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The BMW X6 M might just be the most misunderstood vehicle on the road today. Judges at last year’s Robb Report Car of the Year event placed the high-performance sports-activity coupe (as BMW refers...
Audi won this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans after a mid-June day and night of pounding, flat-out racing—the kind where vision blurs at 220 mph, g forces multiply a driver’s body weight by a factor of...
With new-model offerings in the four-door coupe segment from nearly every luxury automaker this year, this relatively new automotive market share appears to be bursting at the seams. Now Audi has...
Those familiar with the Porsche brand know that the letters “RS” are strictly reserved for the most extreme iteration of a specific model line. The Porsche GT3 RS, for instance, is just shy of...
You may not have noticed, but the CLK model no longer exists in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup of cars. The luxury automaker was rather sly about rolling out the all-new E350 ($56,850) and E550 cabriolet ($...
Older fans of the roundel know that BMW’s rise from the rubble of World War II to its current status as a world-class luxury-performance brand is the most remarkable success story among all the...
Just as you should never judge a book by its cover, you should never judge a car solely on its styling. Although BMW calls this a Sports Activity Coupe, most drivers will likely have their own idea...
It can hardly be said that the Audi R8 5.2 is an automotive underachiever: Iron Man’s ride of choice is Hollywood gorgeous and, with 10 cylinders and 525 horsepower, fearsomely fast. Sixty miles per...
From a design standpoint, convertible versions of popular coupes are often just that: the identical car but with a retractable roof. The same cannot be said of the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder V10 . Available...
When it debuted 30 years ago, BMW’s GS motorcycle helped spawn a new category of all-terrain travel and adventure bikes. To celebrate three decades of its go-anywhere, do-anything machine, BMW...
Fifty-six years ago, American Porsche distributor Max Hoffman convinced Ferry Porsche to make a bare-bones convertible for the U.S. market. The resulting automobile, the iconic Speedster, proved that...
When Mercedes-Benz decided that it was time for the S-Class to receive a nip-tuck-style face-lift for 2010, it also chose to offer a model that would appeal to a more discriminating driver: one that...
Unlike the Frankfurt and Paris motor shows, where the emphasis is on forthcoming production vehicles, Geneva’s Salon International de l’Auto is known primarily as the designer’s showcase, featuring a...
Porsche 911 purists scoffed at the Cayenne when initial production began in 2002, but the five-passenger SUV quickly became the German automaker’s best-selling model. Now Porsche is hoping for a...
The standard Boxster is much more than a rich man’s Miata: It’s a pure- blooded Porsche. But weight is the enemy of performance. It’s something that Porsche, with some 28,000-racetrack triumphs under...
Fit for the track or the daily commute, the base Cayman is a well-balanced, mid-engine sports coupe. Considered by many automotive enthusiasts to be the true “driver’s Porsche,” the Cayman’s harder-...
Considered by many automotive enthusiast to be the true "driver's Porsche," the Cayman's harder-edged demeanor and mid-engine layout commands respect. Compared to the base 911, the top-tier Cayman S...
With its upgraded power output, the Cayenne S is fit to handle any terrain full speed ahead. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in Turbo guise...
The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in Turbo guise, it is every bit as fast. Porsche’s ultimate assault on the off-road arena is the impressive...
The Porsche 911 Turbo has nothing to prove in the world of ultimate performance cars. Its introduction to the U.S. market in 1976—known then as the Porsche 930—made a splash with the “whale tail”...
Weight is the enemy of performance. It’s something that Porsche, with some 28,000 racetrack triumphs under its belt, knows better than most. To that end, meet the 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder, the...
The Porsche 911’s longtime popularity and evolutionary styling changes help preserve its value but can make it seem ubiquitous. The carmaker’s solution is to let buyers tailor the 911 to their...
The limited-production Cayenne GTS PD Edition 3 is to Porsche’s SUV family what the GT3 is to the 911. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in...
A turbocharged engine provides the Cayenne Turbo with enough power to rival some sports cars. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in Turbo...
Equal parts sport and utility; the Cayenne Turbo S is the ultimate expression of a Porsche SUV. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in Turbo...
The Porsche GT3 is of the few 911 models that you can drive from your home directly onto the track and honestly feel like it belongs at both venues. The other 911 like this is the track-ready (yet...
The Porsche GT3 is of the few 911 models that you can drive from your home directly onto the track and honestly feel like it belongs at both venues. The other 911 like this is the track-ready (yet...
In order to keep up with its GL-Class brethren, not to mention high-powered versions of the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5, the M-Class now offers AMG’s brawny 503-hp, 6.2-liter V-8. For those less...
Last year, Mercedes added the S63 AMG to the range, which complements the other AMG model: the Bentley-battling S65. Whereas the S65—which boasts 604 hp and 738 ft-lbs of torque—is adept at consuming...
Mercedes-Benz’s strong V-12 engine feels like it was designed specifically for the S600. But Mercedes added the S63 AMG to the range to complement the other AMG model: the Bentley-battling S65...

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