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Something’s Out of “Alignment” in this 2014 Mercedes-Benz C250 Commercial [The Ad Section]

<i>When the moon is in the Seventh House /</i> <i>and Jupiter aligns with Mars /</i> <i>Then peace will guide the planets /</i> <i>and love will steer the stars.</i> Mercedes’ “Alignment” commercial doesn’t actually use those lyrics from the musical <i>Hair</i>, but it sure makes me think of them, and if and when that glorious …

Mercedes-Benz

Nine military vehicles you can buy

Military

First 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class Photos! Predictably, It Looks Like an S-class

If you were to be shown a photo of the 2015 C-class and another of the 2014 S-class and asked to determine which was which, you’d be forgiven for any momentary hesitation. The first photos of the 2015 C-class, which isn’t due to be revealed until next year’s Detroit auto show, have been posted on …

Mercedes-Benz

2014 Fiat 500L, 2014 Jeep Cherokee Awarded IIHS Top Safety Picks

The Fiat 500L scored highest-possible marks in all four categories.<p>The 2014 Fiat 500L and <b>2014 Jeep Cherokee</b> received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick designation yesterday.<p>In this latest round of testing the <b>2014 Fiat 500L</b> scored “good” in all categories, the …

WOT Opinion: What Does the Lincoln MKC Need to Succeed?

Though many think Lincoln is in a downward spiral, the attractive MKC crossover may soon come to the rescue. When the MKC debuted as a concept at the 2013 Detroit International Auto Show, our editors were smitten and our readers voted it the best concept at the show. With the crossover’s stunning …

2014 Toyota Corolla S Automatic

S it sporty?<p>TESTED<p>Small and thrifty don’t always mean dull. After all, rides like the Ford Focus, Mazda 3, and Volkswagen Golf have delivered economy and entertainment in equal measure for years. But the Toyota Corolla has rarely if ever focused on delivering dynamic goodness, even in sportier …

The Griffin Force, Kia Optima, Save People From Lame Cars

Professional basketball player Blake Griffin and comedian Jack McBrayer star in a new series of 2014 Kia Optima sedan commercials that will air throughout the 2013-2014 NBA season. Kia will release eight 30-60 second spots during the season with the first video (below) airing during the Kia NBA …

Kia Motors

McLaren P13 Set to Bow Next Year, Cost Considerably Less than 12C

More information is beginning to emerge on the upcoming McLaren P13, the brand’s new entry-level sports car aimed squarely at the Porsche 911. <i>Auto Express</i> is reporting that the British marque’s next entry will be priced from £120,000, slightly less than $195,000 at today’s exchange rates. That is …

Sports Cars

Acura NSX Engineer Targeting Ferrari 458 at 911 Prices

When Acura NSX chief engineer Ted Klaus visited <i>Motor Trend</i> headquarters earlier thisyear, he said his team’s “benchmark budget went up significantly this year… I call it tasting and testing the best.” And after months of benchmarking, Acura has its target set on one Italian supercar — the Ferrari …

Next Land Rover LR2/Freelander May Wear Discovery Badges

Land Rover‘s nomenclature is already a bit confusing with the Range Rover sub-brand, but it may soon become more complicated, as <i>Automotive News</i> reports the automaker may rename the Freelander as a Discovery when the new one comes along in 2015.<p>The Discovery will be expanded into a full model range, …

Land Rover

2015 Ford Expedition Interior Spied

We’ve just taken our first sneak peek at the 2015 Ford Expedition’s interior. The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban may be stealing the headlines now, but the GM entries won’t be the only truly full-size SUVs updated for the 2015 model year. While these 2015 Ford Expedition spy shots show a center …

SEMA-Bound Bilstein-Tuned BMW 335i Featured on The Downshift

Earlier this year, shock absorber company Bilstein held a contest where fans could vote on which vehicle would be built for 2013 SEMA auto show. When the votes were tallied, the Ford Mustang GT and Ford F-150 lost to the 2011 BMW 335i coupe. On this episode of <i>The Downshift</i>, Bilstein and GSR …

Audi RS 7: Luxurious brutality

Cruising the Nevada desert, the Audi RS 7 sprints from Nellis Air Force Base, home of the Thunderbirds aerobatics team, to Creech Air Force Base, home of the Predator attack drone.<p>It is a trip from the past to the future of aerial combat, in a vehicle that neatly bridges the past and future of …

Bang & Olufsen

RWD 680-hp One-Off 2006 Toyota Camry Coupe Heading to Auction

The rear-drive, 680-hp NASCAR Edition 2006 Toyota Camry coupe from the 2010 SEMA show is among the cars to be auctioned at the RK Motors Collector Car Auction. Built by RK Motors and Toyota, the NASCAR Edition Camry coupe features a 5.9-liter V-8 engine mated to a T-56 Magnum six-speed manual …

TOTD: Would You Pay $995 for 1.0 EcoBoost in 2014 Ford Fiesta?

With a EPA rating of 32/45 mpg city/highway, the 2014 Ford Fiesta powered by the 1.0-liter EcoBoost I-3 is one of the most economical cars in the subcompact segment. The engine, however, requires a $995 premium over a normal Fiesta SE, bring the starting MSRP to $17,240 for the sedan and $17,840 …

Ford Fiesta

Land Rover Debuts New Range Rovers with More Legroom, More Everything

Land Rover executives will ride into Los Angeles next month in a pair of new Range Rovers. One of those offerings will accommodate execs with legs that are longer than most, and the second will cater to those with wallets that are fatter than most. You see, at the L.A. auto show, the world will get …

Land Rover Range Rover

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

Dare to be meh.<p>TESTED<p>Ever find yourself thumbing through an old yearbook and have one of those, “Oh, yeah, I remember <i>that</i> guy,” moments? That’s the feeling we experienced when the Mitsubishi Outlander GT appeared in our parking lot. Like our quirky former classmate, Mitsubishi’s automotive division …