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BMW 6-Series

posted by on 19 January 2011 in Evolution

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If you want to see an automaker’s dream car, all you have to do is look at its gran turismo coupe. In BMW’s case, it’s the 6-series coupe, and with a new one on the horizon we took a spin in an original L6. There’s a definite lineage straight through to the new version. More…

Mercedes-Benz Gullwings, from 300SL to SLS AMG

posted by on 15 October 2010 in Evolution

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How do you get seat time in a classic gullwing SL? You trade keys with the owner. The key to an SLS AMG should do. More…

Thirty Years of BMW GS Motorcycles

posted by on 8 April 2010 in Evolution

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In September of 1980, BMW presented the first R 80 G/S to motorcycle journalists. Skeptics soon became true believers, and just like that BMW created a whole new class of motorcycle. Thirty years on, we look at how it all started. More…

Volkswagen GTI

posted by on 23 October 2009 in Evolution

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For more than three decades the Volkswagen Golf GTI has been the performance car of choice for enthusiasts throughout the world who appreciate its unique combination of lively driving dynamics, surprising practicality and unexpected economy. It’s a rare vehicle, one that defies social classification — appealing to young and mature alike, wealthy or otherwise. More…