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2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV Gets R-Line Treatment

In a move surprising approximately no one, Volkswagen has announced that it will make the sporty R-Line treatment available on its all-new seven-passenger Atlas SUV.<p>The Chattanooga-built three-row Volkswagen Atlas will be available in five trim levels when it arrives in spring as a 2018 model, …

Meet the Faraday Future FF91, the Most Advanced EV Ever (If It Reaches Production)

Faraday's future begins to take shape.<p>After showing the FFZERO1 sports-car fantasy last year, at the 2016 CES technology show in Las Vegas, Faraday Future came to CES 2017 ready to cash in its chips with the reveal of the FF91—a real, production-ready, all-electric crossover/SUV.<p>Riding on Faraday …

BMW Rolls Out Autonomous 5-series Prototype at CES

Aiming to transition from semi-autonomous to fully autonomous vehicles, BMW is unveiling an autonomous prototype at the 2017 CES show in Las Vegas this week that is based on the all-new 2017 BMW 5-series. The prototype relies on an onboard computer that can cross-check the vehicle’s position and …

Israel to test electric roads that wirelessly charge vehicles as they drive

Forget the charging port—the roads of the near future could power your electric car while you drive, eliminating the need to ever stop to recharge or …

2017 Audi A4 Allroad First Test Review

The Next Best Thing to an A4 Avant<p>It’s a good time to be a wagon fan. The long-roof body style is in the midst of an unexpected resurgence, and even if some cars have to gain a few inches of wheel gap to appeal to Americans’ insatiable crossover appetite, our wagon choices are pretty good these …

The Very Human Problem Blocking the Path to Self-Driving Cars

It was a game of Dots that pushed Erik Coelingh to rethink his entire approach to self-driving cars. Coelingh, Volvo's head of safety and driver …

A battery-powered Audi Q3 could help democratize premium EVs

A battery-powered version of the next-generation Q3 crossover could be part of Audi’s electric vehicle offensive, according to a recent report. The …

Electric Vehicles

Long-range Renault Zoe electric car reviewed in U.K.: Forbidden Fruit

The Renault Zoe is the best-selling electric car in Europe, and it has just received a significant battery upgrade.<p>Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show …

Electric Vehicles

The English language’s domination of the globe may be skewing scientific research

People speak over 6,500 languages worldwide. Some are known to only a very few while others are spoken by billions. One is dominating.<p>Increasingly, the world’s common language is English; speaking, reading and writing it are critical skills for workers in the global economy. For example, this month …

Your next Audi will warn you of red lights, but that’s just the beginning

Sometimes a little information can go a long way.<p>Something as simple as knowing when the stoplight coming up is going to change can have a profound …

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Here's the electric car Mercedes is building to take on Tesla

Mercedes-Benz is planning to release an all-electric SUV in 2019.<p>The German automaker in September unveiled its electric SUV concept at the Paris Motor Show that will serve as the basis for a production car coming in 2019. Mercedes isn't the only automaker looking to tap into electric SUVs; …

Volkswagen just revealed its new e-Golf electric car — and it's loaded with impressive tech

Volkswagen unveiled the 2017 version of its e-Golf at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week and it comes with a suite of new features.<p>The all-electric hatchback was given a bigger battery, extra semi-autonomous features, and a refreshed design.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

Lamborghini May Be Developing a Porsche Mission E-Based Electric Supercar

Supposedly, it's called the Vitola, and it will hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.<p>For years, Lamborghini has been committed to building naturally aspirated engines. The upcoming Urus SUV will get a turbocharged V8, but the Italian automaker believes large-displacement, naturally aspirated engines are still …

Audi’s first all-electric vehicle will be shipped to the moon in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

While we are waiting for Audi’s first commercially available all-electric vehicle, the quattro e-tron, which is expected to hit the market in 2018, the German automaker announced today that it completed work on what could now be considered its first electric vehicle, the “Audi lunar quattro” …

Space Exploration

Some Audi cars can now tell you when the traffic light will change — and its a big move for the auto industry

Audi just become the first automaker to successfully launch a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication system.<p>Select Audi cars — the A4, Q7, and A4 allroad models built after June 1, 2016 — now come with a timer that will tell you when the light will change when driving in Las Vegas. Audi …

Volkswagen Working on New EV Battery Cell-Module Architecture

In-wheel electric motors not likely<p>On a Volkswagen event in South Africa, the automaker spilled a few details regarding its next-gen EVs and other technologies. Here’s what we learned.<p>On Electrification<p>Volkswagen has set a goal of selling 1 million electric vehicles per year by 2025, which won’t be …

Audi Cars Can Now Tell Their Drivers When Traffic Lights Will Turn Green

At any given moment, 660,000 motorists are glued to their smartphones while driving along American roads.<p>Serious consequences often result from this behavior–traffic deaths are soaring for the second consecutive year after a long decline. But often, this rampant cellphone use brings more mundane …

2017 Lamborghini Aventador S coupe Photo Gallery

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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S: Now with Four-Wheel Steering and 730 HP

The V-12 Lambo sharpens its skill set.<p>Lamborghini’s ferocious Aventador supercar becomes a bit more so for 2017 with a comprehensive update that, in keeping with Lambo tradition, brings an S designation. Along with a refreshed exterior, the big news is an upgrade to Lamborghini’s new …

VW and Audi to Buy Back up to 20,000 V-6 TDI Vehicles

Owners of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles with the Audi-designed and -built 3.0-liter turbo-diesel (TDI) V-6 probably paid a lot more for their vehicles than those who bought cars with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI engine. But that didn’t earn them a place at the front of the line for a …

Is CARB Pulling Ahead the Timeline for Volkswagen EVs?

Of the approximately 83,000 U.S. Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche models from the 2009 through 2016 model years with emissions-cheating 3.0-liter TDI V-6 engines—some of which will be bought back through a massive settlement—about 16,000 are registered in California. And California, which has set its …

The Audi TTS Is a Great Design before Anything Else. I'm Okay with That – Feature

From the January 2017 issue<p>Make no mistake: I was deeply honored to be invited to take part in the deliberations toward selecting the 2017 10Best. I spent five days driving 40-­some contenders and most of the incumbents . . . fantastic. But there were moments when I couldn’t help but feel as though …

Recharging your electric car could be as simple as parking

WiTricity, one of the leaders in contactless, wireless charging is working with General Motors. The new partnership will, you guessed it, involve wirelessly charging electric vehicles. WiTricity's prototype Drive 11 park and charge system works at both 7.7 kW and 11 kW systems and could even be …

Electric Vehicles

A Tale Of Two Audis: R8 V10 Drag Races The V10 Plus

If you’ve ever wondered how much of a difference well under 100 PS can make between two rather identical supercars, you’re about to get your answer. …

First Drive: 2016 Audi S8 Plus

A nod to the glory days of understated German performance.<p><b>WHAT IS "PLUS"?</b> In a word: power. The moniker adds 85 hp and up to 72 lb-ft of torque to the 2015 S8's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. Engineers at Audi's performance division, Quattro GmbH (now renamed Audi Sport), swapped exhaust valves, …

What it's like to drive Bentley's Continental GT3 racecar

I'm gliding across the back roads of Napa in a Bentley Flying Spur V8 S, and all is right with the world. Two and a half tons of metal, leather, and hubris provide insulation, while the audio system's eleven speakers smother me with the syrupy sounds of Katy Perry as the landscape floats past. My …

2017 Skoda Kodiaq, the Czech Version of Our Next VW Tiguan

Czech-ing in on the seven-seat Tiguan.<p><i>Modularer Querbaukasten</i> (MQB) is a many-splendored thing. Volkswagen Group’s MQB architecture has brought us many cars of many sizes, but the new Škoda Kodiaq stands as one of the outliers, the biggest so far to be spun from this web of shared componentry this …

2018 Volkswagen Arteon: What to Expect From VW’s CC Replacement

Volkswagen’s CC marks the brand’s first crack at a so-called “four-door coupe,” the increasingly ubiquitous more-stylish-than-a-sedan sedan format, and the model is, well, old. Introduced in 2008, the CC is long overdue for replacement. That’s coming next year, along with a name change to Arteon. …

2018 Audi RS3 Sedan Dissected: Powertrain, Styling, and More

2017 Bugatti Chiron

In Death Valley, Bugatti engineers do a very slow test on a very fast car.<p>From the December 2016 issue<p>“Where the hell do you put silverware in a Bugatti?” the customs officer asked, staring at the eating utensils packed in engineer Dennis Rohlfs’s fancy aluminum Zarges case, which was otherwise …