2020 BMW 8-Series spy shots and video

BMW is working on a flagship coupe that we’re expecting to revive the 8-Series name, and we have fresh spy shots and video of prototypes. BMW hinted at the model in March when senior executives said the automaker was looking at adding more high-end models. One will be an i8 Spyder. Others will include this 8-Series coupe, an 8-Series Convertible…

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2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots

A prototype for the next-generation Nissan Leaf has just been spotted. The redesigned electric compact hatch is expected to debut later this year, as a 2018 model. The current Leaf was the first electric car to truly go mainstream. Before its arrival for the 2011 model year, getting a pure electric car to production with a standard set of features…

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2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots

Bentley Continental Supersports returns with 700 hp, 209 mph top speed

Behold the new Bentley Continental Supersports. It’s the fastest, most powerful Bentley ever produced, and according to the automaker there isn’t a four-seat car faster than it. Performance claims include 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 209 mph. Sure, there are quicker cars out there but none will cosset you and…

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Bentley Continental Supersports returns with 700 hp, 209 mph top speed

The differences between automatic and manual transmissions

You no doubt know which type of gearbox you prefer, be it automatic or manual. Do you know how these gearboxes do what they do? If you don’t, then today is your lucky day. This video from Learn Engineering starts off with the basics of how a manual transmission works. It comes down to three shafts, an input shaft, an intermediate shaft, and an…

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VW reaches $1B settlement for cars with 3.0-liter diesels

The Volkswagen Group on Tuesday announced it reached a $1 billion settlement with regulators in the United States to resolve claims related to its vehicles fitted with 3.0-liter diesel engines. The settlement still needs to be approved by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer, who is presiding over cases related to the automaker’s diesel…

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NSX buyers get custom video, diecast car

Buying an Acura NSX is a special moment and Acura is making is even more special. The car is on sale now, deliveries are beginning, and Acura is providing each buyer with a video featuring (at least in part) their car. ALSO SEE: Acura NSX vs. Audi R8: We compare tech versus higher tech A total of seven different videos are available, and each uses…

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Latest Ferrari Special Projects car is the F12-based SP275 RW

If you’re one of Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] most loyal of loyal customers, you may be fortunate enough to be invited to commission a bespoke coachbuilt car, a one-off developed by the automaker’s Special Projects division. Ferrari has been churning out the Special Projects cars at the rate of about two per year, the first of which was…

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Latest Ferrari Special Projects car is the F12-based SP275 RW

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 deep dive

BMW’s Iconic Impulses world tour reached its final destination in Los Angeles this week, where BMW Motorrad revealed its vision for the future of two-wheeled mobility. As part of the company’s 100th anniversary, the automaker has produced four unique concept vehicles this year–one from each brand–to show off its technology and design…

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McLaren adds track-focused 570S Sprint to Sports Series range

It’s only been a year since McLaren revealed the first of its Sports Series models, the 570S, but already the automaker’s entry-level range is close to matching the variety on offer in the pricier Super Series. Already this year we’ve been treated to the more practical 570GT and competition-ready 570 GT4 racer, and now McLaren…

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8 ways to turn an SUV into a Porsche

The 2017 Porsche Macan GTS is the compact SUV the automaker always set out to build, according to Porsche. Based on the Audi Q5, the Macan GTS is, in our opinion, the best handling crossover on the planet, but how does it get that way? Let’s dissect how a sports car maker turns an SUV into a Porsche. Bigger brakes Part of going fast is stopping…

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