This bucking bronco requires a steady hand on the reins, because he will run hard – well past the stated 174 mph top speed, according to some independent tests. From a standstill, the RS 7 can giddyup to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, or less....More
Last year was the German marque’s best ever in Korea, with sales of 33,066 vehicles, accounting for more than 21% of all new import registrations. Including the Mini brand, the automaker’s share stood at 25%....More
Reminiscent of the first-generation car, the new ’15 model presents an athletic stance, with wide wheel arches that intersect with the hood opening and a long tornado line that extends from front to rear....More
A massive crowd of at least 150,000 people are attending the International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas to find the latest electronic devices and to be dazzled in high definition. Automakers and suppliers have stepped up participation to stay current with digital innovations.
Takeaways from this year’s competition: Direct injection and forced induction remain extremely popular; diesels still hold a considerable fuel-efficiency edge over gasoline engines; and there is a future for pushrods....More
Lacks’ only customer to date is Audi, which is using the innovation on its flagship ’15 A8 Quattro. The A8 is a low-volume car, but for the privately owned supplier the application marks a significant breakthrough....More
The winners, which include three diesels, an EV, eight engines using direct fuel injection and six with forced induction, emerged from a field of 44 powertrains evaluated by WardsAuto editors in October and November....More
This is the 20th year for Ward’s 10 Best Engines, a competition created to recognize outstanding powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and those rare engines or electric propulsion systems that are so compelling they help sell the vehicle.
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