Autos Head South, Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition, BMW 5-Series Diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 24, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Recalled For Potential Brake Failure

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed an investigation of GM trucks and SUVs from model years 1999 to 2003. At least 2,702 owners of those vehicles complained about brake-line corrosion, and a total of 88 collisions had been linked to the problem, as well as 20 injuries.

BMW, Aston Martin, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz: Why Are Automakers Heading South?

In case you hadn't noticed, there's a mass migration underway in the auto industry. Whether they sell luxury SUVs or mainstream sedans, car companies of all stripes are heading south.

J.D. Power: Younger Drivers Will Pay Nearly Twice As Much For In-Car Tech Than Older Shoppers

J.D. Power has released its 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study, which surveys consumers to gauge their opinions on in-car technology. As interesting as the study is, though, we can't say that it's full of surprises.

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition

From Motor Authority:

2016 Chevy Corvette Z06 Gets Minor Updates, C7.R Special Edition

Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06 first burst onto the scene at the start of this year but already the car has received some updates. The big news is the addition of a special Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition that pays tribute to the Corvette C7.R endurance racer and is limited to just 500 copies.

Fast And Furious 8 Confirmed For 2017

After slipping info that an eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise was coming during a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and that the new movie would be set in New York City, actor Vin Diesel, who plays the role of Dodge Charger-loving Dominic Toretto, has now confirmed a release date.

2017 Audi S4 Spy Shots

A new generation of the A4 is just around the corner and that means new versions of all the separate variants such as the A4 Avant, A4 Allroad, S4 and RS 4. Today we have spy shots of a prototype for the new S4 taken while it underwent high-speed testing at Germany’s Nürburgring.

2014 BMW 535d xDrive, Catskill Mountains, Feb 2014

2014 BMW 535d xDrive, Catskill Mountains, Feb 2014

From Green Car Reports:

2015 BMW 535d Named 'Diesel Car Of The Year' By Diesel Driver Site

The automotive press gives out many, many awards each year, and BMW is certainly no stranger to receiving them. Enthusiast magazines have heaped praise on the company's cars for years, usually for their sporty handling and luxurious appointments.

Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 15 or 16 miles; the Tesla is all-electric, with ranges of 208 to 275 miles.

New Toyota Film Appropriates Musk 'BS' Comment On Hydrogen For Its Title

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk once notoriously called hydrogen fuel-cell cars "bull****"," and for a moment, it may seem that Toyota agrees. The Japanese carmaker recently hired filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to direct the first in a series of videos touting the benefits of renewable hydrogen for its upcoming Mirai fuel-cell sedan.

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