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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #402
    Audi A3 TDI Road Trip, Luxury Car Features We Love 1413924240

    Episode #402 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Brandon Turkus talk about the Audi A3 TDI Challenge and luxury car features we not-so-secretly love. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe
    Beauty Masks A Formidable Beast 1413907020

    This is the most beautiful car currently offered by Mercedes-Benz. With apologies to the aggressive and undeniably attractive Mercedes-AMG GT, the brand-new successor to the supercar throne vacated by the dearly departed gullwinged SLS, the S-Class Coupe as seen in the images scattered through ...

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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 ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #401
    2015 Ford F150, Ferrari F60 America, Tesla Model S D Trim 1413557100

    Episode #401 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Michael Harley, and Chris Paukert talk about the 2015 Ford F-150, the Ferrari F60 America, and the recently-unveiled Tesla Model S P85D. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for ...

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    Review: 2015 Audi A3
    What Does Your Car Say About You? 1413388680

    What kind of watch do you wear? Especially today, when wearing a wristwatch is practically obviated by the near-ubiquitous use of cellphones, the timepiece found on one's arm makes a statement about how people perceive themselves. A sport watch from Nike or Garmin would seem to indicate ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Ford Focus
    Is A 1.0L EcoBoost Enough For The Blue Oval's C-Segment Fighter? 1413302220

    Sitting down at the pre-drive briefing with Ford engineers ahead of sampling the refreshed 2015 Focus, water bottles clinked as we wet our whistles before Q&A. While pouring a glass, we noticed something stamped on the bottle label: "1L." One liter. We were palming the exact displacement of ...

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    First Drive: 2015 BMW X6
    Bavaria's High-Riding Hunchback Stays The Course 1413215820

    Most everyone would agree that BMW offers a range of very attractive and well-proportioned coupes, sedans, crossovers and wagons. Yet there is one member of its family that has always struck us as a bit odd: the X6. Proudly coined "The world's first Sports Activity Coupe" by its German maker, ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II [w/video]
    Your Reputation Precedes You 1412956620

    Rolls-Royce Director of Global Communications Richard Carter tells me that his storied employer is "a company that does not chase volume." In a perfect world, mused Carter, the carmaker would sell "one less" of its ultra-luxury vehicles than the fast-expanding world market demands. And, thanks ...

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    Opinion: This Or That: 1980 Oldsmobile 442 vs. 1989 BMW 635CSi [w/poll]
    Which $10,000 Coupe From The '80s Would You Choose? 1412873100

    The last time I roped a coworker into an automotive debate, I lost. Resoundingly, I might add. Still, 2,385 voters chose to cast their lots for the Fiat 500 Abarth, as opposed to 5,273 choosing the Ford Fiesta ST, and so I can rest easy in the knowledge that at least 30 percent of you, dear ...

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    Featured: The mid-engine Porsche backstory
    Driving Stuttgart's Amidships Offerings At Laguna Seca 1412870280

    As an automaker's identity evolves over years, its signature becomes defined by any number of factors – heritage (Mercedes-Benz), image (Lamborghini), or market share (Toyota). In the case of Porsche, it was an engineering quirk that forged the German company's most enduring character ...

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    Exclusive: Formula Roadshow returns to Jerusalem after summer conflict [w/video]
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    Until recently, motor racing wasn't even legal in Israel. There are many things that may come to mind when you think about Israel and its capital, Jerusalem. History, religion, security, conflict, peace... you might even think of the country's burgeoning high-tech sector or its aerospace ...

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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 ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #400
    2014 Paris Motor Show Recap, Past Podcast Hosts Return 1412714700

    Episode #400 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Steven Ewing are joined by former podcast hosts Sam Abuelsamid and Zach Bowman. Also included is an interview with former Editor in Chief John Neff. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your ...

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    Featured: Top torque-to-weight ratios under $100k, $50k and $25k [UPDATE]
    Supercars Meet Muscle Trucks, In Search Of The Most Potent Twist 1412697480

    Horsepower may steal a lot of headlines, but the always-more-complex torque figure is often a critical one for both the workingman and the motoring playboy. The measure of rotational force is a function of horsepower and engine rpm, and it's also the twist that can liquefy one's tires or haul ...

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    Featured: Top five 2014 Paris Motor Show debuts
    Our Editors Pick Their Favorites From Paris 1412611020

    While certainly not as bountiful as this year's Geneva Motor Show, the year's second big European expo in Paris proved to be an immensely busy couple of days for our team. We covered 57 unveilings in total (see them all, here), and now that we're back home in the good ol' USA, it's time to ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Ford F-150 [w/videos] [UPDATE]
    Utilizing Lightweight Aluminum To Break Steel Traditions 1412294280

    UPDATE: Ford has responded to our inquiries for curb weights on all models and released figures for all models. You can see a chart in the gallery and our article below has been updated accordingly. To learn more about the all-new 2015 F-150 and get an early read on its potential hero-or-zero ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Renault Twingo [w/video]
    The Rear-Engined Hatchback, However Improbable 1412179140

    In cars, as in all things, there exists a huge chasm between what is possible and what is probable. It may be possible, for example, that within a few years, we'll be zipping around town in hydrogen-powered, autonomous flying cars. But the likelihood is that we'll all be driving four-wheeled ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #399
    Cadillac Relocation And Naming, Paris Motor Show Preview, Tom Tjaarda Interview, Classic Cars For $3,000 1412111400

    Episode #398 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Brandon Turkus, and Rob Sass of Hagerty Classic Cars Magazine talk about Cadillac's move to Manhattan and new naming convention, preview the Paris Motor Show, and finish up with the 3 Guys, 3 Grand Classic Car challenge. Also ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Honda CR-V
    Meaningful Mid-Cycle Refresh Leaves This Cute-Ute All Grown Up 1412092620

    Predicting the future direction of Honda's compact CR-V would have been difficult based on the Civic-derived model that first arrived on our shores for the 1997 model year. The newcomer, selling alongside the body-on-frame Passport (a hastily rebadged Isuzu Rodeo), was a cute compact crossover ...

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    Review: 2014 Cadillac ELR
    Tilting At Windmills 1412006220

    Well, this is awkward. A few years ago, Audi Of America's boss Johan de Nysschen went on record describing the Chevrolet Volt as "a car for idiots." Fast-forward to earlier this summer, and the well-regarded executive suddenly found himself in a new office with new business cards bearing the ...

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