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2007 Audi A8 L quattro AT6

2007 Audi A8 L quattro AT6

Someone who sits in an Audi A8 quattro L will inevitably feel like a VIP as this auto offers all of the conveniences and amenities one might expect if one were, for example, the Bundeskanzler (Federal Chancellor) of Germany.
In fact, former Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder picked a very similar car for his official vehicle (the Kanzlerwagen), although his had substantially more armor and security devices than mine did.  (Until that point, …

Lexus RX 400h AWD

Lexus RX 400h AWD

While celebrities in Hollywood may drive themselves to glamorous openings in 50 mpg hybrid Priuses, the business traveler can show up in style at meetings with a clean, green conscience driving.
Lexus bills the RX 400h as the “world’s first luxury hybrid utility vehicle” and it’s clearly at the beginning of a trend for luxury alternative-fuel vehicles. Ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel is making a comeback in diesel-powered passenger cars (expect more from …

BMW 335i Coupe

BMW 335i Coupe

Our love affair with the automobile, despite dramatic swings in oil prices, continues to intensify – as does the amount of technology in the vehicle.  The first computer appeared in the 1968 Volkswagen 1600, controlling the air-fuel mixture in an electronic fuel injection system.  Since then, automotive computers have become ubiquitous, in fact cars even have local networks which allow different computers to communicate with each other.
One of the leaders …