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2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: MINI Roadster Concept
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: MINI Roadster Concept

With a new Coupe Concept already revealed, and a BMW X1-based crossover in the works, MINI needs another follow for its unique cult of speed. The next convert--actually, a convertible--arrives today at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show in the form of the 2009 MINI Roadster Concept. All but...Read More»

Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
Preview: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster

What is it?: The topless version of the rabid Reventon Coupe. The basics: All-wheel-drive, V12-powered, 650-horsepower supercar with jet fighter-inspired styling. On sale: October, 2009 Price: $1.6 million (€1.1 million) It doesn't look like there are many surprises left for Frankfurt, and we...Read More»

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser (non-U.S.)
Preview: Next-Generation Lexus GX 460 (Sort of...)

The Lexus line of SUVs is a complex thing, with models outside the U.S. wearing multiple names, including Land Cruiser, Prado and combinations of the two. But to simplify things, what you see here is a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado--essentially a beefed up, luxury version of the 4Runner--and therefore...Read More»

2011 Audi R8 Spyder
Preview: 2011 Audi R8 Spyder

With the 2009 Frankfurt auto show hours away from opening to the media, the embargoes continue to fall--and this time, it's the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder that's broken cover. The newest addition to the Audi supercar family arrives next summer with a fabric top, no sideblades, and the stunning powerplant...Read More»

2009 Bugatti Galabier 16C Concept leak
Bugatti Galibier 16C Concept Previews New Super Sedan

The Bugatti Veyron is, to many, the quintessential supercar: exclusive, incredibly luxurious, and outrageously powerful. But the car has been around for years now, and despite a recent proliferation of special editions, it remains Bugatti's only model. A set of new images leaked to the web today...Read More»

2010 GMC Acadia
Preview: 2010 GMC Acadia Denali

Moving away from gas-guzzling SUVs and toward their hybrid and crossover variants is a hot trend once again. As buyers move to lighter and often smaller vehicles, however, they don't necessarily want to give up comfort or features. Recognizing this trend, GMC has decided to fit its GMC Acadia with...Read More»

2011 Infiniti QX spy shot
Preview: 2011 Infiniti QX

What is it?: The next generation of Infiniti's QX line and a competitor to Land Rover's Range Rover lineup. The basics: Funky styling, civilized demeanor and lots of room for the family. On sale: Mid-2010 at the earliest, no official date set. Price: $56,000 and up (est.) Infiniti has had a series...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
Compared: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Vs. Porsche Boxster / Cayman

Savages! Who would dare to compare the Porsche Boxster--it's only the reincarnation of the 550 Spyder, you know--to a Datsun? We would, and we're not the only ones. During the recent press preview for the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, the Japanese carmaker's team laid it out in PowerPoint: the Z's a...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
MINI 'Two Untamed' Video Previews Roadster, Coupe Concepts

We've known about the MINI Coupe and Roadster concepts for a couple weeks now, but they're still six days from their official debuts in Frankfurt. As the date draws nearer, MINI is working to keep the hype rising with a new, somewhat off-beat, preview video. With no direct shots of the cars...Read More»

Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model
2010 Audi A3 TDI Priced from $30,775

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI goes on sale later this year for a base price of $30,775, the automaker announced today. The diesel version of the littlest Audi you can buy may come with a not-so-small sticker price--but it's among the cleanest oil-burners yet, thanks to VW/Audi's latest iteration of...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
Video: Designer Details MINI Coupe Concept

We're just weeks away from the automotive extravaganza known as the Frankfurt Auto Show, but MINI's 50th anniversary celebrations have been spilling onto the web through its Coupe Concept for days now. The latest addition to the party: a video with the design team leader explaining the car's roots...Read More»

1982 Cadillac Cimarron
The Smallest Cadillac Ever?

The great thing about covering cars is its randomness. There you are, cranking out road tests, when a Tweet leads you to a site that leads you into YouTube ... and before you know it, there's another story that just fell in your lap. We were doing a little piece on the "Electric Car" video from...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio preview
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio Spotted on SATC Set

It's not due for months yet--no, not the Sex and the City sequel, but the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet. Guess what showed up today for its close-up? CelebsandCars has the new E-Class Cabriolet while High Gear Media revs up for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show premiere: CelebsAndCars: New Benz...Read More»

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Teaser no. 2
BMW Vision Concept Teased Again

You can always tell a major car show is getting near when carmakers put the world on an intravenous supply of semi-abstract teaser images. That's how we know the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show is drawing near, at least for BMW, with today bringing another teaser for the upcoming "Vision...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Preview: 2010 Saab 9-5

•    What is it: A long, long overdue replacement for the Saab 9-5 luxury sedan and wagon •    The basics: Built from GM's Buick LaCrosse/Chevrolet Malibu platform; V-6 and turbo V-6 engines; all-wheel drive option •    On sale: Late 2009 in Europe •    Price: $40,000 (est.) Has...Read More»

2009 Cadillac CTS-V
Driven: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V

While crawling along in traffic or responsibly setting the cruise on a pockmarked Interstate, it's quite possible to forget that you're in the fastest American sport sedan ever, with more than 550 horsepower on tap. That's a huge compliment, as most high-performance cars let themselves be known in...Read More»

2012 Range Rover LRX
Report: 2012 Land Rover LRX Due For June 2010 Reveal

Celebrating an major anniversary in the car-making world almost always means revealing a new model or concept - take Mini's 50th, for example - and Land Rover isn't one to buck the tradition. A report out today says the Range Rover LRX will arrive on June 17, 2010 - the 40th anniversary of the...Read More»

2010 audi q7 facelift 002
Preview: 2010 Audi Q7

  •    What is it? A mild update of the big Audi sport-ute •    The basics: All-wheel drive; V-6, V-6 turbodiesel or V-8 engines; five- or seven-seater •    On sale: September 2009 •    Price: $47,725 (V-6); $51,725 (TDI); $61,825 (V-8) The 2010 Audi Q7 arrives in dealers in...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX
Compared: 2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX

Big seven-seat crossovers with near-luxury nameplates: who can keep track of them all? TheCarConnection.com, that's who. In the past few weeks, we've spent time in nearly all the vehicles in this niche promising lots of personal space, lots of longing stares and lots of passenger-distracting...Read More»

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