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Chrysler/Fiat: Will Italian Steel Immigrate to U.S. Dealers?
Chrysler/Fiat: Will Italian Steel Immigrate to U.S. Dealers?

With Fiat set to take 35 percent of Chrysler for no money down, gain access to Chrysler's dealer network in the U.S., and Chrysler to gain access to the Italian automaker's competitive small car platforms and machinery, what kind of exotic Italian steel can we expect to wrap our driving gloves...Read More»

2009 BMW 335d
BMW Inline Sixes Earn Spots On Wards' 10 Best Engines List

Last Wednesday, BMW accepted two Ward's Automotive Group awards for its engines: both are twin-turbo inline sixes, one powered by gasoline and the other by ultra-low sulfur diesel. Direct injection, low-mass twin turbochargers, and high-strength aluminum construction enable both powerplants to...Read More»

VW Chico
VW Confirms Next-Gen Polo Coming Stateside

VW's Development Chief Ulrich Hackenburg announced to Automotive News at last week's Detroit Auto Show that the Polo minicar is bound for the U.S. in its next-generation form. "The small-car segment is the fastest growing segment in the U.S.," he said, noting that there is an "increasing enthusiasm...Read More»

2001 BMW Z8-Series
BMW M Video: Germans Love Horsepower and Techno

From an American perspective, German tastes in entertainment sometimes seem quite bizarre. For one, they adored cheezy David Hasselhoff and Baywatch. And second, although this perception may be off-base, we keep getting reports that they love their techno. Whether it's the legendary Sprockets from...Read More»

2009 MINI E
City of New York To Use MINI E Electric Cars, Bloomberg Announces

In his State-of-the-City speech yesterday, New York Major Michael R. Bloomberg announced that BMW will be loaning the city 10 MINI E electric vehicles for its SCOUT program. SCOUT, or Street Condition Observation Unit, scours the city for dangers like potholes, roadway damage, and aesthetic issues...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta
Free 2010 Ford Fiestas For 100 Americans

In hopes of making its 2010 Fiesta the sales success that was the Focus back when it was new to America around the turn of the millennium, Ford will be giving away 100 Fiestas to U.S. contestants prior to the official U.S. launch of the important economy car. They will be given away over a six...Read More»

2009 Porsche Boxster 2-door Roadster S Angular Rear Exterior View
2009 Porsche Boxster, Cayman Pricing Announced

What's the new entry fee for Porsche's mid-engine gems, just updated for '09 with lots of new engineering and some styling tweaks? $47,550 for the drop-top Boxster and some ten grand more for the more athletic S version ($57,650). If you want the marginally tighter structure afforded by the...Read More»

2009 Dodge Challenger
Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Resurrects Mopar High-Cube Hoonage

Nestled among the sea of E-REVs, electrics, clean diesels, and fuel-sipping EcoBoosts was a nice dose of high-cube V-8 irresponsibility draped in iconic Dodge colors from the glory days of Mopar Musclecardom: Hemi Orange, TorRed, and B5 Blue. Dodge quietly introduced the Challenger R/T Classic...Read More»

2009 MINI E
2009 Detroit Show: MINI Cooper Convertible

Just a few days ago, our all-knowing leader clued you in on some preliminary data regarding the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible. It's an all-new design that following the advances in the revamped MINI Cooper hatchback that came to the U.S. in 2008. Just like on the hardtop, power is up; 118 horsepower...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4
2009 BMW Z4 Gets an Acrobatic Intro

After a few years of experiencing press events hosted by European, Asian, and American manufacturers, it's become clear to me that the Germans have a flair for the flamboyant. At the rather dower 2009 Detroit Auto Show, BMW's showmanship was a welcomed relief. The world-wide reveal of the 2009 BMW...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XFR
Jaguar Ups the Ante with XFR, XKR

The 2009 Jaguar XF is one of the top-rated luxury cars here at TheCarConnection.com -- and for 2010, the mid-size luxosedan is being updated with a massively powerful V-8 engine. The 2010 Jaguar XF gets a variety of upgrades for the new model year, but the best news of the lot is its new 510-hp...Read More»

2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed
2009 Detroit Show: Bentley Continental GTC

To paraphrase the cringe-worthy tag line used by a major national newspaper’s multi-media coverage a couple of years ago: “It might be cold outside, but there are plenty of hot cars inside Cobo Hall.”Well, there might not be as many “hot cars” this year at Detroit, as a number of...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss
2009 Detroit Show: Stirling Moss SLR

Mercedes-Benz says it's celebrating the end of the production run of its SLR McLaren with a final edition that's stripped down, stoked up and named for the most famous racer to pilot one of its cars. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss is the swan song for what Benz calls the...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 MINI Cooper Convertible Preview

MINI's rolling into the 2009 Detroit auto show next week with a new version of its Cooper Convertible. Along with the electric version of the MINI we've shown you before, the new Convertible appears in Cobo with a completely new chassis and style, though at first glance it's hard to tell the new...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang GT500
2010 Ford Mustang GT500 Preview

Mustang fans, fret no more. Hot on the heels of the L.A. Auto Show introduction of the 2010 Mustang and Mustang GT, Ford has just announced the production of the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 in coupe and convertible body styles. As the afterglow of the 2010 model's introduction waned, the Mustang...Read More»

2008 Audi R8 V12 TDI concept
2008 Audi R8 TDI Concept

Last year at Detroit Audi rolled out a Q7 SUV ‘concept’ powered by a V-12 Bluetec turbodiesel making 500 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Now it’s bringing forth another ‘concept’ that’s even more fit for this rip-roaring oil-burner: the mid-engine R8 sports car. It’s more fit...Read More»

2007 Honda Accord Coupe concept
2007 Honda Accord Coupe Concept

Honda says it will show an Accord Coupe Concept at the 2007Detroit auto show. The concept is expected to influence the future shape of its new Accord lineup, which is due in the 2008 model year. Honda says the Accord is its best-selling model in North America. New in 2003, the Accord is expected to...Read More»

2006 Ford Mustang by Giugiaro Concept
2006 Ford Mustang by Giugiaro Concept

Slideshow: Ford has spun a lot of magic – and a lot of mileage – out of the Mustang that bowed in 2005. Just this year the Shelby GT500 scorched auto-show crowds with 500 horsepower and the touch of the snake charmer himself. Now, Ford’s reaching into the Mustang history bag again for a...Read More»

2006 Pontiac Solstice 2-door Convertible Rear Exterior View
RELEASE: 2006 Pontiac Solstice Club Sport Z0K

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. Winning in the showrooms and on the racetrack, the Pontiac Solstice is fresh off its first-ever Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Showroom Stock B National Championship, and this fully race-prepared...Read More»

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