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Specs Check: 2014 Cadillac CTS Against the Competition

When the dust from the 2013 New York International Auto Show settles, a few new vehicle debuts will stand out as stars — and the 2014 Cadillac CTS will definitely be one of those cars. We’ll contribute to the time-honored tradition of bench racing by laying out some specs for the ...
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Your Say: Top 10 Sub-$30,000 New or Used Summer Road Trip Car

Summer is finally here, and with it comes beach, barbeque, and road trip season. In a Thread of the Day earlier this week, we asked you to name the ultimate new or used summer road trip car with a price tag under $30,000. For today’s Your Say, we’re going to ...
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Top 10 New Car Future Classics

We’ve all seen televised classic car auctions where a one-owner piece of vintage iron fetches six-digit sums, and we’ve all wondered the same thing, “How did that guy know his car was going to be a classic one day?” Not long after, you probably looked at what’s in your driveway, ...
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Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both ...
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Flashback Friday: Revisiting The Original World’s Greatest Drag Race

We finished our Best Driver’s Car program last year with the World’s Greatest Drag Race. Now with more than 8 million views, the video showed our epic drag race comparing 11 of 2011′s best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars against one another. Just how epic was this drag race? ...
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What’s Cheaper to Insure: BMW 328i or Mercedes-Benz C250 Sedan?

Luxury is a reward, even in the entry-level segment. It’s only natural you want to splurge, but you don’t want to go too far. With a price cap of $50,000, you focus your search on respected premium automakers and obviously, you want to protect this new, prized material possession. One ...
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Behind the Design: We Talk with the BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept’s Headlight/Taillight Designer

From the Nissan Sentra to the BMW 4 Series Coupe concept, LED lighting accents are everywhere, but few car designs are tied so closely to headlights as modern BMWs. At a recent event in Munich, we spoke with Hussein Al-Attar, the BMW designer in charge of the BMW 4 Series ...
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BMW M School: The Ultimate Education for the Ultimate Driving Machine

BMW says it only makes one thing: the Ultimate Driving Machine. Unfortunately, many Bimmer owners probably don’t understand what that means, and never drive their cars the way some BMWs want to be driven: hard. If you’re going to claim to make the ultimate driving machine, you better offer the ...
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Pebble Beach 2012: Top 5 Best-of-Show Cars

In recent years the Pebble Beach weekend has become more of a venue to reveal new cars and concepts, some of which have been grabbing quite a bit of attention away from the thousands of classic machines strewn about the Monterey Peninsula – at least the ones that don’t go ...
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12 12-Cylinder Vehicles on 12-12-12 at 12:12 P.M.

For a brief moment today — 12/12/12 — it’ll be 12:12 p.m. With the world ending next week, we don’t have too much time to enjoy 12-cylinder cars. To celebrate, we’re going to take a look at 12 of our favorite 12-cylinder vehicles, including two bonus fantasy picks. With the engine ...
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