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BMW’s 2017 X4 M40i Compact SUV Drives Like a Sports Car – New York Times

During cornering and in slalom maneuvers, the test=driven five-door X4 remained buttoned down, not tippy, thanks in part to its low center of gravity. Its sport front seats with thigh extenders kept the driver and front passenger in place during aggressive driving. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The look is typical BMW, with its trademark kidney-shaped grille, a coupe-like roofline and 19- or optional 20-inch wheels. The five-passenger 2017…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

BMW’s 2017 X4 M40i Compact SUV Drives Like a Sports Car – New York Times

During cornering and in slalom maneuvers, the test=driven five-door X4 remained buttoned down, not tippy, thanks in part to its low center of gravity. Its sport front seats with thigh extenders kept the driver and front passenger in place during aggressive driving. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The look is typical BMW, with its trademark kidney-shaped grille, a coupe-like roofline and 19- or optional 20-inch wheels. The five-passenger 2017…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Check Out These Jaw-Dropping Luxury Sports Cars [SLIDESHOW] – The Daily Caller

Celebrate the incredible feats and transformation of the automobile industry with this slideshow. The first automobile was made over 130 years ago. Through progress in technology innovation, there are hundreds of cars on the market in a variety of styles and performances today. If only Karl Benz and Henry Ford could see where the automobile industry has gone. Can’t wait for the next car show to see the best of the…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Spied! 2019 Volkswagen Jetta – Car and Driver

What It Is: After more than a half-dozen years on the market, Volkswagen’s sixth-generation Jetta is finally getting a well-deserved redesign. Although today’s Jetta has improved with age thanks to running changes such as an independent rear suspension, a wider availability of desirable infotainment features, and a host of powertrain improvements, Volkswagen’s compact sedan has grown long in the tooth and suffers from cut-rate cabin materials and a boring exterior…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kia tops JD Power initial quality survey. See how other cars rank – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE South Korean automotive brands topped the ranks in one of the auto industry’s most closely watched quality surveys. USA TODAY Kia’s new Niro crossover was top small SUV(Photo: Greg Jarem) For a second straight year, Kia has taken the top spot in one of the auto industry’s most closely watched quality surveys. The company is part of South Korean conglomerate Hyundai, and, as if to underscore its success,…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

BMW’s 2017 X4 M40i Compact SUV Drives Like a Sports Car – New York Times

During cornering and in slalom maneuvers, the test=driven five-door X4 remained buttoned down, not tippy, thanks in part to its low center of gravity. Its sport front seats with thigh extenders kept the driver and front passenger in place during aggressive driving. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The look is typical BMW, with its trademark kidney-shaped grille, a coupe-like roofline and 19- or optional 20-inch wheels. The five-passenger 2017…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

BMW’s 2017 X4 M40i Compact SUV Drives Like a Sports Car – New York Times

During cornering and in slalom maneuvers, the test=driven five-door X4 remained buttoned down, not tippy, thanks in part to its low center of gravity. Its sport front seats with thigh extenders kept the driver and front passenger in place during aggressive driving. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The look is typical BMW, with its trademark kidney-shaped grille, a coupe-like roofline and 19- or optional 20-inch wheels. The five-passenger 2017…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

BMW’s 2017 X4 M40i Compact SUV Drives Like a Sports Car – New York Times

During cornering and in slalom maneuvers, the test=driven five-door X4 remained buttoned down, not tippy, thanks in part to its low center of gravity. Its sport front seats with thigh extenders kept the driver and front passenger in place during aggressive driving. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The look is typical BMW, with its trademark kidney-shaped grille, a coupe-like roofline and 19- or optional 20-inch wheels. The five-passenger 2017…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ford’s Signal to the Auto World: Here Comes China – New York Times

China represents a competitive challenge and a profitable opportunity for American carmakers. China is already the world’s largest automaker, with annual car production roughly equal to that of the United States and Japan combined. Chinese players have long wanted to develop underused factories dotting major cities to increase production and export the excess. Advertisement Continue reading the main story For years, it has been a quixotic dream. Such factories tend…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

For thousands of US auto workers, downturn is already here – Reuters

LORDSTOWN, Ohio Wall Street is fretting that the U.S. auto industry is heading for a downturn, but for thousands of workers at General Motors Co factories in the United States, the hard times are already here. Matt Streb, 36, was one of 1,200 workers laid off on Jan. 20 – inauguration day for Republican U.S. President Donald Trump – when GM canceled the third shift at its Lordstown small-car factory…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BMW’s 2017 X4 M40i Compact SUV Drives Like a Sports Car – New York Times

During cornering and in slalom maneuvers, the test=driven five-door X4 remained buttoned down, not tippy, thanks in part to its low center of gravity. Its sport front seats with thigh extenders kept the driver and front passenger in place during aggressive driving. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The look is typical BMW, with its trademark kidney-shaped grille, a coupe-like roofline and 19- or optional 20-inch wheels. The five-passenger 2017…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Volvo takes on Tesla over high-performance electric cars – Financial Times

Volvo takes on Tesla over high-performance electric cars

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource – Greentech Media

The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable and flexible grid assets, which could eventually save money for both utilities and EV owners. The BMW i ChargeForward Project is one of the best examples to date of a utility and an automaker…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource – Greentech Media

The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable and flexible grid assets, which could eventually save money for both utilities and EV owners. The BMW i ChargeForward Project is one of the best examples to date of a utility and an automaker…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource – Greentech Media

The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable and flexible grid assets, which could eventually save money for both utilities and EV owners. The BMW i ChargeForward Project is one of the best examples to date of a utility and an automaker…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource – Greentech Media

The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable and flexible grid assets, which could eventually save money for both utilities and EV owners. The BMW i ChargeForward Project is one of the best examples to date of a utility and an automaker…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource – Greentech Media

The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable and flexible grid assets, which could eventually save money for both utilities and EV owners. The BMW i ChargeForward Project is one of the best examples to date of a utility and an automaker…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource – Greentech Media

The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable and flexible grid assets, which could eventually save money for both utilities and EV owners. The BMW i ChargeForward Project is one of the best examples to date of a utility and an automaker…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Programs bring electric cars to low-income people – USA Today – USA TODAY

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tries out a car at the launch of what is being billed as the nation’s largest electric vehicle’ car sharing program for disadvantaged communities(Photo: MARK RALSTON, AFP/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES — Electric cars have a Tesla-like image of being pricey, but new programs seek to put them in the hands of lower-income drivers as well in the name of cleaner air. A new program here…

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dodge to dealers: Mark up the Demon and pay the price – CNET

When Dodge put the Challenger and Charger Hellcat on sale, it was a bit of a mess between allocating stock to dealers, who routinely overpromised and marked cars up way beyond MSRP. Dodge is determined to not repeat those mistakes with the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, and here’s how. In order for a dealer to be eligible to sell the Demon, it must have sold more than one Hellcat in…

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017