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  1. Lincoln Discussion
    Car & Driver savages the MKZ BL Hybrid in its latest review for being an overpriced Ford Fusion with poor interior quality and ergonomics with a course and anemic hybrid system that gets bad FE. Basically the same thing we've always heard about Lincolns, overpriced Fords that lack refinement...
  2. "Other" American Automakers Discussion
    Tesla Loses Its Freaking Mind, Introduces 762-hp Model S, Ludicrous Mode, New Base Model Car&Driver July 17, 2015 | by Alexander Stoklosa | Photography by Michael Simari When an automaker announces that it is updating its 691-hp, dual-motor, all-wheel-drive electric supersedan with an extra 71...
  3. General Motors Discussion
    EXCLUSIVE PROOF: The Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette Is Happening! - Future Cars / Car&Driver Behold, mid-engine Corvette fans: The car you’ve waited patiently for Chevrolet to build has finally evolved beyond titillating concepts to the engineering mule revealed here. An 82-second strike by our...
  4. Competition News
    I can't resist putting this in [Competition] since I wish '''someone''' WAS competing... Meet BMW’s Silent, 700-Horsepower Tesla Killer — C&D December 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm by Michael Taylor ...combination of the company’s next-generation battery tech, two electric motors, and a front-mounted...
  5. European Competition
    2016 Mercedes-Benz GT AMG Spy Photos - Car&Driver AMG's future halo car will be more attainable. April 2013 BY JENS MEINERS MULTIPLE PHOTOGRAPHERS - ILLUSTRATION BY CHRISTIAN SCHULTE What It Is: The forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GT AMG, code-named C190 and somewhat previewed by the Vision Gran...
  6. Asian Competition
    2014 Mazda 3 i Grand Touring vs. 2014 Ford Focus SE Frenemies: Once close allies, Mazda and Ford fight for the compact-car title. Just as Sonny or Cher, individually, never lived up to Sonny and Cher, you might assume that the greatest hits from Mazda and Ford are behind us. When Ford sold all...
  7. Lincoln Discussion
    2014 Lincoln MKZ 2.0T AWD Mainstream ingredients and some luxury spice, but slightly undercooked. Highs and Lows > Highs: Suave styling, solid chassis, respectable dynamics, nifty pushbutton transmission. Lows: Tepid off the line, asthmatic engine noise, not-quite-luxury interior. beautiful...
  8. Lincoln Discussion
    http://www.caranddriver.com/news/new-cars-for-2014-lincoln-feature just mention the mkc
  9. Ford Brand News - Global
    2013 Ford Fusion Energi (You Know, the Plug-In Hybrid) Priced at $39,495 - Car And Driver November 20, 2012 by Justin Berkowitz Ford may be setting up the Fusion Energi, the plug-in-hybrid version of the Fusion, for bad “sticker shock” puns when it arrives at dealers in January. The...
  10. Ford Brand News - Global
    BY DANIEL PUND August 2012 C&D It was during his hair-earmuff period, circa 1980, that soft-rock belter Neil Diamond, in his paean to immigration, America, growled: Freedom’s light burning warm! Oh, actually forget that. That’s just our favorite part but not, strictly speaking, pertinent in...
  11. Ford Brand News - Global
    Focus crushes competitors in C&D comparo test Car & Driver STARTUP SEDANS The 2012 Ford Focus easily won the last comparison test among five of the newest entries in the compact segment put together by Car & Driver and reported in their May 2011 issue. According to C&D "Ford restored the...
  12. Mustang Discussion
    I don't know how reliable this guy is, but... Ford Globalizes Platforms; Mustang for the World? - a euro blog @ C&D** July 1, 2010 at 11:49 am by Jens Meiners Streamlining architectures is high on the list of priorities at Ford, too: While the current Fusion/MKZ and the European-market Mondeo...
  13. General Motors Discussion
    Although the impressive Opel Insignia/Buick Regal is offered around the world in no fewer than three body styles (sedan, five-door hatch, and wagon), with nine engines (four gas four-cylinder, three 1.8-liter diesel fours, and naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions of its 2.8-liter V-6)...
  14. European Competition
    to save electrons, please jump to 2nd post... VW design once again is converging with Audi’s, as evidenced by these latest spy shots of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. But rather than swiping blatant cues like the horse-collar grille shape, as was done for the last-gen Jetta, this familial...
  15. Mustang Discussion
    ...When the 2011 Shelby GT500 was revealed at the Chicago auto show earlier this year, Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief nameplate engineer, and Hermann Salenbauch, director of advanced product creation and global performance vehicles, took us over to the car on the show floor and proudly lifted the...
  16. Ford Truck Discussion
    We put this Super Duty to work — which is exactly where it belongs. ...after being thoroughly impressed by the performance and thrift of the Power Stroke during a product preview in Arizona, we spent some quality time here in the Midwest with the new 6.2-liter V-8 in an F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab...
  17. Mazda Discussion
    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=126392?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/112_0808_2009_mazda6_drive/index.html...
  18. General Motors Discussion
    Full Test: 2008 Chevrolet Corvette So, does the Vette feel as good as a 911? That’s hard to say, because we didn’t have a Porsche on hand for comparison, but the gap has certainly narrowed. With the Vette’s increased power, the 911 is, however, now even more likely to be staring at the...
  19. Ford Car Discussion
    2008 Ford Mustang Shelby KR to Debut in New York Ford Motor Co. continues to bolster its Mustang lineup—how many more versions can the world handle?—with yet another special edition. The Shelby KR should be on display at next week’s New York auto show. More details are promised by week’s...
  20. European Competition
    Just $145 separates the base prices of the 328i and G35, and that’s the reason the 328i is here and not the 300-hp 335i, which starts $6300 higher. The “sport” in G35 Sport brings a firmer suspension, 18-inch wheels, a limited-slip diff, and sport buckets with a sport steering wheel. We had to...
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