BMW M5 Automotive News BMW Featured 

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is an Awesome BMW M5 Commercial

The latest Mission: Impossible is theaters right now, and the BMW M5 has a starring role. The car chase is being hailed by critics as one of the best in years, so if you’re a fan of BMWs, or just high-octane action in general, it’s definitely worth a trip to the theater. Along with a current generation of BMW’s legendary sports sedan, the flick also features a classic E28 model, though some fans might cringe at the treatment it receives on the streets of Paris. After all, we can’t imagine…

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New Ford Ranchero Automotive News Featured Ford 

Unibody Pickup Rumor: Is a New Ford Ranchero Coming?

Right now, industry folks are wondering whether Ford is going to bring the Ranger Raptor to the States. For the record, we think the Blue Oval would have to be totally bonkers not to bring its pint-sized trophy truck to our shores. And since we don’t think everyone in Dearborn has lost their minds? We’re confident it’ll happen — probably sooner rather than later. Now that we’ve put that burning question to rest, we can address another interesting rumor, namely, whether Ford is planning to bring back the Ranchero. It’s…

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Featured Mazda Test Drive Reviews 

Lots to Love: 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Test Drive

In the years since conquering the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere with its sporty MX-5 coupe, Mazda’s designers have turned their formidable talents toward giving the company’s entire line a premium feel. And to say the results have been impressive would be an understatement. But even as it ventured into crossovers and SUVs, the company has retained its laser focus — see the “Zoom-Zoom” campaign — on driving dynamics. Today, its customers are reaping the rewards. When we drove the Mazda CX-9 late last year, we came away impressed, so we…

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Audi PB18 e-tron Audi Automotive News Featured 

Audi PB18 e-tron Supercar Concept to Debut at Pebble Beach

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the ultimate, “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” automotive event. Seriously, Pebble Beach makes Barrett Jackson look like a public auction, and it’s the perfect place for automakers to show off their latest and greatest to a crowd that springs for seven-figure supercars like most people do tacos on Tuesday. So it’s no wonder Audi will be revealing its new PB18 e-tron there later this month. And while we don’t have any specs just yet, rest assured, it’s going to be a beast….

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BMW M2 Stick Shift Automotive News BMW Featured 

M is for Manual: BMW Performance Division Will Stick With the Stick

We hate to sound like a broken record, primarily because we love records, so we like them to play through without skips. That said, along with vinyl LPs, regular readers will remember there’s another “antiquated” technology we’re still holding on to — the manual transmission. Fortunately, fans of three-pedal performance cars just got some good news, as BMW M Division chief  Frank van Meel just told our friends at Car & Driver that hot rod M models will still offer a stick, at least for now. Here’s what he told writer…

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