Derek's Recent Reviews

2012 Honda CR-V Review [Video]

A new look, an updated interior and a massaged powertrain help keep Honda’s CR-V up-to-date, but arguably its best features are the small engineering tricks that make the CR-V the most user-friendly crossover on the market.

2012 Buick Regal GS Review

2012 Buick Regal GS Review
The Buick Regal GS is a quick, well-appointed sports sedan that proves Buick is capable of making something fun to drive. But who exactly is in the market for a sporty Buick?

Derek's Recent News Posts

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Spied Undergoing Winter Testing

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Spied Undergoing Winter Testing
Our intrepid spy photographers are at it again, catching the Mercedes-Benz A-Class undergoing winter testing in an undisclosed Northern country. The new car looks to be a radical departure from past versions, ditching the goofy tall-wagon look for something much more akin to an Audi A3. This further differentiates it from the smaller, though visually…

Mercedes-Benz G55 and G65 AMG Spied

Mercedes-Benz G55 and G65 AMG Spied
Kanye West once rapped that the Mercedes G550 was “his favorite toy”, but West, along with other rappers and oil shieks, will be sorely disappointed to learn that the new AMG versions expected to debut will make their lowly G550 look dated. The G55 will get an updated twin-turbo 525-horsepower 5.5L V8, similar to other…

KBB Most Researched Vehicles List Released

KBB Most Researched Vehicles List Released
Kelly Blue Book Released their list of the 20 most researched vehicles and three of the top five spots belong the Honda products. The Civic and Accord placed first and second respectively, with the Toyota Camry in third, the Honda CR-V in fourth and the Ford F-150 in fifth. The Hyundai Sonata and Elantra placed…

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series To Make 650 Horsepower [Video]

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series To Make 650 Horsepower [Video]
Mercedes‘ flagship SLS AMG Black Series was spied, and reports say that the new car will make 650 horsepower out of its 6.2L V8, one heavily revised by Mercedes’ AMG division. Revised bodywork and new wheels will also be included, but you’ll pay dearly – expect the Black Series to start at $338,000 according to…

BMW M3 Sedan Spied

BMW M3 Sedan Spied
BMW’s newest M3 sedan was caught testing, and the wide fenders were a dead giveaway for our photographers. Check out the pictures below. We wish we had more info about powertrains and the like but your guess is as good as ours. In all likelihood, the big, high-revving V8 will take a bow in favor…

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Official Photos Revealed

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Official Photos Revealed
With a new 429-horsepower twin-turbo V8 and a 308 lb weight reduction, the Mercedes-Benz SL finally has the looks to match its epic grunt, as these official pictures show. Borrowing cues from the Mercedes-Benz SLS, the new SL will serve as the softer, but still very quick sports coupe in the Benz lineup, while deploying…

Lexus To Reveal Concept At 2012 North American International Auto Show

Lexus To Reveal Concept At 2012 North American International Auto Show
Lexus will reveal a new concept car at the 2012 North American International Auto Show…and that’s all we know. Lexus sent a brief press release, two sentences in length, stating “Lexus will unveil a new concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 9, 2012. Designed by Calty, the company’s…

Ford Recalling 128,616 Fusions, Mercury Milans, For Wheel Defect

Ford Recalling 128,616 Fusions, Mercury Milans, For Wheel Defect
After encountering 30 incidents involving cracked wheel studs and steel wheels separating from the vehicles, Ford will be recalling 128,616 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans to fix the issue. An investigation by NHTSA led to the recall, though no injuries have been reported. Ford will notify owners of the affected vehicles, inspect them…

Infiniti M To Get 4-Cylinder Engine In Europe

Infiniti M To Get 4-Cylinder Engine In Europe
With Europe having a long history of taxing cars based on engine displacement, automakers have long dodged this levy by placing diminutive engines in even their largest vehicles. Infiniti is hoping to get around this by following the same path, and starting in 2012, the Infiniti M will feature a pair of 4-cylinder engines borrowed…