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A Story About The Little Pistons That Could

Mercedes-AMG follows a familiar path in its latest C63, forcing more power out of a smaller engine through the use of twin turbochargers, and ends up creating the best sports sedan in its segment.

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The Next Generation Of Volvos Starts Here

The 2016 XC90 marks the first product in a total revamp for Volvo. If everything to follow is this good, keep an eye on the Swedes.

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Hitting The Track In The Race-Ready Raging Bull

Lamborghini turned its Huracán supercar into a circuit-attacking racecar, by way of this LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. We hit the track in the new Raging Bull to see the result of Lambo's more hardcore efforts.

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A Standout Thrill In A Wholly Wonderful Model Range

We recently visited the Superformance warehouse to drive the Caterham Seven 360, 480, and 620 R models. It was an expletive-worthy, incredibly thrilling experience that we won't soon forget.

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An Underdog No More

What's an aspiring Japanese automaker to do in 2015's golden age of affordable luxury? If you're Acura, you scramble to release a mid-cycle upgrade to elevate the status of your 2016 ILX sedan.

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Things Are Getting Weird, Quickly

BMW's fast and funky X6 M is staggeringly capable at getting from point to point, but requires a unique person to get behind the wheel. We drive the new-for-2015 version of the sporting crossover coupe, and report in.

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Take A Walk On The Mild Side

The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a soft-roader that offers light capability when the going gets tough, wrapped in swaths of luxury and style. We take one for a spin on the paved and dirt roads of northern California to see what's what.

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A Historically Accurate Fourth Generation That Moves Us

We get our first taste of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in a pre-production, Japanese-spec model. Senior Editor Steven Ewing puts the new Miata through its paces along the gorgeous backroads of Spain.

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Pouncing On The Wide-Open Compact Luxury Sports Segment

Jaguar is leaping back into the compact premium sport sedan ring at a unique moment in history. Does it have what it takes to grab the crown? We headed to Portugal for an early prototype drive to find out.

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Just Because You Have A Family Doesn't Mean You Can't Have An Adventure

We travel to Iceland to see if Land Rover's new Discovery Sport is just another premium CUV, or if it's got the off-road goods to wear the Green Oval proudly.

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Heritage And Funk Conspire In Jeep's Latest CUV

We test the 2015 Jeep Renegade in San Jose, CA, and are quite confident the new small crossover will appeal to both brand loyalists and the uninitiated, alike. Check out our First Drive, here, to read our full thoughts.

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Has Daimler's Ultralux Brand Gone From Overpriced To High Value?

Mercedes-Benz is relaunching its failed Maybach ultra-luxury division – sort of. This 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 inaugurates a new sub-brand with a suddenly reasonable-sounding price tag. We drive it and let you know if it still feels like big money.

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Moving The C7 From Great To Genius

We drive the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – for two days, through hundreds of miles of desert and lap after lap on the racing circuit – and come away amazed. Clocking performance, panache and value, this 650-horsepower monster might just be the best Corvette that's ever been.

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Which Baby Box Is Best?

Ford and Nissan have been scrapping for market share in the very hot small commercial van segment, and now Ram wants in on the party. The 2015 Ram ProMaster City hopes to one-up its main competitors in key categories, making the best do-everything business vehicle in the process. Read on to find out how it fares.

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V8, Fullsize And In A Class Of One

For the 2015 model year, Chrysler hopes that a more clearly defined purpose for its big sedan, combined with liberal dipping into the corporate tech toy box, will rekindle buyer interest. I grabbed the keys of the edgiest of the bunch, the sport-intended 300S, and found a big sedan that gives away some practicality to the rest of its segment mates. The trade-off for the dip in pragmatism is an uptick and driving fun and attitude that should make all the difference for the right buyer.

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Third Time's The Charm

The Murano has an interesting position within the Nissan stable. On one hand, its size puts it between the Rogue and Pathfinder, both of which are geared more toward families, big and small. And while the Murano could easily be used for hauling your brood, that's not exactly its forte. After all, unlike it's siblings, it offers no third row accommodations. There's no rear-seat entertainment system available. There are no clever storage systems.

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More Empty Nester Than Emo Kid

After the obligatory product presentation for the 2015 Trax, I caught up with Steve Majoros, Chevrolet's director of marketing for crossovers and cars, and asked him to elaborate on which markets his planners believe will be the hot starters for this tiny CUV. Without much hesitation, Majoros began to click off traditional sales havens for Subaru, namely, New England and the snowy bits of the East Coast, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest.

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834 Reasons To Love A Diesel

I officially gave up after 758 miles. The 15 or so miles leading up to this decision were spent in the right lane of Southern California's I-8 freeway, hazard lights blinking, climbing uphill at just over 40 miles per hour. After two days of sweating to the oldies (okay, a mix of SiriusXM Classic Rewind and First Wave), I had covered those 758 miles in a 2015 Audi A3 TDI on one tank of diesel fuel. And when I say sweating, I mean it quite literally. In order to maximize fuel efficiency, my co-dr

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A Smarter City Car For Crowded Urbanites

In the sixteen years since Daimler first introduced the Smart car, the micro city car market has grown significantly to the extent that the urban-oriented brand doesn't just have more competition to contend with these days than it did in the late 90s; for the first time it has real competition on its hands altogether. In other words, while the Smart Fortwo once had the micro city car market almost entirely to itself, new rivals have emerged to challenge its dominance.

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Is A 1.0L EcoBoost Enough For The Blue Oval's C-Segment Fighter?

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 the EcoBoost engine our group was about to drive. This was undoubtedly coincidence (such bottles litter every conference and dinner table in Europe) but it served to drive home just how small the total sw

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Bavaria's High-Riding Hunchback Stays The Course

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.

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