Want a premium convertible, but don’t want to stretch the budget too far? You can get into a 2015 BMW 228i xDrive Cabriolet for just $45,200 and still enjoy a 241-hp turbocharged, direct-injected 4-cylinder,…

2015 BMW 228i xDrive Cabriolet Road Test Review

Compared to the old 1 Series Coupe and Cabriolet, the 2 Series two-door hardtop that arrived on the scene last year and this drop-top, new for 2015, seem to have grown up. They've transcended from cute and somewhat pudgy shapes to sleeker more athletic profiles, each model's longer, narrower twin kidney grille and sharply angled headlamps looking downright menacing, my tester's upgraded M Sport lower front fascia more aggressive, curvaceous side panels more mature and shapelier angled taillights more upscale. The 2 Series twosome are altogether more alluring than their predecessors.

The 2 Series Cabriolet continues forward with a similar fabric soft top to the 1 Series, instead of the retractable hardtop used by the larger 4 Series Cab, which is probably good being that the 2's stubbier length would've made graceful C-pillars and rear glass in the latter challenging, while a complex folding mechanism and the various metal panels would have robbed the trunk of its current usability. Read Full Story
Want a sporty coupe, yet not ready to give up practicality? VW has long offered a good solution in its midsize CC, so maybe it’s time to take a closer look. Sporting a standard 200-hp I-4 or optional…

2015 Volkswagen CC Highline Road Test Review

Looking back over the last couple of years it becomes apparent that I deprived myself of two weeks of very nice motoring, at least that's how I see it after spending a week in Volkswagen's impressive CC. I don't remember why a 2014 model and this 2015 CC initially slipped out of my grip and into the lucky hands of another staff writer, the former a 2.0T Sportline and latter this 2.0T Highline, the last one I tested being a 2.0T R-Line, but such was the case and the result a shame, that is until I managed to get into the same 2015 CC 2.0T Highline with its optional Technology package.

I've always been a fan of Volkswagen's sportiest mid-sizer, the lone four-door coupe entry in the entire mainstream volume brand auto sector. Certainly others provide swoopy D-pillars and some even include claustrophobically cramped feeling rear quarters, but the very fact VW offers a large mid-size sedan in its Passat as well as this more streamlined variant sets the brand and car apart in the mass Read Full Story