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Small crossover, big price tag: 2018 BMW X3 priced from $43,445

2018 BMW X3 M40iCompact luxury crossovers don’t exactly boast pint-size price tags, and the all-new 2018 BMW X3 is no exception. The redesigned 2018 X3 will hit BMW dealers soon with a $ 43,445 price of entry—and that’s before any of the myriad optional extras are added on. That entry-level figure is for the X3 xDrive30i, which is BMW-speak for a 2.0-liter…
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2018 Honda Accord premium-priced from $24,445

2018 Honda AccordThe all-new 2018 Honda Accord will start from $ 24,445, a figure significantly higher than some of its closest rivals. Mid-size sedan competitors like the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Ford Fusion all start under $ 24,000. However, a close look at the numbers reveals that although the 2018 Accord is pricier than its rivals, it’s also generally…
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Beyond Lap Times: A Downpour of Numbers from Lightning Lap 11

Lightning Lap 2017

At our annual Lightning Lap track test, numbers are everything. At the top of the pyramid sit the lap times laid down by each year’s crop of performance cars at Virginia International Raceway, but those aren’t the only figures we track (pun intended). We count everything, from how many replacement tires manufacturers send for the week to the highest speeds achieved at different points on the track. For Lightning Lap 2017, our typical gathering of facts and figures was disrupted—as was the entire event—by biblical rainfall. But it wasn’t washed away. Presenting Lightning Lap 11, by the numbers:

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  • Lightning Lap 2017: 19 New Performance Cars Attack America’s Most Grueling Racetrack!
  • Lightning Lap 2017 Lap Times and Data
  • Lightning Lap 2006–2017 Historical Data: Every Car, Every Lap Time


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