A bit of Background on Hamilton's exploding brake rotor

Pictured above is the moment Lewis Hamilton lost the German GP to Nico Rosberg. During Q1, Hamilton's W05 suddenly spun when braking into the banked Sachs corner, and he ended up hitting the tire wall rear first with a force of 21g. Not pretty, but how come? » 7/20/14 1:56pm 7/20/14 1:56pm

This is How Cadillac takes the Luxury Crown from the Germans

When thinking luxury automobiles, we typically think German. Audi, BMW and Mercedes have been the kings of craftsmanship going on a decade now. It is now Cadillac's time to dethrone the Germans and reclaim the title of greatest luxury auto manufacturer. However, if General Motors (GM) wants to slay the… » 12/24/13 4:19pm 12/24/13 4:19pm

The perfect BMW i3 media campaign

As most of you know BMW launched the new i3, an electric car that comes with a loaner SUV, can be had with half a gas engine and looks like someone drove a next-gen 1Series into a puddle of plastic. » 8/02/13 11:44am 8/02/13 11:44am

Genuine Diamond Coating Is A New Level Of Automotive Excess

German Porsche Tuner Gemballa welcomed the next innovation in ridiculously expensive and hardly necessary automotive modifications this past week with the announcement they have engineered a process which will allow customers to coat the interior or exterior of their cars with genuine diamonds. » 5/27/12 9:00am 5/27/12 9:00am

Is The Los Angeles Car Fire 'Terrorist' A German Tourist?

Police have a person of interest in custody they think may be connected to the rash of frightening car fires in Los Angeles over the weekend that, as of yesterday, spread to buildings. Police say he may be a German. Does Hans Gruber have another brother? » 1/02/12 3:00pm 1/02/12 3:00pm

This is the new Guinness record for tightest parallel parking

German Ronny "C-Rock" Wechselberger made parallel parking history earlier this year when he flipped his Volkswagen Polo into a spot approximately 26 centimeters (10.24 inches) longer than his car without crashing. It beat the old record by just one centimeter. » 8/04/11 3:00pm 8/04/11 3:00pm

Take a Look Around the Argentine Auto Union Factory in 1960

Auto Union was the result of the merger of 4 German car companies formed in 1932. Few are aware during the 1960s, the German company which became Audi licensed car production in Argentina. These photos show the factory in action. » 1/08/11 3:00pm 1/08/11 3:00pm

Can Sex Sell This Armada Of German Hell Project Cars?

When you're trying to unload a basket-case Peugeot 504 Familiale or a terrifyingly incomplete Renault Juvaquatre on eBay, what's your best approach? That's right, female flesh and plenty of it! » 5/10/09 11:00am 5/10/09 11:00am

BMW's Busted Balls of Bruce?

Ze Germans are all about über-precision. So why is it that they don't even have a properly functioning set of perpetual motion balls? We found these at the BMW stand at the New York Auto Show, and our first thought was the Bavarians had busted their balls. But it turns out that these are supposedly part of some ironic… » 3/24/08 10:45am 3/24/08 10:45am

Manta Manta Revisited: The English-Dubbed Trailer

If you've been around Jalopnik for a while, you already know that Manta Manta is perhaps the greatest German street racing film ever made. But for those of us not fluent in Deutsch, we've been left wondering what exactly is going on. Well, now thanks to this recently discovered English-dubbed trailer for Manta Manta,… » 3/12/08 4:30pm 3/12/08 4:30pm

Get Out Your Monocle and Ride! Steampunk Motorcycle

Steampunk. Love it or hate it, the style won't be going away for a while. With people steampunking everything from laptops to stuffed animals, it's about time we get some old timey motorcycle action going. This German punk-cycle is an unholy marriage of a Duetz tractor engine, Harley transmission and running gear and… » 2/18/08 1:45pm 2/18/08 1:45pm

Ein Auto, Ein Computer, Ein Mann! German Knight Rider Intro

It's been a whole 30 seconds since we've posted something about the New Knight Rider and we were starting to get the shakes. But, c'mon, look at that smile. Is it any wonder that the Germans love David Hasselhoff? Two esses, two effs, all man. We love the voice over, it's kind of angry and threatening. Did this guy… » 1/10/08 3:00pm 1/10/08 3:00pm

Goggomobilimpressionen: Goggomobilamino!!!

The Glas Goggomobil is yet another post-war German microcar from a sewing machine manufacturer with a puny engine in the butt. Besides its righteous name, the Goggonmobil had the distinction of being built in the town of Dingofling. Besides its funny name, Dingofling is the current location of BMW's biggest factory… » 12/18/06 7:45pm 12/18/06 7:45pm

Is This the 2008 Audi A5?

The Audi-loving bloggers at The German Car Blog found what look to be the first shots (or reasonable fascimilies thereof) of the upcoming Audi A5 coupe, due in 2007, in Germany's Auto Motor und Sport no less. According to AMS, the A5 will come with a choice of V6 engines (no fours), the 3.2 and 3.6 FSI. » 2/14/06 5:19pm 2/14/06 5:19pm