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2014 Mercedes SL and SLK add small expansion to Takata airbag recall

Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to be affected by Takata's massive airbag recall. The company has announced a voluntary recall campaign on a small number of model-year 2014 SLK- and SL-Class roadsters.<p>In Mercedes' case, 300 vehicles are affected, 200 of which are in the hands of customers. …

Chrysler Posts Challenger SRT Hellcat 1/4-Mile Time

Since Dodge officially announced that its supercharged 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat would pack 707 earthshaking horsepower, just about the only things left to mystery are the car’s performance numbers. While we always gather our own numbers—and we’re <i>really</i> looking forward to strapping our test gear …

Sports Cars

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

The incorrigible 4C is late, loudmouthed, and lovable.<p>Thanks to our crack investigative staff, we have compelling new evidence to explain why it’s taken so long for the Alfa Romeo 4C to arrive in the United States.<p>Sure, there was the delay outlined so eloquently by one Mr. Sergio Marchionne to make …

Classic Cars

2017 Audi RS5 TDI Diesel

Two turbos and an electric supercharger make this one fast diesel.<p>Are diesel engines and sports cars mutually exclusive? Most enthusiasts might say so. Compression ignition works well for long-distance cruisers, pack-mule pickups, and SUVs, and in Europe, there are even a few diesel-powered coupes …

Engines

895,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango SUVs Recalled

Chrysler is recalling roughly 895,000 model-year 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to rewire the vanity mirror lights due to a fire risk.<p><b>The Problem:</b> The wiring for vanity mirror lights in certain Grand Cherokees and Durangos can short out if the mirror or headliner has been …

Dodge

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class was revealed for Europe recently, and the version bound for the U.S. is expected to look about the same. While the changes are subtle, the 2015 CLS brings the swoopy sedan in line with the rest of Mercedes‘ lineup. But are the revisions enough to keep the CLS, the …

Dubai Roadster already attracting orders ahead of debut

We would generally advise against buying a car sight unseen, but when it comes to some supercars, the entire year's production run is often spoken for before the car is even unveiled. Which is fine, in some sense we guess, when it's coming from a known manufacturer like Ferrari or Lamborghini. The …

2015 Jaguar F-type V-6 S Coupe

Few are more desirable.<p>Jaguar had it easy when it created its last great sports coupe, the E-type. Had the company’s Brylcreem-smeared virtuosos from way-back-when been forced to wade through the sludge of modern vehicle regulations, they probably would have committed seppuku with their slide …

Roadsters

First Aston on All-New Platform Will Be DB9 Replacement

Aston Martin is busy at work on its next-generation sports-car line, and the first model to market will be the successor to the current DB9 (pictured above).<p>According to a report from the U.K.’s <i>Autocar</i> magazine, work on the next-gen Aston GT “is well under way” and the car could be unveiled as soon …

Nextgen

With The Model X On Track, 2015 Could Be Big For Tesla

Tesla today told customers who placed deposits on its forthcoming Model X SUV that the vehicle will indeed be produced “starting in early 2015″ as expected. That’s good news for buyers, many of whom put down $5,000 or $40,000 with the company more than 2 years ago. But it’s also important for the …

Nissan to present Vision Gran Turismo concept at Goodwood?

Power up your PlayStation and pop in any edition of <i>Gran Turismo</i> and you'll have hundreds of cars to choose from. But arguably few have managed to bridge the gap between that virtual world and reality than Nissan.<p>The Japanese automaker is the one responsible for putting the best gamers behind the …

2015 BMW X6 Unveiled

The BMW X6 might not be the prettiest or the most practical utility vehicle on the market, but BMW has sold more than 250,000 of its “Sports Activity …

The 12 Greatest Racetrack Special Editions

Track-edition cars are talented and tough enough to handle a day of hot lapping and yet docile enough for an easy cruise home. The last decade has seen an incredible spike in these rare dual-purpose sports cars. Here are a dozen that nail the formula.<p>Track-edition cars are talented and tough enough …

Sports Cars

The car that runs on sunshine and sweat

In a perfect world, someone would invent a small personal vehicle that runs on nothing but sunshine and calories – and carries a week's worth of groceries, for good measure.<p>Don’t look now, but it’s already here. The Elf, manufactured by Organic Transit, based in the US state of North Carolina, is …

Transportation

BMW i3 Electric Car Buyers: Mostly New To BMW (But Not i8 Owners)

The 2014 BMW i3 is proving to be very effective at luring new buyers to BMW--buyers who haven't before owned one of its cars.<p>Such buyers, known as …

Toyota To Start Fuel Cell Vehicle Production In December

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will go into production ahead of schedule, with production planned for mid-December 2014.<p>Sales will also begin …

2015 BMW X6, 2015 Corvette Z06, Most Popular Used Cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

When Chevrolet took the wraps off the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 earlier in the year, it promised power output of at least 625 horsepower and 635 …

Rare early Lamborghini Countach sells for record $1.2 million

Lamborghini may have made headlines with the highly exclusive, $4.5-million Veneno and the even more expensive Veneno Roadster that followed, but when it comes to classics sold at auction, their prices seldom approach the kind of figures attained by rare classics made by arch-rival Ferrari. Early …

2014 Cadillac ELR First Test

NOT the Escalade of Plug-in Hybrids<p>Cadillac sells more than 25 Escalades for every ELR extended-range plug-in hybrid, but the slinky Volt-based coupe is every bit as important as the gargantuan luxury SUV. While the non-hybrid Escalade can finally celebrate a 20-mpg highway rating, the ELR is one …

Electric Vehicles

BMW Teams With Bang & Olufsen On Special 2015 6-Series Gran Coupe

Follow Antony<p>If you daily-drive a BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe, chances are you aren't rocking the latest thrift-store audio system at home. And if, say, …

Forza Horizon 2 confirmed for Sept. 30 [w/video]

Turn 10 Studios' creative director, Dan Greenawalt, has announced that the second open-world installment in the <i>Forza Motorsport</i> franchise will be coming to the Xbox One on September 30 of this year.<p>Boasting the ability to build your very own club of up to 1,000 other gamers, <i>Forza Horizon 2</i> is …

Jay Leno puts a classic Corvette Stingray under the lens

<i>Jay Leno's Garage</i> has been on a British vehicle streak for the last several weeks. A true American classic finally puts that to an end with the latest feature focusing in on a 1963 Chevy Corvette Coupe with a fuel-injected V8. Leno says that he bought the car sight unseen and shortly afterward …

BMW i8 Hits The Dyno After Rolling Off The Assembly Line: Videos

The BMW i8 is being hailed as a new kind of car. Whether you’re into the green-meets-mean theme or not, however, it’s undeniably an interesting and …

2015 Hyundai Sonata Configurator Live

Pricing for the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata was revealed last month and now a configurator for the midsize sedan is live on the automaker’s consumer site. As previously reported, a base 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE starts at $21,960 (including $810 destination) – $300 less than the current model.<p>The …

Hyundai

Hennessey HPE700 Supercharged Corvette Stingray Dyno: Video

The twin-turbocharged version of Hennessey’s HPE700 Corvette Stingray kit has already proved its mettle—but what about the supercharged version? …

TOTD: Would You Buy a Four-Cylinder Porsche?

Four cylinder engines are coming back to Porsche lineup. According to rumors which broke this weekend, Porsche is working on three new turbocharged F-4 engines, which will make their debut in the next-generation Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman.<p>Porsche’s three new four-cylinder engines are a …

Automotive Design

Lotus honors F1 efforts with limited-edition Exige LF1

Lotus has announced a new, special edition of its hardcore Exige for customers in the UK and Europe. Limited to just 81 units (for the Lotus Formula One team's 81 victories), the new Exige LF1 is the ultimate accessory for fans of the British manufacturer's Formula One efforts.<p>Befitting of a car …

The Porsche 911 Martini Racing Edition graphics are coming stateside

Americans won't get the whole package, but you can order the graphics at the dealer.<p>In honor of Le Mans, the 911 is joining the 918 Spyder in donning Martini stripes. In Europe, it's a limited edition package of features for the 911 Carrera S, but here you can put the Martini graphics on whatever …

Le Mans

Arrinera to launch Hussarya 33 late next year

These days, it seems like everyone and their cousin wants to make their own supercar, but few actually make it to market. Arrinera is one such startup, and has been working on launching its first supercar for over four years now. Once derided as the manufacturer of Lamborghini replicas, this Polish …