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2019 Porsche 911

2019 Porsche 911There’s a new version on the way soon, but the 2019 Porsche 911 is here to bide time and burn money. This year is the last of the 991 generation, the 992-generation 911 is due later this year. For its last year, the 2019 911 earns a 7.0 on our overall scale, which is very high for a (mostly) six-figure car with two usable seats. (Read more...

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class preview

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA ClassThe 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has some work to do to stand out in the German automaker’s showrooms. Its predecessor got by on its looks and its low price. The 2020 CLA250 has a new baby sibling in a new 2019 A-Class that’s not as pretty but may have more rational appeal to some buyers. Then again, the CLA250’s dramatic...

2019 BMW 3-Series

2019 BMW 3-Series (330i M Sport)With the 2019 3-Series, BMW wants to remind the world that it makes the compact sport sedans that define what sport sedans actually are. Nevermind that its own X3 SUV is superior for carrying people, and comes eerily close to the 3-Series performance bogeys of steering and ride—the 3-Series is BMW’s franchise player. As it veers back...

Michigan puts digital license plates on the road

California digital license plateFollowing their high-tech debut in California last year, Michigan's Secretary of State on Thursday green-lighted the roll-out of digital license plates by the end of 2019. The digital plates are made by Reviver Auto and use the same technology as those now legal in California and Arizona. Called the Rplate, the technology's display is similar to...

What's New for 2019: Cadillac

2019 Cadillac XT4Cadillac is in the midst of a major shakeup. What you'll find in a dealer's showroom during the 2019 model year probably depends on when you visit. The automaker's new XT4 is its smallest crossover SUV, a model that squares off against the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, among others. Its lineup grows during 2019 with the big XT8, a crossover SUV that's...