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2017 Mazda MAZDA6

Mazda confirms HCCI engine for 2019

Mazda on Tuesday laid out a company-wide strategy that looks ahead to the year 2030. Chief among the plans is the introduction of the world’s first production Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine. Mazda says the technology will appear in 2019 in a next-generation Skyactiv-X...

August 7, 2017 by
 
Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson hospitalized for pneumonia

It's been a tough year of shooting for the trio of car crazies from "The Grand Tour." First, Richard Hammond crashed in a Rimac Concept_One and broke his leg, and now Jeremy... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Mazda NA Miata Restoration Program

Mazda launches Miata NA restoration program, but only for Japan

It's hard to believe it's been nearly 30 years since the first Mazda roadster, which would be dubbed the NA generation, debuted. A lot has happened in that amount of time... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Flat-4 engine and inline-4 engine comparison

What's the difference between flat-4 and inline-4 engines?

The 4-cylinder engine has become a standard across the automotive industry thanks to its compact size and efficiency. But, one variant of 4-cylinder engine doesn't rule... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Tata Tamo Racemo concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Tata cancels plans for Tamo sub-brand, Racemo sports car

Efforts to reduce costs at Tata means the Indian automaker will no longer proceed with plans for the Tamo sub-brand and Racemo sports car. The information comes from Autocar... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
2019 Subaru Forester spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

German Gigafactory rival, Mazda 3 HCCI engine, Subaru Forester spy shots: Today’s Car News

Tesla has been in the headlines a lot for its pioneering Gigafactory battery plant. However, rival plants of similar scale will soon be cropping up. Many will be in Germany... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Audi Q8 Sport concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Audi RS Q8 edges closer with trademark filing

Audi Sport is looking to almost double within the next two years the number of cars it offers, and the division’s boss, Stephan Winkelmann, has stated that SUVs will... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
2019 BMW i8 Roadster spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Report: BMW i8 Roadster to debut at 2017 LA auto show

BMW is working on a mid-cycle update for its i8, and as part of the update the plug-in hybrid sports car will be available as a convertible. The convertible version of the i8... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine (OM 654)

German firms likely to stop ICE development in as little as 6 years, says major supplier

Continual improvements in alternative technologies coupled with environmental mandates that spur their growth may lead to automakers starting to abandon internal combustion... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Mazda MAZDA3

2019 Mazda 3 coming with world-first HCCI tech?

Fuel-saving Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) technology has been in development for decades but could soon make an appearance in a production car. Early this... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
2019 Subaru Forester spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Subaru Forester spy shots

A prototype for Subaru’s next-generation Forester has been spotted for the first time. The small SUV is expected in showrooms in late 2018, as a 2019 model. Judging by... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Flat lithium-ion battery back for next-generation Mercedes-Benz electric cars

German firm plans Tesla Gigafactory-rivaling battery plant

The race to capitalize on the growing need for electric car batteries is well and truly underway. Although Tesla has an early start with its massive 35-gigawatt-hour... read more August 6, 2017 by


 
Jay Leno shows off his 2017 Ford GT

Jay Leno's Ford GT window sticker reveals $450,750 base price

Since the modern Ford GT was first shown at the 2015 Detroit auto show, the Blue Oval has been shy about revealing just how much its marvelous supercar costs. However, a... read more August 6, 2017 by


 
Toyota 86 Cup Car

Toyota 86 Cup Car arrives to prove "slow car fast" still works

The Toyota 86 really sits in a segment all its own. It's a no-frills coupe with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter flat-4 that produces a modest 205 horsepower—the... read more August 6, 2017 by


 
Camaro ZL1 and Ford GT on race track

New Ford GT can't shake Camaro ZL1 on the track

Let this sink in for a moment: Ford's bonkers GT supercar actually makes less horsepower than a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It's true; the numbers don't lie. A Camaro ZL1... read more August 5, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage, Audi RS 7, F22-inspired Ford F-150 Raptor: This Week’s Top Photos

Aston Martin this week gave us our first look at its redesigned Vantage, which is due out later this year. As expected, the car looks very much like the striking DB10... read more August 5, 2017 by


 
1991 Ferrari 643 shows off its wonderful V-12 sound

Remember when Formula One cars had screaming V-12s?

Back in the late 1980s, the FIA banned the use of turbocharged engines. Thus, the world was granted the amazing era of F1 cars powered by wailing V-10 and V-12 engines. They... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
Bentley Mulsanne assembly

Watch a Bentley Mulsanne come to life on the assembly line

The Bentley Mulsanne isn't your typical automobile. It aims to redefine what luxury means. In fact, it's referred to as a "pinnacle car," rather a "luxury car." This is the... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
O.J. Simpson chased by police in his Ford Bronco

Nevada begins ticketing left-lane hogs

What do you think is the biggest cause of road rage? Failure to use turn signals would be up there, and seeing others talking on their cellphones or texting has to be high on... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo

Tesla Model Y, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, Ferrari utility: The Week In Reverse

Elon Musk revealed new details on the Model Y; we spent some time behind the wheel of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo; and Ferrari’s chairman confirmed that an... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Nurburgring record run

Subaru provides video of its WRX STI Type RA NBR’s sub-7:00 ‘Ring run

In July, a highly modified Subaru WRX STI, driven by Kiwi racer Richie Stanaway, managed to lap the Nürburgring in a time of 6:57.5. That’s the fastest that any... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
 

 
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