Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport
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Lexus executives are keen to reinvent the brand. Toyota’s platinum-clad luxury division has earned a well-deserved reputation for quality and reliability, but the car-buying public at large also perceives it as being pretty dull. Continue Reading...

AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout – Part Three: And the Winner is…

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AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout – Part Three: And the Winner is…
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Yesterday we eliminated five cars from the 2014 AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout. That leaves the final three, which are all completely different takes on affordable fun. Weren’t we surprised when the numbers were tabulated and the top cars included not just all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive rivals, but a hatchback, a… Continue Reading...

Everything You Wanted to Know About the 2015 BMW M3 and M4’s New Turbocharged Inline-Six Engine

Everything You Wanted to Know About the 2015 BMW M3 and M4’s New Turbocharged Inline-Six Engine
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You can’t build a truly great car without an exceptional engine. Powertrain is the heart and soul of every vehicle on the road; it’s the mechanical equivalent of life. Without propulsion systems cars are little more than expensive, over-engineered pieces of yard art. Continue Reading...

Infiniti Emerg-E Concept Revealed in Leaked Patent Images

Infiniti Emerg-E Concept Revealed in Leaked Patent Images
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Patent office design illustrations that give away the shape and contours of the Infiniti Emerg-E concept leaked today, showing us more than we expected to get before the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6. Infiniti dropped a teaser video and photos a little more than a week ago to get us excited for their Emerg-E… Continue Reading...

BMW M3 Sedan Spied

BMW M3 Sedan Spied
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BMW’s newest M3 sedan was caught testing, and the wide fenders were a dead giveaway for our photographers. Check out the pictures below. We wish we had more info about powertrains and the like but your guess is as good as ours. In all likelihood, the big, high-revving V8 will take a bow in favor… Continue Reading...

Porsche Panamera GTS Unveiled With No Manual, Launch Control: 2011 LA Auto Show

Porsche Panamera GTS Unveiled With No Manual, Launch Control: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Porsche took the wraps off their Panamera GTS sedan Wednesday at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, billing it as “The Purest Panamera Yet”. The Panamera GTS offers a 30 horsepower increase over the standard Panamera 4 and Panamera 4S, and comes with standard all-wheel drive and a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox – no manual… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST Surfaces: 2011 SEMA Show

Ford Focus ST Surfaces: 2011 SEMA Show
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While AutoGuide got its first glimpse of the Ford Focus ST at the 2010 Paris Auto Show last September, this was our first chance to take a good look at the car without security guards and PR staff circling like birds of prey. We know so far that the Focus ST will have Ford’s 2.0L… Continue Reading...

Porsche Panamera Diesel To Make Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

Porsche Panamera Diesel To Make Frankfurt Auto Show Debut
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If you can afford a Porsche Panamera, fuel prices are probably don’t weigh on your mind much. But that’s not stopping Porsche from introducing a vehicle that can go 750 miles on one 21 gallon fuel tank. The Porsche Panamera diesel is capable of 37 mpg (on the highway, we assume) when equipped with low-rolling… Continue Reading...

2012 Audi S6 And S6 Avant Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Auto Show

2012 Audi S6 And S6 Avant Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Auto Show
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Audi has unveiled their latest iteration of the S6 and S6 Avant, and the mid-size sports sedans look to continue the engine downsizing trend, moving from a 5.2L V10 to a 4.0L V8 with twin turbochargers making 420 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. The new S6 will sprint to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds… Continue Reading...

BMW M5 Diesel in the Works? Leaked Document Reveals M550dX Model

BMW M5 Diesel in the Works? Leaked Document Reveals M550dX Model
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Over the last few years, diesel technology has taken a huge leap in technology. So much so, that a diesel powered car is the preferred choice of weapon for any endurance race. With their success on the track being recognized, it’s only a matter of time before fast diesels make their way into road cars,… Continue Reading...

Audi May Bring More RS Models To America

Audi May Bring More RS Models To America
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Audi is exploring the possibility of bringing more RS models to the American market, after years of on-and-off importation of select vehicles like the RS4 and RS6. Both the TT-RS and RS5 are slated to be introduced for the 2012 model year, and the vehicles will be priced well above even the most expensive TT… Continue Reading...

First Audi TT RS Sold In U.S. Marks Return Of RS-Branded Cars

First Audi TT RS Sold In U.S. Marks Return Of RS-Branded Cars
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The official launch of the eagerly anticipated Audi TT RS took place with the first vehicle was delivered to veteran race car driver Don Istook. Last year, Istook was one of more than 11,500 fans that signed a Facebook petition to introduce the TT RS to the U.S. Istook was also one of the first… Continue Reading...

BMW M3 CRT Gets An Introduction [Video]

BMW M3 CRT Gets An Introduction [Video]
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Remember, it’s not a computer monitor. BMW’s hi-po M3, the CRT, gets an introductory video showcasing its array of carbon fiber and suspension enhancements. If the regular M3 is too boring, the CRT (which stands for Carbon Racing Technology) should liven things up: it gets a carbon fiber hood that’s a quarter of the regular… Continue Reading...

Lightweight BMW M3 Sedan To Debut At Nurburgring M Festival

Lightweight BMW M3 Sedan To Debut At Nurburgring M Festival
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Despite the stupid April Fool’s prank involving the BMW M3 Pickup, this announcement is not a joke. BMW is bringing a lightweight version of their M3 sedan to the M Festival, an event to be held at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race in late 2011. Positioned as a stopgap between the standard M3 and the… Continue Reading...

BMW M3 Pickup Will Not Enter Production

BMW M3 Pickup Will Not Enter Production
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The excited hoardes of car-geeks who drooled over a prototype BMW M3 pickup, spied lapping the Nurburgring, will have to steel themselves for more disappointment, as Road & Track magazine confirmed that this car will not be entering production. “BMW M did indeed create the pick-up seen on the ’Ring, but it was just an… Continue Reading...

Porsche 911 To Lose Weight, Use Aluminum Extensively

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Porsche 911 To Lose Weight, Use Aluminum Extensively
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The next Porsche 911 is expected to shed roughly 100 pounds of weight, thanks to an aluminum intensive chassis that will be shared with the next generation Boxster and Cayman. The news, courtesy of Motor Trend, seems to suggest that power upgrades won’t be as substantial, with the reduced weight helping to bring the majority… Continue Reading...

Sultan Of Brunei’s Car Collection Decaying Amid Neglect

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Sultan Of Brunei’s Car Collection Decaying Amid Neglect
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The Sultan of Brunei’s extravagant car collection is something of an urban legend among auto enthusiasts. Most of the evidence surrounding its existence is anecdotal, with a few grainy photos having leaked out over the years on rare occasions. Now, Sports Car Market has published an article by car broker Michael Sheehan detailing the vastness of… Continue Reading...

Tesla Model S To Launch With Three Trim Levels Denoting Different Battery Ranges

Tesla Model S To Launch With Three Trim Levels Denoting Different Battery Ranges
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With most car manufacturers, the different trim levels often signify how well-equipped a vehicle is. But the new Tesla Model S electric car will use them in a different manner, with the three trims carrying different batteries, ranging from 160 to 300 miles. The first cars produced by Tesla will be a limited run of… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2011: Volkswagen Golf R Special Editions Debut

Geneva 2011: Volkswagen Golf R Special Editions Debut
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This may be the most boring post you will ever read about the Volkswagen Golf R. Even though it has an awesome 270 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder, all-wheel drive and a choice of 6-speed gearboxes, Volkswagen decided to milk the car for every last drop of “publicity” by launching 4 dubiously dubbed “concept” editions at the… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Fashion Force Is Not A Bad Joke From “Bruno”

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Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Fashion Force Is Not A Bad Joke From “Bruno”
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British comedian Sascha Baron Cohen’s character Bruno was a hilarious satire of how seriously the fashion world takes itself (among many other, more lurid themes), and we hope that Mercedes-Benz‘s latest foray into the world of fashion is taking a similar swipe. Probably not. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force has outfitted a CLS63 AMG, in a… Continue Reading...

BMW M5 Concept To Debut At Shanghai Auto Show

BMW M5 Concept To Debut At Shanghai Auto Show
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The long awaited next generation BMW M5 will get its first showing in (lightly disguised) concept form at the Shanghai Auto Show. With China becoming a rapidly important market for BMW (read: sales are booming), the new car, codenamed the F10, will surely be a hit with performance-minded buyers in China and the world over…. Continue Reading...

Buick Verano GS, Hybrid A Possibility According To GM Executive Ed Wellburn

Buick Verano GS, Hybrid A Possibility According To GM Executive Ed Wellburn
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Although there is no high-performance version of the Chevrolet Cruze, its platform-mate, the Buick Verano, could see a GS version sometime in the future, according to GM’s Ed Wellburn, a senior figure in the General’s design department. Wellburn claimed that GM was “toying” with the idea of a Verano GS, and that concept sketches have… Continue Reading...
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