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Muscle Cars Rule, Even In Tehran
Muscle Cars Rule, Even In Tehran

Even amidst the election protests and civil strife in Tehran, it appears that the city's muscle-car fans made time to meet and show off their V8-powered machines. We don't know a lot about the event shown--or when it took place--but a reader sent photos to The Atlantic's Daily Dish blog with the...Read More»

BMW M3 GT4
BMW M Division Considering M3 GT4 For Production, Diesels Not On The List

Rumors that BMW might produce a version of its racing-minded M3 GT4 are true, according to the head of the automaker's M division. Dr. Kay Segler, head of BMW's M Division and former chief at MINI, says it's a possibility that the company could authorize a limited run of the race-prepped M3, but...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2
Lamborghini Builds a Rear-Drive Gallardo--And It Will Cost You

The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo's spun off another new edition, and the latest version's a little bit of heresy for the normally four-wheel-driven brand. The newest Gallardo LP550-2 is a rear-driver--while all other Gallardo models offer standard four-wheel drive. It's a spin on the usual drivetrain...Read More»

Porsche Volkswagen Merger
Porsche Scrambling To Secure Financial Future, Rejects VW Offer

The bravado necessary to run a company like Porsche well has so far been one the of the strengths of the company's current leadership, in particular Wendelin Wiedeking, as it attempts to acquire Volkswagen AG. But that brave move was caught in the unfortunate timing of the current economic crunch...Read More»

Classic Chevy muscle being rebuffed.
Long-Booming Collector-Car Market Really Starting To Sputter? We'll Soon Know

Even after banks crumbled last fall, interest in top-tier collector cars has remained surprisingly strong into this year. While sales at big-time sales like January's Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction have shown no indication of a downturn, the bottom has already been falling out over the past...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z
Driven: 2009 Nissan 370Z

TheCarConnection.com's recent time with the 2009 Nissan 370Z felt a bit like a bittersweet fling. First we were smitten in the city; then we went away together on a highway trip and the Z showed a side of its personality I didn't like; finally, by the end our time together I had a clear...Read More»

2009 BMW 1-Series
2013 BMW 1-Series: Coupe, Cabrio and More

BMW isn't alone in planning big for a sales rebound in North America: Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes are banking on America and Canada and Mexico to kick in big profits again, someday. But BMW is approaching things a little differently--in part, by plotting a major expansion of North...Read More»

2007 Toyota FT-HS Concept
Report: Toyota's Supra Replacement To Go Hybrid For 2011 Launch

Rumors of the return of the Toyota Supra bubble to the surface almost every year. How could they not? The Supra is and was an iconic car for a whole generation of enthusiasts, and nothing in Toyota's current lineup fills that same void. This time, however, the talk is taking shape to lead to a real...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Spy Shot
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 BMW 1-Series 128i
Driven: 2009 BMW 128i Convertible

Now that both the BMW 3-Series Convertible and the new 2009 BMW Z4 have now gone upmarket with retractable hardtops, the 2009 BMW 1-Series ragtop has found its proper place in the lineup. And as we found in a weeklong drive, the 1-Series Convertible is a nice compromise that lands nicely between...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»

Mercedes C-Class Coupe Preview
Report: Mercedes Benz CLC To Be Replaced With New C-Class Coupe

Sharing parts with both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and C-Class, the new E-Class Coupe hits its marks as a mid-level premium two-door. But where's the real C-Class Coupe in Mercedes' lineup? The CLC, based on the somewhat older C-Class Sportcoupe is what's presently on offer, but Mercedes is already...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 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»

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»

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