MotorSports | Ford gives drag racers electronic line-lock #VIDEO

April 21, 2014 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

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 MotorSports | Ford gives drag racers electronic line-lock #VIDEO

Ford engineers are leveraging state-of-the-art controls software technology to give some of the most avid Mustang customers an industry-first feature – electronic line-lock.

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BMW X3 Gets a Makeover

February 6, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Featured, German cars, MotorNews

BMW X3 Gets a Makeover

First introduced 10 years ago, the BMW X3 which has enjoyed  sales figures of more than one million units sold worldwide is getting a makeover in 2014.

The new X3 gets the new generation 2-litre turbodiesel with increased injection pressure of 2000 bar making the outputs climb up to 400kW and 400Nm with the capacity to run to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds. In terms of fuel consumption, the new X3  uses only 5 litres per 100km, dropping 7.1 percent from previous model. Read more

MINI Continues Winning Streak in ‘Best Cars 2014’

January 30, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Featured, MotorNews

MINI Continues Winning Streak in 'Best Cars 2014'

Readers of the automobile magazine “auto, motor und sport” has voted MINI as the top choice in its imported premium small car category, together with other notable vehicles in the publication’s “Best Cars 2014” awards. Read more

Electric Cars | BMW i3 eCar Enjoys High Demands, delivery up to 6 months

Planning to buy a BMW i3? Well unfortunately, you will have to wait up to six more months as BMW sales director Ian Robertson reports that the company has received 11,000 orders for the compact electric vehicle worldwide. 80% of these orders are either new customers or are switching from other brands and as of May 2013, the i3 has had 1,200 pre-orders bound for first adopters in the US dubbed as “electronauts” Read more

Renault Teases Concept Car Ahead of New Delhi Motorshow #Video

The video might not reveal much, but it looks like French automaker Renault is set to enter new markets and release models tailored to specific markets’ needs. Is it a a budget city car? A new hybrid? Let’s wait and see what Renault has to unveil on February 5 at the New Delhi Motor Show and the 2014 Auto Expo.

Mercedes AMG Reveals W05 Formula One 2014 Race Car

January 28, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Featured, MotorNews, MotorSports

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Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team today unveiled the F1 W05, its new car for the 2014 Formula One season, at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain. Designed from the ground up as an integrated project between the Mercedes-Benz teams based at Brackley and Brixworth, this car marks a milestone as Mercedes Benz celebrates 120 years in Motorsport and the 80th birthday of its Silver Arrowa. Ahead of the first morning of official winter testing, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took the wraps off the first all-new Silver Arrow to hit the track since 1954. Read more

SKULLY P-1 Provides 'Google Glass-like' HUD on your Motorcycle Helmet #Video

This uber-high tech helmet features a 180 degree rear-view camera that feeds images into the HUD (heads up display) serving as the main control panel for all its sweet features – visual GPS navigation, bluetooth connectivity. accelerometer, a gyroscope, compass and to minimize distraction, smartphone link via voice control.

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept Gets Teased at NAIAS 2014

January 14, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Detroit, Featured, MOTOR SHOWS, MotorSports

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept Gets Teased at NAIAS 2014

A concept car aiming to fuse the spirit of Formula One with Infiniti’s arresting design aesthetic of the Q50 –  the premium sports sedan Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge gets teased at the 2014 NAIAS Detroit Motor Show. Read more

Stuttgart-based automaker Mercedes-Benz presents at CES 2014 a new version of its Digital DriveStyle App with iPhone integration for cars equipped with the Drive Kit Plus which now allows users to access controls of their Nest Labs thermostats at home right from their cars. The new version of the app also features an intergration with Google’s Google+ network, aside from the already existing Facebook integration, which altogether offers a text-to-speech feature so the latest posts on your social feed will be read by the app. These new features shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will be made available in the US in the coming months. Read more

A forecast of market analyst IHS Automotive for auto motor und sport magazine reports that almost all German car manufacturers can look forward to growth in sales in the year 2014.

According to IHS, the Stuttgart-based Porsche, which is projected to grow the most in 2014, will see an increase in sales of 24.8 percent to 200,100 vehicles worldwide in 2014, with its own SUV Macan expected to enjoy high gains in Europe, China, the Middle East and the USA. Read more