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Mercedes Slapped With $56M Fine in China for “Price Fixing”

The Chinese province of Jiangsu has levied a 350 million yuan ($56 million USD) fine against Mercedes-Benz in continued efforts to break perceived monopolies in car and part sales. It’s the largest fine given to an automaker to date....Show More Summary

Want to help the Petersen Automotive Museum restore a three-wheeled car?

The Petersen Automotive Museum is running an Indiegogo campaign to restore a 1948 Davis Divan, the fourth example of just 17 that were built, hopefully in time for the museum's grand re-opening later this year. Continue reading WantShow More Summary

No Fixed Abode: They Paved Manuals, and Put Up a Four-Door Coupe

I come to bury Derek Kreindler, not to praise him. No, wait. I come to praise Derek, not to bury him. Scratch that. I come to agree with Derek, and to disagree with him. And to agree with him again. Wait a minute, it will make sense....Show More Summary

Scottish dog drives tractor into traffic, thinks he's people

A dog in Glasgow, Scotland, somehow took control of a tractor and drove it onto the freeway. No one, including the canine, was harmed in the bizarre incident. Continue reading Scottish dog drives tractor into traffic, thinks he's people...Show More Summary

Crapwagon Outtake: The Ultimate … Machine

Insert your own preferred derogatory descriptor in the title. The E36 M3 – lauded as a wonderful driver’s car, yet derided as a watered-down car unworthy of the ///M badge. Built in reasonably high numbers, this M3 will never be as collectible as it’s predecessor, the Mighty E30, nor as beastly as the E46. Show More Summary

Acura confirms more 2016 NSX details

Acura has confirmed more details about the new generation of its iconic supercar, the 2016 NSX. Continue reading Acura confirms more 2016 NSX details Acura confirms more 2016 NSX details originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

QOTD: How Would You Rename All The Lincolns?

Continental. Zepher. Coronation. Lincoln has some great names in its history – much better than the MK-add-a-letter-here nomenclature of today. Actually, if your model naming scheme is best described as nomenclature, you’re probably doing it wrong. Show More Summary

While You Were Sleeping: “Copy-and-Paste” Design, Dirt Track Racing, Real Fuel Economy, and Butterfly Wings

Come on, China. We know you can design a car on your own. Jaguar Land Rover forced to accept Range Rover Evoque lookalike from China’s Jiangling (Automotive News, sub. req.) The same company that made that crappy Warthog-wannabee weShow More Summary

America’s Truckers, Why Is Your Time and Fuel More Valuable Than Mine?

Long distance driving is something that I enjoy doing, but most of the time, my driving is restricted to within 50 miles of where I live, just outside of Detroit. In the past few months, though, I’ve been a bit of a highway child. IShow More Summary

Xcar drives Morgan Plus 8 Speedster

Xcar celebrates Morgan with a ride in the company's latest, limited-edition Plus 8 Speedster that mixes vintage looks with modern underpinnings. Continue reading Xcar drives Morgan Plus 8 Speedster Xcar drives Morgan Plus 8 Speedster originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

What you missed on 4.22.15

We review the 2015 BMW 228i xDrive. Lincoln might go back to real names. And cancelled Top Gear episodes might get new life. Plus, other top stories from Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Continue reading What you missed on 4.22.15 What you missed on 4.22.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:16:00 EST. Show More Summary

Amazon Prime now delivering right to your Audi

Amazon, Audi and DHL are teaming up for a pilot program in Munich that will allow Amazon Prime customers to have packages delivered directly to their cars. Continue reading Amazon Prime now delivering right to your Audi Amazon Prime now delivering right to your Audi originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:32:00 EST. Show More Summary

Suzuki Recalls 2M Amid Reports Of Smoking Ignitions

Suzuki is recalling a record 2 million vehicles to replace ignition switches amid reports of smoke and fumes being emitted from the part. The recall adds 1,873,000 vehicles to the 168,000 previously recalled late last month, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

Peugeot teases mystery concept

Peugeot has released a teaser video for an upcoming concept that promises to blend elements from GTs, supercars and racing prototypes. Continue reading Peugeot teases mystery concept Peugeot teases mystery concept originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:46:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Volvo Group Appoints Martin Lundstedt To CEO Role

In a surprise move by Swedish truck builder Volvo Group AB, the company has replaced president and CEO Olof Persson with Scania AB boss Martin Lundstedt. Group chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told The Wall Street Journal the board came...Show More Summary

Far from tolls, New York gathers location data through E-ZPass

E-ZPass readers are used for more than collecting tolls in New York. Continue reading Far from tolls, New York gathers location data through E-ZPass Far from tolls, New York gathers location data through E-ZPass originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Richard Hammond is bored, planning new car movie

Richard Hammond has been bored since Top Gear went off the air, so he's apparently working on a new car-themed movie to be shown online in the near future. Continue reading Richard Hammond is bored, planning new car movie Richard Hammond is bored, planning new car movie originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:27:00 EST. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Rules Police Cannot Drag Out Traffic Stops

In a 6-3 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police cannot hold motorists beyond what is necessary to conduct routine traffic stops. The majority opinion in Rodriguez v. United States – penned by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...Show More Summary

Suzuki recalls 2 million cars globally

Suzuki is recalling 2 million cars around the world, but the vast majority of the affected models were sold in Japan, and include a number of popular kei cars, as well as Japanese-built Chevy Cruze sedans. Continue reading Suzuki recalls...Show More Summary

Harry Metcalfe finds out if the Lamborghini Huracan lives up to the Countach

Harry Metcalfe loves Lamborghinis. In his latest video, he drives the new Huracan and parks it next to his Countach to see how the two Italians stack up. Continue reading Harry Metcalfe finds out if the Lamborghini Huracan lives up to...Show More Summary

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