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Driven: Alfa Romeo 4c

posted by on 6 October 2014 in First Drive


The engine’s noise has subsided from a roar to a quiet purr with a deep bass burble underneath, overlaid with the mechanical tickover of the drivetrain right behind my head. The climate control is still blowing cool air on me, but I’m warm, flush with the thrill and adrenaline that comes after one of “those” […] More…

Driven: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

posted by on 23 September 2014 in First Drive

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

“Entry Level” luxury cars can be a precarious thing. Part of the very nature of a luxury brand is that it’s something which, for most people, is out of reach. It’s something to aspire to, something to work for. Something to earn. The question is, how hard do the luxury marques want people to work […] More…

Driven: 2014 Audi RS7

posted by on 17 December 2013 in Features First Drive


When it comes to the Audi RS 7, I plead the 5th. I refuse to recount who’s driving or the exact state (other than one of heady euphoria) in which we’re driving, somewhere near the California/Nevada border. I refuse to reveal any of these details on the grounds they may incriminate my co-driver or me […] More…

Jaguar F-Type First Drive

posted by on 15 December 2013 in First Drive


I am in a parking lot at a private racetrack in the Catskill mountains of New York. The event that brought me here is a general automotive press association test day, so there are plenty of offerings from various manufacturers strewn across the black asphalt. Some of them are getting a lot more attention than […] More…

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

posted by on 20 September 2012 in First Drive


What, you can’t tell the 2013 Mercedes GLK from last year’s? That’s OK, take a look inside, where it counts. Here’s our assessment of the much improved 2013 GLK 350. More…

2013 Audi Q5 3.0TFSI S-Line

posted by on 14 September 2012 in First Drive


It’s certainly not an S4 Avant. Which is why our man George finds himself conflicted in his appreciation for the newly supercharged 2013 Audi Q5 3.0TFSI with S-line package. More…

2012 Jaguar XJ Supersport Speed

posted by on 16 August 2012 in First Drive


So what if you can’t actually use the elevated 174-mph speed limiter. At least you know you could. We did it on the Autobahn with Jaguar’s XJL Supersport with Speed package. More…

2013 Audi A4 allroad

posted by on 13 August 2012 in First Drive


With its adjustable suspension and truly unique appearance, we really liked the first Audi allroad. For 2013 the name is back, but is it the same cool car we fondly remember? More…

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

posted by on 31 July 2012 in First Drive


The glory days of the hot hatch era are long gone, but the Fiat 500 Abarth has us longing for those simpler times again. More…

2012 BMW M6 Convertible

posted by on 30 July 2012 in First Drive


As performance enthusiasts and disciples of the purity of such cars as the E30 M3, we should decry the new M6 – particularly in convertible form – as an imposter of sorts, a traitor to its lineage, right? But we can’t. Because we’ve driven it. More…