Skip to main content

First Ride

  • 0
    First Ride: 2014 BMW R NineT
    Germany Goes Cafe Cool, Finally Embraces Customization 1409068620

    BMW is taking a page from the Harley-Davidson playbook with its groundbreaking R NineT. A retro cafe racer with an urban hooligan twist, the bike is fully customizable from fork to exhaust. Of course, any motorcycle can be customized, but the fact that BMW has built its newest bike to encourage ...

  • 0
    First Ride: Energica Ego
    Not Your Typical Italian Exotic 1407859020

    Throw EV enthusiasts into a room with diehard motorcyclists, and prepare to see sparks fly. The perfect storm of oil and water famously struck when electric bikes first competed at the Isle of Man TT, and the conflict continues every time a battery-powered two-wheeler crosses swords with one of ...

  • 0
    First Ride: Harley-Davidson LiveWire [w/video]
    Testing For The Future By Breaking With The Past 1403798280

    Days before Harley-Davidson shocked the world with news that after 111 years of building increasingly larger, gas-powered V-twins, it was going all Tesla with its plug-in electric LiveWire, I had the chance to ride it. The country's largest and most iconic motorcycle maker had set up shop on a ...

  • 0
    First Ride: 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
    Welcoming Back A Turbo Four After Almost 30 Years 1400255820

    Earlier this week, Ford invited us to Charlotte, NC, to ride in an all-new 2015 Mustang fitted with its turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. It's the first forced-induction, four-cylinder ponycar for the Blue Oval since the sun set on the 1986 Mustang SVO. We jumped at the opportunity, ...

  • 0
    First Ride: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S
    Better Riding Through Science 1396281420

    The Ducati Monster 1200 S has the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the contact patch of a playing card. I'm elbows deep into leaning this pulsing, growling, screaming red animal across a one-lane hairpin on the edge of a volcanic island, when a sequence of ...

  • 0
    First Ride: 2014 Ural Gear Up [w/video]
    A Blast From The Past Looks To The Future 1391101020

    I would soon find out that nothing – not mud, not snow and not even a rushing stream of mountaintop runoff acting as a de facto roadblock to vehicles with lesser capabilities – would stand in the way of the 2014 Ural Gear Up making its way to the top of Snoqualmie Pass outside the ...

  • 0
    First Ride: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
    Tapping Tesla To Answer the i3 1385409420

    Last year, Mercedes-Benz showed off a few European-spec B-Class models with alternative powertrains, particularly the B-Class Electric Drive with a range extending engine and the purely electric B-Class Electric Drive. It is the latter that we got a ride in during a recent trip to Germany and the ...

  • 0
    First Ride: 2015 BMW M3 and M4
    1380124620

    Getting Our Butts In The Seats Both the non-M BMW 3 Series sedan and 4 Series coupe have so far brought much pleasure to us at Autoblog. The terrific four-cylinder 328i trim has become our favorite of the 3 Series line, while we have yet to get a chance at the 428i coupe. That said, the 35i trim ...

  • 0
    First Ride: 2014 Jaguar F-Type [w/video]
    1360342620

    Shotgun In Coventry's First Sports Car In Decades For every car, there is a passionate group of fans who love it, and the F-Type already has a few million rabid followers. These are fabulous things, sports cars, and we're very happy that Jaguar is making one again. Finally. (Before you start ...

  • 0
    First Ride: Autoblog takes a hot (wet) lap in Jaguar's Nürburgring taxi
    1336751820

    Jaguar introduced the world to its very own XJ Nürburgring taxi last week, and it just so happened that we were on hand to be one of the first to take part in a long, dizzying lap of Germany's famed racing circuit as a passenger in the front seat. So-called "'Ring taxis" are specially ...

  • 0
    First Ride: We check out the 2011 Lexus CT 200h in Europe
    1277924400

    2011 Lexus CT 200h prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota is no stranger to being first – Japanese luxury vehicles and hybrids chief among them. Although Acura may have launched earlier, Lexus remains the only Japanese luxury marque to market in Japan. And having ...

  • 0
    First Ride: 2011 Ford Edge Sport
    1268841480

    Yee-Ha! in a 2011 Ford Edge Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Manufacturers used to roll out all-new cars every five-to-eight years. Somewhere around the halfway point – usually year three – much hoopla would be made about new front and rear fascias, the addition ...

  • 0
    First Ride: AOL Autos snags ride in 2010 Taurus SHO with Ford's only female dynamics engineer
    1241136060

    2010 Ford Taurus SHO gets air - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Our lucky compatriots at AOL Autos had the chance to get some passenger-seat time in the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus SHO, along with a glimpse into the inner-workings of FoMoCo's engineering team. The story centers around ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle