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Clearing the Definitions About Four-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel Drive Technology

The misconceptions about four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive drivetrains evolved from the fact that many people thought that the two definitions were just describing one thing. While it is true that both technologies cause the four wheels of a vehicle to be empowered in order to create more road surface traction, the similarities stop there.

Four-wheel-drive is a familiar term for most people as it has been available to the general public for quite some time. It utilizes a lower gear ration and a split differential to give positive traction to all four wheels of a vehicle.

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How Much Horsepower Do You Want?

The term horsepower refers to the amount of power that is behind a vehicle and has little to do with horses. It was used to measure the power of an engine in the 18th century by James Watt who wanted to show his potential customers just how much power was behind his steam engines. One horsepower is the same as a pony pulling 33 pounds for a minute.

If you want a powerful vehicle, then you want to look at exactly how much horsepower it has. The more horsepower it has, the more powerful, it will be and the more…

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The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack: For Hauling Adventure Gear With Gusto

Usually, the ability to haul copious amounts of cargo comes with sacrificing being able to haul posterior when you’re in a more playful mood. At least, that’s how it is in most crossovers. Then, there’s the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack--a lifted wagon with standard all-wheel drive that combines function with fun, and quite a bit of capability in between.

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2018 Volkswagen Arteon Offers Comfort, Luxury, and a Dash of Sport

If you’re the kind of driver who loves midsize sedans, but find the current level of premium appointments disappointing, there’s an enticing prospect on the way. Meet the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon, which will replace the CC as sedan flagship early next year. With eye-catching looks, it stands out in a big way—but that’s just the beginning.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is Just a Cut Above the Rest

Are you seeking a full-size luxury sedan for you and yours? Well, if so, we here at Umansky Motor Cars have a funny feeling you may well fall head-over-heels for ours, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Yet, what is it -- specifically -- that makes this one so special?

Get the need-to-know info from carwow pundit Mat Watson; his appraisal of the S-Class is available right here:

No doubt one of our favorites throughout the S-Class lineup, the top-of-the-line S 600 trim is both a beauty and a beast.

Standard amenities on this iteration include a 523-horsepower turbo-V12 engine ...

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carwow Flips Out for Fast and Fun 2017 VW Golf R

While it may sometimes take a great deal to impress us here at Umansky Motor Cars, such was not the case when we met our beloved German brand's high-flying hot hatchback, the 2017 VW Golf R. We were head-over-heels from the moment we made eyes with it.

Could the Golf R garner a similar response from you?

Find out for yourself by watching the video below; carwow reviewer Mat Watson is here with more:

Shoppers seeking the very best the hatch has to offer are bound to receive exactly that with the range-topping Golf R with DCC and Navigation…

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The BMW M2 Reminds Us of the Nuances of Performance

While BMW puts out models designed to be each segment’s “Ultimate Driving Machine,” there are some that check more boxes than others. For enthusiasts, a car that’s fast, breaks down barriers, while offering a handling and cornering experience that makes the heart race is paramount. Recently, Autoblog put out an article discussing why the new M2 checks those boxes.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG® GT Intent on Capturing the Sports-Coupe Crown

If you've kept pace with our blog page here at Umansky Motor Cars, then you may well recall our prior post, in which we profiled the fully redesigned 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In it, we shared with you a review from Kelley Blue Book Senior Associate Video Editor Zach Vlausk.

Well, guess what? Mr. Vlasuk's back for some more!

... Only this time, he's got his sights set on the German automaker's sports-coupe sensation, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG® GT. Check the clip below to hear all about it:

The degree of overall appointment offered by the base GT trim…

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KBB.com Reviewers Revel in 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Are you searching the midsize luxury sedan segment for your next daily driver? In need of suggestions?

Well, if so, we here at Umansky Motor Cars would be quick to match you up with ours, the all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

And we think you'll see why we would after checking the clip below, an evaluation of the latest E-Class from Kelley Blue Book Senior Associate Video Editor Zach Vlasuk. Take a peek:

We feel much of the E-Class's appeal is predicated on its powertrain. Coupling with a nine-speed automatic gearbox, this turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces a…

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