Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The 2020 Toyota Supra Is the Proper Sports Car It Needs to Be

Tetsuya Tada, the 2020 Toyota Supra's chief engineer, can be cagey. He shrewdly avoids being nailed down about the range of the car's electrically assisted variable-ratio steering rack or its engine's peak boost. He won't say if this Supra is quicker around a track than the Porsche 718 Cayman S, which was its primary development benchmark. And he tells a cautious story about the relationship with BMW that allowed this iconic Toyota sports car to exist again, 21 years after the death of the Mark IV Supra.

The (New) Biggest Motorcycle Engine You Can Buy

There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a motorcycle with a huge 2458-cc engine is one of them. That’s what powers the new Triumph Rocket 3 TFC (Triumph Factory Custom), which sets a new record for the largest engine in a production motorcycle.

  • Engine: 2.5-liter inline-three
  • MSRP: $29,000
  • Available: December 2019

For context, Genesis makes a sports sedan, the 10Best Cars–winning G70, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine—that’s 2000 cc of displacement. With a turbocharger, that car produces decent power for moving more than 3500 pounds of metal and leather and driver, with a zero-to-60-mph time of 6.6 seconds at our test track.

What You Need to Know about Ford's PowerShift Transmission Problems

  • The 2011–2016 Ford Fiesta and the 2012–2016 Focus have a dual-clutch automatic transmission that is the subject of a class-action lawsuit and many individual lawsuits.
  • Nearly two million people who have owned or leased one of the cars with the PowerShift transmission stand to get at least some repayment for their trouble.
  • The settlement is currently being appealed in federal court.

By now it is a well-publicized issue that Ford's PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission has caused problems for owners of several model years of its Fiesta and Focus cars. Now, nearly two million customers stand to get repayment for their trouble in a class-action lawsuit settlement currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals, and it could cost Ford in the billions. 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

2003 Pontiac Vibe 4-Door For Sale

The Pontiac Vibe steers GM into a new territory of small sport wagons, an area it has largely and perhaps understandably ignored since the Chevy Vega.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

2016 Acura ILX A-Spec2016 Acura ILX A-Spec

Anyone who has ever taught middle school will tell you that only the troublemakers are remembered.

Friday, 14 October 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon

The Mercedes-Benz E-class wagon—with lineage stretching back to the W123-series cars of the late 1970s—has always exuded an understated classicism.

2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R

Like the grizzly bear, wagons are a rare sight in North America. Fortunately, one of the breed remains strong, the Subaru Outback.

2017 Toyota 86 Manual

Although the FR-S nameplate is dead, euthanized by Toyota along with the whole Scion brand, the vehicle lives on as the 2017 Toyota 86—the same moniker the car has always carried in several markets outside of the United States.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

2017 BMW M240i Coupe Automatic

Large automakers have become adept at creating new micro segments, but BMW has managed an uncommon twist: Its M240i is one of the rare cars that competes more closely with its own sibling—the BMW M2—than it does with any external foe.

2015 Mazda 3 2.5L Manual Hatchback - CarAndDriver

Mazda is an unusual car company. Its engineers just spent eight years developing a system called G-Vectoring Control that effectively trail-brakes for the driver, ever-so-slightly cutting engine torque on ­corner entry to transfer load onto the front wheels, thereby improving steering response.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet

Say you have a massive pile of cash earmarked for a big, comfortable convertible, but you’re not feeling what Bentley or Rolls-Royce are putting down.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

2017 Toyota C-HR: A Funky CUV for the Subcompact Crowd

Official Photos and Info
If the exploding subcompact-crossover segment were a party, Toyota would only now be showing up with a Black Eyed Peas CD and a sixer of Smirnoff Ice in hand well after everyone else has passed out.

2017 Jaguar F-type

Overview: Introduced in 2013 as a 2014 model, the F-type is arguably Jaguar’s first real sports car—as distinct from a grand tourer—since the E-type seduced attendees at the Geneva motor show in 1961.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

2017 Kia Forte Automatic

Instrumented Test
Korean parents, an Italian name, an exterior sculpted by a German, and a tag that says made in Mexico.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

Prototype Drive
From the September 2016 issue

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4MATIC

Instrumented Test
Normally, stating that a new or updated car is just like its predecessor kind of saps the life out of its “newness.”

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty

First Drive Review
The Ford GT’s golden-anniversary class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race may be Dearborn’s highlight in 2016, but an arguably bigger effort has been brewing as Ford prepares to release the 2017 F-series Super Duty later this year.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

2016 #Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van

First Drive Review
It’s been a couple of banner years for advancements in the commercial-van market, and just when you thought the helter-skelter, shoot-first-ask-questions-later world of cargo-hauling work vehicles was ready to take a breather, Mercedes-Benz drops a hat trick of van news on already shellshocked fleet buyers.

2017 #Nissan Pathfinder

First Drive Review
The Pathfinder is one of Nissan’s longest-serving nameplates, having been launched in 1986 as a two-door, off-road-themed sport-utility derived from the brand’s Hardbody pickup.

Video : #CristianoRonaldo delivery of his #Bugatti 1.8 million Arrive In #Madrid

Monday, 25 July 2016

#Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration Concept: Meet Infiniti's Next Swoopy Crossover

Auto Shows
When Infiniti re-did its naming system starting with the 2014 model year, it may have fooled some into thinking that the QX50 and QX70 crossovers were all-new models.

#Acura’s Tiny CDX: A #Honda HR-V Dressed Up for Prom (in China)

If the Honda HR-V subcompact crossover is the dorky, lanky-limbed teenager in Honda’s tall-wagon lineup, where does it leave the Acura CDX, which certainly rides on the same platform?

2017 #Porsche Panamera 550hp - Perfect Sedan

2016 #Mitsubishi Lancer: Improved, However Subtly

The trouble with that old trope about “breaking through the noise” is that it rarely acknowledges context.

2017 Smart Fortwo #Brabus

First Drive Review
When the Smart Fortwo launched in the U.S. in 2008, the two-door minicar was fitted with only a 70-hp 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, a wimpy powerplant that underscored the cutesy stereotypes that the Smart’s shape evoked.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

2016 #Nissan Pathfinder AWD

Here’s a factoid that might make you feel old: The Nissan Pathfinder has been in production for more than 30 years.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Peculiar One-Of-A-Kind "Mercedes Royale 600" Spotted In Cali [w/Video]

Coachbuilt automobiles are usually one of the most select niches in the motoring world, often catering luxury and exclusivity to the customers.

2017 #Cadillac XT5 AWD

As luxury SUVs have gone from relative obscurity to regulars in the valet line, competition has grown fierce, and the measure of overall goodness has been steadily on the rise.

2017 #Ferrari GTC4Lusso

First Drive Review

That the 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso is at least one second faster around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track than the wagonoid FF that it replaces is meaningless.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

2016 #Ford Flex 3.5L EcoBoost AWD

Instrumented Test

It seems like only yesterday that we first extolled the cool-parent virtues of the Ford Flex, but the wagon/crossover box-of-all-trades hit the market as a 2009 model.

2018 #Audi A5

First Drive Review

It’s not as if we didn’t know what to expect of the 2018 Audi A5. Underneath, it’s the same as the 2017 Audi A4 we recently tested, which we summed up in this way: “It doesn’t make much noise about it, but the A4 possesses a quiet competence that is as wonderful as it is easily misunderstood.”

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

2017 #Porsche Macan GTS - CarAndDriver

With the Porsche Macan following in the profit-generating footsteps of the bigger Cayenne SUV, it was only a matter of time before Stuttgart added a hotter GTS variant to the compact crossover’s lineup.

Video : Best Off Road Moments - #FifthGear

Saturday, 14 May 2016

#BMW to launch electric, self-driving flagship car by 2021

BMW’s iNext electric, self-driving car is set to enter showrooms in 2021 as the brand’s flagship model.

Monday, 18 April 2016

2015 #Lincoln MKS Spy

What It Is: A Frankenstein test mule assembled for evaluating what we think will eventually become the 2015 Lincoln MKS.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

2014 #Jeep Compass

Cancel the drum roll. This is not the all-new Alfa Romeo–based compact crossover we’ve been hearing rumors about for some time now.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

2016 #Audi S8 Plus

Instrumented Test
Audi sedans, even those with an “S” in their names, are usually the epitome of understated style.