Cynthia Gast

Automotive Editor

Cynthia Gast is an automotive writer with a lifelong interest in how things work, including cars. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading the works of other writers, visiting historic sites, quilting, going to the drag races, and, of course, figuring out how things work.

Recent Contributions by Cynthia

  • 2014 BMW ALPINA B7 YMM Overview

    April 1, 2014

    When BMW teams up with ALPINA Automobiles the results feature engines tweaked for maximum performance and interiors full of well-appointed luxury. The limited-edition ALPINA B7,…

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC YMM Overview

    March 28, 2014

    Adding the clean-diesel technology of the BlueTEC engine helps this version of the ML350 achieve better fuel efficiency than its gasoline-powered sibling. Yet it doesn’t…

  • 2014 Scion FR-S YMM Overview

    March 28, 2014

    Created as a collaboration between Toyota and Subaru, the FR-S four-seat sports coupe offers a fun and responsive driving experience. While not as powerful as…

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 YMM Overview

    March 27, 2014

    Mercedes-Benz is worried about the competition, so the new S-Class base price is about $2,000 less than the 2013 price. This concern is also behind…

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 YMM Overview

    March 27, 2014

    Billed as an effort to introduce a more affordable Mercedes-Benz to the United States, the CLA250 is the only front-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz in the U.S.…

  • 2014 Lexus LS 460 YMM Overview

    March 27, 2014

    The Lexus LS 460’s reputation for conservative comfort and reliability continues after its recent redesign, although some new exterior styling details added a fresh new…

  • 2014 Lexus IS F YMM Overview

    March 27, 2014

    The IS F is the fastest sedan that Lexus has ever produced with a 0-to-60-mph time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 170…

  • 2014 Audi S8 YMM Overview

    March 27, 2014

    The S8 is the high-performance edition of Audi’s top-of-the-line luxury sedan A8. Its more powerful engine and brakes allow drivers to experience the thrill of…

  • 2014 BMW 650 Gran Coupe YMM Overview

    March 27, 2014

    The 650 Gran Coupe combines sporting dynamics and looks with the luxuries and comforts of a touring car. It looks like a sleek sporty coupe…

  • 2014 BMW 750 YMM Overview

    March 27, 2014

    The 7 Series is BMW’s flagship line of sedans, and the 750 model includes nearly every comfort and convenience available. Many of these features come…

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