BMW recall, McLaren P14 spied, emissions testing: What's New @ The Car Connection

October 31, 2016

BMW is recalling a wide range of cars and crossovers from 2007 to 2012 to address a problem with their fuel systems, which could cause vehicles to leak fuel and stall.

The Buick lineup operates something like a bridge between the automaker's American headquarters and its global operations, drawing heavily from products designed and engineered for other markets.

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example.

2018 McLaren 650S replacement (P14) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 McLaren 650S replacement (P14) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 McLaren 650S replacement (P14) spy shots

McLaren’s 650S has only been with us since 2014 but a replacement is already in the works, as evidenced by a prototype spotted in the wild.

Circa-1990 Nissan Sentra to finally cease production in Mexico

While Nissan in the United States is busy promoting its new turbocharged Sentra SR, the company's counterparts down in Mexico are marking the end of an era: the Nissan Tsuru, which was sold here as the Sentra in the early 1990s, is finally going out of production.

The German automakers aren’t regulars at the annual SEMA tuning fest in Las Vegas but the tide is turning as BMW has been showing up in recent years to present the latest wares from its M Performance catalog. BMW even used 2015’s show to mark the North American debut of its M2.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 S

2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 S

Tougher testing for emissions may mean bigger engines, but why?

Stricter global emissions standards have led many automakers to downsize engines, but that trend may be about to reverse itself.

 
Faraday Future will unveil its first production electric car at CES in January, and last week it released a short teaser video previewing that vehicle.
 

Unlike other forms of transportation, the railroad industry is already fairly familiar with electric power.

 
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