This is How Cadillac takes the Luxury Crown from the Germans

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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 three-headed… » 12/24/13 4:19pm 12/24/13 4:19pm

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

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