2015 Audi A3, 2015 Ford F-150 Mileage, Mercedes F1 Champions: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 24, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Ford F-150: Top Full-Size Truck Gas Mileage—Not Counting Diesel

Ford has at last released official EPA fuel economy ratings for its radically redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 pickups, which begin arriving at dealerships this month.

2015 Audi A3 Video Road Test

The Audi A3 hasn't been a smash hit in the U.S. through the 2013 model year, mainly because until now it's only been available in hatchback form.

L.A. Auto Show Roundup: Smaller Crossovers, Hydrogen Redux

At the Los Angeles Auto Show this past week, the luxury and performance cars that seemed to steal some of the early attention at press previews proved to be a distraction from two real market trends that elbowed their way into the spotlight: subcompact crossovers and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Mercedes AMG at the 2014 Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG at the 2014 Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

From Motor Authority:

Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton Named 2014 Formula One World Champion

Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton has been named the 2014 Formula One World Champion, after the Briton won yesterday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in spectacular style. He’s now the first Mercedes driver to claim the title since Juan Manuel Fangio all the way back in 1955.

Watch A Big Rig Jump A Moving Formula One Car: Video

Like a scene from one of the Fast and the Furious movies, a big rig, with its trailer in tow, has managed to successfully jump a Formula One car, setting a new world record in the process.

Hennessey Offering 1,000-HP Upgrade For 2015 Corvette Z06: Video

Deliveries of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 are yet to start but John Hennessey and his team at Hennessey Performance have already come up with a number of performance upgrades for the car, ranging from about 750 to 1,000 horsepower.

2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

From Green Car Reports:

Fuel-Cell Fan Bites Back At Electric-Car Advocates, Asks 10 Questions Of His Own

Last week's Los Angeles Auto Show brought more news about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles than we've seen in a very long time. The 2016 Toyota Mirai was unveiled--we drove it too--and Honda showed its latest design concept for what it's calling the FCV sedan.

Tesla And BMW: Natural Competitors In Electric Cars, One Day

They may both be luxury vehicles, but the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S electric cars are quite different. The two models don't quite directly compete, but rather approach the market from different angles.

Solid-State Batteries For Electric Cars: 'Great Potential,' VW CEO Says

To help electric cars go mainstream, new battery technology will be needed to escape the shackles of short ranges, long charging times, and relatively high cost.

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