Electric Vehicle Sound Off

Automakers are fixing the problem of EV cars being too quiet.

As I sat inside of a Lexus ES 300 the other day, I put my foot on the brake and hit the start button. I observed the series of lights and chimes, indicating the car was awakening. Then ... nothing. As I closed the door and prepared to back out of a parking space I heard myself ask aloud, "Is this thing on?"

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The Bentley Mulsanne Speed: Unparalleled, Um, Everything

Crewe's flagship sedan just got, er, flagshippier.

The original Bentley Mulsanne was built between 1980 and 1992. The nameplate eventually made a comeback in 2010, when it was bestowed upon Bentley's biggest, most luxurious, most advanced sedan (otherwise known as a flagship). It's a big car, but thanks to a high-output twin-turbo V-8, it's always had a fair bit of get-up-and-go. Now, though, Bentley's created the Mulsanne to end all Mulsannes.

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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.

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5 Supercars to Not Look Forward To

Not every expensive toy is an object of desire.

This week, Automotive News released a series of articles describing its vision for the five-year product pipeline of niche automakers, including supercar manufacturers - Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, and Tesla. It's a compilation of rumors, facts, and inside sources that attempts to paint a picture of what we can expect from the most bedroom-poster-worthy automakers in existence.

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6 Supercars to Look Forward To

Say hello to the upcoming posters on your kid's bedroom wall.

This week, Automotive News released a series of articles describing its vision for the five-year product pipeline of niche automakers, including supercar manufacturers - Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, and Tesla. It's a compilation of rumors, facts, and inside sources that attempts to paint a picture of what we can expect from the most bedroom-poster-worthy automakers in existence.

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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.

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