Can an All-Electric Car Be a True Driver’s Car? BMW Looks to Find Out with the 2021 i4
BMW has planned its near-future quite well. Even though its latest design philosophy– we’re talking about electric cars designs, not the infamous “twinning” concept – has garnered a lot of heat, BMW is still banking on zero-emission cars to safely propel the company into the EV revolution. To achieve this, the automaker is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that all kinds of folks are pleased. As such, the i4 EV is said to be a true driver’s car, through and through.
New GM Trademark Points to a Production Run for a Recent Sexy Concept
Earlier in April, at the Beijing Auto Show, Buick revealed a new high-tech compact crossover concept, called the Enspire, that featured a huge number of exciting features and design cues. Now, it’s looking like that concept will soon hit the production line, but the question is - what will it bring to the table?
17 Must-Know Facts About The 992-Gen 2020 Porsche 911
As one of the most recognizable names in the car industry, the Porsche 911 is expected to evolve with every new generation and the new 992-gen isn’t any different. The 2020 Porsche 911 992 takes some crucial evolutive steps that didn’t cause a drastic transformation, but it did transform it into something better. In every conceivable way. I am giving you 17 facts that prove the new 992 911 is far more than just a redesign. It is a reimagination on such a scale that the 911 kept all the traits of the predecessor, but all traits Porsche engineers and magicians could possibly enhance were incrementally improved.
Apple iCar aka Project Titan Rumors Gain Traction as Apple Poaches Designer Andrew Kim Away from Tesla
We’ve been digging for info on the supposed Apple iCar for years, and like clockwork, we’re now getting another new rumor that goes to support claims that the tech giant has its own proprietary automobile in the works. The latest points to Apple’s poaching of Andrew Kim, a designer from Tesla, which reinforces the idea that we may see an Apple-branded EV in the near future.
Ford Follows Toyota’s Lead by Auctioning Off the 1st 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 for Charity
2021 Subaru Hot-Hatchback
It’s been more than two decades since Subaru stopped offering a subcompact hatchback developed in-house, but this could change in a couple of years. What’s more, it could hit the market in a higher performance version too. In order for this to happen, recent rumors about Subaru planning to return to the World Rally Championship need to become reality.
According to a couple of Japanese websites, Subaru is tempted to return to WRC, the competition that made both the brand and the Impreza nameplate famous in the 1990s and 2000s. But to do so, the Japanese firm needs to build a brand-new car, as the Impreza and WRX are no longer suitable for the series. Instead, word has it Subaru is working on a brand-new subcompact car the size of the Ford Fiesta,] Hyundai i20, and Toyota Yaris.
See How the 2019 BMW 8 Series Ranks Against Modern Rivals and its Iconic Predecessor
BMW is discontinuing the 6 Series model lineup, and it will be replaced by a new line of8 Series models coming in a variety of forms. The most popular will probably be the hardtop coupe model, but buyers will also be able to opt for either a soft top convertible or a four-door sedan version of it to suit their needs.
The Grand Tour Isn’t Done For Yet, But You’ll Be Surprised at the Changes in Store for Season 4 and Beyond
Earlier this year, there were rumors alleging that the third season was going to be the final run of The Grand Tour. However, Amazon has now confirmed that the show will have a fourth season with the same hosts, but many other key changes. Are these going to be good changes or bad changes?
Can’t Afford a Toyota Supra? Toyota Has an Alternative For You
The holiday season is upon us, but if you’re strapped for time, and you can’t buy gift-wrapping paper, Toyota has an interesting alternative to offer. It’s a special-edition gift wrapper bearing the same design as the camo wrap of a particular sports car that we’ve all been waiting for. Recognize it? If you do, you’ll remember it as the camo wraps of the Toyota Supra that was in attendance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year. The wraps are limited to 500 rolls, and Toyota is selling them at £5 for four sheets of paper. That converts to a little over $6 based on current exchange rates.
2020 Audi A4 Avant
Audi’s current sedan lineup consists of the A8, the A7, and the A6, followed by the A4 taking up the smallest slot of them all. Among these four-door nameplates, Audi also offers a variety of wagon iterations for added practicality, and now it’s looking like the compact A4 Avant is close to an extensive refresh, as revealed in a series of spy shots that capture a new prototype out and about for some cold-weather testing in Sweden. Updates are likely to include fresh exterior styling, a sleeker interior layout, and the very latest technology for convenience, entertainment, and safety.
What’s the Audi e-Tron GT Concept like to drive?
Audi stunned crowds at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show when it unveiled the close-to-production e-Tron GT concept, a vehicle that previews a sporty, low-slung, all-electric sedan. Even more surprising is that it let certain journalists have a try at driving it but, since it’s not yet homologated for road use, this was done under escort by local police.
Custom Mercedes-Maybach V-Class - an Exceptional Coach - Exclusive Images and Video
What you are seeing on these photos is a specially prepared Mercedes-Benz V-Class rigged out with Maybach gear. Of course, it is not a stock production model, but a finely customized V-Class probably produced for the French coach-limousine service - CLS Paris - where it is currently in service. This particular Maybach V-Class was filmed some time ago on the streets of Paris, and within the CLS Paris coach service, it complements the fleet with a couple of other high-end cars - including the equally black Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
In contrast to any other stock V-Class, this particular one comes with a fully customized interior - the same quality found in Mercedes-Maybach cars. That’s what makes this particular V-Class that incredible in the world of cars.
Meet the 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, Complete with Suicide Doors
We have been hearing rumors about the suicide doors making a comeback on the Lincoln Continental and, finally, it has been made official. Lincoln announced that suicide doors will be featured on the “Coach Door Edition” on the 2019 Continental. To keep it special, the automaker will limit the 2019 Continental Coach Door Edition to just 80 units for the 2019 model.
American’s Like it Big and That’s Why the 2019 BMW X7 Was Designed Specifically for the U.S.
The BMW X7 is the single largest car ever built by BMW. It made its North-American debut at this year’s L.A. Auto Show and, thanks to those oversized kidney grilles, there’s no way you’re going to miss one on the road. That’s also because of the fact that it’s bigger than a bus - figuratively speaking, of course. Why did BMW create this Jumbo-SUV? Well, because they had the American customer in mind all along.
In its top spec, the full-size X7 is powered by a 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 that’s capable of 458 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, enough to send the 5,617 pounds behemoth from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds. But beyond the performance figures, this car was designed to be an ultra-luxurious hauler meant for the people that, up until now, were buying Mercedes’ GLS-Class or the Cadillac Escalade.
Want an All-Electric Ford Mustang? Aviar Motors in Russia Might Hook You Up
The market for restomods is growing as we see more and more cars modified with a modern twist. Now, there’s a new wave of constructors that try to tease you with a slightly altered recipe: a classic-looking car with modern, eco-friendly, propulsion. One fine example of this is the Aviar Motors R67 built in Russia that, as the name subtly suggests, strongly resembles a Ford Mustang from the year 1967.
Have you ever thought of buying a Mustang replica from a Russian company? What about a Mustang replica from a Russian company that’s also electric and has over 700 pound-feet of torque? As strange as it may sound, Aviar Motors is planning to build just that. This new start-up company has showcased its plans for a retro-looking EV that’s nothing more than a slightly modified 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. As far as we’re concerned, that’s not a bad starting point at all, as long as Ford agrees with the whole thing.
China-based Nio Launches a New Electric SUV with 317 Mile Range
Chinese startup Nio, commonly referred to as the Chinese Tesla, has unveiled a new midsize electric SUV that will be known as the ES6. It is the company’s second offering after the larger ES8. The new SUV marks the company’s presence in the affordable market segment, which should bring in volumes. Nio seems quite confident about it, but is it really all that special?
This Funky Little Electric People Mover from Bosch Will Debut at the Consumer Electronics Show
The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is just around the corner, and it comes as no surprise that the latest and greatest forward-thinking car concepts are just now trickling across our collective desks. The latest comes from Bosch, with this odd-looking all-electric, fully autonomous shuttle that promises big things for the future.
Ken Block Lifts The Curtain With 20 Gymkhana Secrets: Video
As anyone who’s ever worked on video production will tell you, there’s a lot that goes into every single minute of a finalized piece. From editing, to overdubbing, to take after take after take, the polished glory you see when it’s all said and done belies just how much time and effort when into its creation. That goes doubly so when the video in question is the tire-burning madness that is Ken Block’s Gymkhana series. We’ve been loving the videos, and now we’re getting an inside look at what went into their creation, including some of the, er, messier takes. Yeah, your imagination is pretty much spot on.
Each of the following videos contains ten secrets we didn’t know about the Gymkhana videos, like how the Hoonicorn was originally supposed to be a Ford Maverick rather than a ’65 Mustang, or how Block rolled the Fiesta in Gymkhana Eight with just a single scene left to shoot, forcing the Hoonigans to piece it back together in the desert in just a few hours.
It’s pretty interesting stuff if you’re into Block’s videos, so hit play and check ‘em out.