2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Entry-Level Benz Packs Tech & Performance

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA is an ideal, entry-level luxury vehicle. Technology options are numerous, including the new MBUX interface. A more powerful turbo engine joins the model range for the new year. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA is one of those four-door “coupe” deals that, apart from driving me nuts by Mercedes trying to call a…

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Automoblog Book Garage: Mini: 60 Years

Mini enthusiasts will appreciate this insightful book packed full of wonderful photos. Author Giles Chapman takes us through the history of the world’s most fashionable car. Our Book Garage series showcases what every gearhead and enthusiast should add to their library.   I recently received another book in the mail from Motorbooks called Mini: 60 Years. It has a bright yellow…

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Dodge Charger Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition: Fit For The King

Quick question. If you’re going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of your performance cars, how much horsepower is enough? Let’s say you are making the Dodge Charger Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition, with an upgraded version of the Hellcat engine, just how much horsepower do you stuff under the hood? A lot. Too much. 717….

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2020 Audi S7: A Quick Look At This New Sportback

The 2020 Audi S7 arrives with more power under the hood and more tech inside.  An on-board, 48V electric compressor helps boosts low-end torque for acceleration.  Starting MSRP for the S7, depending on trim level, is between $84,000 and $90,000.  So you’re a success. You’ve made some money, have a small family, and a disposition…

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2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray: The Game (And Mind) Changer

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the first mid-engine Vette in history.  With a relatively low starting MSRP, it’s hard to willfully ignore the new Vette. Is it possible the 2020 Chevy Corvette will change old minds and win new hearts?  Now that the dust has cleared, and we’re getting to the point where the 2020…

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2020 VW Lineup: A Quick Look At The Changes & New Features

The 2020 VW lineup receives a host of new tech and safety updates.  Wireless charging and on-board Wi-Fi is now available on most models.  The VW Golf remains our top choice in terms of affordability and efficiency.  For automakers, the 2020 model year is right around the corner. Volkswagen, being one of the largest car…

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Ford Ranger FX2 Shows New Trends In The Truck Market

The Ford Ranger FX2 offers new styling elements and performance-oriented features.  FX2 buyers among the growing number wanting more personalized options for their truck.  The two operative words here are “sporty” and “style.” That’s what you will be getting if you plunk down the cash for the FX2 package on your new Ford Ranger. It’s…

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Automoblog Book Garage: The Complete Book of Porsche 911

Porsche fans will appreciate this insightful book packed full of wonderful photos. Author Randy Leffingwell takes us through the history of Stuttgart’s most famous car. Our Book Garage series showcases what every gearhead and enthusiast should add to their library.   Icon is a word thrown around all to easily these days. You find undeserving people in the music…

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