Automobiles

Whether it’s your family, your speedboat, or both, the diesel-powered X5 is the perfect transport vehicle. The midsize luxury SUV that put the “sport” into the SUV equation is now kicking it up a...
For those who aren’t interested in whiplash-inducing performance from a convertible, open-top motoring does not get much better than at the wheel of a BMW 650i Convertible. (Drivers looking for a...
The BMW X5 M is a very special car. It reaches 60 mph as fast as the much smaller M3, but it also has room your family and their luggage for a weeklong road trip. The midsize luxury SUV that put the...
The BMW 6 Series is the type of car that takes command of the road. With a detuned version of the 4.8-liter V-8 engine found in the X5, the 650i is certainly as large and in charge as a similarly...
Automotive luxury and environmental consciousness are no longer mutually exclusive. Witness the sexy new Fisker Karma, a gasoline-electric hybrid sedan. Conceived as part of a top-secret program for...
The BMW M6 Convertible may be getting a little long in tooth, but the V10 engine still offers enough oomph for serious wind-in-the-hair acceleration and a thoroughly enjoyable exhaust note. When the...
Featuring an ultrahigh-revving engine, an aluminum chassis, twin-wishbone suspension, triple-tip exhaust, and Pininfarina design, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a fitting replacement for the outgoing mid-...
The Bugatti Veyron is a multimillion-dollar monument to modern motorcar technology. More than five years went into its development and four turbochargers sit atop its 16-cylinder engine to produce 1,...
Like its original incarnation, the GT 250 California of the late 1950s—a convertible that was better than most of its contemporaries—the new Ferrari California is a front-engine vehicle designed as a...
Six years have passed since Ferrari unveiled its 612 Scaglietti, yet the big four-seater remains fearsomely fast. This year, those restless artisans from Maranello have revised the 612 in a host of...
Ferrari was born and bred from Formula One. The new Handling GT Evolution (or HGTE) package for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano further exemplifies the company’s quest for performance-minded perfection...
When Gone in Sixty Seconds —a splashy remake of a low-budget 1974 gear-grinder flick of the same name—premiered in 2000, the film reanimated one of Hollywood’s great movie cars: an overachieving Ford...
Order the Dodge Viper SRT10 as a convertible and some of its machismo (and rigidity) is lost with the top, but it is a great car for cruising the coastline. After 18 years and more than 25,000 cars...
After 18 years and more than 25,000 cars on the road, the Dodge Viper will officially be extinct at the end of June. 2010 will be the final model year for this ultra-potent muscle car, but it is not...
The tried-and-true V-8 option for the Audi A6 is a smooth (but still chic) alternative to the more aggressive S6. Audi and Lamborghini are two distinct branches of the Volkswagen family tree, but...
Audi’s new supercharged 3-liter engine is the perfect marriage of performance and piety for the A6 model line. But from the outside, revisions to the Audi A6 appear to be relatively minor: The...
When the M6 reappeared on the U.S. market in early 2006, nearly 15 years had passed since BMW previously offered a two-door sibling to the M5 sport sedan. A year later, in 2007, came the first-ever...
Although it looks almost identical to the base model, the BMW Z4 sDrive35is is designed and engineered for a more serious driver. The all-new Z4 is BMW’s first foray into the realm of hardtop...
The BMW 550i will be one of the first new 5 Series model variants built for the 2011 redesign. But if you want the best that BMW has to offer in this segment you should wait for the forthcoming 2011...
The BMW M5 never seems to run out of breath. But now that images of the 2011 5 Series have surfaced and BMW's Motorsport division currently works with a turbocharged V-8 engine, the almighty V-10...
With its front-mounted 4-liter V-8 engine, the BMW M3 nearly matches the V-8-powered Audi R8’s power ratings—for half the cost. Producing 414 hp and 295 ft-lbs of torque, the latest coupe from BMW...
The all-new Z4 is BMW’s first foray into the realm of hardtop roadsters. And while the retractable roof is now made of solid aluminum instead of layers of fabric, the coupe-like convertible’s biggest...
BMW would like you to forget what you think you know about the term Gran Turismo. A low-slung, sporty car—likely tailored in Italy—with room for two plus luggage does not come close to defining the...
Using the same turbocharged six-cylinder engine found in the smaller 3 Series, the BMW 535i saves on fuel but still offers solid performance and drivability. But if you want the best that BMW has to...
The long-wheelbase version of BMW’s new 7 Series is designed for those who prefer to be chauffeured, but those looking for the biggest and best BMW 7 Series should turn to the 760Li. Just as you...
Although it has a slightly longer wheelbase than its coupe and convertible counterparts, the BMW M3 sedan is not any less enjoyable to drive—plus, three of your friends can enjoy the experience...
There is a reason why the BMW 760Li evades the eye of most luxury sedan buyers: The German automaker designed it that way. But do not let 760Li’s conservative styling mislead you. Just as you should...
As the first performance-built BMW to feature a retractable hardtop, the new M3 convertible offers the best of two worlds—blistering performance and the pleasure of wind-in-your-hair acceleration...
When it debuted three years ago, the Bentley Continental GTC was good enough to win Robb Report ’s 2007 Car of the Year event—enough said, right? But Bentley continues to refine the Continental GT...
The long-wheelbase version of BMW’s new 7 Series is designed for those who prefer to be chauffeured, but those looking for the biggest and best BMW 7 Series should turn to the 760Li. Just as you...

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