2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013Enlarge Photo
Set aside everything you think you know about what a BMW is. The new 2014 BMW i3 electric car is just what its makers have been saying it is: a very good city car, the perfect zero-emission personal transport for residents of crowded urban centers in Europe and Asia.
With hours of daylight decreasing and inclement weather a frequent occurrence, the fall season is a time when drivers need to pay a little more attention to road and traffic conditions and use extra caution while driving. Here are some safety driving tips that can make the fall season more enjoyable and trouble-free.
It won’t be long before the weather gets iffy, if that time hasn’t already arrived. Driving safely during the fall months requires more than just cautious driver behavior. Your car also needs some attention. Here are 10 practical tips to help get your car ready for fall.
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class teaserEnlarge Photo
A new generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the W205, is expected to debut early next year, with many suggesting it will be unveiled at January’s 2014 Detroit Auto Show, but a new teaser video from Mercedes is already giving us a taste of what’s to come. It provides glimpses of a new Mercedes model that shares lines with numerous prototypes for the new C-Class that have been spied over the past couple of years.
At the Detroit Auto Show at the start of this year, industry veteran Bob Lutz presented a Fisker Karma concept powered by a Corvette V-8 engine. The car was a preview of a new luxury sedan called the Destino that Lutz and other investors planned to launch under the VL name.
It’s been exactly three years since we first learned that BMW’s 1-Series Coupe would be renamed a 2-Series for its second generation, and in just a few days we’ll be seeing the covers finally come off the new car. BMW has confirmed an October 25 reveal for its new 2-Series, which will go on sale in the first half of next year, as a 2015 model.
Submersible Lotus Esprit from James Bond flick ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’Enlarge Photo
There's an old saying that goes "boys never grow up, their toys just get bigger". Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk certainly has some big toys, as the founder of an electric car company and SpaceX among other things. But it turns out he has one toy that any boy would be envious of: the Lotus Esprit from the James Bond 007 film, The Spy Who Loved Me.
The next-generation of BMW's MINI subcompact could spawn as many as ten different variants following its arrival next year. In an interview, BMW's board member in charge of MINI, Peter Schwartzenbauer, suggested that "eight to ten models" could be built from the car's new ULK platform.
It's always interesting hearing one automaker's opinion of another, and even more so when a huge global company has to concede that a young upstart is worth keeping an eye on. The huge global automaker in question is Audi, part of the massive Volkswagen group.