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Germany hits Mercedes with mass diesel recall

Germany ordered Monday the recall of some 774,000 vehicles from Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler across Europe, citing illegal “defeat devices” designed to conceal high levels of harmful emissions from regulators’ tests. “The federal government will order an immediate official recall because of illegal defeat devices,” Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said in a statement. The move mostly […]

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Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesel in Europe by 2021

The clock is ticking for diesel at Fiat Chrysler, at least in its passenger cars in Europe and other key regions, CEO Sergio Marchionne said Friday. Fiat Chrysler, owner of the Jeep and Maserati brands, plans to phase out diesel-powered engines in its passenger cars by 2021 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Marchionne […]

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Musk: New Tesla Model 3 performance model will ‘beat anything in its class on the track’

Despite the production problems it’s admitted to, as well as unaddressed rumored production issues, Tesla is claiming to be almost ready to start delivering examples of its Model 3 equipped with an all-wheel drive dual-motor option. This performance take on the Model 3 will be the top-of-the-range version of the car, and in true Elon Musk style, […]

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Ex-Yugoslav strongman Tito’s luxury car given new lease of life

Years of dust has been wiped off, the engine replaced, the chassis once again gleams a dark blue and the wheel rims sparkle — one of ex-Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito’s luxury cars has been given a new lease of life in Serbia. The car in question — a 1948 Packard, a high-priced luxury American […]

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Hello halo: Thong-like safety device divides Formula One

It’s the most controversial Formula One introduction since the 2016 qualifying elimination clock, but unlike that ill-fated change the halo should last more than two races. The new cockpit head protection system, to give it its full name, is highly divisive: team principals, drivers and fans are split over whether it is the right safety […]

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Big switch: Electric cars put China on automobile map

The rise of electric cars heralds not only a major technology switch but also promises massive disruption to today’s auto giants as Tesla and a group of powerful Chinese rivals take over the fast lane. The diesel scandal in 2015 in which Volkswagen admitted manipulating 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide to fool pollution tests only […]

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Daimler struggling with European emissions standards

The chief executive of Daimler said Monday at the Detroit auto show that his company cannot currently guarantee it can meet tougher European CO2 emissions standards taking effect in several years. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of the maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles, told reporters he “can’t guarantee” to meet tightening emission standards in 2021. “It’s a […]

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At Detroit auto show, trucks and SUVs are king

Car makers appealed to Americans’ deep love of SUVs and trucks on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show, unveiling a host of choices from luxurious to utilitarian, while also beefing up the humble sedan. From European car makers to American icons, there were dozens of new offerings for the North American market. While sedans and […]

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Honda, Volvo, Ford scoop awards at Detroit auto show

The Detroit auto show handed out its self-proclaimed “Oscars of the auto industry” on Monday, rewarding Honda, Volvo and Ford amid a crowded slate of new truck, SUV and crossover unveilings. The awards are adjudicated by a panel of 60 auto journalists. The winners are chosen from dozens of new vehicles, offering bragging rights and […]

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Ford gets in sync with digital driving trends with latest app hackathon

Ford is looking at small tech startups to help develop innovative app-based solutions to simplifying carpooling, journey planning and even in-car entertainment as the company looks to capitalize on growing digital trends. In recent months, the company has been touring Europe and beyond by hosting “Make it Driveable” AppLink challenges, offering individuals and small companies cash […]

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Jul 18, 2018

A couple of years back, I wrote about how men congregate on Sunday mornings like they are on a

Jul 18, 2018

Ferraris have always been about passion. They capture the very essence of the beauty and romance in driving.


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