Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

German city prepares to ban older diesel vehicles

Hamburg is poised to become the first major city in Germany to impose a ban on older diesel vehicles. The city has begun erecting signs indicating the vehicles will not be allowed to pass through various streets. According to a Reuters report published Wednesday, Hamburg officials anticipate the ban will go into effect this month. Right now, the officials...

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Maserati launches track experience programs

Maserati wants its customers to be better drivers and the Italian luxury marque has introduced a set of track experience programs to do just that: the Master Maserati series. The brand announced Wednesday that the Master Maserati track experiences, to be held in Parma, Italy, will be divided into three programs. The first is "Master on track," which is also...

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Ford rolls out Waze infotainment connectivity for iPhone users

Ford in January announced Waze would come to vehicles equipped with its Sync 3 infotainment system. On Thursday, the Blue Oval officially rolled out Waze connectivity for iPhone users, two months later than it had originally promised. Ford's update allows iPhone users to plug their smartphone into the USB cable to display Waze directly on the car's...

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$263,000 coach-built Ram 1500 is the Maybach of pickup trucks

When money is no issue, you can afford to do things differently. That's exactly what the Italian firm Aznom Automotive has done with its Atulux pickup truck-sedan mashup. The coach-built pickup features extensive upgrades to create a luxurious experience far out of reach from the typical Ram 1500 buyer. How far out of reach? It costs $263,000. Atalux stands...

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GM imagines real Transformers with shape-shifting car design patents

In director Michael Bay's version of the "Transformers" franchise, the world of Decepticons and Autobots is heavily populated by General Motors products. Bumblebee used to be an old Volkswagen Beetle, but now it's a late-model Camaro. As reported by GM Inside News, GM has filed for patent applications that indicate the company is trying to develop real-life...

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2019 BMW M2 Competition priced from $58,900

Roundel fans, rejoice. While BMW is busy focusing on bringing more SUVs and electric cars to the market, the M division still wants more performance options. By hook or by crook, the M folks seem to have snuck one past the money men: the 2019 M2 Competition. And the best part is that there's no insane premium. The 2019 M2 Competition is priced from a very...

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Felipe Massa to drive for Venturi in Formula E

He only stepped down from Formula 1 last November but Brazilian racing driver Felipe Massa is already ready to jump back behind the wheel, only this time in the Formula E Championship. Massa confirmed Tuesday he will drive for Venturi starting from the 2018/2019 season, the electric car racing series' fifth. He signed a three-year deal with the team and...

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BMW teases iNext tech flagship, says concept coming in 2018

BMW has dropped multiple hints over the past couple of years about a new technological flagship code-named the iNext, and at its annual general meeting held in Munich on Thursday the automaker provided an early glimpse at the vehicle which is due in 2021. The teaser goes some way toward confirming the iNext as a crossover SUV with styling influenced by the...

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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots

Porsche's 718 Boxster and Cayman have just received the GTS treatment. But the German sports car marque is already working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4. Shown here is a prototype for the Cayman GT4, or possibly a Cayman GT4 RS. The car is being developed alongside a new Boxster Spyder and should make its...

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