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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...
A lower stance, more aggressive fascia, and retuned exhaust system set the X6 M apart from the base model; just in case its 4.5-second sprint to 60 mph is not enough. The BMW X6 is a vehicular...
Splice together the swept roofline of a grand-touring coupe and the brawny physique of a four-door SUV, and— voilà — you have the BMW X6, a vehicular mongrel with purebred pedigree. A lower stance,...
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...
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...
With beefed-up power, brakes, and suspension, the Speed variant of Bentley’s Continental GT line is designed for those looking for a performance edge. Bentley continues to refine the Continental GT...
Engineered to improve drivability, the BMW 750i features a rear-wheel steering system to provide a shorter turning radius at low speeds and smoother high-velocity lane changes and last-minute...
Now that the antiquated Arnage-series sedan is now longer a part of Bentley’s models line, the 2011 Mulsanne will occupy the top position in the luxury automaker’s lineup. With an all-new 6.75-liter...
Bentley’s 600-horsepower GTC Speed should offer enough to hold over convertible fanatics with an affinity for more oomph. But Bentley continues to refine the Continental GT coupes and convertibles,...
The Azure T is the last of a dying Bentley breed. Derived from Bentley’s former flagship—the Arnage sedan—the more modern Azure looks much like the old one: It’s still a full-boat, luxury four-place...
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 Continental Supersports is the fastest, most powerful Bentley ever. Better yet, it’s the first Bentley built to incorporate an alternative fuel. The two-seat super coupe uses FlexFuel technology...
Bentley’s 600-horsepower GTC Speed should offer enough to hold over convertible fanatics with an affinity for more oomph. But Bentley continues to refine the Continental GT coupes and convertibles,...
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...

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