C-class: The old coupe carries on for one more year before being updated to the new chassis for 2017. The sedan, introduced last year, sees three new variants in 2016: a plug-in hybrid for ZEV states based on a turbocharged 2.0-liter four augmented with an 80-hp electric motor and a 6.2-kWh battery; a four-cylinder diesel C300d; and a C450 AMG that replaces the C400. This last one is the first in the new AMG ’tween range, which sits below “full” AMG cars but above regular Mercs. With standard four-wheel drive and a 362-hp, tw [...]
Looking to buy a hybrid or an electric vehicle to help save gasoline and maybe the planet? The vehicles sporting an Editors’ Choice badge are our picks for the best hybrids and best EVs of 2016 and 2017.
MSRP: $33,995 – $38,345
EPA: 43 city/42 hwy
Overview: Despite the Volt’s eco image, it’s actually fun to drive, without the range anxiety of pure electric vehicles.
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Overview: The A3 Sportback e-tron is Audi’s first plug-in hybrid; optimistic European testing yields 157 mpg, but your results, as the saying goes, may vary.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reached a Guinness World Records-certified top speed of 431 km/h or 268 mph. However, as Guinness notes, the cars shipped to customers are restricted to 258 mph — to protect the tires, which don’t hold up well at the higher speeds. The Veyron Super Sport has four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers; the 16-cylinder engine has a total of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the fastest road car in production. The SSC Ultimate Aero held the previous Guinness record of 255.83 mph. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, depending on production details and foreign-exchange rates, will cost between $2.4 to $2.6 million.
Over the past 60 years Chevrolet has built more than 1.3 million Corvettes across six generations. Most of them have been good cars. A few of them have been lousy cars. And at least 10 Corvettes have been truly great.
Great as in a car that in the middle of the day while at work, you just think about driving it. Great as in a car that resets the standard for awesomeness among teenagers for decades. Great as in a car that is the subject of outlandish posters, intricate scale models and carefully crafted scotch decanters.
But for sanity’s sake this list is restricted to regular production Corvettes. So great Corvettes like the John Greenwood road racers from the early 1970s or the C5Rs and C6Rs that have taken multiple wins at Le Mans aren’t on the list. And movie cars like the right-hand-drive custom machine featured in Corvette Summer aren’t here either. Surely they’ll
If pickup truck sales were the sole indicator of economic health the U.S. would currently be experiencing a period of record prosperity. Full-size truck sales were up more than 5 percent last year, and midsize truck sales simply exploded, skyrocketing over 40 percent in 2015. While truck sales aren’t the U.S. economy’s only measure of financial strength they are among the hottest vehicle segments going these days, suggesting a strong hunger for open-bed options. This is welcome news for truck-heavy automakers like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ford, GM and Toyota. Over the past 10 years trucks have transitioned from rudimentary cargo haulers into luxurious image enhancers. Truck pricing has undergone a similar elevation. At Kelley Blue Book we’ve seen full- and midsize truck pricing jump ne [...]
The new Tesla Model S P90D, a seven-seat electric car, accelerates faster than sports cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatti, according to tests by the car enthusiast magazine Motor Trend. The all-wheel-drive P90D went from a dead stop to 60 miles an hour in a mind-warping 2.6 seconds, according to the magazine. The average family sedan today takes about 8 seconds to do the same.
Among the cars that would take longer to reach highway speeds, according to Motor Trend, are the $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador and the $2 million Bugatti V [...]
Do you know the fastest car in the world to be the desire of all lovers of racing cars. The fastest car in the world that first occupied by Hennessey Venom GT because the car has been recognized and can beat Bugatti they both produce the fastest car in the world. For more details you can see the 10 fastest cars in the world below. Hennessey Venom GT Speed cars 270 mph (435 km/h), 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, has a 7.0 liter LS7 Turbocharged V8 Twin Turbo V8 Engine producing 1244 hp, with a Hennessey Venom GT [...]
We’ve overheard guys say they don’t care what kind of car they drive as long as it gets them from Point A to Point B. Those guys are liars. Who wouldn’t want to own a car that turns more heads than a bikini car wash? Maybe these guys have only driven used jalopies and don’t know anything else. Well, these are the cars they should know. These are the 15 Classic Cars That Define Cool.
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Anything attached to Carroll Shelby’s name is immediately worth your time. With an insane power-to-weight ratio, the Shelby 427 Cobra has a bit more giddyup than your Corolla. Plus, the hundreds of thousands of dollars you’d pay for one will seem like chump change compared [...]
If an SUV is more your style than a minivan is, there’s no better choice than our top-rated Toyota Highlander. Family-friendly and spacious, the Highlander offers a comfortable and quiet ride, with seating for up to eight, and a third row that’s roomy enough for three small kids. You can choose a bench seat or captain’s chairs in the second row. Controls feature big knobs and large instruments. Our tested V6 version was smooth and powerful, and returned 20 mpg overall. A 25-mpg hybrid is also available. Reliability has consistently been stellar. Seats eight.