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Acura’s Dave Marek: Future Brand Styling Will “Go Farther”

We Interview Acura's Global Creative Director at the 2014 SEMA Show<p>It starts with the color blue. As Acura attempts to expand its reach among luxury buyers, the brand’s next step may be embodied in the visually arresting Andaro Blue paint on the TLX concept by Galpin Auto Sports (GAS). Debuting at …

Autos

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG first drive review

Let's get one thing straight right up front: Despite its model name, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG--soon to be a Mercedes-AMG GLA45--is no GL-like …

1. BMW i3

137/111 e-mpg city/highway; with range extender: 117 e-mpg/39 mpg combined city/highway. The EPA’s fuel economy champ for 2015, the compact i3 comes wrapped in oddly polarizing styling and is so much more, and in many ways less, than an electric 3 Series. It puts the equivalent of 170 horsepower to …

F1 Could Return to V-8s, Mercedes to Leave Series If That Happens

Formula 1 teams and fans of all colors can agree: Those muted, altogether unsatisfying sounds from the turbocharged hybrid engines adopted this year need to go. But Mercedes isn’t agreeing with the crowd.<p>Mercedes-AMG Petronas chairman and F1 champ Niki Lauda told <i>Global Motorsport Media</i> that, “If …

Engines

Lego Ferraris, McLarens and Porsches are officially coming in 2015

Put your minifigs behind the wheel of a supercar with Speed Champions kits.<p>Wanna buy a McLaren-Mercedes Formula 1 car, a Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, or an entire Ferrari racing team? You'll be able to do it in March of 2015, whenLego rolls out the amazingly detailed Speed Champions racecar and …

Lego

The Future of Car Connectivity Is a Real Web Browser in the Dash

Our favorite features on the new 2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design is a browser that gives you access to the web at large, and not just a few apps.<p>While testing the 2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design for a week, I came across an alluring feature that is a perfect fit for a technophile like myself: A real, …

Mercedes-Benz Implements New Naming Strategy, Confirms 11 All-New Models

Mercedes-Benz is overhauling its naming strategy in preparation for a flood of new models due to be released in the coming years. The changes aren’t …

Natural Gas

Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta frolics topless in the rain with Evo

With nearly 600 horsepower from a sonorous 4.5-liter V8 nestled in an already fantastic platform, Ferrari might have outdone itself with the 458 Speciale. At this year's Paris Motor Show, it took the idea to the next logical step by letting buyers drop the coupe's top with the limited-edition 458 …

BMW Tests Street Lights With Electric Car Charging Sockets

One of the biggest problems facing promoters of electric cars is a lack of charging stations, but in some respects the basis for an expanded network …

Mercedes-Maybach resurrects brand for uber-luxe S-Class

It’s the luxury brand that refuses to motor off into the distance, with Mercedes-Benz resurrecting the storied Maybach name for a super-luxe version …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Man On Rocket-Powered Bicycle Sets World Record, Smokes Ferrari In The Process: Video

If your aim is to build the fastest set of wheels on the planet, then you’re going to have to employ some pretty out of the ordinary means of …

Ferrari

What Replaces Gasoline? Hydrogen May Be Winning – Feature

Anyone who believes battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles don’t have a future greatly underestimates the bullheadedness of Californians. This special breed of American lives in a state wracked by drought, choked with traffic, and bisected by a fault zone. Yet Californians think there’s no …

Ex-Ferrari Chairman Di Montezemolo Taking Over Alitalia

In case you were feeling blue over Luca di Montezemolo and his abrupt departure from what he called an “American” Ferrari, relax, he now has a new job now at Alitalia—and a severance package from Fiat worth a couple of dozen LaFerraris.<p>The 67-year-old ex-Ferrari chairman is not being hurt by …

Volkswagen announces new 268-hp TDI diesel, 10-speed DSG

We won't even ask how much torque it'll produce, but we could easily see the number cresting 450 lb-ft.<p>From dual-clutch transmissions to W-shaped engine blocks, the Volkswagen Group has certainly contributed more than its fair share of powertrain innovations to the automotive world. The German …

Maserati Alfieri concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2014

The 5 Most Significant 2014 Geneva Show Debuts

Situated in a pricey city within a pricey country within a pricey continent, the Geneva auto show typically plays host to introductions of the world’s most outrageously expensive sports cars. That the show organizers save room on the relatively tight show floor for all manner of tuners and heretics …

10 Hottest Debuts of the 2014 Geneva Auto Show – Auto Shows

Over its 84-year history, the Geneva motor show has hosted the debuts of too many smokin’-hot rides to count. Exotics, hyperluxury vehicles, and inhumanly attractive booth professionals as far as the eye can see are an annual guarantee, and this triumvirate of goodness ensures an atmosphere …

Skoda Vision C at Geneva 2014 | evo MOTOR SHOWS

Bentley GT Speed at Geneva | evo MOTOR SHOWS

Porsche 919 Hybrid and 911 RSR at Geneva 2014 | evo MOTOR SHOWS

Geneva motor show 2014: Lamborghini Huracan - Gallardo replacement revealed

2015 Nissan Juke Debuts Refreshed Look, Better Tech At Geneva

1.2 liter turbo four replaces 1.6 liter NA engine in Europe<p>Love it or hate it, the Nissan Juke is big news in Europe. Not only is it Europe’s top-selling vehicle in a segment it practically invented, but it’s also one of Nissan’s highest-volume cars on the continent. That’s why Geneva is the …

Nissan

Zenvo ST1 Hypercar: Is Geneva Darling A Danish Masterpiece?

Carmaker Vows Only 15 Will Be Built, Sold<p>Touted as Denmark’s first Hypercar, the edgy looking Zenvo ST1’s design is 100-percent Danish, hailing from the town of Praesto, about an hour south of Copenhagen. Nestled amidships is an engine that is based on the LS7 GM Small Block V-8, but the block and …

Auto Shows

Subaru Viziv 2 Concept Revealed at Geneva

The latest evolution of the Subaru Viziv concept was revealed today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Subaru Viziv 2 remains a swoopy-looking hybrid crossover, but it now looks like it’s inching closer to production with a gasoline-hybrid powertrain, four doors and room for four adults.<p>About the …

Subaru

Mini reinvents the Clubman with a ‘cool uncle’ concept

On the narrow streets of cities like Geneva, amid a sea of microcars, scooters and bicycles, a Mini Cooper can look, well, downright large.<p>And the upsized Mini Clubman Concept, unveiled here on 4 March, would look positively enormous in this environment. Indeed, this concept is notably bigger – …

McLaren 650S Spider Geneva 2014 | evo MOTORSHOW