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2014 BMW 5 Series LCI Arsenal Gets Launch Clip

The facelift the BMW 5 Series received is probably one of the mildest in the history of any LCI model. That's probably because the Germans followed …

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Updated BMW 5 Series 'Launchfilm' released

The refreshed BMW 5 Series lineup unveiled in May has reached the marketplace. To remind viewers that the 2014 edition is available at dealer …

Ex-Volvo boss Stefan Jacoby to head GM's international operations

He was too talented not to surface somewhere, we just didn't know where and when. Nine months ago, Stefan Jacoby stepped down from his post as Volvo CEO, a move that caught many off guard. At the time, the separation was called "amicable," but word is that the strong-willed executive clashed with …

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Volvo Unveils Portable Solar Charging Station That Fits In The Trunk Of Your Car

Volvo, Sweden’s largest car manufacturer, is planning to unveil a foldable solar charging station that can be broken down and stored in the truck of a car.<p>The so-called “Pure-Tension Pavilion” was developed by Synthesis Design + Architecture, a design firm based in Los Angeles, CA, for Volvo’s …

2013 Jaguar Project 7 concept

Check out Jaguar's delicious Project 7, an F-type-based retro sports car powered by the monster supercharged V8 from the XKR-S.<p>Driving Jaguar's one-off, monster-powered, retro showcase.

Randomize your road trip with the Crowsflight app

Just go north, and you'll find it. Eventually.<p>Road trips are supposed to be as much about enjoying your surroundings as they are about actually reaching the destination. There is one scenario when this idealized driving experience falls through, though: when you're using a navigation app or device. …

Buy this Fisker Tramonto and some appropriate footwear

An exercise in re-skinning.<p>If you find yourself with $175,000 and nothing to spend it on, you might want to point your eyes toward the upcoming Mecum auction at Monterey. There you'll find the No. 2 2006 Fisker Tramonto in all of its re-bodied Mercedes-Benz SL600 glory. Long before Henrik Fisker …

Mark Webber believes the F1 grid has gone downhill

Red Bull driver says budgets trump talent now.<p>Mark Webber believes the quality of the Formula 1 grid has dropped since he made his debut in 2002 because of the prevalence of pay drivers.<p>The Australian feels that financial concerns are forcing teams to focus on budget rather than talent, and that …

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Why you shouldn't worry about your car getting hacked

Car-hacking video is disconcerting, but you needn't worry.<p>There's an old adage in the news business that if it bleeds, it leads, as demonstrated recently with the headline, "Could Al Qaeda Hack Into Your Car and Crash It?"<p>In short, yes, they can. But then again, anyone, including your next-door …

An Aston Martin GT4 at Zolder is better than coffee

A legendary track in a legendary car.<p>With the myriad awesome in-car videos out there, some are bound to be cooler than others. Today's video of an Aston Martin GT4 fits into that category.<p>Filmed during the first lap of the FIA GT4 race at Circuit Zolder in 2011, driver Ant Scragg whirls the Aston …

McLaren takes P1 up the hill at Goodwood with contest winner in tow

Andrew Freeman is proof that video games will take you places. That's not really news, we suppose, considering the success of Nissan and the GT Academy, which takes talented gamers and turns them into full-blooded racecar drivers. Freeman's case is a bit different, though, as it was more deduction …

Apple moves to patent adjusting car preferences via iPhone

Just when you thought your iPhone could do everything for you, Apple is pulling one more trick out of the hat. According to <i>The Unofficial Apple Weblog</i>, the company has filed a patent application for a system that remembers individual car settings, such as the angle of your side mirrors or steering …

2014 Infiniti Q50

<i>Avoiding An Identity Crisis... For Now</i><p>Infiniti is a brand that has been quietly undergoing major upheaval – and not just with the numbers and letters on its trunklids. Back in December, Nissan's premium brand rankled fans and pundits by announcing it would redo its alphanumeric nomenclature, yet …

Volvo C30 Polestar Concept hits the 'Ring

It's been over three years since the Volvo C30 Polestar Concept was unveiled, driven by journalists and, as it turns out, lapped around the Nürburgring with Scandinavian Touring Car Championship driver Robert Dahlgren behind the wheel. For whatever reason, the video of the 'Ring track session was …

2013 Vintage Volkswagen Show & Swap sponsored by Cascade Kombis – Beetles and Ghias and Things; oh, my!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had the opportunity to attend the big vintage VW show in Shoreline, WA. It was a really big event, with hundreds …

Philips LightStrips and Bloom are colorful, programmable LEDs you control with your smartphone

Philips is set to expand its range of programmable LED Hue lights with the launch of new customizable LightStrips and Bloom bulbs. The flexible LightStrips come in two-meter lengths and are designed to be placed around frames or to accentuate fixtures in the home. The Bloom is a portable lamp and …

HTC's 5.9-inch One Max pictured before purported September launch

HTC's rumored 5.9-inch One variant appears to have been leaked by Taiwanese site <i>ePrice</i>. Rather than an upscaled One, the One Max looks more like HTC's One mini, which eschews the original's all-aluminum shell for a mix of plastic and aluminum casing. If <i>ePrice</i>'s information is correct, the One Max …