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2015 BMW M4 Review

Heritage meets heresy with glorious results.

2014 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible Review

A journey through space and time with Jaguar's best car in years.

2015 Honda Fit EX-L Review

Still a good Fit after all these years.

2015 Lexus RX 450h Review

Lexus hybridizes its midsize crossover.

The Daily Driver

Our auto journalists give daily impressions of the cars they drive.

2015 BMW M4

5 Sounds Your Electric Vehicle Should Make

The sound of today's electric cars should change ... to one of these.

Saleen's Tesla Model S foursixteen is awesome. Despite all it's power it lacks one thing -- proper noise. It sounds like it's powered by angry squirrels hopped up on whippets and the lack of noise from electric vehicles is being addressed by countries all over the world. I took this opportunity to choose five sounds your electric car should make.

The List's 1,001 Things: Best Stuff To Do in a Car

We love the web series so much, we picked our top 7.

Ever wonder what the coolest things to do in a car are? Autoblog's hit web series The List details 1,001 things every auto enthusiast should do in a car before they die. Hosted by auto expert Jessi Combs and improv comedian Patrick McIntyre, the bi-weekly video series explains everything from the basics like how to change a tire, to the more extreme, breaking the land speed record.

BMW's 2-Series Convertible: Cheap(ish) Sun

Did you really think they weren't going to build this?

Let's face it - BMW builds a hell of a lot of vehicles. Even in cars alone, the German OEM builds the 2-Series coupe, the 3-Series sedan, the 4-Series coupe, the 4-Series convertible, the 5-Series sedan, the 6-Series coupe, the 6-Series convertible, and the 7-Series sedan. At each level, there's a convertible to match a coupe, except for BMW's smallest U.S. car, the 2-Series. Well, that's all about to change, although everybody more or less expected this anyhow.

The Kia Soul EV is Surprisingly Affordable

This silent Korean MPV stands out amongst its competitors.

Kia debuted its all-electric Soul EV at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, and now, months later, we're finally getting some pricing information. Kia's managed to keep the cost low while keeping feature content high-not atypical of the Korean OEM's current bang-for-your-buck philosophy-which, combined with the Soul's versatility, makes it an excellent value proposition against some of the other, equally-affordable electric cars on the market.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 BMW M4

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

This week ... well, we've got a doozy on our hands. It's the all-new BMW M4, a very powerful and very capable sports coupe. Power (all 425 ponies of it) comes from a 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six, capable of sending the coupe to 60 in under four seconds. It's filled with technological gadgetry - every single adjustable component has no fewer than three different modes, including steering weight and damping strength. Every second it's running, the car begs to be driven at the ragged edge.

Autospeak Explained: Hofmeister Kink

Simplifying car jargon and techspeak for ordinary people.

Although it may seem like a minor touch - having a car's C-pillar bend forward just at the point it approaches the belt line - the Hofmeister kink, as this design cue has come to be called, is one of the most recognizable and long-lasting bits of BMW design DNA.

Wicked Tech: Protect Your Tires with Bluetooth

Monitor your vehicle's individual tire pressure 24/7.

Before tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) were installed, flat tires or blowouts accounted for 78,392 car crashes annually, according to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA). Cars are now required to have TPMS installed but there are many cars on the road manufactured before this regulation. With FOBO Tire you can monitor each tire's pressure, individually, 24/7.

Maserati 250-F at 60 and Lizard Found Under Car Hood

The Web2Carz Top 5 Kick Ass Car videos of week

News is news, no matter how serious or silly, regional, or international. That is why we at Web2Carz are inclined to report on all things auto related. This week's videos run the gamut but we'll start with the most timely one. An Ohio motorcycle customizer and his company, Darkside Scientific has managed to extend the half-life of glow-in-the-dark car paint.

Product Review: Nu Finish Scratch Doctor

Yes. Another scratch removing product that claims to work wonders.

There's nothing worse than getting burned on a bad product. If you've ever found yourself watching TV while the rest of the world slept, you've seen the onslaught of infomercials offering everything from garden hoses to burger stuffers. Or maybe you've been standing in line at your local auto parts store and noticed a stack of products claiming some enormous feat of automotive ingenuity. We're going to put these products to the test.

What's Good About the U2 Urban Utility Concept

It's absurd, innovative, and maybe the wave of the future.

If the Toyota's Urban Utility concept vehicle (scheduled to debut on September 20 at the World Maker Faire, a sort of festival/conference showcasing hobbyist, inventors, and artists in New York City) reminds you of the Honda Element, that's probably because, like the Element, it represents yet another attempt to reach the ever-elusive youth market. And because it's basically a box on wheels.

VIDEO: Driving the 2015 Lexus RC F at Monticello Motor Club

We hit the track in the brand's latest sports coupe.

The 2015 Lexus RC F doesn't go on sale until later this year, but Lexus invited us to upstate New York in order to test-drive the car before it hits dealerships. We spent time with both RC trim levels, on a mixture of winding roads, highways, and (obviously) the track at Monticello Motor Club. We brought along our GoPro, and after runs in two different models of RC F, we've returned with some video for you.

Hellcat Sales, Subaru Sales, and Dodge Troubles

Your auto news roundup for the week of 09/05 - 09/12.

If you're looking to pick up the small-batch, 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, good luck finding a dealer. Chrysler has instituted a series of requirements before any dealership can procure and sell Hellcats, and most of the metrics are related to sales performance of other Dodge-brand vehicles. Once the initial round of Hellcat sales is over, Chrysler will look at Hellcat dealers and adjust allocations based on how long the Hellcats sat on the lot before being sold.

The Coolest Details of the 2015 BMW M4

You don't even have to look hard to find something interesting.

The BMW M4 is, technically, a completely new vehicle. It's new in the sense that it's the first year of the newest generation of hopped-up BMW sports coupes; it's also new in the sense that this is the first generation of BMWs to use the 4-Series badge for its two-door offerings. That means the M4 represents the newest of the new; of course, BMW knows this, and so they really pulled out all the stops in order to bring customers a car that's less of a car and more of an experience.

Why Your City Needs a Highway Garden

Expressway greenery boosts people's moods and the environment.

If you've ever lived in or traveled to Chicago, you've probably made two observations: One, the Windy City loves to eat; and two, there are some beautiful gardens along the expressways. Okay, so maybe that second thought wasn't going through your head, but regardless of if you stopped to notice the beautiful greenery along the highways, it's there, and for good reason, too.