The Subaru BRZ has been called light and well-balanced in the past. The chassis has often been called pliant; affording the BRZ great handling. The automatic transmission has frequently been cited for its high fuel efficiency. One thing that has never been said is that the BRZ offers great acceleration. Given that this is supposed to be a sports car, one would hope that Subaru addresses that issue for the 2017 model year. Let's have a look to see. Continue reading “Introducing The 2017 Subaru BRZ” »
Affordability is a state of mind...well, a state of your wallet at least. Mercedes-AMG is well aware that it is losing market share by not offering a discount or econo sports car model; hence, the premium automaker is adding a new model to its lineup: the AMG GT. In the interest of full disclosure, this is not an econo offering in the true sense. It is simply the Mercedes-AMG version
2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S
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Several years ago, Porsche was looking for a way to expand its market. Casting about for solutions, the company had many options on the table. Even though the world is inundated with three-box saloons, building another was a viable option...safe and proven. In the end, a decision was made to move into the luxury hatchback realm. At the time, there were few contenders in the market. Since the first Panamera rolled off the assembly line, the Tesla Model S and Audi A7 have joined the ranks, though. Despite the added competition, the Panamera is able to stand out. Larger than the A7 and far more luxurious than the Model S, the Panamera is a valid contender when put up against the Audi A8, BMW 7-series, and Mercedes-Benz S-class. Continue reading “A Quick Look At The 2017 Porsche Panamera” »
Depending on where you live in the world, seasonal changes throughout the years can range from mild to wild. In the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures can range as low as -20 °F (-29 °C), in the winter, to as high as 100 °F (38 °C), in the summer, in the same region! North American Vermont is said to have two seasons, mud and snow, thanks to copious amounts of precipitation and heavy forest cover. On the other hand, Kenya, like most African countries, essentially has only two seasons, dry and wet.
No matter what season, however, each presents special challenges for driver and vehicle, alike. Different seasons can tax your engine, electrical system, tires, brakes, and driver, not to mention paint and glass, in different ways. Here are some tips to prepare your vehicle for whatever conditions you may face, no matter what season.
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While consumer 3D printing is a recent innovation, the idea goes back at least thirty years; and it’s quite possible that their introduction into mainstream society will revolutionize a variety of fields, including the automotive industry.
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Summer is here, temperatures are rising, and that means two things: The kids are out of school and it’s time for summer vacations. If you’re not planning on flying to your destination, are you and your car up to the task? Here are some summer driving tips, for you and your car, which will help you make the most of your summer travel plans. Remember, as much as your car is a machine, the driver is also a machine, of a sort, and both need regular maintenance (rest), fuel (food and drink), and proper care (sunglasses) to work properly.
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The last thing that a driver wants to have is the same car in their driveway as the people living next door. With popular models, that is exactly what may happen. Heck, if the model is successful enough, you run the risk of having the same car parked all up and down the block. Then there are the cars that are so obscure, that few people see them, which can cause the public to doubt the reliability of the vehicle. Let's have a look at several cars and crossovers that some buyers may have overlooked when shopping for a new vehicle. Continue reading “12 Underrated Models You Should Consider” »
One of the metrics that we commonly use to measure the bona fides of a sports car is a deep, throaty exhaust note. If not that, then the high-pitched scream coming from a well tuned turbocharged engine. What no one expects is near pin-drop silence, but that is exactly what the 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro delivers. Barely topping 60 decibels at 115 km/h, the new A4 Quattro is nearly as quiet as a Rolls-Royce Phantom. With noise deprivation like that, you are more likely to hear the speeding tickets pile up than your A4. Continue reading “A Quick Look At The 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro” »