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BMW Driver Alert: Your GPS Does Not Substitute For Common Sense
BMW Driver Alert: Your GPS Does Not Substitute For Common Sense

It's not that we don't love BMWs; we do. It's just that their drivers are so easy to make fun of sometimes. Take one Robert Jones, a British driver whose trust in his TomTom satellite navigation system led him to follow its directions down an increasingly narrow, rutted and precarious path in...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

What is it?: Mild hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan The basics: Teutonic solidity, impeccable equipment, better fuel economy On sale: This fall Price: $87,950 Exactly one year ago, our editor Marty Padgett wrote about the European launch of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid...Read More»

2010 Lexus ES 350
Preview: 2010 Lexus ES 350

What is it?: The entry-level non-hybrid Lexus sedan The basics: Conservative styling, solid features, reasonable pricing. On sale: Late September 2009 Price: $34,800 (excl. delivery fees of $875) The 2010 Lexus ES 350 faces some tough competition this year from Buick, Lincoln, Acura and Infiniti...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
First Drive: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

This week, we've been focused laser-like on the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. Focused, precisely, on the moment we could leave the un-air-conditioned halls and Frankfurt's grey dinge for the Portuguese coast and a tour of Lisbon behind the wheel of the 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo. We're just back...Read More»

2009 Lexus LF-Ch concept
Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept Debuts In Frankfurt

The 2010 Lexus HS 250h is barely out and about, and already Lexus is preparing for an even more compact hybrid. The concept for the new car, called the LF-Ch, hit the floor in Frankfurt today, and these live photos show what it's like up close and personal. As in the studio shots revealed about a...Read More»

2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Preview: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne

•    What is it? The first completely new car from Bentley in 75 years •    The basics: V-8 and all-wheel drive •    On sale: Next year, with a public showing and more details at the Frankfurt Auto Show •    Price: $300,000 (est.) The 2011 Bentley Mulsanne was...Read More»

2009 MINI Roadster Concept
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: MINI Roadster Concept

With a new Coupe Concept already revealed, and a BMW X1-based crossover in the works, MINI needs another follow for its unique cult of speed. The next convert--actually, a convertible--arrives today at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show in the form of the 2009 MINI Roadster Concept. All but...Read More»

Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
Preview: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster

What is it?: The topless version of the rabid Reventon Coupe. The basics: All-wheel-drive, V12-powered, 650-horsepower supercar with jet fighter-inspired styling. On sale: October, 2009 Price: $1.6 million (€1.1 million) It doesn't look like there are many surprises left for Frankfurt, and we...Read More»

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser (non-U.S.)
Preview: Next-Generation Lexus GX 460 (Sort of...)

The Lexus line of SUVs is a complex thing, with models outside the U.S. wearing multiple names, including Land Cruiser, Prado and combinations of the two. But to simplify things, what you see here is a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado--essentially a beefed up, luxury version of the 4Runner--and therefore...Read More»

2011 Audi R8 Spyder
Preview: 2011 Audi R8 Spyder

With the 2009 Frankfurt auto show hours away from opening to the media, the embargoes continue to fall--and this time, it's the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder that's broken cover. The newest addition to the Audi supercar family arrives next summer with a fabric top, no sideblades, and the stunning powerplant...Read More»

2009 Bugatti Galabier 16C Concept leak
Bugatti Galibier 16C Concept Previews New Super Sedan

The Bugatti Veyron is, to many, the quintessential supercar: exclusive, incredibly luxurious, and outrageously powerful. But the car has been around for years now, and despite a recent proliferation of special editions, it remains Bugatti's only model. A set of new images leaked to the web today...Read More»

2010 GMC Acadia
Preview: 2010 GMC Acadia Denali

Moving away from gas-guzzling SUVs and toward their hybrid and crossover variants is a hot trend once again. As buyers move to lighter and often smaller vehicles, however, they don't necessarily want to give up comfort or features. Recognizing this trend, GMC has decided to fit its GMC Acadia with...Read More»

2011 Infiniti QX spy shot
Preview: 2011 Infiniti QX

What is it?: The next generation of Infiniti's QX line and a competitor to Land Rover's Range Rover lineup. The basics: Funky styling, civilized demeanor and lots of room for the family. On sale: Mid-2010 at the earliest, no official date set. Price: $56,000 and up (est.) Infiniti has had a series...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
Compared: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Vs. Porsche Boxster / Cayman

Savages! Who would dare to compare the Porsche Boxster--it's only the reincarnation of the 550 Spyder, you know--to a Datsun? We would, and we're not the only ones. During the recent press preview for the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, the Japanese carmaker's team laid it out in PowerPoint: the Z's a...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
MINI 'Two Untamed' Video Previews Roadster, Coupe Concepts

We've known about the MINI Coupe and Roadster concepts for a couple weeks now, but they're still six days from their official debuts in Frankfurt. As the date draws nearer, MINI is working to keep the hype rising with a new, somewhat off-beat, preview video. With no direct shots of the cars...Read More»

Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model
2010 Audi A3 TDI Priced from $30,775

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI goes on sale later this year for a base price of $30,775, the automaker announced today. The diesel version of the littlest Audi you can buy may come with a not-so-small sticker price--but it's among the cleanest oil-burners yet, thanks to VW/Audi's latest iteration of...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
Video: Designer Details MINI Coupe Concept

We're just weeks away from the automotive extravaganza known as the Frankfurt Auto Show, but MINI's 50th anniversary celebrations have been spilling onto the web through its Coupe Concept for days now. The latest addition to the party: a video with the design team leader explaining the car's roots...Read More»

1982 Cadillac Cimarron
The Smallest Cadillac Ever?

The great thing about covering cars is its randomness. There you are, cranking out road tests, when a Tweet leads you to a site that leads you into YouTube ... and before you know it, there's another story that just fell in your lap. We were doing a little piece on the "Electric Car" video from...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio preview
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio Spotted on SATC Set

It's not due for months yet--no, not the Sex and the City sequel, but the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet. Guess what showed up today for its close-up? CelebsandCars has the new E-Class Cabriolet while High Gear Media revs up for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show premiere: CelebsAndCars: New Benz...Read More»

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