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    First Ride: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S
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    The Ducati Monster 1200 S has the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the contact patch of a playing card. I'm elbows deep into leaning this pulsing, growling, screaming red animal across a one-lane hairpin on the edge of a volcanic island, when a sequence of ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
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    Last year, Mercedes-Benz showed off a few European-spec B-Class models with alternative powertrains, particularly the B-Class Electric Drive with a range extending engine and the purely electric B-Class Electric Drive. It is the latter that we got a ride in during a recent trip to Germany and the ...

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    First Ride: 2015 BMW M3 and M4
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    Getting Our Butts In The Seats Both the non-M BMW 3 Series sedan and 4 Series coupe have so far brought much pleasure to us at Autoblog. The terrific four-cylinder 328i trim has become our favorite of the 3 Series line, while we have yet to get a chance at the 428i coupe. That said, the 35i trim ...

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    First Ride: 2014 Jaguar F-Type [w/video]
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    Shotgun In Coventry's First Sports Car In Decades For every car, there is a passionate group of fans who love it, and the F-Type already has a few million rabid followers. These are fabulous things, sports cars, and we're very happy that Jaguar is making one again. Finally. (Before you start ...

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    First Ride: Autoblog takes a hot (wet) lap in Jaguar's Nürburgring taxi
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    Jaguar introduced the world to its very own XJ Nürburgring taxi last week, and it just so happened that we were on hand to be one of the first to take part in a long, dizzying lap of Germany's famed racing circuit as a passenger in the front seat. So-called "'Ring taxis" are specially ...

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    First Ride: We check out the 2011 Lexus CT 200h in Europe
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    2011 Lexus CT 200h prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota is no stranger to being first – Japanese luxury vehicles and hybrids chief among them. Although Acura may have launched earlier, Lexus remains the only Japanese luxury marque to market in Japan. And having ...

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    First Ride: 2011 Ford Edge Sport
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    Yee-Ha! in a 2011 Ford Edge Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Manufacturers used to roll out all-new cars every five-to-eight years. Somewhere around the halfway point – usually year three – much hoopla would be made about new front and rear fascias, the addition ...

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    First Ride: AOL Autos snags ride in 2010 Taurus SHO with Ford's only female dynamics engineer
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    2010 Ford Taurus SHO gets air - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Our lucky compatriots at AOL Autos had the chance to get some passenger-seat time in the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus SHO, along with a glimpse into the inner-workings of FoMoCo's engineering team. The story centers around ...

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    SHIFT_first drive: 2007 Nissan Altima
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    Once again the boys and girls over at Inside Line have sold their souls to the devil in order to gain access to a preproduction version of the 2007 Nissan Altima before the car even debuted at the New York Auto Show last week. Their initial impressions of Nissan’s most significant sedan are ...

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