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Chevrolet To Offer Manual Transmission in 2015 Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

Manual-gearbox pickup-truck enthusiasts—we know you exist—can rally around the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. General Motors confirmed that a six-speed manual transmission will be on the order sheet when the new mid-size truck enters production early next year.<p>“I’m making a bet on this,” GM North America …

General Motors

The Continental: The Best and Worst of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

<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>I know, I know, the Los Angeles auto show was last week, old news, out of …

Los Angeles

A Lamborghini Veneno on a wet track is better than coffee

Terrible weather, wonderful noises.<p>Oh, yes. It is Lamborghini's latest insane hyper car, the Veneno, blasting around a track. What you get are a bit of pit lane exhaust blasts followed by afew trackside shots of the Veneno hooning around a soaking wet circuit.<p>Seeing as only three Veneno coupes will …


2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet

The gentleman's express lives.<p>TESTED<p>Redesigned for 2014, the E-class entails the widest range of powertrains and body styles in Mercedes’ entire U.S. lineup, and this compelling cabrio ranks right near the top of the family. Yes, the E63 sedan and wagon will deliver more thrust, if you’re a junkie …

The Three Most Important Cars From The LA Auto Show -- AFTER/DRIVE