Porsche with a plug: 2014 Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid is my first PHEV

When I took this job, i figured it was a matter of time until I tested a PHEV. I just didn’t expect it to be a $130,000 2014 Porsche Panamera S e-hybird.

So long, Sonata: We admire 2014 Hyundai Sonata’s sheet metal

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata wasn’t bad to look at by any stretch of the imagination, and it didn’t sacrifice solid build quality in the name of style.

Noteworthy: I like the Nissan Versa Note’s Versa-tile head unit

Unlike some econobox head units that force you into an either/or scenario, the Nissan Versa Note’s head unit can display nav directions and media details

BMW i DC Fast Charger unveiled at Plug-In 2014

The BMW i DC Fast Charger debuted at Plug-In 2014, a conference dedicated to discussing key issues for the long-term success of electric vehicles held in San Jose, CA this week. The automaker said the DC Fast Chargers can charge the battery of a BMW i3 all-electric vehicle to 80% within 30 minutes.

Audi TT to get Bang & Olufsen Symphoria sound

Get ready for 3D in your TT: The new Audi TT will get Bang & Olufsen Symphoria software treatment that enables its 12 speakers to produce more realistic, three-dimensional sound.

Fortissimo Fiat: We spend some time in the Fiat 500L

The lilliputian Fiat 500 may be the real-life counterpart to Luigi in the Disney “Cars” movies, but the Fiat 500L is just plain Euro weird — in a good way.

Review: Rockford Fosgate M282 marine speaker hits the water

Rockford Fosgate delivers when it comes to the marine audio speaker game.

Noteworthy: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV fuel economy notes

After spending a week with the Nissan Versa Note SV, I had to throw it into my own comparo of recent competitors: The Ford Fiesta SFE and Mitsubishi Mirage.

Mercedes AMG 4.0-liter biturbo V8 makes 125 horsepower per liter

It was the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary last week, so let me say, “HOLY HORSEPOWER, BATMAN!” Mercedes has a new AMG 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that makes 125 horsepower per liter!

2015 Hyundai Sonata named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

We’ve been telling you a bit about the newly redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata lately. The latest news from Hyundai: The new Sonata has been designated a Top Safety Pick+ by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Add a shaker hood to your Dodge Challenger for $2,660

Among the glut of Dodge Challenger news this week: Challenger owners who want to add some vintage performance flair can add a shaker hood for $2,660.

2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0-liter turbo engine gains power

The 2015 Cadillac ATS will once again have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the options line-up, but it will be more powerful than before.