Autos: Reviews

Report: Ford May Use CVTs to Improve MPG

Tuesday  23:14,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

The continuously variable transmission may return to the Ford lineup, as the company is reportedly looking into using CVTs to improve fuel economy.Ford global product chief Raj Nair told AN that the company is reconsidering CVTs as a way of[...]

Fuel Sell: Fill 'er Up With Room-Temp Hydrogen - Technologue

Tuesday  23:14,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

At first I was repulsed by the jowly, unsettling appearance of Toyota's Mirai fuel-cell car, and then I wondered, is that the desired effect? Was it strategically designed to limit the demand for a wildly unprofitable vehicle packing an[...]

BMW X5 Adds xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid Model

Tuesday  23:14,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

The BMW X5 adds a plug-in hybrid version called the xDrive40e that can return a claimed 70 mpg.The BMW X5 xDrive40e has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four rated for 245 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission,[...]

Nissan Delivers 75,000th Leaf EV Model in the U.S.

Tuesday  23:08,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

Nissan celebrates its 75,000th Leaf EV delivery in the U.S.Clint Edwards, sales manager at Carr Nissan in Beaverton, Ore., sold Mehandru his new 2015 Nissan Leaf SV, commenting that current Leaf buyers are looking to upgrade to the latest[...]

2016 Mazda2 Fuel Economy Tops Out at 43 MPG Hwy

Tuesday  23:07,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

The 2016 Mazda2 achieves an EPA fuel economy rating of 31/42 mpg city/hwy when paired with a six-speed manual transmission.The Mazda 2's combined city and highway rating achieves a high of 37 mpg, putting it above key competitors in the subcompact [...]

Report: Electric Audi Q6 Arriving by 2018 With 310 Miles of Range

Tuesday  23:07,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

Audi confirmed last month it would produce an electric Audi Q6, and now we have more clues on what to expect.Stadler said that achieving a range of 500 km, or 310 miles, "is a must." “Now with our engineers and our battery-cell suppliers we are at a [...]

Updated Nissan Leaf to Achieve 125-Mile Range as Early as This August

Tuesday  23:00,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

A refreshed Nissan Leaf is expected to achieve a 125-mile range when it comes out around August. A later version is destined for a 310-mile range.Sources familiar with the project say that the anticipated increase in range will come from squeezing[...]

Shell Reveals 89-MPG City Car Concept

Tuesday  02:21,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

Shell has revealed a concept city car that can do 89 mpg, seat three and be more efficient than equivalent vehicles and even hybrids.The Shell concept is a rethink of the Gordon Murray Design T.25 city car of 2010, for which Shell produced a[...]

The 2016 BMW 7-Series Has All The Tech You Can Stand

Tuesday  02:14,   01 november 2016
Road & Track

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Ford Thinks You'll Shift at Lower RPM If Your Tiny Engine Sounds Bigger

Tuesday  02:14,   01 november 2016
Road & Track

Ford says a system that makes three-cylinder engines sound more like V8s tricks stick-shift drivers into shifting sooner.​​Autobloguncovered a recent patent by Ford which uses the car's sound system to make a two- or three-cylinder engine sound more [...]

Charge Me Up: SAE Developing Wireless Charging Standard for Electric Cars

Tuesday  02:14,   01 november 2016
Car and Driver

Charge Me Up: SAE Developing Wireless Charging Standard for Electric Cars Saving the environment can be exhausting, especially if you own an electric vehicle that requires you to physically plug and unplug the charger into and out of the charging[...]

H2 Logic's CAR-200 hydrogen stations can refuel 7 cars an hour

Tuesday  02:14,   01 november 2016
Autoblog

Based on the hydrogen capacity of a Toyota Mirai, at least.H2 Logic is touting a new hydrogen-refueling system that has enough capacity to almost match that of gas stations while cutting down space requirements. The company says its refueling[...]

2017 Mini Clubman Cooper S ALL4 Arrival: Fun, Stylish, and Practical?

Tuesday  02:14,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

Until 2007, the reborn Mini lineup offered just one model in many different variants. That changed when the Clubman arrived for the 2008 model year. Although it was longer than the standard Cooper hatch, the first-gen Clubman was still very much a[...]