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

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2006 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

MORE auto show coverage: 2006 SEMA: The Aftermarket Strikes Back 2006 Paris Auto Show Index TheCarConnection's Index of Car Shows The show itself is weeks away. But the list of new production vehicles and concepts driving toward a Los Angeles auto show launch is growing. Los Angeles show organizers...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, March 27

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: IRL • Paul Dana Killed at Homestead: IRL IndyCar Series rookie Paul Dana, 30, was fatally injured in a two-car crash during the morning warm-up prior to Sunday’s season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At 10:03 am, just three minutes into the...Read More»

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TCC Trivia: Mar. 24, 2006

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. What model name was on Ford's 2004 supercharged and intercooled F-150 pickup? 2. What is the top speed of a Zamboni ice-surfacing machine? 3. What brand of car won the first Indy 500 race in 1911? 4. What brand name was on 1973 Li'l Hustler half-ton pickups?...Read More»

2006 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Angular Rear Exterior View
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part VI

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Saab Aero X Concept Saab has a stunning surprise for Geneva crowds: the Aero X Concept. The study, Saab says, explores design themes and features we will see in future Saab products. The two-seater coupe has been designed under the guidance of...Read More»

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News of the Weird: February 2006

More News of the Weird InJackson, Mo., in December, Jacob Vandeven, 27, was caught by his judge at lunch, having a drink, one hour after the judge had convicted Vandeven of DUI and sentenced him to alcohol rehab with a do-not-drink order. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch-AP, 12-29-05] David Mulligan, 21...Read More»

2003 Volkswagen Golf 4-door HB GL Manual Rear Exterior View
CarGirl: What Real Women Drive

Mechanic’s Tale: What Real Men Drive by Douglas Flint (12/26/2005) You’re not thinking Miata, are you? More from the keys of Carol Traeger Last November, TCC ran a column by Douglas Flint entitled “What Real Men Drive,” in which he claimed real men don’t drive macho...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC Trivia: Feb. 10, 2006

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. Name the U.S. race track that contains Corkscrew and Andretti corners. 2. Which U.K. carmaker adopted the print-ad slogan "Extreme motoring"? 3. In the 1960s, American Motors Corporation made a small, air-cooled, 4x4 vehicle for the Marines. What was it...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 8, 2006

GM Announces New Cuts General Motors Corp. announced a new wave of cost-cutting, aimed at stuffing criticism the company hasn't moved fast enough to meet the challenges that contributed to $8.6 billion loss in 2005. Richard Wagoner, GM's chairman and chief executive officer, said Tuesday GM...Read More»

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GM Announces New Cuts

General Motors Corp. announced a new wave of cost-cutting, aimed at stuffing criticism the company hasn’t moved fast enough to meet the challenges that contributed to $8.6 billion loss in 2005. Richard Wagoner, GM’s chairman and chief executive officer, said Tuesday GM intended to slash the...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 14, 2005

Ghosn Defends Move to Tennessee Surveys already indicate that Nissan North America will lose relatively few senior managers as it starts to shift its headquarters from Southern California to Tennessee, says Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's chairman and chief executive officer. "Almost all of them will come,"...Read More»

2005 Dodge SUper Bee concept
2005 Los Angeles Auto Show, Part III

2005 Los Angeles Auto Show Index by TCC Team Ferrari: “Wild Object of Desire” If anyone was wondering how Frank Stephenson feels about his job as the chief designer for Ferrari and Maserati, he cleared things up Thursday. “For me, Ferrari is a wild object of desire,” said the Moroccan-born...Read More»

2004 Volvo YCC concept, Geneva Motor Show
Ladies’ First with Volvo YCC Concept

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) The Volvo YCC, or Your Concept Car, which bows today at the Geneva Auto Show, is not a chick car. Nor is it pink. But it has been completely designed and developed by a female team of Volvo employees — and that is a first in the car industry...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: Feb. 6, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Feb. 6, 2003 TUNDRA IS TEXAS BOUND Toyota will build Tundra pickup trucks in a new plant — its sixth in North America — starting in 2006. The plant, which will start with annual production of 150,000 units, will likely expand before the end of the decade to include SUV...Read More»

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2002 Paris Auto Show, Part I

The Paris Auto Show press days are over, but you can revisit our 2002 Paris Show index of coverage for all the news from the City of Lights. CHRYSLER TRYING EUROPE AGAINThe U.S. arm of DaimlerChrysler AG has spent years trying to find a way to build demand for its brand in Europe, but so far with...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 5/27/02

TCC’S THIRD ANNUAL SPEEDING EXCUSES CONTEST!Summer gives us the perfect excuse to line up the latest set of hot wheels — and for some reason, it also gives Johnny Law the perfect excuse to yank us back to earth when the speedo creeps into the top half of its range. And while speeding tickets...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 5/20/02

INTEGRA IS THE MOST STOLEN CARThe 20 largest insurance companies say that claims are down since 1980 — but that payouts are higher, Reuters reports. The companies represented by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) also says the 1999-2001 Acura Integra has the highest theft rate and claim...Read More»

2002 Honda Insight
2002 New York Show, Part III

sponsored by Toyota 2002 New York Show, Part I (3/26/2002)2002 New York Show, Part II (3/27/2002) INFINITI DEBUTS G35 COUPE, M45Twin New York debuts from Nissan’s upscale Infiniti division will add a new sedan and coupe to the luxury marque. The M45 recalls one of the first Infinitis, the M30 —...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 4/1/02

TCC HEADS TO NY AUTO SHOWThe New York Auto Show is open to the public, and this week at TheCarConnection.com, our team of reporters will be bringing you all the new production and concept vehicles the show has to offer. Get the latest on the Ford Five Hundred, Infiniti G35 Coupe, Chrysler PT Turbo...Read More»

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