Vehicles Axed in 2013

Vehicles Axed in 2013


Yet another BMW met the gallows in 2013. The high-performance X5 M was strung up like Genoa salami in a delicatessen. This artillery-caliber sport utility vehicle sport activity vehicle was powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. With variable valve timing and direct fuel injection is delivered 555 HP and 501 LB-FT of twist. A six-speed automatic was the only transmission available. What’s crazier than a crossover that can sprint from zero to 60 in 4.0 seconds? The fact that BMW built it, that’s what.

  • MistyGreen

    Wait a sec, the Tribeca came out as a 2013 model and is now out as a 2014.

  • Zack

    A simple list with descriptions and pictures is nice. I hate these slideshows you have to wait to load…

  • Verge Godemiché

    Regarding the Audi TT-RS, the article complains that 5-cylinder engines are not enjoyable and “go against physics.” Then it says the motor was fantastic in the TT-RS. Is your author schizophrenic?

    I seem to remember some awesome Audi Quattro 20-valve 5-cylinder rallye cars back in the 80’s. This motor is a VW-Audi staple. If I remember correctly Audi first employed the 5-cylinder engine in the 1976 Audi 100. Bullsh*t about “moaning like a camel.” I think they’ve got it working like a champ over the last 38 years.

  • ColumWood

    I believe Craig was complaining about the regular 2.5L 5-cyl used in the Golf and other cars. The Audi’s TT-RS’s 2.5T is amazing. We’re big fans!