Japanese luxury brand to show new design concept that previews the next GS range.Read more
Motorsports editor Mac Morrison previews the 12 Hours of Sebring, Porsche is ready for another hybrid-car attempt at the Nürburgring 24-hour race and Lincoln scores a quality award.Read more
Chevrolet on Monday said a concept that previews the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado small pickup will debut at the Bangkok motor show on March 25. Chevy released a teaser photo that shows the front corner of the show truck.Read more
Typically formatted car reviews be damned! Every so often, your writer drives a vehicle so unique, curious and out of place that it attracts crowds at gas stations, at the gym and in coffee shop parking lots. Many members of said crowds ask the same qu…Read more
The rebirth of the Saab brand under Spyker Cars took a step forward with the unveiling of the PhoeniX concept at the Geneva auto show. Saab says the PhoeniX provides hints of the brand’s future styling themes.Read more
The rebirth of the Saab brand under Spyker Cars took a step forward Tuesday with the reveal of the PhoeniX concept at the Geneva auto show.Read more
The rebirth of the Saab brand under Spyker Cars took a step forward on Tuesday with the reveal of the PhoeniX concept at the Geneva motor show.Read more
Bertone focused on interior space when creating the B 99 concept that previews a potential new entry-level sedan for Jaguar.Read more
Rookie Trevor Bayne is the darling of Daytona, Bahrain cancels its Formula One race and BMW creates the “i” brand for its alternate-powertrain cars.Read more
Volvo announced that the all-new V60 Plug-in Hybrid, the first car in the world to combine diesel with plug-in hybrid technology, will offer three driver-selectable modes at the touch of a button.Read more
Lincoln replaces the Town Car with the MKT Town Car, Infiniti previews a concept car for Geneva, join the Twitter chat with news editor Greg Migliore and Lexus and Nissan get their swimsuits on.Read more
Bold hatchback concept previews possible 1-Series rival.Read more
Those who regularly follow Auto123.com’s used vehicle reviews may be surprised to see a vehicle dating back to the early nineties in this week’s column. Though it’s still wintertime, spring will soon be right around the corner–and many a budget-minded shopper will be hitting their local classified ads looking for an affordable used sports car buy.Read more
Geneva Motor Show debut for Opel Zafira Tourer Concept which previews all-new Zafira MPV.Read more
Japanese luxury brand hunts BMW 1-Series and Audi A3 with new small car.Read more
A great way to transport four adults and lots of luggage with a touch of class.
The significance of the 2011 R350 is that it’s the first major face-lift for the slow-selling R-class, and the vehicle looks undeniably better. The new styling was intended to make the R-class appear a bit less like a minivan, and that effort has succeeded. The R-class now better resembles its big, successful brother, the GL-class SUV. I’ve always liked the combination of utility, luxury, and prestige that the R-class provides, but the market didn’t agree with me. And although the R350 has a very impressive, very efficient diesel powertrain, I’m not sure the market will respond, especially given the R350’s high price. It seems that for those Americans who want to haul more than four or five people in a Mercedes, the GL is what they want. But if that big SUV leaves you cold, by all means, check out the R-class. There’s a lot to love here — just not the monthly payments.
EXECUTIVE EDITOR–AUTOWEEK.COM BOB GRITZINGER: It seems like we’re getting into virtually every variety of 3-series lately, and that’s not too tough to take.Read more
Now that a full four-door Countryman is available in the Mini lineup, the Cooper Clubman becomes the odd man out.
Acknowledging the fact that it’s difficult to remain an adolescent forever, Mini expanded its lineup with a longer wheelbase Clubman model for the 2008 model year. A longer wheelbase, a third entry door, and what Mini USA calls rear barn doors are the key features. As with other Minis, six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available with two 1.6-liter DOHC four-cylinder engines: the standard Cooper Clubman is normally aspirated, the Cooper S is turbocharged and intercooled. For 2011, a mid-cycle refresh applies to the whole family of two- and three-door Minis.
Photo Gallery: 2011 Mini Cooper Clubman – First Drive – Automobile Magazine
Not astoundingly awesome, but quite impressive nonetheless.
Germany supplies 40% of the parts in a Buick Regal, and the cars are assembled in Opel’s Russelsheim, Germany plant. This Regal was originally intended to be a Saturn Aura, but then Saturn was put out to pasture during the bankruptcy and even GM’s control of Opel was uncertain last fall. Thankfully, GM found a way to hang onto Opel after bankruptcy and the complicated restructuring process.
MOTORSPORTS EDITOR MAC MORRISON: This Golf TDI is an excellent little vehicle that’s fun to drive and quite efficient.Read more