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Mercedes AMG wagon truly hauls

My neighbors stared at it, puzzled. With its low stance, its short-sided tires with black-painted wheels and that matte gray paint this car looked mean. Angry, almost. But it was a station wagon.<p>Station wagons aren't supposed to be angry. They're supposed to take kids to soccer practice, pick up …

Cool cars from the Paris Motor Show

Ferrari 458 Speciale A<p>Gallery -- Driving the Ferrari 458 Speciale<p>"A" is for "Aperta." That's "open" in Italian. This is Ferrari's track-focused 458 Speciale for those who like do their driving out in the open air. With its 597 horsepower V8, this convertible can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in …

No AC. No backseats. Track-optimized @Ford Shelby GT 350 R http://t.co/MFX44mQaZr

Cool cars from the LA Auto Show

New Chevy Volt revealed early

General Motors briefly showed off the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. GM had said it would reveal the car at the Detroit Auto Show later this month.<p>What GM gave reporters on Sunday night in Vegas, however, was just a brief glimpse of skin. …

Electric Vehicles

SUVs are kings of the road once again

Lower gasoline prices have helped SUVs take over a bigger chunk of the auto market, but these are very different SUVs from those that used to lumber along America's highways a few years ago.<p>Last year, SUVs of all sorts made up about a third of all vehicle sales, according to data from the auto Web …

Fuel Efficiency

Ford F-150 wins truck of the year

The Ford F-150 won truck of the year at this year's Detroit auto show, beating out the midsize Chevrolet Colorado pickup.<p>The Volkswagen Golf won car of the year, after having earlier won that distinction from Motor Trend.<p>The win by Ford is some measure of revenge - the F-150 had lost the Motor …

Autos

Getting an early start at #NAIAS Checking out the new @Buick Cascada http://t.co/fRa8CmGSRt

Jaguar announces a new SUV

Jaguar introduced its first ever SUV on Sunday, which will be built in the company's U.K. factory.<p>Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover is adding 1,300 jobs there to build the new Jaguar F-PACE.<p>The auto manufacturer, which is owned by India's Tata Motors (TTM), revealed its hiring plans Monday in …

Land Rover

Ford unveils 600-horsepower GT supercar

Ford unveiled a new version of its iconic GT supercar, shaking up the market for exotic performance cars.<p>The "ultra-high-performance supercar" will go into production later this year and will be available in certain markets in 2016, the automaker announced Monday at the Detroit Auto Show.<p>The GT has …

Sports Cars

Acura reveals NSX hybrid supercar

Acura unveiled its new NSX hybrid supercar at the Detroit auto show. It puts out over 550 horsepower and is expected to have a price tag of over $150,000.<p>The new NSX is a reprise of the cult classic Acura NSX which was produced in the 1990s and early 2000s. With its V6 engine mounted behind the …

NSX

Cars that sold for millions at the Scottsdale auctions

This was the ninth of 32 of this particular model built and it has a long racing history. It's powered by a 320 horsepower V12 mounted behind the seats. It was also the most expensive car sold at all of last week's Scottsdale, Ariz., collector car auctions. In fact, it was the most expensive car …

Classic Cars

Subaru WRX sibling rivalry

Ford's 300 horsepower Focus baby beast

This is not your typical economy hatchback.<p>Ford said Tuesday that it will begin selling a new version of its Focus compact car, but this one will be powered by a 315 horsepower, 2.3 liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine. It will be built in Germany, and it will have a special high-performance …

Autos

Ferrari reveals new 488 GTB sports car

Ferrari's latest high performance supercar will have a 660 horsepower turbocharged V8 engine and the ability to go from zero to 124 miles an hour in just over eight seconds.<p>Going from zero to 60 miles an hour will take only about three seconds.<p>The new 488 GTB, a successor to the Italian automaker's …

Auto Shows

Consumer Reports' Top Picks - American cars are back

For the second year in a row, the all-electric Tesla Model S has come out on top as the best car Consumer Reports has tested. The magazine calls it a "technological tour de force, a high-performance electric vehicle with usable real-world range."<p>It's also one of three American cars to earn a slot …

Time Warner

Rolls-Royce is making an SUV

The list of automakers that would never, ever make an SUV has shrunk even further.<p>Rolls-Royce, the pinnacle of British luxury motoring, announced on Tuesday that it, too, would add an SUV to its line-up.<p>The automaker hand-delivered a statement to CNNMoney on embossed Rolls-Royce letterhead. It says …

Rolls-Royce

Best cars for planet Earth

In this "green car" competition, the Smart Electric Drive has two big things going for it. The first big thing is that it's all electric. The second big thing is that, actually, it's really little. That makes it easy on energy. The Smart ED gets an amazing 107 MPGe, or Miles Per Gallon Equivalent. …

Electric Vehicles

Nissan makes glow-in-the-dark car

Bet you didn't see this coming. Well, actually, you couldn't miss it, especially at night.<p>Nissan (NSANF) has created a special glow-in-the-dark Leaf to advertise the benefits of charging the electric car from solar panels.<p>The luminescent car is covered in a special paint that absorbs energy from …

Electric Vehicles

Cool cars from the Detroit auto show

Detroit Auto Show

Eight Apple Features You Probably Never Use

Not every Apple creation is sweet. Here are some software features that missed the mark -- or are too subtle to ever find and use.<p>The Apple name is synonymous with success, from hardware home runs like the iPhone to software programs like iTunes.<p>But what about those Apple software features that …

Smartwatches

Welcome to the Age of Hacks

Why are we all getting hacked? It's simple economics.<p>Criminals want our data. Yes, even yours. It's more valuable than you think.<p>Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton are a special case. Hackers target them for nude photos, because their private lives are prized treasure for creeps.<p>For …

Tim Cook didn't address Apple's real privacy problem

Tim Cook is deflecting the conversation with his new statement about privacy.<p>Apple (AAPL) was all over the news earlier this month following the theft of celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts. Though iCloud itself wasn't hacked, Apple's two-factor authentication -- a second, temporary …

Murakami

Invasive Chinese mitten crab found in Scotland prompts salmon fears

The Chinese mitten crab, one of the 100 worst alien invaders in the world according to conservationists, appears to have arrived in Scotland for the first time.<p>Remains of one of the ‘hairy crabs’, named because of a hair-like covering on their claws, was found in the river Clyde in June. Experts …

Why Would Walmart Make Continuous 53-Foot-Long Carbon Fiber Panels? For Their Supertruck Prototype

Everyone loves to bash corporations, but few talk about how much good they can do in this world. Their immense fortunes and longevity means they can …

Carbon Fiber

Thirty Seconds To Mars - This Is War

Why I Rushed Out To Buy An Apple iPod Classic: Soon It’ll Be Too Late

Panic shopping in the aisles at Currys; people hastily thumbing through the catalogue pages in Argos. That’s the image I had in my head a couple of …

Touchscreens

2015 Mustang's asphalt-peeling power goes modern