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BMW Concept Compact Sedan Looks Ready to Battle the Mercedes CLA

BMW's front-drive future plows ahead.<p>BMW appears closer to releasing a competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3. The BMW Concept Compact Sedan, recently unveiled at this week’s Guangzhou auto show in China, will likely make it to production as a 1 Series or possibly a 2 Series.<p>BMW doesn’t …

2016 Audi RS 7 Performance And S8 Plus Confirmed For Los Angeles Auto Show

Audi’s lineup is expanding with several new performance offerings that we’ll see for the first time on local soil at next week’s 2015 Los Angeles …

Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition makes 885 lb-ft of torque

If ever a car was appropriately named, it’s the Brabus Rocket 900 and a special edition of the car called the Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition …

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2016 Honda Civic Coupe, Clarity Fuel Cell Coming to L.A.

Will the final Civic coupe look anything like the concept?<p>After revealing the radical Civic concept coupe this spring, Honda will debut the production Civic coupe at the Los Angeles auto show later this month. The new model will be on display alongside the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan.<p>Honda hasn’t …

Lamborghini Huracán Updated, RWD Model Could Debut in LA

Wild though they are, Lamborghini’s current crop of four-wheeled raging bulls are mannerly by comparison to their cantankerous predecessors. And alas, updates to the 2016 Huracán suggest that they’ll be even more genteel henceforth. While the rip-snortin’ 602-hp V-10 adds no more power for 2016, it …

Bosch Is Working on Touchscreen Buttons You Can Actually Feel

Finally—finally!—someone develops a dashboard touchscreen that doesn't force you to take your eyes off the road.<p>Touchscreens are one of the most universally infuriating parts of modern car interiors. Everybody wants smartphone-like capabilities on their dashboard, but the reality is often a mess. …

Caparo T1 Future Looks Bleak as Company Heir Dies in Apparent Suicide

Parent company was plagued with financial troubles.<p>The Caparo Group, the parent company behind the Caparo T1 and one of Britain’s leading steel manufacturers, takes another hit after announcing bankruptcy. Earlier this week, the heir to the company, Agnad Paul, committed suicide by jumping off an …

We Hear: Next-Gen Porsche Panamera Coming to 2016 Paris Motor Show

Redesign brings new chassis and new drivetrains.<p>The next-generation Porsche Panamera sedan will debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October, according to a new report from <i>AUTOMOBILE</i>. In addition to a new chassis, the luxury sport sedan will receive new drivetrains.<p>While it’s no secret the next …

W Motors reveals new Fenyr SuperSport in Dubai

Dubai-based W Motors used its home auto show to reveal the new Fenyr SuperSport. You may recognize its predecessor, the Lykan HyperSport, that was depicted flying in between skyscrapers in <i>Furious 7</i>. Consider this to be its followup act.<p>The Fenyr SuperSport is built on a tubular aluminum chassis and …

The TRD Toyota Corolla Concept Is Here—Maybe for Reals

Toyota unleashed a litter of TRD-fettled machines at the 2015 SEMA show, one of which was this Corolla. Painted in the same Silver Pearl paint as the rest of the bunch, this compact may not be “sexy,” as Toyota describes it, but it does at least boast some performance upgrades to go with the …

Hotted-Up Lexus GS F and RC F Go Full Orange

Two of the headline cars for Lexus at SEMA were a pair of superorange siblings, an RC F coupe and a GS F sedan. The matched set was customized by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing and featured several upgrades underneath their vivid orange wraps.<p>The RC F coupe sports custom bodywork that actually seems …

Mighty Micro: We Drive The Tiny But Fun Honda S660

Not many Americans know about it, but Japanese domestic market (JDM) enthusiasts are hoping Honda will bring its tiny new S660 roadster to the United …

Mark Webber & Co Leads Another Porsche 919 1-2 In Shanghai

The fourth-straight win for Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley is enough to clinch Porsche's first FIA World Championship in over 30 years.<p>Porsche couldn't ask for much more from the second year of the 919 Hybrid program; Through seven World Endurance Championship races, they have seven 1-2 …

Ten of the Fastest Production Cars to Ever Lap the Nürburgring

All with video to back them up, these are some of the quickest production cars to ever lap Germany's most famous, difficult track.<p>In the past, cars were judged heavily by their 0-60 mph sprints, their quater-mile times and their top speeds. Those figures are still important, but a Nürburgring lap …

Report: Apple Tried to Hire Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May

Apple is thinking about moving into content, they could have been the first hires.<p>Now that the dust has settled on the whole <i>Top Gear</i> debacle, some more stories are starting to come out from behind the scenes. One of the more interesting tales to come from behind the scenes is that in addition to …

Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know

The automotive world and beyond is buzzing about the massive airbag recall covering many millions of vehicles in the U.S. from nearly two dozen brands. Here’s what you need to know about the problem; which vehicles may have the defective, shrapnel-shooting inflator parts from Japanese supplier …

Nurburgring speed limits lifted in 2016 after track changes

Confirming previous rumors, speed limits will be removed from the Nürburgring in 2016. The circuit's owners will also make multiple changes to the course to improve safety, and the most significant will be smoothing out a 1,640-foot area around Flugplatz (pictured above) to remove five bumps, …

‘Audi Sport’ May Become Sub-Brand For Future RS Performance Cars

Everybody knows BMW M and Mercedes-AMG, but if you asked the average punter to name the performance division of Audi you’re likely to receive a blank …

Takata Airbag Recall Doubles: At 34 Million Cars, Now Largest In History

Following an order from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the airbag manufacturer Takata has agreed to expand its recall of …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Iraq has called for volunteers to help take back the western Iraq city of Ramadi, which fell to Islamic State militants over the weekend.<p><b>2.</b> North Korea on Wednesday abruptly reversed its decision to allow UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit the isolated state.<p><b>3.</b> The Japanese supplier …

Jenson Button: McLaren-Honda has best shot at Mercedes F1 team

Jenson Button is adamant that McLaren-Honda is the team best able to topple Formula 1 dominator Mercedes in the long term.<p>McLaren suffered a poor …

Honda Civic Type R goes racing with 350 hp

A moment of silence, please, for the BTCC Civic wagon Honda Yuasa campaigned in 2014.<p>Last season, the Honda Yuasa BTCC team raced a competition-prepped Civic wagon (top right). It's being retired for 2015, however, as the outfit upgrades to a new race car based on the just-revealed Civic Type R.<p>The …

Honda Civic Type R Racer Brings 350 HP to BTCC

The all-new, not-for-U.S.-consumption Honda Civic Type R is already a jaw-dropping piece of machinery: The turbo-charged hatchback pumps out 306 horsepower from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and screams to a top speed of 168 mph. This ain’t your everyday Civic commuter. And the BTCC racer, unveiled …

2015 BMW M3 DCT Automatic

It's just silly quick.<p>It’s probably fair to say that BMW sees the current F80 M3 as the fully weaponized version the company was destined to build, a car which, having evolved through its E30, E36, E46, and E90 generations, is now the ultimate synthesis of the brand’s engineering might and dynamic …

Next CR-Z to lose hybrid powertrain, go with turbo four

The Honda CR-Z has been treading water for years and has already left the European and Australian markets. Meanwhile, it has hung to life in the US with 3,562 total units sold in 2014. The little coupe looks like it should be a winner, though, as the reinterpretation of the classic CRX for the …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Watch a Porsche 918 Spyder Drift on a Frozen Lake

Daydream with us for a minute. Imagine you’re fabulously wealthy, enough to put your behind in the driver’s seat of your very own $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder. Then imagine you and your daydream Porsche are in Finland of all places. And further, imagine it’s winter. Finally, cap it all off with the …

Scott: No Kobe Bryant retirement talk

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Lakers coach Byron Scott said he's not surprised that Kobe Bryant has thought about retiring after this season even though he …

Retirement

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

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