BMW http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53559/more en Luxury Automakers Not Discouraged by India Slump http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Luxury-segment sales are expected to grow from about 32,000 units in 2013 to nearly 50,000 this year, according to IHS Automotive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/luxury-automakers-not-discouraged-india-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Audi Bentley Jeep Rolls Royce Production Sales Results Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1171901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi A3 opens door to luxury market.</strong></p> Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto editors evaluated 37 all-new or improved powertrains before settling on the winners: two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 3-cyl. turbos, a battery-electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Sweden United Kingdom BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Automatic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Manual Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 4-cyl. engine 6.2L LT1 V-8 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta EcoBoost hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV range extender Volvo T5 Drive-E Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1175021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2015 <em>Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines</em> winners will receive trophies at ceremony during Detroit auto show.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Winners http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines were chosen from a field of 37 nominees, including the 10 returning winners and 27 all-new or re-engineered powertrains and propulsion systems available in the U.S. for under $60,000. The winners consist of two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 2-cyl. turbos, an electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:29:00 +0000 1175431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Display in Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell Vehicle shows 228 miles (367 km) of range.</strong></p> Free-Trade Pact Opens Ecuador to EU Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ecuador will phase out its current 35% to 40% tariff on automobiles over the next seven years, eventually allowing European automakers to export to the country duty-free. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe South America Europe - Regional Colombia Ecuador Peru Venezuela BMW Land Rover Nissan European Commission Globalization Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:41:00 +0000 1172141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Range Rover shedding tariffs in Ecuador.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part Two http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-two <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several diesel vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW X5, Cruze Diesel, Ram 1500, Ford Transit, Volkswagen Golf TDI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-two#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. BMW Chevrolet Ford Ram Volkswagen Gasoline Test Drives Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:09:00 +0000 1172231 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part One http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several EV and hybrid vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW i3 (range extender and pure EV), Fiat 500e, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Soul EV, Lexus NX, Volkswagen e-Golf.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. BMW Fiat Hyundai Kia Lexus Volkswagen Engines Test Drives Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:57:00 +0000 1171351 at http://wardsauto.com Coming to an EV Near You: Multi-Speed Transmissions http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions <div class="node-body blog-body">A ZF executive says he expects 3- or 4-speed transmissions to be available in electric vehicles within five or six years. The new gearboxes could extend range some 20%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW General Motors Tesla ZF Batteries Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Product Development Sales Results Transmissions 1-speed transmission 2-mode transmission 2-speed transmission 3-speed 4-speed transmission James Potter Nissan Leaf Tesla Model S torque ZF ZF Powertrain Technology Road Ahead Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:14:00 +0000 1167451 at http://wardsauto.com ZF TechAcademy in South Carolina http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-techacademy-south-carolina <div class="node-body gallery-body">ZF hosted journalists for a 1-day TechAcademy at a former runway in Greenville, SC, to demonstrate its capabilities in chassis and driveline technologies. Eight-speed, 9-speed and dual-clutch transmissions were among the systems evaluated, as well as rear-wheel steering. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-techacademy-south-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-techacademy-south-carolina#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Porsche ZF Automatic Chassis Dual Clutch (DCT) Electronics Future Products Product Development Safety Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:05:00 +0000 1167051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar F-Type roadster has ZF torque converter and 8-speed automatic.</strong></p> BMW i3 Test Drive for Ward's 10 Best Engines of 2015 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/bmw-i3-test-drive-wards-10-best-engines-2015 <div class="node-body video-body">The BMW i3 extended-range electric vehicle, driven by editor Tom Murphy, is one of 37 contenders for the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/bmw-i3-test-drive-wards-10-best-engines-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/bmw-i3-test-drive-wards-10-best-engines-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. BMW Engines Test Drives Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:49:00 +0000 1166951 at http://wardsauto.com EVs in Contention for 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/evs-contention-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines: Under the Hood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seven electrified powertrains are in the running for the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition. In this Under the Hood installment, we look at the Fiat 500e, Kia Soul, VW e-Golf and BMW i3 EVs, as well as the extended-range i3.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/evs-contention-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/evs-contention-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Germany Italy BMW Fiat Kia Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development battery-electric vehicle BMW i3 extended-range electric vehicles Fiat 500e Fuel Economy Kia Soul EV range extender Volkswagen e-Golf Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1165771 at http://wardsauto.com Tom Murphy