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BMW Unveils Racy, Hyper-Limited M4 DTM Champion Edition

BMW rejoined the DTM German Touring Car Championship in 2012 after an absence of two decades. While Audi took the manufacturer’s championship this year, BMW driver Marco Wittmann brought home the driver’s championship and the BMW RMG Team placed first in the team championship. To celebrate its …

Automotive Design

Toyota vs. VW: Who Will Emerge as the Sales King? – Feature

Toyota<p>Volkswagen<p><b>2012 Global Sales/Rank</b><p>9.75 million/1st<p>9.09 million/3rd<p><b>2013 Global Sales/Rank</b><p>9.98 million/1st<p>9.73 million/2nd<p><b>2013 Sales/Rank in the U.S.</b><p>2,236,042/3rd<p>611,512/8th<p><b>Brands</b><p>Toyota, Daihatsu, Lexus, Hino, Scion<p>Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda, VW, Commercial, Seat, Porsche, Man, Scania, Bentley, …

Alfa Romeo

Mercedes Celebrates 120th Anniversary of First Race

Mercedes is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the first motor race ever, which took place on July 22, 1894. In that race, two Daimler-powered vehicles took the top spots, and a third Benz vehicle took 5th.<p>The premise of the contest was simple; a 78-mile route was organized from Paris to Rouen, …

"BMW Supra" Takes Shape

Born-Again Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 Replacement to Share Key Components<p>It’s been two years since Toyota and BMW announced their collaboration to build sports cars.<p>Now, a source close to Toyota reports details of the platform and powerplant to be shared by the all-new Toyota Supra and next-generation …

Century Club: The 100-Year History of Cadillac V-8s – Feature

Born in France, nurtured in America, the V-8 has satisfied the power hungry for a century.<p>Blame French communications engineer and aero-engine designer Clément Ader.<p>In 1903, this enterprising fellow hoped to make a name for his Société Industrielle des Téléphones-Voitures Automobiles Système Ader …

Cadillac

Linux Introducing New Common Automotive Infotainment Software

While it seems that Apple and Google rule the world, we often forget about that little penguin in the corner, Linux. Sure, it doesn’t have the slick design of something with a pre-bitten fruit logo or control over the world’s internet queries, but Linux quietly runs most of the rest of the internet …

Linux

Nissan 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Revealed for GT6

Video Game Concept Hints at Future Supercar<p>Nissan confirmed today that the concept it has been teasing for the past few weeks is indeed a Vision Gran Turismo car. The radical-looking interpretation of today’s GT-R is called the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, and will join the virtual concepts of …

We Hear: Rotary-Powered Mazda Sports Car Due in 2017

Mazda will build a successor to the famed RX-7 and RX-8 complete with a rotary engine, according to <i>Auto Express</i>. The new rotary-powered sports car, expected in 2017, will be based on an extended and reinforced variant of the upcoming fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata’s chassis, the report …

We Hear: Lexus SC to be Revived

The new Lexus SC seems to have it all. Styling to take on Europe’s best, two powerful engines choices, the world’s first 10-speed automatic, and a price tag hovering around $150,000.<p>Debuting at the Detroit auto show in 2012 as the LF-LC Concept, the newly named Lexus SC’s tasty exterior comes from …

TOTD: Which Automakers Are Overrated?

Automakers are pretty good at building up their own hype. Toyota and Honda have the reputation of being safe and reliable, Ford powerful and economical with its EcoBoost engines (even if the latter may be inaccurate), and Mazda simple and sporty. Sometimes though, certain automakers don’t live up …

TOTD: What Would Cause you to Lose Faith in an Automaker?

General Motors is facing one of the largest recall blitzes in automotive history. With the latest recalls this week, GM has recalled more than 20 million vehicles since the initial ignition recall in mid-February. While all automakers issue recalls, GM is being investigated for its internal …

Automotive Industry

Porsche Leads J.D. Powers 2014 Initial Quality Study

For the second year in a row, Porsche ranked highest in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study. With a score of 74 PP100 (problems per 100 vehicles), the German automaker leads the field for U.S. vehicles. Jaguar (87 PP100) came in second. Last year, Lexus (92 PP100) fell from first to …

Audi comes clean about its Nazi past | DW | 26.05.2014

German car maker Audi unveiled a dark chapter in its history on Monday, saying its predecessor company had exploited slave labor under the Nazi …

Classic Cars

55,000 strokes and heart attacks could be prevented in 2022 with better blood pressure control

Control of blood pressure set to save 55,000 people from stroke, heart attacks and early death, study finds<p>One fifth of strokes, heart attacks and deaths could be avoided if the current improvements in blood pressure control continue, researchers have said.<p>If trends in diagnosis and treatment of …

Diabetes

Pioneer Demos Apple CarPlay For The Aftermarket

Having played around with it, I totally want it in my car, and I think others will feel the same. There’s no way to tell just by looking at the …

TOTD: Which BMW M3 Generation is Best?

BMW M division fans rival only Porschephiles in their resistance to change. Case in point: M fans were quick to criticize BMW when it switched from a naturally aspirated V-6 to a V-8 in the move from the E46 BMW M3 to the E90 M3. Quite a few BMW M enthusiasts also gave the company grief when the …

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Arriving in 2018, New Wrangler in 2017

Chrysler Group is presenting its five-year plan today, giving us our first look into what to expect from Jeep’s pipeline. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne expects the Jeep brand to grow significantly in the coming years and part of the growth will ride on a number of new models including a …

Jeep

SRT Folding Back Into Dodge as Chrysler Releases Latest 5-Year Plan

After two years of going it alone Fiat Chrysler’s SRT brand is moving back into the Dodge product line. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles head Sergio Marchionne announced his five-year vision for the automaker this morning outlining the future of Dodge, which becomes the blue collar performance car flag …

Autos

Several New Maseratis, Alfa Romeos Planned

New Maserati GranTurismo in 2018, Mid-size Alfa Romeo in 2015<p>Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has just revealed its plans for the next five years, and it’s going to be a full-on Italian invasion. We’ll be seeing a more complete Maserati lineup, while Alfa Romeo is slated to add six new models. That’s not …

Alfa Romeo

Chrysler to Go Mainstream with new Compact Sedan and Hybrid Minivan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) unveiled its five-year business plan today, which includes an ambitious goal for the Chrysler brand to reach 800,000 worldwide sales by 2018, a level it last reached back in 2005 before the Great Recession. Chrysler hopes to hit that goal by adding to and heavily …

Ram and Ferrari's Place in Fiat Chrysler Five-Year Plan

There’s been big news from the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles front this morning as the automaker announced its latest five-year plan. Chrysler is going mainstream, SRT has been merged back into Dodge, Jeep’s portfolio will grow, and both Alfa Romeo and Maserati are undergoing extensive transformations. …

TOTD: Chrysler's Big Plan - What Are You Most Looking Forward to?

Earlier this morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed its big plans over the next five years, and with so many brands under its umbrella, you can only imagine everything that’s in store for consumers. Nearly every brand has some or several new vehicles in the pipeline, so what are you looking …

592-HP BMW M5 30th Anniversary Limited to 30 Copies

The world was introduced to the BMW M5 30 years ago, and to celebrate the milestone, BMW is building a limited run of anniversary models for 2015. Just 300 examples of the M5 30th Anniversary Edition are planned worldwide, with only 30 destined for our shores. To get one, buyers have to pay close …

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When Akio Toyoda charged Jim Lentz to make Toyota Motor “more self-reliant” in North America, he told his subordinate “not to think of the next three or four years but the next 50 years.”<p>Lentz, promoted to Toyota’s chief executive in North America a year ago, described the exchange shortly after …

The Last Thing Cars Need: More Apps

<i>This is a guest column by Ben Lamm, CEO and co-founder of Chaotic Moon, a software design firm based in Austin, Tex. The company started as a mobile app developer a few years ago and has transitioned into a creative technology studio focused on software for everything from cars and phones to retail</i> …

Apple isn’t going to take over your dashboard, but it will make it a lot easier to get apps into your car

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Maridav<p>The automotive and tech worlds are abuzz today with news about Apple’s entrance into the …

Analyzing Automakers’ Recall History in the Past 30 Years—Who Is Worst?

Mercedes-Benz has the lowest recall rate and BMW is quickest at issuing them, according to a study looking at nearly 30 years of federal data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.<p>The study, taken by Boston metro–based car-listing website iSeeCars, totaled U.S. vehicle sales from …

Automotive Industry

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Could Hint New Flagship

There’s no denying that BMW has been very creative with its recent launches (3 Series GT, anyone?) and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down. Coming as a bit of a surprise is the BMW Vision Future Luxury concept, which makes its debut at the Beijing Motor Show.<p>At first glance it’d be easy to assume …

Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV First Look

Putting the BMW X6 on Alert<p>It’s been almost a decade since Mercedes-Benz introduced the CLS, a car it called the “four-door coupe”. The idea has been followed by many automakers, including BMW, which applied it to its X6 crossover. It took a while, but Benz is finally putting the X6 on alert with …