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2015 BMW M5 Test Drive

Three decades ago BMW did something fun. The company grabbed hold of its mild mannered 5-series sedan and stuffed it with a version of the straight-6 engine found in the original BMW M1 super car. Power was rated at 286 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque, and aside from being able to haul your family around in all day comfort, the BMW M5 was also quick enough to keep pace with sports cars costing much, much more. Over the years the M5 has also garnered a reputation for being one…

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2015 Audi A8 Test Drive

Audi’s light freshening of the flagship A8 sedan includes all five model variants: the 3.0-liter turbo V6, the 3.0-liter V6 TDI turbodiesel, the 4.0-liter gasoline turbo V8, the pumped up 2015 Audi S8 sports model and the W12 range-topper. Some call this life-cycle refresh a facelift, and with good reason. Faces, noses, rear ends and some other bodywork bits often go back to the design staff for a nip, a tuck, a stretch or an additional appendage here and there. The 2015 A8 indeed gets all of those – none…

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2014 Lexus ES300h

Everyone’s got a doppelganger. Even cars. Lexus’ ES300h hybrid is a visual clone of the ES350 sedan, itself powered by a sole V6 engine, a very different state of affairs under the hood than the four-cylinder hybrid-drive ES300h. Lexus has been pressing hard for some time on the entry luxury hybrid button with the small, Prius-powertrained CT200h and the ES300h, the latter as an under-$40,000 luxury sedan. Indeed, Lexus estimated lofty sales numbers for the ES300h when first launched for 2013. With a price difference of just about $2,900 between…

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