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Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines
Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines

If we've learned anything from the rosy, sci-fi predictions that emerged from the Space Race of the mid-20th-century, it's that human beings can be very optimistic when thinking about their future. Decades after The Jetsons forecast flying cars and 2001: A Space Odyssey promised interplanetary...Read More»

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Baja 1000 truck
Turbos & Diesels: Like 'Em Or Loathe 'Em, They're Becoming The Norm

By most accounts, the conventional gasoline engine's days are numbered. Long before electric cars become commonplace, automakers expect to wean themselves off gas-powered powerplants, replacing them with fuel-efficient alternatives. On Monday, Ford's Joe Bakaj told Detroit News that the time is...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo – Copyright High Gear Media
2012 Volkswagen Beetle First Drive

When you think of Volkswagen and the people behind the brand, the image of engineers wearing black turtlenecks and speaking with thick German accents springs to mind. Their design haus would be a sterile white lab filled with clipboards and fluorescent lighting that churns out concepts created with...Read More»

2011 MINI Countryman
2011 MINI Countryman: Safe, Sporty, Fun-To-Drive Four-Seater

Who doesn’t love a MINI? Ever since the diminutive MINI came out, eager customers have been snapping them up. MINI’s latest new model, the 2011 MINI Countryman, a compact crossover that easily seats four adults, is attracting even more attention – if that’s possible...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class
Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Preview

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz plans to usher in a new era of compact cars with the debut of the Concept A Class at the upcoming New York and Shanghai Auto Shows. Actually, New York is designated as the “world premiere” for the stunning compact luxury car. Mercedes-Benz says the design...Read More»

Screencap from the 2011 Ford F-150 test-drive sign-up site
Want To Drive The 2011 Ford F-150 With EcoBoost Before It Arrives In Showrooms?

Say what you will about Ford, but one thing's for sure: the company knows its customers, and it knows them well. So when Ford announced that it was putting a turbocharged V-6 front and center in its F-150 lineup, the automaker understood that many loyal customers would be skeptical. To put those...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Audi Used Social Media To Make A Decision On The TT RS For The U.S.

So as many enthusiasts now know, the Audi TT-RS will indeed come to the America. The announcement was made two days ago and of course it was made using social media. The car will arrive late in 2011 and there will be parades and parties upon it's arrival (ok fine I made that up, but there should...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: First Drive

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is a hit, no doubt. Sales of the swoopy new four-door have more than doubled those of its more conservative ancestors, and the risk to omit all V-6 engines from the Sonata lineup doesn't look like anything but savvy marketing in an era of $3 gas and rising fuel-economy...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
EcoBoost V-6 Will Have Higher Torque Rating in 2011 Ford F-150

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s due late this year in the 2011 Ford F-150 will have more torque than the new engine does in Ford cars. “In the transverse installation in the car, the torque is somewhat limited by transaxle, driveline,” explained Dan Kapp, Ford’s director of powertrain...Read More»

Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine, to be fitted to 2011 F-Series Super Duty pickups
Ford Unveils New, Green Power Stroke V8 Turbodiesel, For Big Pickups Only

When we asked Ford executive vice president Mark Fields about diesels last week, he said mildly, "You'll see diesels used in our truck line, especially the larger models." Lo and behold, Ford has released details on its latest, 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel. It's the first one Ford has designed...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
So What Will Those 42-MPG Cars Actually Look Like? (Hint: Not Golf Carts)

No, we won't all be driving golf carts. We won't all have to drive a truncated 2009 Toyota Yaris either. Relax and chill, folks. Let's do a little reality-based projecting on what 2016 might look like. In 2016, the new mileage and emissions rules announced today by the Obama administration require...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
2010 Volkswagen GTI Details

Volkswagen has dropped a ton of new information about the upcoming version of the GTI, the most important thing comes on page 2 where the announcement is made that we will be able to get our hands on it here in the U.S. by late summer which can't come soon enough.  The press release covered a wide...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
Driven: 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible

The 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible we had for a few joyous days in California was a grin-inducing machine. Everyone who saw it couldn't help but crack a smile, even the most tattooed and grizzled of Harley riders. But perhaps they're just responding in kind to the driver's cheshire cat impression;...Read More»

2009 Fisker Karma
Fisker Set For $85 Million More In Venture Capital Funding

_GA_googleAdEngine.createDOMIframe('google_ads_div_Article_Bottom' ,'Article_Bottom'); Today Fisker Automotive announced they're inches away from receiving $85 million in venture capital funding to help complete development and bring to production the 2009 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid electric...Read More»

2008 BMW X6-Series xDrive35i
BMW Introduces X6 M Sports Activity Coupe In New York

BMW's M, or Motorsports, division will introduce "the next milestone in its illustrious history," the BMW X6 M, at the New York Auto Show next week. It's an even more aggressive version of the already over-the-top Sports Activity Coupe that's been polarizing opinions in the automotive world. They...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI (Europe)
European Golf GTI Blends 6.9-second 0-60 With Average 32 mpg

While a release date has not yet been announced for the sixth-gen Volkswagen Golf GTI, we wanted to bring you the specs on the European version that VW recently released. The hi-po version of the Golf sports a number of incremental improvements in engine, chassis, exhaust, and electronics to take...Read More»

2008 Ford Explorer America Concept
Car-Based 2011 Ford Explorer Rumored For Chicago Assembly

It's looking like the 2011 Ford Explorer will be produced at the same Chicago factory that assembles the Ford Taurus X. This has fueled speculation that the next-gen Explorer will abandon the current vehicle's truck chassis in favor of a lighter car-based architecture. Ford has indeed confirmed...Read More»

2009 Subaru Forester
Subaru Sales Continue Climb; Company Promotes Doll

Last week VW promoted Barbie's 50th anniversary with its proud, pink, special edition Malibu Barbie New Beetle Convertible. Subaru's promoting a doll, too...executive Thomas Doll. He's not quite the looker that Barbie is, but then again he appears to be less freakishly proportioned and has...Read More»

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX
Driven: 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

Rabid fans of the segment-defining Subaru Impreza WRX, which popped up around the turn of the millennium, were pretty bummed out last year when their favorite turbocharged rally-bred bad boy went all soft on them. While the interior was vastly upgraded, materials improved, and driving refinement...Read More»

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