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BMW Opens the Bidding at $24 Billion?

BMW Opens the Bidding at $24 Billion?

Everything has its price--cars, politicians. And while a small pile of cash could make you the owner of car brands like Rover ($15, sold by BMW to Ford) or Chrysler (we think Fiat took them out for a steak dinner), BMW has a much higher sense of its own self-worth. So if you're considering a hot... read more

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Mercedes-Benz Invests $30 Million in Flagship NYC Store

While other companies struggle for their existence, fat cats like Mercedes are expanding their premiere dealerships in halo markets like New York City. Mercedes announced... read more November 18, 2008 by 0


SEMA 2008: The Best of the Worst

If you've never been to SEMA, it may take the entire show's entire four-day run to recover from the shock and awe associated with being assaulted by so much automotive eye... read more November 7, 2008 by 3

2009 BMW 335d

Green Car of the Year: The Finalists

The alt-electric-bio-fuel experts over at Green Car Journal have their finalists for the Green Car of the Year award, and a broad range of powertrains are represented in this... read more October 30, 2008 by 3

2010 Ford Fiesta

Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average... read more October 23, 2008 by 5

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Mercedes-Benz CL550: Your Fin de Siecle Moment

If it's the end of an era of excess, the Mercedes-Benz CL550 sure doesn't know it. This week, while the market is pole-dancing for Hugo Chavez' entertainment, while Palin and... read more October 14, 2008 by 4


Smart fortwo "ed" Is Lithium-Ion Electric Testbed

Marking the 10th anniversary of adorable (if slow) little smart cars roaming the streets, Daimler AG has teamed with NASA and equipped the fortwo with solid rocket boosters... read more October 3, 2008 by 2


Last HUMMER Dealer in Vegas Shuttered

Towbin HUMMER is history--and in its death throes are a larger lesson on GM's HUMMER experiment. Towbin was one of HUMMER's largest retailers in the nation. It's the eighth... read more September 9, 2008 by 1

Smart fortwo

Smart and the City

My personal tale of two cities started last week in Dusseldorf, where I spent a couple of days driving the new Benz GLK, and is concluding this week at the wheel of the 2008... read more July 28, 2008 by 1

Smart fortwo

Daily Debate: Is Smart a Success?

It seems like only yesterday we took the 2008 smart fortwo for its inaugural road test here at Long before it arrived Stateside, though, the smart began... read more July 7, 2008 by 14

2000 Mazda Miata

Eight Cars to Drive Before You Die

Your everyday car may be special to you, what with its nice rims, a cool satellite radio system, enough room in the console to hide evidence of trips to Carvel. Chances are... read more June 13, 2008 by 8

Smart fortwo

Is It Smart to Put Premium in Your Little Fortwo?

Among the cars I am test-driving this week is a BMW M3 Coupe. It is, as you might expect, a joy to drive. But it is painful to refill, averaging barely 17 mpg and demanding... read more May 28, 2008 by 10

Smart fortwo

Are Small Cars Safe? Surprisingly So!

There was a lot of attention given a recent federal test of the new Smart fortwo. The little coupe received what was, on the whole, the highest possible kudos following a... read more May 21, 2008 by 9


The Week in Reverse

Toyota and Subaru are so much in love, they're getting together to build a new rear-drive coupe. Because, you know, the world didn't get enough of the Corolla GT-S the first... read more April 11, 2008 by 1


NHTSA Warns on Smart Crash Tests

Smart's fortwo city car is on sale -- and playing hard to get, if our informal poll of dealers is holding true nationwide. But the government's car safety agency is sounding... read more April 3, 2008 by 16


When Small Gets Big, Bigger, Biggest

When the automotive bean-counters weigh in with their latest numbers, on Tuesday, you can be all but certain that the sales reports will trigger panic across the industry... read more March 31, 2008 by 3


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