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    Quick Spin: 2016 Smart Forfour
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    The Fortwo always has been – and always will be – the prototypical Smart car. While it has been far and away the brand's best seller, it's not the only model to to wear the moniker. A decade ago, Smart rolled out the larger Forfour, but like the brand's other models that have come and gone, it wasn't much of a success. Now, Smart is back and ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
    Fastest Bentley Ever Offers More, More, More 1416329820

    Why does the Bentley Mulsanne Speed exist? Sam Graham, product line director for the Mulsanne, tells us Bentley's Western customers demanded it, many driven by memories of the Arnage T – the hotted-up version of the Arnage R. The Arnage T, you may remember, arrived in 2002 and threw down 459 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque on its way to ...

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    Quick Spin: 2016 Audi S6
    Enhancements Improve, But A Gentleman's Character Prevails 1416243420

    Minutes after spending time in the refreshed 2016 Audi A6 in Germany, we were tossed the keys to its enthusiast-tuned sibling, the Audi S6. In similar manner to its lesser brethren, the S6 has also been updated for the 2016 model year with a new look, a boost in power and additional technology. Its aggressive demeanor is heralded by a redesigned ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
    Creamy Complex Powertrain Delivers The E-Assisted Goods 1415033820

    Think of the electric motor in the facelifted 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid as the cream filling in an Oreo cookie. Under the hood of this plug-in hybrid crossover is a 333-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with a 95-hp synchronous electric motor sandwiched between it and an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The clutched powertrain ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing
    Le Petit Prince Of Hot Hatches Comes With A Princely Price 1414511820

    When you think of hot hatches, one French automaker comes to mind... but it's not Citroën. Maybe it should be, though, because some of the industry's best hot hatches are honed on the rally stage, and nobody has dominated the modern World Rally Championship like Citroën has. With the legendary Sébastien Loeb behind the wheel, Citroën ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
    No Hellcat? No Problem 1414166220

    We all knew That Kid. As a freshman, he was a big kid, overweight but surprisingly strong. Still, he was often picked on for his size. Then, he chatted with the football coach, who convinced him that his true calling was on the team's offensive line. After a season on the freshman squad and a summer of two-a-days, this mild-mannered, husky high schooler ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
    Well-Seasoned Beauty Gets Shiftier 1413820620

    Aston Martin previewed its most powerful, quickest-accelerating and fastest production roadster ever at this year's Pebble Beach Concours. The 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster is essentially a convertible version of the V12 Vantage S Coupe, which we reviewed last year, a model that drops the automaker's most potent powertrain into its smallest chassis. Unlike ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Kia Soul EV
    Progressing The Game, Just Not Changing It 1413475020

    You'd be forgiven if you weren't fully aware of this vehicle's existence. While the Soul EV is a big deal for Kia, as it marks the Korean brand's first foray into the world of pure electric vehicles here in the US, it simply has not a been able to garner much regard from the average car fan or, really, the automotive press. As a green car, it has to be ...

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    Quick Spin: 2016 Audi TTS
    More Brawn, More Focus From This Fashion-Forward Coupe 1412783820

    We recently drove the Audi TT, and although we wish it were radically entertaining instead of merely very fun, it's nevertheless a sharp coupe that vaults ahead of its predecessor with an inspired interior and eager handling. That car will be precursor to this TTS when it gets here a year from now, with the TTS adding adjectives like "more" and "better" ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 GMC Canyon
    An Urbane Uptick On The Midsize Milieu 1411586880

    As discussed earlier today, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a new standout in terms of midsize trucks. But the Colorado wasn't the only pickup the General Motors team brought to San Diego for us to sample. Also along for the ride was a pack of GMC Canyons, the slightly more expensive and polished platform-mate to the Chevy. There's no question that the ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Refreshed, Resculpted, Polished And Refined 1411412280

    Toyota offers many flavors of its refreshed 2015 Camry, but those who choose to lower their operating cost-per-mile, squeeze 500-plus miles out of each tank of fuel or run a very efficient and reliable sedan in their taxi fleets will only be interested in one: the Camry Hybrid. The exterior of the 2015 Camry Hybrid is nearly indistinguishable from its ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Kia Cee'd GT
    Reasonably Priced Car Goes a Little More Top Gear 1411055820

    Kia may be an automaker with a lot going for it these days, but it's not yet one that takes pains to appeal to performance enthusiasts. Aside from its Pirelli World Challenge team, it doesn't support any major racing programs to speak of. And despite having showcased such concepts as the GT4 Stinger and the Provo, it doesn't really offer much in the way ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Maserati Ghibli Diesel
    Burning Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Is Cheaper But Less Exciting Than You'd Think 1410451020

    It used to be easier to make sense of the auto industry. There were mainstream manufacturers, and there were niche sports car manufacturers. That was before Porsche starting selling more crossovers than it does sports cars, Lamborghini began preparing to go down the same road, and Ferrari introduced an all-wheel-drive hatchback. But long before the ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition
    Saying 'Goodbye' To Wolfsburg's Slow-Selling Multitasking Droptop 1410278220

    It's had numerous upgrades and one big facelift, but before was able to net a second generation, it received a death sentence: the eight-year-old Volkswagen Eos will be decommissioned in 2015. The Final Edition seen here subs for the Sport in the model's three-trim lineup (as of this writing, the Sport is still on VW USA's website), slotting in between ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Lexus RC 350
    Driving The Coupe With A Distinct Lack Of F 1410191820

    Luxury coupes like this new, 2015 Lexus RC 350 have got, to my mind, a more challenging mission than their all-out-performance variants; in this case, the recently reviewed RC F. That's not to say that I think actual owners and shoppers of cars like the RC F, BMW M4 and Cadillac CTS-V Coupe only care about output figures and lap times. In fact I'd say ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Dinan S1 BMW M5
    Building A Better Bimmer 1409846220

    The last time the Dinan name graced the pages of Autoblog, Michael Harley was waxing poetic about the S3-R BMW 1M Coupe, a car that still stands in his ranks as one of the best cars he's ever driven. And that wasn't just because it was, you know, amazing. It's because as far as tuners go, Dinan produces some seriously well-executed products. Harley said ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Infiniti Q70L
    It's A Long Story... 1409673420

    A quick look at a scatter plot that charts rear legroom against luxury sedan MSRPs reveals a dearth of spacious bargains – few, if any, luxury sedans offer exceptionally spacious rear accommodations at a relatively low starting price. To fill the vacuum, Infiniti has made its Q70 available in a Q70L variant – in English, long wheelbase – ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Volkswagen e-Up!
    Our Favorite European Supermini Gets Juiced 1409241420

    Volkswagen sets targets that are entertainingly confident, its stated goal for electric mobility being "market leadership by 2018." The tiny e-Up! is the first round out of the electric cannon, one of 14 EV and hybrid models the company will put on the menu this year as it spreads the electric gospel throughout its range. Driving Notes A 506-pound ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover HSE
    The Diet Makes All The Difference 1408723020

    When this current generation of Range Rover first debuted for the 2013 model year, much was made of its aluminum-intensive superstructure, and the hundreds of pounds of curb weight – some 700 of the suckers – shed as a result. Not having had the opportunity to drive the newly lightened Range until early this past spring (as you can see from ...

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    Quick Spin: Nissan NV200 Taxi
    Gypsy Cabbing In Nissan's Plucky People Mover 1408636620

    "You're a long way from home!" When I signed up to drive a pre-production version of the Nissan NV200 Taxi, I expected to have a higher-than-normal level of interaction with the public at large. However, while I was hoping for unsuspecting Ann Arborites to perhaps hail me down, or maybe even get a hop-in when stopped at an intersection, I didn't really ...

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