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Audi has been working with laser lights for some time now, but this is just the tip of the iceberg for parent company Volkswagen Group. The automaker envisions a future where headlights and taillights provide more intelligent illumination and communicate with other cars on the road. Volkswagen has opened an entire section at its Wolfsburg plant
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The R8 is already one of the most capable cars in the Audi lineup, but a new limited edition increases the supercar’s performance even further. By raiding the Audi Sport parts bin, the automaker has created the R8 V10 Plus Competition package. Among other updates, the model sheds weight and boosts aerodynamic performance over the
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Starting price: $35,145 (LX 2.4: $25,245)0-60 mph: 7.5 seconds (LX 2.4: 7.7 seconds)Quarter mile: 15.8 seconds at 89.0 mph (LX 2.4: 16.0 seconds at 88.4 mph) Smooth power delivery defines the Honda CR-V’s powertrain, especially with the 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four. Minimal turbo lag and a smartly tuned CVT combine to deliver better acceleration than you’d
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BMW offers a pretty wide range of utility vehicles, from big to small, V-8s to plug-in hybrids, and even crossover coupes. But there remains one major hole in the lineup: a full-size SUV. The 2019 BMW X7 will make a belated entrance into this highly lucrative segment when it goes on sale in the U.S.
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A 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS headed for this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, debuts a new shade of neon paint appropriately named Shock Yellow. Chevy says the new flavor will be available on the Camaro in early 2019 along with Crush, Riverside Blue Metallic, Shadow Gray Metallic, and Satin Steel Gray Metallic. The
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Since August, buyers have been able to go online and configure their own 2019 Ford Ranger before it heads to dealerships early next year. Now, leaked documents reveal a host of accessories that will be available on the truck, from bed products to body graphics and kayak carriers. The folks at Ranger5G.com say they received
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk may not have been agile enough to win our Super SUV Shootout, but there’s no denying it’s seriously quick in a straight line. In fact, we even went so far as to call it the ultimate muscle SUV. But what if 707 hp and an 11.7-second quarter-mile time aren’t enough
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Porsche is getting ready to launch its first electric vehicle, the Taycan, in 2019. Not long after, the sports car, formerly known as the Mission E, will receive a Targa version, reports Autocar. A new electric SUV is also in the works. The same plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany that will build the Taycan will also
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Entering its fourth generation, the BMW X5 receives a new architecture, new engines, and an optional off-road package. Design changes are more subtle, but all together, they contribute to a more refined look compared to its predecessor. The question is: Did BMW go far enough given this is a full redesign and not a midcycle
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McLaren is revealing more details about the Speedtail ahead of its debut, which we now know takes place later this month on October 26. It also put out this teaser image that previews the Speedtail’s sinewy body. The spiritual successor to the F1 will make more than 986 hp from a gas-electric powertrain, McLaren confirmed
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Jaguar has made it pretty clear that it’s still committed to sports cars, despite its move into SUVs and entry-level sedans. We’ve heard Jaguar is eyeing a 2+2 sports car, and a new report seems to have more information. According to CAR Magazine, Jaguar will replace the two-seat F-Type with a 2+2 equipped with BMW’s
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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado stands apart from its competitors by offering a four-cylinder engine. Now that fuel economy numbers are in, we know how efficient this truck will be compared to rivals with V-6 engines. According to EPA ratings, rear-drive Silverado models with the 2.7-liter turbo-four engine can hit 20/23 mpg city/highway. That city rating
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Around the same time that Jeep brings out a plug-in hybrid Wrangler, it will also offer an electrified Renegade. The Jeep Renegade PHEV will enter production at Fiat Chrysler’s Melfi plant in Italy. FCA will build the first pre-production copies next year before the final version hits the market in early 2020. The Melfi plant,
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BMW unveiled the next-generation 3 Series earlier this month. The automaker is keeping its full M variant under wraps, but our spy photographers managed to capture this prototype lapping the Nurburgring. When we last spotted the new M3, it wasn’t wearing its production headlights. That has since changed, because the new units look a lot
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BMW is launching the 8 Series in the U.S. this fall with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 that produces a healthy 523 hp. Some markets also receive a 3.0-liter turbo-six with 315 hp. The automaker hasn’t announced other variants, but it’s looking like a V-12 or plug-in hybrid powertrain is part of the plan, at least
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