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Your next Mercedes may give you a massage while parking itself

Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche lays out a more comfortable, convenient and productive future for Mercedes drivers.<p>I was quietly hoping Mercedes had an automotive breakthrough of a temporal nature.<p>After all, the Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Mercedes parent Daimler, was at the IFA 2016 trade show in …

Mercedes-Benz

2017 Porsche Panamera: Explaining its New MSB Platform

New architecture will also underpin Bentley Continental GT<p>The 2017 Panamera is the first car to use Volkswagen Group’s new MSB (modular standard drivetrain) assembly toolkit. Like MQB, which underpins transverse-engine, front-, and all-wheel-drive vehicles like Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3; and MLB, …

Automotive Design

The Design Story Behind Cadillac's Escala Concept

Designing a high-end luxury vehicle concept in Detroit<p><i>This story originally appeared on Cool Hunting</i><p>In early June Cool Hunting visited the GM Design …

Cadillac

The Mercedes-AMG Hypercar Is Reportedly Being Co-Developed With Lotus

Will it have a "Handling by Lotus" badge?<p>Yesterday, rumors about an F1-inspired hypercar from Mercedes-AMG intensified, with both <i>TopGear.com</i> and <i>Evo</i> offering new details on the supposed project. With these rumors, we learned a few details about the car, but now, we've just heard that AMG might be …

Lotus Cars
China

Ferrari Requiring XX Owners to Keep Their Cars at the Factory Is a Myth

You own your XX. You can have it wherever you damn please.<p>Ferrari's line of track day cars, the XX models, have always come with an interesting caveat: You can own it, but you can't have it. The story is that Ferrari would sell you an XX car, but the company then required it to stay at the factory …

San Francisco

The 10 most beautiful bicycles of 2016

The year's most interesting vehicles have pedals, not pistons.<p><b>Beauty comes in many forms.</b> Engineering and craftsmanship can be beautiful. So can user-friendliness, performance, even social significance — and, of course, forms and colours can be beautiful too. In this highly subjective annual list …

Weird

Steering, brakes, throttle... why good components are fun

In order to make a car move, we have to operate it with our hands and feet, at least until autonomous cars get in on the act. Anyway, we need to move …

Here's Porsche's Secret Le Mans Car 16 Years After It Was Hidden From The World

For years, only a few hazy images existed of the car Porsche never showed to the world. It could have taken Le Mans, but it died, and its V10 heart …

Car and Driver gives update on long-term BMW 7 Series

BMW’s new 7 Series has been quite polarizing here, as of late. After a loss to the Mercedes-Benz S Class in a recent article, fans of both brands …

Mercedes-Benz

Review: The BMW X1 is a happy throwback

Almost all of the world's automobile manufacturers now make SUVs. Today's car shopper has access to a broad variety of these sturdy, sporty daily drivers, from highly affordable versions sold by the American, Japanese and Korean car companies to the high-end super cruisers built by luxury marques …