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    Featured: Such Sweet Sorrow: Cadillac's CTS-V gets an Irish wake
    We Join GM At COTA To Give Its Performance Hero A Worthy Sendoff 1417021080

    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The honkin', stonkin' second-generation CTS-V, powered by Cadillac's brawny supercharged 6.2-liter V8 has been a very good thing. And now that the 500 final coupes – the only CTS-Vs designated 2015 models – have been built (just ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Toyota Sienna
    The Swaggeriest of Toyota's Swagger Wagons Drives Quieter, Tidier 1411671480

    It's hard to love a minivan, but it's very, very easy to use one. More than any other kind of vehicle – save a panel van, perhaps – the minivan is the most appliance-like of four-wheeled transportation devices. And most minivan buyers don't need to love their purchases; they just need ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Toyota Camry
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    Every car has its definitive year. Whether it be the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Mustang, or yes, even the ubiquitous Toyota Camry, 10.2 million of which have been sold since 1983, every car has its year. For the Camry, that year was 1992. With son-of-Lexus styling, a clear sense of purpose and a ...

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    Featured: Behind the scenes of BMW's 'Driftmob' [w/videos]
    How BMW Pulled Off A Drifting Dream Sequence In A Cape Town Traffic Circle 1409079480

    All this, for one minute and 47 seconds of action-packed footage with no official plot.

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    First Drive: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe
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    Save for a few years of its century-plus existence, Cadillac has offered its unique brand of American elegance in two-door, fixed-roof bodystyles. Most of these cars were big, floaty barges, of course, though its most recent offering was the wedge-shaped CTS Coupe. But whereas the CTS Coupe was a ...

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    Video: BMW's new Driftmob video shows the M235i like you've never seen it before
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    Last month, we went behind the scenes of the filming of BMW's new Driftmob, web video, bringing you one post from the practice sessions, and another from the shoot itself, which took place in an enormous traffic circle in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, BMW has launched the final version of ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty Power Stroke
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    What weighs 30,000 pounds? Big Ben's Westminster bell. A navy ship anchor. Or as we found out during our first drive program for the 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty, seven pallets of cinder blocks loaded onto a dual-axle gooseneck trailer. The test was part of a raft of towing demonstrations that ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Ford Expedition
    Blue Oval 'Burb-Fighter Boasts Turbocharged Boost 1405958220

    While the tide of bigger-is-better SUVs has been in recession since, well, the recession, fullsize utes are still very much with us. Conservative creatures that have been loathe to evolve, fullsize SUVs nonetheless remain enduringly popular among large families, livery customers, and anyone with ...

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    Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of BMW's 'Drift Mob,' Part 2 [w/video]
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    After spending four days practicing about a dozen drift stunt moves in a parking lot for an upcoming BMW "Drift Mob" internet mini-film, Rhys Millen, Sam Hübinette, Dai Yoshihara, Rich Rutherford, and Conrad Grunewald are finally ready for show time. We are brought to the huge urban traffic ...

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    Exclusive: Behind the scenes of BMW's 'Drift Mob,' Part 1
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    Generally speaking, marketing and journalism don't mix, but every now and then, what goes into the marketing of a car – the 2015 BMW M235i, in this case – is worth documenting. In that spirit, we took BMW up on its offer to bring us behind the scenes of its upcoming "drift mob" video, ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
    Latest To Challenge The Term 'Coupe' Is A Pretty One 1402070220

    It's hard to say what a coupe is anymore. Is it merely a car with two doors? Does it have to have an arching roofline? Do frameless windows count for anything? Can a five-door hatchback or even an SUV be a coupe? At some point in the last few years, nearly everything we thought made a coupe a coupe ...

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    First Drive: 2015 BMW X4
    After A Quarter-Million X6 Sales, Munich Goes Back To The Well 1401206220

    BMW has been in the line-blurring business of late, with the original X5 "Sports Activity Vehicle" muddling the line between SUVs and sport sedans in 1999, the 5 Series Gran Turismo challenging what our definition of "Gran Turismo" means in 2009, and pretty, low-roofed four-doors like the 6 Series ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
    Say Hello To The 198-MPH Cure For The Common M6 Gran Coupe 1400785080

    Alpina has been lovingly modifying BMWs for half a century, but as we learned during a tour of the company's HQ in Buchloe, Germany, Alpina has been in the wine distribution business for nearly as long. The company has an estimated million bottles on reserve in two warehouses and a beautiful wine ...

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    Volvo Reveals Self-Parking Prototype That Can Avoid Moving Vehicles, Pedestrians
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    Autonomous automobiles are looking more like an inevitability, rather than a mere possibility. Benefits of self-driving cars include safe high-speed travel, optimized fuel economy, relaxed commuting, and self-parking features.

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    Audi, On A Tear, Revs Up First North American Auto Plant for Q5 SUV
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    The road joining Puebla City, Mexico, and San José Chiapa gets so rough in spots it can barely be considered paved. Mules tug plows through dusty fields a few yards from the windows of Audi's chartered luxury coach as we make our way through this poor, agro-industrial region to the ...

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    Sorry, Siri: Voice Texting Not Safer Behind The Wheel
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    If you are one of the many Americans who think that voice-to-text applications on smartphones can make it safe to text while driving, think again. According to a research study released Tuesday, voice-to-text systems on handheld devices offer no measurable safety benefits to drivers over manual ...

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