Auto journalists flee L.A. Auto Show ahead of Occupy L.A. takeover…

The buzz on the LA Auto Show floor this morning isn't about 650 HP Mustangs or smokin' booth babes. It's about the Occupy protests. Word is, they're marching toward the LA Convention Center, so out-of-town journalists and PR people are fleeing for the airport, fearing they'll be trapped if they wait too long. » 11/17/11 2:30pm 11/17/11 2:30pm

Cadillac XTS: Copping a feel of Cadillac's biggest butt

This booty belongs to none other than the Cadillac XTS, the long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long overdue replacement for the ancient STS/DTS white elephants. It's going to be notable for its spacious, luxurious interior, but what really sets it apart is that fat ass. How many dead snitches could you fit in… » 11/17/11 12:00pm 11/17/11 12:00pm

2012 Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series: Cheap(er) speed

If you know anything about expensive cars, you know that "Black Series" is German for "crazy expensive." The 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series, however, is only moderately expensive. Figure sub-$100,000, making this the fancy fast Merc for plebes. Engine parts from the SLS AMG mean it's still plenty fast though. » 11/17/11 10:00am 11/17/11 10:00am

2013 Ford Mustang: Even the taillights are cool

Our collective crush on the 2013 Ford Mustang mostly centers around Ford being smart enough to not screw with already outstanding product. With the exception of the gargantuan power boost for the 2013 Shelby GT500, most of the changes are minor, like these killer taillights. » 11/16/11 4:05pm 11/16/11 4:05pm

Volkswagen Beetle R Concept: I'm so super serious right now

Can "R" be to VW what "AMG" is to Mercedes and "M" used to be to BMW? VW seems serious about making it just that. So serious, in fact, that they've named this color "Serious Grey." But can a cuddly new, new Volkswagen Beetle R be taken seriously? » 11/16/11 3:20pm 11/16/11 3:20pm

2013 Ford Escape: Your mom will love it

All those years spent pining for the Euro-only Ford Kuga crossover were not in vain for Ford has finely deigned us worthy with the Kuga-twin 2013 Ford Escape. Now we suddenly realize we never really wanted a crossover in the first place. Oh well. Our moms will buy them! » 11/16/11 8:03am 11/16/11 8:03am