sport sedans

  • Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

    Possibly no German carmaker was more shocked by the emergence of the Tesla Model S in 2012 than Porsche. Each of Porsche's models was a top performer in its segment for power, handling, and features, and sold at highly profitable prices. Then came the Tesla Model S, a five-seat hatchback sedan that offered striking looks and stunning performance in its top-end versions, soon accompanied by the Supercharger fast-charging network that now blankets the U.S. DON'T MISS: Porsche Mission E electric sedan to offer 300 miles of range, 400 hp, at minimum Porsche's understanding of that car's...

  • Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

    While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won't arrive for at least another year. And what could prove the most potent of them all—the production version of the stunning Porsche Mission E...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series, portion of spy shot from Motor Authority  [Image via S. Balfauf/SB-Medien]
    Fall debut for electric BMW 3-Series to fight Tesla Model 3: report

    In August 2016, when the first U.S. ads for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sport sedan hit the airwaves, they carried an interesting promise. "You will wait, and wait, and wait some more," the voiceover intoned, "all before that electric-car company's new model ever even arrives." That would be the...

  • Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016
    Tesla Model 3: 215-mile, $35,000 electric car revealed

    At a launch event held in Hawthorne, California, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk introduced the Model 3 sedan, the company's highest-volume, lowest-priced effort yet. The Model 3 quite closely follows the style of the Model S sedan and Model X crossover, and it’s unmistakably a Tesla. Yet at a far...

  • 2017 BMW 330e i Performance
    2017 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid on sale in late summer

    The 2017 BMw 330e plug-in hybrid arrives in the U.S. this summer.

  • 2013 BMW 7-Series 4-door Sedan 750Li RWD Grille
    2021 BMW i6 Electric Sedan Rumored To Follow 2018 i5 Crossover

    With 2016 about to arrive, BMW is by far the most advanced of the three German automakers in selling battery-electric cars. All three makers plan to offer plug-in hybrid versions of most of their lineups by 2020, but BMW has been selling its all-electric i3 five-door hatchback for more than two...

  • 2017 Jaguar XE

    The 2017 Jaguar XE 20d will feature a diesel engine from Jaguar's new Ingenium line.

  • Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
    Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed

    Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy. Even more delusional was the thought of a stock family sedan that could exceed 200 mph. Those heady performance figures were...

  • Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]
    Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S 'Best Overall' Again In 2015

    Well, Tesla Motors seems to have done it again. For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its "Best Overall" vehicle to buy for 2015. DON'T MISS: Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S Electric Car Is 'Best Overall' Vehicle (Feb 2014) As the well-regarded consumer magazine...

  • 2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012
    Fisker To Be Renamed Elux, New Karma Not On Sale Before Next Year

    Chinese maker Wanxiang, which bought the defunct Fisker Automotive out of bankruptcy, will rename the carmaker Elux, according to a Reuters report this morning. The company has also pushed back the planned relaunch of the Karma range-extended electric sport sedan until at least the middle of next...

  • Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013
    This Guy Says Tesla Will Fail As A Company; Discuss

    Tesla's future is still in doubt, some analysts say.

  • 2015 Tesla Model S P85D  [photo: owner George Parrott]
    Why I Had To Trade My Tesla Model S For A Brand-New P85D

    Last October, Tesla announced an all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric car, with up to a mind-boggling 691 horsepower, and said deliveries would start as early as December—only a two month wait. The performance specifications of the new P85D version promised supercar numbers on the...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

    It's pretty clear by now that the German luxury automakers, at first startled and shocked by the all-electric Tesla Model S, plan to fight back. But the latest report out of Germany--and it's still nothing more than a rumor--is the most indicative of how seriously one of them takes the competition. DON'T MISS: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche Electric Cars To Target Tesla Model S (Plug-In Hybrids Too) According to the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport (via trade journal Automotive News Europe), an upcoming smaller Porsche four-door sedan may be issued solely as a battery-electric car: no...

  • Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
    2015 Tesla Model S P85D: 2015 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

    Tesla Motors has shown off its Model S electric luxury sport sedan at the Detroit Auto Show since 2011. This year, its stand included both its newest and highest-performance version of the Model S--the P85D--and the standard S85D model, featuring all-wheel drive without the high-performance...

  • Tesla Model S P85D on a dyno
    Tesla P85D Top Speed, Performance To Be Boosted In 'Next Few Months'

    A Tesla Model S P85D goes for a spin on a dyno.

  • 2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]
    2014 Tesla Model S P85D: First Drive Of All-Electric AWD Performance Sedan

    As a long-time Tesla Model S owner—almost two years now—I was naturally eager to get behind the wheel of the new dual-motor P85D. I’d had a couple of brief stints in 416-hp P85 loaners while my standard S85 was in for service. Those had been exhilarating enough, almost scary. What...

  • 2014 BMW 535d xDrive, Catskill Mountains, Feb 2014
    2014 BMW 535d xDrive Diesel Sedan: Fuel Economy Drive Review

    For 2014, BMW offers diesel engines in its three sedan lines, and now we've spent a long weekend with the mid-size 5-Series sedan fitted with the fuel-efficient engine. Given the depth-of-winter test schedule, its xDrive all-wheel-drive system was very welcome--and almost a necessity for our...

  • 2015 Honda Fit launch at 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    Best In Show: Green Cars At The 2014 Detroit Auto Show

    It's a time-honored auto-show tradition, picking the best new cars and concepts in the show. While this year's Detroit Auto Show had very few cars that could genuinely be viewed as "green," we've nonetheless picked both our favorite production car and our favorite concept. MORE: 2014 Detroit Auto...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S P85 service loaner vehicle [photo: David Noland]

    A few months ago, some minor glitches in my 2013 Tesla Model S were fixed at the Tesla service center in White Plains, New York. It was a perfectly satisfactory experience, pretty much like any other service visit: Drive to the shop, read magazines for a couple of hours, get the car back, drive home. The notable differences: a longer drive (about 45 minutes each way), a mechanic who took the time to talk to me in person, and no blaring television in the waiting room. Not bad, as far as servicing your car goes. Still, it was a wasted, boring day. ALSO SEE: Life With Tesla Model S: Trying Out...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model S Recall Announced For Rear-Seat Latch Bracket

    Tesla Motors announced this morning that it will conduct a partial recall of Model S electric sedans manufactured between May 10 and June 8 of this year to fix a potentially weakened left-rear seat attachment striker bracket. According to a post on the company's website and signed by CEO Elon Musk...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S in Queens, NY, service center, awaiting delivery to buyer David Noland, Feb 2013
    Life With Tesla Model S: Trying Out The Service Program

    Tesla's announcement last month of its new service program sounded almost too good to be true. If anything went wrong with my 2013 Tesla Model S, promised CEO Elon Musk, instead of schlepping to the nearest service center, I would simply await the arrival in my driveway of the Tesla service tech...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S
    Tesla To Issue More Stock, Pay Off Energy Dept With Proceeds

    Since Tesla issued its first-quarter financials last week, its stock has been on a tear. Not only did the company have its first profitable quarter ever, but the many investors who had shorted the stock of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] are now faced with the threat of expensive margin calls. So Tesla is...

  • 2014 Acura ILX
    2014 Acura ILX Sport Sedan: More Features, Hybrid Later

    For its second model year, Acura has added new features to the ILX compact sedan, which serves as its entry-level vehicle. The 2014 Acura ILX will go on sale tomorrow at dealers for Honda's luxury brand, but an announcement of new features and upgrades thus far applies only to the two...

  • Consumer Reports tests the Tesla Model S (video screen capture)
    Consumer Reports On Tesla Model S: Best Test Car Since 2007

    Wow. Chalk up another huge accolade for the Tesla Model S electric car: Consumer Reports has awarded it 99 out of 100 points, and said it's the best car the magazine has tested since 2007. In fact, the magazine's descriptions of the luxury sport sedan brim with adjectives. The Tesla Model S "is...

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