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Riding BMW's Vision (NEXT) of the Future

BMW turned 100 years old yesterday. The company decided to celebrate with a Carolesque view of its lifespan. To properly conceptualize their forecast of the future, they decided to make a car for the year 2116, the BMW Vision Next 100. The concept pictured above is not just a product of imagineering. That word being used in the literal sense one would infer from the portmanteau, not as an implica

Minimalist Sports Car: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai recently released a concept car; the Vision G. The Vision G as the name may or may not imply is a sneak preview of what the Genesis subbrand might have in store for the future. It was a coupe that packed the power of the Genesis sedan’s 5.0 liter Tau V8. In my humble opinion, it seems that the Korean has monumental rebranding plans in store for their flagship company. Because, while the

The Amazing Auto Jaguar Almost Made

2010 was Jaguar’s 75th anniversary. To celebrate that fact, the cat car company made a one-off hyper car that was designed to demonstrate their technological and mechanical prowess. The result was figuratively (and potentially literally) breath taking. Jaguar made a Hybrid with a amazing statistics, the car was so popular at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, it almost reached the production line. When it

Plug-in Hybrid SUV Race: Porsche Cayenne

The fact that Porsche was the first to make a Plug-in hybrid SUV is no surprise. The first hybrid ever made, was in the 19th century, by a man name Ferdinand. A year later this car premiered at the 1900 world’s fair. The Semper Vivus was the first automobile to use both electric and internal combustion engines in tandem. 115 years later, Porsche has reached the market first again; their plug-in Hy

Plug-in Hybrid SUV Race: Mercedes GLE550e

Mercedes-Benz’s new 2015 GLE line may seem like an all-new model, but it actually is not. It is just an SUV by another name. Merc is now giving all of its SUVs the G distinction, I assume for clarity’s sake. Mercedes’s GLE550e seems to be the most limited of the plug-in Hybrid SUVs hitting the market, but if it is a race, they might be getting there first as it is supposed to be released in Septem

Plug-in Hybrid SUV Race: Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is entering its second generation. This new generation is beyond exciting. Before its official release in the fall later this year; it has already nearly reached its projected production numbers for 2015: 44,000 of 50,000 in pre-orders with at least another month before hitting showrooms. And that was only in the span of less than a year from its unveiling last year. It has also wo

Plug-in Hybrid SAV Race: BMW X5

Three Automakers: BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo are trying to make a plug-in hybrid SUV before the release of the Tesla Model X. They are all being made by European Automotive royalty, but can they even compete with the scrappy upstart Tesla’s all electric SUV? Maybe... but first how do they stack up against one another. First up, a plugin SAV from BMW: their new X5 xDrive40e (is a mouthful) seems to e

Audi R8: Grace Plus Race

The Audi R8 debuted in 2007, when it did it revolutionized the entire brand. Before then people saw the Bavarian based Automaker (no, not Bavarian Motor Works) as an afterthought, especially after the other Bavarian company (this time I do mean BMW). People thought: well we’ve seen BMWs, Jags, Mercedi, Lexi, Acuras, Cadillacs and nothing has struck our attention… maybe we should swing

Chevrolet Silverado Overhaul

Truck sales are normalizing by US standards (up by five percent), and leading the charge is the Chevrolet Silverado’s 15 percent vault. Ford recently revamped their flagship F-150. It now features aluminum paneling among other changes. Despite the technical superiority of the new model, sales of the F-series have dropped by almost two and a half percent. It seems that the Chevrolet Silverado

Ford Focus: More Than a Face

For years the Ford Focus has been one of the best selling compact cars in this country. Currently the only cars that are ranked better and/or sell more in the compact car category are the Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf and Jetta in descending order. The Ford Focus, however has more adaptability than most of its rivals, behind a pretty face, it has a sport version, a gas-efficient EcoBoost version and an