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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Gets Price Cut
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Gets Price Cut

Mercedes-Benz hopes that an attractive new pricetag on its new 2010 E-Class will help you forget the recession, the bankruptcy of its old pal Chrysler, and will open your wallet. The new E-Class gets a significant price cut for 2010. The base rear-drive E-Class will sticker for $48,600 when it goes...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hybrid In the Works

Mercedes-Benz is new to the hybrid gas-electric movement, but it's going full-bore in the 2010 model year with hybrid versions of its ML450 sport-utility vehicle and its S-Class sedan. The two vehicles use different hybrid systems--the ML450 a version of the two-mode system shared with GM's big...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77 Revealed (And We've Got High-Res Wallpapers!)

Aston Martin's range-capping exotic sportscar, the new One-77, has been revealed in final form. What Aston calls its "definitive sports car" takes the  general silhouette of the latest Aston sportscars, from the DB9 to the Vantage. Only this time, the core of the car is constructed not from...Read More»

2009 Volvo C30 R-Design
Quick Spin: Volvo C30

Looks are a big factor in the Volvo C30's appeal. The little hatchback coupe is undeniably sexy—in a grin-inducing, dorky sort of way. From any angle that involves the back end, where the glass-and-blacked-out hatch and curved flanks can be seen, it's quite possibly that the 2009 Volvo C30 is the...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
First Look: 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

The Corvette is getting a wider body and a tighter suspension for 2010--and it's on the road today as the General celebrates the Corvette Birthday Bash today at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The new Grand Sport shares the name of five racing prototypes that ur-Vette guru Zora...Read More»

2007 Volkswagen Space Up! Concept
Volkswagen Up! Going to Slovakia

Are they the new New Beetles--or a Smart challenger in the works? Whichever way Volkswagen presses ahead with its New Small Family of cars, one thing's for sure now--some of them will be built in Slovakia. Volkswagen AG Chairman Martin Winterkorn said yesterday the company would build the "NSF"...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 MINI Cooper Convertible: Don't Try This At Home

We already told you about the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible--how it delivers undiluted driving joy, how it pleases with power and careful attention to detail, how its convertible roof does a passable imitation of a sunroof, too. In all, it scores an 8.6 on our scale of 10--pretty good for a teensy...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Video: 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 On the Track

So what's 540 horsepower good for? How about shredding tires, devouring quarter miles, and drifting? Yup, that would be three for three. Take a look at a little something we put together after driving the 2010 Shelby GT500, the lead horse alpha male of the 2010 Ford Mustang line. After you've seen...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, 2009 NISMO Z Revealed

We all knew that Nissan would be dropping trou on its new NISMO Z and convertible 370Z Roadster at this week's New York Auto Show. What we didn't expect was an early shot of the 370Z in advance of the roadster's show debut. In addition to these two early shots, we grabbed some live photos from...Read More»

2009 Audi TTS Roadster
Quick Drive: 2009 Audi TTS Cabriolet

Sometimes the stars align and all is right in the world. Last weekend was that "some time." Your author was at the 2009 12-Hours of Sebring—which Audi won with its all-new R15 sports prototype racer—and my off-track ride for the weekend was the 2009 Audi TTS Cabriolet. Read our full review of...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
First Drive: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

When a manufacturer invites the motoring press to drive their newest cars, they sometimes utilize a racetrack to help journalists safely evaluate the outer limits of the car's performance envelope. Safety talks always precede these exercises, along with pleading cautions about not burning up brakes...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
First Drive: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet first showed its Chevrolet Camaro concept in January 2006, and this reporter was one of a few to drive the show car in April 2006. Since then, thousands of stories, articles and photos have appeared, working the hype into a frenzy and making Chevy's new pony car one of the most-exposed...Read More»

2010 Hyundai i-20 3-door
45 mpg Hyundai i-20 Three-Door To Make Geneva Debut

We told you yesterday that Hyundai's set to roll out the concept form of its Tucson replacement, the HED-6 ix-onic, in Geneva. Today we learn that a spunky little three-door hatch, the i-20, will be joining in Geneva, itself the bite-size version of the i-20 five-door that was launched last year at...Read More»

2011 Dodge Circuit EV
2011 Dodge Circuit EV: It's A Roadster

A nice surprise for fans of sports cars with cross-hatched grilles: Yesterday's restructuring plan for Chrysler shows that its first electric vehicle will be the the 2011 Dodge Circuit (nee EV) sports car--but it won't be the Lotus Europa with a nose job Chrysler's been showing. Instead, the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
2009 New York Show: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Joins Sedan

•    What is it: The two-door flavor of the newly revamped E-Class •    Key facts: Same engine lineup as the sedan, at launch; convertible due in 2010 •    On sale: Summer 2009 •    Price: $50,000 (est. base) We’re not even online with coverage of the 2009 Geneva motor...Read More»

2009 Scion tC Series 5.0
2009 Chicago Show: Scion tC RS 5.0 Is VIP

Scion yesterday announced a special edition of its sports coupe, the tC, which will be on display at the Chicago Auto Show from February 11-22. This 2009 tC RS 5.0 features unique styling elements draped on a lowered suspension with 18-inch alloys. Numerous mechanical enhancements also give the...Read More»

VW Polo BlueMotion
2010 Volkswagen Polo U.S.-Bound

Over the years, since the VW Beetle washed up on our shore, the company's cars have been enjoying American cuisine a bit too much and have been getting ever larger.  This hasn't really been much of a problem until recently, as people generally wanted larger and larger cars. But with the recent gas...Read More»

2009 Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris Recalled For Seat Belt Defect

Toyota Motor Corp. has issued a worldwide recall for 1.3 million Toyota Yaris subcompact sedans and hatchbacks due to a safety belt defect. 134,900 '06 and '07 U.S. models are affected. The Yarisis (Yari?) contain seatbelts that, in the event of a severe frontal collision, could cause a foam pad in...Read More»

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Playboy Names Dodge Challenger SRT8 'Hottest American Revival'

Seen the February issue of Playboy Magazine yet? If you're one of the thousands who claim they read the magazine - "just for the articles" - then you'll know that Hef and the girls picked the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 as the "Hottest American Revival." The award was bestowed as part of Playboy's...Read More»

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