The Truth About Cars » german car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » german car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Mercedes-Benz Leaks First S-Class Picture http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mercedes-benz-leaks-first-s-class-picture/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mercedes-benz-leaks-first-s-class-picture/#comments Wed, 01 May 2013 12:54:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486932 Apparently somebody “accidentally” uploaded this photo to Mercedes-Benz’s Austrian website. In this day and age of the internet, “leaks” are always suspect, but the next S-Class was slated to be introduced in two weeks time anyways. Here it is in all its glory. Explosive refrigerant not shown, of course.

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Apparently somebody “accidentally” uploaded this photo to Mercedes-Benz’s Austrian website. In this day and age of the internet, “leaks” are always suspect, but the next S-Class was slated to be introduced in two weeks time anyways. Here it is in all its glory. Explosive refrigerant not shown, of course.

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Capsule Review: 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/465054/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/465054/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:52:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465054 Twenty years ago, the first Porsche limousine rolled off the assembly line at Stuttgart; four doors, 8 cylinders, wide fenders, big brakes and a period correct Alpine stereo system. It was built in small quantities, by hand. To those who knew, it was distinguishable at a distance, but to the man on the street, it was invisible. […]

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Twenty years ago, the first Porsche limousine rolled off the assembly line at Stuttgart; four doors, 8 cylinders, wide fenders, big brakes and a period correct Alpine stereo system. It was built in small quantities, by hand. To those who knew, it was distinguishable at a distance, but to the man on the street, it was invisible. […]

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Review: 2012 Audi TT RS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/review-2012-audi-tt-rs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/review-2012-audi-tt-rs/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452753 Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that the Audi TT is based on the VW Golf, which can be had for under $18,000. And it can seem silly when people buy an econobox then pour multiples of the purchase price into mods. When Audi does the same to create the $57,725 TT RS, how can […]

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Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that the Audi TT is based on the VW Golf, which can be had for under $18,000. And it can seem silly when people buy an econobox then pour multiples of the purchase price into mods. When Audi does the same to create the $57,725 TT RS, how can […]

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Volkswagen Passat Sales Up 25,000 Percent During VW’s Best Year Since 1973 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/volkswagen-passat-sales-up-25000-percent-during-vws-best-year-since-1973/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/volkswagen-passat-sales-up-25000-percent-during-vws-best-year-since-1973/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:08:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451435 Volkswagen is on track to have their best year in America since 1973 – and all it took was a revamped product lineup that got largely negative reviews from the automotive press. Sales for the first half of 2012 are up 35 percent versus the same time-frame in 2011. June sales were up 34 percent […]

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Volkswagen is on track to have their best year in America since 1973 – and all it took was a revamped product lineup that got largely negative reviews from the automotive press. Sales for the first half of 2012 are up 35 percent versus the same time-frame in 2011. June sales were up 34 percent […]

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Mercedes-Benz GL63 Fires Opening Salvo In The Suburban Status War http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/mercedes-benz-gl63-fires-opening-salvo-in-the-suburban-status-war/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/mercedes-benz-gl63-fires-opening-salvo-in-the-suburban-status-war/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 13:55:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446987 Any notion that AMG and M cars have become merely totems of wealth for the uninformed has just been further cast in stone, with the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG. How is this any different from the ML63, G63 or R63 AMG crossovers/SUVs? It’s not. But the GL lineup, until now, lacked an AMG […]

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Any notion that AMG and M cars have become merely totems of wealth for the uninformed has just been further cast in stone, with the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG. How is this any different from the ML63, G63 or R63 AMG crossovers/SUVs? It’s not. But the GL lineup, until now, lacked an AMG […]

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BMW 135is, Because We Can’t Have The 1M Anymore http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/bmw-135is-because-we-cant-have-the-1m-anymore/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/bmw-135is-because-we-cant-have-the-1m-anymore/#comments Tue, 15 May 2012 18:59:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444533 Even though the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is gone forever, performance-minded 1-Series customers must  have a high-end performance model, even if a lot of them don’t even know if the car is front-drive or rear-drive. With a 320 horsepower 3.0L twin-turbo six making 317 lb-ft or torque (versus 300/300 for the regular car), the […]

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Even though the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is gone forever, performance-minded 1-Series customers must  have a high-end performance model, even if a lot of them don’t even know if the car is front-drive or rear-drive. With a 320 horsepower 3.0L twin-turbo six making 317 lb-ft or torque (versus 300/300 for the regular car), the […]

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Review: BMW 335i 6MT Sport Line http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/review-bmw-335i-6mt-sport-line/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/review-bmw-335i-6mt-sport-line/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:45:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442004 Last month we reviewed the 2012 BMW 328i and found it less than ultimate as driving machines go. But the reviewed car was a “Luxury Line” sedan with an automatic transmission. For driving enthusiasts, BMW offers the new F30 with different options, among them a larger engine, a six-speed manual transmission, a “Sport Line” trim […]

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Last month we reviewed the 2012 BMW 328i and found it less than ultimate as driving machines go. But the reviewed car was a “Luxury Line” sedan with an automatic transmission. For driving enthusiasts, BMW offers the new F30 with different options, among them a larger engine, a six-speed manual transmission, a “Sport Line” trim […]

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Audi RS Q3 Is Macan The Baby Porsche SUV Redundant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/audi-q3-rs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/audi-q3-rs/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:36:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440846 What could be more China-centric than a high-performance Audi RS Q3 concept? Not much. The RS Q3 may have an awkward name, but the TT-RS drivetrain (turbocharged 2.5L 5-cylinder, 360 horsepower and a DSG gearbox) should liven things up for Audi’s baby SUV. 60 mph comes up in 5.2 seconds, and if you look closely, […]

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What could be more China-centric than a high-performance Audi RS Q3 concept? Not much. The RS Q3 may have an awkward name, but the TT-RS drivetrain (turbocharged 2.5L 5-cylinder, 360 horsepower and a DSG gearbox) should liven things up for Audi’s baby SUV. 60 mph comes up in 5.2 seconds, and if you look closely, […]

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Audi Designs Special “Extra Loud” Horns For Indian Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/audi-designs-special-extra-loud-horns-for-indian-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/audi-designs-special-extra-loud-horns-for-indian-market/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:22:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436707 Horns are a fixture of Indian driving. Rather than being used to signal anger like in the United States, horns are used for almost everything on Indian roads – one study found that major intersections in Calcutta have one horn honk every three seconds. Just like Audi’s Chinese cars come with longer wheelbases, Indian Audis […]

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Horns are a fixture of Indian driving. Rather than being used to signal anger like in the United States, horns are used for almost everything on Indian roads – one study found that major intersections in Calcutta have one horn honk every three seconds. Just like Audi’s Chinese cars come with longer wheelbases, Indian Audis […]

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BMW X1 Finally Coming To United States In “Summer 2012″ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/bmw-x1-finally-coming-to-united-states-in-summer-2012/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/bmw-x1-finally-coming-to-united-states-in-summer-2012/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:20:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436432 The BMW X1’s launch in the United States was “postponed indefinitely” due to high demand in Europe, but now, BMW has inadvertently confirmed a launch date for the United States. BMW’s New York Auto Show press release states that the car “…will be available in U.S. showrooms in summer 2012.” No specs have been announced, but in […]

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The BMW X1’s launch in the United States was “postponed indefinitely” due to high demand in Europe, but now, BMW has inadvertently confirmed a launch date for the United States. BMW’s New York Auto Show press release states that the car “…will be available in U.S. showrooms in summer 2012.” No specs have been announced, but in […]

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2013 Audi A3 To Only Come In Sedan Form For U.S Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2013-audi-a3-to-only-come-in-sedan-form-for-u-s-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2013-audi-a3-to-only-come-in-sedan-form-for-u-s-market/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 19:57:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434393 “We decided not to take it,” said Audi of America CEO Johan de Nysschen, regarding the Audi A3 hatchback. The Detroit Bureau quotes Audi’s head man in the USA stating that not only will we not get an A3 hatch, the sedan version won’t share a single body panel with the Euro two-box version. Our […]

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“We decided not to take it,” said Audi of America CEO Johan de Nysschen, regarding the Audi A3 hatchback. The Detroit Bureau quotes Audi’s head man in the USA stating that not only will we not get an A3 hatch, the sedan version won’t share a single body panel with the Euro two-box version. Our […]

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Audi A3 e-Tron Gets U.S. Pilot Program – But You Can’t Sign Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/audi-a3-e-tron-gets-u-s-pilot-program-but-you-cant-sign-up/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/audi-a3-e-tron-gets-u-s-pilot-program-but-you-cant-sign-up/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2012 20:11:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433419 Audi fanboys who want emissions-free motoring will be sorely disappointed; the pilot program to try out an A3 E-Tron, will be limited to Audi personnel in Denver, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. For between 12 and 18 months, employees will evaluate the A3 e-tron, before an electric A3, based on the next-generation car, debuts in […]

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Audi fanboys who want emissions-free motoring will be sorely disappointed; the pilot program to try out an A3 E-Tron, will be limited to Audi personnel in Denver, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. For between 12 and 18 months, employees will evaluate the A3 e-tron, before an electric A3, based on the next-generation car, debuts in […]

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BMW Planning “Neuer Elektro-Van” Prius V Competitor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/bmw-planning-neuer-elektro-van-prius-v-competitor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/bmw-planning-neuer-elektro-van-prius-v-competitor/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428305 BMW is said to be planning a new minivan-esque competitor to the Toyota Prius V, dubbed the i5. We like the name given to it in the original Autobild story; Neuer Elektro-Van. Given the gap between the diminutive i3 city car and the i8 sports car, the i5 seems like a logical bride between the […]

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BMW is said to be planning a new minivan-esque competitor to the Toyota Prius V, dubbed the i5. We like the name given to it in the original Autobild story; Neuer Elektro-Van. Given the gap between the diminutive i3 city car and the i8 sports car, the i5 seems like a logical bride between the […]

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For Sale: Bullet-Proof 2000 BMW 750iL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/for-sale-2000-bmw-750il-protection/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/for-sale-2000-bmw-750il-protection/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:16:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424303 When friends and colleagues ask our counsel on whether or not to buy an older V12 BMW (it happened more than once) the standard answer is always an emphatic “no”. Most people cannot handle the idea of two ECUs (for twice the complexity and repair bills), and for the average Joe looking for a prestigious […]

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When friends and colleagues ask our counsel on whether or not to buy an older V12 BMW (it happened more than once) the standard answer is always an emphatic “no”. Most people cannot handle the idea of two ECUs (for twice the complexity and repair bills), and for the average Joe looking for a prestigious […]

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