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2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: The World's Priciest Hybrid?
2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: The World's Priciest Hybrid?

  When Porsche introduces the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid late next year, its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle may be the priciest hybrid on earth. While a Porsche executive said pricing hasn't been finalized, according to the German Automobilwoche, the expected European price will be in the...Read More»

GM cars take on the Zune
Link Love From The Car Connection: Reading Behind The Wheel, Music For Hipsters, And GM Targets The Zune Generation (Assuming There Is One)

Zuning in -- General Motors' marketing department isn't letting all this bankruptcy folderol spoil their fun. Those chipper clipboard-toters are working overtime to reach every viable customer demographic. GM's latest target: owners of the Microsoft Zune, America's favorite also-ran mp3 player...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 Le Mans
RIP Rip-Snorting Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel

TDI, we hardly knew ye. Dispensed before birth, now merely a dream of the clean, high-mileage supercar, how should we mourn the death of the Audi R8 V12 TDI diesel--which Audi now says it won't build after all? First revealed at the 2008 Detroit auto show as the Audi R8 TDI Concept, then updated as...Read More»

Enertia Motors' Enertia Car
Link Love From The Car Connection: Fiat's American Lineup, X-Prize Autos, And Cash-For-Clunkers Rocks (In Germany)

Way outside the box -- We've all heard of the Progressive Automotive X Prize competition, which is giving $10 million to the first team to build a vehicle that can (a) get 100mpg in real-world conditions, (b) meet federal safety requirements, and (c) be mass produced. We're not sure that all of the...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
Driven: 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible

The 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible we had for a few joyous days in California was a grin-inducing machine. Everyone who saw it couldn't help but crack a smile, even the most tattooed and grizzled of Harley riders. But perhaps they're just responding in kind to the driver's cheshire cat impression;...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 GT3
Porsche Shows Off 2010 911 GT3 At New York Auto Show

Today at the New York Auto Show, Porsche showed its new 2010 911 GT3 for the second time since its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The U.K.'s AutoCar calls the GT3 "the hardest ever 911." A bigger flat-six spits out more power, and a host of electronic chassis aids help the driver play hero in this...Read More»

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Cash For Clunkers Boosts European Car Sales

Germany and France are reporting impressive increases in new vehicle registrations for March. Registrations for March increased a whopping 40 percent in Germany and the French automobile association (CCFA) is reporting an 8.1 rise in that country's vehicle registrations. Though a scant 0.24...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen CC
Driven: 2009 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion

We recently had the honor of spending a few days in Volkswagen's second attempt at the luxury sedan market, the 2009 Volkswagen CC. Last time around, the big Audi-based Phaeton proved a sales disaster; VW learned its lesson and built a beauty on top of its tried-and-true Passat platform. This keeps...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Gets 7-Speed MCT From SL

Mercedes will be unveiling the high-performance AMG version of its E-Class sedan, the 2010 E63 AMG, at the New York Auto Show next week. They claim its performance, handling, and technology will closely mirror the SL63 AMG Roadster when it goes on sale this November at U.S. dealerships. In addition...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI (Europe)
European Golf GTI Blends 6.9-second 0-60 With Average 32 mpg

While a release date has not yet been announced for the sixth-gen Volkswagen Golf GTI, we wanted to bring you the specs on the European version that VW recently released. The hi-po version of the Golf sports a number of incremental improvements in engine, chassis, exhaust, and electronics to take...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf
VW Rabbit Becomes Golf Again For Sixth-Gen U.S. Release

Claiming an "important step in realigning with our global heritage," VW is welcoming the Golf nameplate back for the vehicle's sixth generation U.S. debut. For its fifth generation, the vehicle was dubbed Rabbit, harking back to the boxy VW sales success from the early 80s. The "Golf is...Read More»

Piggly Wiggly of the 50\'s
Buy a VW Polo...At the Supermarket?

... in Germany. So now you can pick up your Cheetos, Huggies, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and a shiny new Volkswagen Cross Polo at the grocery store.  Well, not quite.  You can't just walk in and pick one out as they are only available on the website, but at the website they are available at a...Read More»

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Opel Assistance Deal Thin On Details Says German Gov't

Yesterday German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, on his way from Germany to the U.S. for talks with GM and U.S. government officials, called upon more information from GM regarding its proposed solution for ailing Opel. He claims that GM's plan for Opel, its German division, is thin on...Read More»

BMW and Daimler would make Reifenstahl proud
BMW And Daimler? Tough Times Force National Unity In Germany. Uh-Oh.

From Germany we're getting news that BMW and Daimler AG are looking to swap spit stock. (Sorry for that makeout image so early on a Monday morning.) The proposal on the table involves each company taking a 7% stake in the other, the goal being to boost sharing of information and resources. While...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz SLK 2LOOK
Mercedes-Benz SLK '2LOOK' Edition Says Opposites Attract

Opposites attract. So sang Paula Abdul back before she was reduced to incoherent babbling on American Idol and drunk appearances on morning news shows. Mercedes agrees with the 80s pop icon, but they're talking specifically about the colors black and white, the only colors applied to every inch of...Read More»

Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept
VW Polo BlueMotion: World's 'Most Efficient 5-Passenger Sedan'

As if its new Polo wasn't already extremely efficient, Volkswagen is displaying a concept BlueMotion variant of the small hatchback. Volkswagen heralds the Polo BlueMotion as "the most fuel-efficient five seater in the world" and touts a hybrid-killing 71 mpg. Likelihood of production, exclaims...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Polo
New Volkswagen Polo: Safety Up, Weight And Consumption Down

We told you earlier about the next-gen VW Polo billboard advertisement hanging above a Geneva Motor Show exhibition hall. Volkswagen has released details of its latest-generation Polo, a tiny hatchback its maker is calling one of the safest cars in the world. VW makes a big deal about the safety of...Read More»

Mercedes SLS Spy Shot
Mercedes SLS Resurrects Spirit Of Iconic '50s 300SL

Mercedes is reviving the spirit of its hugely famous 300SL ("Gullwing") roadster of five decades ago in a new roadster set to debut in the fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show and go on sale mid-2010. This new car, the SLS, replaces the former McLaren joint-venture, the SLR, of which Mercedes will be...Read More»

VW Polo BillBoard Geneva Motor Show
New Volkswagen Polo Makes Geneva Debut

A huge billboard rounding a curve on the exhibition hall housing the Geneva Motor Show features an advertisement for the new Volkswagen Polo. According to WorldCarFans, the new Polo is still a very small car, its length has been extended by slightly over one inch. Quality and feel of the new model...Read More»

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