Jeep’s newest digital and social media campaign is all about the company’s fans.
Jeep’s newest digital and social media campaign is all about the company’s fans.
Filed under: Recalls, Ford, Safety, Crossover, LuxuryFord will replace the engine block heater on the Explorer and Lincoln MKC because the parts can potentially overheat. There are two reports of fires but no injuries or fatalities.Continue reading For…
Hankering for a change of venue? Hungry for a diet of fine Italian cuisine? Like to work for one of the world’s most prestigious carmakers? You’re in luck because Ferrari is recruiting. But before throwing your graduation cap into this big-time ring, bone up with this quiz, which we understand is given to prospective hires […]
Amazon is in talks with a consortium of German carmakers about taking a stake in high-definition digital mapping company Here, two auto industry sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in January, BMW offered peeks at its idea of a fully connected future, one which revolves around the so-called “Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things is the notion that connected devices, homes, cars, and appliances can all talk to one another, leading to new dimensions of automation and […]
TrueCar hired a veteran of AutoTrader and digital marketing provider Search Optics to lead dealer sales efforts as the car-shopping site looks to mend ties with dealerships.
Filed under: Aftermarket, Videos, New York Auto Show, Porsche, Coupe, Classics, PerformanceA classic Porsche 911 Turbo caught fire inside New York City’s Javits Center today, spilling smoke throughout the convention center until the car was doused.Cont…
The SEC sued former Navistar CEO Daniel Ustian, accusing him of defrauding the public about the company’s ability to meet emission standards for truck engines.
In an unprecedented step towards creating a safer road network, the Australian Federal Government is seeking to introduce new penalties that will see cyclists earn demerit points against their motor vehicle driving licences, and risk having their bikes impounded or even crushed. Under the proposal, offences such as speeding, running red lights, and intentional loss of traction will […]
Remember the Miracle on Ice from the 1980 Winter Olympics, when the USA men’s hockey team composed of amateurs and collegiate players topped the team from the Soviet Union, winners of six of the previous seven Olympic gold medals? Well, Cadillac now ma…
In addition to gains in its EPA mileage numbers, the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius has received a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Chevrolet has added a stair-step program within its Standards for Excellence incentive program for 2016, giving dealers a shot at increased bonus money if they exceed sales targets for the Malibu, Silverado and Cruze.
Ford announced a trio of recalls today for issues affecting the Lincoln MKC, the Explorer, the Transit van, and the F-650 and F-750 trucks. Faulty engine-block heaters are the problem for the Explorer and the MKC. When the vehicle is parked and the heater is plugged in, the unit can overheat, possibly causing an engine […]
Filed under: Green, Nissan, HybridNissan’s GT-R may use hybrid engine to enter supercar territory for 2020 version.Continue reading Nissan’s next-generation GT-R may have a hybrid powertrainNissan’s next-generation GT-R may have a hybrid powertrain ori…
We first learned about Formula E’s plan to launch an autonomous racing series a few months ago. At the time, not much was known about the plan, but as ludicrous as racing cars that drive themselves might sound, the organizers insisted they were serious. They even went so far as to hire a man named Daniel […]
CarAdvice has obtained exclusive spy photographs of Ford Australia testing a hybrid version of its Ford Ranger utility, destined for the US market. Our previous exclusive spy photographs of the Ford Ranger Raptor (pictured below) show an off-road skewed version of the Ranger. What we didn’t realise at the time was that the vehicle pictured […]
Filed under: Design/Style, Misc. Automakers, Emerging Technologies, Technology, Convertible, PerformanceCaterham is experimenting with a production method usually for bicycle frames and adapting it to make the Seven’s chassis 10 percent lighter. It cou…
Can’t wait for Tesla to officially reveal its all-new Model 3 this evening? Here’s a preview: a photo on Instagram that seems to show this hugely important EV. While the image is blurry, it’s clear that the Model 3 will occupy a sort of middle ground between the sleek Model S hatchback and the taller Model X crossover. […]
Filed under: Design/Style, RAM, TruckThe head of Ram Trucks is starting to see a midsize truck in the US lineup as a possibility, but there’s nothing certain yet. It would join the upcoming Wrangler pickup as smaller trucks from FCA.Continue reading Ra…
When BMW released the M4 back in 2014, it officially became the poster car for fans of the company’s M division. Two years later and the M4 has proven worthy of carrying that mantle for BMW. But let’s face it, a good car shouldn’t settle for good. Likewise, a better car shouldn’t stop there either, if it can be the best. Part of that responsibility lies with aftermarket tuners who make their bread by giving cars like the M4 the upgrades it needs to further stand out from the crowd.
We’ve seen some fancy and powerful kits for the M4 and the latest one figures to be no different. This one comes by way of Mcchip-DKR, the same tuning company that has been responsible for past programs for the Mercedes C63 AMG, Audi R8, and Porsche Panamera. Suffice to say, Mcchip knows its way around German performance cars, a category that the M4 surely belongs to.
For this program, Mcchip focused exclusively on the M4’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine and gave it a noticeable performance improvement. That’s the long and short of it, which tells you where the tuner’s attention really was. In the end, the M4 got what it needed as it’s now faster and more powerful than any of its standard counterparts.
The question is: does this kit stack up against what other tuners have done for the M4?
Continue after the jump to read the full review.
As much as we like the idea of a car that’s only available with a manual transmission, it’s not exactly a solid sales strategy in the U.S. So it’s probably smart of Ford to add an automatic-transmission option to the 1.0-liter three-cylinder-equipped Ford Focus for 2016. Previously available with only a six-speed manual transmission, this […]
Filed under: Mitsubishi, Autonomous, MilitaryAdvanced military tech could be headed to a car near you, as Mitsubishi Motors taps its sister company’s defense tech to adapt to driverless vehicles.Continue reading Self-driving Mitsubishis could use adapt…
With flashy displays and teams of social media producers, automakers are looking to amplify attention on their brands as U.S. auto sales roll toward what’s expected to be another record year.
Filed under: Design/Style, Chevrolet, Ford, CoupeWe test drive an expensive hot rod from the past. It’s rewarding in more ways than you think.Continue reading History Reimagined: We test drive Hollywood Hot Rods’ 1932 FordHistory Reimagined: We test dr…
It’s one thing to own or drive a vehicle like the Lamborghini Murcielago, and it’s another to push yourself and the car beyond the limit. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened recently when two men were transporting Russian MMA fighter Adam Yandiev’s Murcielago to a repair shop.
The driver, who was a Mechanic at a workshop in Moscow, was killed instantly. The passenger, who was found to be breathing but unconscious at the scene was transported to a hospital where, as of the time of this writing, he was alive but still in a coma. As you can see from the image, the car had to have been travelling at a high rate of speed at the time of impact, as the car was almost cut in half by the lamp pole.
We were able to find a video from the scene that was recorded from a GoPro camera on a motorcycle rider’s helmet. In the video description, the poster claims that an iron base column was bounced more than 90 feet away from the vehicle in the event of the collision. When the rider arrives at the scene, debris is seen pretty far away from the car itself.
Note: If you’re going to watch the video, be aware that it is quite graphic, as both passengers are still in the vehicle during the recording, and emergency personnel had yet to arrive. If you have a weak stomach or have children around, you might want to skip watching this one.
Ford said it will conduct three separate safety recalls including one of SUVs with a defective engine heater that led to two fires in Canada, in which no one was injured.
Filed under: BMW, Crossover, LuxuryThere’s a new trend emerging in the luxury marketplace, turning seven-seat crossovers into first-class limousines with fewer (but more luxurious) seats. And BMW could be the next to enter the fray with a version of th…