Video: Next-gen Mercedes C-Class caught in motion

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Spy Video

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has already been spied on this site, but we’ve yet to have a look at the new compact sedan in motion. Thanks to an intrepid YouTuber, though, we have five videos of the new C on the road.

The car(s) in question have a bit more cladding than in our previous spy shots, but several of the new MB familial traits are evident, particularly the S-Class inspired taillights.

Notably, the third video is the first time we’ve heard the C-Class at speed. It’s difficult to tell from the brief snippet of exhaust, but we certainly hear some V6 notes in there, meaning this could be the new C300/C350. We’ve posted all five videos below, so be sure to check them out and let us know what you think.

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Video: BMW 328 Hommage even sexier in motion

Filed under: Concept Cars, Convertible, Performance, Europe, Videos, BMW, Design/Style, Luxury

2011 BMW 328 Hommage

2011 BMW 328 Hommage – Click above to view video after the jump

Last week at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, BMW unleashed its lovely 328 Hommage on the world as a tribute to its legendary 1936 328, the car that still holds the fastest average speed ever achieved at the Mille Miglia. This week, they’ve pumped out a video of the car in motion, disguised as a behind-the-scenes look at its California photo shoot. As you might expect, the video just serves confirm our earlier conclusion: this car has some beautiful details.

For those who need a refresher course, here’s how the numbers break down: The 328 Hommage tips the scales at just over 1,700 pounds thanks to the use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics. Pushing that scant poundage around is BMW’s venerated inline six, backed up by a mystery transmission. To ogle the video, click past the jump.

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Video: Slow-motion Segway joust has nothing to do with cars, is awesome

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Segway Jousting by the Washington Lottery

Segway Jousting – Click above to watch the video after the break

What would you do if you won the lottery? Surely you’ve thought about it. You know, the typical stuff: Tell your boss to take this job and shove it (since my bosses are reading this, I’m just kidding), buy a fancy house and a fancy car, a yacht… maybe a small island in the South Pacific.

But those are all too obvious. Reach for the stars. You did just win the freaking lottery! What you really want to do is Segway Jousting, even if you don’t know it yet. That’s right. We said Segway Jousting, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Plus, since you’re now filthy rich, you can afford to invite your friends and pay through the nose for extremely high production values when you make a video of your exploits.

PS. Yes, we know that Segways aren’t cars. We don’t care, this is still awesome. Also, these aren’t actual Segways. Look closely and you’ll see that they are actually cheap Segway knockoffs that have – get this – four wheels. More carlike than you thought, eh? No? Whatever. Just watch the video after the break.

[Source: Washington Lottery via CrunchGear]

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First look at 2011 Motion 427 SC Chevrolet Camaro

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Motion Chevrolet Camaro Phase III 427 SC

2011 Motion Phase III 427 SC Camaro – Click above to enlarge

The re-imagined Baldwin Motion Chevrolet Camaro has broken cover, packing 800 horsepower from a supercharged LS7 V8. The first car will go to Joel Rosen, the originator of the Baldwin Motion cars. Rosen’s personal car has the top-of-the-line Phase III 427 SC package, and will be shown to the public for the first time April 8-10 at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida.

As pictured, the car isn’t quite ready for delivery. Before Rosen takes possession, it’ll get wheel center caps, a front spoiler, exhaust extensions and Motion graphics. If 800 horsepower is too much Camaro for you, Motion has slightly less powerful options.

[Source: Motion]

First look at 2011 Motion 427 SC Chevrolet Camaro originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 02 Apr 2011 19:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Videos: Mercedes-Benz C63 Coupe in motion

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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe in action – Click above to watch video after the jump

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe is a 451-horsepower lust-creation device that we can’t wait to see in the flesh. We’ll get that chance when the doors open at the 2011 New York Auto Show in April. Until that time comes, we must force ourselves to be content with still photos and video of the coupe in action.

Mercedes has provided us with footage of the car in action. Both clips, unfortunately, have the sound levels all wrong, as the 6.2-liter V8’s glorious exhaust note has been pushed into the background. Regardless, the videos serve to temporarily satiate our desire for more. Click past the jump to watch them both. Thanks to all for the tips.

Gallery: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe

[Source: Mercedes-Benz via YouTube]

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Second Spin: 2014 Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion

Filed under: Europe, Technology, Hatchback, Volkswagen, First Drive, Electric

Wolfsburg Questions Its Own Wisdom With EV Golf

Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion

2014 Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion – Click above for high-res image gallery

Yes, we know. “2014” sounds so impressively future-y, doesn’t it? When we’re testing a car and the R&D people involved look at us and say it won’t be on the market until 2014, our eyes dilate, too. “Wow,” we say to ourselves while keeping a straight face in front of the mega-powerful board member, “That’s like space travel and everything!”

So yeah, we get emotional.

It’s understandable, too, because we’re in the mothership for what seems like half of the world’s significant automotive brands. It’s the Volkswagen Group’s Wolfsburg HQ on the vast verdant lowlands of northern Germany in the region of Lower Saxony. There is no Upper Saxony, by the way. We looked.

We’re here to get a personalized infotainment-filled test of the already much commented-on Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion. It’s coming to the United States in… 2014.

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Gallery: 2014 Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion: Second Spin

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Photos copyright (C)2011 Matt Davis / AOL, Courtesy of Volkswagen

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Video: How to build a Suzuki Swift in under 4 minutes, stop-motion style

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Suzuki Swift comes to life one frame at a time – Click above to watch video after the jump

It may be calling out for some Peter Gabriel backing-music, but Michal Bakiewicz has put together what may be our new favorite “watch a car come to life” video to date.

This stop-motion clip captures a Suzuki Swift as it goes from pile-o-parts to race-ready hatchback. The entire garage springs to life and, as the seasons changes, a new racecar is born. Click past the jump to watch the frame-by-frame action. Impressive work, Michal.

[Source: YouTube]

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro sets stage for Baldwin-Motion return

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2011 motion camaro

Baldwin-Motion is back with the 2011 Motion Camaro – Click above for high-res image gallery

DeNooyer Chevrolet in Albany, New York is in love with the new Camaro. It also loves the history of the model line, especially when dealers and customizers got their hands on the cars. We’ve already seen DeNooyer team up with Redline Motorsports to bring us their COPO HTR Camaro. Now the two have teamed up with Joel Rosen to resurrect the Baldwin-Motion Camaros.

In 1966, Joel Rosen started up his Motion Performance shop and partnered with Baldwin autos to produce a handful of boosted Chevy products. The Baldwin-Motion team offered Novas, Biscaynes, Chevelles, Corvettes and, of course, Camaros. The original Baldwin-Motion cars were available in SS (425 horsepower) or Phase III versions (500 hp and up). Joel Rosen stood so firmly behind his Motion sports cars that he provided a written guarantee stating they were capable of running the quarter-mile in 11.50 seconds and hitting a trap speed of 120 miles per hour. Not one Baldwin-Motion owner ever returned a car.

Now Joel Rosen is partnering up with DeNooyer Chevrolet and Redline Motorsports to usher in a new era of Motion Camaros. Five special edition cars are available with a choice of either an aluminum LS7 427 or LSX 454. The Motion SS-427 and SS-454 make 525 and 550 horsepower, respectively. Both versions wear custom Motion touches like graphics, seat inserts, headrests and special badges. For the Phase III cars, power is upped to 600 hp for the Phase III-427 while the Phase III-454 pumps out 625 hp. Phase III cars get further upgraded intake manifolds, a special engine management system, custom Motion aerodynamic body pieces and more custom touches to the interior. The fifth car in the lineup is the Motion Phase III 427-SC, and that SC stands for supercharged. Output is pushed to a pavement pummeling 800 hp and the 427-SC receives forged internals as well as upgraded Brembo brakes and suspension components.

The 2011 Motion Camaro cars will all be built to order, wear unique VINs and show off Joel Rosen’s signature. Hop the jump to read the full press-release and be sure to get a look at the Motion Camaro in the gallery below.

Gallery: 2011 Motion Camaro

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[Source: Baldwin-Motion]

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Video: European cars on ice in snowy slow-motion plow pileup

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European skating rink – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Cars keep getting more advanced all the time. Traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability management… all in an effort to combat the laws of physics in adverse situations. But there are some conditions where no matter what you have at your disposal – winter tires, all-wheel drive, even a snow plow – there’s just no traction to be had. And then it gets ugly.

With record snow storms sweeping across Europe over the past couple of weeks, one camera-toting bystander, helpless to stop the icy car-carnage unfolding before him, filmed it for posterity, and set it to some comically serene music while he was at it. The footage after the jump is perfectly safe for the workplace, but the obscenities you’ll likely to spurt out in disbelief while watching it might not be. Thanks to everyone for the tips.

[Source: YouTube]

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Video: New Hyundai Azera/Grandeur caught in motion

Filed under: Sedan, Videos, Hyundai, Design/Style, South Korea

Hyundai Grandeur video screencap

Hyundai Azera/Grandeur caught running down the highway – Click above to watch video after the jump

We’ve seen spy photos of it running through Europe and renderings of what it will look like unmasked. Now we have clear footage of the 2012 Hyundai Azera/Grandeur as it rolls down the highway. The lines stay very true to what we saw in the rendering and the result is a uniquely-Hyundai, stylish full-size sedan. The big Hyun’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language comes through without being shoved in one’s face and the overall aesthetic of the car is quite appealing, with a look that reminds us of a slightly larger and more refined Sonata.

We’re really looking forward to seeing this one in the flesh, but for now all we have is the video that is waiting for you after the jump.Thanks for the tip, Paulo!

Gallery: 2012 Hyundai Grandeur/Azera renderings

[Source: YouTube via Blog.Naver.Com – Korean Language website]

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