This is the Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important - all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parcel it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important?

We're doing a special one this morning because of the New York Auto Show, which you can follow along using this tag page all day long. Here are the highlights of what we saw yesterday that you might have missed.


And you missed a Camaro that we've wanted for years. The Z/28. We've got a seven speed manual for you today. Shift carefully.

1st Gear: The Camaro Z/28 Is Back

The Camaro z/28 is back with an LS7 V8 and 500 horsepower. Carbon brakes, AC is optional, and tons of weight was taken out. Read…

2nd Gear: 2014 BMW 328d: 280 Pound-Feet Of Torque And 48 Miles Per Gallon

Having previously only really dabbled in U.S.-market diesels, BMW says they're going for oil burners in a big way starting with the 2014 BMW 328d. It's huge on torque and fuel economy. Read…

3rd Gear: Six Ways The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Is Better Than The XJ

Car enthusiasts love the Jeep Cherokee XJ for roughly the same reason rebel armies love the AK-47: It's reliable, cheap, effective, and absolutely classic. Therefore, the reveal of the crossovery 2014 Jeep Cherokee led many Jeep faithful to reach for their nearest available rifle and point it directly at their computer or themselves. They were wrong. The new Cherokee is an improvement in many ways. Read…

4th Gear: The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Is The Cheapest Way Into The Über Car Club

Despite a price that puts the brawny CLA 45 AMG at roughly the equivalent of two V6 Mustangs, there's no way to get a new über German car any cheaper than the $47,450 suggested price. Read…

5th Gear: The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Is A Boner Inducing Track Monster

The 911 GT3 is always my favorite version of the 911. It's lighter and more focused than any of the other cars in the range. Plus, it just looks the part. Leaner, meaner, more aggressive. Now there is a new one and I just saw it in the flesh. The want is strong. Read…

6th Gear: Volvo Is Bringing The Wagon Back To The US

Not a crossover. Not a lifted longroof, but a real station wagon. Volvo is bringing the facelifted V60 to America. Read…

7th Gear: The Rolls-Royce Wraith Has a Slightly Less Erect Spirit of Ecstasy

Are you the owner of a Rolls-Royce Ghost or Phantom? Or some older Corniche or Silver Spur? (You pleb.) Have you always worried that your Spirit of Ecstasy is just too upright? Good news. The Wraith is here. Read…

Reverse: Ford Lays The Groundwork For Willow Run

Work started on this day in 1941 to clear trees and land for Ford's Willow Run plant. During WWII, 8,600 B24 bombers were built at the plant.


Over the years, it changed hands a few times, eventually closing while under GM ownership during bankruptcy protection in 2009.


The new Camaro Z/28. What do you think? It's a Z/28 in spirit, but the engine under the hood is pretty far from being that traditional 302 that Z/28s of yore had.

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