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  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by mariogi
    +19 +1

    The first electric Mini helps explain why BMW’s CEO just quit

    Coming in 2020 for around $35,000 with just 146 miles of range.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Nelson
    +33 +1

    Michelin Rolls Out an Airless Tire That Will Be "Puncture-Proof"

    Michelin Uptis passenger-car tires will be road tested on the Chevy Bolt EV and could be on sale as soon as 2024.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +10 +1

    You Can Now Get the Track-Focused Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE with a 10-Speed Automatic

    Chevrolet is expanding the availability of the Camaro's 10-speed automatic transmission to the supercharged ZL1 model with the track-focused 1LE package. Previously available only with a six-speed manual, the 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE coupe with the automatic will go on sale in February. The new transmission choice will cost $1595 on top of the 1LE's $72,195 base price.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by bradd
    +14 +1

    New Vehicles Keep Getting Heavier - Or Are They?

    The problem with common wisdom is that it’s often not all that wise. Take for example, the “fact” that vehicles are getting heavier all the time. At an average of 4,044 lbs for model year 2017, light duty vehicles in the U.S. aren’t exactly lightweights. However, as is usually the case, that single metric doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact when placed in a larger context, the vehicle weight story is actually surprisingly positive and tremendous progress has been made over the past four decades.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by roxxy
    +19 +1

    General Motors to close Detroit, Ohio, Canada plants

    General Motors will close three assembly plants by the end of 2019, it said Monday, including Detroit-Hamtramck, Lordstown in Ohio and Oshawa in Ontario. Approximately 5,600 jobs are at stake: roughly 1,500 in Hamtramck; 1,600 in Lordstown; and about 2,500 in Oshawa. The Hamtramck plant makes the Chevrolet Volt and Impala, the Cadillac CT6 and the Buick LaCrosse.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +20 +1

    Hyundai's electric cars offer best real-world range

    Each car was charged, stored and then tested in the same mild weather conditions, with the weight of an average driver and passenger on board. The climate control was set to 21deg C in every car and the headlights were left on throughout the test drive. Where applicable, the cars were driven in ‘Normal’ mode, with minimum interference from regenerative braking, at What Car?’s 19.4-mile test track.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ilyas
    +13 +1

    New Jeep Wrangler Frame Welds are Failing and Now FCA Is Issuing a Recall

    New Jeep Wrangler JL owners have been complaining about frame welds for months, and some have even experienced frame failures at a critical suspension mounting bracket. Now Fiat Chrysler is issuing a recall due to risk of a “vehicle crash without prior warning.” Here’s why this is such a big deal.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +1

    Jaguar to make an electric version of 1960s sports car the E-Type

    Jaguar has announced it will make a series of all-electric Jaguar E-Type sports cars. This isn't an all-new E-type. It's the same classic sports car from the 1960s with its long hood, curved roof and chrome bumpers, but with its engine and transmission removed and replaced by a battery pack and an electric motor.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by lexi6
    +3 +1

    All highs, no lows: The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

    If one anecdote can sum up how good the current Mazda MX-5 Miata is, consider the following. Thanks to this job, I drive a lot of press fleet cars–between two and four a month depending on my travel schedule. And during the course of the last year, the little MX-5 has been the only one I've just driven around for hours with no other objective than enjoying the experience—supercars included. What makes it even more remarkable is that Mazda hit on this formula 29 years ago.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Vandertoolen
    +9 +1

    BMW 8 Series Coupe goes on sale

    BMW has begun production of the new 8 Series coupe at its plant in Dingolfing, Germany. The range-topping two-door goes on sale this fall. In preparation for the 8 Series, BMW spent an amount in the low three-digit-million euro range to spruce up its Dingolfing plant. The innovations include more automated processes to make production more efficient. Autonomous tugger trains carry door assembly parts to the line, and robots check for gaps and misalignments on the finish line.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by kong88
    +9 +1

    The Chevrolet Blazer Is Back As A Crossover

    After a silly teaser showing a dude in a blazer, the Chevy Blazer is making a comeback next year as a stylish crossover that lacks the body-on-frame four-wheel drive credentials of its predecessor. The new Blazer will slot between the Equinox and Traverse crossovers in Chevy’s lineup. It’ll be a unibody structure with front-wheel or all-wheel drive options, but no serious off-roading chops.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +11 +1

    Future BMW 2 Series Coupe still rear-wheel drive, convertible canceled

    The conversion of the BMW 1 Series to the front-wheel drive platform in 2019 has also worried the fans of the BMW 2 Series Coupe, and despite some initial reports, the 2 Series Coupe will retain the rear-wheel drive and continue to provide excellent driving dynamics. The technical basis for the new BMW 2 Series Coupe is the CLAR architecture for vehicles with front engine and rear-wheel drive, which is also used by the next BMW 3 Series G20 or the BMW Z4 G29 . The two-door 2 Series takes on a special role within the compact BMW family...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +2 +1

    Michelin wants worn tire testing standardized

    Company says worn tests will cut down premature tire replacement and save money.

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by Appaloosa
    +23 +1

    Behind the Scenes: Chevrolet 'The Human Race' Short Film

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by hxxp
    +7 +1

    Daimler included emissions-cheating software on diesels, German magazine says

    US investigators are looking into whether Mercedes parent company Daimler used illegal software to cheat emissions tests on diesel vehicles in the US, according to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, whose report was picked up by Reuters. Though the investigation itself is not new—it was reported as early as April 2016 that the Department of Justice was looking into Daimler's actions around emissions testing its diesel vehicles—the new reports of emissions-cheating software draw parallels to Volkswagen's notorious emissions scandal.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by rexall
    +6 +1

    Pair of Corvettes, including first 2019 ZR1, fetch $2.3M at auction

    General Motors has raised $2.325 million for charity, although the automaker didn't do it all on its own. It had a little help from none other than George W. Bush, plus auction house Barrett-Jackson. The former president attended a Barrett-Jackson auction on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona and personally dropped the hammer on the first retail 2018 Chevrolet...

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by wildcard
    +24 +1

    2019 Honda Insight is your Civic Hybrid replacement, America

    Honda's latest Insight hybrid will debut at the Detroit Auto Show looking different and ready to battle Toyota's Prius. The Honda Insight hybrid is back, looks more premium than ever, and is promising a heady 50-plus miles per gallon. A prototype of the compact four-door is set to debut at next week's Detroit Auto Show, and Honda is hoping that the third time is finally the charm for this star-crossed nameplate.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by tukka
    +24 +1

    Audi To Make Its Models More Distinct From Each Other

    Audi has revealed that it will slowly move away from its cookie-cutter design philosophy. In recent years, the brand’s various vehicles have adopted remarkably similar designs, sometimes to the point of being almost identical to each other. However, the German marque recently admitted to Autocar that it will start to make its vehicles look more defined.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by spacepopper
    +17 +1

    Confirmed: Porsche 911 Plug-In Hybrid Coming In 2023

    Porsche has gone back and forth regarding the launch of a partially electrified 911 and now we have official confirmation from the company’s CEO that it will happen. In an interview with Automotive News, Oliver Blume revealed the engineers in Stuttgart are already working on a plug-in hybrid derivative of the 911 and that it will debut with the mid-cycle refresh of the next generation, specifically about four years later.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by rexall
    +14 +1

    This is the all new Aston Martin Vantage

    We've been expecting you: full details on Aston's twin-turbo, 503bhp V8 super coupe “This is our dedicated sports car. It’s simple, pure energy, it’s a hunter. It has a flick in the tail and the lowest nose we’ve ever produced. If the DB11 is a samurai sword, this is a scalpel.” That’s design director Marek Reichman giving us a hands-on intro to the new Aston Martin Vantage. He’s fully spooled up now, arms flying everywhere, his language getting more design-speak by the second. I’ve pressed the pause button here, on his sword/scalpel analogy, not to point and laugh at some marketing guff, but because in truth it’s rather key.