Huzzah! The U.S.-Spec Alfa Romeo Will Have Manual Steering

One of the most exciting aspects of the sexy new Alfa Romeo 4C is that it has delightfully old-school unassisted steering. But for months, I've had a sneaking suspicion that this would change when the car came to America. Now, at the car's American debut at the New York Auto Show, I can confirm my fears were unfounded. » 4/18/14 10:20am Today 10:20am

The BMW i8 Is Wonderful Because It Feels Like The Future

When I was a kid, I used to try and imagine what kind of cars we would drive in the far-flung future year of Two Thousand Fourteen. Would they fly? Would they hit unfathomable speeds with amazing new technology? Would they look just like concept cars? I love the BMW i8 because it delivers on that promise. » 4/18/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Crap, America Might Not Get The Volkswagen GTD After All

All I want is a hot hatchback that combines the handling prowess of a Volkswagen GTI with the torque and fuel economy of a diesel engine. In America, the country I live in. Is that so much to ask? Apparently so, because the Volkswagen GTD's American future is not looking bright. » 4/17/14 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

This Is The Worst New Trend In Car Interior Design

I have accepted that center-mounted displays screens in cars, touch or otherwise, are not going anywhere. But why do so many of them look like they've just been tacked on as an afterthought? It looks terrible. » 4/17/14 1:40pm Yesterday 1:40pm

The Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept Is A Golf That Can Go 174 MPH

The Volkswagen Golf has this weird track record of producing insane über-hatch concepts. Remember the R8-esque Design Vision GTI? Or the 650 horsepower Golf with a W12 engine? Add another one to that list: the Golf R 400 Concept. » 4/17/14 12:14pm Yesterday 12:14pm

Bob, you were working as an auto journalist in the late 1970s when you successfully convinced Mazda to pursue a roadster. We come up with crazy dream ideas for car companies all the time. What did it feel like when yours came true? Would you have ever guessed the Miata would become the huge deal that it is? » 4/17/14 10:40am Yesterday 10:40am

How Much Rear Headroom Do You Get In The 2015 BMW X4?

At the debut press conference today for the 2015 BMW X4, a BMW executive said that "being first in new segments is what BMW is all about." I will tell you that after sitting in it, what BMW is not all about is rear seat headroom — at least, not in this thing. » 4/16/14 7:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm