First Look: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe

When It Comes to Doors, Sometimes Less is More

The Standard of The World bags Motor Trend Classic Trophy at Amelia Island 2011

George and Nancy Weaver, of East Earl, Pennsylvania, had the right combination of car, presentation, and quality all wrapped up in their magnificent 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, to snage the Motor Trend Classic Tropy at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  It was a difficult choice, with a field full of Cobras and Ferrari Daytonas, [...]

Long Term Update 5: 2010 Buick LaCrosse

“Buick has come a long way from being bland and forgettable.”

Ghosn Not Gone: Nissan CEO, Renault Boss Patrick Pelata Survive Spy Scandal, for Now

Nissan and Renault’s chief executive officer and president, Carlos Ghosn, and his Renault right-hand man, Patrick Pelata, have survived the massively embarrassing Renault spy scandal, for now. Ghosn and the Renault board have rejected Pelata’s offer of resignation, and both Ghosn and Pelata, the French automaker’s chief operating officer, as well as other top managers, [...]

First Drive: 2012 Aston Martin Virage

More of the Same, Only Better

BMW’s Best Six Is…A Diesel

BMW six-cylinder engines have long been a byword for silky smoothness and zingy performance; the elastic surge of acceleration that gathered intensity as the tach needle swung past 4000 rpm, accompanied by that velvety snarl from under the hood, meant “The Ultimate Driving Machine” tagline was more than just clever advertising shtick. But not every [...]

My Living Nightmare: Our Japanese Correspondent Reports from Tokyo

As I sit here in a press conference awaiting the latest update on the worsening situation at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, these are the most painful words I have ever had to write. As you no doubt know by now, at 2:46 pm on March 11, Japan suffered its worst earthquake ever. The [...]

First Test: 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4

Keeping Up With Growing Demand by Growing Products

Fish Tacos, Big V-8s, and Restraining Orders: New C63 AMG is All About Me

There is a certain level of decorum expected of automotive journalists at press events. Manufacturers love seeing passion and emotion when related to their new products, but they get a little frightened when enthusiastic fans turn into overzealous fanatics. There aren’t necessarily hard and fast rules on behavior. If there were, right at the top [...]

First Look: 2012 BMW 650i Coupe

New 6 Series Hard Top Makes its Initial Bow