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2014 Detroit Auto Show: 7 Cars We (and You) Can't Wait to Drive

A septet guaranteed to deliver grins.<p>As smokin’ as the following auto-show debutants look in repose on their grand plinths, bathed in light and mobbed by the masses, we’d rather be driving them. Our name isn’t <i>Car and Observer,</i> after all. (That sounds like an autonomous-car magazine. Blech.) Lucky …

2014 Detroit Auto Show: 10 Coolest Design Details You Don't Want to Miss

Things that make you go, "Awesome!"<p>In the hustle and bustle of a major international auto show, it can be easy to overlook clever or hidden details, but we managed to stop mainlining caffeine long enough to carefully pore over the production and concept debuts and compile this list. (It was also …

Nissan's Awesome Rear-Drive IDx Concept Going Into Production? Maybe

When Nissan unveiled its pair of IDx concept cars at the 2013 Tokyo auto show, you can bet we—and enthusiasts everywhere—got a bit excited. And how could we not? The IDx is a compact, rear-drive, two-door sedan-like thing that resembles a modern-day Datsun 510. Yeah, it’s super awesome. Today, …

2014 Detroit Auto Show: 5 Concept Cars You'll Be Driving in 5 Years

These ones aren't just for show—soon they'll go.<p>Trawl any major auto show these days, and you’ll find two types of concept cars: the luscious, lacquered rolling impossibilities designed to lure eyeballs to a show stand (and make a splash on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, et al.) and those that are …

The Continental: My Take on the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, CES Trends, and India's Best

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p><b>The Best and Worst of Detroit</b><p>Even though I missed the NDTV Car and Bike …

Now You Can Spec Your Audi A8 to Literally Withstand a Shelling From a Tank

Audi is launching an all-new, armor-plated version of its A8 full-size luxury sedan. The A8L Security is based on the long-wheelbase model, and is available with either the 435-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 or the naturally aspirated, 500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12. Just because your life is apparently in …

BMW Throws Down The Green Gauntlet At The Detroit Auto Show

This year in Detroit BMW showed a slew of new, small cars like the 1- and 2-Series, and a lighter-weight M3 and M4, in its latest effort to tighten and refine its burgeoning lineup.<p>Mercedes, with its new 4-cylinder AMG engine, and Audi, with the S8 and sporty A3, did the same. The idea with each …

U.K. Police Follow Dubai’s Lead And Add McLaren Supercar To Fleet

If you're thinking about speeding somewhere in the West Midlands area of the U.K., you might want to think again. Unless you have something that can …

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: Rear Drive, V-8, Black Series In Store

The 2014 Detroit Auto Show was chock full of cool cars, even if it was a bit underwhelming in some ways. But coming to an auto show probably nowhere …

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