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2015 BMW X4 is a budget X6

Filed under: New York Auto Show, Crossover, BMW, Luxury We won’t argue that crossovers are hugely successful vehicles, with automakers working to provide functional CUVs in a wide range of sizes. But over at BMW, things are just getting out of hand, as evidenced by this new X4 “Sports Activity Coupe” that debuts here at [...]

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Wolfgang Dürheimer retakes the reins at Bentley and Bugatti

Filed under: Performance, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Bentley, Bugatti, Volkswagen, Luxury Wolfgang Dürheimer is still in play, with Bentley Motors announcing that he will return to the Chairman and CEO slot of the English company and French division Bugatti on June 1, 2014. He’ll probably remember those chairs from the last time he filled them, since he was [...]

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2015 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe challenges the M6 in New York

Filed under: Aftermarket, New York Auto Show, Sedan, Performance, BMW, Luxury Despite being a well-respected outfit for decades, Alpina remains something of a mystery to many stateside BMW fans. In Europe, Alpina has established itself as a first-rate source for breathed-upon high-performance Bimmers, and it’s looking to continue picking up traction on our shores. The [...]

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Jaguar testing hardcore F-Type R-S GT?

Filed under: Spy Photos, Convertible, Performance, Jaguar, Luxury Some automakers make a hardcore model, then sit back and revel in its awesomeness. Jaguar does things a little differently. It takes a standard production model, gives it more power, bigger brakes and a tighter suspension and slaps the letter R on it. Then it gives it [...]

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DS 6WR channels Citroën Wild Rubis into Beijing

Filed under: China, Crossover, Citroën, Beijing Motor Show, Luxury Citroën has unveiled preliminary images and information about “the first ever SUV for the brand,” the DS 6WR, before the model’s official debut at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. Said to be directly inspired by the Wild Rubis concept that bowed in Shanghai last year, the [...]

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2014 Porsche 911 Targa

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Porsche, First Drives, Luxury I’ve watched the electro-hydraulic roof panel open and close about 73 times in the past hour, but its fascinatingly complicated operation still has me mesmerized. I’ve concluded that only a German automaker – Porsche, to be more specific – would go through the trouble of engineering [...]

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Real Simple and Cuyana team up in a smart twist on “content plus commerce”

“Content plus commerce” is cited as a business model Holy Grail of sorts. The strategy, which typically involves an ecommerce retailer launching a glossy blog or a publisher opening up some form of online marketplace, encompasses the coveted closed loop from customer and audience development to transaction. But it’s rare that a single business can [...]

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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon

Filed under: Wagon, BMW, Diesel, Luxury, Quick Spins There’s a running joke among auto writers that the perfect car would be a diesel-powered, rear-drive wagon with manual transmission and no power accessories whatsoever. It would only be available in brown and would somehow be as fun to drive as a Mazda MX-5 Miata. Makes total [...]

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