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Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

This year has seen a number of new and announced model-name changes from Mercedes-Benz, including the new E-Class Coupe, which takes the place of the CLK. Likewise, the new S-Class Coupe will replace the CL as of the 2011 model year. The spy shots, captured by the sleuths at Motor Authority, reveal...Read More»

2009 Bentley Continental GT
Compared: Bentley Continental GT Vs. Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

It's a clash of the Titanics: two hefty German-engineered two-doors battling it out for bragging rights in the mortgage-priced coupe class. In this corner, the Bentley Continental GT, weighing in at a staggering 5500 pounds. It's a steamer locomotive of a coupe, though, with a twin-turbo W-12...Read More»

2012 BMW Z2 Roadster Preview
Preview: 1-Series-based 2012 BMW Z2 Roadster

Downsizing isn't any fun when it's your job on the line, but when it means a sporty new roadster based on BMW's excellent 1-series platform, it's a welcome change from the 'bigger is better' mentality that's prevailed for many years. The new downsized roadster is called the Z2, and rumors about its...Read More»

2009 Mazda Miata MX-5
Driven: 2009 Mazda Miata MX5

The original Mazda Miata MX-5 caused quite a stir because there was a dearth of affordable, two-seat, rear-wheel-drive convertibles back when it was introduced in 1989 as a 1990 model. Memories of drop-tops sourced from Great Britain were fresher in the nation's collective memory, so the general...Read More»

Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo with his 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari Chairman To Auction His Own 599 GTB For Research Charity

Luca Di Montezemolo's Ferrari team may be at the center of the current meltdown in Formula 1, but that's not enough to stop the Prancing Horse brand from supporting its favorite charities. This time, Montezemolo will offer his own personal Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano for auction to support students...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG IWC
Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63 IWC

Sales of Luxury watches are down. Sales of luxury everything is down, including cars. But this past winter Mercedes bravely brought to market a blurring of both when it promised to sell 200 (worldwide; 63 in the U.S.) SL63 AMG IWC Edition cars. Here I’ll first dissect the name, then discuss its...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO
First Drive: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO

TheCarConnection.com has already provided extensive coverage on the launch of the all-new, 2010 Ford Taurus. I just recently returned from driving the vehicle at the press-only event held down in North Carolina. One of the greatest stories to come out of that event surrounds the return of the...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang with glass roof
2010 Ford Mustang Glass Roof, GT Convertible Available Now

The new, sleeker 2010 Ford Mustang definitely cleans up a few of the previous model's rough edges, but so far there have been at least two major omissions in the 2010 lineup: no glass roof and no convertible. But just in time for the sort of weather that requires them, Ford has stepped up with...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z NISMO
2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z Priced, On Sale

Nissan has announced a U.S. MSRP of $39,130—that's a $39,850 sticker—for its special in-house tuner version of the 370Z. The NISMO Z still isn't even close to a GT-R, but it promises that extra visual, audible, and driving oomph that might make you even happier if you're already considering a...Read More»

Porsche Cayenne Hybrid logo
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»

2010 Ford Mustang
2011 Ford Mustang: Return of the 5.0--and SVO Too?

Enthusiasts have been clawing at the idea of a reborn 5.0-liter Mustang and a 400-horsepower version, too--and they just may get their wish sometime next year. Twin reports today suggest two new 'Stangs are in the works for the 2011 model year. MustangBlog.com reports that a 400-horsepower...Read More»

2009 Porsche Boxster
Report: Porsche Considering New Entry-Level Boxster With Audi TTS engine

 You know it's a recession when even the wealthy are hurting, and the state of Porsche is as good a measure of that metric as any. With sales stumbling and debts mounting, the time could be ripe for more volume-sales oriented models at the brand, including a new Boxster. Porsche revealed in March...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO
2010 Ford Taurus SHO vs. 1989 Ford Taurus SHO

For Ford, nothing quite gave its mundane family sedans the spit-and-polish like the Taurus SHO high-performance sedan. The original Taurus SHO debuted as a 1989 model, and its performance (for the day) was stunning. For the record, the initials SHO come from Super High Output. A comparison between...Read More»

Vintage Porsche 914
Porsche Baby Roadster Still In The Works?

Porsche research and development chief Wolfgang Dürheimer recently denied claims the company was working on an entry-level roadster, but reports breaking in the German media today argue that it's still a distinct possibility. Though the lightweight, mid-engined Porsche 914 was far from a perfect...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO, photo by Rex Roy
2010 Ford Taurus SHO Wins First Major Award

With a full six months left in 2009, Esquire magazine, a publication noted telling guys what's cool, has already awarded the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO their "Car of the Year" award. (Is the award for the 2010 or 2009 model year we're wondering ... because there is some good stuff still coming for 2010.)...Read More»

Chrysler and Fiat logos
Fiat Swoops In As Chrysler Clears Bankruptcy, 'New Chrysler' Already Operating

Fiat is back in the U.S.A. now that it has completed its strategic alliance with Chrysler. The deal went forward almost immediately upon the Supreme Court's release of Chrysler from bankruptcy proceedings yesterday. The 'new' Chrysler says it is positioned to take on the market, focusing on the...Read More»

2009 Dodge Viper
Every Enthusiast's Dream: Own Viper Motors

As we reported last month (Down The Snake Hole), Chrysler hasn't had an easy time finding a buyer for their Viper brand. That stuck me as kind of odd, because everybody in the auto nation knows that every true enthusiasts and rich guy, sooner or later, dreams about having their own car company. Now...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC AWD
Luxury No Defense Against Weak Market, But Germans Cautiously Optimistic

Hyper-luxury European car brands like Rolls-Royce are seeing steady sales, but their more attainable counterparts - BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz - are still riding a downward slope through May. But all is not yet lost, as there may be an end in sight. BMW's Ian Robertson, the company's board member in...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
2010 Corvette Pricing: Well ... At Least Some Of The Prices

Not long ago, we told you about the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. Now, we can tell you something about what the new package will cost ... about $4,000 more than base Corvette. After a quick call to General Motors PR to confirm the official pricing for the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette coupe and...Read More»

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