2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - First U.S. Drive, August 2014
No matter how good or upstanding or honorable you may be, being pulled over by police can make anyone feel guilty. As your heart races, you wonder, "Did I come to a full stop at that traffic light?" "Do they know I've got an illegally copied Taylor Swift album on my iPhone?" "Has the IRS finally figured out that I owe internet tax?"
Slightly larger, more luxurious, and more beautiful than ever before, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ushers in a new era of design and equipment for the brand’s mainstream luxury sedan. From the look and feel to the dynamics and technology, the C-Class makes a strong argument for a position as class leader, making strides into territory once held by larger luxury sedans thanks to the entry of the CLA-Class sedan below it.
Hyundai has issued a recall for nearly 43,000 Genesis and Equus vehicles from the 2009 to 2011 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these vehicles suffer from a glitch in their lighting systems that could increase the potential for an accident.
2015 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe
The BMW 6-Series has undergone its mid-cycle update but the changes are barely noticeable, which is probably why BMW has chosen to introduce the car midway through the current 2015 model year. The changes affect the entire 6-Series range, which continues to include a coupe, convertible and four-door coupe, plus their respective M6 variants.
The hilarious Craigslist ad that spawned a project to restore Luke Aker’s much-loved but neglected 1996 Nissan Maxima to its former luxury has reached fruition.
BMW’s current 5-Series has been around since the 2011 model year and was given a mid-cycle update for 2014. Now we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the car’s successor (previous shots only showed a test mule), which we expect on the market sometime in 2016, as a 2017 model.
Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine
There's an old car-guy adage that claims there's "no replacement for displacement." Yet tightening global emissions standards are forcing carmakers to find a variety of replacements, as they plan to shrink the sizes of engines across their lineups in the name of fuel economy--without sacrificing the performance customers are used to.
It's hardly a secret that Nissan is by far the world's biggest seller of electric cars, and that its foray into the field four years ago was the work of its CEO, Carlos Ghosn.
A California-based startup company is looking to commercialize its solid-state battery chemistry, and now it's getting some help from a company you've likely heard of. Seeo recently completed a $17 million round of funding that was led by Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation--the investment arm of the Korean industrial giant.