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  • 2019 BMW M850i

    BMW on Monday announced pricing and timing for the arrival of the 2019 BMW 8-Series in the U.S. The new line-topping luxury coupe will come as a single model called M850i xDrive when it arrives in dealers on December 8, and it will be priced at a rather healthy $112,895 to start. That jumble of letters and numbers in the model name has meaning in BMW-speak. The M means the car will have several parts and systems from the brand's high-performance M division, but it won't be a full-blown M model, which would be more powerful and offer even better handling. Among those M-engineered features are...

  • Patent drawing for Cadillac coupe
    Patent drawings hint at Cadillac Escala-inspired coupe

    We may have the first evidence that Cadillac is working on a coupe with styling inspired by the brand's Escala concept unveiled in 2016. Patent drawings discovered recently by Cadillac Society on the website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office depict a coupe with elements almost...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    Here are all the parts the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye borrowed from the Demon

    The 2018 Dodge Demon is dead. Long live the Demon. On Thursday, Dodge unveiled the revised 2019 Challenger lineup, and in it now resides what can only be described as the spawn of the Demon: the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. With 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque throbbing out...

  • 2019 McLaren Senna, Portugal Media Drive, June 2018
    2019 McLaren Senna first drive review: Ultimate street-legal performer

    In the age of YouTube, an exotic carmaker needs exciting overhead tracking video of its latest automotive thunderbolt to thrill online fans. McLaren Automotive ran into unexpected difficulty getting that shot. The McLaren Senna’s extravagant wings, spoilers, splitters, vents, and ducts so...

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500h
    2018 Lexus LC 500h first drive review: A glimpse into grand touring's future

    It’s clear that the path forward in the auto industry involves electrification. No market segment will be immune from it, though some will take longer to hop on the electrification train. Toyota is the current king of hybrids, with its Prius and Camry models. The Japanese automaker’s...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT3
    2018 Porsche 911 GT3 first drive review: Country roads and chicken livers

    There’s one place where you can get great fried chicken livers on a Sunday morning in Georgia, before church is out. It’s a low-ceiling kind of place, tacked on to a gas station, the hallmark of fine low-priced dining across the south. Over the first glorious spring weekend this year, I...

  • 2019 BMW M850i

    After 20 years, the BMW 8-Series is officially making its return. BMW showed the 2019 M850i xDrive luxury coupe on the sidelines of the 24 Hours of LeMans Friday where its sibling, the BMW M8 GTE race car, will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 8-Series moniker denotes that the car sits at the top of the model line, and it will be built in the same Dingolfing plant in Germany as the 7-Series sedan. At launch, which is set for this fall, the car will come in one model called M850i xDrive. Long, low, and wide, BMW says the 8-Series represents a new styling language signifies...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
    2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 thunders in with upgraded aero, tires, brakes

    The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is a special thing, with it's flat-crank 5.2-liter V-8 engine wringing out to 8,250 rpm. For 2019, it gets a host of improvements, Ford announced on Monday, ranging from performance to daily niceties. The most important updates for GT350 fans? The performance...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR
    2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR first drive review: continuous improvement rings true

    I awaken at the Dorint Hotel on a cool, dewy May morning. The surface of the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife rests just a few feet outside my window, and it, as well as the plentiful surrounding greenery, is shrouded in a pea soup fog. Mid-May shouldn’t be this cold. The temperature...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family
    2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class adds 362-horsepower E450 model

    Buyers of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have a couple of new options for the 2019 model year. On Tuesday, we detailed AMG's new E53 that replaces the E43, with the car's mild-hybrid powertrain bringing 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, versus the 396 hp and 384 lb-ft of the non-electrified...

  • 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS first drive
    2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS first drive review: fighting for attention

    Born into a prizewinning family, the 2018 Porsche 718 GTS may never be the champion of anything—not in the Porsche lineup at least. That doesn’t mean it’s not a winner. The 2018 Porsche 718 GTS adds 15 horsepower and 8 pounds-feet of torque above the Cayman S or Boxster S, cuts...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2
    2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Package Level 2 first drive: making it a real sports car

    The Ford Mustang was born a pony car, but it’s worked tirelessly for most of the last decade to move past its roots. To become a true sports car. The reintroduction of the Boss 302 in 2012 came close, but only in 2015 did Ford finally ditch the Mustang's solid rear axle for modern technology...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT, Austria 2018

    The day begins in a Sequin Blue 2019 Bentley Continental GT at the exclusive Kitzbuhel Country Club in the Tyrolean region of Austria. Set against verdant rolling hills and tooling through storybook villages, it would be easy to think one is lost in a fairy tale. This car’s cabin is outfitted with two-tone Portland (cream) and Imperial Blue leather upholstery with Liquid Amber wood over Piano Black veneer trim. It’s hand-crafted and beautiful, and the front seats coddle occupants with 20-way adjustments in pod-like alcoves akin to first-class airline seats on overseas flights...

  • Teaser for BMW 8-Series debuting at 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
    BMW prepares for Le Mans return and reveal of new 8-Series

    You've seen the prototypes and leaked shots, but in just a few weeks BMW will finally pull the covers off its new 8-Series. The debut will take place June 15 in Le Mans, where BMW the next day will compete in the French town's famous 24-hour race with the M8 GTE race car. The last time BMW competed...

  • BMW 8-Series leaked - Image via Instagram user Wilco Blok
    BMW 8-Series leaked...again

    A new photo showing an undisguised version of BMW's modern 8-Series has hit the web. It was posted to the Instagram account of Wilco Blok on Sunday and reveals the interior of the new BMW coupe. It joins some earlier photos posted to the Bimmerpost forum in January and revealing the exterior of the...

  • 2020 BMW 8-Series (M850i xDrive) prototype
    BMW confirms first specs for new 8-Series

    BMW has dropped the first details on its new 8-Series ahead of the car's debut in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 8-Series will mark BMW's return to the French classic, with a dedicated race version set to compete in the GTE class for production-based cars. The road-going 8-Series has now...

  • Polestar 1
    Polestar 1 flagship coupe priced from $155,000

    The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe has been priced from $155,000. Polestar made the announcement on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show where the Polestar 1 is being shown to a Chinese audience for the first time. The car will also be made in China at Polestar's plant under...

  • Polestar 1 undergoes cold-weather testing in northern Sweden
    Polestar 1's torque vectoring honed at the Arctic Circle

    Polestar's been conducting extensive tests of prototypes for its Polestar 1 since the high-performance luxury coupe was shown last fall. This has included long stints at one of the coldest places on the planet. Polestar engineers took prototypes north of the Arctic Circle during the winter, where...

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition

    Purists should be delighted with the 2019 BMW M2 Competition. The hotter version of the M2 will boast 405 horsepower from its twin-turbo inline-6, as well as 406 pound-feet of torque, increases of 40 and 63, respectively. That's enough to launch the car from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) or 4.2 seconds with the 6-speed manual, BMW says. Both figures are a tenth of a second quicker than the 2018 M2. With the M Driver's package, the top speed increases to 174 mph, 6 mph faster than the 2018 model. With its introduction, the M2 Competition becomes the...

  • 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
    Next Alfa Romeo likely to be a Giulia coupe, may feature hybrid Quadrifoglio model

    Alfa Romeo’s relaunch in the United States may have had a shaky start but the brand is very much committed to our market and has a number of new models in the works. The relaunch started with the arrival of the 4C sports car earlier this decade and continued with the Giulia sedan and Stelvio...

  • 2020 BMW M8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M8 spy shots and video

    There’s a new 8-Series coming, and this time around BMW M will launch its own high-performance version of the car: the M8. BMW first rolled out a prototype for the M8 during the 2017 M Festival held at the Nürburgring. The automaker has also rolled out an M8 Gran Coupe concept and M8...

  • Genesis Essentia, 2018 New York auto show
    Genesis Essentia video preview

    Concept cars this year are either fast, green, or coming soon. The Genesis Essentia Concept you see here is fast, and it’s green. Coming soon? We’re not so sure. Let’s get this out of the way right now. It’s highly unlikely that we’ll see this coupe on the streets...

  • Genesis Essentia Concept, 2018 New York auto show
    Genesis Essentia Concept: Here’s your luxury Rorschach test

    Pick two for your concept car this year: Fast, green, or coming soon. The Genesis Essentia Concept that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show opted for fast and green, a future look at a distant electric two-door coupe from the nascent luxury automaker. The Essentia’s look takes...

  • Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection
    Rolls-Royce adds shooting stars to starlight headliner

    Do you like luxury? Have you ever experienced true luxury? If you think have, it's likely that you actually have no idea what the wealthy of the world are experiencing in their daily lives. Sure, the seats in your Infiniti massage your backside. Your Range Rover has a cabin born from the souls of...

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