Monthly Archives: December 2017

BMW Cranks Out 3-series, M3, and M4 Limited Editions for Japan ""

There might be subzero temperatures here at our headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but in Japan, BMW is turning up the heat. The Bavarians are treating the Japanese to an extra dose of exclusivity with limited runs of specially equipped M3 and M4 Competition models called the Heat Editions. Following the release…

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301-hp 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V-6 Tested! ""

Toss out “Toyota Camry” during a word-association game, and most automotive enthusiasts would respond with some allegory for anonymity, appliance, or a similarly unflattering description for automotive wallpaper. The latest Camry, with its all-new platform, new powertrains, and expressive styling, attempts to shake off that image. The range-topping Camry XSE…

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Remembering the K-Car: Chrysler’s Savior Gets No Respect ""

In the early ’80s, Chrysler was saved from financial ruin by selling the front-drive K-car, a nice Reliant automobile that would spawn numerous inexpensive-to-produce variants. As disrespected as it was versatile, the lowly K-car spread its plebeian roots and survived until 1995. Cue the highlight reel: READ MORE ›› …

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Luxury, Japanese-Style: Revisiting the Original Lexus LS400 ""

A lot can change when a new generation of Americans discovers its wallet. World War II resentment of the Japanese people meant that Americans in the immediate postwar era avoided Japanese goods. Japanese stuff was the original junk, and their cars were nothing but tin cans. At a certain moment…

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