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2016 Kia Sorento SXL Turbo

2016 Kia Sorento front three quarter

Redesigned for 2015 as a 2016 model, Kia’s midsize crossover CUV now comes with more solid construction, more room and more connectivity. A newly available turbocharged 4-cylinder engine boosts fuel economy, while a more sophisticated all-wheel-drive system lends the Sorento some dirt road and winter practicality. Continue reading

2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

2015 Alpina B6 front three quarter view

Specialty tuners at Alpina work over nearly every aspect of the BMW 640i Gran Coupe and make it, well, grander. From the bespoke heraldic badges to the myrtle wood trim to the highly tuned 4.4-liter turbocharged V8, the Alpina B6 is a unique mix of modern performance and traditional craftsmanship. Continue reading

2015 BMW 228i Coupe

2015 BMW 228i Front Three Quarter

BMW’s replacement for the enthusiast-favorite 1 Series coupe is slightly larger and significantly more high-tech, but still remains fundamentally true to its mission of upholding BMW’s “Ultimate Driving Machine” tag line. Continue reading

2015 Porsche Macan S

2015 Porsche Macan Front Three Quarter

Named after the Indonesian word for “tiger,” the Porsche Macan is the German automaker’s second SUV. Following in the footsteps of the Cayenne, which has become its bestselling model, this animal will likely do as well as its spicy cousin. Continue reading


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