Peace breaks out in the tire wars

Italian tire maker Pirelli says it will quit its involvement in the World Rally Championship (WRC) at the end of the 2006 season, after 34 years of design, development and support for Subaru and other

A greener Mercedes

Sources say Mercedes-Benz is planning to jump onto the hybrid bandwagon with a hybrid S-Class in 2008.

MG returning to N.A.

Chinese automaker Nanjing Automobile Group Corp. recently announced plans to revive the fabled British MG brand in North America, with sales to start in the U.S. by 2008.

E-Class road trip

To celebrate "the year of the E-Class" Mercedes-Benz is sending 33 of its diesel-powered sedans on a 26-day journey from Paris to Beijing beginning October 21.

M6 convertible unveilled

BMW has released details about its much-anticipated M6 convertible, due to hit showrooms later this year.

Jet gets jump on Audi

It may be unbeatable on the track but Audi's history-making diesel-powered R10 TDI sports car, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours last June, lost out when an RAF Harrier Jump Jet narrowly outnosed the act

Up in flames

Police in Cerritos, California, uncovered an arson-for-hire ring involving a new car dealership that torched SUVs so debt-weary owners faced with high gas prices could get out of their car payments.

Challenger is coming

One of the auto industry's worst kept secrets was confirmed last month with DaimlerChrysler announcing it will build a production version of the Dodge Challenger coupe, which was unveilled at last win

Dead man driving?

Lithuanian police thought their breathalyzer testing device was broken when they recently pulled over a truck driver who registered 18 times the legal alcohol limit.

Japanese joint venture

Suzuki and Nissan have an agreement to share vehicles, mostly in Japan, where Suzuki supplies Nissan with microcars.

Spengler sparkles

Canadian up-and-comer Bruno Spengler made his big-league breakthrough by scoring his first-ever victory in Europe's DTM series.

Acura announces ALMS squads

The three Acura-powered teams that will compete in the American Le Mans Series LMP2 class, starting at the 2007 season opener in Sebring next March, have surfaced.

Man vs. machine

A Scottsdale, Arizona, man is challenging the city's freeway photo enforcement system after being accused of driving at speeds up to 147 mph (237 km/h) while running late for work.

Car buying and trade-in tips

Many moons ago when I was a graduate student in Los Angeles, I used to drive my Chevrolet Nova to the beach to do homework in the sunshine.

Audi's quattro drivetrain

Legends of late 20th-century motoring don't come with more credentials than this. The Audi quattro, shown to the public for the first time on March 3, 1980 at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, cha

Canada-only Cars: The same but a little different

At the end of the Second World War, Ford produced three lines of automobiles: Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln. Canadian Mercury dealers wanted a low-priced car for their showrooms, and in 1946 the Mercury

Scooting on the cheap

Pay Chen is absolutely petrified. She's driving a brand new scooter for the first time, and her route has her travelling on College Street, one of the busiest thoroughfares in Toronto's frighteningly