Tag archives for Crossover/SUV

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Take a Look at the BMW X5 Through the Years (W/Video)

The new BMW X5 has taken the brand’s original so-called “Sport Activity Vehicle” to its logical next step, and now the German automaker has released a video that walks us through some of the changes made. With all three generations of X5 appearing in the clip, we get to see ...
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Spied! Possible BMW X1 Hybrid or EV Spotted in the Snow

Though it arrived a few years late to our shores, the BMW X1 made up for it last year with U.S.-exclusive turbo straight-six power. Now, as these spy shots suggest, we may soon get another powertrain option in the wagon-like small crossover – a BMW X1 hybrid or EV variant. From ...
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How Fast is the 2013 Range Rover Supercharged?

With a 0-60 mph time of just 4.6 seconds, the 2013 Range Rover Supercharged is the fastest car with a low-range differential that we’ve ever tested. The luxury SUV also finished the quarter-mile in 13.1 sec at 108.3 mph. Those numbers put the big Rangie solidly in sports car territory. ...
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2014 Subaru Forester, 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Get Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The 2014 Subaru Forester and 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are the only compact SUVs of thirteen tested recently by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating. In this round of testing, the agency crashed a number of crossovers: the 2013 Buick Encore, the 2013 BMW ...
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Mini X6: BMW X4 Concept Previews Future Production SAC

The BMW X4 concept previews the automaker’s fifth addition to its X lineup, and is its second Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). Since the X4’s name has an even number, the crossover fits with other BMWs with coupe-like appeal, from the upcoming 4 Series line to the X6. The X4 that ...
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TOTD: Which Current BMW M Model Would You Pick? (w/poll)

For years, BMW has labeled its products as “ultimate driving machines,” and the most ultimate vehicles in its range have traditionally worn M badges. In our recent review of the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, we called it the ultimate M. But we want to know which current M model ...
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Top 10 Stylish Family-Friendly Vehicles for Mother’s Day

For most enthusiasts, horsepower is usually a top priority when shopping for a new car. While there’s nothing wrong with basing a car-purchasing decision on power, some moms may focus on something slightly different. Whether they’re shuttling around the kids, running errands, or commuting to work, many moms want a ...
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Naming the Best M3, Range Rover vs. G-Wagen on Wide Open Throttle

Carlos Lago soaked up in BMW M3 goodness when he drove all four generations of the sports sedan at the automaker’s track in South Carolina and, naturally, other Motor Trend staffers want to know how it went. On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, hosts partake in a heated debate ...
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We Hear: Mercedes Planning Mini-Fighting X-Class Cars

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are known rivals, but a new report from Automobile suggests that the German automaker from Stuttgart is gunning for BMW’s Mini division and BMW’s own upcoming front-drive model with a new subcompact X-Class range. Thanks to its partnership with Renault-Nissan, Mercedes will have access to a flexible shared ...
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Refreshed 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Keeps the Hunchback

BMW has refreshed the 5 Series range for 2014, which means the polarizing 5 Series Gran Turismo also benefits from an exterior touch-up. As you can see in these photos, the liftgate-equipped wagon alternative still looks like a taller, more bloated version of the 5 Series sedan, but now the ...
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