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2019 BMW Z4

Take a look at BMW’s Z series, which stretches all the way back to 1989 with the Z1, and you’ll see a few common design themes across the entire lineup. But you’ll see a more obvious design lineage when you look at just the Z3 and last two Z4s. The 2019 BMW Z4 diverges slightly …

2019 Ford Gt

In 1968, a Ford GT40 wearing the iconic Gulf Oil livery and fielded by JW Automotive Engineering won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A year later, the same car — chassis number 1075 — won again, making it one of only a few vehicles to win the prestigious endurance race more than once. For …

2019 BMW 330i

E21. E30. E36. E46. E90. F30. To the most people, it’s nothing but alphanumeric gibberish. Read them off to my mother and she would probably stand up and yell, “Bingo!” But car guys, real car guys, know these numbers well –- the six generations of the legendary BMW 3 Series. And the seventh, chassis code …

Tesla

Call me crazy, but I’d take this over a Model X any day of the week… and not just because these rear doors will never need maintenance. Volvo’s styling has been given high praise ever since it moved to its latest iteration, and it appears a man who helped capture that magic might be giving …

Toyota Tacoma TRD

For years, the Toyota Tacoma ruled the midsize truck roost. Sure, the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier had some success, but they were mostly bit players. The Taco was king in both performance and sales figures. That’s not the case anymore. Since Chevy introduced the second-gen Colorado and variants like the Colorado ZR2, …

2019 Mercedes A220 Sedan

A little over 35 years ago, Mercedes-Benz debuted a new model, the 190. It might have been the company’s smallest, cheapest car, but it was one of the most advanced, too. The 190 since morphed into the C-Class, which is bigger and more luxurious than ever, creating room for a new entry-level sedan. Meet the …

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, like its forerunners, promises to be all things to all people. It’s a quiet and comfortable commuter one day and a corner carving riot the next. It does both of those things without compromising either too much. It’s part of the reason that it has remained as popular as it …

Mazda6

Though June overall wasn’t a terrible month for automaker sales, at least for the most part, it was pretty hideous for midsize family sedans. Basically every single model in the segment saw declining numbers including the Subaru Legacy, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Volkswagen Passat, and even perennial volume sellers such as the Honda Accord and …

2019 BMW X4

Few things drain your energy like the heat and humidity on a sunny spring day in the South, even when the A/C is on full blast. There’s an intenseness to the warmth that hits you like a wave the moment you step outside. The air feels thick and wet and heavy. Heat waves radiate from …

2019 Nissan 370Z

In the classic-car world, Z-cars are red hot. Interest is high, and there has been a surge in values over the last 10 years, as baby boomers and Gen-Xers, fueled by their inner high-schooler, are paying up for top-quality, well-preserved examples. First-generation Datsun 240Zs, sold from 1970 to 1973, and twin-turbo Nissan 300ZX models from …