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TopSpeed 2020 BMW Buying Guide

TopSpeed 2020 BMW Buying Guide

See what BMW has on the table for 2020

BMW Motorrad has long been known for the quality of its products, and the factory earns that reputation anew with its MY2020 lineup. In-house electronic innovations and mechanical refinements hold the marque in good stead against even the best market performers around the world. Sporty demeanors and luxe appointments combine across the model spread, and the factory has something for everyone with its Urban Mobility segment up through the top-tier touring machines.

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2020 Koenigsegg Jesko

2020 Koenigsegg Jesko

It could be the world’s first 300-mph production car!

The Koenigsegg Jesko is the company’s latest supercar, third megacar, and spiritual successor to the iconic Agera. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Jesko boasts a power-to-weight ratio greater than 1:1, which means its engine generates more horsepower than the car’s total curb weight in kilograms. Koenigsegg offered similar versions of the One:1 and Agera, but the Jesko takes things one step further with an impressive downforce rating of 2,205 pounds.

Named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, the Jesko marks the debut of the firm’s latest carbon-fiber chassis and nine-speed multi-clutch transmission. It’s also supposed to hit at least 300 mph according to Koenigsegg, so it could improve the Agera RS’ 277-mph world record really soon. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

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2020 Yamaha EX Sport

2020 Yamaha EX Sport

Yet another affordable Yamaha - The EX Sport.

The EX Sport is built to excite even the most seasoned rider. This exciting WaveRunner offers riders a more traditional sized watercraft, reminiscent of the many fun and agile models produced over Yamaha’s 30-year watercraft history.

Best of all, this model is packed full of Yamaha quality, reliability and four-stroke technology to deliver the most fun and enjoyment money can buy.

By utilizing the EX performance hull, matched with Yamaha’s lightweight TR-1 engine, the EX Sport delivers a nimble performance and handling that brings a smile to the face of all who step on board. The ride is highly responsive and easily controlled with mechanical reverse allowing the rider to seamlessly switch from relaxed cruising to high-intensity riding and maneuvers in the blink of an eye.

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2020 Yamaha EX Deluxe

2020 Yamaha EX Deluxe

EX Deluxe - the best is rarely this affordable.

Meet the innovative Yamaha EX DeLuxe - for people who want maximum reliability and sheer on-water fun, in an agile machine that’s both versatile and easy to handle.

The EX Series has been designed with all the reliability and technical innovation for which Yamaha WaveRunners are legendary, but with a rare no-frills approach that delivers unprecedented affordability. So this DeLuxe model, at the top of the Yamaha EX line-up, is a really feature and value-packed machine!

High on the list of its many advantages is Yamaha revolutionary Ride® technology, a simple-to-use and intuitive control system which has already transformed the riding habits of the watercraft world on Yamaha top models.

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2020 Yamaha EXR

2020 Yamaha EXR

The amazing EXR - faster and even more fun.

Yamaha EX Series has been applauded around the world as a great value watercraft line, so Yamaha now proud to introduce the even faster, even more fun-packed EXR into this exciting family.

It’s a very powerful, sporty machine, yet versatile and easy to handle. High on the list of its unique features are the lightweight, agile NanoXcel 2 hull - and Yamaha revolutionary RiDE technology, the intuitive, simple-to-use control system which has already revolutionized watercraft riding for the owners of Yamaha premium models.

Despite its affordability, the DNA flowing through the veins of the EXR is pure Yamaha - technical innovation, world-beating engineering and supreme reliability.

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2020 Yamaha VX Deluxe

2020 Yamaha VX Deluxe

For sheer all-round ability, this is hard to match.

Sporty styling, great performance, exceptional economy, low maintenance and a great many features - all have played their part in making the VX models our most sought-after watercraft. But it is their all-round versatility that has gained them such a loyal following.

As well as a remarkably smooth engine and a host of other ‘luxury’ features as standard, the VX Deluxe offers our revolutionary RiDE control technology. This intuitive, user-friendly system introduces an immediate level of confidence to even less experienced riders.

Put simply, there is now no other watercraft which can deliver such a supremely capable and enjoyable on-water experience with such affordability.

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2020 Yamaha VX Limited

2020 Yamaha VX Limited

Experience the difference. Go VX Limited!

Meet the VX Limited – a smooth, powerful engine, plus Yamaha’s revolutionary RiDE control system and a host of other advantages are blended together to create this stunning example of stylish performance with economy.

While many individual technical and practical features have played their part in making the VX models Yamaha’s most sought-after watercraft, it is their all-round versatility that has gained them such a loyal following.

Put simply, the VX Limited is a premium watercraft in this sector – and one that can deliver a highly capable on-water cruising experience with added luxurious features such as pop-up cleat usually only found on FX models and a raised towing point for ease of use with watersport and towable toys.

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2020 Mercedes E450 Cabriolet - Driven

2020 Mercedes E450 Cabriolet - Driven

The topless midsize Mercedes makes quite the offering if you’ve got $75,000 to burn

In a world where SUVs have all but taken over the market, there are fewer sedans and coupes to choose from. That reality is even worse for those looking for something with a top that gracefully stows away in the rear for unlimited headroom on demand. In fact, if you want a decent convertible these days, you’re only good option is either going with a roadster – like the Mercedes SLC or Jaguar F-Type – or something more conventional like the Audi S5 Cabriolet or the car we have here: A Mercedes E450 4Matic Cabriolet. Naturally positioned between the C-Class and the S-Class, the E-Class starts out right around $71,000, making it perfect for anyone who doesn’t want a smaller C-Class but can’t afford the six-figure price of the larger S-Class. So, what’s it like to live with the E-Class Cabrio? Well, I’m glad you asked, because we just spent a week with it and this is our story.

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2020 Yamaha VX Cruiser HO

2020 Yamaha VX Cruiser HO

Amazing power. Great features. The VX Cruiser HO.

Meet the Cruiser HO, Yamaha premium VX model. A smooth, powerful engine, plus Yamaha’s revolutionary RiDE control system and a host of other advantages are blended together to create this stunning example of stylish performance with economy.

While many individual technical and practical features have played their part in making the VX models Yamaha’s most sought-after watercraft, it is their all-round versatility that has gained them such a loyal following.

Put simply, the VX Cruiser HO is the premium watercraft in this sector - and the only one that can deliver such a highly capable and luxurious on-water cruising experience with such affordability.

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2020 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO

2020 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO

The awesome new GP1800R SVHO - the peak of performance.

For years, Yamaha GP models have forged an unbeatable reputation among serious racers the world over. This magnificent heritage is clearly visible in the shape of Yamaha’s very latest high-performance hero, the new and improved GP 1800R.

It’s the answer to every performance enthusiast’s prayer - a great-looking, smooth and super-powerful machine with a strong, agile hull and a multitude of innovative features that put it in a class of its own.

But now there’s even more, with a new top-loader intake grate and race designed ride plate which combine to further improve handling, cornering and rough water hook-up. So even though It’s difficult to improve such a legend, we just did.

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2020 GMC Canyon - Driven

2020 GMC Canyon - Driven

The automaker has revamped and rejigged the Canyon lineup, and it looks more balanced than before

GMC Canyon has been around for quite some time now, and together with the Chevy Colorado, it is raking up respectable numbers for General Motors. The Canyon is positioned as a more premium and stylish version of the Colorado. Thanks to the growing competition, GMC has had to put its best foot forward to not let the newcomers like the Jeep Gladiator take a share of its pie.

To make sure of this, GMC has rejigged the 2021 Canyon’s lineup by making some big changes. For starters, the top-spec Denali trim has gotten all the more premium, while the All-Terrain trim is dropped in favor of the exciting new AT4 trim that is present on the big brother Sierra as well. Will these changes and additions be able to induce more sales for GMC?

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2020 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO

2020 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO

Your supercharged passport - to Express Cruising.

The all-round capability of Yamaha’s completely re-designed flagship WaveRunner is remarkable. It’s a comfortable long-distance express cruiser loaded with practical innovations, plus theatre-style seating for three - but open the throttle and it’s a potent sports machine ready for extreme action.

The supercharged SVHO engine, sleek body shape - and the hull design in lightweight NanoXcel2® - deliver awesome performance with stable, agile handling, helped by Yamaha revolutionary RiDE® control system.

All-electronic control systems with Cruise-Assist, 3-position No-Wake Mode, electronic reverse, TDE (Thrust Directional Enhancement Control) - the feature list just goes on and on.

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2020 Yamaha GP1800R HO

2020 Yamaha GP1800R HO

Conquering the water just got even easier...

The GP1800R HO is a potent mix of sports and cruising capability, especially designed to take advantage of Yamaha’s many technical advances, and styled to look the part – with aggressive colors and graphics – and yet, all in a package that’s unbeatable value.

But now there’s even more – a race-designed top-loader intake grate and ride plate which combine to further improve handling, cornering and rough water hook-up.

Explore too, its other exciting features normally found only on premium models: like the NanoXcel2 hull and deck and Yamaha revolutionary RiDE control system. It is a true breakthrough, totally intuitive and immediately gives confidence to every rider.

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The Tesla Model S and Model X Might Get Refreshed After All

The Tesla Model S and Model X Might Get Refreshed After All

Both these models have been long in the tooth and a refresh could give the sales volume a boost

While Tesla keeps rolling out over-the-air updates frequently, it has never really refreshed the Model S and the Model X. The Model 3 is an exception, but even that didn’t come with any major changes. There have been no real facelifts so far, no new generations; just software updates. It didn’t matter until now because none of its products had real competition, but it looks like times are changing and Tesla is feeling the heat.

According to Electrek, Tesla is planning to refresh the Model S and the Model X after all. The production lines for these two models have been shut down longer than expected, thus hinting at a design refresh. High time!

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2020 Yamaha FX SVHO

2020 Yamaha FX SVHO

Supercharge all your adventures.

Bring a smile to your face by riding this machine in an aggressive, wave-conquering style – or explore its more relaxing personality, when it becomes the smoothest, most powerful 3-seat touring machine you could wish for, ready to deliver great adventures in luxury and comfort.

The supercharged SVHO engine and lightweight NanoXcel®2 hull and body are a perfect double act - impressive power coupled with stable, agile handling and a comfortable ride.

It’s cutting-edge technology and innovation all the way in this feature-packed new design, with our revolutionary and intuitive RiDE control system, electronic Trim and Reverse, Cruise-Assist and remote-control security system.

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2020 Yamaha FX Cruiser HO

2020 Yamaha FX Cruiser HO

This FX HO will stretch your cruising horizons.

The re-designed FX Cruiser HO offers you another leap in luxury and performance – with improvements to make your days on the water more relaxed and enjoyable.

Feel the power of the 1812cc HO engine and explore the agile handling of the new hull design, the intuitive control offered by the revolutionary RiDE® system - and the sure-footed handling of the lightweight NanoXcel® hull.

The discovery continues with remarkable electronic throttle and trim systems, Reverse Traction Control, remote security and a host of other new features – newly extended stern platform, adjustable steering, 3-person Cruiser seat, pull-up cleats - in short, a whole new world of cruising pleasure.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Lamborghini SC20

Everything You Need To Know About The Lamborghini SC20

The ins and outs of the latest ultra-rare Lambo

Lamborghini has been giving us some pretty epic one-off cars in recent times. Now, the brand’s motorsport division is giving us another one-off Lamborghini. The marque’s main models – Huracan and Aventador often serve as a platform for some pretty epic and unique creations. It’s something of a tradition for the Italian company and now the factory of madness in Sant’Agata is giving us yet another stunning creation, loosely based on the V-12 Aventador. Here’s what you need to know about the Lamborghini SC20.

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2020 Yamaha FX HO

2020 Yamaha FX HO

The stylish shape of all-round capability.

An ideal blend of performance and economy, with more new features designed to revolutionize riding for sports or touring – that’s the new-shape FX HO.

Its remarkable 1812cc engine, with high-pressure pump and intelligent electronic throttle control system, delivers powerful, economical performance. The elegant new hull shape in lightweight NanoXcel®, and the remarkable RiDE system, promise the most comfortable and stable handling you’ve ever experienced.

And the FX HO now has even more features - like No Wake mode and Cruise Assist, luxury seating for three, large swim platform, extra deep re-boarding step and dual handles, plenty of storage space – the story just goes on.

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2020 Citroen Ami

2020 Citroen Ami

The Citroen Ami returns after 42 years as an all-electric quadricycle, and it’s kinda cute

The 2020 Citroen Ami is an all-electric vehicle based on the Ami One concept that the French company unveiled in 2019. Only 95 inches long and 55 inches wide, the Ami is in fact an elecric quadricycle rather than a full-blown car and it can be driven without a driver’s license.

This makes it accessible to people as young as 16 in most European countries (and 14 in France). Developed as a solution for city commuting over relatively short distances, the Ami is named after the original Citroen Ami, an economy car that the French firm produced from 1961 to 1978. What’s it all about and should you buy one? Find out in our review below.

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Hyundai Sonata N Line Takes on Honda Accord and Acura TLX in a Drag Race

Hyundai Sonata N Line Takes on Honda Accord and Acura TLX in a Drag Race

The new kid on the block looks to chop down the grizzled vets

The new-generation Hyundai Sonata has, for the most part, received rave reviews from a lot of people. While it does lack the kind of power that you’d expect it to have, the sporty sedan is still an engaging drive. Fortunately, there is a version of the new Sonata that addresses output concerns regarding the standard model and its 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine.

Truth be told, the Sonata N-Line, with its 2..5-liter turbocharged four-banger unit, is more than just a step up from the standard Sonata. It plays in a different league where there’s enough power and performance to compete against the established models in its class, namely the Honda Accord and the Acura TLX. The folks from Throttle House took the track to find out, and the results, well, let’s just say that if you’re a betting man, you might be lighter in the pockets after watching this race.

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Toyota GR Yaris Meets Its Match in the Mini John Cooper Works GP

Toyota GR Yaris Meets Its Match in the Mini John Cooper Works GP

It’s a hot hatch drag race for segment supremacy!

The world of hot hatches offers a what’s what of some of the finest pieces of automotive engineering in the world. For cars so small to offer so much performance potential, hot hatches are the Lord’s gift to those who want to satisfy their need for speed without bleeding their pockets dry. These days, the hottest among the hot hatches is the Toyota GR Yaris. This 257-horsepower juiced up critter is arguably one of the best cars Toyota has ever produced. It is, in many ways, a car that was developed to be more than just a hot hatch, but a testament to the performance capabilities of these pocket rockets that compels people to pay premium prices for the best ones.

The Toyota GR Yaris is on its way to becoming one of the best hot hatches in the world — if it isn’t there already — but before we can officially crown it as the best of the lot, it’s going to have to go through said lot, beginning with another hot hatch that punches way above its weight class: the Mini John Cooper Works GP. What better way to size up these two than in a good old-fashioned drag race, presented to all of us by YouTube channel Carwow.

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2020 Yamaha SuperJet

2020 Yamaha SuperJet

Stand up to the next level of thrills.

Rider and legendary machine in perfect harmony. At one with each other and with the water. It’s how races are won.

The impressive power and acceleration of the race-bred 2-stroke engine is combined with a sleek, ultra-light hull. Supreme agility and control is the SuperJet’s trademark, with the ability to out-carve rival racers by diving deeper and turning harder into turns.

Its unique ergonomic design - with spring-assisted steering pole and handlebar - lead the rider naturally into a comfortable lean-forward position, the ideal stance for competition riding. Your SuperJet is ready and waiting. But please be aware that it is sold for closed course and competition use only.

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TopSpeed 2020 BMW Buying Guide

TopSpeed 2020 BMW Buying Guide

See what BMW has on the table for 2020

BMW Motorrad has long been known for the quality of its products, and the factory earns that reputation anew with its MY2020 lineup. In-house electronic innovations and mechanical refinements hold the marque in good stead against even the best market performers around the world. Sporty demeanors and luxe appointments combine across the model spread, and the factory has something for everyone with its Urban Mobility segment up through the top-tier touring machines.

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Sony's Car IS Actually On Public Roads, And Automakers Should Be Worried

Sony’s Car IS Actually On Public Roads, And Automakers Should Be Worried

The Sony Vision-S could arrive in 2021 to take on the Tesla Model S

Sony took the automotive world by surprise by unveiling a production version of its first car, the Vision-S, at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2020. The Japanese corporation had little to say about it throughout the year, but come 2021 and the Vision-S is being tested on public roads in Austria. Is the Vision-S finally going into production? It might and based on the way it looks and the advanced technology it features, automakers should be worried.

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