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2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe

AMG C 63 S Coupe: Improving awesome! Driving the new C 63 AMG S coupe is an exercise in restraint. I suspect that owning one, then, will be that and many more things. The car’s purpose is simple. To be the best C-Class ever. And it just might be. Along with its sedan counterpart, the C 63s are head and… Read more →

2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro

Audi A4: Veni, Vidi, Vici One normally goes to Venice for a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal and explore the narrow medieval streets on foot, to drink caffè or eat tiramisu in the Piazza San Marco and to marvel at statues of famous explorers, Kings and Queens. It’s certainly not a place you visit to explore by car… Read more →

2016 Nissan 370Z Coupe Enthusiast Edition | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 Nissan 370Z Coupe Enthusiast Edition

Nissan 370Z: Red Zed Redemption Z is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, but instead of spending a ton of money on a big party with lots of fanfare, Nissan has decided to tip its hat to some of the brand’s most faithful followers by knocking 10 grand of the price of its top-selling, entry-level sports coupe. Nissan calls it… Read more →

2016 VW Golf R Variant | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 VW Golf R Variant

Golf R: Check Box for Wagon I test drove a handful of new Golfs during a recent trip to Germany. This 2015 VW Golf R Sportwagen is one of them. My travel cohorts and I each got seat time on and off the autobahns, as well as some interesting secondary roads in between Munich airport and the small, lakeside town… Read more →

2016 Nissan Maxima SR | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 Nissan Maxima SR

Maxima 4DSC The Original Family Fun-Haver I have many fond memories of the Maxima from my high school days. It was the mid-to-late ’90s when my best friend often arrived in my driveway or out front of school to pick me up in his mom’s third-generation 1992 GXE model. He also owned a Mazda RX-7 10th Anniversary Edition (may it… Read more →

2015 McLaren 650S at the yacht club | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested (again): 2015 McLaren 650S Spider

Dream Weaver For many, dreams are the closest they will come to experiencing a car like this. I thought it would be fun to change that for a lucky few. So, instead of a long drive in the country, this time I went for a relatively short drive around my neighbourhood and other affluent parts of Oakville to gauge people’s… Read more →

2016 Volvo XC90

Tested: 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription

XC90 Inscription: Volvo’s Secret Weapon Volvo has built some impressive vehicles the past few years. The S60 sedan, V60 crossover and their Polestar counterparts are chiefs among them. Go ahead and add the new XC90 to the list. Though not a tuned-up Polestar model, the test mule is a 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription. And it’s gorgeous. At $78,000… Read more →

2015 BMW M4 Cabriolet | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2015 BMW M4 Cabriolet

BMW M4 Cabrio: Top Down There are few things in life as satisfying as hitting the open road in a convertible on a warm and sunny day. Feeling the wind in your hair, sun on your head and shoulders, your favourite tunes playing through the speakers, and with a near unobstructed view of the world around you while enjoying your… Read more →

2015 BMW M4 Coupe Austin Yellow

Tested: 2015 BMW M3 Sedan & M4 Coupe

M Stands for Moar I’m in the heart of Kohler country to test drive the new 2015 BMW M3 (F80) and M4 (F82). The village of Kohler, Wisconsin has been chosen to launch these fraternal Bavarian beauties not because of its great deals on bathroom faucets or kitchen sinks, but because everywhere you look you’d swear you’re smack dab in… Read more →

Tested: 2013 McLaren MP4 12C

McBat out of hell What is it like to drive a $300,000 mid-engine British super car on Canada’s famed Mosport Grand Prix road course at the gorgeous, newly-renovated Canadian Tire Motorsport Park? Well, thanks to our friends at McLaren Toronto (part of the Pfaff Automotive Group), I can unequivocally confirm that it is exhilarating and unlike anything many people are… Read more →