One-uppers rejoice: Ram Heavy Duty one-ups F-Series

If you’ve ever worked with a one-upper, please accept my apologies. Apologies also to Ford F-Series, who has just been one-upped by Ram Heavy Duty trucks.

Audi talks big on 48-volt car electrics

Audi’s not the first to talk of upping vehicle electrical system voltage (to a 48-volt system, in their case), but they’re still convinced it’s the future.


NEVS electric Saab 9-3 shown in Sweden

The folks at National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) have been hoping to take disheveled Swedish brand Saab into a new, sustainable era by making electric vehicles out of Saab chassis. This week, the first in a prototype series of Saab 9-3-based EVs was shown in Sweden.

One-of-a-kind BMW i8 brings $825K in charity auction

A bidder at Gooding and Company’s Pebble Beach Auction got a one-of-a-kind BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition for the princely sum of $825,000.

McLaren P1 GTR is an unapologetic hybrid race car

The McLaren P1 GTR was unveiled last week as a “design concept” that, according to the automaker, aims to be the “most track-tailored and most-powerful produced by McLaren Special Operations to date.” Do we wish we could get some track time in one? Of course we do.

Officially official: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is coming

Well, we told you so: The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is going to be a real thing. Four doors. Eight cylinders. Eight forward speeds. Seven hundred seven horsepower. And it’ll do the quarter in 11 seconds flat.

So long, Sonata: Here’s the skinny on Hyundai Sonata’s steering

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata we tested had what Hyundai calls Driver Selectable Steering Modes (DSSM) that allowed us to pick from three steering assist calibrations at the touch of a button on the steering wheel. While electric power steering is often derided by so-called “purists,” I was a fan of the Hyundai Sonata steering setup.

Mercedes S 500: Defeat the safety nannies for full autonomous?!

We already know that the Mercedes S 500 is unreal with its Distronic Plus system, but I would not have believed this hack if I didn’t see it for myself.

Jaguar XE claims 75 MPG EU cycle by way of aluminum

The Jaguar XE will use of lightweight components and aluminum on its way to achieving an expected 75 MPG or more on the EU combined cycle. Uh, wow?

New Dodge Durango gets Blacktop Appearance Package

The 2014 Dodge Durango is getting a Blacktop Appearance Package that brings a host of darkened appearance goodies to the muscularly styled SUV.

Getting psyched for the Jaguar XE

I am really excited about the prospects of the entry-level Jaguar XE since it fills the hole left by the X-Type, which I really liked, even though it was basically a Ford Mondeo with prodigious Coventry tuning and a better interior.

So long, Sonata: We admire 2014 Hyundai Sonata’s sheet metal

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata wasn’t bad to look at by any stretch of the imagination, and it didn’t sacrifice solid build quality in the name of style.