July 3, 2008
BMW i8 facing $100,000 markups at dealerships - report
At present, their new factory for i-series in Leipzig can only produce 10 to 12 BMW i8s every day. Demand all over the world could easily exceed supply. Btw the i8 in China is priced at USD 325,000 to 355,000 (MSRP, without markups), but they could still get hundreds, or even thousands, of orders I ...
August 20, 2014
2015 Skoda Fabia officially revealed
So they named the platform of facelift Polo "PQ26" ? I can't see too much difference between the so-called PQ26 and PQ25. By the way the PQ25 was also an evolution of PQ24, which debuted in 1999 on the first gen Fabia.
August 19, 2014
Hyundai considering a luxury crossover to battle the Lexus RX - report
August 18, 2014
Mazda working on diesel-electric hybrid system - report
Mazda used to put a bet on maximizing fuel efficiency of tradition internal combustion engines (Skyactiv). They were probably the only big manufacturer that had never developed a commercialized alternative energy vehicle (HEV, PHEV, BEV, FCEV, etc). But as hybrids account for 60% of new car sales in...
August 18, 2014
Audi to match 6- and 8-cylinder engine smoothness with all-new 4-cylinder unit - report
"In a conventional four-cylinder motor, the conrods and pistons are running in line with the crankshaft." Not really, conventional engines usually have a small piston offset, to prevent the rotation movement of the pistons.
August 16, 2014
Wealthy Arabs pay 20,000 GBP per vehicle to ship supercars with cargo jets to London
August 15, 2014
Acura RLX Sport Hybrid delayed due to a technical issue - report
Their new 7 speed DCT with integrated motor/generator, co-developed by Honda and Schaeffler, has been recalled for 3 times in Japan on the new Fit hybrid. Hence they halted the production of the Fit hybrid and suspended all deliveries. As the RLX hybrid uses a similar hybrid configuration with a sim...
August 14, 2014
16 BMWs lose kidney grille in digital interpretation
Here's the official one: Zhinuo 1E, an electrified BMW X1, made by BMW Brilliance for Chinese market. http://m3.auto.itc.cn/car/600/14/99/Img3229914_600.jpg
August 13, 2014
2015 Mazda MX-5 spied wearing a production body [video]
Woooow the taillights on FD3S (RX-7) are coming back.
August 11, 2014
Nissan imagines Sentra 370Z Nismo and Maxima GT-R Nismo mashups
Slieighty was not a factory limited run model, it was just an aftermarket modification.
August 10, 2014