NEW YORK – Shedding its Rolls-Royce parent after 72 years, Bentley Motors Ltd. finally has a chance to breathe on its own, says Alasdair Stewart, president and CEO of the British car maker’s U.S. subsidiary. "It's given us some clear space for the brand," Stewart says....More
DETROIT – The alternator in DaimlerChrysler AG’s upcoming Maybach sedan pushes the performance limits of today’s conventional 14-volt vehicle electrical architecture, says Alex Lidow, CEO of International Rectifier (IR)....More
Senior executives from DaimlerChrysler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit recently conducted a comparative ride and drive between their new S-Class and upcoming Maybach against Volkswagen AG’s Phaeton. The results left the Mercedes execs scratching their heads....More
Although Daewoo Motor Co. Ltd. claims its Magnus is the world’s first front-wheel-drive midsize sedan to employ a transversely mounted inline-6-cyl. engine, Australia’s British Motor Corp. produced such a car with the Austin nameplate in 1970....More
The Maybach is the Mercedes-Benz you have when an S-Class, even an S600, is not big or rare enough. Mercedes now makes over a million cars annually, too many, apparently, to maintain the exclusivity top-end buyers prefer....More
The new 2.0L and 2.5L engines represent the first time Porsche, which has a rich legacy of horizontally opposed piston engines, has developed one that combines turbocharging and only four cylinders....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.