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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan Beauty-Roll

For those of you paying attention, we've really ramped up the old <i>Autoblog</i> video game these days. Our new series Car Club USA joins Translogic and The List, and there are more Daily Drivers and Short Cuts than ever. But sometimes, all you care about is the car.<p>The <i>Autoblog</i> Beauty-Roll video series …

Automotive Design

Not a dry eye in the house for last Mitsubishi Evo X video

Say what you will about the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution; we're going to miss this one when it's gone. Japan's rally car for the street is officially being phased out, and production is ending in Japan. But not before one Final Edition, and a final video showing the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive …

2016 BMW 7 Series Review - First Drive

Technology Rules<p>There are some earnest engineers inside BMW‘s giant FIZ engineering center in Munich who will be deeply dismayed by this: Most people are going to talk less about the brand new 7 Series than they will about its key. A body with carbon fiber structural elements? An adaptive drive …

Beverly Hills

May Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Leads Civic

While the Toyota Corolla continues to lead the compact segment, the Honda Civic closed the gap in May compared to the previous month. Toyota sold 36,611 Corolla sedans, while Honda sold 36,089 Civic sedans and coupes – a difference of just 522 units. With 32,393 units sold, the Chevrolet Cruze …

5 Cool Rolls-Royce Design Details, Starring the 2014 Wraith

What makes Rolls-Royces special, besides astronomical price tags, hedonistic luxury, minuscule production numbers, and outsized presence? Clever details, of course! We had a 2014 Wraith coupe in the office this week, and we thought it would be fun to show some of what Goodwood puts into its cars to …

Rolls-Royce

Volvo V60 Polestar driven

The 838-HP Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo is not your Mom’s E-Class

Brabus-Tuned E-Class has Top Speed of More Than 217 MPH<p>Want to drive over 200 mph in an E-Class sedan? Then the folks at Brabus can make your wish come true. The tuner’s latest creation is called the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo, which puts out an insane 838 hp (850 metric hp) and 1069 lb-ft of torque. …

European Union

Mercedes-Benz Says Next-Gen S-class Will Be Lighter and Greener

It may not seem like it, given the car’s larger-than-life proportions, but the latest Mercedes-Benz S-class incorporates a lot of cutting-edge lightweight technology, including plenty of aluminum and high-strength steel. But the next generation is set to focus even more on saving weight.<p>Yes, the …

Nextgen

Prosthetic Robot Arm Gives Drummer A Third Stick

And it improvises, too.<p>Two years ago, drummer Jason Barnes was cleaning the vent hood at a restaurant when he was electrocuted. The injury left him with an arm amputated below the elbow. Shortly after, he met the Georgia Institute of Technology's Gil Weinberg, and the two teamed up to create what …

Robotics

Watch a Big Rig Jump 100 Feet Through the Air

Semi trucks aren’t meant to fly, but that hasn’t stopped Australian stuntman/daredevil/lunatic Ash Nichols setting the distance record at 101.9 feet. Nichols used a supercross-style tabletop jump at the Loveday 4×4 Adventure Park in Barmera, Australia, to perform this stunt in his Ford LTL big …

Adventure Park

TOTD

The worst part about foreign auto shows is knowing that more than a handful of the cool new cars that debut there aren’t coming to the United States. This week’s Geneva Motor Show was no different. This morning, we published a list of Geneva’s best forbidden fruit, and for today’s Thread of the Day …

Auto Shows

2015 Audi A4 Rendered, Detailed

What to expect from the next generation of Audi's bread-and-butter model.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Our well-informed artist’s interpretation as to what the next generation of the Audi A4 will look like. It’s to be edgier and more angular, and it will brim with technology, including full-LED lighting, a head-up …

Audi

Sold! German Auto Parts Company Buys the Nurburgring

Just when we thought American investor group HIG Capital had it in the bag, German auto parts company Capricorn Group swooped in and won the bid for the famed Nürburgring. The company secured ownership of the 13-mile Nürburgring and all its 170 turns by paying more than 100 million euros (about …

Ford EcoSport review - Auto Express

2014 Dodge Durango V-6 AWD

Fun to drive in an unlikely class.<p>TESTED<p>Freshened for 2014, the Dodge Durango is slicker than ever, with upgraded electronics, a handsome new interior, and exemplary road manners. But perhaps the most significant update is tucked out of sight, bolted to the rear of the engine, sending power to the …

You Ain't Cool Unless You Drive a Life-Sized, Air-Powered Lego Hot Rod

It doesn’t matter how young or old you are—if you frequent this space, it’s more probable than not that bizarre and highly technical Lego projects get you excited. Considering the bulk of <i>C/D’</i>s staff consists of man-children of questionable maturity, you can bet that we almost fell over ourselves …

Hot Rods

Kia to Debut 2+2 Sports Car at NAIAS

Kia done dropped a bomb, and it’s not another radical makeover for the Soul-shilling Hamstars. Instead, Kia’s news-cycle-stopping announcement involves a 2+2 sports car concept it plans to reveal at the 2014 Detroit auto show. All we know so far is that the car was designed in Kia’s California …

Sports Cars