Ford Fiesta Recall, 2015 BMW 3-Series, 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 16, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 BMW 3-Series Review

The lineup of 2015 BMW 3-Series models is looking quite different than it did just a couple of years ago. Yes, coupes and convertibles have flown the coop (they're now called the 4-Series); but with the introduction of new Gran Turismo (3GT) hatchback models to the lineup, as well as a Sports Wagon.

2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Investigated For Faulty Door Latches

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of Ford Fiesta vehicles from the 2011-2013 model years. According to consumer complaints, some of those vehicles may have been built with faulty door latches, which could allow the doors to open while the vehicle is in traffic.

Monday Read: New York Times Previews What's Likely To Happen At Tomorrow's NHTSA Hearing In D.C.

Tomorrow, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's acting administrator, David Friedman, returns to capitol hill to testify before the Senate's consumer protection subcommittee.

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

From Motor Authority:

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Revealed With 530 HP And 811 LB-FT Of Torque

We aren’t sure how many Bentley Mulsanne buyers deemed the car’s 505-horsepower to be insufficient for their needs, but we’re glad enough of them spoke up to persuade Bentley to launch an even more powerful version of its flagship sedan.

First Lincolns Land In China

It was back in 2012 that Lincoln first announced it was expanding into the lucrative Chinese market, and now the first cars have landed. An additional two shipments of Lincolns will arrive by early October to support a series of grand opening events scheduled for later that same month.

50 Years Of Top Secret Concepts & Prototypes On Display At Porsche Museum: Video

Located next to Porsche’s headquarters in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, Germany lies the automaker’s official museum. The modern structure, opened in 2009, serves as a celebration of all things Porsche. It's open to the public, costs just a few euros to get in, and is a must-visit for any die-hard fan of the brand—and now there’s one more very important reason to visit.

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, U.S. pre-production car tested, Stuttgart, Germany, Aug 2014

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, U.S. pre-production car tested, Stuttgart, Germany, Aug 2014

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid luxury sedan will arrive in the U.S. next spring. We've now driven a prototype of the U.S.-spec car, which is quiet, luxurious, and likely to carry a six-figure price tag.

Nissan's Electric-Car Battery Future: Will It Be With LG Chem?

Nissan is set to close electric-car battery plants in England and the U.S. and turn to Korean maker LG Chem for some batteries. Or perhaps not.

How To Make Your Tesla Model S Way, Way More Noticeable

A Tesla Model S electric car can turn heads wherever it goes, but one particular version can induce whiplash. For those who really like to stand out, this Model S is covered with LumiLor, an electroluminescent coating developed by Darkside Scientific.

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