Archive | July, 2011

Video: Chief engineer of Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 gives a tour

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was the main star of the Camaro Homecoming Event in Oshawa. Chevy has released a video of Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser giving us a full tour of the high-power Camaro. Click here for more news on the Chevrolet Camaro. Check out the video after the jump. Refresher: Power for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro […]

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Volkswagen reports $6.86 billion profit in second quarter, still gives cautious outlook

Sales number for Volkswagen soared in the second quarter, with over three times the previous quarters net profit. The company, however, remains careful as they believe that the next few months may present new issues, and that the sales increase will most likely stop here. The tally hit $6.86 billion this quarter, which is far […]

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Mercedes-Benz expanding range of apps for the COMAND Online

Mercedes-Benz’s 1993 S-Class marked a revolution in automotive technology with the industry’s first fully integrated telematics system called the CNS installed in the vehicle. Three years later a voice control system that still sets the standard was released called Linguatronic. Later, in 2002, the first 16:9 color tv ws released, with Internet-access to closely follow […]

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Maserati GranTurismo S Superior Black Edition is as stealth as they get

Maserati’s head turning Grand Turismo S now has a ‘Superior Black Edition’ crafted by tuner Anderson Germany. If you haven’t already gathered, the car is coated, inside and out, in black. But it’s defiantly not as plain looking as it sounds. The car’s exterior is repainted in matte black, with tinted front and tail lights […]

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Best Global Brands: Toyota is the ‘world’s greenest brand’

Independent analytical firm, Interbrand, has just released a new study that says Toyota is the “world’s greenest brand,” beating corporate industrial behemoths like 3M and Siemens. Better known for the Best Global Brands study, Interbrand introduced this study to measure the environmental performance and a brand’s environmental sustainability based on public records. With models such […]

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Sheryl Crow’s 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster to hit auction block at Gooding

In light of the recent outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes in the Midwest, singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow donated her 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster to be auctioned off at this year’s upcoming Gooding & Company auction following the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance car show. Estimated to be valued in at somewhere in between $50,000 […]

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Hyundai uses volcanic rock on Elantra, Accent interior

Hyundai engineers have had some interesting things up their sleeves. But this one may take the cake as being the most interesting ever seen in a car. Hyundai Engineering Plastics, Shinki Intermovile, Plastech, and Kopla all worked together to bring the new Hyundai Accent and Elantra with interior pillar trim partly made of volcanic rock. […]

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Videos: A closer look at the BMW i3 and BMW i8 with some interesting facts

Earlier today, BMW launched its new BMW i brand with two new concepts including the BMW i3 and the BMW i8. The fully electric BMW i3 will hit markets in 2013, while the plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sports car will arrive in dealerships in 2014. If there are any of you that prefer bullet points […]

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Obama announces 54.5 mpg fuel-efficiency standard, we will save $1.7 trillion at the pump

President Obama has just come around to making a historic agreement in which thirteen major automakers have agreed to meet a 54.6 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy goal by 2025. This decision was made after a couple weeks of long talks to see if automakers can achieve the new CAFE requirements without too much financial […]

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Euro-spec 2012 Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype teased, goes on sale early 2012

Honda will be unveiling a new Civic for the European market at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Developed specifically for the European market, the new Civic is said to focus on ride and handling. I wish Honda America focused on the same traits for the American spec Civic. “Every time we visited Europe […]

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