Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. A hairdresser’s car? A worthy alternative to the Porsche Boxster? The savior of BMW’s sports cars in a time when that market is declining? A Toyota Supra? The 2019 BMW Z4 M40i could be all of those—and maybe a bit more than people will give it credit for. (Full Disclosure: BMW needed me to drive the new 8 Series and Z4 so badly it flew me all the way to Portugal and paid for my food and booze.) It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for the replacement for the E89 Z4. Thanks to the much-hyped (over-hyped at this point, I’d argue) partnership with Toyota to co-develop the new Supra, the anticipation for the Z4 has been much higher than you’d normally expect. The folks here at Jalopnik have been dutifully reporting on the crazy rumors surrounding this new sports car since 2012, if you can believe it. (Remember when it was supposed to be a hybrid replacement for the LFA?) It’s … [Read more...] about The 2019 BMW Z4 Isn’t a Hardcore Sports Car, but Here’s Why That’s Okay
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Sam has a 2005 Mini Cooper S, which is a fine little car, but not quite practical for a growing family. He wants something sporty, fun, and practical and has a pretty healthy budget to accomplish this task. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. Do you want us to help you find a car? Submit your story on our form.) Here is the scenario: I’m a new dad who needs more space than my ‘05 Mini S (manual) can provide. We’re planning on having a second kid in the near future, and I’d love to be able to operate car seats without dying and not need to drive with the steering wheel in my throat. At the same time, I’m not at all ready to hate my time in the car. I need space for two car seats in a reasonably sized car that can still fit in my garage and parallel park. I would like something that is a sneaky joy to drive (think performance lines from mainstream brands). I would love … [Read more...] about I Need a ‘Cool Dad’ Car for $60,000! What Car Should I Buy?
Henrik Fisker insists that work continues to be done on an entry-level electric vehicle priced at around $40,000. The former BMW and Aston Martin designers asserts that this vehicle will sit alongside the EMotion in the brand’s range and be joined by the Orbit self-driving city shuttle. Production of these two vehicles is yet to start but Fisker says progress is being made on the entry-level model. Recently speaking with Autocar, Fisker refuted suggestions that working on three ambitious vehicles may be a bad decision for the small company. “In the future, people are going to choose a mobility device that is the best [suited] for the trip they’re doing that day. It could be an electric bike or your own car, somebody else’s car or a shuttle. “I don’t think the old ideal, where somebody says ‘we’re only going to make sports cars; that’s our brand’ is going to work in the future. People will have four or five mobility devices … [Read more...] about Fisker Is Still Working On A $40,000 EV
Don Sherman of Car and Driver is back talking about the near-future of the Chevrolet and what the next 18 months should bring. As the technical editor for C&D, the long-time 1967 Corvette owner has many friendships and sources inside GM and the Corvette team. That doesn’t mean Don is 100% up on what’s going on with both the launch of the 2018 Corvette ZR1 or the C8 mid-engine Corvette. No one is. But we like to think of Sherman’s articles on Corvettes like a modern-day EF Hutton commercial. When he speaks, we need to shut up and listen! Don recently posted about the future of the Corvette on Hagerty.com and he had some interesting takes after visiting the Bowling Green Assembly Plant and taking part of the public tours before they recently closed them down. Don was the guy who first put out there that the 2018 Corvette ZR1 will be introduced on August 6th at Road America during an IMSA race. He still believes that’s where the public will first see the … [Read more...] about Car and Driver’s Don Sherman Looks Into Crystal Ball for the Future of Corvette
Now that we're into a new month, it's time to check out the best deals on green cars—this time for the month of June. As always, Cars Direct has compiled its monthly list of the most budget friendly options for buyers looking to go green. It should be noted there's now a separate category for "Best fuel efficient SUV," since small passenger sedans and hatchbacks have typically dominated the fuel-efficiency list. Hybrids Once again, the Ford C-Max Hybrid tops the list with an identical lease deal from the month of May. The C-Max may be leased for $169 per month with $1,999 down and includes 10,500 miles a year. Ford is also offering 0 percent APR for 60 months and $1,900 in cash back on the C-Max. It's the least expensive way to earn 40 MPG combined from a hybrid. Intriguingly, the Lexus CT 200h once again features a less expensive lease deal than the Toyota Prius this month. The CT 200h is just $249 per month for 36 months. Lessees must put down $1,499 at signing and are allotted … [Read more...] about Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for June 2017