Electric cars. The horsepower of the apocalypse, whispering harbingers of the automotive end times. Plug-in hybrids. A soul-destroying halfway house to that dismal future, because driving pleasure can only be had with a full complement of cylinders firing at all times, right? Wrong. After spending time with Porsche’s Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, I’m convinced
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With the Jaguar I-Pace crossover hitting dealerships this fall, BMW is hard at work on its own electric SUV, as these new spy shots show. Our spies in Germany have caught the upcoming BMW iX3 conducting tests on public roads, and based on this prototype, it doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait long to
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Take a look at BMW’s Z series, which stretches all the way back to 1989 with the Z1, and you’ll see a few common design themes across the entire lineup. But you’ll see a more obvious design lineage when you look at just the Z3 and last two Z4s. The 2019 BMW Z4 diverges slightly
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In celebration of National Dog Day (or International Dog Appreciation Day if you live outside the U.S.) on August 26, Land Rover has announced a line of pet accessories built especially for its vehicles. Land Rover has grouped these accessories into packs, which will be available this winter. The Pet Load Space Protection pack includes a spill-resistant water
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This is a tricky driving impression to write. That’s because considerable engineering might has been expended to make the feature we’re here to focus on as unnoticeable as possible. That feature is a 48-volt mild-hybrid system sold by the name eTorque. It’s a pretty unsexy fuel saver that may prove to be a tough sell
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Monterey Car Week is filled with jaw-droppingly gorgeous cars, and we’re not just talking about classics. Culminating with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Monterey Car Week has grown in significance over the years, becoming an increasingly favored location for luxury automakers to grab the attention of the rich and super-rich. That’s why, for every pre-
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It used to be that sport-utility vehicles were for workmanlike pursuits—a nicer version of a pickup, something to carry your horse tack or fishing tackle, something for the rancher to drive when helping out the hired hands on the Ponderosa. The emphasis was on enclosed utility. But it was still essentially a truck. And although
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When you think of a car cruise, you think of hot rods, muscle cars, and a few vintage oddballs. You don’t think trucks, but then you don’t know the Dream Cruise. We spotted nearly as many trucks rolling down Woodward this year as cars, and we’ve picked out 13 of the most interesting examples. More
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It seems like Honda launched the current-generation Pilot yesterday, but given the competitiveness of the midsize SUV segment, it’s not surprising that the three-row SUV is already receiving updates. The 2019 Honda Pilot received a host of changes—from an improved nine-speed transmission to a new infotainment system with CabinTalk and CabinControl, and updated styling—designed to
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Sergio Marchionne told it like it was. Shortly before his death I asked the FCA CEO whether Donald Trump’s trade wars and Britain’s turmoil over Brexit—its departure from the European Union, one of the world’s largest trade blocs—posed a threat to his company’s business. He paused a moment, then powered ahead: “These are strange times,”
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The front struts feature new internal hydraulic rebound stops that dramatically increase the damping force in both directions near the top of the travel (the old internal rebound springs stored energy as the body rose and released it on the way back down, skewing the effective damping rates). The rear shocks include a similar function
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