Great news for fans looking to update their cars: Volkswagen released a video demonstrating its Temporary Automated Pilot (TAP) system in a Passat. Temporary Auto Pilot can assume control of the your car using all its safety systems without any intervention of the driver.
Selling a car is much different now than ever before. There are many options available to market and sell your used vehicle.
In the not so distant past, there were two ways to sell your used vehicle. You could trade it in on a new vehicle, or you put a classified ad in the local newspaper. These options were restrictive, in that the buyer was likely to be found in a smaller geographical area. The amount of money that you were likely to get for your vehicle was directly related to the overall economic conditions of your local area.
Mercedes-Benz unveils the hot C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. The AMG Black Series is powered by the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 but AMG’s modifications include forged pistons, conrods and crankshaft, a 50% bigger oil cooler and a new ECU, it churns out 517HP and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft)of tarmac-tearing torque.
All this power is channeled to the 19-inch rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch AMG Speedshift transmission. The gearbox has four modes and its fastest gear change time is just 100 milliseconds. Performance is exceptional: the C63 AMG Black Series accelerates from a standstill to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds.
There’s no getting around it. From the home front, to the campus, to the workplace and beyond, technology is changing every aspect of our lives. And with the advent of smart phones, technology is even redefining the way we drive. Although, too much technology just might drive us to distraction, having a smarter car is clearly helpful on the highway. Here’s a look at 7 of the better ways your smartphone can enhance your driving experience by raising your car’s I.Q.
Toyota has unveiled its brand new Yaris which will be available later this year. The revamped car, based on the model which was first designed in 1999, is loaded with modern technology.
The designers have tried to keep to the original concept of the design and the car is only is 100mm longer than the previous Yaris. Continue reading
Hyundai unveiled its facelift for South Korean market version of its Sonata sedan. The light cosmetic facelift on the outside brings a revamped front grille with a little bit less chrome on top and around the sides, plus new LED taillights at the back, reshaped mirror casings and a fresh choice of alloy wheel designs including a set of 18-inch multispoke rims.
Audi unveiled the facelifted versions of its A5 Coupe, the Sportback and Cabriolet. The 2012 Audi A5 range is available with direct injection engines featuring forced induction and stop-start and energy regeneration system as standard.
The base engine for all models is the updated 4-cylinder 1.8-liter TFSI petrol, which produces 170HP and 320 Nm of torque. The revised four-pot is more frugal with the Coupe returning 5.7 liters/100 km on the combined cycle.
Look at the horrific crash involving Alex Plenagl and his BMW Alpina B6 GT3 bolid at last weekend’s ADAC GT Masters championship at the Nurburgring. Plenagl’s Alpina flew over the safety barriers, passed through a BMW sign and crashed onto the concrete wall. I think it is the coolest safety credentials of the BMW Alpina B6 as despite the severity of the crash, Plenagl managed to escape unhurt.
Crazy, crazy russians. The shocking crash test was caught on film by a pair of security cameras im Moscow. The GT-R driver was either street racing with another car or simply trying out the full potential of his high-performance sports coupe on the streets of Moscow. He failed to steer left after passing a black car from the right and ended up crashing into three parked vehicles.