Month: August 2018

With the Jaguar I-Pace crossover hitting dealerships this fall, BMW is hard at work on its own electric SUV, as these new spy shots show. Our spies in Germany have caught the upcoming BMW iX3 conducting tests on public roads, and based on this prototype, it doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait long to
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BMW revealed the 8 Series coupe body style earlier this summer, and now it’s beginning to tease its next variant of the flagship two-door: the 8 Series convertible. While hot weather testing in Las Vegas and Death Valley, BMW snapped its own spy shots of a camouflaged 8 Series drop-top. Like many other automakers, BMW
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Take a look at BMW’s Z series, which stretches all the way back to 1989 with the Z1, and you’ll see a few common design themes across the entire lineup. But you’ll see a more obvious design lineage when you look at just the Z3 and last two Z4s. The 2019 BMW Z4 diverges slightly
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Hennessey revealed its newest supercar, the Venom F5, at the 2017 SEMA Show, but at the time it was very light on technical details, saying only that the car would get an “all-American” twin-turbo V-8 making more than 1,600 hp. But ahead of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the sports car builder dropped more deets
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Sometimes an interview unwittingly becomes an unearthing of one’s childhood dreams. “We never even talked about cars,” Robinson says. “Cars didn’t mean anything particularly important to us. But I was totally into cars as a kid and into junior high school, obsessed with cars and designing and drawing pictures of cars. When I was thinking
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This is a tricky driving impression to write. That’s because considerable engineering might has been expended to make the feature we’re here to focus on as unnoticeable as possible. That feature is a 48-volt mild-hybrid system sold by the name eTorque. It’s a pretty unsexy fuel saver that may prove to be a tough sell
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The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali is now arriving at dealerships, ushering in the next generation of Sierra 1500 trucks. The Sierra 1500 has grown in almost every dimension for the 2019 model year. It has a longer wheelbase, and a longer body in crew cab form. To differentiate itself from the Silverado, it receives a
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It used to be that sport-utility vehicles were for workmanlike pursuits—a nicer version of a pickup, something to carry your horse tack or fishing tackle, something for the rancher to drive when helping out the hired hands on the Ponderosa. The emphasis was on enclosed utility. But it was still essentially a truck. And although
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Hyundai has updated the Elantra sedan, and the new look is going to take some getting used to. Gone are the soft lines of the previous model, replaced by a pointy new grille and aggressive, triangular headlights. The automaker also reworked the Elantra’s hood, giving it sharper creases for a more athletic appearance. New 15-,
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Copy/pasting the Volkswagen Beetle/Bus game plan, GM expanded its better-known Corvair coupe/sedan into a range of vehicles by adding the Greenbrier passenger van in ’61 and the 95 Loadside/Rampside pickup and Corvan panel van in ’63. The Loadside was your standard-issue pickup with a tailgate (with the exception of a two-tier bed necessitated by the
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Ford has announced that it will sell the Ranger Raptor in Europe in 2019. The Blue Oval used the Gamescom video game show to announce the truck’s availability next year. In addition, the pickup will make its video game debut in Forza Horizon 4. Like its Asian market counterpart, the Ford Ranger Raptor uses a a twin-turbocharged
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The Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster have been praised for the balance they offer with the new turbo-four, but purists and enthusiasts complain that the four-bangers just don’t sound good. For those sound-obsessed buyers, Porsche will have the Cayman GT4, a hardcore track-oriented model packing six-cylinder power derived from the 911 GT3. That car has been spied testing once
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