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The Deep Dive: Does BMW Really Need Toyota?

The Deep Dive: Does BMW Really Need Toyota?Toyota has something BMW wants. No, it isn’t the Camry.

Size matters in the auto industry. Bigger automakers can cut better deals with suppliers and can subsidize expensive technologies. Here, BMW finds itself at a distinct disadvantage. Audi can rely on the Volkswagen Group for economies of scale, […]

Lamborghini: Still Outlandish at 50

Lamborghini: Still Outlandish at 50All it took to celebrate Lamborghini’s first half century was 350 vintage and modern cars, drivers from all over the world, and prudent abandon on Italy’s roads.

At the Leaning Tower of Pisa, I saw Lamborghinis. Atop Rome’s Janiculum Hill, I turned from the domes and towers to ogle Lambo scoops […]

Report: Low Cost Jaguars to Debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show

Jaguar has long been the epitome of luxury and prestige. But that may soon change as the legendary British brand is looking to appeal to the masses with less expensive models.

Sources inside Jaguar reveal that the companies are looking to build lower cost luxury vehicles beginning in 2015. The move is aimed […]

Next-Gen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo to Generate 500-HP and Low Emissions

In recent years, Mitsubishi hasn’t been the formidable player in the U.S. market that it once was. With shrinking sales and market share, the automaker has honed in on the burgeoning electric vehicle market. However, Mitsubishi has also promised more hybrid vehicles for its lineup in the coming years and new reports suggest […]

Aggressive Lines, Fuel-Sipping Tech Help the 2014 Mazda3 Stand Out

Economy cars are getting sexier and sexier and the all-new 2014 Mazad3 is no exception. Sure, it’s still going to offer solid mileage for a low base price, but Mazda has upped the ante with fresh, aggressive styling that borrows from the all-new Mazda6 and the automaker’s KODO “Soul of Motion” design language.

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No More Front-Wheel Drive For Alfa Romeo

No More Front-Wheel Drive For Alfa RomeoItalian Brand Breaks With Fiat, Teams Up with Maserati

Alfa Romeo will switch to rear-wheel drive across its entire range. No more MiTos, no more Giuliettas, no exceptions. In close cooperation with Maserati, the Fiat Group´s problem brand is readying four all-new models to challenge the BMW 3- and […]

Dr. Amar Bose: Making Waves

Dr. Amar Bose: Making WavesDr. Bose has single-handedly changed the automotive audio industry.

Editor’s Note: Acoustic engineer, inventor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, and founder of the loudspeaker manufacturer bearing his name Amar G. Bose died July 12, 2013, at age 83. The Philadelphia native invented his new kind of stereo speaker, based on psychoacoustics, […]

The Godfather of the F-Body: Scott Settlemire

The Godfather of the F-Body: Scott SettlemireIn the real world, Scott Settlemire is a midlevel, fifty-nine-year-old General Motors lifer who manages auto shows.

In the real world, Scott Settlemire is a midlevel, fifty-nine-year-old General Motors lifer who manages auto shows.

Photo Gallery: The Godfather of the F-Body: Scott Settlemire – Automobile Magazine

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All Car Design is Local: 2015 Volkswagen Golf

All Car Design is Local: 2015 Volkswagen GolfAutomakers are more global than ever, but government regulators haven’t caught up.

Consumers around the world are buying cars that are more alike than ever — from Volkswagen Golfs to Ford Fiestas, but national regulations still vary in bizarre, costly ways.

Photo Gallery: All Car Design is […]

Mercedes Ups the Ante in the All-New S63 AMG

At first blush, it may not seem like the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic would be overwhelmingly impressive in a drag race. After all, the most impressive bits of a range-topping, full-size luxury sedan are typically on the inside and not under the hood. But thanks to its lightweight construction, and 664 […]