Automotive

20
Nov
Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG: sub-5.0sec 0-100km/h concept unveiled

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG concept has been unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show, previewing the production crossover expected next year. A high-performance concept version of the GLA revealed in August, the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG concept is powered by the same 265kW/450Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine used in the CLA45 AMG sedan and A45 AMG hatch – with which it shares its underpinnings. Identically sending power to... [read news]

19
Nov
Honda unveils turbocharged 1.0L, 1.5L petrol engines

Honda has announced plans to introduce three turbocharged non-hybrid petrol engines in the near future to reinvigorate its product line-up with a stronger focus on sports-oriented vehicles. The three turbocharged engines come in 1.0-, 1.5- and 2.0-litre capacities and will be available in a wide range of Honda vehicles in the coming years. The turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine was designed to have higher power, torque and... [read news]

18
Nov
Porsche 918 Spyder: Weissach pack option claims 2.6sec 0-100km/h

New performance specifications for the Porsche 918 Spyder have been announced, revealing even better figures for the hybrid supercar. Fitted with a lightweight track-focused Weissach package – adding additional aerodynamics, magnesium wheels, six-point racing harnesses and reducing weight by 45kg – the Porsche 918 Spyder now claims 0-100km/h in 2.6 seconds. That’s 0.2sec quicker than previously stated at the 1685kg two-seater’s... [read news]

17
Nov
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class revealed

Captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers while on an official photo shoot in California, the images give us an unhindered look at the fourth-generation luxury mid-sized model ahead of its public debut at January’s Detroit auto show and anticipated Australian launch in the second half of 2014. The spied C-Class appears identical to one of the vehicles in a leaked image published last month, wearing German licence plates and equipped... [read news]

16
Nov
BMW 3 Series: Innovations Package adds up to 10 tech features

A new Innovations Package for BMW 3 Series sedan and Touring variants will bundle together up to 10 high-demand options, offering customers claimed added value of up to $4300. The Innovations Package brings at least five features to all 3 Series sedans and wagons, including head-up display, surround view camera system, auto parking assistant, driving assistant (combining lane departure and collision warning systems), and lane change warning... [read news]

13
Nov
Tesla poaches Apple Mac VP Doug Field to develop new vehicles

Tesla has hired Apple's vice president of Mac hardware engineering to develop new vehicles.Doug Field has worked on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac in his five-year career with Apple. The move comes as Tesla aims to strengthen its vehicles' technological features and in the run-up to its target of making a self-driving car by 2016.Field will now take the role of Vice President of Vehicle Programmes. He has prior experience in the automotive... [read news]

12
Nov
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck

It was only a matter of time. Lifting a page from brand-brother GMC's leather-lined Denali playbook, GM has added the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country to its recently overhauled Silverado lineup. The High Country is Chevrolet's take on a range-topping pickup in the vein of the Ford King Ranch or Ram Laramie Longhorn, and it's the first-ever luxury variant of a Silverado. There's shrewd business sense at work here. Full-size pickups... [read news]

10
Nov
Toyota unveils fuel cell car, Point-click-spend $30,000

Toyota, which created the gas-electric Prius, last week rolled out a concept model of its long-awaited fuel cell sedan. The new Toyota FCV is expected to go into production in about two years, but is dependent on creation of an infrastructure of hydrogen refueling stations. The FCV uses hydrogen to produce at least 100kW of electricity from a fuel cell with only heat and water as byproducts. It's considered the ultimate zero emissions... [read news]

06
Nov
Audi Future Mobility Practicum Looking Into EV; For US Students

Audi is recruiting some of America’s brightest undergraduates to take part in a unique student program that will address future mobility concerns of megacities around the world. Audi explained its Future of Mobility Practicum will initially engage 12 students in a six-week practicum next summer at AUDI AG headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. Those finalists will explore, per Audi, innovative concepts of how cars will be used in the more... [read news]

06
Nov
BMW smashes into tree at 100 mph in fiery crash in Riverside; 2 dead

Two people were killed Wednesday morning when they were ejected from a speeding BMW after it crashed into a light pole in Riverside at 100 mph, police said. The BMW was going "at least" 100 mph about 2:20 a.m. when it ran a red light and smashed into a light pole, burst into flames and careened into a palm tree, setting the tree on fire, said Lt. Russ Schubert. The car was speeding eastbound on Colorado Avenue when it passed two... [read news]


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