Author Archive: Alex Kramer
For years Subaru has marketed the Outback as the go-to vehicle for the outdoor crowd. Although the previous generation, launched in 2010, made the Outback look more like a crossover SUV, for most people the Outback continues to serve as a modern day station wagon, but one with surprising off road capability. The new 2015 Outback continues with the same basic recipe, but offers a few tweaks here and there to help perfect the formula.
Now in its fifth year, the Legends of the Autobahn show brings together fans of German made automobiles during Pebble Beach Concours week. Amongst the many rows of shining German engineering, there were an overwhelming number of older Mercedes-Benz cars that made us pause and discover the many stories to be found. One classic Benz […]
BMW has unveiled three significant cars at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: the BMW Vision Future Luxury, the BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition, and the 30th Anniversary BMW M5. BMW Vision Future Luxury With groundbreaking exterior and interior design, along with innovative technology, the BMW Vision Future Luxury offers a glimpse into the long-term […]
Luxury crossovers are one of the hottest segments in the market, and smaller sized entry-level premium crossovers have become especially enticing for new car buyers. More practical than a sedan, and with the kind of features and performance befitting a luxury car, these little utes are being snapped up by young couples and single professionals in surprising numbers.
The Chevy Suburban has been around for quite a while. So long, in fact, that it now has the distinction of being the longest continuous use automotive nameplate in the world. The Suburban was also the first truck-based SUV, and continues to be one of GM’s most profitable models.
Likes: Screaming 4.2L V8 loves to rev to its 8,000+ rpm redline Handling limits are so high you’ll be itching to hit the track Superb 7-speed S-tronic transmission makes you forget that there is no clutch pedal Typical Audi interior is comfortable and hard to fault Dislikes: The smallish V8 lacks low-end grunt, especially compared […]
Round 2: German Compact Coupes – BMW M235i vs. Mercedes CLA 45 AMG For those who feel that stuffing a big engine in a large car is a bit clumsy and oafish, the Germans have long provided a satisfying answer. After all, BMW practically invented the small sports sedan, and now even AMG has decided […]