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Better as a coupe | 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF First Drive

The sun can kill you. It'll also make you hot and sticky and smelly. It's a real nasty thing despite, you know, making virtually all life on Earth possible. Now, apparently, despite these risks, there are those who enjoy driving around in their car being slowly baked alive by our local star. It's …

Engineering

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: The Most Efficient Hybrid You Can Buy

If you’re familiar with Hyundai you already know the automaker’s modus operandi: offer a similar (or superior) product at a lower price than the competition. The company has always been a price leader, though when it entered the U.S. market 30 years ago it quickly gained a “you get what you pay …

Electric Vehicles

Fresh Tesla Model 3 Prototype Video Surfaces

A new video of a prototype of Tesla Motors soon-to-be-released Model 3 surfaced over the weekend.<p>The video, via Electrek as posted by Unplugged Performance, is about a minute long. The footage was taken at SpaceX offices in Hawthorne, California.<p>While any new video of Tesla’s much-anticipated, …

Tesla

Citroen's DS plans a 600 hp BMW i8 competitor

Citroen’s luxury car division DS is planning a series of new models in the near future. Along with new SUVS and a luxury sedan, a hybrid sportscar is …

BMW

The 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Is The Gorgeous Porsche Wagon We've Been Waiting For

The looks of the Porsche Panamera split us up like nothing else did. Some thought it was gorgeous. Some thought it was ugly. Personally, I thought it …

Porsche

McLaren’s New Instrument Panel Makes Flip-Up Screens Cool Again

During its relatively short run of road cars, McLaren Automotive has made impressive progress. The racing-bred British company has become known for absurdly powerful engines, clever uses of carbon fiber and active aerodynamics, and the overall daily usability of their supercars. What McLaren has …

Engineering

Mercedes EQ Power Launches New EV & Hybrid Range

Mercedes is launching the EQ Power sub-brand with the revised S-Class this summer, the company announced today.<p>All subsequent hybrid and EV models …

Paris Motor Show

The Pros and Cons of both I6 and V6 engines

BMW is one of the last car manufacturers on the planet to make I6 engines. The inline-six cylinder engine is on that car enthusiasts adore, thanks to …

Engineering

German Man Uses His Tesla Model S To Prevent A Car Crash, Gets Reward From Elon Musk

A German citizen, who deliberately put his luxurious Tesla Model S car at risk to prevent an accident, has earned the praise of Tesla's CEO Elon Musk …

Tesla

Hit Me with Those Laser Beams! 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive Edition Has Laser High-Beams

As we reach the final weeks of 2016, in many ways it feels like the start of a new era. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions, <i>Back to the Future</i>–style self-adjusting sneakers have become a reality, and production cars officially have lasers. For the first time in the U.S., Audi will be …

Autos

Rogue One/Nissan Ad Shows Rebel & Imperial Troops Locked In Epic Ground Battle

article<p>CBR.com<p>http://www.cbr.com/rogue-onenissan-ad-shows-rebel-imperial-troops-locked-in-epic-ground-battle/<p>New Imperial troops and vehicles engage …

Chevy Bolt EV compared to Tesla Model S 60: Motor Trend lays it out

Sometimes reporters and editors will see an article or a section in another outlet and think, "Darn, why didn't we think of that?"<p>This is one of …

Tesla

Commuting In An Old Aircooled Porsche

This morning on my way out the door, I decided to pick up the 912E keys. It was the right decision.<p>It's a tough decision to make sometimes, depending …

Porsche

Revamped VW Cross Up! Is Up For Grabs In Europe From €14,250

| By<p>|<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlus<p>Volkswagen has started taking advance orders for the new Cross Up!, a more rugged version of the small city car. <br>Priced …

New Mazda CX-9 previewed in M'sia, June 2017 launch

The new Mazda CX-9 had been expected to surface by the end of 2016, and as promised, Mazda distributor Bermaz has given the media a preview of its …

First US-Built Subaru Impreza Rolls Off The Line In Indiana

| By<p>|<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlus<p>No matter where it was sold, Subaru used to make every single Impreza at home in Japan. That came to an end yesterday, …

FCA Recalls Two Dodge Vipers. Not Two Thousand, Just Two.

| By<p>|<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlus<p>If you thought the last recall for fourteen Dodge Vipers was small, check this one out: the National Highway Traffic …

Sports Cars

Lexus LC 500 gets customized at SEMA before it even goes on sale

We still have to wait until next year for Lexus to start delivering the gorgeous new LC 500 to dealer showrooms, but that little fact didn't stop Lexus from letting people modify it for SEMA. The first LC coupe to get the custom treatment is this bright yellow example modified by Gordon Ting and …

Engineering

Ringbrothers Turn a Brand-New Cadillac ATS-V Into a Gorgeous '48 Coupe

Said another way, this is a '48 Cadillac with a 464-hp twin-turbo V6, ABS, traction control, Track Mode, and a touchscreen dashboard.<p>Usually, you'd call a custom car that combines the best of old- and new-school a restomod, but that term doesn't begin to encompass the latest Ringbrothers creation. …

Engineering

The Best of SEMA 2016, Day One: A Batmobile, Insane Customs, and (of Course) a Tank

Autos

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 2017 E-class Cars for Potential Stalling

–<p>The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-class has only been on sale in the United States since June, yet it’s already been hit with a serious recall.<p>Early builds of the 2017 E300 and E300 4MATIC sedan have a wiring problem that can lead to engine stalls, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic …

Autos

2018 Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake spy shots

Fans of Porsche’s Panamera Sport Turismo concept from the 2012 Paris Auto Show rejoice, the automaker has heeded your calls and is putting the …

[SUV-test] Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé 250d 4MATIC

<b>Här på den relativa landsbygden i Örebro väckte Mercedes GLC Coupé väldigt mycket uppmärksamhet under testveckan. Parkerad nära entrén utanför ICA</b> …

Audi A5 Sportback review – a luxury coupé that you can justify

Audi A5 Sportback<p>If you’ve driven the Audi A5, then there’s not much more to say about this Sportback than that it’s got two more doors. Not our words, but those of Audi itself, which is understandably keen to exploit the connotations that come from the Sportback being based on a sleek coupe.<p>In …

Engineering

Infiniti just introduced a breakthrough new engine — and it doesn't have anything to do with electric cars

The Paris Motor Show was a showcase for sexy cars and exciting new concepts. But while all that was going on, Infiniti revealed a breakthrough new engine technology.<p>It's called the VC-Turbo, and it's important.<p>The world is busy these days thinking about an electric-car future, but the vast majority …

Engineering

Ferrari has a good reason for staying away from all-electric cars

Electric cars might make up only a tiny percentage of global auto sales, but they've become a technology upon which numerous automakers are staking their fortunes. Build them, and they will come, the thinking goes.<p>It also helps that zero-emission, long-range electric vehicles will help carmakers …

Engineering

Self-Driving Mercedes Will Be Programmed To Sacrifice Pedestrians To Save The Driver

Mercedes gets around the moral issues of self-driving cars by deciding that—of course—drivers are more important than anyone else.<p>When they crash, self-driving Mercedes will be programmed to save the driver, and not the person or people they hit. That's the design decision behind the Mercedes …

BMW's 2017 5 Series is the first vehicle with wireless CarPlay

What took so long?<p>Apple’s CarPlay, which is a sleek iOS-style infotainment system, has been capable of communicating with supported vehicles wirelessly since the launch of iOS 9 last year. Until today, however, not a single car supported the feature. Now, BMW’s new 2017 5 Series, announced today, …

iOS

Hennessey's 800HP Supercharged Shelby GT350 Will Vaporize Your Eardrums

If this was the last thing you ever heard, that wouldn't be so bad.<p>The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is already a hell of a car—it won our 2016 Performance Car of the Year test, beating out the likes of Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes-AMG with its 526 naturally-aspirated horsepower.<p>But why stop at 526 …

Engineering