2012 BMW 650i coupe

Reviewed by Jim Pickering

Clean redesign ditches previous manatee-like Bangle look. 400-hp twin turbo V8 provides muscle car tone and great physical grunt, 8-speed automatic is both soft and quick to shift. Top-notch interi ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2011 BMW 335i Coupe

Reviewed by Keith Martin

Alex and I had a chance to drive this car at Button Willow Raceway (more on this in the next issue of SCM) and the harder you pushed it, the more comfortable it became. The gearbox was delightful, ...

Overall Experience:
5.0 rating

2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Reviewed by Keith Martin

Is there a better way to cruise down the Interstate than an S-class? ...

Overall Experience:
5.0 rating

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet

Reviewed by Chester Allen

Nothing beats cruising around with the top down in the Arizona desert, and this impressive mid-sized two-door did that very well. In general, I prefer a canvas top to a retractable hardtop, as the ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet

Reviewed by Keith Martin

Sleek styling, typically intelligent Mercedes dash layout, easy-to-use top. ...

Overall Experience:
5.0 rating

2010 Ford Transit Connect

Reviewed by Chester Allen

Lots of room for passengers and cargo, tight turning radius, lots of headroom. Service-vehicle look of the Transit Connect means easy admission to restricted events, as everyone thinks you’re del ...

Overall Experience:
2.0 rating

2010 Piaggio P180 Avanti II Jet

Reviewed by Keith Martin

Ultra-quiet due to rear-mounted engines and extreme slant of windshield. Surprisingly spacious cabin. Significantly more fuel-efficient and quicker than competitors like the King Air B350. ...

Overall Experience:
5.0 rating

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 S

Reviewed by Chip Lamb

Ample power from 3.8-liter flat-6 makes driving exciting for novice and old hand alike. Interior surfaces are well laid-out, with familiar controls. “Sport” and “Sport-Plus” modes, as well ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coupe

Reviewed by Jim Pickering

Lots of grunt from the 6.2-liter 426-hp V8; smooth-shifting solid-feeling 6-speed manual; look-at-me styling and exhaust note; smooth ride without rattles and squeaks, yet still competent when push ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating