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BMW M boss promises electrification for all cars in 12 years

BMW M boss promises electrification for all cars in 12 years

BMW's M division plans to embrace electrification in a serious way, promising to offer electrified options of its entire M sports car line-up. The German automaker had already announced its ambitious roadmap for electrified cars, saying earlier this year that it wants to have 25 such models by 2025. Now, according to BMW M's chief, the division is pushing even more aggressively.

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2019 BMW i8 Roadster First Look: Topless Hybrid

2019 BMW i8 Roadster First Look: Topless Hybrid

Given the choice between a coupe and a convertible, I’m always inclined to go with the latter, and now those who think similarly but who want a BMW i8 have an option. Just announced at the LA Auto Show 2017, the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster takes a sharp knife to the roof, though the differences between it and the also updated 2019 i8 Coupe are more than just the wind in your hair. Both have been in line for a number of improvements, including a welcome jolt of extra power.

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The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is pitch-perfect: First Look

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is pitch-perfect: First Look

Jeep could've really screwed it up. The 2018 Wrangler could've been a pastiche of its iconic predecessors: all style for the mall parking lot, but none of the off-road ability some owners still demand. Happily, our first real-life glimpse of the 2018 Wrangler suggests Jeep has done just fine.

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Volvo’s car subscription plan: Everything you need to know

Volvo’s car subscription plan: Everything you need to know

Care by Volvo may not be a new car, but the subscription car service is certainly one of the most interesting announcements at the LA Auto Show 2017 this week. Volvo's alternative to leasing or financing a 2019 XC40 is a recipe for simplicity: pay $600 per month, for two years, and the automaker covers everything bar the fuel. It's the most affordable car subscription we've seen so far: read on for everything you need to know.

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If VW’s I.D. CROZZ is the electric future, we can’t wait

If VW’s I.D. CROZZ is the electric future, we can’t wait

We're on the cusp of an electrification revolution, and if the Volkswagen I.D. trio are anything to go by, we think it's time to bring it on. Joined at the LA Auto Show 2017 today by the new I.D. CROZZ, the line-up of EVs may look different from the outside, but under their sheet metal they share a common architecture. However, Volkswagen's modular electric platform isn't the only theme.

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2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible First Look: Chevy melts some faces

2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible First Look: Chevy melts some faces

Very orange, and very angry. That's the unavoidable first impression when faced with the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible, Chevrolet's 755 horsepower route to getting lots, and lots, and lots of wind in your hair. Open-top sibling to the Corvette ZR1 coupe, the drop-top refuses to succumb to the old adage that cutting the roof off also means compromising on performance.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS is a 48V hybrid luxury four-door coupe

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS is a 48V hybrid luxury four-door coupe

Mercedes arguably started the four-door coupe segment back in 2003, and now the third-generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS is here to bring it right up to date. Still instantly recognizable with its arching roof line, the new CLS was revealed today at the LA Auto Show 2017, and is expected to go on sale in the US next year. It features some high-tech powertrain and cabin gadgetry, too, along with an all-new engine.

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2019 Infiniti QX50 revealed with a world’s-first engine

2019 Infiniti QX50 revealed with a world’s-first engine

There's no denying that the US is crossover-crazy, and Infiniti wants a piece of the luxury action with this, the 2019 Infiniti QX50. Making its official debut at the LA Auto Show 2017 today, the all-new SUV won't be mistaken for any other brand from the outside. However, it's what's going on under the hood that could shake up the segment.

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Damson S-Series makes Dolby Atmos wireless: Hands-on

Damson S-Series makes Dolby Atmos wireless: Hands-on

Home cinema fans want Dolby Atmos, but they generally don't want a room full of speakers and cables: enter Damson's confusingly small, wireless Atmos surround sound system. The British company has cooked up the first wireless modular home cinema system to support Atmos sound, promising ridiculously easy setup and performance that punches above its scale. I picked up some popcorn to find out if that could be true.

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LA Auto Show 2017 preview: 5 new cars we can’t wait to see

LA Auto Show 2017 preview: 5 new cars we can’t wait to see

2017 may be drawing to a close, but there's still one big event left: the LA Auto Show 2017 kicks off this week. Finishing up the year on a high, we're expecting a wide range of new cars from automakers domestic and international. Convertible hybrids, more capacious new SUVs, and some serious luxury... check out five of the cars we're most excited about, set to debut at this year's show.

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7 best premium smartphones of 2017

7 best premium smartphones of 2017

With the year almost over and all of 2017 premium racehorses in position, it’s time to take stock of what’s available to us so far. Just in time, too, since the holiday, and therefore shopping, season is upon us. Not everyone can be winners, and, let’s face it, we probably don’t want them to be. Sooner or later, choices have to be made. Picking out a new smartphone, especially when you’re playing for both teams, can be a pretty daunting quest. Since no one size fits all, and no smartphone can be perfect for everything and everyone, we’ve tried to present this year’s top models along different use cases and needs.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S 4MATIC+ First Drive: SUV royalty

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S 4MATIC+ First Drive: SUV royalty

When money is no object, and you feel the need for attention on the school run, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV with its handcrafted 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine is the ultimate midsize SUV for the family. If you can't make it first in the line for school pick-up with a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds - thanks to 469 HP and 479 lb.-ft of torque - then there's something wrong. All that power starts right at 1,750 rpm, too, so hold on tight the moment your lead foot hits the gas pedal, because that’s some serious grunt for a family hauler.

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