​Part Of The Autobahn Is Being Developed For Self-Driving Cars

Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz have made it clear that they don't want to rely on Google or other companies to develop self-driving technology or the data that's involved, and now the German government is stepping in to facilitate things with a plan to establish a section of the autobahn for autonomous vehicle testing. » 1/26/15 7:35pm 1/26/15 7:35pm

MotorTrend Host Nearly Killed In Audi R8 Crash Recounts Her Recovery

Last year MotorTrend's video host Jessi Lang flew to Germany to test an extremely powerful tuned Abt Audi R8. She opened the car up on a local highway, and then her life nearly ended. » 8/06/14 2:10pm 8/06/14 2:10pm

Why The No-Speed-Limits Autobahn Could Go Away: A German Perspective

The Autobahn has been under attack for decades now, and now German reader Mark Linde explains why hating Justin Bieber, not eating sauerkraut, and a car club corruption scandal could be able to end the country's proud derestricted highways after all. Photo Credit: Thorsten » 4/08/14 1:16pm 4/08/14 1:16pm

Watch Five Minutes Of Blasting Koenigseggs Filmed From A McLaren

Here's two Koenigseggs flying along the Autobahn, as shot from a McLaren 12C. It's got good noises, speed, a Ferrari, a McLaren, and, oh yeah, those two Koenigseggs, on the Autobahn. You don't need much more of a descriptor than that to marvel at this high-speed collection. » 4/07/14 12:00pm 4/07/14 12:00pm

What's Your Scariest Moment Driving On The Autobahn?

The German Autobahn. No speed limits. A driver's paradise. At least that's what we read here in America. The reality is more mundane, if not dangerous. » 5/16/13 5:00pm 5/16/13 5:00pm

High Speed Chase Video Is Sure To Make You Long For The Autobahn

While a video of a modified BMW 135i chasing down a Porsche 997 Turbo at speeds in excess of 175 mph on a public roadway would be cause for condemnation and legal action in this country, it's business as usual on one of the unrestricted sections of the German Autobahn. » 5/05/12 12:30pm 5/05/12 12:30pm

This New BMW M5 Crashed Going 186 MPH On The Autobahn

We talk about German supersedans as "built for the Autobahn" and other clichés about the country's sometimes-unrestricted highways, and this 2013 BMW M5 proves it after crashing at 186 mph without killing the driver or passengers. » 4/19/12 8:30pm 4/19/12 8:30pm

BMW M3 F80 Caught Testing On The Autobahn

We still aren't sure whether it will have a downsized bi/tri turbo V6 when the next generation of the high performance 3-series officially debuts, but as this video indicates—equipped with a V8 or not—the F80 M3 will still be quite fast. » 3/18/12 12:30pm 3/18/12 12:30pm

Sauerkraut Frozen To Road Shuts Down German Autobahn

Two trucks and an Audi were involved in a crash yesterday evening on the Autobahn near Frankfurt. One of the trucks spilled its load of organic sauerkraut, which froze on contact with the road and blocked traffic for hours. » 2/08/12 2:00pm 2/08/12 2:00pm

How did this car get inside of this van?

The film Borat allegedly unfairly portrayed Kazakhs as a bunch of trashy Central Asian simpletons. So wrong. This photo proves that Kazakhs are actually trashy Central Asian geniuses. But how — and why — did they do it? Let's find out. » 6/15/11 10:30am 6/15/11 10:30am

The secret Jewish history of the Mercedes name

Mercedes and Jewish roots? Weren’t open Mercedes the rides of choice for the Nazi set in the 1930s? Yes, they were—but Hitler and company were riding in cars named after the granddaughter of a Hungarian rabbi. » 4/12/11 10:30am 4/12/11 10:30am

Green Party's win in Porsche's home state dooms unrestricted autobahn

The Green Party's win in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, where 65 percent of the autobahn is unrestricted, will likely mean a push for new speed limits in the home state of of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. (Hat tip to Ronan!) » 3/28/11 1:15pm 3/28/11 1:15pm

Ferrari 599 GTO Spits Fire and Sounds Wonderful

If you need another reason to lust after the Ferrari 599 GTO this video provides several. Add the fact that the 599 GTO spits fire to the already long list of why we want one. (Hat tip to hoonthatsc!) » 1/09/11 3:00pm 1/09/11 3:00pm

Fanboys Chase 2012 BMW 6-Series Down Autobahn At 160 MPH

Our pal Gustav from M5Board rides shotgun in a 600-hp tuned G-Power BMW M3 as his pal chases down a trio of 2012 BMW 6-Series prototypes. We love Germany. » 8/09/10 6:00pm 8/09/10 6:00pm

This Is What $130,000 In McLaren F1 Crash Damage Looks Like

This smurf-blue McLaren F1 plowed into two stopped vehicles on Germany's A48 autobahn on Friday. The accident took out the car's left front corner. Cost if you do this to a Honda Civic? A couple grand. Here? Six figures. » 8/02/10 10:30am 8/02/10 10:30am

This Is Your Captain, And We Are Totally Not Lost Or Anything

"No, it was a left turn at Albuquerque." "I said right." "Hello? Tower? Where do we go once this light turns green?" (An Airbus 380 crosses an aircraft-only autobahn bridge at the Leipzig airport.) [Stern.de] » 6/22/10 9:00am 6/22/10 9:00am