Looks as though Dr. Z has something else up his sleeve, with the announcement from Fiat that the companies are in talks to do a little body swapping. While we think a Monica Belluci for Heidi Klum exchange might provide fruitful for all involved, we're fairly sure they're talking about something else. Though details are a little sketchy, it looks as though Fiat could be sharing their small-car platform (see the Panda Sport above) to help underpin a new A-Class, perhaps.
On the peninsula, Fiat could be getting help with developing a new sedan and possibly an SUV based on existing Benz platforms. It'll be interesting to see what comes of these talks, as German engineering + Italian style is quite the combination. The Germans and the Italians have, historically, always made a good team. [AFX via Forbes]