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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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Watch IIHS Perform Rollover Crash Test on MKZ, 335i

We’ve seen firsthand how the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) assesses vehicle safety, and now the crash test experts explain in more detail what they look for when evaluating a vehicle’s crash worthiness in a series of new videos. In the latest installment, we go behind the scenes of the ...
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BMW M5 Sets Longest Drift Record

In case you weren’t sure, the BMW M5 is a drift machine. Now, we have record-setting proof: the BMW Performance Driving School team has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest-ever drift. The drift in question was a grand total of 51.278 mi and was completed by doing 322.5 laps ...
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BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Concept Unveiled

At this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which opened today in Italy, BMW revealed its new collaboration with Italian design house Pininfarina. Called the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, the one-off car is supposed to demonstrate an Italian take on BMW’s brand values. “The appeal of this collaboration with Pininfarina is that ...
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Video Find: BMW Safety Tech Keeps Wandering Head from Getting Into Trouble

BMW’s clever new ad shows your head is not always in the right place when behind the wheel, as one fellow discovers when his head wanders off to places it shouldn’t be. We must warn the video below is NSFW, since the fellow encounters a pair of bare female rumps ...
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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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New BMW M5, M6 Configurators Show Many Ways To Empty Your Bank Account

The 2012 BMW M5 is just going on sale now and will have the M6 coupe and convertible following shortly. What better way to celebrate the availability of the latest trio of M cars than by building your own? BMW has added the three cars to its site to let ...
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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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Video Find: BMW Picks Winner of Six-Second Video Contest

BMW’s “0 to Desir3 in 5.9 seconds” contest gave amateur filmmakers a chance to express themselves and their desire for an all-new 3 Series. The catch? They had to do it in 5.9 seconds. More than 2000 videos were submitted, each lasting about the same amount of time it takes ...
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Mamma Mia! Italian Tax Fraud Crackdown Drives Ferrari, Maserati Sales Way Down

Driving a Ferrari or Maserati will get you noticed, but it appears supercar owners in Italy may not want to get noticed anymore. The Italian government has cracked down on tax fraud, and found that tax evaders are sticking out like sore thumbs — or flashy Italian supercars. Spot checks on ...
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