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New Daimler Supertruck boasts incredible 115% mpg improvement

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, United States, Emerging Technologies, Technology, Truck, Commercial Vehicles The Daimler entry into the Department of Energy Supertruck program beats the original goals by 115 percent. The semi uses a massive amount of tech to get an average of 12.2 miles per gallon. Continue reading New Daimler Supertruck boasts [...]

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Aston Martin sues Henrik Fisker over Thunderbolt design

Filed under: Design/Style, Government/Legal, Aston Martin, United States, Coupe, Luxury, Performance Aston Martin is suing Henrik Fisker in US District Court for allegedly violating its intellectual property. The automaker claims that the design of the Thunderbolt uses too many of the company’s own design cues. Continue reading Aston Martin sues Henrik Fisker over Thunderbolt design [...]

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Alpina Edition 50 models boast 204-mph top speed, company’s most-powerful V8 ever

Filed under: Aftermarket, Design/Style, BMW, Coupe, Sedan, Performance Alpina is celebrating its 50th anniversary by giving more power to its customers. It is building limited-edition versions of the B5 Bi-Turbo and B6 Bi-Turbo that can reach 204 miles per hour thanks to a 592-horsepower twin-turbo V8. Continue reading Alpina Edition 50 models boast 204-mph top [...]

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Alpina Edition 50 models boast 204-mph top speed, company’s most-powerful V8 ever

Filed under: Aftermarket, Design/Style, BMW, Coupe, Sedan, Performance Alpina is celebrating its 50th anniversary by giving more power to its customers. It is building limited-edition versions of the B5 Bi-Turbo and B6 Bi-Turbo that can reach 204 miles per hour thanks to a 592-horsepower twin-turbo V8. Continue reading Alpina Edition 50 models boast 204-mph top [...]

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Yamaha 03Gen Concepts point to a three-wheeled future [w/video]

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Misc. Automakers, Motorcycle, Bikes, Concept Cars, Future Yamaha’s 03Gen-f and 03Gen-x are two takes on the future of three-wheeled scooter design, one staying on the road and one venturing off. Continue reading Yamaha 03Gen Concepts point to a three-wheeled future [w/video] Yamaha 03Gen Concepts point to a three-wheeled future [w/video] originally [...]

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Buick Enclave gets continental makeover with Tuscan trim

Filed under: Design/Style, 2015 New York Auto Show, Buick, United States, Crossover, Luxury The 2016 Buick Enclave Tuscan Edition wears some bronze accents on the grille and wheels in an apparent attempt to celebrate the beautiful Italian region. Continue reading Buick Enclave gets continental makeover with Tuscan trim Buick Enclave gets continental makeover with Tuscan [...]

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Tailor-made BMW motorcycles presented by Petrolicious

Filed under: Design/Style, Videos, BMW, Europe, Motorcycle, Classics Petrolicious shines a light in a new video on an Italian designer who is bringing an added dose of sophistication to some vintage BMW motorcycles. Continue reading Tailor-made BMW motorcycles presented by Petrolicious Tailor-made BMW motorcycles presented by Petrolicious originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar [...]

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Mahindra reportedly negotiating to buy Pininfarina

Filed under: Design/Style, Earnings/Financials Indian automaker Mahindra is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to buy the famous Italian design house Pininfarina. The two sides have been negotiating the deal for weeks, anonymous insiders indicated. Continue reading Mahindra reportedly negotiating to buy Pininfarina Mahindra reportedly negotiating to buy Pininfarina originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, [...]

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Renault Alpine shows us the inspiration for its Vision Gran Turismo

Filed under: Design/Style, Toys/Games, Videos, Renault Renault’s Alpine sports car brand had extra creative in designing its Vision Gran Turismo concept, as it’s apt to demonstrate in this latest video. Continue reading Renault Alpine shows us the inspiration for its Vision Gran Turismo Renault Alpine shows us the inspiration for its Vision Gran Turismo originally [...]

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Renault Alpine shows us the inspiration for its Vision Gran Turismo

Filed under: Design/Style, Toys/Games, Videos, Renault Renault’s Alpine sports car brand had extra creative in designing its Vision Gran Turismo concept, as it’s apt to demonstrate in this latest video. Continue reading Renault Alpine shows us the inspiration for its Vision Gran Turismo Renault Alpine shows us the inspiration for its Vision Gran Turismo originally [...]

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Chinese EV makers copy BMW i3, VW Beetle

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Weird Car News, China, Hatchback, Electric This year’s Shandong EV Expo offers a look at two Chinese vehicles that blatantly take from the design of other models. The JMW2200 wears the face of a BMW i3, and the Videoev is a five-door Volkswagen Beetle. Continue reading Chinese EV makers copy BMW [...]

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Volkswagen promises more aggressive design for sedans, crossovers

Filed under: Design/Style, Volkswagen, Crossover, Sedan Volkswagen says it is planning more aggressive, market-specific designs for the US, since the conservative look that has made the brand a huge seller in Europe and China hasn’t had the same results here. Continue reading Volkswagen promises more aggressive design for sedans, crossovers Volkswagen promises more aggressive design [...]

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Bugatti Veyron La Finale gets a video farewell

Filed under: Design/Style, Plants/Manufacturing, Videos, Bugatti, Europe, Convertible, Performance Bugatti shows the build process of the last Veyron, but it’s surely not the final tribute to La Finale. Continue reading Bugatti Veyron La Finale gets a video farewell Bugatti Veyron La Finale gets a video farewell originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 [...]

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Bodie Stroud seriously updates the 1956 Ford F-100 into the BSI X-100

Filed under: Design/Style, Ford, Truck, Classics, Specialty Bodie Stroud showers some resto-mod love on the 1956 Ford F-100 pickup, turning it into the BSI X-100. Except for the vintage body, almost everything else is custom-built or custom-fitted, from the steel chassis and independent front suspension to the tubbed bed and Ford F-150 King Ranch gauges. [...]

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Tesla Model X spied up close in California

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Spy Photos, Videos, Tesla, United States, Crossover, Electric, Luxury Tesla Model X development continues to move forward ahead of the first deliveries expected in the third quarter of 2015. This example was spied driving in California wearing only a little camouflage. Continue reading Tesla Model X spied up close in California [...]

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Mitsubishi drops two more teasers of new Outlander

Filed under: Design/Style, 2015 New York Auto Show, Mitsubishi, United States, Crossover Mitsubishi is keeping its tease going for the refreshed 2016 Outlander, with two new images that show the front and rear of the crossover. Continue reading Mitsubishi drops two more teasers of new Outlander Mitsubishi drops two more teasers of new Outlander originally [...]

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Is Jaguar testing an electrified XE?

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Spy Photos, Jaguar, Europe, Technology, Sedan, Electric, Hybrid New spy shots show off an innocuous Jaguar XE that wears an odd emblem on its rear. A blue circle with an E suggests a new hybrid or electric model could be in the offing. Continue reading Is Jaguar testing an electrified XE? [...]

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