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This week saw a homecoming of sorts for Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance division. In 2012, California accounted for more than a third of all AMG sales in the U.S. So the German automaker brought nearly its entire 2013 AMG lineup to Willow Springs Raceway...
What’s not to love about green SUVs? They’re a delicious mash-up, the best of all worlds – fun and function without going broke at the pump. And there’s no compromise whatsoever when it comes to luxury or performance. You can save...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore Chrysler's new 200, the company's mid-size car was on its deathbed. Last known as the Sebring, the third generation of this vehicle was roundly considered a mess. It was produced without compunction by Chrysler when the company was owned by...
Associated PressNicolas Hayek, chairman and former chief executive of the giant Swiss watch-manufacturing firm Swatch, who is credited with reinventing the country's industry in the 1980s by introducing radical cost-saving moves, has died. He was 82. Swatch Group said...
L.A. Times Tech BlogCar-rental giant Hertz Corp. said it planned to offer the Smart fortwo electric vehicle as part of a car-sharing program in three metropolitan areas starting later this month. Hertz will make the tiny vehicle -â a two-seater smaller than a......
L.A. Times Tech BlogCalifornia will receive about a third of the 4,600 electric vehicle charging stations that Coulomb Technologies plans to install for free around the country. The company, based in Campbell, Calif., will immediately start setting up public and private...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWith the 2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Natty Bumppo has traded his buckskins for some designer jeans. Yes, Natty Bumppo, hero of James Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales," the great woody prose of which has prompted many an undergraduate to...
Associated Press WriterThe former DaimlerChrysler AG paid a record $30.3 million fine in 2007 for violating fuel efficiency requirements set by the federal government. The fine was assessed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration against the automaker, which...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGenerally speaking, Californians are pretty lucky. We have Yosemite, we have Big Sur. Our state leads the nation in Anna Nicole baby-daddies. And we have the California Air Resources Board, a bunch of bureaucratic do-gooders who actually do good when...
To Cerberus Capital Management, the New York-based private equity firm that just bought Chrysler from DaimlerChrysler, congratulations and … what do you mean I'm being laid off? I don't even work for you guys! So far, the company is off to a...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is Man." -- Alexander Pope Want to know thyself better? Gauge your reaction to this car, the Smart Fortwo, a four-wheeled flea built by Smart -- a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler --...
Movie executives routinely refuse to talk about their agreements to insert consumer products into films in exchange for hefty fees from advertisers, although they insist that commercial interests never take priority over artistic integrity. But with...
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