous …

Lexus LF-NX

Lexus unveiled a new version of its wild-looking LF-NX concept in Tokyo. It features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine this time around. Lexus says the new engine will be the first one with a turbo to be offered in its production vehicles. Turbocharging helps add power without sapping …

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2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG! Head 2 Head Ep. 46

The One WIth The 2013 SRT 300! Plus eBay Motors @ SEMA! - World's Fastest Car Show Ep 3.26

We played Need for Speed Rivals

Fast cars and lots of mayhem.<p><i>Need for Speed Rivals</i> is the most fun game the series has seen in close to a decade.<p><i>Rivals</i> is the first game in the <i>NFS</i> franchise that has been built for the new generation of console games, so it looks phenomenal. Last year's <i>Most Wanted</i> set a high benchmark, but thanks …

Mario Kart

Photos: Need For Speed Rivals

Check out the photos from our review of the very fun and very beautifully created Need For Speed Rivals.<p>Fast cars and lots of mayhem.

Electronic Arts

2015 Hyundai Genesis Prototype First Drive

Exodus: The second chapter for Korea’s Lexus.<p>That title line may seem like a cheap Old Testament gag, but there’s rich double-entendre. Hyundai’s gen-2 2015 Hyundai Genesis, you see, represents a big departure from the days when the Korean value-brand timidly begged for a place at the big-boy …

Detroit Auto Show

We Hear: 2014 BMW i3, i8 Will Be Joined by i5

It’s only a matter of time before BMW fills in gap between its i3 and i8 green cars, and according to Autocar the next i car will be the i5.<p>The i5 will essentially be a stretched version of the i3, making it a more practical family car with more legroom and cargo space. With the added dimensions, …

BMW i3

BMW Claims That i8 is "Sold Out" Based on Projections, Not Orders

In developing the i3 and the i8, BMW has placed a rather large wager on the future of electric mobility. The premium automaker says that engineering costs have been “written off” and “we will make money with the first car sold.” This creative accounting is bolstered by what appears to be good news …

2014 10Best Cars - Car and Driver Magazine

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are ready to haul

The Chevrolet Suburban and its short-wheelbase cousin, the Tahoe, have both seen significant redesigns, which are being shown off live at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new looks, with the dual-tiered headlights and bold grille aren't a radical departure from the current Suburban/Tahoe's …