Autonomous Car Update, 3-Series Vs. C-Class, 2017 Audi Q7: What’s New @ The Car Connection

December 18, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Autonomous Car Update: California's New Rules, Google Spinning Off Car Company, Elon Musk Tweets

Over the past 24 hours, there's been an abundance of news about autonomous cars. Here's a recap of the three most notable items, involving California's long-awaited announcement of self-driving car rules, Google's business plans, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk's defense of Tesla's autonomous tech.

BMW 3-Series Vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Compare Cars

When considering an image-important luxury-sport sedan such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or BMW 3-Series, branding can be an important decision maker. These two models carry forth with two of the most sought-after badges; and they're great cars as well.

2016 Porsche Panamera Review

The 2016 Porsche Panamera is a stunning-looking, surprisingly good-driving mashup between a large luxury sedan and a high-performance sports car.

2017 Audi Q7

2017 Audi Q7

From Motor Authority:

2017 Audi Q7: Driving The Only New SUV With All-Wheel Steering

Nimble, agile, and even tossable aren’t words that you’ll often find in driving impressions of a big three-row utility vehicle. Yet they most definitely apply to the 2017 Audi Q7.

2017 Lincoln Continental Spy Shots

This is our best look yet at the production version of Lincoln’s all-new Continental flagship sedan, which will serve as the replacement for the MKS when it goes on sale next year. Previewed in concept form back at 2015 New York Auto Show, the production version looks almost identical to the striking show car, right down to its vertical-split grille, traditional three-box shape and transparent-chrome tail lights.

Man Who Intentionally Wrecked Veyron Gets Jail Time

By now you’re probably quite familiar with this short clip from 2009 showing a Bugatti Veyron being driven into a Texas lake (salt marsh, actually). What you may not be aware of is that it was intentionally driven into the lake as part of a planned false insurance claim.

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

From Green Car Reports:

Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Chevrolet Volt

The first Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car won all sorts of awards in 2011, the year it was introduced. But it didn't win that year's Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award, because we deemed the world's first mass-priced high-volume battery-electric car more significant.

Most Fuel-Efficient Maker Does It Without Plugs Or Hybrids

The most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S. doesn't sell a single hybrid car, let alone battery-electric cars or plug-in hybrids. In fact, it currently doesn't have any vehicles with electrified powertrains in its whole U.S. lineup.

Ignore VW Diesels, Make Company Sell Electric Cars: Tesla CEO Musk, 44 Others

It will cost a huge sum, likely billions of dollars, to make Volkswagen fix all of the 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles it has admitted use "defeat device" software to ignore emission laws. Indeed, it may not be practically possible for VW to modify 325,000 of those cars--and it would cost the company less simply to buy them back and scrap them instead.

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