2014 Geneva auto show Archive

  • Smart Fortwo Brabus Xclusive Red Edition: Fortwo-itously Red

    Smart and its longtime German tuning partner Brabus have whipped up yet another hopped up (well, as hopped up as a Smart can get) version of the pint-sized Fortwo, called the Brabus Xclusive red edition. Available in coupe and convertible form, the Xclusive red edition features monochromatic Jupiter red paint, titanium-tinted headlamp bezels, a sportified […]

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  • Smooth Operator: All-New Mercedes-Benz 2015 C-class Sedan Driven

    The last few years have seen Mercedes-Benz product planners systematically making their way through the lineup, increasing AMG’s role, revamping the top-shelf S-class, and adding entry-level bait in the form of the CLA-class sedan and the GLA-class SUV. But until now, they have essentially left the C-class (W204 in Benz-speak) to its own devices. A […]

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  • Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental. There’s plenty of news coming out of Europe this week on the heels of the 2014 […]

    The Continental: Porsche’s Recently Uncovered, 116-Year-Old “First Car” Could be Fake

    Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental. There’s plenty of news coming out of Europe this week on the heels of the 2014 […]

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  • 5 Pieces of Sweet, Succulent Forbidden European Fruit at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

    We know it’s cliché, but it’s hard not suffering over the cars we don’t get here in the U. S. of A. And we’re not just talking about brown diesel wagons with manual transmissions, either—there genuinely is a hearty crop of hot stuff strutting around Europe that isn’t sent our way. Events like the 2014 [...]

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  • 10 Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Jeep Renegade [2014 Geneva Auto Show]

    When the idea of the all-new Renegade began floating around Auburn Hills, Jeep executives asked the development and design teams in charge of the program a single question: “Can we really do a B-segment crossover?” Following the lukewarm—at best—reception of the brand’s Patriot and Compass compact crossovers, the question was legitimate. But the Renegade’s debut [...]

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  • 5 Wildest Debuts and Show Cars at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

    Outside of themed aftermarket car shows like Las Vegas’ SEMA extravaganza or local events, we’re not accustomed to seeing wild tuner cars and otherwise bizarre creations featured among established makes. But unlike, say the Detroit auto show, where even relatively well-known tuners like Shelby are occasionally relegated to the basement, Geneva puts its most eccentric [...]

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  • The Best Auto Show Stands in Switzerland [2014 Geneva Auto Show]

    When you come to Car and Driver for our auto show coverage, you see each and every new car relevant to U.S. enthusiasts sparkling under the dazzling lights of the automaker’s stand. What you don’t see, though, are the stands themselves. And as we found ourselves ogling Euro-market minicars on bright, colorful stands not seen [...]

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  • The Best Auto Show Stands in Switzerland [2014 Geneva Auto Show]

    When you come to Car and Driver for our auto show coverage, you see each and every new car relevant to U.S. enthusiasts sparkling under the dazzling lights of the automaker’s stand. What you don’t see, though, are the stands themselves. And as we found ourselves ogling Euro-market minicars on bright, colorful stands not seen [...]

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  • 5 Wildest Paint Jobs at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show: Glitter, Spice, and Everything—Gold!

    Ah, Geneva, a city perched at the mouth of a gorgeous lake sparkling beneath a stunning mountain range—it’s the very definition of classical beauty and glamour. View imbibed, step back inside the Palexpo convention center, the Geneva auto show venue, and . . . well, the view is decidedly different. Because money and taste apparently [...]

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  • What Do Booth Babes Drive? We Asked, We Creeped Them Out

    We admit, the first thing that comes to mind when we see the models populating auto-show stands isn’t “what do they drive?” But it’s a fascinating question, especially for the ladies representing the hottest and most exotic brands, and so we put in the legwork at the 2014 Geneva show to find out. Plus, we [...]

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  • The Race Cars Under the Stairs: Amazing Collection of 20 Historic Le Mans Cars Tucked Away at Geneva [w/ Gallery]

    Ever wonder what happens to race cars after they’ve contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Some keep racing, passing from owner to owner, until they’re all used up. But some are preserved—enshrined in fact. Visitors to this year’s Geneva show have an opportunity to see an unusual collection of Le Mans survivors, tucked away [...]

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  • 2015 BMW X4 Photos, Info: The Bavarians Launch a Baby X6

    If nothing else, the X4 confirms BMW’s determination to venture into every imaginable product niche. The X4 is a sportier and better-looking—if less practical—variation of the X3. Or looking at it another way, the new X4 is to the X3 what the X6 is to the X5, and it is a bit surprising that BMW [...]

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