Automobiles

The V-8 engine has always been a good fit for BMW’s larger cars and the X6 is certainly no exception. Splice together the swept roofline of a grand-touring coupe and the brawny physique of a four-...
The midsize luxury SUV that put the “sport” into the SUV equation, is now kicking it up a notch. The big news for the BMW X5 is the addition of a single letter: M. With that small designation, comes...
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...
With 505 horsepower, the Corvette Z06 is certainly nothing to snub, but if you’re looking for the best performance Corvette then the buck stops at the ZR1. [Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors...
The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful Corvette ever. The ZR1’s 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine, dubbed the LS9, produces 604 ft-lbs of torque, which moves the 3,324-pound car to...
Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors’ Motorama, Chevrolet’s Corvette has prevailed as America’s sports car and endured as one of the world’s great performance bargains. The scintillating, all-...
The Cadillac CTS-V is the fastest V-8 production sedan in the world. With 556 hp and 551 ft-lbs of torque, the rear-wheel-drive four door can reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 191...
For 2010, GM released the Corvette Grand Sport model to prove that it can build a better performance car, while simultaneously integrating fuel efficiency. Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors...
Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors’ Motorama, Chevrolet’s Corvette has prevailed as America’s sports car and endured as one of the world’s great performance bargains. The scintillating, all-...
Without a doubt, the standard Corvette convertible is the best bang-for-the-buck top-down performance car on the planet. Since its debut at the 1953 General Motors Motorama, Chevrolet’s Corvette has...
Because of its appetite for fuel and its relatively ample form, the Cadillac Escalade became a finely appointed moving target for those concerned about the environmental and political costs of...
The BMW M3 finally has a competitor to worry about, as the CTS-V just put the performance-coupe world on notice; expect deliveries to begin by the end of 2010. Its four-door sibling, the original...
As a full hybrid, the ActiveHybrid X6 is able to drive solely on battery power up to 30 mph. Although BMW calls this a Sports Activity Coupe, most drivers will likely have their own idea about what...
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...

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