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Acura Introduces TSX V-6 At Chicago Auto Show
Acura Introduces TSX V-6 At Chicago Auto Show

Always admired Acura's lean TSX but wished it had a little more pep in its step than the 2.4-liter Accord-sourced four provides? Enter the 2010 Acura TSX V-6, introduced today at the Chicago Auto Show and fortified with Honda's 3.5-liter V-6 in brisk 280 hp tune and, thus, an additional 79 hp...Read More»

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Bumblebee Camaro From Transformers 2 At Chicago Auto Show

At the upcoming Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 13-22), Chevrolet will introduce an updated Bumblebee Camaro; the same vehicle is said to make an appearance in the upcoming Transformers 2 movie coming to theaters June 26. We first saw the Bumblebee Camaro last fall at SEMA; the new version receives subtle...Read More»

2009 Audi A6 4-door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Prestige Instrument Panel
Video: The Making Of Audi's 'Chase' Super Bowl Commercial

Oh to be Jason Statham, the bad-boy British star featured in Audi's upcoming Super Bowl '09 commercial. Not since Yul Brenner has bald been so sexy. Statham is the star in Audi's 60-second Super Bowl advertising extravaganza, "Chase" (60 seconds long! Someone has some cash reserves laying around)...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»

2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class 4WD 4-door 5.5L Audio System
Happy Birthday To Ute: Mercedes G-Wagen turns 30

On February 5th, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class (or G-Wagen, short for Geländewagen, or cross-country vehicle) turns 30. And, incredibly, it sits on its original chassis and retains many of the same stampings for frame and body pieces. This is a vehicle that has not only withstood the test of time, but...Read More»

2009 Audi S6
Audi Snags Two EyesOn Design Awards at Detroit Auto Show

Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Audi snagged two impressive awards at the EyesOn Design Awards Ceremony. The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro took one of the production vehicle category awards, and the four-door Audi Sportback concept scored a win in the concept category...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»

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lineup
Mercedes Delivers 1.5 Million E-Class Models

As the seventh generation of Mercedes-Benz's venerable mid-size, mid-luxury sedan winds down, the firm is proud to announce that it's produced 1.5 million units of the E-Class since its introduction six years ago. Broken down by body style, there were 1,270,000 sedans delivered to customers and...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex
Finalists Announced: N. American Car and Truck of the Year

Today at Cobo Center, the six finalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year were unveiled. A panel of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada selected the finalists, according to the Detroit News. The three car finalists are the Ford Flex, the Hyundai Genesis, and the...Read More»

Cadillac CTS 2.9-liter turbodiesel V-6
Speaking of Great Cadillac Engines...

If you followed my trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles, just completed in an old Mercedes-Benz diesel running on veggie oil, you know I'm a fan of the diesel engine. And since I have great respect for the design, performance, and engineering behind Cadillac's latest CTS sedan (and stunning CTS Coupe...Read More»

Mercedes SPLITVIEW
Mercedes SPLITVIEW Shows Different Images Simultaneously

A cool, new piece of technology from those brainy German engineers is Mercedes' SPLITVIEW technology, to be offered in the S-Class beginning summer 2009. SPLITVIEW allows viewing of two different "programmes," as they say, on the central COMAND display screen at the same time due to some pretty...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
BMW M Engines Going Turbo

Citing tougher emissions regulations, better fuel efficiency, and greater torque production from a smaller package, "well placed Munich insiders have said" that naturally aspirated BMW M engines will gradually give way to turbocharged units, said the U.K.'s Autocar. The new M engines will be based...Read More»

BMW M3 Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt and BMW M3: "Love at First Sight"

That's how BMW says the world record-smashing sprinter described his first experience with a BMW M3 in his native Jamaica. And now Bolt's No. 1 sponsor--sportswear maker PUMA--is shipping him his very own black M3. The vehicle is set to arrive before Christmas in Kingston, Jamaica. Usain Bolt...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
MINI Introduces New Cooper Convertible

First seen at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, today the BMW Group officially rolled out its latest four-seat MINI Cooper Convertible featuring, as they say, "improvements in the areas of design, quality, handling, performance, efficiency, and functionality." Built on the latest-gen MINI platform...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
2010 Mazda3 5-Door Released in Bologna

Proving that Americans are in love with neither 5-door hatches nor diesel engines, Mazda chose the Bologna Auto Show (Motor Show di Bologna for those of you fluent in Italian) to introduce the cheeky five-door hatchback version of its new Mazda3. The vehicle is powered by, among other engine...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Racer
VW Races Jetta TDI Diesels to Prove Efficiency, Cleanliness

So bent on proving the efficiency and cleanliness of their new 2.0-liter TDI turbodiesel four-cylinder making its appearance in the 2009 Jetta TDI clean diesel, Volkswagen has employed them in race duty. In fact, they set up the Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDI Cup, a multirace series wherein basically...Read More»

2009 Dodge Challenger
2009 Dodge Challenger Gets Top Marks in Crash Testing

In NHTSA's crash testing regimen, the new 2009 Dodge Challenger earned 5-star ratings for both driver and front passenger protection in frontal crashes. It also earned top 5-star driver and rear-passenger ratings for side-impact protection. The vehicle has the benefit of a stout platform--the...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX (rumored)
Rumored Acura NSX Has Front-Mounted V-10

Am I the only one disappointed by the rumored Honda/Acura NSX as presented over at Autocar? It looks to my eye like the meeting of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Nissan's just-launched 370Z. Both attractive cars, indeed, but neither one possessing the NSX's legendary mid-engine layout, unique...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Rabbit
VW Announces September '09 Introduction for GTI and Rabbit

Americans love VWs GTI, as evidenced by '07 sales of that model that were 15,000 strong, more than a third of total '07 Rabbit sales. Due to that fondness for the GTI, explains Edmunds, VW pursued a quick schedule to get the car on sale in the U.S. after its June sale date in Germany. VW hopes to...Read More»

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