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    Review: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic [w/video]

    At The Crossroads In Daimler's Compact Model Lineup We all knew that Mercedes-Benz couldn't afford to resist the small SUV or crossover segment for much longer. After all, it seems to be the fastest-growing segment in the galaxy, and in particular, it's the premium niche of that class – led ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

    It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Wing In December, I put the 2015 Subaru WRX through its paces along some incredibly challenging roads in northern California, and to say I walked away impressed wouldn't really do my feelings justice. Say what you will about the way it looks, the new ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S

    A Remarkably Grand Tourer Bentley still appeals to those with an appreciation for strong, Old World traditionalism. Cars wearing the storied Flying B have been discussed in wood-panelled drawing rooms by men wearing earthy tweeds and corduroy through clouds of fragrant cigar and pipe smoke, for ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Mini Cooper

    More Mini Than Ever Before If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone from Mini refer to 'go-kart-like handling,' I'd be retired, living on a beautiful piece of coastline somewhere in the Caribbean. Perhaps even on the shores of Puerto Rico, where Mini chose to launch its latest Cooper and ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

    The Workhorse Shows Its New Polish In excess of 475,000 heavy duty pickups were sold in North America last year – the capable workhorses represented more than 25 per cent of the year's full-size pickup volume. But unlike the passenger-car segment, where dozens of makes and models are ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Kia K900

    Just The Thing For Cruising Easy Street Let's be honest, Rich North America. When you drive your fullsize luxury sedans, you don't clock any laps of the Nürburgring. You don't view your car as an alternative to air travel, ready to wheel between countries at triple-digit Autobahn speeds. ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

    Three cheers for the handbrake. For driving enthusiasts who live in climates where the winter months produce seemingly endless days of snowy, icy conditions, nothing cures the seasonal blues quite like finding yourself on an empty road, pulling the handbrake, halting the rear wheels and happily ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E [w/video]

    The Swedes Bend Sixes And Fives Into Fours With government agency pressures mounting, the auto industry's latest engine and powertrain trends invariably include the cobbling of heretofore eight-cylinder models into charged (either turbo- or super-) six-cylinder models, six-cylinders into charged ...

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    First Drive: 2014 BMW M235i

    But Will It Satisfy The E30 Purists? We know a number of BMW owners who reside in the Munich brand's core demographic – upper-five- and six-figure professionals who like to keep their automotive brand credentials as highly respected among their peers as their alma maters or the letters ...

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    Review: 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe [w/video]

    This is it. This is the nasty cat we've been hankering for most. Whereas the Jaguar F-Type convertible remains the company's purest expression of lifestyle fun and expendable income, it's this coupe version that originally stole our eyeballs and never gave them back when it debuted as the C-X16 ...