Beijing 2012: Auto Show Round Up

As this year’s Auto China show in Beijing begins to slow down, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the Chinese show is not one to be missed. Helped along by the ever-increasing number of cars the Chinese economy consumes, auto makers the world over have taken notice of Auto China, and brought some serious hardware to reflect that.

By Brandon Turkus | April 24, 2012
Beijing 2012: Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest concept, the Concept Style Coupe, ahead of Auto China 2012. The sleek four-door coupe bares more than a passing resemblance, in terms of shape, to the CLS-Class that is currently on sale.

By Brandon Turkus | April 19, 2012
First Look: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the all-new GL-Class at the New York International Auto Show. The large SUV has been updated quite a bit, especially in the technology department, and is slated to arrive in dealerships in September of this year.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 04, 2012
Rumors: Spy Shots—Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG

It has only been a few weeks since the full reveal of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and already its been handed over to the lords of power at Mercedes-Benz’s AMG tuning division.

By Doran Dal Pra | March 23, 2012
First Look: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Unlike the 2012 vintage, the 2013 model will pack two different engine options. The top of the range will be the GLK350, packing a direct-injected, 3.5-liter V-6. With 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, the refined V-6 is 34 more horsepower and 15 more pound-feet of torque than last year’s model. Both standard and 4Matic models will hit 60 miles per hour in about 6.5 seconds, and top out at 130 miles per hour. Stop-start is also standard.

By Brandon Turkus | March 22, 2012
First Look: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

Fresh off the release of the SL63 AMG in Geneva, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the even crazier SL65, ahead of the 2012 New York Auto Show.

By Brandon Turkus | March 20, 2012
Rumors: Industry Report—Audi Likely To Purchase Ducati

Audi has reportedly inked a deal with Ducati that gives it exclusive first dibs on the purchase of the storied Italian motorcycle manufacturer.

By Doran Dal Pra | March 12, 2012
First Look: 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz has pulled the wrapper off of its all new A-Class at the show in Geneva, and the car under the sheet is surprisingly great looking, if we do say so.

By Seyth Miersma | March 06, 2012
First Look: 2013 Brabus Bullit Coupe 800

If the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe isn’t quite quick enough, expensive enough, or radical enough for you, than perhaps you should check out Brabus. The lunatic modifiers of all manner of Silver Arrows have just unveiled the Bullit Coupe 800 at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. And you thought Brabus only tuned Smart ForTwos.

By Brandon Turkus | March 06, 2012
First Look: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the AMG-ified version of its SL-Class roadster. Called the SL63, it follows the Mercedes tradition of offering a hotter version of just about everything it sells.

By Brandon Turkus | March 05, 2012
Rumors: Spy Shots–SLS AMG Black Series

These spy shots from AutoExpress are proof that the company is hard at work on the SLS AMG Black Series, a harder and more fearsome iteration of the SLS.

By Doran Dal Pra | March 02, 2012
Rumors: Industry Report—Big Plans For Cadillac

The past several years have been good to Cadillac—exciting new cars, a marked increase in quality, and a drastically improved public image.

By Doran Dal Pra | February 28, 2012
Rumors: Spy Shots—New Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Recent spy photos posted up on MotorAuthority show that Mercedes-Benz is giving its flagship vehicle, the venerable S-Class, the nip-and-tuck treatment. The updated car is apparently due out as a 2013 model sometime later this year with relatively minor changes. Updates include LED running lights, the introducing of a few new powerplants including a plug-in hybrid, and a bit of a stretch in overall length to name a few. The plug-in hybrid technology would be taken from the 2009 Vision S500 concept vehicle, which was first shown at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

By Doran Dal Pra | February 07, 2012
Rumors: Auto Show—BMW 1-Series GT

According to BMW Blog, the blog’s namesake will be revealing a GT variant of its most diminutive offering, the 1-Series, at the upcoming Paris Auto Show in October. Unlike similar variants of the 3- or 5-Series cars, BMW fitted the new 1-Series GT with a new front-wheel-drive platform, and it should sport turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines. BMW has its sights firmly set on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class with this new vehicle, which is thought to become available to buyers in 2014. You will also be able to order up your Grand Touring 1-Series with optional xDrive all-wheel drive or as a hybrid.

By Doran Dal Pra | February 02, 2012
List: The Ten Coolest Shifters

Arguably the stylistic centerpiece of any cabin, the shifter has evolved a great deal from its humble, column-based origins. Now, there are seemingly as many variations on its function as there are cars on the road. We’ve selected ten of our favorites (five autos, and five manuals), and would love to hear which ones you agree with and which other shifters you think should be on the list. The automobile has been around for over 100 years, and there’s been no shortage of designs. Let us know what you think.

By Peter Nelson | February 02, 2012
McLaren Unveils 2012 F1 Challenger

The Formula 1 circus continues to rev up, as the various teams begin to unveil the cars that will compete in 2012. McLaren-Mercedes revealed its 2012 challenger today at its Woking, England factory.

By Brandon Turkus | February 01, 2012
Rumors: Spy Shots—Mercedes-Benz BLS

The upcoming BLS, aimed at Audi’s A3 sedan, was recently snapped and scooped by Auto Express while doing some cold weather testing. While the heavy camouflage obscures visual details, we do know that power should be supplied by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine or, in true European form, a 1.8-liter diesel engine.

By Doran Dal Pra | January 26, 2012
Quick Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL550

In fact, as far as big honking SUVs go, I quite liked driving this Mercedes.

By Winding Road Staff | January 18, 2012
Detroit 2012: Live Images Of The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTec Hybrid

Relaxing on the show floor next to its more powerful sibling was the E300 BlueTec Hybrid. It features a diesel-powered hybrid drivetrain, and it looks good in brown.

By John Beltz Snyder | January 10, 2012
Detroit 2012: Live Shots Of The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its E400 Hybrid, so we made sure to get some pictures of it when we saw it on the show floor in Detroit. Have a look in this gallery.

By John Beltz Snyder | January 10, 2012
Detroit 2012: Live Photos Of The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL

We’ve already seen stock images on information about the new Mercedes-Benz SL. Now we’ve had the chance to meet her in person, and we captured the moment on camera.

By John Beltz Snyder | January 10, 2012


The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.