The BMW i8 is a new kind of high-performance, high-priced coupe from the Bavarian manufacturer of the “ultimate driving machine”. It's fast and handles well, but it also has a carbon fiber body and an extended-range electric drivetrain. It's the future of BMW performance, at least for the new "i" sub-brand.
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The mid-size truck class finally gets a new entry next year, when the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon stake a claim on some of the shoppers who'd otherwise buy an aging Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier. GM says the new trucks will be the best in its segment for power output, trailer-tow capacity, and payload capacity when they go on sale in the fall of 2014.
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The new Ford F-150 is a very important new vehicle, not just because it's been the best-selling vehicle in America for decades. This time it's wearing aluminum body panels and is fitted with a range of downsized, turbocharged engines, as Ford looks to leap ahead in the fuel-economy derby. Will buyers accept a lightweight truck in a heavyweight segment? We'll know later this year.
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The first all-new Mustang in decades, the 2015 pony car brings with it fresh new styling, an advanced chassis, a plusher interior and a trio of engines including a new four-cylinder turbo. The Mustang also has its first independent suspension across the board, ever--all the better to take on the refreshed Challenger Hellcat and the Chevy Camaro.