What comes after 3 and before 5? That’s right, 4. BMW has just unveiled their new 4 Series coupe, successor to the much lauded 3 Series coupe. It will be available with three turbocharged engine options and 5 or 6 different trim & performance packages. In addition, it is wider, longer, and lower than the 3 Series coupe it will soon replace.
It may not look like a Jeep Cherokee but hey, change is good. Embrace it. This fall, the totally re-designed 2014 Cherokee will arrive at your local dealer in 4 trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited, & the top of the line, off-road ready Trailhawk (shown) with engine options ranging from the Tigershark 2.4-liter four-cylinder up to a 3.2-liter V6.
With a nearly 1800 CC V-twin powerplant, this big metric cruiser is low, loud, and produces a ridiculous amount of torque. At the same time, it’s engineered for comfort on those long hauls. Maybe that’s why they call it the B.O.S.S. Actually, the acronym stands for Blacked Out Special Suzuki.
Sony’s new VAIO Pro series includes the Pro 11, Pro 13 & Duo 13. They’re light. The 11 is the lightest notebook PC, er, ultrabook in the world & the 13 is the lightest touchscreen one. The Duo 13 is a combination laptop & touchscreen slate that also weighs next to nothing. Full HD displays, NFC technology, 4th gen Intel processors, & other high level standard features make them even more attractive. Sony computing is back!
Nods to the 911 legacy in this 50th Anniversary limited-edition model include a 60s-era Tartan design on the leather interior, green labeling on the instruments with white pointer needles, and 20-inch wheels that celebrate the look of the classic Fuchs wheel. But the 911 50 also gets the Powerkit which increases engine power to 430 horses. Zero to 60 in 4.2 with a top speed of 186MPH. Gotta say, that’s pretty fast for a 50-year old.
Now we’re talking. Mission Motorcycles’ new R & limited edition RS models may be the breakthrough bikes that finally make you look twice at an electric motorcycle. Not only are they the most advanced electric bikes ever put into production, they’re also made in the USA. At one-tenth the size of a traditional gas motor, the MM InfiniteDrive powertrain will hit 150 MPH. And it does so silently.
With its jet-age design and cool porcelain colors, the Therma-Shell grill slash smoker certainly looks great but the reason it’s really hot is because it stays really hot. It’s constructed using a sandwich of ceramic insulation and high-nickel 304 Deep Draw stainless steel that provides better heat retention; that makes it more efficient, so it uses 50% less charcoal.
Bang & Olufsen’s Beolab 14 surround system is designed to work with your decor. Its clean, minimalist design means the sub and satellite speakers will blend into the background while producing theater quality sound. The subwoofer also offers adjustable audio modes for perfect sound anywhere you put it: against a wall, in the corner, or on “free” mode when it’s in the middle of the room.
Adventure. It’s what we love about motorcycles. Just hit the road and be gone. And with the shaft-drive 1215CC Triumph Tiger Explorer XC, you can ride in comfort to the ends of the earth. With ABS braking & cruise control, this bike is built for the long haul, plus it’s factory-equipped to peel off the freeway and climb up a mountainside without skipping a beat. via
Normally being up the creek without a paddle is a bad thing. But with this jet-powered kayak you can cruise the lakes and rivers without a paddle while saving your arm strength for more important tasks like popping open beers and waving to those poor saps who are still kayaking the old way.