BMW Takes Subscription Models Too Far, Wants You To Pay to Use Things Like Heated Seats and Safety Features
BMW is taking a page out of service-based pricing by turning a lot of traditional car options into software services that can be enabled (and disabled) at any point in them.
The German automaker made the announcement in a VR presentation that was streamed live from company headquarters in Germany. BMW tackled a series of digital updates to a lot of its models, but the most significant part of the presentation involved plans to turn a lot of its options into software services that that can be enabled through the new MY BMW app.
The Chief of Dodge SRT See’s Electrification as “The Future of Performance”
FCA has let the cat out of the bag, showcasing the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, and the Challenger SRT Super Stock. The latter, by the way is now the world’s quickest and most powerful muscle car (according to FCA, of course) while the new Charger Hellcat is the fastest and most powerful sedan you’ll find anywhere. Now, in an exclusive interview with Motor1, Tim Kuniskis, has come right out and said that electrification will play a role in the company’s future sporty cars.
I love 4-door cars. Being able to have room inside for your friends is usually a good thing and having a big four door with 600 hp is even better. Enter the new BMW M8 Gran Coupe. This is a car for when you don’t want compromises and you want everything. There are usually drawbacks for such situations and in this case it comes down to money. But let’s just enjoy the fast and luxurious M8 for now.
BMW Is Outgunning Mercedes and Audi With the new BMW M3 and M4
BMW has finally confirmed that, as expected, the upcoming 2021 BMW M3 and M4 will be offered in standard M trim and Competition trim. What’s more important, however, is the impressive improvement that comes with the new generation, including an output increase of 66 horsepower over the current M3 and M4 Competition. With the 2021 M3 and M4 Competition pumping out 510 horsepower, can they hold their own against the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and the Audi RS5? You bet your ass they can.
Maserati’s “All-New” MC20-Bound Nettuno V-6 Engine Is Shrouded in Lies and Deceit
For years, Maserati has been buying engines from Ferrari to power its cars. It wasn’t a bad arrangement at all, really, but that’s also why the recent news that it was building its own all-new engine – known as the Nettuno V-6 – in house was such a big deal. It’s finally starting to look like Maserati is staking its own independence from Maranello, but now, it looks like the Nettuno engine isn’t as all-new as Maserati led us all to believe.
2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Arrives As The World’s Quickest and Most Powerful Muscle Car
Just when you thought the Dodge Challenger couldn’t get any more mental, the SRT Super Stock arrives with its chest puffed out and already claiming the title of the world’s fastest and most powerful muscle car. Wider than the SRT Hellcat Redeye and sporting fat and sticky radial tires, the Challenger SRT Super Stock upends the Redeye as the most powerful muscle car in the world. It comes with the same powerhouse engine, but output is tuned to 807 horsepower. The Super Stock joins the demented Challenger SRT Demon as the only two muscle cars with more than 800 ponies on tap.Dodge hasn’t mentioned a price tag for the Super Stock, but expect it to cost a little more than the Hellcat Redeye’s $80,190 sticker price, and order books should open summer of 2020.
The 2021 Dodge Durango Is About More Than a Facelift Thanks to the New 710-Horsepower SRT Hellcat Trim
The current-gen Durango has been in the running for a decade now, and it was high time for the fourth-gen to make its debut. However, the company announced that it’ll just be a facelift. But, after seeing the 2021 Durango “facelift”, we are not complaining because this is even better than the next-gen stuff.
Apart from the exterior and cabin upgrades, Dodge has added an SRT trim to the Durango’s lineup that brings with it the Hellcat engine. The Durango equipped with this mill will make a mammoth 710 horses that will allow the heavy family hauler to sprint to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds! Well, this a fourth of July present from FCA that we’ll gleefully accept.
The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Is Fastest and Most Powerful Sedan In the World
The current-generation Dodge Charger is a bit long in the tooth. Introduced in 2011, it’s already nine years old as of 2020, and some argue that the 2015 facelift didn’t bring notable improvements beyond the looks and some extra tech. But Dodge did offer an SRT Hellcat model, which proved that the old Charger is not yet ready to surrender. Now, the FCA-owned brand takes things up a notch with the SRT Hellcat Redeye. Basically a sedan version of the Challenger with the same name, the Charger finally gets some bits and pieces from the extreme Challenger Demon. Granted, it’s a full-fledged, drag-ready Demon, but it’s the most extreme current-generation Charger you can buy. And if that’s not enough for you, it’s also the most powerful and fastest sedan in the world!
Throttle House Clearly Explains Why the 2020 Shelby F-150 Super Snake is the Truck Every Man Needs
Pickup trucks made a name for themselves through workhorse character and hauling ability but who says they can’t boost one’s ego from time to time?
Certainly not Shelby, who jammed 770 horsepower inside the F-150 Super Snake which we believe is, actually, the only genuine competitor for the incoming Hellcat-powered Ram TRX.
Automakers Feel The Burn As Q2 Profit and Loss Numbers Paint a Very Sad Picture
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic left a big mark on the automotive industry. Most factories were shutdown for more than a month starting March 2020, but new car sales also dropped due to unemployment generated by temporary layoffs and fears of an upcoming financial crisis.
Sales in the first quarter of 2020 went down due to March being a slow month, but numbers for the second quarter are in and deliveries have gone under rather dramatically. Every big automotive group has reported sales drops of at least 26 percent in the U.S., but some brands have gone under by more than 50 percent.
Here’s the Science Behind the 2.4-liter Boxer Engine That Will Power the 2022 Subaru WRX STI
Whenever a new Subaru WRX STI is in the making, a large chunk of the car-worshiping community is bound to get excited. And while the 2020 WRX STI might be at least one year away, the rumor mill on what sort of firepower it’s going to pack has been spinning for a while.
Most reports hint that the go-fast WRX is in line to get Subaru’s new 2.4-liter FA24 powerplant that made its debut in the Ascent SUV, albeit in a higher state of tune. But what’s the deal with this new engine, anyway? Donut Media explains.
Shmee Wants to Give You the Low-Down on the Lamborghini Aventador-based Mansory Cabrera
YouTube personality Shmee recently took a trip to the Mansory headquarters in Germany to take a look at the tuner’s three new projects that it created to celebrate its 30th anniversary as a company. One of those three models is the Mansory Cabrera, a ridiculous aftermarket creation based on the already ridiculous Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
In typical Mansory fashion, the Cabrera goes extreme in ways Lamborghini never did when it created the Aventador SVJ. Shmee was on hand to give us a close look at the Cabrera and all its infinite glory.
The Lincoln Continental is Dead Again Because Not Even 1-Percent of The U.S. Population Wanted It
Lincoln revived the iconic Continental nameplate for the 2017 model year, a full 15 years after it sent it into the history books with the ninth-generation model. The new Continental was supposed to put Lincoln back on track as a solid premium brand against Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi. But things didn’t go as planned despite the new Continental featuring a nicely appointed interior, powerful engines, and even a special-edition model with rear-hinged passenger doors.
Sales dropped from 12,000 units in 2017 to less than 7,000 in 2019, so Ford decided to halt production of the tenth-generation sedan after four years. 2020 is the final year for the Continental in the United States.
2021 Kia K5
It’s been almost a decade since Kia introduced the 2011 Optima in the U.S. and the time has come for a generation swap. Call it a model swap, actually, as the new 2021 Kia K5 mid-size saloon is here to take over from where the Optima left off.
Kia will assemble the K5 next to the crisp-looking Telluride SUV at its plant in West Point, Georgia. Before the first cars roll off the production line, let’s look at what customers will be getting from the 2021 K5 sedan.
There’s a $3.4 Million Lamborghini Yacht With a 4,000 Horsepower 24-Cylinder Engine
Lamborghini may be famous for its V-12-powered supercars, but the Italian company started out as a tractor manufacturer. What’s more, Lamborghini also includes a division that produces 8.2-liter V-12 marine engines for powerboats and many luxury runabouts and small yachts, like those built by Riva, are powered by Lambo engines.
So it’s not surprising to see high-performance yachts pop-out from time to time with a Lamborghini mill under the "hood." One such example is the Tecnomar 63, a luxury yacht designed and built by the Italian Sea Group and Tacnomar for Lamborghini. It’s inspired by the company’s road cars, it features massive Lambo power, and it’s incredibly expensive.
2020 Dodge Charger 392 Scat Pack Widebody - Driven
The demand for sedans – and cars in general, for that matter – has been plummeting for some now, and a lot of automakers have started to or completely withdrawn from the segment altogether. As of now, you’d be hard pressed to find a performance sedan outside of the Dodge Charger, without looking to German- or Japanese-built cars, and even then, a big chunk of those fall into the luxury category. This week, we were treated to a week’s worth of driving the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody, and it got us to thinking – without any real homegrown competition, does this car have what it takes to compete with mid-performance offerings from Germany? Well, it’s a tough call, and there’s a lot to take into consideration, so as we dive into our experience with the Charger Scat Pack Widebody, we’re going to explore just how it stacks up against its closest German competitors, the BMW M340i and the Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan.
Can You Make Out Anything New in the Latest Teaser Images of the 2021 Ford Bronco?
Ford is doing an excellent job of keeping up with all the hype surrounding the upcoming 2021 Bronco. The SUV is less than two weeks away from its launch and teasers are coming out more frequently.
The company started an Instagram page for the Bronco a couple of days back and has already posted a video where you can hear the Bronco grunting and rumbling on mountainous roads, and now, it has released a set of images showing the SUV’s front end.
Check Out These 3D Printed Wheels On A 3,000-Horsepower Greek ’Ultra Car’
There is no dearth of hypercar manufacturers today. While most of the startups take the electric route these days, here’s a rare example that’s developing an ‘ultra car’ based on an internal combustion engine.
Called the ‘Chaos’, it comes from the house of a Greek startup called Spyros Panopoulos Automotive. The company terms it as an ‘ultra car’ and it came under the spotlight a few months back when the company announced that the Chaos will churn out 3,000 horses! This time, it has released pictures of the 3D-printed titanium wheels that the Chaos will ride on. The closest thing to 3D-printed wheels that we’ve heard of are found on the 2021 BAC Mono.
2020 Ford GT "Le MANSORY"
Mansory has belatedly pulled the covers off of its latest masterpiece, the Ford GT “Le Mansory.” Initially scheduled to be revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, the Le Mansory is the product of everything the German tuner stands for.
Modifications abound inside and outside of the Ford GT. It’s hard to expect anything less from Mansory, but this is no ordinary project for the tuner. The GT Le Mansory is limited to just three units, making it one of the rarest projects Mansory has ever created. Are you not intrigued?