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About urbandriverchicago

Mechanical engineer and automobile enthusiast with extensive auto industry experience now writing about vehicles for urban and city use.

2019 BMW M5 Competition – Drive Review

With just ten minutes behind the wheel I knew I should be heading to Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL or Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. A 4.4-liter TwinPower turbo V-8 with 617 horsepower paired up with an 8-speed automatic … Continue reading

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2019 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid – Drive Review

In celebration of 35 years of minivan leadership, the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid is offered in a 35th Anniversary edition that’s available on Pacifica Touring L Hybrid and Limited Hybrid models. This special edition features new badging, an all-black interior with … Continue reading

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2019 BMW X4 xDrive 30i – Road Test

BMW’s X4 sport activity coupe has been revamped for 2019. I first drove it last summer at the media preview program at BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina assembly plant.  And I also drove it last October at the Midwest Automotive Media Association Fall … Continue reading

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2019 Ford Edge – Drive Review

  The Edge has come a long way in the twelve years since it came on the scene. It’s been significantly revamped, updated and improved over the course of the years. Gone is the mainstream V6 engine. Transmissions now have … Continue reading

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2019 Kia Sorento – Drive Review

Kia’s best-selling Sorento SUV has been freshened for the 2019 model year, touting a number of visual and feature enhancements, inside and out. Aside from new front and rear fascias, which help it achieve a more sophisticated appearance, the cabin … Continue reading

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2019 Genesis G70 – Drive Report

The 2019 Genesis G70 is the 2019 North American Car of the Year and has received numerous additional accolades and awards. The G70 is a compelling entry in the sport sedan segment and a worthy competitor to the established European … Continue reading

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2019 Mazda CX-5 – Drive Report

In its 2012 debut, CX-5 helped introduce the world to Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design ethos and SKYACTIV Technology. Since then, CX-5 has seen continuous improvements, including an all-new redesign in 2017. Now for 2019, it takes its next key … Continue reading

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