AMG spirit boosts ’18 Mercedes C43 Coupe

AMG spirit boosts ’18 Mercedes C43 Coupe

While rolling down the road in the sleek 2018 all-wheel-drive coupe, the Mercedes AMG C43, reach to the right and push the switch moving the drive mode from Comfort to Sport, adjust the suspension setting to Sport-tuned also, activate the…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio tests luxury midsize

Alfa Romeo Stelvio tests luxury midsize

I’ll sprint to great lengths (or heights) in revealing to my readers the workings of a new automotive model. Stelvio Pass in the Alps of northern Italy reaches 9,045 feet above sea level; move the zero two digits to the…

Back then . . .V-8, floor shift add to Pacer fun

Back then . . .V-8, floor shift add to Pacer fun

Forty years ago this winter, I reviewed in The Denver Post the 1978 AMC Pacer D/L Wagon two-door, provided by George Dupont of the American Motors Denver Zone Office. Excerpts follow: The V-8 engine is new to the Pacer wagon…

Driver assist lifts Audi A4 to rivals’ level

Driver assist lifts Audi A4 to rivals’ level

Keys to a 2017 Audi A4 were handed me recently; the performance of that car is a pleasure, and it and others of the Audi line are leaders in the rush toward hands-free driving and autonomous cars. Out south on…

Odyssey 10-speed stirs minivan market

Odyssey 10-speed stirs minivan market

So, you thought minivans had pretty well run the course? I thought so, too, from the continued sales surge of SUVs and crossovers. Yet, surprises continue to roll off the assembly lines of the few manufacturers still producing the kid…

’18 Jaguar F-Pace climbs with turbo-4

’18 Jaguar F-Pace climbs with turbo-4

With a new turboed 4-cylinder beneath the hood, the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace set a lead pace on a climb to Allenspark amid fairly heavy holiday traffic on a Sunday morning. The Jaguar-designed gas engine of 247 horsepower/269 lb.-ft. of torque…