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June 3, 2010
2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Base price: $32,845 Price, as tested: $40,160 Powertrain: 5.0-liter, V-8, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, twin independent variable camshaft timing, six-speed manual Horsepower: 412 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 390 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm Curb weight: 3,720 pounds Wheelbase: 107.1 inches Overall length: 188.1 inches EPA fuel economy: ...
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BUSINESS
June 30, 2011
2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Base price: $40,040 (includes destination charge) Price as tested: $43,770 Powertrain: 3.7-liter, SOHC, VTEC V-6, 4 valves per cylinder, all-wheel drive, six-speed manual Horsepower: 305 at 6,300 rpm Torque: 273 pound-feet at 5,000 rpm Wheelbase: 109.3 inches Overall length: 194 inches Curb weight: 3,994 pounds 0 to 60: 6.2 seconds EPA fuel economy: 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway...
BUSINESS
February 10, 2011
2012 Ford Focus Base price: $16,270 Price as tested: $24,385 (including destination charge) Powertrain: 2.0-liter, inline-four, direct injection, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, twin independent variable camshaft timing, six-speed PowerShift automatic Horsepower: 160 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 146 pound-feet at 4,450 rpm Wheelbase: 104.3 inches Overall length: 178.5 inches Curb weight:...
BUSINESS
January 19, 2012
2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Base price: $18,245 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $25,345, Sport Limited five-door Powertrain: 2.0-liter, DOHC, four-cylinder boxer engine; continuously variable transmission with paddle shifters Horsepower: 148 at 6,200 rpm Torque: 145 pound-feet at 4,200 rpm 0-60: 9.8 seconds Curb weight: 3,086 pounds Wheelbase: 104.1 inches ...
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March 3, 2011
2011 Hyundai Elantra Base price: $15,625 (includes destination charge) Price, as tested: $22,905 Powertrain: 1.8-liter, 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder with dual continuously variable valve timing; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting Horsepower: 148 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 131 pound-feet at 4,700 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 9.1 seconds Curb weight: 2,877 pounds Wheelbase: ...
BUSINESS
September 6, 2012
2013 Porsche Boxster S Base price: $61,850 (including destination charge) Price tested: $84,120 Powertrain: 3.4-liter, direct-injected flat six-cylinder engine; six-speed manual transmission Horsepower: 315 at 6,700 rpm Torque: 266 pound-feet at 4,500-5,800 rpm 0-60: 4.8 seconds Curb weight: 2,910 pounds Wheelbase: 97.4 inches Overall length: 172.2 inches EPA fuel economy: 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway Observed...
BUSINESS
September 16, 2010
It's a flag waver Base price: $38,990 Price, as tested: $50,035 Powertrain: 3.6-liter DOHC 24-valve inline V-6 engine; six-speed automatic transmission with manual and Sport mode Horsepower: 304 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 273 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm Curb weight: 3,909 pounds Wheelbase: 113.4 inches Overall length: 188.5 inches EPA fuel economy: 18/27 mpg...
BUSINESS
January 15, 2010
2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro Base price: $155,000 Price, as tested: $172,250 Powertrain: Mid-mounted, direct-injection 5.2-liter DOHC V-10, 40 valves, variable valve timing and intake geometry; six-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission; all-wheel drive Horsepower: 525 at 8,000 rpm Torque: 391 pound-feet at 6,500 rpm Curb weight: 3,726 pounds (with automatic...
BUSINESS
November 15, 2012
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Base price: $25,995 (including destination) Price, model tested: $28,680, C-Max Hybrid SE Powertrain: 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine paired with a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor powered by a 1.4-kWh lithium-ion battery; continuously variable transmission (CVT) Horsepower: 188 0-60: 8.2 seconds, according to Motor Trend Curb weight: 3,640 pounds Wheelbase: 104.3 inches Overall length: 173.6 inches EPA fuel economy: 47/47 mpg city and highway Final thoughts: Faster than it looks
BUSINESS
January 27, 2011
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Base price: Not yet announced (estimated $100,000-plus) Powertrain: Spray-guided direct fuel injection with piezo injectors; 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V-8; four valves per cylinder; seven-speed automatic with speed shift Horsepower: 550 at 5,750 rpm Torque: 590 pound-feet at 2,000-4,500 rpm Wheelbase: 113.2 inches Overall length: 196.7 inches Curb weight: ...
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