Jaguar’s Revised F-Type Surprises on the Back Roads of Portugal

Test-driving reveals much about two variations of the new-generation vehicle

In Portugal, driving two variations of the new-generation Jaguar F-Type, we remembered that sometimes a car will surprise you. The F-Type R, with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, has a starting price of more than $103,000. The other is a four-cylinder model—less interestingly named the P300—which starts at a more approachable $61,600. It’s that one—the less obvious example—that brings us the surprise. We’re on back roads …

Test Drive: 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class Cabriolet

A practical and luxurious convertible that ups the traditional fun factor

When would you need a convertible suited equally to the four seasons? Perhaps you’re skirting the Alps, zipping from Lake Annecy to Courmayeur on a summer’s day. Or maybe you’re in British Columbia, crossing the Coast Mountains from Vancouver to Whistler. You never know. That’s why Mercedes-Benz took its mid-sized convertible, the E-Class Cabriolet, and weatherized it with all-wheel drive, a wind deflector, and the …

Test Drive: 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

How the impressive car held up on the tiny roads between Italy and Slovenia

by Abigail Bassett There is something romantic about cruising through a place that feels still somewhat wild and untouched. A place that has served as the crossroads for trade, culture, and war for centuries has plenty of stories to tell in its red-starred roadside markers and tiny houses whose walls line the roads of small towns, making it feel like you’re driving through deep, impenetrable …