2017 Audi A4, Tesla Model 3, Spyker electric SUV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 4, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Audi A4 first drive

The sport-sedan niche is full of great cars. It’s not just a 3-Series game anymore, not with the ATS, the C-Class, and the Q50 grabbing plenty of laurels of their own.

Tesla Model 3 revealed; should you get in line for $35k, 215-mile electric car?

Tesla Motors has previewed its Model 3, an Audi A4-sized pure-electric sporty sedan that will start at about $35,000, seat five adults, accelerate to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, and go at least 215 miles on a charge.

2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI recalled (not for the reason you think)

Volkswagen has recalled 2012, 2013, and 2014 models of the Volkswagen Passat TDI--but not for the reason you might think.

Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris concept

Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris concept

From Motor Authority:

Spyker to transform into high-performance brand for electric cars, aircraft

Dutch sports car brand Spyker emerged from bankruptcy last year after forming a partnership with American electric aircraft startup Volta Volaré. We now have a few extra details thanks to a presentation made by Volta Volaré CEO and founder Paul Peterson.

Watch a Tesla Model S drag race a Boeing 737

You’ve already seen the Tesla Model S go up against the world’s top supercars. Now it’s been pitted against a Boeing 737.

2018 Porsche Cayenne spy shots

The current Porsche Cayenne is approaching the end of its life cycle as a successor now been spotted on multiple occasions testing in prototype form. The new SUV’s exterior is disguised but we can already make out the general shape of the third-generation model.

Tesla Model 3 design prototype - reveal event - March 2016

Tesla Model 3 design prototype - reveal event - March 2016

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model 3 deposits now 300,000 or more; what does this imply?

Three days ago, when Global Equities Research projected more than 300,000 reservations for the Tesla Model 3 electric car by the start of this week, that number seemed outlandish. And yet, by the end of Saturday, the global total had reached 276,000, according to a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

1967 Volkswagen Beetle 'eBug' electric car first drive

Richard Hugo, of Carpinteria, California, may be the only Tesla Model S owner in the world who prefers to drive his other car. But it’s not as crazy as it sounds; his second set of wheels is a gorgeous blue 1967 Volkswagen Beetle that he’s converted to electric power.

European VW diesel update halted, lower fuel economy at fault?

Six months into the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the company still hasn't reached an agreement with regulators on how it will recall nearly 600,000 affected TDI cars in the U.S. But things didn't look so bad in Europe, at least for a while.

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