December 2005

December 2005

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December 2005 Table of Contents

BMW Z4 COUPE CONCEPT
By Georg Kacher
BMW calls it a concept, but this car is virtually identical to the upcoming Z4 coupe. It's the best looking BMW in ages.
Web Exclusive - Visit our BMW Z4 Coupe wallpaper photo gallery.


HONDA CIVIC Si VS. CHEVROLET COBALT SS VS. SUBARU WRX VS. VW JETTA GLI
By Erik Johnson

Who provides the most performance (and fun) for less than $25,000?

2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS
By Joe Lorio

The new S-class is bigger, bolder, and chockful of new technology. It's also terrific to drive.
Web Exclusive - Visit our Mercedes-Benz S500 wallpaper photo gallery.

BODY BY FISKER
By Robert Cumberford
Take two designers and their wish to build sport cars, and you end up with a new company that produces custom bodies on high-end exotics.
Web Exclusive - Visit our Fisker wallpaper photo gallery.

BMW M6 VS. MERCEDES-BENZ CLS55 AMG
By Georg Kacher
These two high-zoot performance coupes illustrate the differences in philosophy between BMW's M Division and Mercedes-Benz's AMG.

HONDA RA300
By Andrew Frankel
Before Honda dominated F1 racing in the 1980s, its successes, like the 1967 RA300, were sporadic.

MR. POPULARITY
By Ezra Dyer
What happens when you take a Ford GT to your high-school reunion?

NON SEQUITUR
The Petersen Museum's Steve McQueen exhibit.

WEB-EXCLUSIVES

SEMA VIDEO BLOG
Intrepid reporters Mike Dushane and Erik Johnson show you Las Vegas's coolest cars and gear from the SEMA show floor.

 

NEWS
It's show time: All the news from Frankfurt, and a preview of the coolest cars that will be at Tokyo. Plus, General Motors takes the wraps off its next generation of large SUVs.


DRIVEN

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R32
The latest all-wheel-drive Golf is a fantastic car. Even better, it will come to the States with more power.

MORGAN AERO 8
You might not like the styling of the first modern Morgan, but you will definitely like the way it drives.

MERCEDES-BENZ SL & SLK DIESEL
These high-performance diesel engines show that frugality can equal speed.

BUICK LUCERNE
GM wants to build up the Buick brand as a rival to Lexus. The Lucerne is its latest effort in this quest.

WEB-EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPER PHOTO GALLERIES

BMW Z4 COUPE
By Barry Hayden

FISKER COACHBUILD

By Brian Konoske

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R32
By Charlie Magee

MERCEDES-BENZ S500
By Tom Salt

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