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Not So Eternal Flame: BMW's Chris Bangle Out

Not So Eternal Flame: BMW's Chris Bangle Out

Always controversial, always opinionated and always ready with a sketch pen and a cocktail napkin, BMW design chief Chris Bangle is stepping down from the German automaker to take on a role outside the auto industry. Bangle's influence on BMW style has been a veritable fountain of Haterade since he... read more

February 3, 2009 by  - 7
 
Chrysler TC by Maserati

Chrysler's Italian Affair, Round 2

The last union of Chrysler and an Italian marque, back in the go-go 80s, produced nothing less than...the Chrysler TC by Maserati. For those too young too remember, the TC... read more January 21, 2009 by  5


 
2008 Audi A1 Sportback Concept (2008 Paris Auto Show)

Audi And Prada Announce Joint Projects In Sport And Culture

Audi, "THE luxury brand for these times," stated Audi of America president Johan de Nysschen in an address from the Detroit Auto Show, has taken the fashion-forward step of... read more January 20, 2009 by  0


 
Mercedes Star

Veggie Across America: 1982 Benz 300TD Gets Makeover

In addition to driving 3,000 miles on waste vegetable oil in an old-skool Benz that I converted, the December cross-country adventure had an admittedly vain component; a... read more January 18, 2009 by  1


 
2009 Kia Soulster Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Kia Soul'ster Concept

A wedgy, funky little Kia concept called the Soul'ster was unveiled today at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The new concept is based on the new 2010 Kia Soul hatchback, which... read more January 11, 2009 by  5


 
Rolls-Royce Santa Sleigh

WWSD? CAR Asks Automakers to Design St. Nick's Sleigh

Now Dasher! Now Datsun, now Peugeot and Vauxhall! On Comet! On Cooper! On Kia and Bristol! Thanks, CAR magazine, for providing a bit of levity and some smiles despite a... read more December 18, 2008 by  0


 
Henry J

Detroit's Problems with Small Cars Started Decades Ago

The New York Times' Autos section provides great insight into U.S. automakers' storied inability to create, build, and market successful small vehicles. The article... read more December 16, 2008 by  3


 
2009 BMW Z4

First Look: 2009 BMW Z4

We present to you the first BMW Roadster with a retractable hardtop. Looking like a cool fusion of the stunning Z8 and the current-gen Z4, the 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster is... read more December 15, 2008 by  4


 
Carlsson CD32

Carlsson CD32: Semi-Responsible SUV Bling?

Wait, a blinged-out diesel SUV? And introduced in flashy Miami Beach, no less. GGI European Tuning, the exclusive North American importer of the Carlsson brand, announced its... read more November 25, 2008 by  1


 
2010 Mazda3

2010 Mazda3 5-Door Released in Bologna

Proving that Americans are in love with neither 5-door hatches nor diesel engines, Mazda chose the Bologna Auto Show (Motor Show di Bologna for those of you fluent in... read more November 25, 2008 by  0


 
2010 Porsche Panamera

2010 Porsche Panamera: Does It Look Better in Motion?

For those of you appalled or delighted with the 2010 Porsche Panamera, there's more video fodder to back up your strongly held opinions. Head over to YouTube and watch the... read more November 24, 2008 by  7


 
2010 Volvo S60 Concept

Volvo S60 Concept to Show at Detroit Auto Show in January

To be introduced in 2010, the next-generation Volvo S60 presents a smooth evolution of the current vehicle's "coupe-inspired" silhouette. Sigh. It seems every automaker is... read more November 24, 2008 by  4


 
2010 Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera Sedan Launched, Shows

The five-door hatchback liftback has never been very well-received by American buyers. Yet Porsche intends to buck that trend with some 20,000 projected annual sales of its... read more November 24, 2008 by  11


 
2009 Pontiac G6 Coupe

GM Enhances Pontiac G6 for 2009

GM makes significant tweaks to its mid-size G6 lineup going into a rather bleak 2009 model year. Actually, GM says these changes are for the "2009.5" Pontiac G6, set to... read more November 18, 2008 by  2


 
2008 Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept

GM Kills Cadillac CTS Coupe Launch

And if you didn't think GM was in real trouble... The beleaguered automaker has just canceled the launch of its stunning Cadillac CTS Coupe at next week's LA Auto Show... read more November 13, 2008 by  8


 
2009 HUMMER H3

SEMA 2008: HUMMER's Still Here

Despite being up on the auction block, HUMMER still beats with a GM heart, at least as of SEMA '08. The purveyor of over-the-top SUVs says that its H3T Weekend Warrior... read more November 5, 2008 by  1


 

 
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