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2009 BMW Z4 Gets an Acrobatic Intro
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»

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»

2010 Acura NSX (rumored)
2010 Acura NSX? Dead Like Elvis

Here's why time zones suck: when you went to bed last night, all was good in the world (well, all was as you left it). Now you wake up to find out that Honda's cancelled the 2010 Acura NSX that had been out there in prototype form, shutting down GT-Rs and 911s on the Nurburgring with a shatteringly...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
First Drive: 2010 Ford Mustang

After seeing the car at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, we already knew that the 2010 Ford Mustang looks even better in person than it does in pixels. We weren't able to drive the new Mustang back in November, but have just done so--and our impressions keep getting better. It's clear where Ford...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Ford Mustang Colors: Really?

Everybody's got a soft spot for Mustangs, right? They're sporty and sexy, and for a lot of American teens they're a rite of passage--often, our first car. Mine was a foxy, gun-metal gray stick-shift with tinted glass t-tops (as was the fashion in those days). The timing belt was always breaking and...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing

There's something about winter testing--it’s almost always dark, snowing or foggy. In this case dark and foggy, but we can still bring you these new photos of the upcoming Mercedes Gullwing caught while driving in the snow, at -26 degrees Celsius. It’s not clear yet if the new coupe will wear...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 V-10
2009 Detroit Auto Show: Audi R8 V-10

Here's a holiday present early--that is, if you believe in the power of 10 cylinders, instead of a big, fat man clogging up your chimney. It's the long-awaited, Lambo-powered version of Audi's fabulous R8 supercar. The new version of the R8 sports a 5.2-liter V-10 engine derived from the one in the...Read More»

2009 Porsche Cayman
2009 Porsche Boxster and Cayman Make World Debut

Porsche is serious about its current birthday. Lots of fun people showed up at the L.A. Auto Show to celebrate, including marque aficionado Jerry Seinfeld and notable Porsche racer Hurley Haywood. This year, 2008, marks the brand's 60th year of production (that would mean the first Porsche was...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Ford Mustang: A Styling History

So now we all know what the new 2010 Ford Mustang looks like. After seeing the car in person, it looks even better than it does in pixels. As you click through the new 2010 Mustang shots we have (and will continue to post) here at TheCarConnection.com, look for a couple of styling details that...Read More»

2009 Infinit G37 Convertible
2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible: Live from L.A.

Earlier this year, we showed you the first photo of the 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible from the foggy greens at Pebble Beach. Now the Convertible's made a live appearance at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show, flipping and folding its top as it waits for next spring's on-sale date. The new G...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z
2009 Nissan 370Z: At Long Last, an L.A. Reveal

The 2009 Nissan 370Z brings a stubby new shape with more evocative lines and even more performance to the Nissan fold for the new model year. The sleeker look of the 2009 edition--the first major update since 2003--brings the two-seat Nissan 370Z a shorter wheelbase and more intensive use of...Read More»

2009 Nissan GT-R
Nissan GT-R Clinches Motor Trend 2009 Car of the Year

Continuing its penchant for pithy one-liners, Motor Trend doles out a parade of them while gushing over its winner of the 2009 Car of the Year contest, the 2009 Nissan GT-R. Here's a brief sampling from Angus MacKenzie, editor-in-chief: "no 2009 contender crushes our criteria like the GT-R...the...Read More»

Ford Exhaust
Ford NVH: "Feels Right, Sounds Tight" in 2010 Mustang

Apart from dabbling in some weak-kneed four cylinders in the late '70s/early '80s, Ford Mustangs have always throbbed with a thrilling V-8 soundtrack to accompany the prodigious thrust from their V-8 engines. From the original '60s 289 V-8 through the iconic 5.0 of the '80s and '90s up to the...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G6 Coupe
GM Enhances Pontiac G6 for 2009

GM makes significant tweaks to its mid-size G6 lineup going into a rather bleak 2009 model year. Actually, GM says these changes are for the "2009.5" Pontiac G6, set to arrive at dealerships in January. Visual and powertrain enhancements are meant to bring the G6 more solidly into Pontiac's...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Ford Mustang: It's On

You've read it here: GM held back their new LaCrosse and the CTS Coupe from their planned debuts at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. You may have also heard that Chrysler pulled corporate backing from the event, leaving Southern California dealers to pay for the Chrysler display that will be filled...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe-Convertible

TheCarConnection.com's spies have shown you shots of the next Mercedes-Benz E-Class--and earlier this year, we brought you the concept Fascination, a forerunner of the new E-Class. Now, our spy shooters have found some evidence that Mercedes-Benz will replace the outgoing CLK soft-top convertible...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
Mercedes Launches New AMG ML- and SL- Models

Forget gas prices, economic woes, and the new era of fuel conservation--if only for one blissful Sunday drive a week. Today Mercedes-Benz presents its latest AMG high-cube monsters, the 2009 ML63 AMG 10th Anniversary, the 2009 ML 63 AMG Performance Studio, and the 2009 SL 65 Black Series at...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
SEMA 2008: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Rocks

All right, rabid Camaro fans--commence drooling. As if the standard-issue 2010 Chevrolet Camaro wasn't tough enough, Chevy teases with four killer Camaro concepts at SEMA, detailed below. And because Chevrolet did such a great job with the production Camaro, the concepts don't seem a stretch at all...Read More»

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