Category: Auto News

Review: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG perfect for life in the low-key fast lane

When two cars are compared to Batman and Robin, what in all of Gotham does that imply about the vehicular Robin? And the C450 AMG 4MATIC is definitely not the Batman in this comic book, Mercedes-AMG’s Oliver Wiech made emphatically clear as he closed his presentation with an image of the comic world’s dynamic duo. Read More

Review: 2016 Volvo XC 90 bodes well for company’s comeback

It could have been worse. Volvo could have ended up like its Swedish compatriots at Saab: bankrupt and gone, just a fond memory fading fast. Volvo suffered through lean years under Ford ownership. The old XC 90, for example, was forced to stay on the market for 12 years – much longer than the natural Read More

Review: 2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S outguns competition with beastly V-8

The fight for compact-performance-sedan supremacy between luxury auto makers is back on, now that Mercedes-Benz has returned to the party with the rechristened Mercedes-AMG C 63 four-door, and its new, racier twin, the C 63 S. While rivals have been climbing down to smaller six-cylinder engines, the C 63 sedan continues to intimidate with big, Read More

Review: 2015 BMW 740Ld is the ultimate cruising machine

Is quiet comfort redundant? Thrifty performance an oxymoron? Big and agile exclusive? BMW’s long-wheelbase diesel 7 inspires those questions, has luxury’s requisites, and relegates the ActiveHybrid 7 to those who drive a few km per day. (Overall score: 8.1) Walkaround From blunt double-kidney prow and angel-eye headlights to rear pillar Hofmeister kink echoed in the Read More

Review: 2016 Kia Sorento aims to hit sweet spot with size

The ideas behind 2016 Kia Sorento sport-utility vehicle are genius, a foolish gamble or insanity. Regardless, the execution is superb. Who’s gonna buy it? Goldilocks? Kia’s hope is the genius behind its “just right” rig will answer the prayers of families who find the five-passenger Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue too small and seven-passenger Hyundai Read More

How police cars differ from the similar civilian car

Suddenly, with lights flashing and siren wailing, the police car roared ahead at full speed over the snow. I didn’t even look in the mirror; my adrenalin soared and my focus sharpened. There was a slippery turn coming up but I knew that, whatever happens, he wasn’t going to take me. Not this time. But Read More

Review: 2015 Ford Focus shows three cylinders can be enough

There’s a slate of new Ford Focus models arriving in dealerships right about now, a collection that’s mildly updated for the 2015 model year with the new Ford front grille and various interior refinements. Within a small group that ranges from the all-electric Focus to the electrifying ST, there is one that stands out for Read More

Review: 2015 VW Golf wagon a sportier version of the average CUV

Long reputed for its country-rock bar scene and irresistible barbecue shacks, home at once to the state capitol buildings, 100,000-seat Texas Longhorns football stadium and South By Southwest music festival, this city embraces its eclectic character. T-shirts in the souvenir shops shout out, “Keep Austin weird.” Accordingly, Volkswagen chose the city to stage the debut Read More

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