Posts Tagged ‘Autoblog’

Smart ED ready for high-horsepower Mustang on city drag strip

Hey, all you fans of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, where will you ever use that 328 kilometre per hour top speed? Probably not in very many places, and Smart would kindly like to remind you that, “Top speed means nothing in the city.”

That’s the tagline for a new ad for the all-electric…


Lotus said to be planning new sedan, crossover [w/poll]

Lotus has been in limbo in recent years. After former CEO Dany Bahar revealed his plans to build six new models, its parent company was sold, Bahar was sacked, his plans were canceled and a new CEO was hired in the form of former Peugeot chief Jean-Marc Gales. The industry has been waiting ever…


BMW reveals new X5 Security Plus in Moscow

A major player in the Russian market, BMW is heading to the Moscow Motor Show this month with a slew of local debuts… most of which we’ve already seen. But among all the new models making the trek from Bavaria to Moscow will be the new X5 Security Plus.

In a new-model launch that will…


Infiniti previews a new… something

Sometimes we get a teaser image and accompanying statement where we can at least surmise what the automaker is up to. This is not one of those times.

The automaker, in this case, is Infiniti, and the teaser image shows only a grille with a similar shape to what you’d find on most of the…


Fall in love with the madness of the Nürburgring 24-hour race

We like the 24 Hours of Le Mans just fine. With the world’s manufacturers in attendance and a varied field of classes and cars circling a high-speed circuit that’s partially hewn from public roads, the appeal of the crown jewel of endurance racing is obvious. But, if you’re tired of all the Le…


We obsessively covered the 2014 Monterey Car Week

With each passing year, things just get more and more interesting at the annual Monterey Car Week. As we’ve seen yet again, it’s not just about the historic automobiles anymore – new vehicles certainly have big presences at the various events. Beyond that, with a wide variety of sights to…


Autoblog readers come clean with their own controversial automotive beliefs

You Shared Your Unpopular Opinions And We Respond

A couple weeks back, the editors here at Autoblog sounded off with some of our own unpopular automotive opinions, voicing the controversial sentiments for which we often catch flak from other enthusiasts upon expression. Along with our own, we…


Car-Sharing Comparison: Everything you need to know about AutoShare, Car2Go and Zipcar

AutoShare, Zipcar, or Car2Go – which of these car-sharing services is the best one?

While some forms of car-sharing have been around since the 1990s, the increasingly popular short-term car rental solution is indeed a growing trend and a great tool for people in large, urban cities. According to…


First BMW i8 sells for $825,000, over five times its $145,000 base price

Here are some numbers. The standard BMW i8 starts at starts at roughly $145,000 in Canada. The first i8 in North America were auctioned off at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this past weekend and the auctioneers, Gooding & Company, said before the gavel was lifted the fist time that…


Thieves stealing copper from EV charging stations in Vancouver

In Europe, most EV charging stations don’t have a wire permanently attached. Unlike North America, European EV drivers need to carry a cable around with them. This is a bit of a hassle, but it’s far easier than pulling up to an EVSE and finding the cable simply cut out. That’s what’s happening…


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