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Classic Drive: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E

SAN DIEGO, California — Ahhh, the wonders of the Internet Age. When I was growing up, momma always said “never talk to strangers,” but here I was, behind the wheel of some stranger’s 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E, 3,000 miles away from home in a city I’d never been to before. Life found a decidedly unconventional way of getting me behind the ...

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Seven Favorite Porsches from the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

You didn’t think we would forget our favorite stunners from Stuttgart, did you? Porsche’s Goodwood efforts this year were mainly concentrated around their incredible motorsports history, so this list doesn’t include many roadworthy models. Hey, if that means we get to hear some vintage racebred Porsches charge up the hill, we can’t complain. Read on to find out our favorite ...

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio One Week Review

DETROIT, Michigan — Alfa Romeo’s operatic return to U.S. shores – namely, with the carbon-tubbed 4C – was an overture of sexy Italian design and focused engineering. But the 4C is a quirky delight reserved for occasional flights of fancy. To really make its mark, Alfa would need a proper aria. A halo car with vibrant emotional range, but also ...

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New Tesla Model 3 Video, But Still No Sign of SN1

Update: It’s here — Hello, First Production Tesla Model 3! To tweet, or not to tweet — that is the question. Tesla Model 3 serial number one (SN1) may or may not have rolled off the production line as planned this week. Last weekend Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead ...

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Video Teased Ahead of Global Debut

It’ll probably be some time before we see one here in the U.S., but Mercedes-Benz released an over the top video featuring the all-new X-Class pickup to whet our appetites. The premium pickup will ride on the NP300 platform also used by the Nissan Navara. We last saw the Concept X-Class at this year’s Geneva auto show and a more ...

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Volvo Goes All-Electrified | Automobile Magazine

The headline “Volvo Cars to go all electric” is a bit misleading. “Volvo Cars get electrified,” though not nearly as elegant, might be a better way to put it. Between 2019 and 2021, Volvo will launch three standard battery-electric vehicles plus two high-performance Polestar models, which will “be supplemented by a range of petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid and mild ...

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France Wants to Ban All Gas and Diesel Vehicles by 2040

Is this the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine? It just may well be, but they’ll have to pry our cold, dead fingers off of our steering wheel first (though by then, there might not be one to pry them off of). France wants to ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 according to recent reports. ...

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Good-Bye Hyundai Azera, Hello Genesis Brand

The Hyundai Azera managed to fly under the radar for years, but no more. Hyundai announced it will stop selling the large sedan in the U.S., apparently because the model has been overshadowed by other cars in the lineup. “Over the last few years…the Hyundai and Genesis line-ups have continued to increase the appeal of their models,” the automaker said ...

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The Automobiles of Geneva 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland — The annual auto show is great excuse to visit the Swiss city of Geneva, but you can find plenty of interesting vehicles all over town, all year round. We recently tested the new Mercedes-Benz E400 4MATIC Cabriolet and the Smart ForTwo Cabrio Electric Drive, which are both good drop-tops to see the sights, meet locals, and spot all ...

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MoMA Adds a 1968 Fiat 500 to Its Permanent Collection

New York’s Museum of Modern Art added a 1968 Fiat 500F “Berlina” in original condition to its permanent collection. It will share precious gallery space with the museum’s 1959 Volkswagen, 1961 Jaguar E-Type, and 2002 Smart. The 500 recently celebrated its 60th birthday with a special event at MoMA that honored its history, style, and design. “While the Fiat 500 ...

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