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Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

First details on PPE electric car platform for future Audis and Porsches

Audi and Porsche, both brands from the Volkswagen Group, have developed separate platforms for their first volume electric cars. Audi’s platform is the C-BEV which is designed for high-riding vehicles and will appear initially in the e-tron SUV on sale in 2018. Meanwhile, over at Porsche... read more

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Will an electric car be first to 300 MPH?

Will an electric car be the first production car to hit 300 mph?

Times are changing, and sooner than later, electrified cars will become the norm across the automotive industry. With an electrified approach to powertrains, it does beg the... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz trials on-demand drone delivery service

Mercedes tests the waters with on-demand drone delivery service

Automakers often tout “mobility services” as a potential source of future growth. It’s easy to see car- and ride-sharing services fitting in with the... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Mercedes AMG W07 Hybrid 2016 Formula One car power unit

Mercedes AMG F1 engine achieves 50 percent thermal efficiency

The Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team's 2017 season has been a successful one thus far, and although the drivers deserve much of the credit, the team itself has done some... read more October 1, 2017 by


 
Here's a time-lapse teardown of a Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

Watch an incredible time-lapse teardown of a Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

Apparently, Peter Gabriel is getting into the wrenching game. At least that's what this video has us reminiscing about. Gabriel, for those youngsters among us, is the... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
How the Mercedes-AMG Project One's suspension works

How the Mercedes-AMG Project One's pushrod suspension works

Mercedes-AMG revealed its highly anticipated Project One hypercar at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, and while much of the conversation has surrounded the fact it boasts more... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
Dodge Challenger Demon torque reserve and transbrake explained

How the transbrake and torque reserve work on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ushers in a couple of firsts for production cars, and today, we're here to take a look at two of them in greater detail. Both the... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
Passenger Drone autonomous manned flying vehicle

Passenger Drone the latest to unveil autonomous manned flying vehicle

America’s Passenger Drone is the latest startup to announce plans for an autonomous flying vehicle for personal use. Passenger Drone’s design is still in the... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
BMW with Alexa integration

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant coming to BMWs and Minis

The BMW Group is the latest automaker to announce the addition of Amazon’s Alexa to its cars. The cloud-based voice activation system will start appearing in all BMW... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
Can you tune electric cars for more power?

Can you tune electric cars for more power?

Our future will be filled with electric cars. It's where the world is moving, and the cars bringing us to this place are getting better and better everyday. Heck, the Tesla... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars

Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars

Ford has partnered with ride-sharing company Lyft to help accelerate the rollout of a fully self-driving taxi service. It’s a goal a number of firms spanning the... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
2018 Cadillac CT6

Hands-free highway driving now possible with Cadillac’s Super Cruise debuting on 2018 CT6

Cadillac’s self-driving system known as Super Cruise makes its debut on the 2018 CT6 on sale this fall. To mark the introduction, Cadillac on Monday kicked off a... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
2019 Porsche Cayenne

2019 Porsche Cayenne deep dive

It’s the very antithesis of Porsche. Or is it? The Cayenne, an SUV, is the sports car company's second best seller, behind another SUV, the Macan. It may be an SUV, but... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
Is engine braking bad?

Is it a bad idea to engine brake with a manual transmission?

In a car with a manual gearbox, you can use that stick to your advantage in more ways than the simple act of shifting gears. If you want to slow down, instead of relying on... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40 allows your friend or family to borrow the car without a key

Say you’re away on vacation and someone you trust, perhaps a close friend or family member, needs to borrow your car. With the 2019 Volvo XC40 arriving next spring... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
Genesis G70

Luxury automakers focus on too much "stupid" tech, Genesis performance boss says

Genesis' performance chief Albert Biermann had some harsh words for the brand's German rivals. The former BMW M boss of 30 years said rival brands invest too much in... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
 

 
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