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$3500 Euro 1984 Mercedes Benz 500 SEC AMG

This 1984 Mercedes Benz 500 SEC AMG is a gray market import that’s said to run and drive great. We love a good pillar-less coupe, and Euro-spec …

Top 10 movie adaptations

Books and films have been joined at the hip ever since the earliest days of cinema, and adaptations of novels have regularly provided audiences with the classier end of the film spectrum. Here, the Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best<p>• Top 10 family movies • Top 10 war movies • Top 10 …

Classic Coupes: 7 Sleek Rides of the 1920s and 30s

"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an exhibition at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, opened last month and will continue through Sept. 15. The collection showcases custom and one-of-a-kind classic cars made from 1929 to 1941, a time when

Classic Cars

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

2015 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2013 Ford Focus ST – Comparison Test

TESTED<p>At roadside cafeterias in France, next to the napkins, cutlery, and plastic trays, are baskets of free dinner rolls. Hungry? Take as much as you want; bread is as free as air. We have to assume that this is a legacy of the French Revolution. No need to steal, Jean Valjean. The struggle is …

Monte Carlo

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

More athleticism, more luxury.<p>The original 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport was a triumph of chassis tuning over weight, achieving admirable back-road composure despite its nearly three-ton bulk. It was never quite as athletic as a BMW X5 M or Porsche Cayenne, but that didn’t seem to matter much. …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno – Comparison Test

Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is pretty chill.<p>If you wandered to the front of the Lamborghini sanctum this …

Sports Cars

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Photos and Info

Since its unfortunate experience with the slow-selling and notoriously unreliable Lagonda, Aston Martin has avoided reinventing the wheel. Simply look at the recent updates to the DB9 and the Rapide S for proof. Now the V12 Vantage, which was first revealed as a V-8–powered concept in 2003, is …

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel First Drive – Review

Modern advances in clean-burning diesel technology have well and truly nailed the coffin lid shut on automotive terms such as "smoky diesel," "stinky diesel," and, yes, even "Oldsmobile and Chevette diesel." Ill-performing diesel cars rushed to market in the late 1970s and early 1980s in response …

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Test – Review

TESTED<p>The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG is a serial killer.<p>It’s straight-up, put-the-lotion-in-the-basket crazy. There’s but a thin crust of civility over a roiling center of completely freakin’ nuts. It’s the relatively unassuming look of the thing. To the uninitiated, the SL65 looks like a sane SL550. …

2014 BMW X5 Photos and Info

We’ve yet to meet a carmaker that regretted joining the SUV club, and the BMW X5 is a perfect example of why. Originally considered a "heretic" by us in our review of the first generation more than 13 years ago, the vehicle became an instant sales success. Its sporting credentials were strongly …

2014 BMW 5-series Photos and Info

The BMW 5-series has brought the Bavarian factory quite a lot of joy. Stylistically a decisive step forward from its controversial predecessor, the E60, and building upon a cost-efficient if slightly portly architecture, the F10 has fared well against competitors as formidable as the Audi A6 and …

2014 Bentley Flying Spur

Softer and speedier, the Flying Spur gets less wordy but more expensive.<p>Like the members of your local Lions Club in their private moments, the auto industry is obsessed with stiffness. It seems that every model redesign brings boasts of increased torsional rigidity, augmented bending stiffness, …

2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe

Amply powered, stylish, and technologically current.<p>For a considerable number of years, Mercedes-Benz fashioned a coupe variant off a short-wheelbase version of its E-class sedan. That was until the late 1990s, when the E-class coupe model name disappeared in favor of the CLK, which was based on …

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC

Where the Buffalo Roam: Racking up 40,000 on this big, brown beast.<p>Like its spirit animal, the massive, majestic American buffalo, the American-made Mercedes-Benz GL450 is ideally suited to the wide-open spaces of our vast continent, where it can roam widely, consuming a vast amount of natural …

Habemus Papem! 2013 BMW 335i M Sport vs. 2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6, 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport – Comparison Test

TESTED<p>Spiritually, we feel a little adrift. When Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February, it was the second deeply confounding blow in a short period. A few months prior, we’d pitted the new F30-generation BMW 328i against a Cadillac ATS and concluded that the Caddy was the more entertaining car. …

Cadillac ATS

BMW Gran Lusso Coupé Concept Photos and Info

BMW is adding another chapter to the brand's rich design heritage at the Concorso d’Eleganza on the posh grounds of Villa d’Este in Lake Como. This is where the Bavarian automaker launched the Gran Lusso Coupé, which seems rather fitting considering the concept was conceived in close conjunction …

Classic Cars

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class Photos and Info

Daimler hasn’t ever claimed its S-class sedan is "the best car in the world"—that was the prerogative of Rolls-Royce. But by any objective standard, it was the S-class that ruled for decades. This hegemony was seriously challenged in 1986 when BMW introduced the second-generation 7-series, and …

2014 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 First Drive – Review

We are literally flying in a Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 at the automaker’s Balocco test track. Former WRC rally driver Alex Fiorio has launched Maserati’s sedan into a dipping left-hander—<i>wham!—</i>we land, and he deftly cranks the 4500-pound sedan into a rising right. A few corners later, Fiorio …

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept Photos and Info

During Aston Martin’s 100 years of existence, it has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans just once, and that was way back in 1959 (with no less than Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori as co-drivers). If it’s shocking that a dedicated sports-car manufacturer with a rich motorsports background only took the …

Sports Cars

Test Drive: 2013 Ford Fusion Impresses In Every Way But One

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of the best family sedans I’ve driven. Unfortunately, it was also a pain in the neck. And I mean that literally.<p>The attractively styled front seats have headrests that protrude too far forward for those who are slender or petite. I’m tall and thin and just couldn’t get …