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May 12, 2011
2011 Bentley Continental GT Base price: $192,495 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $215,675 Powertrain: 6-liter, twin-turbocharged W-12; six-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and manual shifting Horsepower: 567 at 6,000 rpm Torque: 516 pound-feet at 1,700 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 4.4 seconds Curb weight: 5,115 pounds Wheelbase: 108.1 inches ...
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BUSINESS
January 8, 2010
2010 GMC Terrain FWD V-6 Base price: $29,250 Price, as tested: $35,135 Powertrain: 3.0-liter direct-injection V-6 with variable valve timing; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode; front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive optional) Horsepower: 264 at 6,950 rpm Torque: 222 at 5,100 rpm Curb weight: 4,012 pounds 0-60 mph: 8 seconds (est.) Wheelbase: 112.5 inches Overall length: 185.3 inches EPA fuel economy: 17/25 mpg, city/highway Final thoughts: This dog won't hunt.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2011
2012 BMW 650i convertible Base price: $91,375 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $103,525 Powertrain: 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged, DOHC, 32-valve V-8 with VVT; eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting and sport mode. Horsepower: 400 at 5,500-6,400 rpm Torque: 450 pound-feet at 1,750-4,500 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 4.9 seconds Curb weight: 4,531 pounds Wheelbase: 112.4 inches Overall length: 192.8 inches EPA fuel economy: 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway Final thoughts: Choose your own adventure.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2012
2013 Acura ILX Base price: $26,795 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $32,295; ILX Tech Powertrain: 2.0-liter, SOHC four-cylinder engine; five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters Horsepower: 150 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 140 pound-feet at 4,300 rpm Curb weight: 2,970 pounds Wheelbase: 105.1 inches Overall length: 179.1 inches EPA fuel economy: 24 mpg city/35 highway Observed fuel economy:...
BUSINESS
November 24, 2011
2012 Hyundai Veloster Base price: $18,060 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $22,155 Powertrain: 1.6-liter, DOHC, four-cylinder engine with direct injection and dual CVVT; six-speed manual transmission Horsepower: 138 at 6,300 rpm Torque: 123 pound-feet at 4,850 rpm 0 to 60: 8.8 seconds (As tested by Motor Trend) Curb weight: 2,740 pounds Wheelbase: 104.3 inches Overall length: 166.1 inches EPA fuel economy: 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway Final thoughts: A tasty sandwich, but where's the beef?
BUSINESS
June 23, 2011
2011 Chrysler 300 Base price: $27,995 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $40,980 Powertrain: 3.6-liter DOHC, 24-valve V-6 with VVT; five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode Horsepower: 292 at 6,350 rpm Torque: 260 pound-feet at 4,800 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 7.2 seconds (according to Motor Trend magazine) Curb weight: 4,006 pounds Wheelbase: 120.2 inches Overall length: 198.6 inches EPA fuel economy: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway Final thoughts: A serious full-size contender
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