Texas Snubs Tesla, 2016 BMW X1, 2015 Ferrari California T: What’s New @ The Car Connection

June 3, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Texas Snubs Tesla As Clock Runs Out On Direct-Sales Bill: What About The Hyperloop & Gigafactory?

Yesterday, a gavel banged in Austin, Texas, bringing the state's 84th legislature to an end. As with most legislative sessions, officials made progress on some fronts, but many bills were tabled or died in committee.

2016 BMW X1 Preview

The 2016 BMW X1 takes proper aim at a segment of the new-vehicle market that, in its previous iteration, it had merely skirted. While the current X1 was one of the earliest entries brought to the U.S. in a new, smaller crossover utility vehicle segment, it wasn’t always conceived for the U.S. Now with the 2016 X1, BMW has a proper small utility wagon for space-conscious urbanites ready to roll.

2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution, Sportback Recall Widened To Replace Takata Airbags

Another day, another expansion of the ever-growing Takata airbag recall. This time, the victims are owners of the Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Evolution, and Lancer Sportback, which need to have passenger-side airbags replaced.

2015 Ferrari California T

2015 Ferrari California T

From Motor Authority:

2015 Ferrari California T Joy Ride

Swimming pools, movie stars, things that end in the number 5. California means a lot of things to a lot of people but to Ferrari, it means grand touring.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350’s V-8 Confirmed At 526 HP And 429 LB-FT: Video

Ford has already revealed many of the secrets of the new Mustang Shelby GT350 but arguably the most crucial factor, the output of its new 5.2-liter V-8 engine, has remained a mystery… until now.

Three SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo Models Revealed: Video

We knew the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo wasn't related to the blood-thirsty concept Chrysler released a decade ago. But we can now confirm the digital concept will appear in three versions: the street-spec S, race-spec GTS-R and ultimate-spec X.

2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive, upstate New York, May 2015

2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive, upstate New York, May 2015

From Green Car Reports:

2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive Diesel: Fuel Economy Review

For long road trips, there are few better ways to travel than in a large German luxury sedan with a diesel engine. We learned that lesson three years ago, when we tested a Mercedes-Benz S-Class diesel, and now we've had a chance to drive its BMW counterpart as well.

China's Air Pollution Is Bad, But India's Is Far, Far Worse

Discuss countries with the worst air pollution, and China typically rises to the top of the list like smoke from a chimney. Maybe it's the high-profile coverage of Beijing's smog-choked air, or the fact that China is now the world's largest new-car market, but either way the country is a poster child for pollution.

Kitten Rescued From Tesla Model S Electric Car Motor: Video

Tesla Motors and its Model S electric cars get a lot of attention, especially on the Internet. And kittens? Well, cute-cat pictures are a staple of modern connectivity. Rescuing kittens? Even better!

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