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BMW Shifts Gears With ’16 X1 CUV Commented on: 1 week ago (November 16, 2015)

Sorry about the misprint in the spec box. Correct curb weight is 3,660 lbs.

VW, Audi Excluded From 10 Best Engines Testing Commented on: 6 weeks ago (October 9, 2015)

And hopefully VW will shed enough light fairly soon so we're all seeing this episode a bit more clearly.

Road to MBS in Colorado: Pure Michigan Kick Commented on: 16 weeks ago (August 5, 2015)

Understood, Jefe von Q, but most modern automatics are more fuel-efficient than manuals, so you can see where that trendline will take us as CAFE requirements tighten up. As for the diesel, I've...

Chrysler Building Ram 1500 Diesels, But Sales Lag Commented on: 18 weeks ago (July 21, 2015)

Excellent question. Selective catalytic reduction, which injects urea into the exhaust stream to burn off oxides of nitrogen, is not cheap. There's also a particulate filter that adds cost. Yes,...

Finally, Voice of Reason Commented on: 20 weeks ago (July 9, 2015)

If we transition to fully autonomous vehicles by addressing that remaining 20%, I may be the last person to believe the technology will get me safely to my destination.

Conti Proposes Virtual Guard Rail Commented on: 22 weeks ago (June 24, 2015)

Right, no special roadside sensors necessary. But there are limitations, especially in cold-weather climates, where snow and ice will obscure the camera's view of the lane markers.

Ford, Conti Simplify Trailer Backup Commented on: 23 weeks ago (June 17, 2015)

Yes, a miscalculation on the part of the brilliant brand managers back in the day at General Motors.

Hang Up and Drive – And Get Off My Lawn Commented on: 25 weeks ago (June 4, 2015)

Great comments, HugoTheImpaler. I'm afraid motorcycle sales may suffer as people realize how clueless so many drivers are these days. It's all very sad.

JCI, LTU Pair Up for Battery Research Commented on: 27 weeks ago (May 20, 2015)

Nope, it's a 12V lead-acid plus a 12V Li-ion battery. That's what the senior JCI engineers told me.

’16 Chevy Camaro Bows, Promises ‘Finely Honed Performance’ Commented on: 27 weeks ago (May 18, 2015)

You could be right on all fronts, IS228979. I was thinking the same thing. Such are the unseemly effects of CAFE. But let's reserve judgment until we've at least driven each engine.


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