What Your Next Family Vacation Needs Is a Sporty Car
When the family fries the nerves, there's one great remedy: get out and drive.
When the family fries the nerves, there's one great remedy: get out and drive.
Out with the boxy, old GLK, and in with the new, curvy GLC. But do the smooth lines translate into a smooth drive?
The BeoLab 90 is Bang & Olufsen's new flagship loudspeaker, Microsoft unveils the Surface Pro 4, a new 4x4 sprinter van and more.
You may not be able to drive them, but you can dream them.
Mercedes' latest coupe, Stone Brewing's new Thunderstruck IPA, a do-it-all cycling computer and more.
Burn the memory of the Griswolds' wagon. These station wagons are sports-car killers that still haul the kids.
14 dudes, two bags each, plus camera equipment, two cases of water, one bag dedicated to booze, four bags of chips, and six hours ahead. For two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, that's no problem.
The race for more horsepower in both motorcycles and cars wages on. Here are the most potent ones under $100K.
Bring the office party, no matter what your title.
There are 265 car models available in the US market; thus, there are choices. We help narrow them down.
There are famous film and TV cars, and then there are ones that are a bit less so. Here's the best supporting roles.
We scoured the convention center floor for the best of 2015 NYIAS.
Every emblem has a story, and we're telling the history and evolution of these iconic brand badges.
The BBC fires Jeremy Clarkson, McLaren teases their new Sports Series ahead of NYIAS, Mercedes decides to get into the pickup game and more.
The S65 AMG is a sports car for the rich, powerful and amply pampered. Yet however many of those boxes you check, you should still want one.
Let the first guy take the hit; be the savvy secondhand buyer. Here's 10 cars to get your used car hunt underway.
The Mercedes-Benz 500E emerged from the tire smoke of the iconic AMG Hammer 300E and gave the world a proper Euro-sleeper that toed the line between insane and stately.
Today's sport wagon is a far cry from Mom’s old Buick Roadmaster, and these five have enough stylized attitude to preserve your self-respect.
The 2015 North American International Auto Show was a no-holds-barred showing. We've selected the most noteworthy cars and trucks of the entire show amid a field of fantastic new vehicles.
While we can't say for certain what 2015 will hold for the automotive world, it looks to be one of the best years in a very long time. From superbly exhilarating sports cars to affordable and raucously entertaining small cars, these are the 15 cars we're bursting at the seams to drive this year.
Top Gear tours the US, Toyota battles beavers, Chris Harris goes to Australia, Ford returns to Le Mans and more.
Bespoke Ferraris, Neymar goes rallying, McLaren announces the 2015 F1 line up, the Ford Focus RS goes global and more.
Here at Laguna Seca we are witness a car hurtle over a curve, pummling an apex so hard and fast it seems to push the track a few inches deeper into the earth. We are witnessing the birth of Germany's new it sports car and it is the Mercedes-AMG GT S -- and we are driving it today.
The 2014 LA Auto Show is the last chance of the year for the automotive industry to show off what they have now and what's coming up next. From realistic to only-in-your-dreams, the LA Auto Show has a lot to offer, but only the best are worth mentioning.
This Week in Motoring: Tesla reports big losses, an interview with Gorden Wagener, the possible return of the Acura Integra, the death of Tom Magliozzi and more.
Since 1990, Southern California has been home to the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center, where around 20 designers have been planning, sketching and living the company's future.
This Week in Motoring: Saudi women boost taxi services, the next Super-'Vette, a trackified Pontiac Fiero, Amazon does groceries and much more.
Just a short decade ago, we of the collective automotive world were scratching our heads and wondering: when will Mercedes-Benz, known for fast and cushy rides, deliver a proper, potent driver's car? The time is now. Meet the 2016 AMG GT and GT S.
Whether it's a long weekend in the mountains with friends and family or an afternoon blast through wooded sweepers and switchbacks, not all cars are created equal. Get your hands on one of these seven prime choices, and your September, October and early November should be much more memorable.
When purchasing a new car, crash safety ratings tend to fall below other priorities like style, fuel economy, performance, amenities, cost and even brand loyalty. That’s unfortunate, since more than a handful of cars will consistently fail to perform well in the one situation we all hope to avoid: a serious accident. If you're smart, and especially if you have kids in tow, you'll take the time to bone up on which vehicles are the safest. Of the 22 cars that received the highest safety rating from the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), these are the absolute best.
The only problem with hybrids is how boring they can be to drive. Diesel cars, on the other hand, offer outstanding torque with hybrid-like fuel economy. We take five great ones out for a spin.
Crossovers have changed in the recent past; you no longer have to trade in your testicles and driving sense to drive one. Even the haters (car nuts) have been proven wrong now that more horses, better driving dynamics and sleeker silhouettes have shown up in performance-focused crossovers. Here are five that break hard from the pack of mediocre crossovers still stuck in the driver's ed parking lot.
This Week in Gear: Mercedes-Benz's insane S-Class, Aston Martin's new V12 roadster, retro-inspired Club Monaco Sunglasses, minimalist wallets, rocket skates, DeWalt toolboxes and much, much more.
Today in Gear: Mercedes-Benz's most insane S-Class Coupe, Club Monaco's muscle-car-inspired shades, Priority Bicycle's affordable commuter bike and more.
The brand new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe answers the world's plea for an enormously luxurious grand tourer. We tested its 577 horsepower on the twisty roads of Tuscany.
Your buddy's Rosso Corsa Red Ferrari makes your blood boil with envy. Unfortunately, your better half won't let you mortgage the house so you can buy one yourself. Though they may not have the prancing horse on the grille or elicit gazes from the bold and the beautiful, these 10 affordable driver's cars still delight with great driving dynamics and the kind of motoring spirit that makes you feel like a kid again.
The 2014 MB E 63 AMG S 4Matic Wagon has more horsepower than a Ferrari 458 and gets to 60 a full second before a Porsche 911. And it has room for your family, their luggage and the family dog. We turned off traction control and let it loose on a dry lake bed.
There's no question about a minivan's utility. But until someone comes up with one that doesn't at least partially emasculate red-blooded men, we choose to drive these other vehicles -- ones that offer up utility, a semblance of driving pleasure and better aesthetics than a toaster oven.
The beauty of classic automotive design is often in direct struggle with modern safety and fuel economy standards, not to mention the latest in technology. But there are still a number of shining examples around today, ones that echo the past and ones that break new ground but don't break the rules of good taste. These ten prove that less is more and that automotive design is not on the rocks.
A car is certainly more than the sum of its parts, but sometimes it's the little details that make an otherwise good car iconic. These details can be subtle as the Mona Lisa's smile or bold as the LED spire on the new Freedom Tower, or, more often, somewhere in between. We've assembled a list of some of the best automotive features -- both innovative and artistic, groundbreaking and evolutionary -- to ever see the light of day.
Vintage has gained traction in recent years, arguably as a reaction to our digital, disposable age. This rediscovered appreciation for beautiful, meaningful objects from our past is exactly why the Mercedes-Benz Classics Center in Irvine, CA exists...that, and to bring back to life those cars which cause us to lust from the deepest parts of our soft, chewy automotive centers.
It would be a dream come true to own a flaming red Ferrari, but sometimes it's best not draw attention (jealousy, ire, the eyes of law enforcement) to your vehicle. Those who want the power and speed without the notoriety can look to "sleepers", cars almost intentionally built to escape notice while still secretly packing heaping loads of power and punch -- and chips on their shoulders.
Sandwiched between the Geneva Motor Show and the Beijing Auto Show, the New York International Auto Show usually misses out on the biggest reveals of the year, but it still has plenty to offer. This year's show had its fair share of new designs and vehicles along with loads of improved sheetmetal. We've chosen ten standouts from our time on the ground that we'll be looking to drive in 2015.
In its past several generations, Mercedes-Benz's C-Class has promised drivers excellent entry-level luxury -- a promise on which the car has never quite delivered. GP editor Eric Yang travels to the South of France to find the soul of the new C-Class using his right foot.