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September, 2018

  • 21 September

    2019 Volvo S60 Enters Production at New Plant in South Carolina

    It’s official: Volvo has made its very first car in the U.S. Copies of the 2019 Volvo S60 are now rolling off the line at the automaker’s new plant in South Carolina. The next-generation midsize sedan will arrive in Volvo dealerships in the U.S. later this year. Volvo will export half the sedans built ...

  • 20 September

    First Drive: 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

    LISBON, Portugal — A half-decade before the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ entered the world, the roaring, snorting automotive malfeasance that was the original Aventador served up a wicked paradox to the supercar faithful. Though it bore all the markings of an indomitable flagship—scissor doors, massive V-12, jaw scraping silhouette—those primordial markers ...

  • 19 September

    2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Makes 255 Horsepower

    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, ...

  • 18 September

    VW Tops Land Speed Record with 600-Horsepower Jetta

    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 ...

  • 17 September

    Seven Favorites Spotted in the Parking Lot of the 2018 Goodwood Revival

    Had your fill of the Revival’s race cars, people, and eats? Head to the pastoral field designated for classic car parking just on the outskirts of the event. Take my word on this one—you’ve never seen anything like this. Even if you’ve hit the Cars and Coffee circuit for years, ...

  • 16 September

    BMW Vision iNEXT Previews Near-Future Technology Flagship

    SAN FRANCISCO, California — A Boeing 777F—the most efficient cargo plane in the skies, several PR handlers declare proudly—sits behind a warehouse on the cargo side of San Francisco International Airport. Inside lies a semi-cylindrical version of an auto show stage and the BMW Vision iNEXT, which previews the future ...

  • 13 September

    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Grows Up

    The Mercedes-Benz GLE may be one of the best-sellers in the midsize luxury crossover segment, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t use a redesign. Despite a name change and an update for 2016, the current car has been on sale since 2011. If Mercedes wants to challenge the Lexus RX, it needs ...

  • 12 September

    Ford Adds AWD Disconnect to the 2019 Edge and Edge ST

    Ford is adding a new all-wheel-drive disconnect system to its refreshed-for-2019 Edge midsize two-row sport/utility vehicle, including the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost-powered ST model just added to the lineup. The disconnect system switches automatically between front- and all-wheel-drive using sensors to determine wheel slip, road conditions, speed, windshield wiper usage, and ...

  • 11 September

    Nine Things That Make the 2018 BMW X3 M40i Badass

    The first time I ever got to ride in a BMW was when I was twelve-years old and my older sister was dating a guy with a tricked out 1980s BMW 3 Series coupe. This BMW had the look of a lowrider and I could still remember the details vividly. ...

  • 10 September

    2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Picks Up Trail Control

    The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor gets Trail Control for the down and dirty crowd—“It’s like cruise control for off-road driving,” says Ford. If you like to go mudding in your pickup, but prefer to “focus on steering through challenging off-road conditions,” FoMoCo is offering Trail Control on the latest Raptor. ...