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Third-gen BMW X5 is still an excellent drive

The third generation of BMW's largest SUV shows excellent flexibility, with comfort on the long haul and twisty road acumen, not to mention a wealth of connected features.

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2014 BMW X5 good on the twisty road, and on the Internet (pictures)

BMW equips the X5 with its latest cabin tech, meaning a built-in data connection and integrated smartphone data, at the same time performing excellently on the roads.

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BMW i8: Hot Hybrid (pictures)

BMW has caught the world's attention with their first hybrid supercar. XCAR takes a closer look at the i8 and runs down the key specs.

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Australian team smashes 26-year-old electric car world record

UNSW's Sunswift eVe has broken a long-standing electric car speed record and now shifts gears to make the car street-legal. And CNET got to take the car for a spin.

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Tesla prepares California plant for Model X sport utility

Carmaker is preparing up to deliver its first sport utility vehicle. The Model X is expected to arrive in 2015.

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Hitting the road with Audiovox's rear-seat mounting kit for tablets

Though uncreatively named, Audiovox's very functional mounting kit transforms any tablet into a rear-seat entertainment system.

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Kenu car vent mount grips phablet phones

Kenu added width to its Airframe smartphone car vent mount, accommodating larger phones and cases.

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Kenu Airframe Plus keeps phones visible in the car (photos)

The tiny Airframe Plus clips to your car's air vent, providing a convenient smartphone mounting point.

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Cars and tech to get you back to school

Summer's over and it's time to pack your meager possessions up and head back to school. Get your car up-to-speed for the new semester, or consider a new car that's perfect for the hard-studying student.

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Top 5: Most powerful four-cylinder cars

Brian Cooley runs down a list of the five brawniest four-cylinder engines in cars today.

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Road to the Future: Airless tires

Everything about air in tires is antiquated. The checking, refilling, and patching hasn't changed much in a century. Brian Cooley tells you why tires without air may be the future.

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Smarter Driver: Tips for avoiding damaging potholes

Brian Cooley shows you how technology can help prevent costly and damaging potholes.

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