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Nov 21

Car and Driver 10Best list cracked by Tesla Model S, BMW 3 Series left off

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Car and Driver 10Best LogoCar and Driver is keeping new blood pumping into its annual 10Best cars list with three new entries making it on for 2015 and a perennial favorite falling off. Among the biggest shocks this year is that the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series are no longer named, despite years of some portion of that lineup earning a mention. In another surprise, the Tesla Model S (specifically in S 60 trim to fit under the $80,000 cost cap) makes it to the 2015 roster and is the only electrically motivated member of the group.

Despite the loss of the 3 Series, BMW isn't entirely shut out this year, because the M235i gets its name on the list. Car and Driver argues that the little coupe feels like a welcome throwback to the E46 chassis M3 of the early 2000s. In addition to the Model S, the final newbie to the annual group is the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The inclusion of these new members knocks the Audi A6/A7 family and Ford Fiesta ST out from the 2014 rundown.

The other seven models carry over from last year, including the Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Honda Accord, Mazda3, Mazda6, Porsche Boxster/Cayman and Volkswagen Golf/GTI.

The 2015 10Best cars list certainly seems to have something for everyone from the hot hatch fan to the family man and even the green car driver, thanks to the addition of the Tesla. Head over to Car and Driver to read its detailed explanations for each vehicle's inclusion, but if you've got a difference of opinion or just really like the list, let us know in Comments.

Car and Driver 10Best list cracked by Tesla Model S, BMW 3 Series left off originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nov 17

What you missed on 11.17.14

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Ford Shelby GT350 MustangReturn of the Shelby GT350

The Shelby GT350 nameplate has quite a bit of history. Not only does it carry a legendary name on its hind quarters, it also holds the distinction of being one of the most track-capable Mustang models in Ford's history. In other words, this new Shelby GT350 you see to the right has a lot to live up to. Here's hoping its new flat-plane-crank 5.2-liter V8 proves to be as exciting as it sounds.




2016 Audi S6We drove the 2016 Audi S6

More power, more technology and more aggressive looks. That pretty much sums up the changes made to the Audi S6 for 2016, which sounds mighty fine to us. We liked the Audi S6 already, but more, assuming it's done well, is always welcome. Read all about our experience with the S6 here.






Lincoln Black LabelLincoln adds Black Label to MKZ and MKC

Lincoln will take a step into further luxury waters starting in December with the launch of its new Black Label. For an additional $5,995 on top of the car's purchase price, buyers of new MKZ and MKC models can sign up for the new Black Label program, which brings with it new interior trimmings, free car washes and lots more. Read all about it here.




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What you missed on 11.17.14 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sep 26

2002 Lincoln Continental concept should’ve made production, headed for auction instead

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2002 Lincoln Continental Concept auction

It seems like the retro design aesthetic in autos might be petering out, with even a former poster child like the Ford Mustang taking a step in a more modern direction. Sometimes those updates of old-school models really worked well, though. Just take a look above at the Lincoln Continental concept from 2002 that took the extruded shape of the 1960s version and updated it for the new millennium.

Now there's a chance for this gorgeous concept to take a spot in your garage, as RM Auctions is selling it as part of a 130-plus-car, no-reserve auction of the Sam Pack Collection on November 14 and 15, in Dallas, TX. Among the lots for sale are a number of Fords, including several recent concepts from the brand. "My collecting philosophy is simple: buy what I like, but always with an emphasis on quality," Pack said in the auction announcement.

The Continental concept absolutely nails the mix of modern and retro. Its perfectly crisp lines make the shape appear hewn from a single piece of metal, and there's just the slightest ornamentation with the angled, chrome slats in the grille and chrome strips over the wheel arches. It even retains the suicide doors from its inspiration.

According to Autoweek, when the concept debuted at the 2002 LA Auto Show it was thought that Lincoln might actually build it. With a V12 making 414 horsepower and 412 pound-feet with a six-speed automatic, it might have been a great vehicle, too. But it never came to fruition, and the concept last sold at auction in 2010 for $56,100.

Any buyer of this Continental needs to love its shape because, like most prototypes, it can't be registered for the road. You're essentially getting a massive piece of automotive sculpture. Scroll down for the auction announcement.

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2002 Lincoln Continental concept should've made production, headed for auction instead originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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