McLaren and Mercedes-AMG reveal new…toys

We’ve heard big news from the Mercedes-AMG and McLaren camps today, as both automakers are bringing two brand-new ultra-compact vehicles to market. Very first up is the pure electric McLaren P1, which sees a return to the much heralded central driving placement seen on the former F1 supercar. This additionally marks the Very first time…

GM Posts (then Deletes) New 6.6-Liter Duramax Turbo Diesel Power Specs

A document containing official horsepower and torque numbers for General Motors’ brand-new 6.6-liter V8 Duramax turbo-diesel was found buried on the GM Powertrain website — before the company quickly deleted it.  GM’s brand-new 2017 heavy-duty pickup trucks will wade into the nuclear torque war along with a whopping 910 lb-ft of twist, along with peak torque…

Audi Tech Boss Leaves Company as Heat Rises on Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn

After German media reported his suspension last week, Audi announced today technical development boss Stefan Knirsch is stepping down and leaving the automaker. The executive, who sat on Audi’s management board, found himself caught up in the investigation surrounding Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. Meanwhile, a German newspaper claims that newly discovered documents show ex-Volkswagen CEO…

Chevrolet Volt may be sold in China as Buick Velite

The main reason Buick didn’t get the axe while General Motors was reorganizing under bankruptcy is the brand’s popularity in China. In 2015, Buick sold almost a million vehicles in China however just 223,000 in the United States. Along with all that victory it’s no wonder that Buick would certainly appropriate a Chevrolet for sale…

Peugeot to present 2017 Dakar rally contender in Paris

The Dakar rally may no longer kick off in Paris however in a method the French capital is linked along with the 2017 rally. Peugeot will certainly use the 2016 Paris auto show to present its 2017 3008 DKR, which will certainly be competing in the 2017 Dakar rally. The 3008 DKR features a design…

Junkyard Find: 1995 Dodge Dakota, with K-Car Engine

The plenitude of vehicles based on the Chrysler K Platform helped the company bounce back from its humiliating 1979 near-bankruptcy and government bailout, and the modern overhead-cam four-cylinder engine Chrysler developed for the K was a big part of that success. We think of that 2.2/2.5 as a transverse-front-wheel-drive-only engine, but Chrysler made a longitudinal…

Audi Capitalizes on Presidential Debate Viewership with Action-packed Ad

To disenfranchised voters, sitting through the first of the presidential debates tonight will be akin to laying back in a 19th century dentist’s chair. Open wide. Politics (mostly) aside, Audi saw the potential viewership and wasn’t about to let a TV audience of that size pass it by. In its brand-new spot for the Audi…

2018 BMW M4 spy shots (with interior)

A prototype for an updated version of the BMW M4 has actually been spotted once more. The changes are part of a mid-cycle update planned for the entire 4-Collection range. The cars need to be introduced in 2017, as 2018 models. The prototype reveals that the updated M4 will certainly be receiving some of the…

China’s Geely is new partner for Bloodhound land speed record team

The United Kingdom’s Bloodhound has actually secured vital funding from Chinese automaker Geely in order to finish its attempt on the globe land speed record, scheduled to for South Africa in October 2017. Geely, which is the parent company to Volvo, has actually been named the prime sponsor of Bloodhound, as well as the team’s…

GM Autoworkers Ratify $421 Million Contract; Fiat Chrysler Negotiations Come Next

Unionized General Motors workers in Canada ratified a brand-new collective agreement yesterday, along with the automaker agreeing to invest $421 million ($554 million CAD) into its northern operations. The deal, which sees full-size pickup final assembly come to Oshawa, was sealed after 64.7 percent of the Unifor members voted to approve it. along with this nail-biter…

Volkswagen Eyeing U.S. Van and Truck Market: Report

Move over Chevrolet, Ram and Ford? It’s hard to say if American van and truck builders have actually anything to worry about after the head of Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles division publicly mused about jumping into the U.S. market. According to Reuters, the potential for future sales has actually the automaker considering a stateside foray, given…

Rental Review: 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

I’ve told epic tales before. Specifically, I’ve told you a story or two about the times I’ve spent at EPIC Hotel in Miami. In your author’s humble opinion, it’s the very best hotel in America. The combination of the brilliant customer service, the enormous suites overlooking Biscayne Bay, the rooftop pool, the jazz club, and the…

Audi R&D chief hired in wake of emissions cheating scandal steps down

Audi confirmed on Monday that its R&D chief Stefan Knirsch is stepping down from his position along with immediate effect. The news follows a September 16 report from German newspaper Donaukurier that Knirsch would certainly be leaving the automaker as he may have actually been aware of the diesel emissions cheating at a handful of…

How Sports Are Your Cars? We Have Answers

Even Mazda, we told you last week, is now selling more crossovers than cars. One-third of Chevrolet’s U.S. volume is made by pickup trucks. An SUV now generates more than half of the Bentley brand’s U.S. sales. Half of all Chrysler buyers choose a minivan. Where are the sports cars? We don’t expect auto brands…

Infiniti kills Q60 Convertible

A redesigned Infiniti Q60 has actually merely been launched yet the car won’t spawn a convertible this time around. The guide was revealed to Motoring by Infiniti executive Gerardo Carmona, that heads the Japanese luxury brand’s product strategy and blamed reasonable sales for the Q60 Convertible’s demise. Infiniti sold merely 3,949 Q60s in the…

Mercedes-Benz drops more details on its 124-mile Urban eTruck concept

Mercedes-Benz in July previewed a truck concept featuring an electric powertrain, and on Thursday we saw the concept formally unveiled at a trade event in Hannover, Germany. Called the Urban eTruck, the concept is for an inner-city truck that could replace those vehicles you normally see making deliveries to grocery stores, disposing of waste and…

Chris Harris and Rory Reid to join Matt LeBlanc as lead hosts on ‘Top Gear’

Top Gear producer the BBC has actually confirmed Chris Harris and Rory Reid will join Matt LeBlanc as lead hosts for future episodes of the struggling show. Harris and Reid were previously relegated to the spinoff collection Extra Gear however proved to be more popular along with followers than former lead host Chris Evans, that…

Tesla Model S P100D does 0-60 in 2.5 s, quarter-mile in the 10s

The 100-kilowatt-hour electric auto has actually arrived in the form of the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P100D, and boy is it quick. The folks from DragTimes got access to one of the very first Ludicrous mode-equipped examples delivered to a customer and naturally they immediately strapped a Racelogic Performance Box to it to see just…

Lotus could be up for grabs in sale of unprofitable parent Proton

Ownership of Lotus could soon adjustment hands if the sale of its unprofitable parent company Proton goes ahead. A controlling stake in Proton was bought by DRB-Hicom in 2012 for approximately $410 million yet the Malaysian conglomerate has actually strained to turn the automaker around and recently reached out to much more compared to a…

Hennessey builds 842-horsepower Cadillac Escalade

The Texas Tuner is at it again. This time he’s not prepping a brand-new Camaro or Corvette for high-speed, high-horsepower duty. Instead, he’s turned his attentions to the Cadillac Escalade. Yes, the large luxury SUV from the GM steady merely got a massive dose of power, and you can easily put one in your garage….

GM Canada Workers Vote Today on New Collective Agreement

General Motors of Canada workers are heading to the ballot boxes Sunday to vote on a plan that will bring final production of 70,000 trucks a year to Oshawa and brand-new engine production to St. Catharines. Vote tallies are expected Sunday evening. Few details about the “framework” of the tentative agreement were announced when Unifor president Jerry…

Tesla Model S P100D does 0-60 in 2.5 s, quarter mile in the 10s

The 100-kilowatt-hour electric automobile has actually arrived in the form of the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P100D, and boy is it quick. The folks from DragTimes got access to one of the very first Ludicrous mode-equipped examples delivered to a customer and naturally they immediately strapped a Racelogic Performance Box to it to see just…

Here’s what’s new with Tesla’s 8.0 software update

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] on Wednesday started beaming out its version 8.0 over-the-air software update to its customers’ Model S and Model X vehicles. As the company outlined in a September 11 blog post, the update changes hundreds of functions in the vehicles, the essential of which have actually to do along with the semi-autonomous Autopilot system…