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2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG spy shots

2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Spy Shots

We’ve known for a while that Mercedes-Benz is planning a high-performance AMG variant of its third-generation A Class, destined to be the Affalterbach tuner's first hot hatch, and now we have a new batch of spy shots of a prototype, which unfortunately has taken a turn for the worse while... read more

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BMW's M135i hot hatch

BMW Teases Its Not-For-North-America M135i: Video

We’ll admit it: we’re smitten with BMW’s M Performance hatchback, the M135i. It’s the right size, it offers hatchback sensibility and it looks to be a... read more August 1, 2012 by 


 
Ford's Focus ST versus the BMW M3

2013 Ford Focus ST Throws Down Against The Competition: Video

Just in case you haven’t read our “First Drive” report on the 2013 Ford Focus ST, let us sum it up by saying we loved the car. Editor Bengt Halvorson... read more August 1, 2012 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Is A Hotter Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec In The Works?

If you’ve had a chance to sample the new Hyundai Veloster Turbo, you’ve probably come to the same conclusion that we have: as a sporty car it’s fine, but... read more July 27, 2012 by 


 
The 2013 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works GP tests at the 'Ring

2013 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works GP Laps 'Ring In 8:23: Video

If MINI Cooper models were Mexican food, the Cooper would be mild, the Cooper S would be spicy, and the Cooper S John Cooper Works (JCW) would be extra-spicy. The... read more July 26, 2012 by 


 
2010 volkswagen golf gtd 006

New VW GTI Coming In Fall Of 2013, May Be Followed By GTD Diesel

Volkswagen will be taking the covers off its new MkVII Golf at the 2012 Paris Auto Show in September, though first sales of the car in the U.S. aren’t expected to... read more July 20, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus ST  -  First Drive, Southern France, June 2012

2013 Ford Focus ST Fuel Economy Numbers Published

If you’ve been holding out putting in an order for a 2013 Ford Focus ST until the fuel economy numbers are published, here’s good news: Ford has just posted the... read more July 12, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus ST

2013 Ford Focus ST: Sound Strategy Goes Brassy, Not Boomy

If you've ever owned a high-performance compact car or hot hatch, you know that while they can be surprisingly versatile and practical for everyday driving and the commute... read more June 25, 2012 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper S spy shots

2014 MINI Cooper S Spy Video

A brand new generation of the MINI Cooper is just around the corner, and that means replacements for all the different variants including the sportier S and John Cooper Works... read more June 19, 2012 by 


 
2010 Ford Focus RS (European edition)

New Ford Focus RS To Share EcoBoost Engine With 2015 Mustang?

Ford’s silence on the possibility of a new generation of its brutish Focus RS has led to all manner of speculation and conjecture on the matter, and the latest twist in... read more June 15, 2012 by 


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz A25 AMG spy shots

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Hot Hatch Confirmed

A high-performance AMG version of the third-generation Mercedes-Benz A Class luxury hatchback has been speculated on for close to two years but now, finally, we have some... read more June 13, 2012 by 


 
MINIs race through a London garage in 'The Britalian Job'

MINI Films 'The Britalian Job' For The London Olympics: Video

The 1969 film The Italian Job features one of the best chase scenes of all times, as three MINI Cooper S models run from the police through the streets and storm drains of... read more June 12, 2012 by 


 
2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Officially Sold Out To Dealers

If you’re on the fence about buying a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth hot hatch, we’ve got some bad news for you. Unless you can find a dealership with unsold inventory (and... read more June 5, 2012 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI (MkVII) spy shots

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI (MkVII) To Produce 260 Horsepower?

A brand new Volkswagen Golf is just around the corner, a car whose launch also heralds the arrival of a new high-performance GTI. While we’ve been spying prototypes for... read more June 5, 2012 by 


 
Ford Focus ST, launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

2013 Ford Focus ST Heading Out On Five-City Performance Academy Tour

If you're amped up about the upcoming 2013 Ford Focus ST, you're not alone--and you might just have a chance to drive one before putting in your order. Ford is planning a... read more May 30, 2012 by 


 
2011 Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept

Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept Previews The Next-Gen WRX?

When Subaru rolled out its Advanced Tourer Concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show last December, most immediately identified the vehicle as being a preview of the... read more May 18, 2012 by 


 
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