In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and Kia were staring down the barrel of some massively bad press. Consumers had complained so long and so loudly about real-world gas mileage compared to the two brands' fuel economy claims, the EPA decided to investigate. 2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo: First Drive
Recalibration. If you have preconceptions of what the 3-Series has been and should be, it's what you need to do when first getting behind the wheel of the new 3-Series Gran Turismo.
Last week, we published an article about the worst (and best) drivers in America. A study carried out by CarInsuranceComparison.com revealed that the worst drivers -- based on fatality rates, traffic citations, and other factors -- tended to live in the South, with better drivers situated in the Northeast and Midwest.
SCG 003 design sketch - Image via GranStudio
More Details On James Glickenhaus’ SCG 003 Road Racer
James Glickenhaus, the man behind the stunning Ferrari Enzo-based P4/5 by Pininfarina and its P4/5 Competizione racing variant, is working on a new project, another race car built for the road, and it’s called the SCG 003. SCG are the initials of Glickenhaus’ own brand, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, which, as you may have already guessed, is both a constructor and race team.
BMW doesn’t plan to launch a dedicated M version of its 7-Series anytime soon, despite the desires of some of its top engineers, but that doesn’t mean we’ll never see an M-enhanced version of the BMW flagship sedan. In fact, BMW is expected to launch an M Performance version of its next-generation 2016 7-Series, and at a recent event in the Middle East we got a sample of what’s to come.
Ever wondered how engineers kept prying eyes off the 2015 Ford Mustang as it underwent development over the past couple of years? Well, this latest video from the Ford provides some insight into the steps engineers take to conceal as much as possible the prototypes they drive, often out in plain view of the public.
2014 Ford F-150
Once in a while, we're blind-sided by responses to an article we publish--and we learn something in the process. On December 23, we wrote about ways that the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck might get better gas mileage.
European readers may be quite familiar with the concept of a tower full of tiny vehicles, dispensing them to people below. Smart used just such a building to store its vehicles at Smart dealerships all around Europe when the vehicle was first released.
Stop-start engine technology is used widely in cars in Europe, but until recently very few automakers have applied it to vehicles sold in the U.S. For the most part, that's because the benefits aren't shown up in EPA testing. But a few automakers are also worried that customers may not be accepting of the gas-saving technology.