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2012 Mini Cooper Coupe JCW

posted by on 9 May 2012 in Passing Lane

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What do fingerless gloves, pre-distressed jeans and the Mini Coupe have in common? Read John Acton’s take on the 2012 Cooper S Coupe JCW to find out. More…

2012 Audi A6

posted by on 5 October 2011 in Passing Lane

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Audi Connect is definitely a promising idea, but just how groundbreaking is it in its current form? More…

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL550

posted by on 28 September 2011 in Passing Lane

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Yes, a Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec is probably the ideal big-family hauler, but the GL550 feels more like a seven-seat S-class. We drive a factory-fresh 2012 model, the last of the naturally aspirated V8s. More…

2011 Jaguar XFR

posted by on 8 September 2011 in Passing Lane

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We take the Jaguar XKR with Black Pack to the blacktop of Michigan. More…

2012 Volkswagen Eos Lux

posted by on 30 August 2011 in Passing Lane

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Volkswagen convertibles once dotted the landscape, but today’s torchbearer, the Eos, is all but invisible. We drove the updated 2012 Eos Lux to see what’s up. More…

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG

posted by on 24 August 2011 in Passing Lane

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This was our first real outing in the 2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG since our introduction to the newly redesigned CL lineup last fall. To paraphrase this writer’s distant relative, the 536-horsepower, hand-built 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 had already corrupted us absolutely with its power… More…

2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

posted by on 11 August 2011 in Passing Lane

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Not every car that shows up for review is a fully-loaded budget buster. BMW sent a new X3 with a boatload of blank switches and panels. But does that make it a stripper? More…

2011 Volkswagen CC R-Line

posted by on 29 July 2011 in Passing Lane

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Good looking, great performing and less expensive than it suggests. The CC R-Line might be just be the best example of what a modern Volkswagen should be. More…

2011 Saab 9-5 BioPower

posted by on 26 July 2011 in Passing Lane

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Chasing Audi is an ambitious goal for Saab. The 9-5 2.0T comes close, but misses the mark in one key area. We bet you can guess what that is. More…

2012 Audi A7 3.0 TFSI

posted by on 21 July 2011 in Passing Lane

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Remember when German luxury cars were a little, um, stiff? Well, the Audi A7 will make you forget all about those day. More…