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VW sets deadline for whistleblowers to come clean about illegal maneuvers
What I'd really like is a new mileage measurement standard so we get close to real life figures and scrap the optimistic (bearing on fantasy) ones now being advertised.
Nov 13th, 2015 8:18pm
Hot Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 Coupe spied for the first time
The Renault engine is only in the C 160 versions and it is Renault based but with Mercedes engine tuning/refining and a few components changed. ;-) I also don't think there will be a GLC 160 version. The rest of the line up is all MB through and through.
Nov 11th, 2015 12:45pm
2017 Mercedes-Benz GL facelift officially revealed as the new GLS
The problem with the Range Rover is reliability especially when used where you think it should be used. On tough terrain. You can see GL's pounding the rough roads in East Africa and surviving but the Range rovers are best only for the city. Though the new Range Rovers have a very nice interior! Though again the infotainment system is not that great. Rather clunky.
Nov 5th, 2015 7:08pm
2017 Mercedes-Benz GL facelift officially revealed as the new GLS
What are you talking about?? This GLS and its immediate predecessor are/were based on the 166 platform. Having driven both 1st gen GL on 164 platform and this GL on 166 platform, the 166 platform has a better ride and better interior. It's not yet Maybach badge worthy but it's a great large 4x4.
Nov 5th, 2015 7:04pm
Vath tunes the Mercedes GLA 45 AMG to 395 PS
LOL, just what I was thinking...
Oct 22nd, 2015 6:31pm
Geely reveals all-new TX5 London taxi
Interesting, though I was growing accustomed to the Mercedes-Benz Vito / Viano taxis that had even more space. I for some strange reason like the traditional London cab styling and the beauty of the London cab was the ability to enter with all your shopping bags and just sit down. Even up to 5 people. No need to put the shopping in the boot first. However, that all works well when you are within London and not going far out. Otherwise the cost is too high in the current competitive environment. Unfortunately, times have changed and there is a lot of competition. They would have to introduce an 'Uber' type app to easily call cabs to improve the service they already offer. Then reduce the prices to become a bit more competitive. Otherwise, I don't see the long term future for the 'traditional' black cab.
Oct 22nd, 2015 6:30pm
Chevrolet introduces their new ZZ6 small block V8 engine
Actually, I'm responding to Cobrajet. The pollution of CO2 will be higher but the Nitrogen Oxide pollution might be less compared to diesel engines.
Oct 3rd, 2015 11:48am
2016 Fiat Toro teased, goes on sale next year
It should be and it looks like the styling is going to be quite nice! I can't wait to see the whole vehicle.
Sep 30th, 2015 10:23am
Mercedes-Benz drops 69 fresh pics with the facelifted G-Class [video]
But you can pound potholes all day long in the 'third world' without it falling to bits like some 'other' popular 'offroader'. Basically it's the Ferrari/sports car, practical equivalent for countries with very bad roads. Having driven one, the acceleration feeling and noise are exhilarating though I agree I don't aim for maximum speed. It's just tough as nails and drives like a tank,....with a rumbling V8!
Sep 20th, 2015 12:37am
Angry Mercedes S63 AMG owner smashes his car with golf stick [video]
We don't know the whole story but one thing that can lead to failed starting is poor fuel quality. Once heard of someone getting 95 octane but it turned out the petrol station was putting much lower quality fuel and selling it as peremium fuel. So you never know. This type of trashing of ones car (or apparently a leased one) in this case shows extreme irrationality and impatience.
Sep 15th, 2015 8:15pm
Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 shows its new face in latest spy photos
If they rake the rear screen any more that it is, it will make the rear last seat row only for kids. As it is now, even adults can sit there relatively comfortably which is rare in these '7 seater' vehicles.
Aug 28th, 2015 3:30pm
Lewis Hamilton takes the Mercedes GLE Coupe for a spin [video]
Saw it in n the flesh and test drove it too. It's a stunner and drivers very sporty. GLE450 AMG is pure fun. The music from the exhaust is V6 heaven!
Jul 31st, 2015 3:02am
Former Top Gear trio confirms signing Amazon deal for new show
Well then, I guess I have to figure out how to use/watch Amazon Prime then. I hope the show is not region locked. So we all get it at the same time.
Jul 31st, 2015 2:55am
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser spied in the flesh
Jeez, the design guys have it easy. It seems to get uglier with each update. ??
Jul 5th, 2015 10:08am
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser spied in the flesh
again see comment above. G-class is stronger and the new land cruisers are not as strong as the old ones.
Jul 5th, 2015 10:07am
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser spied in the flesh
I think that title belongs to the G-class. The new toyota land cruisers are not as strong as the older generation ones.
Jul 5th, 2015 10:06am
Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat rumored to run from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds
If the less than 3 seconds to 60mph happens...this will be THE performance SUV to get. Forget about twisty road times as you can get sport cars for that but the sheer take off and go G force will be a seller!!
Jun 20th, 2015 12:28pm
FCA reportedly considering a merger with PSA Peugeot Citroen
Actually, since the current Jeep Grand Cherokee is running on a new ML chassis and the tech seems to be shared quite a bit. A re-merger with Mercedes would make the most sense out of all the car companies. Or even a majority buyout so control goes to Daimler. I think it will be different this time around as Daimler saw what went wrong with the last approach and have seen what is right with the current running of Jeep.
Jun 13th, 2015 10:10am
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser leaks out early [video]
If they can sell many of them looking like that, then those buyers don't really care about the looks, in which case the designers can have a field day testing all sorts of design ideas on the Landcruiser. I wonder if the Pontiac Aztec would have sold in larger numbers if it was badged as a Toyota? ;-)
May 27th, 2015 10:16am
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to be offered with a Hellcat engine
This will be popular!
May 25th, 2015 11:28am
Sergio Marchionne confirms plans for Jeep Range Rover competitor
This will be interesting as the new Jeep Grand Cherokee (2014+) has some real nice road presence. So in my mind it looks very appealing in the way a Ranger Rover sport does, though more manly.
May 15th, 2015 12:04pm
Ex Top Gear trio could name their new show House of Cars
Sounds exciting. Though Netflix needs to start to provide a worldwide international service that anyone from any country can subscribe to.
May 13th, 2015 1:23pm
Volkswagen Touareg humps Porsche 911 in parking lot
This is why collision prevention assist, needs to become standard on ALL cars!!
May 6th, 2015 8:53pm
Top Gear reportedly returning next spring with Philip Glenister, Jodie Kidd, Guy Martin
It can work if given a lot of time AND one of them is even less PC than Jeremy, one of them is more reserved than James and one of them loves America more than Richard but all of them love cars and are able to connect with each other in a believable manner. ;-) If there is no real chemistry then it will be forced and dead in the water in no time.
May 4th, 2015 1:06pm
Sergio Marchionne open to merger with Apple or Google
An apple merger would be interesting to say the least. Since apple want to get into the car business somehow and they would have a leg up on the car industry by knowing the intricate details of how a car manufacturer works before changing it to suit their vision of future car manufacturers. Plus some great brands in Ferrari, Jeep, Alfa, etc. Especially with Jeep being on a roll right now.
May 2nd, 2015 11:27am
BBC2 boss hints Richard Hammond and James May could return to Top Gear
LOL, yes, do it for James May!!
May 1st, 2015 11:27am
Chinese woman buys new BMW with small change, employees count for six hours
If the notes are in bad shape the counter will take longer. ;-)
Apr 24th, 2015 8:50pm
Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe officially revealed
With the new C class interior this is going to be a stunner. I'm starting to see these as a high riding saloon alternative for those that don't need a full on SUV, space wise, but more a higher and therefore safer feeling ride compared to the other numerous, SUVs on the road. Driving a saloon car feels more intimidating now than ever before. So this will sell well!
Apr 19th, 2015 9:03pm
Sergio Marchionne reportedly eyeing a mega merger or deal before retirement
What would be funny is if Daimler AG 'merged' with them. :-))
Apr 14th, 2015 9:43pm
Mercedes GLE Coupe goes into production
I am yet to see it in person but it is seriously growing on me from all the pictures I've seen. It makes the normal 4X4s look like just bigger estates. This has an interesting way of maintaining more a saloon profile than an estate profile. I like it a lot now.
Apr 10th, 2015 3:27pm
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