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2020 Toyota Camry arrives in Europe - What are its chances against the Skoda Superb?

The Toyota Camry is available in Europe for the first time in decades, sold as a luxury sedan that undercuts the usual luxury sedan suspects on price. The model is a firm favorite not only in America, but also in Russia, yet it has not been available for European buyers who where offered the Avensis sedan instead. Now that the Avensis was phased out in mid-2018, there is space in Toyotas Euro range for a large-ish sedan and the global... [read more]

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Photoshoot Road Trip: The McCullough Roadster

The Photoshoot Road Trip: Part 2 After shooting the FnA Roadster from Part 1, I stayed the night on a truly picturesque lake at Ray Roberts State Park.... continue reading

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Heres Everything We Know About the New Ford Bronco

I read a lot of Bronco stuff in my research for this article and let me tell you right away that we are in for the ride of our lives. Ford has some balls and, if we are lucky, it will probably give us just what we wanted - a retro looking 2020 Ford Bronco with live axles, three doors, a cool no-roof mechanism, a modern engine, and a freaking spare tire slapped at the back. A gazillion rumors have... [read more]

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Is This the Best Tesla Pickup Rendering That Weve Seen So Far?

To be honest, this is my favorite segment right now - the electric pickup truck segment - and it's the Rivian/Tesla war that has gotten me so intrigued. We saw Rivian come out with both camper and specialized kitchen concepts for its R1T truck recently. While we have seen Rivian truck in reality, the Tesla pickup truck is still - as Mark Hanna would say - Fugazi. Tesla has kept it a secret and has been fairly successful doing it... [read more]

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What Do We Know About The Nissan 400Z?

We will get a new Nissan Z-car. The new Nissan Z car is due for a reveal in the coming years, and some suggest we may even see it at the next Tokyo Motor Show or at NAIAS in 2019. Mind you, this information is yet to be confirmed, but we already know that Nissan is working on a replacement for the 370Z. I am telling you again - the new Nissan Z car will come. For me, this is... [read more]

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Ford Puma ST

The new Ford Puma will, most likely, come in several different guises. The one we are most interested in is an alleged performance ST version that, lately, hooned its ST skills over the hard tarmac and bends of the Nurburgring race track in Germany. Spy shots that come from Europe clearly showcased the small Ford SUV tackling the 'Ring with large exhausts and rather large wheels and tires. That is basically the only differentiating factor between this Nurburgring-caught Ford Puma... [read more]

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Smoke Those Tires If Ya Got Um

A guy wants to smoke his tires and is looking for advice on how to do it. There's a new diesel on the road. We tell you more. Wherever you listen to the show please SUBSCRIBE and rate and review the show. It would mean a lot to us. Thanks! Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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A Second Dyno Test of the 2020 Toyota Supra Sets the Record Straight... or Does It?

Ever since Car and Driver strapped the Toyota Supra to a dyno late last month, theres been a lot of hand-wringing on how much power actually comes out of the sports cars 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine. C&D discovered that the Supras engine might actually produce more power than Toyota advertised. A few weeks later, Motor Trend did the same thing and arrived at the same theory. As advertised, Toyota says that the Supras turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine can produce 335... [read more]

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Thats a Wrap! Super Ultra Mega Power Tour Photo Gallery from Day 7

Power Tour 2019 is over. For a week, thousands of cars from across the country assembled and took part in a parade that spanned 7 cities, 5 racetracks, and countless small towns on the backroads of America. This giant cruise is celebration of the automobile, the technology surrounding it, and the car enthusiast community and is unlike anything else in the world. For the past seven days, the tour was the biggest event of the year in these small towns... [read more]

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The 2020 Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Debuts July 18th But You Can See It In This Video First

This is the season of reincarnations. From monikers being retrieved, to the cars themselves, this period couldn't have gotten any better. We saw the rousing welcome that Jeep Gladiator got, and if there was any other car that anticipated more than that, it was the mid-engined Corvette. Enthusiasts all across the globe have been waiting for the mid-engined Corvette to hit the production line, but Chevrolet made us wait for almost five decades before caving in. The automaker has announced... [read more]

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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Debuts on July 18 and Were Going to Be There Heres What We Expect Its going to be an amazing show!

The mid-engined, 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is probably the most anticipated debut of the decade, and its been nearly seven decades in the making with the first mid-engine concept being the 1964 CERV II. It was followed by the XP-880 of 1968, the XP-882 of 1970, and the XP-895 and XP-897GT of 1972 and 1973, respectively. There was also the 1973 Four-Rotor, the 76 Aerovette, the 86 Corvette Indy, and finally the 1990 CERV III. They all featured radically different... [read more]

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2019 Volkswagen Golf: Why Id Buy It Kelly Pleskot

What car should I buy? It's a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would online editor Kelly Pleskot drive? Keep reading for the answer, and see other editors' picks here . The Volkswagen Golf isnt on most peoples radar when shopping for a small car. When it won our 2015 Car of the Year award , I remember getting some puzzled looks. Does anyone actually buy this car? people would ask me about the seemingly obscure choice. It... [read more]

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The Alpine A110S Has Been Announced And Well Probably See it at Le Mans

After months of speculation, Alpine has finally pulled the covers off of the A110S, the new range-topping model in the French automakers budding performance lineup. The A110S takes its place above the standard A110 with more power on tap in addition to a specific chassis setup and improved power-to-weight ratio. Its largely still the same beautiful coup that burst into the scene in 2017, but the A110S also benefits from a few cosmetic upgrades in the exterior and interior department... [read more]

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MotorTrend Fathers Day Super Gift Deal of the Year!

Be First with Your Dad on Fathers Day! Be the best kid a dad ever had and give your pop MotorTrend OnDemand for Fathers Day but hurry the offer ends on June 19 at 5PM PST. Why let your dad get near a dangerous lawnmower or barbeque grill when he can spend Fathers Day and many more days binge-watching his favorite gearhead shows. Save big bucks now with this discounted offer by choosing a monthly or yearly subscription to MotorTrend... [read more]

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Is More Truck for Less Money

Chevrolet has announced pricing for the 2020 Silverado HD, and despite offering greater capability and technology than the model it replaces, the heavy-duty pickup comes at a lower starting price. Before we get into the numbers, lets have a quick overview of the Silverado HD range . The heavy-duty truck is offered in strong 2500 or stronger 3500 guise, the latter of which is available as a dually. Trims, from entry-level to high-end, are Work Truck, Custom (exclusive to 2500... [read more]

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Lamborghini Says It Can Produce the Sterrato Concept At a Profit

What strange times we're living in. Lamborghini officially acknowledged that the company could produce a freaking Sterrato Concept (an off-road Huracan), and make money on it, while, for example, Toyota struggles to make the Camry profitable. Lamborghini chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani acknowledged that "even though the budget is quite tightit always is at Lamborghinithe provisional business case suggests that we can build this car at a profit." But are we going to see it?

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Refreshing or Revolting: 2020 Kia Telluride vs. Toyota Highlander

Kia finally entered the three-row SUV market when it introduced the Telluride this spring. One of its most formidable competitors will be the upcoming 2020 Toyota Highlander , which sheds its staid image thanks to a recent makeover. Does the Tellurides quirky design compete with the newly elegant Highlander? Lets examine the design differences between the two models before you make up your mind. If you see the Telluride on the street, youll probably be able to tell its built... [read more]

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Best Fathers Day Gifts for Your Car-Loving Dad

My first memory behind the wheel is of steering my fathers 1998 Ford Taurus down our little dead end street and turning into our driveway. Notice I said steering , not driving. I was sitting on his lap. Many of us wouldnt be anywhere near as enthusiastic about the automotive world without the presence of our car guy dads, so this Fathers Day, grab your rad dad some sweet car-related gifts hell never forget. And if youre more of a... [read more]

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Aston Martin DBX to be built at St Athan

Aston Martin may be late to the SUV party but the British automaker is doing everything it can to ensure that the DBX will be a success right out of the box. It's even opening a brand-new facility that will, at first, focus only on making the DBX before also assembling all of the Lagonda models. The new factory located in Saint Athan, Wales, will eventually employ up to 750 people, most from around the Vale of Glamorgan area. While... [read more]

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Mazi Metals Excellent Econoline

Yama Azim has always wanted an old car. Last month, he finally got one. Not just any car, but a 60s Ford Econoline. Ive known Yama for about... continue reading

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Hot Wheels ID Is the Classic Toy Reimagined for a Connected Age

I cant remember how I got it, but I can vividly recall my very first Hot Wheels. It was a red double-headed dragon on four chrome wheels. I remember how the contrast of smooth plastic and cold metal felt in my hands, and being certain it could roll forever if only my kitchen floor were bigger. That was over 30 years ago, and since then Hot Wheels has expanded to include many more designs and features, but the way you... [read more]

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale vs McLaren Speedtail

Back in 2013, we had an interesting hybrid supercar war going on between Ferrari and McLaren. Both companies launched their first hybrids at the Geneva Motor Show, and both supercars were incredibly powerful and fast. Enthusiasts and journalists were comparing them all over the place, and head-on drag race videos were getting billions of views. Everyone wanted to know which supercar was quicker. Six years later and McLaren has a new hybrid to brag about. It's called the Speedtail, and... [read more]

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Hail to the Long Haulers Hail to the Long Haulers! Rain Falls on Day 6 of Hot Rod Power Tour 2019

Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Driven by Continental Tire It has been a nearly a weather-free Hot Rod Power Tour, however, Mother Nature had other plans on day six as the parade entered Fort Wayne, Indiana. Upon arrival the rain and breeze began to kick up with cars still pulling in to get good parking. A gentle breeze became wind and sprinkles became rain and people hunkered down in the either their cars or the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum... [read more]

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HOT ROD Power Tour Day 3: 200+ Photos from the Road to Bristol

Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Driven by Continental Tire The second leg of HOT ROD Power Tour is officially in the books, and we captured some great images of a lot of the cars along the way. Its a difficult task to get a picture of every single car with thousands of vehicles running the route we planned for them, but were giving it our best shot (pun intended). We left Martinsville early Monday morning and headed east towards Bristol... [read more]

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While Other Automakers Focus on Transitioning to EVs, Lexus Invites Aliens to Test Drive the RC F

Lexus was one of the most prominent names in hybrid technology. But for some reason, the premium Japanese automaker could not carry over that momentum into the electric transformation. Does that mean you stay out of the limelight just because the world is talking about EVs? Well, Lexus says no. The automaker has not just been thinking out of the box; it is thinking out of this world. The carmaker is featuring a transforming spacecraft that can fight the aliens... [read more]

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Heres Every Tesla Weve Tested So Far

We can largely thank Tesla for making electric vehicles exciting. From the original Roadster to the more practical and mass-market Model 3, Tesla hasnt missed a beat in creating vehicles that are quick, nimble, and technologically advanced. While other automakers will be flooding the market with high-performance EVs in the coming years, well always appreciate Tesla for beginning the charge. And though there's no shortage of turmoil at the company these days, Tesla remains committed to high performance, promising a... [read more]

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2019 Honda Accord Hybrid: Why Id Buy It Zach Gale

What car should I buy? It's a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would senior production editor Zach Gale drive? Keep reading for the answer, and see other editors' picks here . When I turn the knob, I giggle. It's stupid, I know, but turn a 2019 Honda Accord 's temperature dial, and watch as the accent lighting turns blue or red, depending on whether you made the air hotter or colder. Cool, right? If I were in... [read more]

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Tested: Is the Genesis G70 Still a Driver's Car With the 2.0T Engine?

Heres a story youve heard before: creates sports sedan to take on the BMW 3 Series . Its a tale as old as the 3 Series itself, with new chapters added every few years as ambitious brands take their turn at rivaling the German standard-setter. With the Genesis G70 , 2019 marked the shortest time from brand establishment to Car of the Year win. The Genesis G70 win is especially impressive considering its the three-year-old brands first effort in the... [read more]

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2020 Mercedes GLB-Class: 5 Things You Should Know About the New Luxury Crossover

At Mercedes-Benz s press drive of its new 2020 GLS-Class (stay tuned for the review), the German brand used the opportunity to show U.S. journalists its newest crossoverthe 2020 GLB-Class. With a boxier design, space for up to seven passengers, and the latest technology, the GLB will slot between the GLA and the GLC crossovers. We already covered a lot of ground in our 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class First Look , but here are a few things we found out after... [read more]

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2020 Bentley Flying Spur Quirks and Facts

Celebrating the 100th anniversary since its inception, Bentley Motors Limited unveiled the new generation of the luxury executive saloon, the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur. Based around the same platform as the latest Porsche Panamera, the new Flying Spur takes the Volkswagen-developed tech to 11 and offers the most advanced, fastest, and the most opulent sedan of our time. Valuing Bentley's historical values, the new Flying Spur comes with a wealth of quirks and features, a fantastic W-12 engine, and a... [read more]

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Ford is Finally Going to Do the Ford F-150 Raptor Right

I had tears in my eyes and my heart melted when I first read about it. I even did a celebratory dance! Okay, that's a little too much melodrama, but this is big news. It seems like Ford has finally decided to take the plunge and do the right thing. We don't have engine specifics for now, but the Blue Oval is reportedly working on a V-8 engine for the F-150 Raptor! Currently, the V-6 employed for the duties has... [read more]

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Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition10

As if special isnt special enough, the 125-unit Koenigsegg Jesko is giving birth to a one-off edition called the Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10. Priced at over $3 million, the Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 is what happens when you double down on the excess because, well, you can. The one-off hypercar isnt a direct Koenigsegg special edition; its not like, say, the Koenigsegg Agera RS Naraya, Agera R BLT, or the CCXR Platinuss E100. The Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red... [read more]

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WATCH 24 Hours of Le Mans Flag-to-Flag Coverage HERE!

There's nothing quite like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and now you can get live flag-to-flag coverage with MotorTrend! Starting at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT on Saturday June 15, catch the 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans on the MotorTrend app, on MotorTrend TV, and right here . And if you're interested in catching coverage of live practice and qualifying sessions, we've got that, too . So what are you waiting for? Check out our coverage... [read more]

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1938 Chevrolet

I have wanted a 1938 for over 25 years, Finally I have one . I brought it in Korunbarra, Melbourne and drove it home to brisbane over 3 days. It went like a dream. I flew down to Melbourne , picked up by the seller and driven back to his place 2 hours east of Melbourne. I looked over the car, brought it and started driving home, I left about 12:30 am stopped for the night 6pm.- 312 klms Next... [read more]

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15 Awesome Turo Cars for New College Graduates

Congratulations, college graduates! Receiving your diploma represents the culmination of a lifetime of work. Soon, youll realize you have another lifetime of work ahead and must learn to navigate the real-world challenges your professors never taught you about. But theres a fleeting period in between thats worthy of celebrationwhat better way to spend it than with an exciting drive? Turo is a car-sharing marketplace where you can book other peoples cars. Focused less on basic transportation and more on enthusiast... [read more]

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Classic Mustangs! See Vintage Pony Cars From the 55 Years of Mustang Show

Typically, most car shows are dominated by late-model cars, and thats also true of Mustang events. The 55 Years of Mustang show at Charlotte Motor Speedway, however, was packed with the early model Mustangs that Mustang Monthly fans are fond of, and we tried to capture every single one of them here, so check out the gallery below. And if you attended the event, you should be able to find your car! This article was originally featured on Mustang Monthly... [read more]

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Mid-Engine Corvette: Patent Hints at Potential Active Aero Bits

The countdown is underwayGM will debut the 2020 Corvette Corvette on July 18. Among the very few concrete details we have, it will bear a new logo and sport a mid-engine layout. Countless pieces of the puzzle remain up in the air, such as whether or not it will receive turbochargers and dual overhead cams. Adding more questions to the list, GM recently received a patent for an active aero system that we think could make its way to the... [read more]

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2020 Ford Explorer ST does well in first video review

The 2020 Ford Explorer ST is the fastest and most powerful ST-branded Ford ever... and its an SUV. But is it a better SUV than the one it replaced, especially now since it has been pushed upmarket along with its price point and it may face rivals that bear a premium badge? Well, this is the very first video out on the hottest version of the new Explorer ST (or any version of it for that matter) and it suggests... [read more]

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Latest News From the Street Rod Hobby

TCI Engineering Turns 45 With a Big Prize In 1974, Ed Moss turned his passion into a thriving, classic car restoration business. Total Cost Involved Engineering started with a first-of-its-kind Ford Model A chassis. Now TCI Engineering manufactures chassis and suspension products for street rods, hot rods, trucks, and muscle cars from its 32,000-square-foot facility in Ontario, California. The company has earned numerous design and performance honors over the years, including the Manufacturer of the Year Award from SEMA-SRMA. TCI... [read more]

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Think 416 Horsepower From AMGs M 139 Four-Banger is Crazy? Mercedes Says It Can Do Better

We recently went into great detail about Mercedes new M 139 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the power plant that will make the new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45S the fastest and maddest hot hatchback ever created. The automaker has announced the engine makes 415 horsepower (421 PS), or around 40 horsepower more than the similar unit it replaces. However, a new report has surfaced suggesting this crazy force-fed four-banger has even more to give and Mercedes has every intention of getting it to... [read more]

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The Awesomeness of Hot Rod Power Tour 2019 Day 5

Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Driven by Continental Tire We are now past the halfway point of Hot Rod Power Tour 2019 and theres no signs of it winding down. Long Haulers and band-wagon-jumpers alike showed up to Lucas Oil Raceway in full force to take advantage of the beautiful sunshine to tune of smoky burnouts, and whining blowers. The line of cars in the staging lanes was endless and the car show sprawled a full quarter-mile like a sea... [read more]

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Where is it now? Austin Speed Shop 49 Cadillac

Let me start by saying that I don't live in Austin (though I really wish I did sometimes), and the answer to the question above might have been... continue reading

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BMW M8 Convertible

Rumored for many, many years, the iconic BMW 8 Series returned to the market in 2018 as the companys flagship coupe. And unlike the first-generation model, produced from 1989 to 1999, the new 8 Series spawns a high-performance M8 model. As announced, a topless version was unveiled at once with the Coupe model, so the boys from Munich will finally have a competitor for the AMG-prepped Mercedes S63 and S65 Cabriolet. The M8 Convertible, like the Coupe, will be available... [read more]

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ProCharger Supercharger 2016-2018 Camaro Now CARB Legal

ProCharger has been leading the way in forced induction for the LT1 engine, and, in fact, the fastest sixth-gen Camaros all run ProCharger. This supercharger knowledge has been applied to their latest addition, which is now 50-state legal. Retaining the factory airbox for emission-legal purposes, this ProCharger system cranks an extra 150+ horsepower, getting your Bowtie down the road a little quicker yet keeping you 50-state legal when it comes time to getting your Camaro smogged. All ProCharger supercharger systems... [read more]

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Quirks And Features

Packed in a more compact body even compared to the Nissan Rogue, the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB manages to find a unique point in space among SUVs, where no vehicles like it exist. It is a premium compact SUV - short, not enormous - that packs seven seats inside combined with the well-known Mercedes-Benz luxury and sophistication qualities. To put it clearly - BMW, Audi, Lexus, Infiniti, Cadillac, or Lincoln do not have a vehicle that could threaten the existence... [read more]

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Five Cars, Three Lap Records, Go!

None of it was planned. But somehow, on a Tuesday in late April on the big track at Willow Springs International Raceway, we found ourselves in possession of five vehicles capable of breaking three different lap records. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ would Challenge the Porsche GT2 RS for the overall production car lap record; both the Lambo Urus and Porsche Cayenne Turbo could vie for the BMW X6 Ms SUV lap record; and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Jaguar... [read more]

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Heres Your First Look at the Uncovered 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

As we continue to recover from the arrival of the long-awaited BMW M8, new leaked photos of another BMW 8 Series version have made their way on the Internet. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the BMW 8 Series Gran Coup, and it is positively stunning. The 8 Series Gran Coup is the third model fourth, if you count the M8 in what is becoming a loaded 8 Series lineup, after the 8 Series Coup and the 8 Series Convertible. Neither... [read more]

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What Car Should I Buy? MotorTrend Editors Pick Their Favorites

In todays SUV-saturated market, carsthat is, sedans, hatchbacks, and coupesare increasingly rare. Even so, that doesnt stop MotorTrend from driving and testing every one we can get the key to. With collective decades of experience in evaluating cars, weve formed opinions around the standouts wed buy with our own money. We already named the SUVs wed buy , selecting favorites for practicality, luxury, or adventure-readiness. Now that it's time to choose cars, our picks range from frugal to fun. Be... [read more]

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