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Media road test: BMW M235i vs. Mercedes CLA45 AMG vs. Subaru WRX STI

This road test comes from MotorTrend’s 2014 June Issue.

Note: If you cannot see the whole table when you are browsing using iPhone, you can turn your phone by 90 degree and view the full width version of the table.

2014 BMW M235i 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA45 AMG 2015 Subaru WRX STI (Launch Edition)
DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD Front-engine, AWD Front-engine, AWD
ENGINE TYPE Turbocharged I-6, alum block/head Turbocharged I-4, alum block/head Turbocharged flat-4, alum block/heads
VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
DISPLACEMENT 181.8 cu in/2979 cc 121.5 cu in/1991 cc 149.9 cu in/2457 cc
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2015 Audi A3 gets high scores in the latest IIHS crash test

Today IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) released its latest tests on the all-new 2015 Audi A3. Here are some really impressive key points:

  1. Small overlap frontal crash: the front crumple zone absorbs the impact energy beautifully. During the test the A3 cabin safety cage touches the crash object directly but with minimal deformation...
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Spy Shots: 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Special Edition Prototype

2015 model year for the Ford Mustang will be on a completely new platform, which incorporates a Mustang-first-ever independent rear suspension (actually that suspension, similar to the Ford Fusion, is a quite high-end design, which only appears on luxury cars such as the BMW 5/7 series).

Another good news for Mustang fans is this long rumored 50th anniversary edition. Previously some folks claimed Ford will be “all out” for this special product, now it appears that Ford does not throw too many massages on this special edition, except some cosmetic changes, and maybe several ponies extra on the engine...

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2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe US Pricing and Order Guide Available

The latest 2015 BMW 4 GC pricing and order info is available today, you can download it here:

2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Order Sheet

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