Proof that the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S is unbreakable
On a SoCal runway used by General Patton to train soldiers for WWII, we
line up the turbo for the first of 50
back-to-back launches. Porsche's PR man called this test "abusive." We
think it's a fitting tribute to the 911's 50th anniversary. The turbo, however, does not do 50 launches. It does
61, because we get woozy from acceleration and lose count. Read the rest of
the story at http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-reviews/2014-porsche-911-turbo-s-65-7-roa0314
Spied: 2015 BMW M3
We've seen prototypes of the 2015 BMW M3, we've seen its guts, we've even
been hustled around BMW's test track in the passenger seat. This marks the
first time we've seen the uncamouflaged skin of the new car, codenamed F80.
Euro-Clash: Mercedes E550 Sport vs. BMW 550i Sport vs. Jaguar XF Premium
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport vs. 2009 BMW 550i Sport vs. 2010 Jaguar XF
Premium @ INSIDELINE.COM:
Building an ideal executive-style luxury sedan is not an easy task for a
carmaker. If the car turns out too soft and isolated, you lose enthusiasts
who aren't quite ready to retire in a Lexus. Too complex or high-strung and
you risk alienating your technology-challenged, soft-in-the-middle buyers
who expect a measure of mindless comfort. Get the balance just right, and
your five-passenger $60,000 midsize sedan will both impress with remarkable
dynamics and indulge with palpable comfort.
We've gathered three such vehicles for this comparison: the 2009 BMW 550i,
2010 Jaguar XF Premium and 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport.
The 2009 BMW 550i is widely regarded as the benchmark among sporting luxury
sedans with its imposing modern design, 360-horsepower 4.8-liter V8 and
legendary sporting dynamics. For a car that's been around for five years,
its reputation remains consistently impressive.
All-new in '09, the Jaguar XF now is available in a midlevel model, and
this Jaguar XF Premium includes not only a new 385-hp direct-injection
5.0-liter V8 but also more standard features. Riding a 1st-place finish
from the last time we collected four similar cars in 2008, the Brit car
should be taken seriously.
The new-generation 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport stands a very good chance
of improving on its previous 3rd-place finish. Sure, the 382-hp 5.5-liter
V8 is a carryover item from the outgoing E-Class, yet Mercedes-Benz has
spent a considerable sum to refine this ninth-generation E-Class into a car
meant to define this segment of sedans.
Roadfly.com - 2011 Infiniti M56 Road Test & Review
Beautifully sleek and curvaceous, the 2011 Infiniti M56 is an exciting and
luxurious ride. Infiniti has lengthened this year's models dimensions,
increasing the length, height and width overall. Its new powerful engine
and flowing redesign are all intact from the 2010 model as well. Roadfly TV
and host Ross Rapoport took a good look at the M56 and they were very
Under the hood the Infiniti boasts some true and surprising power. The M56
has a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and gets 417
pound-feet of torque. This impressive feat lets the M get to 60 mph in a
time of roughly 4.9 seconds. The seven-speed automatic transmission is
flawless, shifting gears with a fluid ease, making great use out of all 420
Inside, the Infiniti shines. The dash and interior materials are made from
Japanese ash wood, giving a the M56 a unique and timeless aesthetic.
Comfortability and luxury are not a problem here.
Altogether the Infiniti M56, sold as the Nissan Fuga in Japan, is a
seductive competitor to such European hallmarks as the BMW 5-Series or the
Mercedes-Benz E550 and is hot on their heels in terms of desirability and
driving enthusiasm. Drivers seeking a classy and distinguished alternative
to the European market would do well to take a close look at the M56.
Host: Ross Rapoport
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2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport vs Mercedes-Benz E350 vs BMW 535i race track review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Lexus GS 350 F is taking direct aim
at both the new Mercedes-Benz E350 and the new BMW 535i. We recently had a
chance to drive all three cars on the race track in Las Vegas to compare
how well the newest and perhaps sexiest Lexus does against these two very
well regarded and long established German luxury performance sedans. Check
out this first drive review of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F as we test all
three cars head to head.
2012 Infiniti M37 S HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Infiniti could have copied BMW or Mercedes
like so many have before, but they've clearly taken their own road with the
M37 S. It delivers the stuff needed to play in this market, the only thing
missing are enlightened buyers. Tom Voelk follows a BMW 7 Series in
downtown traffic without touching the brake pedal to see how well Distance
Control Assist works.
2011 Infiniti M56 vs. 2011 BMW 550i Comparison Test
Edmunds.com puts the 2011 BMW 550i and the 2011 Infiniti M56 in a head to
head comparison test of performance luxury sedans.
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Audi Smokes BMW? 2010 Audi S4 vs. 2009 BMW 335i
2010 Audi S4 vs. 2009 BMW 335i Comparison Test:
2008 BMW M3 @ the Track Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu7uy6m4rw0
Given all the praise heaped on the BMW 3 Series over the years, we can't
blame you for thinking there's more to the story. We've heard all the
conspiracy theories, most of them involving checks in large denominations
This might seem believable to a certain segment of the population, but
there's a far less interesting truth behind all those wins: The BMW was the
best car. Sure, certain rivals often upped their game in one area or
another, but the 3 Series always put it all together in a way that made it
So now the 2010 Audi S4 is here to take another shot. It's all-new this
year and the old V8 is gone. There's now a supercharged V6 in its place,
along with a lower price designed to better align the S4 with the BMW 335i.
The BMW 3 Series received a face-lift of its own last year. It was mostly
minor trim changes and the like, but we're told that iDrive thing was
tweaked again, too (oh, lovely).
Sounds like a fair fight, no?
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550.
It competes with the Audi A6 and Cadillac STS.
Shot and produced by: Matthew Avery and Eric Rossi
Edited by: Lindsay Bjerregaard