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2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Makes 255 Horsepower

4:20 pm PDT, September 18, 2018

The 2019 BMW Z4 was unveiled last month sporting an aggressive look that takes the roadster in a bold new direction. But until now, BMW has been light on details, especially regarding the base engine option. On sale starting March 2019, the 2019 Z4 will initially launch with the sDrive30i variant, which is powered by a turbocharged...

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Limited Edition Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 Debut in Maranello

1:41 pm PDT, September 18, 2018

If you like Ferraris from the 1950s, you will love the all-new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2. The limited-edition special-series cars were revealed in Maranello, Italy and are the first of the marque’s new “Icona” models. Ferrari’s Monza SP1 and SP2 are inspired by racing barchettas, most notably the 1948 166 MM as well as the 750...

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Artistic Autos: Our 10 Favorite Cars from Grand Basel

12:50 pm PDT, September 18, 2018

BASEL, Switzerland — If there’s an upside to the proliferation of globetrotting one-percenters, it’s that their vehicular eye candy has more venues than ever in which to be ogled. Crashing the ultraluxe car show circuit this year is Grand Basel, a highfalutin auto expo that borrows a page from Art Basel’s playbook: take the crème de...

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25th Anniversary Groupe Car Club Picnic and Car Show Gallery

11:33 am PDT, September 18, 2018

BAKERSFIELD, California — After spending an interesting morning at the zoo with a troop of kids (six of my nieces and nephews) we went out for pizza, which I thought would be our final stop and I’d return them home. Oddly though, all those carbs had an inverse effect in that the brood showed no...

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Volkswagen Shows Off MEB Platform for EVs

10:34 am PDT, September 18, 2018

In Dresden, Germany, Volkswagen unveiled the platform that will underpin a proposed 10 million electric vehicles across its various brands. This platform will first appear underneath the Volkswagen I.D. set to enter production at the end of next year. Designed specifically for electric vehicles, the MEB architecture can accommodate both small and large vehicles, and...

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First Drive: 2019 Cadillac XT4

6:00 am PDT, September 18, 2018

SEATTLE, Washington — We’ve been herded into a ballroom at the Four Seasons hotel in Seattle, where we’re listening to Cadillac reps explain the why behind their new ‘Y’ trim-level strategy, augmented by a fancy PowerPoint presentation. Listed on the left arm of the slide’s Y graphic are the Premium Luxury and Platinum trims, with...

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VW Tops Land Speed Record with 600-Horsepower Jetta

3:00 am PDT, September 18, 2018

Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA) World of Speed is a smaller event than the famed Speed Week, but its smaller crowds gather in an intimate celebration of the fastest things on land. We joined Volkswagen as they endeavored to break the SCTA Blown Gas Coupe (G/BGC) class record of 208.472 mph with a 600-hp version...

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2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Package Adds Flair

9:05 pm PDT, September 17, 2018

Here at Motor Trend Group we’re quite fond of the Ram Power Wagon, our new long-term vehicle and the winner of our recent off-road truck comparison. Now, the model receives a Mojave Sand package that doesn’t make it more or less capable, but adds a few cosmetic touches. The package includes a new beige paint job...

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