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The 10-speed Volkswagen DSG is coming

Shift all of the gears.<p>At Vienna's International Motor Symposium, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, VW Group's chairman, laid out a strategy to increase fuel economy an additional 20 percent, fleet-wide, by 2020. At the heart of this plan is a new DSG box, with an additional four gears tacked on for a …

Fuel Efficiency

Audi First to Market With Laser Headlights, Beats BMW ¬

It seems that the “friendly competition” between Audi and BMW has been settled—at least temporarily—with a lighting-technology victory for Audi. The boys from Ingolstadt have revealed the first production car with laser headlights, a special-edition R8 LMX for European markets. The new model debut …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

2015 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid

Same great hatchback flavor. Now with less fuel!<p>That’s the theme behind Audi’s forthcoming 2015 A3 Sportback e-tron, a compact hatchback due in early 2015 that will be the first ever plug-in hybrid from the German automaker.<p>Audi A3 fans will tell you that this model range is about to hit a …

Hennessey’s Emotional Journey To Break The World Speed Record With The Venom GT: Video

The Venom GT is Hennessey’s completely over the top hypercar take on the Lotus Elise’s platform. Extensive customization, monstrous horsepower, and …

Cameraman Hit by Rogue Tire During Rally Car Race, Returns It to Its Rightful Owner

We’re all aware that photographing motor sports can be a dangerous task. Whether it’s on an oval track, a road course, or along country ravines, …