Aaron Cole, Managing Editor
First drive review: Keep the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S out of my backyard, and put it in my driveway Aaron Cole
It defies convention, sense, and most manners. It’s proud, loud, mostly unnecessary, and largely impractical. Like an oversized flat-brim cap, two upright middle fingers, or parachute pants,...
Power move: AMG's new turbo-4 aims higher with more horsepower
A smaller package just got a bigger bang.
On Friday, Mercedes-Benz AMG unveiled its most power-dense engine yet, a 416-horsepower turbo-4 destined for the automaker’s 45 Series line sometime...Aaron Cole
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdraws offer for Renault merger
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles late on Wednesday withdrew its offer to merge with French automaker Renault.
The two automakers made public their talks to merge in May after months of negotiations....Aaron Cole
GM's new unified platform strategy makes its debut with Buick Encore GX, Chevy Trailblazer
The future for General Motors' cars and crossovers began Wednesday with the announced 2020 Buick Encore GX and Chevrolet Trailblazer crossovers.
That's because the two crossovers, which will be built...Aaron Cole
Formula One legend and former champion Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Austrian Formula One champion and former team boss Niki Lauda died Monday, according to media reports. He was 70.
According to a statement by Lauda's family, the racing legend "peacefully...Aaron Cole
Overlander Nissan Frontier truck has its compass pointed to the middle of nowhere
So, you’re here for the overlanding. We get you.
Nature’s beauty, its quiet, and cans of Dinty Moore heated over an open fire—all good. Perhaps isolation, fewer showers, and...Aaron Cole
Leadfoots needed: The 2020 Kia Stinger GTS is only as restrained as the driver’s right foot.
That’s according to its program manager, Eddie Rayyan, who says when the four-door hatchback...
AMG 53 deep dive: Mercedes-AMG's straight shot at hybrid performance throws a few curves
The AMG 53 Series looks to the past for its future in the Mercedes-Benz lineup.
In addition to the CLS-Class, E-Class, and upcoming GLE-Class, the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 that defines AMG...Aaron Cole
One of off-roading's founding fathers says we all want to break the law, a little
Bruce Meyers ran with people you probably shouldn’t trust with your wallet.
His early adult life in the 1960s was basically a Beach Boys song. Now, in his mid-90s, Meyers recollects his past...Aaron Cole
Mercedes-Benz AMG boss: Project One's electric turbos coming to AMG line soon
Tobias Moers is the type of guy you want running your performance automaker.
The boss of Mercedes-Benz AMG looks the part. His casual answers belie his intensity for the details in what he does;...Aaron Cole
Hyundai design boss says best looks from the brand are yet to come
Hyundai’s design team knows how to throw a curve or two.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata sedan that made its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show pronounced a new era from the...Aaron Cole
Tesla unveils "fully self-driving" custom computers, Musk says he expects self driving next year
Tesla on Monday unveiled its custom computers now installed on its cars and said the hardware would be able to drive its cars by the end of next year, pending approval from lawmakers.
"We expect to...Aaron Cole
2019 New York International Auto Show in pictures: The cars, SUVs, and crossovers you need to see Aaron Cole
The 2019 New York auto show will open to the public Friday with a clear message from automakers: luxury for buyers comes first.
It's no coincidence that the biggest debuts of the show were either...
Mercedes-Benz AMG boss: Black Series already testing, on the way
The wait for the latest installment in Mercedes-AMG's world-beating skunkworks series
Mercedes-Benz AMG boss Tobias Moers said Wednesday that a range-topping AMG Black Series would arrive sometime...Aaron Cole
2020 Kia Stinger GTS coming to punish more tires with new AWD hardware, Drift mode
The Kia Stinger's arrival two years ago vaulted the South Korean automaker into the performance realm with its potent turbocharged engine and capable chassis partly developed at the Nürburgring...Aaron Cole
VW sounds serious about adding pickup to its US lineup soon
Is there pent-up appeal for a pickup smaller and cheaper than the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Ford Ranger?
The question's a real one for many automakers, but VW may be one of the first to...Aaron Cole
2019 Porsche 911 Speedster revealed: A topless sendoff
The outgoing 991 generation has a few more parade laps left.
Ahead of the 2019 New York International Auto Show, Porsche on Tuesday took the wraps off one of the last 911 models based on the 991...Aaron Cole
Brazil-bound VW Tarok pickup headed to NY auto show, but does it have a future in US?
The Volkswagen Tarok compact pickup concept unveiled in Brazil last fall, which will eventually spawn a production model to be sold in South America, will appear at the 2019 New York International...Aaron Cole
You don't need to be Bear Grylls to have fun getting lost. Rough and rugged, go-anywhere SUVs are incredibly popular right now—even if the prospect of hurtling down a mountainside on your bike...
New mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 coming July 18
The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut July 18, the automaker announced Thursday.
Chevrolet pushed out a notification via its fan site about the debut and General Motors Chairman and CEO...Aaron Cole
First drive review: Sweet on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG sedan
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG is conflicted. The pugnacious luxury sedan that arrived this year is sandwiched between a Hammer and a scythe. No, really.
The former was a 1980s wonder machine that...Aaron Cole
First drive review: 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 AMG is adulthood served
Stick around long enough and: 1) What’s old is always new again, 2) Reading large-print books becomes not only preferred but also, mandatory.
For Mercedes-Benz, which first plunked an inline-6...Aaron Cole
Luxury SUV rumble in the Rockies: 2019 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450
Ask me if I consider luxury crossovers to be vital to the human experience, and I’d say probably not.
Ask me again on icy roads, in the middle of a blizzard, on an interstate in the middle of...Aaron Cole
Ferrari unveils latest F1 racer to challenge Mercedes-AMG
With its last championship-winning driver now behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo, Ferrari on Friday revealed the SF90 Formula One racer that it'll use to challenge Mercedes-AMG's dominance in the...Aaron Cole