An automotive unicorn - BMW 2000 tii Touring

In the world of automotive unicorns, there are plenty of rare breeds. Exotics, supercars, one-offs, a Chevy powered van called a Skarab... But this BMW 2000 tii Touring is a unique unicorn. Given that vintage BMW's are all the rage these days, it's amazing that most car guys don't even know this thing exists. So...… » 8/07/13 1:04pm 8/07/13 1:04pm

Why the Audi S4 Avant and BMW 535 Touring are Future Classics

As you may have noticed there are a number of readers who are, shall we say, a bit fanatical about the wagon body style. I can’t think of anyone in particular at the moment, but trust me, they are among us. It is also no secret that in the U.S. lovers of long-roofs and ample cargo space are often forgotten by… » 7/29/13 10:33am 7/29/13 10:33am

Maserati Bellagio, A Coachbuilt Quattroporte Wagon

Being shown off at the same Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este where the BMW M1 Homage was recently unveiled, is this tasty Maserati Quattroporte wagon-ization. Though perhaps with the addition of the hatchback, we should call it a Cinqueporte. But you can call it whatever you want, we just love the way it looks.… » 4/30/08 11:20am 4/30/08 11:20am

DUB Edition Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger, Please Make It Stop

Sweet quarts of Pennzoil, why must every automaker jump on bandwagons they have no business being on? Chrysler, the reason people put DUB wheels and parts on their cars is to be unique and stand out from the crowd. By partnering with DUB for the 2008 DUB Edition Chrysler 300 Touring and 2008 DUB Edition Dodge Charger… » 4/22/08 1:45pm 4/22/08 1:45pm

Citroen C5 Touring Must Be French For "Hard To Fold Seats"

The new Citroen C5 Touring is by all rights a big time traveler: comfy seats, a really nice panoramic skylight, all the modern luxury accoutrements, sleek styling if you're into the French thing, and plenty of toting space. The Achilles heel of the car is the folding seats, though. When the fronts seats are positioned… » 3/05/08 2:15pm 3/05/08 2:15pm

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Breaks Cover, Again

In case you haven't gotten enough of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring that debuted in Canada, or the slightly disguised one at last year's SEMA in Vegas, we've got the full skinny here. If you don't think they're aiming at the Mazda3 five-door just put your hand in front of the front quarter of the car and see what we… » 2/03/08 12:01am 2/03/08 12:01am

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Bows In Montreal, SEMA Version Far More…

We saw a sneak preview of sorts for the Hyundai Elantra Touring with the Beach Cruiser Concept at SEMA, and again in hastily taken amateur spy video in November. But this time the utility hauler is the real deal and everyone can have a gander. Contrary to the SEMA version, it does not have massive chrome wheels,… » 1/23/08 11:15am 1/23/08 11:15am

Tokyo Auto Salon: Honda Inspire Modulo Touring

Honda looked to in-house tuner Modulo to take their Inspire (a.k.a. Accord) and shake off some of the Teutonic flavor. Though the new sedan does borrow heavily from European designs, the Modulo body kit certainly portrays a more typically Japanese sentiment. The new grille and front fenders, in particular, are more… » 12/28/07 11:15am 12/28/07 11:15am

BMW 320D Touring Turns Fox Into Hamburger (Not Safe For Weak Stomach)

Imagine cruising in your brand new, 2007 BMW 320D Touring at 230 kph (~143 mph) along the pristine asphalt of the Autobahn, listening to the finest in German techno. All of a sudden from the roadside, a flash of fur streaks across the road and you feel a mild thump, accompanied by a spray of rouge across the bottom of… » 12/11/07 12:30pm 12/11/07 12:30pm

Pre-Production Hyundai Elantra Touring, Brought to You By Some Guy





Lest we assume the car-indifferent public is on the same wavelength as us mech-heads when it comes to prototypical test vehicles, remember this. One man's disguise to thwart corporate espionage is another's weird add-on from Pep Boys. The A-shirted pundit above apparently spent some time between shifts at the… » 11/10/07 4:54am 11/10/07 4:54am

Loverman To Suffer Heart Attack: BMW Shows Official Photo of M5…

Yeah, I stuck my own name in the headline. From a dictionary: Gonzo is a style of reportage, filmmaking, or any form of multimedia production in which the reporter, filmmaker or author is intrinsically enmeshed with the subject action. Moving on; HOLY CRAP!!!! I want one, I want one, I want one@@@!!! Gimme, gimme,… » 1/09/07 10:52am 1/09/07 10:52am

Chrysler 300C SRT-8 Touring: An Uberwagon for Europe

They haven't exactly been flying off the shelves here in Europe, but Chrysler is nonetheless adding American-style gumption to its 300C Touring, not leastwise to win it a leftward promotion on the unrestricted autobahn. Part of the company's bid to heighten the profile of its SRT performance division on the… » 2/27/06 3:19am 2/27/06 3:19am

Startech to Bring Chrysler 300 CRD Tuner to Essen

If you've never seen the European Chrysler 300C Touring, you may be shocked to see the leonine nose cone of the 300C sedan attached to the business end of a Dodge Magnum. It's a distinctly European model, one we'll never see on these shores. Still, it's a Chrysler, meaning it's fair game for German tuning house,… » 11/08/05 3:01pm 11/08/05 3:01pm

Spy Photos: BMW M5 Touring at the 'Ring

Get a good look at the rear end of this BMW M5 Touring, running undisguised on Germany's Nurburgring; it's probably the only angle you'll get to see of the V10-powered uberwagon, even after it's launched in early 2006. That is, unless you're a speed-adddicted soccer mom (or her nanny), a retired Grand Am driver or a… » 11/03/05 8:34am 11/03/05 8:34am