2015 Mercedes SL, Nation’s Rudest Drivers, Will.i.am's Lexus NX: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 17, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL isn't a sports car, in the classic sense, but a very, very luxurious two-seat convertible that manages to blend nimble on-road behavior with seemingly effortless power. To quote its engineers, the SL is "the S-Class of sporty cars," providing a unique mix of attributes that distinguishes it from the elegant Jaguar F-Type, the Porsche 911 range, the Chevrolet Corvette, and the brutal but undeniably fast Dodge Viper.

Idaho Home To America's Rudest Drivers, But Where Do The Nice Ones Live?

We've all encountered rude drivers. Some have behaved aggressively, cutting us off and flipping the bird as they zoomed ahead. Others have been more passive, like the kind of self-absorbed numbskulls who putter along in the passing lane, leisurely enjoying a cell phone chat.

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Reaches 19, Could Go Higher

When we look back on 2014, the automotive story of the year will almost certainly be the huge number of recalls -- particularly, those from General Motors, intended to fix faulty ignition switches.

Will.i.am

Will.i.am

From Motor Authority:

Look Out! Lexus To Unveil NX Designed By Will.i.am

To help promote its all-new NX, Lexus has teamed up with actor, musician and wannabe designer  Will.i.am, real name Williams Adams, to develop an “extremely stylized” version of the compact crossover. The custom NX will be revealed on September 24 at Paris Fashion Week and later appear in a television spot in Europe alongside its creator.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Spy Shots

Mercedes-Benz’s current E-Class has been on sale since the 2010 model year, and for 2014 it was given a major update. In Mercedes tradition, we’ll see the next generation of the popular luxury sedan introduced for the 2017 model year, meaning it will be unveiled in the next 18 months or so.

Audi Receives California’s First Autonomous Car Permit: Video

Audi was one of the pioneers in the area of autonomous cars, having built a TT prototype that in 2010 tackled Colorado’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb entirely on its own. A year ago Audi demonstrated some of its more advanced autonomous car technology; called Piloted Driving by Audi, the technology included a system that allowed a car to park itself in a garage and a system that could handle traffic jams.

Renault Eolab Concept for future plug-in hybrid vehicle, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Renault Eolab Concept for future plug-in hybrid vehicle, 2014 Paris Motor Show

From Green Car Reports:

Renault Eolab: Preview Of Nissan Plug-In Hybrid At Smaller Scale?

French carmaker Renault hasn't sold cars in North America in almost 30 years. But as half of the global Renault-Nissan Alliance--and Europe's earliest volume electric-car maker--its cars and concepts are important to watch for clues to future Nissan offerings.

2014 Mercedes CLA: Smallest Benz Sees Sky-High Demand

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class compact sedan isn't much like the other cars that wear the three-pointed star badge. In contrast to most Mercedes models sold in the U.S., the CLA is small, based on a front-wheel drive platform, and powered exclusively by four-cylinder engines.

Tesla Wins Dealer Battle In MA: Direct Sales, Stores Are Legal

In the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and car-dealer associations, the electric-car maker has now added another victory to its tally. Massachusetts' highest court ruled this week that the state dealer association does not have standing to sue Tesla for operating one of its company-owned stores there.

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