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  • Shanghai skyline

    Considering the number of major global debuts that took place over the weekend, it looks like China’s major auto shows, the biannual events in Beijing and Shanghai, can be added to the list of the world’s most important international auto shows, a list that currently includes the shows of Detroit, New York, Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris and Tokyo. And it wasn’t just the international automakers that were making all the buzz, as a number of Chinese designs were impressive this year--something that couldn’t have been as little as 12 months ago. As your luxury and performance...

  • 2013 Cadillac XTS
    Asian Brands Dominate Ward’s 2013 Best Interiors List

    Ward’s Auto is back with its annual list of the ten best car interiors, which this year has been picked from an original field of 46 contenders. To be eligible, the cars needed to be all-new or feature significantly updated interiors. While last year there was a definite mix of automakers on...

  • 2013 Geneva Motor Show
    Motor Authority's Top Ten Debuts Of The 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    The 2013 Geneva Motor Show has come and gone, and once again the sheer number of luxury and performance car reveals has consolidated the event's position as one of the most exciting on the global automotive calendar. After all, where else can you see the debut of three of the fastest cars to ever...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon
    BMW Tops U.S. Luxury Auto Sales In 2012

    While other parts of the globe struggled in 2012, the U.S. has experienced its best year in auto sales since 2007, with close to 14.5 million light vehicle sales registering over the past 12 months, a 13 percent increase over 2011’s tally of 12.7 million sales. A significant portion of those...

  • 2013 Dodge SRT Viper
    The Best Car Photos Of 2012

    The year is now at its end, and as we look forward to all the exciting reveals of 2013, cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class and Ferrari’s F150 supercar, we shouldn’t forget some of the impressive new cars launched over the past 12 months. Some of those cars...

  • 2013 Ford Mustang
    Ford Mustang Is The Most Popular Car Bought On eBay In 2012

    Looking back over its past year’s results, eBay Motors has generated a handful of useful lists that provide details on car buying trends across the country. The lists show the top five car brands as well as the top five models traded on the popular auction site in 2012, as well as the ten...

  • Wrapped gift  Image: Flickr user asenat29

    As another year winds down, the holiday season is once again upon us. For those of us with a passion for driving and all things wheeled, that generally brings with it a mixed blessing. While we love to get gifts, we’ll let you in on a little secret: when it comes to tools, we much prefer buying our own, spending substantially more than the prices charged by Harbor Freight for its one-time use, disposable tools. We love scale car models as much as anyone, but we’re flat out of shelf space to display them, and we already have a dozen versions of our favorite cars in multiple scales...

  • 2013 Subaru BRZ fitted with STI upgrades
    Ward’s Names Its 10 Best Engines For 2013

    Every year, auto industry guru Ward’s puts out its list of the 10 Best Engines for the coming product year, recognizing significant developments in powertrain technology at mass-market prices. There are no instrument tests used in the annual survey, now in its 19th year. Instead, Ward’s...

  • Mayan skull carving at Cobá, Yucatan Peninsula [photo: John Voelcker]
    Mayan Apocalypse: 10 Cars To Lease (Just) Before The World Ends

    If the Mayans were correct, the world will come to an end in just 17 days. Though the specific event is open to interpretation, colliding with a planet called Nibiru, being swallowed by a black hole or suffering through a sudden loss of gravity will all produce the same results, and none of us will...

  • Roger Moore in the Aston Martin DBS
    Celebrate 50 Years Of James Bond With This List Of The 10 Best Bond Cars

    It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years since the release of the first James Bond movie, 1962’s Dr. No, though admittedly the fictitious secret agent is somewhat older, with writer Ian Fleming having published the first James Bond book (Casino Royale) back in 1953. Nevertheless...

  • Jim Jaeger's 1962 Ferrari 330 LM at Amelia Island
    Playboy Compiles The Top 25 Cars Of The Postwar Era

    If you ask 100 car enthusiasts to name the most significant cars of the postwar era (after 1945), only one thing is certain: you aren’t likely to get the same list twice. Don’t believe us? Try it yourself and see how difficult it is to include one make and model at the expense of...

  • 2011 Audi A7
    Only Three Luxury Brands On Ward’s 2012 Best Interiors List

    While we all like to go on about horsepower or differentials or suspension arms when discussing new cars, we often overlook the place where you and your car spend the most time together--inside the cabin. In order to recognize this aspect of vehicle development, Ward’s Auto releases a list...

  • Playboy's hottest cars of 2012

    Say you’re a debonair guy with a healthy bank account and in need of some new wheels, but you don’t know a Ferrari from a Fiat. Well, the classic expert on good taste and all things men like, Playboy, has put together its annual list of the hottest cars of the coming year to help you wade through the new car madness and guarantee you’re driving something the fairer sex will approve of. In 2011 top honors went to the ultra-svelte SLS AMG from Mercedes-Benz, while for 2012 that prize goes to none other than the Jaguar XKR-S. The good news is that you don’t have to be...

  • 2012 Lexus LFA right-hand drive model
    The 24 Best Car Pictures Of 2011

    We've always disliked the word "snapshot." A picture isn't an instant in time. It's the tail end of a lot of talent and preparation, a good measure of luck, and a little bit of magic. It can raise pulses and change minds. It even can turn some awkward-looking rides from the real world into mythic...

  • Ford Mustang Boss 302 5.0-liter V-8
    Ward's Auto Names Its Ten Best Engines Of 2011

    Ward's Auto has picked the 10 best engines of 2011, and common themes to most include advanced technology and forced induction.

  • 2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights
    7 High Tech Options, The Cheapest Cars You'll Find Them In

    One of the benefits of the rapid pace of technological advancement is that economies of scale are achieved relatively easily. Sounds boring, but this means that the high-technologies of a few years ago have already found themselves in much more affordable cars. Once this meant heated rear screens...

  • Ben Collins, formerly The Stig for Top Gear UK
    Former Stig Ben Collins Lists The Five Worst Cars He’s Driven

    If you've ever wondered what it might be like to suddenly stop being the least-known person on the world's best-known automotive TV show, Ben Collins is probably the best person to ask. That’s because he was the man behind the mask--or should we say helmet--of The Stig, Top Gear’s tame...

  • Audi A8 L Security armored vehicle
    Only Two Luxury Brands Make Ward’s Best Interiors List In 2011

    While we all like to go on about horsepower or differentials or suspension arms when discussing new cars, we often overlook the place where you and your car spend the most time together--inside the cabin. In order to recognize this aspect of vehicle development, Ward’s Auto releases a list...

  • 1956-1959 BMW 507 Roadster

    Playboy is back with a new list of the best classic sports cars around, ensuring that you’ll always be traveling in style. All of the mid-century classics listed top 40 years of age, yet they offer performance, looks and road-handling agility to best some of the top sports cars on sale today. These were cars built when the most advanced safety feature was still the seat-belt. No sophisticated electronics, air bags or antilock brakes here, just stylish metal, powerful engines and a pair of seats. Some of the highlights include this 1956-1959 BMW 507 Roadster, as well as the 1960s era...

  • 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
    2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Priced From $95,000

    Earlier today Porsche took the sheet off its 2012 Panamera S Hybrid, revealing a 333-horsepower, supercharged V-6 powerplant supplemented by a 47-horsepower electric motor in the familiar long-back sedan shape. Now we have its starting price: $95,000. That's a steep point of entry, but considering...

  • 2011 Lotus Renault GP R31
    2011 F1 New Car Roundup: Toro Rosso, Red Bull, Lotus Renault GP

    'Tis the season for new Formula 1 car unveilings, and today we have a trio, though only one is an early favorite for front-of-the-pack status. We'll let you guess which. Scuderia Toro Rosso's STR6, the sixth iteration of the Red Bull junior team's sporting chariot, gets its power from a Ferrari...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    2011 North American Car And Truck Of The Year: Ford Explorer, Chevy Volt

    The 49 jurors of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have spoken: the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2011 Ford Explorer are this year's best car and truck. The announcement this morning at the Detroit Auto Show drew a line in the sand for the contentious fan bases of the 2011 Chevrolet...

  • 2010 Hyundai Tucson Teaser
    MotorAuthority's Top 5 Photo Galleries Of 2010

    With just hours left in 2010, we're all gearing up for holiday parties, dinners, or dates. But if you have some time to kill this evening, we've got the perfect distraction: our top five photo galleries of the year. These are the galleries our readers visited most, and--with one exception--it's...

  • 2011 Dodge Challenger V-10 Drag Pak
    Top Ten Reasons To Buy A Dodge Challenger In 2011

    Here's the top ten reasons to buy a Dodge Challenger in the coming year. 1. It's updated for 2011. 2. The SRT8 has a bigger engine. 3. So does the V-6. 4. Prices didn't rise all that much. 5. It can attack a track. 6. There's a version for drag racers. 7. The Challenger makes retro continue to look...

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