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The U.K. Auto Industry: Can It recapture Past Glory?
The United Kingdom auto industry is at a crossroads. After years of decline, the industry is now facing an uncertain future. Can it recapture its past glory? The United Kingdom has a long history of being a major player in the global auto industry. Auto manufacturing is a vital part of the […]
Date tested: 1993 The Mercedes-Benz 600SL Is V-12 King.
Why do 900 individuals each year purchase a Mercedes-Benz 600SL? Because Mercedes does not sell a 700SL. This article appeared in the April 1993 edition of Car and Driver magazine. Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, is not adored for her fashion sense, her immense wealth, or even her lawn bowling skill. Her subjects […]
The BMW X1 2023 is practical, not experimental.
The latest version of BMW’s smallest SUV isn’t revolutionary, but it provides a lot for a low price. Test results have been added to this review. Despite sharing a name with a rocket-powered aircraft, BMW’s X1 is unlikely to be confused with Bell’s. We’re sure Chuck Yeager would have loved indoor mood lighting […]
The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX has earned its keep.
During its 40,000-mile test, our 702-hp Ram pickup appeared to be equal parts workhorse and toy. Wrap-Up of the 40,000-Mile Journey The Ram 1500 TRX is the type of car that made many of us at C/D fall in love with automobiles in the first place. The supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 in the massive Ram […]
2022 in Review: Putting Winners and Losers to the Test
These are the items that piqued our interest while testing in 2022, from a new naturally aspirated V-8 that revs to 8500 rpm to pickups that can barely make it 100 miles on a tank. Every year, we put hundreds of cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans through rigorous testing to measure everything from acceleration […]
5 Interesting In-Car Infotainment Systems to Keep an Eye On (and Relearn)
The most notable developments in-car infotainment for 2023 include larger displays and new software from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Rivian, and Genesis. When you’ve gotten used to a car’s electronics and know where everything is, relearning a new automobile is like learning a second language. Automotive infotainment software is evolving so quickly that even the […]
Full-Size SUV On-Paper Comparison: 2023 Toyota Sequoia vs. The Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, and Jeep Wagoneer are all vehicle models.
How does Toyota’s latest Sequoia compare to the competition? The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is a new beginning for the automaker’s flagship three-row SUV, which has been on the market for well over a decade before undergoing a complete makeover. The Sequoia’s V-8 has been replaced by a turbocharged, hybridised V-6 that promises higher economy as […]
Bring a Trailer’s Top 10 Most Expensive Auctions in 2022
The top ten most expensive sales on the online auction site were all from one of only four vehicle brands: Bugatti, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche. Bring a Trailer, which, like Car and Driver, is owned by Hearst Autos, and sells hundreds of automobiles each year. They’ve sold over 24,000 autos on the site so […]
The 10 Most Important Stories of 2022, according to Car and Driver
Catalytic converters, Honda Accords, petrol prices, electric Chevy Silverados, and even an obscure law involving EV chargers in North Carolina were among the year’s most popular subjects. As the year 2022 comes to a close, we take a look back at the 10 stories on the Car and Driver’s website that had the most […]
Top 10 Most Popular BaT Auction Picks for 2022 Are Mostly Made in the United States
Surprisingly, the bulk of the vehicles on our top-10 list are domestics, including a pristine Caddy station wagon and a ’68 Corvette modified into a wagon. One of our favorite activities as auto nerds is scouring auction sites like Bring a Trailer, which, like Car and Driver, is part of Hearst Autos. It’s no […]
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