September 20, 2013 |
BMW is recalling 134,100 5-series sports sedans in the U.S. because of an electrical flaw that could cause the tail lights to fail. The recall affects 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5 cars from the 2008 through 2010 model years. Over time, the connection with the bulb can corrode, causing increased electrical resistance and damage to the area. This can result in an intermittent or permanent loss of the light's function including brake, turn and reverse signals. The problem is showing up in about 15% of the cars.
September 11, 2013 |
The Mercedes-Benz CL coupe is dead. Long live the S-Class coupe. Mercedes used the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to debut an all-new S-Class coupe concept. The car previews a two-door production version of the S-Class that will debut in early 2014 and will go on sale later in the year. Previously, the two-door coupe at the top of Mercedes' lineup was known as the CL, but for this latest generation of car, the automaker pulled it back under the S-Class umbrella to simplify the brand's lineup for customers.
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August 5, 2013
A man who turned himself into police following a deadly hit-and-run rampage on the Venice boardwalk remained behind bars Monday morning on suspicion of murder. Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Samantha Schaefer about the latest in the dramatic hit-and-run crash on the Venice boardwalk that left one woman dead and 11 others injured over the weekend. Nathan Campbell, 38, abandoned his blue sedan on a nearby street and walked into a police station to turn himself in about an hour after the incident Saturday that left one dead and many injured, police said.
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August 5, 2013 |
A man who turned himself in to police following a deadly hit-and-run rampage on the Venice boardwalk remained behind bars Monday morning on suspicion of murder. Nathan Campbell, 38, abandoned his blue sedan on a nearby street and walked into a police station to turn himself in about an hour after the incident Saturday that left one dead and many injured, police said. Campbell, a Colorado native who sources said was possibly living in his car, is being held in lieu of $1-million bail.
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August 4, 2013 |
When he first saw the blue Dodge sedan screech around a corner at the Venice boardwalk, Mustafa Balci assumed that a driver had gotten confused and would quickly turn around. But the car didn't turn around. It sped ahead Saturday evening, striking a metal trash can, destroying a table and then continuing "like a train" through the tent where Balci sells pendants, hitting his knees and flipping his wife through the air. Police identified the driver of the Dodge as Nathan Campbell, 38, a transient who was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the hit-and-run crash that left one dead and 11 injured.
July 26, 2013 |
Once a muscle-car icon and a symbol of U.S. automotive dominance, the Chevrolet Impala has more recently seen its image suffer. Bloated and generic, the critics said. More suited for the rental car fleets that account for most of its sales. Consumer Reports three years ago panned its sloppy handling and second-rate fit and finish. So it marked a stunning turnaround Thursday when the Impala secured the influential magazine's top overall rating among sedans -- a distinction held by Japanese and European models for at least two decades.
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July 21, 2013 |
Los Angeles police have identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred early Saturday evening. Markeis Vonreece Parish, 18, a Los Angeles resident, was struck by a southbound silver Mercedes-Benz sedan at about 6:15 p.m. as he crossed Crenshaw Boulevard at 78th Street. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died. Police described the sedan as a "newer model. " Anyone with information is asked to contact South Traffic division detectives at (323) 421-2500 or (323)
July 20, 2013 |
If BMW is considered the ultimate driving machine, Lexus is viewed more as the ultimate easy chair. Toyota's luxury brand has succeeded in building a reputation for supreme comfort and quality but struggled to add aggressive styling and driving passion to the mix. The new IS 250 and 350 sport sedans are the latest effort to shed that bland image. And it involves more than some shiny paint and slick marketing; this new IS is a true player in the cutthroat sport sedan segment.
July 17, 2013 |
That was quick. Mercedes-Benz has yet to put its all-new 2014 S-Class on sale, but the automaker has already handed the car over to its AMG performance division to breathe more life into the full-size sedan. On Wednesday, Mercedes unveiled the S63 AMG 4MATIC. The car is the more meaty version of the S550 that will go on sale in September. The AMG version will officially debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and roll into U.S. dealerships in November. PHOTOS: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG breaks cover Though the 2014 model uses essentially the same engine and transmission as its predecessor, the biggest change to the S63 is the inclusion of a standard all-wheel-drive system for the first time.
July 8, 2013 |
Kelley Blue Book is out with its list of the best sedans under $25,000. It has some of our favorites, such as the Honda Accord and Mazda6 and some choices that we might not have included, including the Volkswagen Jetta and Toyota Camry. While all of these vehicles have a model that sells for less than $25,000, and some well under that, others might cost more once you include options and other amenities such as leather seats. And don't forget to add in tax and license fees, which run about 10% of the purchase price. Still, there's no doubt that there are many good family sedans on the market right now as increased competition from U.S.