September 2018

Mercedes-Benz to have three world premieres at Paris Motor Show

(September 24, 2018) PARIS — The focus of Mercedes-Benz Cars at this year's Paris Motor Show (Oct. 4-14) will be not only on the motor show premiere of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC, but also on the world premieres of GLE and B-Class.

Also making its first public appearance is an all-new entry-level model from the world of Driving Performance, the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC. The new six-cylinder GT 43 4MATIC+ 4-door Coupé rounds off the offering from Mercedes-AMG at the show. A further highlight is a show car from smart to mark the brand's 20th anniversary.

1904 Premier to make its 'premiere' at Veteran Car Run in London

(September 23, 2018) LONDON — Roll out the red carpet: this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will feature another premiere — and, appropriately, this time the magical marque making its debut on the world’s longest motoring event is a Premier! Founded in Indianapolis in 1903, the Premier Motor Manufacturing Company quickly earned itself a reputation for producing technically advanced cars.

2019 Special Edition Ram Rebel 12 — Where off-road tech and luxury meet

(September 22, 2018) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The new 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 brings new technology and premium appointments to one-of-a-kind off-road design in the full-size truck segment. The Ram Rebel 12 special edition offers unique technology never before available on Rebel, including Ram’s Uconnect 4C with 12-inch screen and navigation.

The fourth-generation Uconnect system includes enhanced processing power, multi-touch gestures, vivid imagery, sharper graphics and the ability to support smartphone integrations.

Electric goes Audi: All-new all-electric e-tron SUV unveiled

By Jim Prueter

(September 21, 2018) SAN FRANCISCO — We first heard about and saw Audi’s all-new first all-electric vehicle when it was
introduced at the Frankfurt Germany auto show in the fall of 2015. And now the first production version e-tron was unveiled to the automotive media, over 300 Audi dealers and a number of current Audi customers at the world premier in San Francisco this week.

Burt Reynolds personally owned movie cars at auction Sept 29

(September 21, 2018) LAS VEGAS — The very last cars personally owned, titled and registered to Burt Reynolds will go on auction Saturday, Sept. 29, by Barrett Jackson at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The Reynolds vehicle auction will be the cap to a three-day Barrett Jackson event.

Celebrities, friends and family members will be on the auction stage to celebrate his life and legacy.

Aston Martin '003' hypercar is confirmed

(September 21, 2018) GAYDON, England — Aston Martin’s next step into the mid-engined hypercar market has been confirmed with the release of the first official details of Project ‘003’. Project ‘003’ is the third hypercar to be developed by Aston Martin following the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro (formerly ‘001’ and ‘002’).

The new 003 has its DNA deeply rooted in concepts and technology currently being developed for those revolutionary road and track-only machines.

Polestar offers new approach to luxury electric performance ownership

(September 21, 2018) As a new entrant into the electrified automotive industry, Polestar has confirmed its positioning and innovative go-to-market strategy in the important North American car market. As a start-up electric car brand owned by Volvo Car Group, Polestar will offer electric performance cars with a modern, fully digital customer experience.

“Launching an entirely new car brand gives us the opportunity to assess what customers enjoy about car ownership, and what they are less keen on,” says Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive officer at Polestar.

VW I.D. BUZZ CARGO shows the way for new era of commercial vehicles

(September 21, 2018) HANOVER, Germany — The original Volkswagen Transporter is the most recognizable light commercial vehicle of all time. With the world premiere of the new I.D. BUZZ CARGO, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is showing how an electrically powered and completely redeveloped Transporter might change the world of LCVs.

Texas Ranchero

This 1964 second-generation (1960-1965) Ford Falcon Ranchero was discovered in Texas in what looks like restorable condition. The Ranchero was produced by Ford from 1957 through 1979 on various platforms including full-sized, compact and intermediate. The Ranchero was adapted from a two-door station wagon platform that integrated the cab and cargo bed into the body. A total of 508,355 units were produced during the model's production run. The second generation trucks came with a variety of engine sizes, the smallest being a 2.4-liter inline 6 making 90 horsepower. If performance was needed, there was a 4.7-liter V-8 available.
(Photo by Peter Hubbard)

BMW Motorrad presents 'Rent A Ride'

(September 20, 2018} Enjoy motorcycling whenever you feel like it without have to own a motorcycle yourself — BMW Motorrad will be making this possible in future with its dealer-based short-term rental service Rent A Ride. A website with smartphone capability enables customers to select the model of their choice. Availability is checked at all participating Rent A Ride partner dealerships in real time.