Even with an updated powertrain and driving dynamics over its predecessor, the Fortwo is no smarter an idea today than when Daimler product planners hatched the idea to bring the brand to the U.S. in 2008.
For the first time, an electrification option will be available with the Mini Cooper S E Countryman. The plug-in hybrid allows for pure electric driving up to 78 mph and has an all-electric range of 25 miles
The building is a state-of-the-art, global electronics R&D facility designed not just to sustain ZF TRW’s leadership position but also to foster creativity among the 600 engineers and support staff inside.
The company has spent the past few years aggressively stretching its product portfolio into the most desirable, revenue-rich segments of electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technology.
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.