We promise that we’re not shills for Big Tire, what with our constant pushing of the benefits of winter tires. There simply isn’t any denying that winter tires enhance vehicle control and safety when temperatures fall below 45 degrees. Even all-season tires’ performance deteriorates at lower temperatures, whereas winter-specific rubber compounds maintain grip in the dry and […]
Mercedes-AMG is not about to lift off the pedal on its product offensive, the performance brand’s CEO told us at the launch of the Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe. Said Tobias Moers: “The upcoming AMG E63 will make the biggest leap ever,” and he confirmed that the model will be fitted with an AMG Speedshift version of […]
The gestation of the fully autonomous car is turning up all manner of new hurdles. Google, which has tested its own, vaguely koala-esque self-driving car (it plans to supply systems to automakers rather than become a full automaker, however), has proposed a solution to one such problem: how autonomous cars will communicate with pedestrians. As the Washington Post discovered, […]
As with most exotic automakers, the Geneva auto show is hugely important to Lamborghini, and the Italian car company has debuted something of note at each of the past several events. Considering that Lamborghini officially sells just two basic models, the Huracán and the Aventador, that’s meant a bunch of one-off and special-edition models. This year, according to an […]
Mazda is recalling 193,484 CX-9 crossovers in the U.S. because their ball joints can rust and cause the front control arms to break off, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On 2007-2014 CX-9 models, the ball joints connecting the lower control arms to the front wheels may loosen or suddenly detach […]
The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan started at $27,420. Study the compact-crossover segment for even a moment, and it’s clear that the VW’s price is way, way out of step with what Honda charges for a bare CR-V, or Ford asks for a basic Escape. Even taking into account the Tiguan’s premium bend, it’s just a bit […]
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