Learn what makes BMW’s throttle system different

You’re an under-hood expert by now, aren’t you? We’ve been sharing a whole lot of short article thanks to Engineering Explained and that means you ought to be fluent now in “gearhead.” Still, there’s always more to learn and today we’re taking on a subject that’s a bit more complicated, which ought to mean it…

A modern McLaren F1? Not so fast, supercar boss says

Rumors have actually been swirling that McLaren engineers and designers are hard at work on successor to the near-mythical F1. Reports from Autocar talk about a hyper-focused machine that slots below the performance arch created by the P1, but above the rest of the lineup. It almost sounds like a variant of the 675LT along…

This Is Why You Stay in Your Car at the Safari Park

Some rules are meant to be broken, yet not if they’re printed on a sign at the entrance to a wild animal enclosure. Follow those rules. A Chinese woman was killed by a Siberian tiger in a Beijing animal park this past weekend after she left her vehicle to save her daughter, who was almost…

Ford Updates Sync 3, Offers It in All 2017 Models

Ford just ran through its 2017 product lineup, shouting, “You get upgraded Sync 3, and you get upgraded Sync 3…!” Today, the automaker announced that a brand-new version of its Sync 3 infotainment system will be available on every 2017 Ford product. The system is compatible along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, meaning your phone…

There’s a Ferrari F40 for sale… on Craigslist

The Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] F40 is rare. Merely a handful over 1,300 were produced, and spine in the ’80s Ferrari conceived it to be the fastest vehicle available on the market. The original strategy was to build Merely 400 examples and charge around $400,000 1987 dollars for the privilege. The cost to acquire started to climb…

Audi to launch 3 electric cars by 2020, says CEO

The Volkswagen Group is committed to launching as lots of as 30 electric cars by the end of 2025. lots of of these will certainly be sold under the Audi brand, which will certainly have actually its very first electric vehicle on sale in 2018, in this case a mid-size SUV that many, including us,…

On Autopilot, Elon Musk Has a Friend in NHTSA Chief

His company’s product is under investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, however Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes the favorable press the NHTSA gave to its Autopilot system. Musk tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal report that quotes NHTSA administrator Mark Rosekind praising the semi-autonomous driving system at a Detroit conference last…

Volkswagen Shouldn’t Bother Creating an Enthusiast’s Passat

Volkswagen is toying along with the idea of creating a hot, performance-oriented Passat variant that grabs people’s souls, assaults their eyes and won’t let go of their imagination. It shouldn’t bother. According to Motor Authority, the automaker wants to wring more sales out of its increasingly overlooked midsizer by appealing to the enthusiast set. Even…

Ford rolling out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across 2017 lineup

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] unveiled an enhanced version of its Sync 3 infotainment system throughout January’s Consumer Electronics Prove to and at the time said the system will certainly be available on 2017 model year vehicles. The Blue Oval on Monday confirmed that the system will certainly be available across its entire 2017 lineup. Owners…

Jaguar Land Rover Eyeballing Bavarian V8s For Future Models

After ridding itself of the limp carcass once known as Rover over 15 years ago, BMW — the former parent of Land Rover — looks like it might provide V8 motivation to future Land Rover and Jaguar models. According to Automobile, BMW wants an engine partner in order to amortize development of an upcoming 4.0-liter twin-turbo…

Junkyard Find: 1986 Honda CRX

The Honda CRX is one of my all-time favorite cars, especially the first-generation 1984-87 models. I have actually owned quite a few of them and found that the CRX’s combination of reliability (if you didn’t overheat and blow the head gasket), driving enjoyment, fuel economy, and cheap purchase price was impossible to beat for a…

Will Volkswagen’s Three-Row Crossover Be Called Teramont, or Something Else?

Forget head-scratching model names like Tiguan and Touareg. For its brand-new midsize crossover, Volkswagen scrapped its naming-by-German-committee tradition and turned the process over to its American division. When the brand-new models goes on sale next year, expect a rugged, easy-to-pronounce name designed solely for the U.S. market, Automotive News reports. That name could be “Teramont.” Volkswagen…

What Would a Mazda3-based Dodge Dart Successor Look Like?

Last week, our own Tim Cain broke down exactly why the Dart was destined for the dustbin. Steph asked in April if the Dart would certainly outlast the Obama administration, a question answered last week with a resounding “no” from Auburn Hills. And before that, I asked you what company could build a replacement for the Dart, while offering up my…

Can Volkswagen USA Succeed With SUVs?

SUV sales are exploding in the United States. It doesn’t just seem as though the quality, origins, price, power, credibility, and style of a utility vehicle matter not one whit — it really doesn’t. Critically panned and antiquated SUVs such as the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot are selling much better than ever. The original…

Fiat Chrysler Knew About Inflated Sales Figures: Report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stopped inflating monthly sales figures after uncovering the practice last year, according to sources within the automaker. The two insiders told Automotive News that the practice, which involved artificially boosting sales numbers before rolling them back the following month, was discovered by an internal review in mid-2015. FCA sales chief Reid Bigland…

Classic Recreations creates Shelby gold with purple(ish) GT500

In the muscle and pony car world, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Shelby GT500 is one of the more prized machines in a sea of already celebrated and loved bits of iron. They’re not hard to find, necessarily, however they’re undoubtedly expensive. For some though, there are ways to make them even more expensive. Jason…

Lewis Hamilton clinches 2016 championship lead after Hungarian Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton is now in the lead of the 2016 Formula One Globe Championship after an impressive run throughout Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s the very first time this year that the reigning championship has actually been in the lead, though his teammate Nico Rosberg isn’t far behind and there’s still plenty of…

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE spy shots

These are the latest spy shots of an early-stage prototype for the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLE mid-size SUV. The current GLE was only introduced for the 2016 model year yet the vehicle’s underpinnings actually date spine to the 2012 M-Class. That’s why Mercedes engineers are already out testing a successor, which we expect…

Updated Mercedes roadmap reveals plans for E-Class All Terrain, GT C Roadster

Update: A version of Mercedes-Benz’s investor presentation slide released on Thursday showed a GLA Coupe. The slide has actually because been replaced by an updated version that shows a GLA facelift at the point where the GLA Coupe was originally depicted. Mercedes-Benz has actually slipped some guide regarding upcoming product launches in a presentation…

What the Bugatti Chiron could have looked like

The design of Bugatti’s brand-new Chiron was met along with almost universal praise at its unveiling at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. However it was just one of several proposals, and others, such as this one from Bugatti designer Sasha Selipanov, show that the 1,480-horsepower hypercar could have actually taken on a pretty different look….

Leaked info reveals $49,520 starting price for 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] brand-new F-150 Raptor is now only months away from hitting showrooms and orders can easily already be placed. There’s still a lot to learn about the brand-new performance pickup truck, however slowly details are leaking. Today we learned that the starting price for a 2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCab will certainly be…

Next Land Rover Range Rover to become more upscale

While Land Rover’s Range Rover is widely regarded as the progenitor of the luxury SUV, today there are many brands competing in the space including some along with offerings more luxurious compared to the Range Rover. It’s something that hasn’t gone unnoticed at Land Rover which has actually attempted to challenge newcomers such as the…

Mercedes-AMG hypercar in the works?

Is Mercedes-Benz via its AMG skunk works about to enter the hypercar war? In its latest issue, Autobild makes mention of plans for a brand-new model called the R50 being produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AMG in 2017. That’s just one year away so things already seem doubtful however making the situation worse…

2017 Porsche Panamera deep dive

Editor’s warning: This guide contains some geeky in-depth engineering article about just what makes the 2017 Porsche Panamera tick. Reading it puts you in danger of learning more about this car than you believed you might want to know. just what is the Golden Rule? Treat others as you would certainly like to be treated,…