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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In a world where automakers are downsizing from V-8 and V-6 engines, it’s not surprising that many are also starting to rethink the V-12. According to Australian outlet GoAuto, Mercedes-AMG is getting ready to kill its V-12 in favor of smaller engines. The performance brand recently discontinued the V-12 engine for the AMG G-Class as
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BMW rarely makes big design changes to its vehicles all at once. Some may complain about that, but in a way it’s a credit to the automaker. The design of the 3 Series, for instance, undergoes only gradual changes from generation to generation, and unlike other rivals, it hasn’t needed to reinvent itself. Once again,
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There is no set end-date for the pilot program. The automaker demonstrated the V2X Smart Intersection for journalists and politicians, including Governor John Kasich, on Thursday. In the first scenario, a Honda Pilot in which we were riding approached a busy intersection, and the HUD displayed a generic traffic-symbol style pedestrian in the walkway as
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If the regular 720S isn’t extreme enough for you, McLaren has cooked up what promises to be an even more dynamically capable variant. The supercar is now available to order with a Track Pack, reducing its weight by 53 pounds. The model starts life as a regular 720S in Performance specification, which means it has
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Ford is slowly releasing more details on its new small truck due to enter production later this year. The 2019 Ford Ranger will make 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder, the automaker revealed today. The Ranger produces more torque than any other gas-powered midsize pickup truck on the market.
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Long ago, McDonald’s signs kept a running tally of the number of burgers served globally. At the launch of its midcycle enhanced 2019 Volt, Chevrolet triggered my memory of those signs by announcing that drivers of the 140,000 Volts sold to date had logged 2.8 billion electric miles, saving 108 million gallons of gas. That
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Quick Stats: Michael Anthony, bass player, Chickenfoot and the Circle Daily Driver: Mercedes-AMG GL63 (Michael’s rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: See below Favorite road trip: California coast Car he learned to drive in: 1960s Ford Ranch wagon First car bought: 1963 Ford Falcon wagon Every time Chickenfoot and the
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The next-generation Ford Explorer will be very quick, if the police version is any indication. The 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, based off the next-gen Ford Explorer, is now the quickest cop car in the U.S., according to preliminary data from the Michigan State Police. Although Ford hasn’t spilled the beans on the new Explorer, the
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Our spy photographers caught the new BMW 4 Series convertible testing in Europe. Moving into its next generation, the model ditches its power hard top for a soft top, a look we haven’t seen since the E46-generation 3 Series convertible. This prototype is wearing a lot of camouflage, but we can still tell it will
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https://www.motor1.com/news/61186/aston-martin-db10-auctioned-for-348m/Aston Martin has teamed up with James Bond film producers EON Productions and Sky to celebrate “Global James Bond Day” on Friday, October 5. The celebrations will include a prize draw, giving fans a chance to win a wide screen television and Sky Q package, but more interestingly a collection of Aston Martins driven by
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