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What you see above is the Ford Start design study. Before you say it, yes, it looks like an Audi A1 from afar, but the reasoning behind the concept is quite interesting. While it does seem a bit on the simplistic side, especially when compared to the well-received Kinetic design direction we saw on cars like the Fiesta, the Start concept was made to… …read the full post

Mazda is finally getting ready to bring its new engine and transmission technologies, codenamed SKY, to the USA. The Japanese company announced during the 2010 New York Auto Show that, in order to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, the Sky-G (gasoline) and Sky-D (diesel) engines, together with the Sky-Drive (transmission) will appear… …read the full post

We’ve been talking a lot about police cars in recent times, so it was just a matter of time before the elusive Carbon Motors E7 concept would join the discussion. As you may remember, the concept has been revealed quite some time ago, but nothing was heard after that. Now, Carbon Motors has just announced that its new purpose-built police car… …read the full post

Even though the whole Mini lineup is set to receive a facelift at the end of 2010, this hasn’t stopped the UK company from implementing a complete engine revamp, which will now offer more power with greater efficiency. A new model, the Mini One Convertible and a new trim level, Minimalism, are also included. First off, many fans will be pleased… …read the full post

Hopping on the bandwagon which militates that big, naturally-aspirated engines be replaced with smaller, turbocharged units, Ferrari has revealed that it is considering the solution for its future models, but the technology still needs to be improved and prevent the “unacceptable” turbo lag. “Turbocharging will come eventually, but… …read the full post

While practically almost all of Audi’s lineup has been revamped with the new line of front fascias, its flagship model, the A8, stayed practically the same as it was a few years ago. But a change will soon happen, as rumors say the new model will appear at the beginning of 2010 at the Detroit Motor Show. Now, a set of new spy shots have appeared… …read the full post

The hybrid and electric car revolution has brought forth a lot of interesting debates. From the efficiency of the batteries, to how much the environment is damaged when making such a car or what type of power should be used. But one new question is quickly becoming more and more important, not only in the public media but also in the governments of… …read the full post

In today’s world, one of the most important features for almost any car is its fuel efficiency and how much CO2 it outputs, so that the driver won’t pay an arm and a leg at the fuel stop and won’t be picketed by Greenpeace for destroying the planet. In order to further appeal to this new audience, Audi has just announced that it will… …read the full post

We’ve been literally assaulted by hybrids these days, with the main attack being led by Toyota and its Prius model. But if you taken the time to think about these new types of cars, almost all of them feature a gasoline engine, running in tandem with an electric one. Some journalists asked Toyota’s sales manager, Andrea Formica, at the Frankfurt… …read the full post

While most drivers believe that the most important fluid in their car is the fuel, they tend to neglect the fact that oil plays an even bigger part in the “health” of their precious automobile. But sadly most of the drivers don’t really know what type of oil to put in their car and just go with what friends or shopkeepers tell them,… …read the full post

According to an inside source, BMW might change the direction lanes for their top-end performance M5 saloon. The change refers to their long lasting tradition in high-revving naturally aspired engines, in this case, the all-powerful V10 might be changed for a twin-turbocharged V8. The engine, could be a tweaked version of the 4.4liter, twin-turbo engine… …read the full post

Speaking at the New York Auto Show, GM’s Vice Chairman Bob Lutz announced that, as a response to the raising gas prices, General Motors is considering adding a 4-cylinder engine for the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro. The engine he’s talking about is the 260 hp 2.0 liter turbocharge unit that is currently powering the Pontiac Solstice and the… …read the full post

Volkswagen is pretty brave, being one of the first carmakers to reintroduce diesel engines in the United States. However, in an announcement made today, VW said that the clean diesels won’t be available starting April 2008 (as they initially announced), but starting late summer 2008. This is due to a technical issue, which is most likely related… …read the full post

Volvo announce the extension of the Volvo C70 engine range, with the addition of a new 2.0 liter turbodiesel unit. The engine comes standard with a Diesel Particulate Filter, that reduces unburned soot particles in the exhaust gases. The engine produces 136 Hp, 320 Nm of torque and takes the Volvo C70 from 0 to 100 km/h (60mph) in 11.0 sec and to a… …read the full post

Recently official announced, the BMW M3 will go up on sale in September. The new high performance coupe from BMW will be powered by a 420 hp V8 engine that takes the car from 0 to 100 km/h (60 mph) in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed limited electronically of 250 km/h or 155 mph. In a recent interview, Carsten Pries, the BMW’s M division product… …read the full post