Review: 2016 Porsche Cayenne V6

2016 Porsche Cayenne V6

Porsche’s lowest-on-the-heat-scale Cayenne still proves satisfying.

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Porsche purists are an influential group. When the builder of iconic sports cars was putting the finishing touches on the transformation from air cooled to water cooled engines, they howled loudly in protest. The recent decision to kiss naturally aspirated engines goodbye for the entire 911 model range has garnered its share of vitriol. And if we look

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2015 Tesla Model S P85D

2015 Tesla Model S P85D

A pleasant shock from this bit of electrocution.

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Everyone loves a good take on a David versus Goliath-type story, and Tesla Motors may be one of the more fascinating ones in the modern automotive world. Compared to many of the major manufactures, Tesla isn’t a small fish in a big pond- it’s a piece of plankton, and a small one at that. The Model S, which

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Road Test

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Heaven and Hellcat.

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While the Dodge SRT Hellcat was in the Carpages Garage, we were subjected to a torrent of intense emotion. The sheer joy of leaning into the throttle; the thick fear that followed as we grasped the alarming rate at which the speedometer would climb and the gutting disappointment we felt on the way to return it to Dodge HQ.

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Review: 2015 BMW M6 Coupe

2016 BMW M6 Coupe

The Ultimate Gentleperson’s Express

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You don’t have to be an enthusiast to know the BMW M6 Coupe is fast. I mean, look at it- that slinky shape, huge wheels and ginormous brakes peeking out from behind suggest speed at every angle. A glance at the spec sheet shows it’s putting out an honest-to-goodness 600 horsepower and despite a prodigious curb weight, this thing really moves.

Get into the

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2015 BMW 228i xDrive Cabriolet

2015 BMW 228i xDrive Cabriolet

Dropping the top on BMW’s playful 2 series

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 Let’s make one thing clear straight away: convertibles don’t make good sports cars. Yes, you can buy Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis in convertible form and they hardly suffer any penalty in terms of sharpness and precision, but when you pony up north of $200,000 for a car you’re darn tootin’ you should have your cake and eat it

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2015 BMW X6 xDrive50i SAV Road Test

 

2015 BMW X6 xDrive50i

Let’s just not mention the styling, OK?

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I doubt there has ever been a Road Test where the author didn’t dwell on the BMW X6’s styling. Whether or not they find it painfully awkward, (most of them) or they are smitten by it (a vast minority) doesn’t matter, because BMW has never determined if a product is a home run over the buzz generated by jaded auto

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2015 BMW X5M and X6M Road Test

2015 BMW X5M and X6M Road Test

We test a pair of BMW Super ‘utes.

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In the mid-1980’s, the lights remained on well into the night at BMW’s Munich headquarters. More specifically, the guys and gals who worked in the racing inspired high-performance skunkworks (in what would later become the M sub-brand’s mother ship) were burning the candle at both ends. The reason? They were honing the

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2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL

2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL

Still the biggest threat to Prius domination.

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This isn’t our first go-around in Ford’s C-Max Hybrid- we had one in the Carpages Garage a few years ago shortly after it made its Canadian debut. Since then, not much has changed. It’s still based on the sprightly Focus platform, it still packs the same hybrid drivetrain and it still represents a compelling alternative to the Toyota Prius.

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury

 

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury
Disco makes a comeback.

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It’s a universally accepted truth among automotive marketing types that it is best not to associate anything so profoundly negative with your product, especially if you plan on reviving a nameplate from the past whose mere mention causes people to wrinkle their noses in disgust. So it’s probably a safe assumption that Chevrolet won’t be reviving the Vega nameplate anytime soon,

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2015 Ford Fiesta ST

2015 Ford Fiesta ST

Ford’s little pocket-rocket is a huge delight.

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I took Ford’s Fiesta ST to a local Cars and Coffee event recently and something unexpected took place- amongst a gaggle of Porsche 911’s, AMG tuned Mercedes Benz and Corvettes the little Fiesta garnered a lot of attention. Yes, parked amongst a who’s-who of automotive titans the diminutive Feista ST drew an impressive crowd. You might think that would be

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