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2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet Tested: This Softtop Is No Softie

More than a century before the invention of the automobile, France introduced the world to the cabriolet: a two-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage intended for short jaunts about town. The compact carriage notably featured a folding roof that could be tucked away in good weather or raised to protect passengers from nature’s elements. READ MORE ››

Engines with Small, Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing

From the October 2017 issue Downsized turbocharged engines have become a cornerstone in the car industry’s effort to increase fuel economy. And as CAFE stand­ards push us toward a 54.5-mpg fleet average, engines are bound to get even smaller and turbo boost even higher. Such radically downsized engines can be strong at full throttle but […]

2018 Kia Rio Hatchback Automatic Tested: A Surprising Sophisticate

When you hear someone say “Kia Rio,” certain expectations follow, chief among them a small size and a low price. The newest version of the Rio, redesigned for its fourth generation in the United States, hits those marks with a sub-$15,000 starting cost and tidy dimensions. What you may not expect to find is refinement, […]