2010 Audi S4

2010 Audi S4
2010 Audi S4 - Audi Luxury Sport Sedan - Automobile Magazine
Right car, wrong timing? At a glance, it would seem that way. The new Audi S4 arrives in the midst of a global economic slump.

Right car, wrong timing? At a glance, it would seem that way. The new Audi S4 arrives in the midst of a global economic slump. It was unveiled in October at the Paris show, where hybrids and electric vehicles stole the limelight, and it unashamedly advertises the motto Vorsprung durch Technik (Advancement through Technology) when everybody is talking low emissions and high mileage. Look closer, though, and the new S4 emerges as a surprisingly sensible proposition. It is expected to cost about the same as the car it replaces and it bristles with torque, yet it should deliver about 24 mpg overall (EPA figures haven’t yet been released). At the same time, it’s a tour de force that employs trick steering, chassis, and driveline setups to beam you from point A to point B quicker than some of its rivals.

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2010 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Hits the Dyno

2010 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Hits the Dyno
2010 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Hits the Dyno - Mercedes Benz Luxury Coupe Review - Automobile Magazine
We took a Black Series to a chassis dyno to see what kind of power, exactly, it puts down. We were also looking forward to see the shape of the curve.

It costs $100,000 more than a regular SL65 AMG, so buyers of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series had better get a little somethin’ for their money. And they do-with carbon-fiber body panels, a fixed roof, and styling that makes the Black Series look as though it’s an escapee from a DTM race.

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2010 Kia Soul

2010 Kia Soul
2010 Kia Soul - Kia Compact SUV Review - Automobile Magazine
What we have here is the first Kia that people will buy for reasons other than price, although the price is mighty attractive, too.

I took the Kia Soul for a 10-mile blast around Ann Arbor. First things first, the car looks great. It’s obvious that Kia is trying to imitate Scion with the Soul’s styling, but who cares? It’s cool. Our test car’s red interior is a bit much, but it works. It’s great to see a Korean company having some fun with its designs.

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