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Michael Schumacher Slowly Being Brought Out of Coma

Conditions may be looking up for Michael Schumacher as his doctors have begun to slowly bring the seven-time Formula 1 champion out of his medically induced coma. Schumacher has been in a coma since hitting his head during a skiing accident on December 29.<p>“Michael’s sedation is being reduced in …

We Hear: Jaguar F-Type Turbo-Four, AWD in the Works

When we first drove the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe we said Porsche should be worried. Now, the folks at Stuttgart have even more reason to pay attention to Jag’s new sports car, after <i>Autocar</i> caught an F-Type prototype that they claim could be testing out a new turbo-four and all-wheel drive …

Week in pictures: The £16,500 Aston

Le Mans

Saleen-Tuned Tesla Model S in the Works

The Tesla Model S is one of the fastest American-made sedans we’ve ever tested. Famed Mustang tuners Saleen want to make one even faster. After announcing late last year that it’d be building its first electric car in the New Year, the tuner announced this week that it’ll building the Saleen Tesla …

We Hear: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Not Getting 8-Speed Automatic

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 just about blew our collective minds when it debuted earlier this month at the Detroit auto show. Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8? Check. Six-hundred and thirty-five horsepower? Check. Available eight-speed auto? Claimed PDK-beating shift speed? Check and check. When …

TOTD: What's The Coolest Car You've Ever Driven?

No doubt we get to drive some pretty cool cars working at <i>Motor Trend</i>. We’re not even a full month into 2014 and already we’ve driven things like the Nissan IDx concept, the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte, and the BMW M235i. While that’s all well and good, what we care most about today are the …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan shown at the 2014 Detroit auto show is the first production model to receive the automaker’s new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, which is said to incorporate “fluid aesthetics, the modern Hyundai look, and premium ambience.” In contrast to the last-generation …

Hop on a flight to the Aichi Prefecture in Japan, scramble down a couple of narrow alleyways and you'll eventually stumble across Wataru Kato, president of Liberty Walk Japan &ndash; a car tuner like no

Hop on a flight to the Aichi Prefecture in Japan, scramble down a couple of narrow alleyways and you'll eventually stumble across Wataru Kato, …

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series has long been regarded as a bit of a hooligan. In fact, Jeremy Clarkson lists the two

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series has long been regarded as a bit of a hooligan. In fact, Jeremy Clarkson lists the two-door CLK63 variant as …

2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Bluetec Update 1

Large and In Charge<p>My first 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Bluetec comes as I’m settling into a new place, about 30 miles to the north. I’m closer to the <i>Motor Trend</i> office and closer to the beach, which makes California an acceptable place to live. But the area is compact, hilly, and difficult to …

Mercedes-Benz

BMW Signs New Contract Manufacturing Agreement with Magna - Wide Open Throttle

Contract manufacturers play a crucial, but often unnoticed and unheralded role in the automotive industry. Several popular models have been built by contract manufacturers at one time or another. Many first-generation Porsche Boxsters were built in Finland by Valmet, and Austria-based Magna Steyr …

Electric Vehicles

The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Priced at $41,225

The price of entry for the upcoming 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, the automaker’s second go at combining four-door practicality with coupe-like styling, has been set at $41,225. That price is for the <b>428i Gran Coupe</b>, and includes the $925 destination charge.<p>Folks needing all-wheel drive can opt for …

2015 BMW 4-series Gran Coupe Photos and Info

Although we’ve since come to terms with it, initially, we were somewhat dubious about BMW’s decision to rename coupe and convertible derivatives of the 3-series as the 4-series. Few, if any, models carry the same sort of equity that’s been earned by the 3er, so it seemed a shame to cut its model …

Cars and Coffee Photosplosion: Nissan’s Sweet IDx Concepts Rub Elbows with Supercars, Vintage Metal, and More

It’s Saturday, and the parking lot of Mazda’s Irvine, California, headquarters is filled with everything from McLarens to vintage pickup trucks to a phalanx of Porsches: It’s Cars and Coffee. This week, Nissan trailered in its sweet IDx concept cars, and we’re hearing some Saturday in the …

Supercars

LeMons Alabama Day One: Mercedes-Benz 190E Leads, Cordoba Beating Fury

For the first visit of the 24 Hours of LeMons to Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama (and the 2014 season-opener race), we had a good mix of fast veteran teams and excellent new cars. Saturday’s race session gave us much lead-changing and many dramatic rise-and-fall adventures among the top …

Motorsport

Video footage has surface online that shows Lamborghini's upcoming Gallardo replacement racing through the streets of Los

Video footage has surface online that shows Lamborghini's upcoming Gallardo replacement racing through the streets of Los Angeles.<p>But before you get …

Ultimate Movie Car Chase - Top Gear at the Movies