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Fortissimo Fiat: We spend some time in the Fiat 500L

The lilliputian Fiat 500 may be the real-life counterpart to Luigi in the Disney “Cars” movies, but the Fiat 500L is just plain Euro weird — in a good way.

Review: Rockford Fosgate M282 marine speaker hits the water

Rockford Fosgate delivers when it comes to the marine audio speaker game.

Noteworthy: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV fuel economy notes

After spending a week with the Nissan Versa Note SV, I had to throw it into my own comparo of recent competitors: The Ford Fiesta SFE and Mitsubishi Mirage.

Mercedes AMG 4.0-liter biturbo V8 makes 125 horsepower per liter

It was the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary last week, so let me say, “HOLY HORSEPOWER, BATMAN!” Mercedes has a new AMG 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that makes 125 horsepower per liter!

2015 Hyundai Sonata named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

We’ve been telling you a bit about the newly redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata lately. The latest news from Hyundai: The new Sonata has been designated a Top Safety Pick+ by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Add a shaker hood to your Dodge Challenger for $2,660

Among the glut of Dodge Challenger news this week: Challenger owners who want to add some vintage performance flair can add a shaker hood for $2,660.

2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0-liter turbo engine gains power

The 2015 Cadillac ATS will once again have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the options line-up, but it will be more powerful than before.

A Hellcat for the whole family: Dodge Charger to get Hellcat treatment?

Road & Track says the Dodge Challenger Hellcat may soon be joined by a Dodge Charger Hellcat. Hope your kids’ school drop-off installs an express lane.

BMW, Samsung SDI expand battery partnership

BMW and Samsung SDI signed a memorandum of understanding to expand their supply relationship for battery cells for the BMW i3, i8, and future hybrids.

Where Car Tech meets spy tech: FBI raids Ford in corporate espionage investigation

An ousted Ford engineer reportedly is suspected of corporate espionage — a charge that has led the Federal Bureau of Investigation to execute search warrants at Ford’s corporate headquarters in Dearborn, MI.

Audi slated to do some self-driving Monday in Florida in the Tampa area

Audi is slated to be the first vehicle manufacturer to use the Selmon Expressway in Tampa as an automated driving and connected car test facility. According to the release Audi will be demonstrating its highly automated Piloted driving technology in an Audi A7 equipped to handle driving functions on freeway conditions up to 40 mph. more »

Kenwood saying ‘Who needs CarPlay?’ We can give that functionality even better without phone contraints…

Pioneer and Alpine had recently made their forays into Apple’s CarPlay in the aftermarket.  Kenwood is going with a different approach. They prefer using their aftermarket unit’s horsepower.  Coupled to Siri in, it gives drivers more features and flexibility compared to the constraints of working within the CarPlay sandbox.  After all, what if you got more »