By Dan Scanlan - MyCarData.com
When it comes to Mercedes-Benz, any car with an “S” in its name is special — and usually fast. In 1955, a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR won the 1,000-mile Mille Miglia with Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson on board — I saw Moss driving it at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance! And in the past few decades, the S-Class sedan was Mercedes-Benz’s flagship … [Read More...]
By Ken Chester, Jr. , Motor News Media
It seems that throughout time, the Chevrolet Malibu has always been the “go-to” in the automaker’s line-up when consumers looking to buy a solid, reliable, economical and roomy four-door sedan. For the 2016 model year, the automaker has upped the ante with an all-new Malibu.
This completely reimagined sedan is all-new from the ground up. The 2016 … [Read More...]
By Frank S. Washington
PLYMOUTH, MI, -- You've got to give Nissan credit. The automaker has always been a little bit different; intrepid when it comes to going places where no others dare.
This time the variance involved its flagship sedan, the Maxima, and how the company has incorporated its new futuristic design language into the car. In a phrase, you’re either going to love or loathe the … [Read More...]
Written by Lyndon Conrad Bell
If you shop this car on the Mercedes-Benz USA Website, you’ll find the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 4MATIC model is listed under SUVs & Wagons. Then, when you click the dropdown menu, you’ll see it listed as the GLA45 AMG SUV.
This is straight-out subterfuge.
The GLA45 AMG is about as much a sport utility vehicle as Kanye is likely to remain seated at an awards … [Read More...]
By Mary Chapman
I am not a fan of amusement park rides, particularly when they are machines that go fast and whip you around like your great-grandma's butter churner. Not my idea of fun. Call it a case of cognitive dissonance, then, 'cause I love me some fast cars, particularly those as wild and rollicky as Lexus' RC-F monster.
The barely street-legal adaptation of the nascent RC coupe, the … [Read More...]
By Mary M. Chapman
Because I came of age in a different era, I've been trying, for more years than I'd rather admit, to get used to the "new" Cadillacs. See, Daddy was a Cadillac man, and every two years or so, in the '60s and '70s, he'd buy a new Eldo or Deville, to go with our requisite van or wagon, of course. That vaunted Cadillac crest? It may as well have been our family's crest
So, … [Read More...]
By Frank S. Washington
CHICAGO – We drove a 2015 Dodge Durango here from Detroit and navigated around the Windy City for about 10 days.
There was some apprehension, not with the Durango but with fuel consumption. Our tester was powered by a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI and immediately the price of gasoline during a 10 day-stay came to mind. After all, this HEMI made 360 horsepower, 390 pound-feet of … [Read More...]
by Frank S. Washington
SAN JOSE, Calif., -- The 2015 Jeep Renegade is an integral part of the globalization of the brand’s industrial foot print. That means Jeep is in search of more sales, a lot more sales. The small sport utility that is assembled in Europe by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for the U.S. market will eventually be produced in Brazil and China.
The Renegade’s new platform is … [Read More...]
By Casey Williams - MyCarData.com
With each generation, Mercedes claims the C-Class is more sophisticated, more upscale, and just more of everything. That was true when the 1994 C-Class replaced the 190E and it’s true as the fourth-generation supplants the third. You often hear these cars compared to the flagship S-Class. Beyond hyperbole, those comparisons bear truth.
By introducing the … [Read More...]
By Ken Chester, Jr., -- Motor News Media
Cadillac has introduced the 2016 ATS-V, expanding the acclaimed ATS product range and elevating the brand’s elite high-performance V-Series to its next generation.
Available in sedan and coupe forms, the first-ever ATS-V will introduce class-leading twin-turbocharged power and a comprehensive suite of design and performance systems.
Building on the … [Read More...]