28th June 2013
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2013 North American International Auto Show – Everything You Need to Know

We’re on the showroom floor of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will be covering all angles of the show. From vehicle unveils like the highly-anticipated 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette to our Reporter’s Notebook, we’ll be providing unsurpassed coverage of everything we come across. From this very spot, you can access all of our show coverage including vehicle ...
25th June 2013
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Feature Flick: Tesla Model S Out-Drags BMW M5 – Rumor Central

Are electric cars always slow, planet-saving vehicles? Not necessarily. Contributor Ezra Dyer recently pitted a Tesla Model S electric sedan against one of Germany’s hottest performance four-doors — the 2013 BMW M5 — in an impromptu drag race, and the result was closer than anyone expected. Dyer subjected the two luxury sedans to a 0-to-100-mph drag race at Gingerman Raceway in western Michigan. While we won’t spoil the result, it’s worth looking at how the two ...
22nd June 2013
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Weekend Roundup: 2012 Chicago Auto Show, Tesla Model X, Chevrolet Cruze Wagon – Rumor Central

Been away from your computer this week and missed all the automotive news? We’ve gathered a few of the top stories of the past week for your convenience. 2012 Chicago Auto Show Check out our coverage of this week’s Chicago auto show, with news and photos from all the new product debuts. New cars on display at this year’s show range from practical rides like the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT and 2012 Nissan NV200 van, to performance ...
17th June 2013
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Week in Review: The Rise and Fall of the Electric Car and Everything In Between

You would have loved to be in our office this week, especially with some big announcements from two environmental-centric automakers. Fisker looks like it’s circling the drain while rival Tesla is getting ready to expand. On top of that, the suddenly relevant Shanghai Motor Show is just around the corner, and automakers are preparing for that, including one blast from the past: ...
16th June 2013
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2013 Automobile Of The Year: Let The Testing Begin – Rumor Central

It’s that time again. No, we’re not talking college football, major-league baseball post-season action, or even habitual trips to the cider mill for freshly-pressed juice and sugary treats. It’s time for Automobile’s editors and contributors to break out of the offices, retreat to a secretive spot in western Michigan, sample some of the latest and greatest sheetmetal on the market, and ultimately name one vehicle as the 2013 Automobile Of The Year. Our testing and deliberation runs this ...
16th June 2013
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Staff Picks: The Best and Worst Cars We Drove in 2012

And just like that, we’re closing the book on 2012 and preparing to start 2013. Motor Trend staffers were lucky enough to drive a wide assortment of fantastic cars, with everything from the 74-hp Volkswagen Up! to the 691-hp Lamborghini Aventador passing through our garage. Of the hundreds of cars we’ve driven this year, these are the cars that stood out most to our editors in 2012, for better and for worse. Erick Ayapana, Associate Online ...
14th June 2013
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Auto Makers Have Fewer Differences According to Consumers, Survey

The past few years has seen major shakeups in the automotive industry, and it shows in a recent survey on brand perception conducted by Consumer Reports. Once dominant players Toyota, Honda, Ford, and Chevrolet remain on top, but each automaker has seen its points gap decrease compared to last year. In the meantime, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has broken into the top ...
11th June 2013
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Unlikely Rivals: Tesla Model S Challenges BMW M5 to a Drag Race in New Video

We’ve tested the Tesla Model S and driven Elon Musk’s personal car to test its range — what else is left to evaluate about the fully electric premium four-door? A drag race with a new BMW M5 would be a good place to start, and that’s exactly what Automobile magazine has done in a new video. The contender with an internal combustion engine is the new BMW M5 sedan, which is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter ...