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Celebrating 30 Years Of The M3: Four Special Editions From BMW

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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG has built many iconic cars over the course of a century of production. Among those, the BMW 3-series has often been cited as the single line-up that truly made BMW an international success, not just another boutique luxury manufacturer. Today, the 3-series accounts for more than thirty percent of BMWs worldwide sales. As with many BMW offerings, a true sport edition was designed and, viola, the M3 was debuted for the 1986 model year. To celebrate 30 years of the M3, BMW has released four special edition models; two M3s, an i8, and an M6. Let's have a look at the first M3, then each of the special edition models. Continue reading “Celebrating 30 Years Of The M3: Four Special Editions From BMW” »

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A Quick Look At The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin-Engine AWD Plug-In Hybrid

image-4Volvo has a stellar reputation for the safety and long-term reliability of its vehicles. The automaker's history is full of success after success. One such success is the XC90 crossover; but, as we all know, success in one area does not guarantee success in another. One potential case in point may be Volvo's attempt to convert a three-row crossover into a plug-in hybrid. It should be simple, right? All Volvo has to do is remove the driveshaft and differential from a XC90 T6, opting for an electric motor and batteries in their place. What could be easier? Continue reading “A Quick Look At The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin-Engine AWD Plug-In Hybrid” »

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How The Luxury Crossovers Rank

Volvo XC70 - model year 2016, exterior

Volvo XC70 - model year 2016, exterior

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A Quick Look At The 2017 Ford Fusion

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Affordable Swank: Entry Level Luxury Saloons Ranked

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Entry-level...puts you in mind of a beginner, a novice, something that needs to be graduated from. None of those metaphors apply to entry level luxury saloons. Despite being marketed to reach the largest possible audience, these cars are guaranteed to offer the amenities and prestige that buyers are looking for, sans the budget-breaking price of a more premium offering. Continue reading “Affordable Swank: Entry Level Luxury Saloons Ranked” »

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In-Depth Look At The Tesla Model 3 Prototype

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Old-School Trucks For Off-Road Adventures

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Some of the toughest off-road vehicles ever built are more than 30 years old. These old-school monsters were built for roaming the backcountry for months at a time. Many have conquered safaris with ease, chased down wild game for zoos, and attacked many a campsite with verve. They feature prominently in our escapist fantasies as we leave our work-a-day lives behind, even if it is just for a little while. Continue reading “Old-School Trucks For Off-Road Adventures” »

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A Quick Look At The 2017 Honda Ridgeline

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SUVs That Time Forgot

74DE293A-44CC-45FD-B61B-5DA54C014AEAThe SUV seems ubiquitous today. Every where you turn there is either an SUV or a minivan(MPV if you prefer). You can find a plethora of Fords, BMWs, Mercedes-Benz, and sundry other automakers, taking up row after row of spaces in any given parking structure. The brands we take for granted today are just the Darwinian version of the SUV. The strongest, most brand fit models have managed to survive the last two decades of constant change and upheaval within the public preference spectrum. What about those dinosaurs that time has forgotten or models that were to weak to survive? Why has one model managed to survive for decades while others have failed within three years? Continue reading “SUVs That Time Forgot” »

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A Quick Look At The 2016 BMW M4 GTS

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The 2016 BMW M4 GTS has a tonne of talking points to keep a writer abuzz article after article. About the third one in, most readers would be eyesore and sick of the topic, so we have to condense everything down to a single post and hit the highest of the highlights. So, what is that highlight? Water. Yes, two simple hydrogen molecules attached to a singe oxygen atom could quite well be the highlight of the M4 GTS.  Continue reading “A Quick Look At The 2016 BMW M4 GTS” »

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