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  • Holiday Gift Idea: The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600
    by Corey Lewis on October 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Mercedes-Benz has been committed to building many of its vehicles in North America for some time, and has bestowed an important and ultra expensive new version of the GLS upon its plant in Alabama. At around $200,000, it will be the most expensive passenger vehicle produced in the United States. […]

  • Rare Rides: A 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC, End of an Era
    by Corey Lewis on October 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Today’s Rare Ride was the ultimate display of Germanic automotive wealth in the early Nineties. Always rarer than its sedan brother, the SEC was the S-Class with two doors and no pillars. Let’s check out a hardtop from the arguable height of modern Mercedes-Benz engineering. This is not the […]

  • Jeep Easing Electrification Into Japanese Market, World to Follow
    by Matt Posky on October 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    One of the main reasons Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is partnering with PSA Group is to help soften the financial blows of battery development, we literally just talked about it. But the French automaker has its own reasons for wanting to get into bed with the FCA, namely its rather diverse list of […]

  • European Regulators Finally Approve PSA/FCA Becoming Stellantis
    by Matt Posky on October 26, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group are reportedly in the homestretch of their $38 billion merger deal and on the cusp of becoming Stellantis — the planet’s fourth largest automaker by volume. The plan is to join forces to help absorb the monumental cost of developing alternative energy vehicles (like […]

  • 2020 Honda Civic Si HPT Review — A Blank Canvas
    by Chris Tonn on October 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    There was a time, not all that long ago, when I was all about Honda. I’ve lost count – at least seven variants of the big H have spent time in my various garages. Once, I even owned a Civic race car – no, it never raced in my care, but that’s a long story The post 2020 Honda Civic Si HPT […]

  • Uber Drivers Sue, Claim Company Pressured Them to Support Prop 22
    by Matt Posky on October 26, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    A small group of drivers are suing Uber over repetitive in-app messages from the company about Proposition 22, a ballot initiative it would very much like them to support. Considering the deluge of political messages you’re undoubtedly getting on your own cellular device, you’re probably […]

  • Junkyard Find: 2002 Toyota Corolla CE, Last of the 3-Speed Automatics
    by Murilee Martin on October 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Not long ago, I became curious about the production longevity of the good old three-speed automatic transmission in North America. The first really successful true automatic had four forward speeds and the two-speed Powerglide delivered the slushbox to the masses, but the three-speed Detroit […]

  • Jim Farley is Allowed to Race, and The Detroit Free Press is Allowed to Write About It
    by Tim Healey on October 23, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Car Twitter is a weird, wonderful online “place”, but sometimes bad takes bubble up. And there’s a double-whammy of bad takery floating around this afternoon. Take number one: Ford CEO Jim Farley is taking an unnecessary risk by racing cars that could hurt Ford should an accident leave him […]

  • Tesla Recalling 30,000 Cars Exported to China, Claims They’re Fine
    by Matt Posky on October 23, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Tesla is recalling some 30,000 imported Model S and Model X vehicles in China over claimed defects in the suspension. According to China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, cars manufactured between September 2013 and January 2018 suffered from two distinct issues, with some vehicles […]

  • EVs Have Given Asian Suppliers Unrivaled Industrial Might
    by Matt Posky on October 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Seen by some as a moral imperative, electrification is swiftly changing the dynamics of the automotive industry. While automakers spend billions of dollars developing EVs and securing the necessary partners, many are becoming dependent on a handful of companies in Asia for the all-important battery […]

  • QOTD: What’s Your Take on the Hummer?
    by Tim Healey on October 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    It’s been Hummer week around these parts, as the GMC Hummer EV finally made its debut on Tuesday night. We’ve had a whole slew of stories up — but I wanted to get a sense of what you, the B and B, think of it. Yes, many of you chimed in on the main news The post QOTD: What’s Your Take on […]

  • California Rules Uber/Lyft Must Reclassify Drivers
    by Matt Posky on October 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    A California appeals court unanimously ruled against ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft on Thursday, mandating that they would indeed need to reclassify drivers operating within the state as employees. The duo have been pushing against Assembly Bill 5, which seeks to reclassify contracted, […]

  • One Mini Special Edition Points to Heritage, Another Aims for Value
    by Tim Healey on October 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    No brand is immune from putting out special editions to honor its heritage, and so it is with Mini. The company is launching two – the 2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT and 2021 Mini Countryman Oxford Edition. The former is meant to be a homage to the classic Mini 1275 GT, while the latter does The post […]

  • 2021 Ram TRX First Drive — Welcome to Jurassic Park
    by Chad Kirchner on October 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    For many years, the Ford Raptor has lived without any competition. Sure, there are trucks out there that claim to be “Raptor killers,” but none have competed head-on with Dearborn’s flying aluminum monster. That is, until now. The 2021 Ram TRX is not only legitimate competition for the […]

  • GM Says No Haggling on Hummers
    by Matt Posky on October 22, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    With the Hummer EV Edition 1 selling out over what would constitute an extended lunch break, General Motors is clearly aware it has a hot commodity on its hands. While that may not continue into subsequent model years, the electrified monstrosity is seeing demand comparable to what we witnessed […]

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