Test Drive: 2015 BMW i8

The company's first-ever plug-in hybrid is a radically innovative sportscar that could very well change the entire industry

Each year, car manufacturers across the globe release 350 or so new models. The vast majority are annual updates to models past—new iterations that are a little more powerful, a little more fuel-efficient and feature smarter tech and nav systems. Seldom does a new model launch that is a radically innovative departure from those that have come before. However, the BMW i8—which we put through …

Test Drive: 2014 Cadillac ELR

A hybrid that marries luxury, efficiency and freedom with a healthy dose of design

“I don’t want people to buy our cars simply because they’re made in America. I want them to buy them because they’re the best.” -Bob Boniface, Director of Exterior Design Based on the 2009 Converj concept car, Cadillac’s new electric ELR is finally hitting showrooms, with deliveries starting in January 2014. The car is rooted from GM’s successful Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) platform, which …

Test Drive: 2014 Infiniti Q50

High-tech features, tight handling and a sound studio on wheels in the upcoming rebranded sport sedan

Followers of luxury Japanese carmaker Infiniti will recognize a new name for their favorite cars. The company announced a rebranding of their model names in 2012, and the upcoming 2014 Q50 is the first car to bear the company’s new nomenclature. Replacing the well-received G37 sport sedan, the Q50 is packed with high-tech features, refined styling and—last, but not least—a powerful yet nimble drivetrain. We …