Christopher A. Sawyer

At a Glance: Mercedes C 63 AMG

May 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

New Front Structure Marking a first for AMG, engineers chucked the base C-Class front suspension to accommodate the 6.3-liter V8 engine. “For the first time, all of the engineering was done by AMG, although we worked very closely with the series engineering team,” says Sven Graeble, product manager forE-, C-, CLS- and CLK-Class AMG vehicles.

Dudder: The Comedy of Tragedy

May 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

If only the participants at the Art Center College of Design's recent summit had as great a grasp of irony as they do of what's wrong with the industry, they might have had as much fun as did I.

Dudder: Travels With Truman

April 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

He picked me up in Pasadena in his yellow Porsche Boxster and drove me through rush hour traffic to his home in Long Beach so I could finally meet Truman.

Audi's TDI Offensive

April 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Its new 3.0-liter V6 diesel meets the toughest emission standards and is the first of what could be many diesel offerings to come from the German automaker.

“M“ IS FOR “MAKEOVER“

April 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

After building a number of edgy versions of the M3, BMW rethinks the formula to create a high-performance 3 Series with supercar performance and everyday usability.

Dudder: The Culture War

March 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

You have to wonder why we have lost what we have lost.

Is The V8 Dead?

March 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Tougher fuel economy standards may be the end of most V8s.

VW's Mix-and-Match Modularity

March 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

As part of its goal to surpass Toyota in worldwide sales by 2020' the VW Group has revamped its development process around a flexible modular system capable of building an increasing number of vehicles with fewer resources.

Steel Charts Its Future

March 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Coming changes in fuel economy and emission standards have put the spotlight on lightweight materials. The steel industry is readying its response.

Ford Quality: Not An Overnight Sensation

February 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

When it comes to quality, it seems as though Ford Motor Co. is on a roll.

Nano Blinds For Car Windows

February 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

It has taken 40 years to develop, but infinitely dimmable nano-technology film is finally ready to be used in automotive glazing.

Dudder: Swedish Exotica

February 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

It’s nice to see that Volvo’s future product plans are about to catch up with where my dreams were eight years ago.