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November 7, 2013
2014 BMW X3

2014 BMW X3

From The Car Connection:

2014 BMW X3 Review

The 2014 BMW X3 satisfies image-conscious families with its suave styling, its badge, and most importantly its responsive road performance combined with impressive fuel efficiency. And while it might not maintain an enthusiast reputation that's quite as heady as that of the automaker's esteemed 3-Series sport sedan, the X3 is one of the better picks in this now crowded class. 

J.D. Power: And The Top Car Rental Company In America Is...

No one likes renting a car. Yes, it's nice to have a set of wheels when you're on vacation, but the process of standing in line, uncovering unexpected charges, and debating how heavy to ladle on the extra insurance can put a damper on anyone's day.

Would You Consider An Autonomous Car If It Came With A Deep Insurance Discount?

At this point, the question isn't whether autonomous cars will become a reality. We already know the answer: yes, they will. And soon.

First P1s under construction at the McLaren Production Center

First P1s under construction at the McLaren Production Center

From Motor Authority:

2015 McLaren P13 Spy Shots

A mysterious McLaren MP4-12C has been spotted testing around Europe for the past year. Though it was initially thought the vehicle was being used to develop mild updates for the 12C range, this latest version, seen with a modified wheelbase and extended wheel arches, confirms we’re actually looking at an early test mule for McLaren’s next supercar, an entry-level model currently doing the rounds as the P13.

Nissan Confirms Hybrid Powertrain For R36 GT-R

A senior Nissan executive has finally confirmed what we’ve already known for some time; that the next-generation GT-R, an R36 to all the fans, will feature a hybrid powertrain.

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ‘Final Edition’ Spy Shots

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the spiritual successor to the 300SL gullwing of the 1950s, will bow out of the market next year, with development of a new AMG sports car already well underway. However, Mercedes-Benz was never going to let such a historically significant model drive off into the sunset without a proper send off, and these latest spy shots provide a hint of what’s planned.

2014 Mazda 3, test drive, Atlanta region, Oct 2013

2014 Mazda 3, test drive, Atlanta region, Oct 2013

From Green Car Reports:

2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

The 2014 Mazda 3 is the one of the more eagerly-awaited compact cars hereabouts, and now we've had a chance to spend 90 minutes behind the wheel.

Volkswagen Twin-Up: XL1-Powered Plug-In Minicar Revealed

VW has hinted for some time that the diesel-electric drivetrain from its XL1 eco-supercar would appear in something a little more humble and affordable. Now, it's revealed the result of such a concoction, in the shape of the Twin-Up.

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car: 2013 Tokyo Motor Show Preview

Toyota is serious about hydrogen fuel cell cars, and to prove it the company will unveil a new fuel cell concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Called the FCV, Toyota's new concept is the clearest hint at what its fuel cell production car--due in 2015--might look like.


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