Zachary Pfrimmer

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Test Drive: 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Has Seductive Power

The thought keeps reverberating: This is a $44,655 car that doesn’t even have a navigation system.<p>As much as there is to like about the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic, there’s no getting around the fact that it’s a terrible value.<p>Or, is there?<p>The more time I spend with this spunky little sedan, the …

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec Starts at $39,495 — News

With the price of diesel fuel now hovering at just a few cents more than premium gasoline, there’s little incentive for luxury buyers to skip the oil-burning trims of their favorite rides. As an added incentive, Mercedes-Benz is charging $500 less for the new 2013 GLK250 BlueTec 4MATIC—the latest …

Africa's Rift Valley from above – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/apr/19/africa-rift-valley-kenya-ethiopia-in-pictures<p>720<p>German photographer Michael Poliza travelled by …

Intoxicating Design: 29 Wine Cellar And Storage Ideas For The Contemporary Home

Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil, said Lord Byron. While we do not claim to be world class …

26 Home Theaters You Wish You Owned

Suddenly your couch seems really inadequate.

Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

We all deserve a break from the past week's news. This NASA video could be just the right thing.<p>According to the space agency, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) "captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths." The video features images from the past three years, "at …

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

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4 Things You Must Do Before Buying A Car This Spring

Winter hopefully is over in much of the country, and now it’s car shopping season. Spring and summer are the busiest times of the year at showrooms, as stir crazy consumers trade in the vehicles they can no longer stand to drive, and others head out in search of deals.<p>But before you buy a car this …

BMW readying competition pack for M5, M6

According to <i>Car and Driver</i>, citing a report in <i>BMW Blog</i>, BMW will be offering performance upgrades – likely called the Competition package – for its M5 and M6 models (including the convertible and Gran Coupe versions of the M6). Both cars will continue to be offered with the normal 560-horsepower, …

Sequester And Budget Add Up To Education Confusion

Host Michel Martin talks with NPR education correspondent Claudio Sanchez about how the competing forces of sequestration and the president's budget proposal are affecting schools.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later in the program, it's hard to …

Future Tense event recap: What do kids really learn from ed tech?

It seems every educational app promises the most engaging and effective way to teach children, and cash-strapped school districts have embraced …

The testing culture, outdoor learning and more: education research in brief

<b>Early years and outdoor learning</b><p>Pupils' opportunities to spend time outdoors declines sharply as they move from early years education into a more …

Autoshow 2013 BMW i8 Concept

2014 Audi R8 officially on sale, starting at $114,900*

After skipping the 2013 model year, the Audi R8 is back for 2014 with a new look, added performance and a slightly higher starting price. In V8 coupe form, the 2014 R8 starts at $114,900 (*not including $1,250 for destination and a $3,000 gas-guzzler tax), but looking at that price, which has risen …

Fuel-Efficient Car News

Sipa USA/TNS<p>US President Donald Trump, center, with CEO of General Motors Mary Barra, left, and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne, second from right,takes his seat prior to delivering remarks to automobile industry leaders during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House …

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is World's Fastest Roadster

Open-top motoring is about taking in the scenery more than about speed, but it’s good to have the capability to do both. This line of thinking has been taken to an extreme at Volkswagen’s ultra-luxury subsidiary Bugatti, which produces the open-top Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Powered by a …

Long-Necked Giant Was Fastest-Growing Dinosaur

The Lufengosaurus grew like a 30-foot weed.<p>During the Jurassic Period, nearly 200 million years ago, a dinosaur called <i>Lufengosaurus</i> roamed what is now the Yunnan Province in southern China. The long-necked plant eater was the biggest guy around at the time, at almost 30 feet long, and new research …

2014 BMW 328d Quick Drive

A (1/3) Chip off the 335d Block<p><i>Motor Trend</i> fell deeply, rhapsodically in love with its long-term diesel stormer, the 2009 BMW 335d. That 3.0-liter/265-hp/425-lb-ft I-6 hotrod oil-burner was priced near the top of the range and delivered amazing performance (5.8 seconds to 60 mph), while returning …

BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Active Tourer Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Inhabitat is reporting live from the 2013 New York Auto Show today - and just moments ago we witnessed BMW's North American unveil of the sexy new …

2013 Lexus GS450h [w/video]

<i>An Unlikely Star in the Lexus Stable</i><p>Think about Lexus for a second. Odds are your gray matter is busy regurgitating images of the company's middle-aged RX crossover or possibly the midsize ES sedan. As the volume movers for Toyota's luxury fleet, the two are the default ambassadors for everything …