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  • Jaguar's 2018 E-Pace shares Land Rover bones
    Jaguar E-Pace's chamfered front overhang, distinctive swage lines and rear haunch treatment produced some engineering challenges. Jaguar revealed its all-new compact, 5-seat SUV on 13 July in London. The 2018 E-Pace joins its larger F-Pace cousin to take the company further into SUV territory. And it is also the first Jaguar to be produced outside of Britain, in Austria and China. Initi...
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  • Audi details new A8 active suspension
    Active rear suspension module of the 2018 Audi A8. (Audi illustration) Audi recently unveiled its all-new A8 flagship which now features a fully active, electromechanical suspension system. A front camera detects road irregularities and signals a predictive adjustment of the active suspension to suit the road conditions. Each wheel is fitted with an electric motor powered by the 48-V mai...
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  • 2018 Honda Accord drops mass, adds turbos and 10-speed
    Honda VP Jeff Conrad introduces the 2018 Accord line in Detroit on July 14, 2017. (Lindsay Brooke photo) Honda unveiled its 10th generation Accord on July 14 in Detroit, showing four-door Sport, Touring and Hybrid versions of its franchise midsize nameplate that has sold over 13 million units since 1977. The all-new model will be available as a sedan only, according to Jeff Conrad, Seni...
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  • ‘Smart’ oil cap brings low-cost connectivity to Perkins engines
      The Perkins SmartCap can be fitted to any Perkins mechanical or electronic engine to instantly provide engine telematics. (image: Perkins) Perkins launched what it calls the world’s first low-cost engine level telematics device—the Perkins SmartCap—at its Seguin, TX, facility in June. The “smart” oil cap can be fitted to any new and existing Perkins mechanical or electronic engine in ...
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  • SAE Eye on Engineering: Electrified not Electric
    Watch the video at video.sae.org/12297. In an era when "fake news" is a hot topic, much of the media still doesn't understand the difference between "electric" and "electrified" vehicles. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at Volvo's electrification strategy. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at video.sae.org/12297. It also airs in audio...
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  • Mercedes-Benz reveals production version of X-Class pickup truck
    The X-Class is the first-ever pickup truck for the Mercedes-Benz brand; derived from partner Nissan-Renault's Navara (Frontier) midsize pickup (all images: Daimler). First X-Class models to be built in late 2017 in Nissan's Barcelona, Spain, assembly plant. Mercedes stressed ruggedness of the X-Class underpinnings balanced by attention to on-road ride quality. A pair of 4-cyl. diesels a...
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  • GM aims to double brake rotor service life with new FNC treatment
    GM brake engineer and materials expert Jim Webster spearheaded the FNC treatment process as applied to grey-iron brake rotors. General Motors is on a mission to banish corrosion from its brake rotors, while at the same time doubling rotor service life. By 2016 the automaker plans to have highly corrosion-resistant rotors on 80% of its U.S. market vehicles, a move that is enabled by GM’...
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  • Bedding In Brake Rotors and Brake pads
    Bedding In Brake Rotors Anytime you install new brake rotors, brake pads, or both, it's advantageous to bed in your new brakes. Bedding in your brakes is just an industry term to explain breaking in your new brakes.  Bedding in your brakes helps transfer an even layer of brake pad material onto the brake rotor which assists in smoother brake operation and improved braking power. Having a uniform l...
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  • The 10 Most Expensive Car Repairs
    The 10 Most Expensive Car Repairs Nothing blows a budget faster than a car repair. Getting items fixed or replaced on any make or model of car is expensive and can set people back financially. Unless a part is under warranty, motorists are forced to shell out big bucks themselves to keep their car running properly and safely. And some car repairs are more expensive than others. It helps to know w...
  • 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Tesla Motors
    10 Things You Likely Didn’t Know About Tesla Motors   No other car manufacturer is generating as much attention right now as Tesla Motors, Inc. The company, based in Silicon Valley, aims to combine performance with green technology and make affordable battery powered sports cars available to the masses. In 2008, Tesla turned heads when it launched the Tesla Roadster, the world’s first fully elec...
  • 10 Cars That Won’t Exist After 2017
    10 Cars That Won’t Exist After 2017 It’s the end of the road for some awesome and popular vehicles in 2017. A number of bestselling and well-known name plates in the automotive industry are being discontinued in the New Year, as automotive manufacturers concentrate on new vehicle models and invest money in new technologies – namely fully electric and self-driving cars. A car being put out to past...
  • Audi vs. BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz in the Modern Era
    Audi vs. BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz in the Modern Era Once upon a time, it was easy to differentiate between the three German luxury brands. Audi was the lesser-known left-field choice, Mercedes was the long standing, old-school king of the market, and BMW was the up-and-coming player for the up-and-coming buyer. But that was the 1980s. How things change. BMW and Mercedes each sold more cars than Chry...
  • 2017 BMW 340 Reviews 2017
    INTRODUCTION The BMW 3 Series has grown and softened in recent years, but all the cars in the series have dynamics expected from a BMW. The rear-wheel-drive versions are the best. They also get excellent fuel mileage. There are a lot of 3 Series variants, with different powertrains and body styles, including wagon, sedan and hatchback Gran Turismo. There is also a coupe and a convertible, but th...
  • Tesla will pay for repairs after owner uses his Model S to save another driver's life
    Tesla will pay for repairs after owner uses his Model S to save another driver's life Elon Musk sent out tweets of thanks. It's always nice to wake up to good news, even if it's not your own. A German Tesla Model S owner reportedly saved another driver's life using his car, choosing to help rather than eschewing any potential damage to his vehicle. Even better, Elon Musk said that Tesla will co...
  • The 2018 Audi SQ5 looks mean and switches to turbo power LICENSE
    The 2018 Audi SQ5 looks mean and switches to turbo power LICENSE Audi's huge Q8 wasn't the only crossover introduced by the German automaker at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Right alongside it came the 2018 SQ5, the brand's high-performance midsize crossover. This newest version ditches the previous generation's supercharger in favor of a turbo for its 3.0-liter V6. The powertrain is similar to ...
  • Lyft expands to another 50 cities LICENSE
    Lyft expands to another 50 cities LICENSE   Fueled by continuing demand for ride-hailing services, Lyft is expanding to another 50 cities in the United States, the company announced this week. The move comes on the heels of a 40-city expansion announced about a month ago. The new cities stretch from coast to coast and include: Iowa City, IA, Ocala, FL, Topeka, KS, and Flint, MI. The complete list...
  • Torque time | 2017 GMC Sierra HD First Drive LICENSE
      Torque time | 2017 GMC Sierra HD First Drive LICENSE It's not the truck that counts, it's how you use it. It's the heavy stuff you fit in its bed or the extremely heavy stuff that gets hooked up to the tow hitch. The ATV, the Jet Skis, the trailer with more square footage than a Greenwich Village apartment. Perhaps you need to get Seabiscuit or, uh, Mr. Ed to wherever they need to gallop next. ...
  • The new Ford Fiesta ST is a three-cylinder speed machine
    The new Ford Fiesta ST is a three-cylinder speed machine. Smaller engine, same power (or more, depending on how you count).   The new Ford Fiesta ST is here, ahead of the its full debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The smallest hot hatch in all the land gains more power, more refinement, and drops a cylinder in the new iteration. That's right, the Ford Fiesta ST is powered by an all-new 197...
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  • 13 Great Cars Nobody Bought in 2016
    Buy these cars. Please. Do it. Volkswagen Golf R - 4493 It might be the performance version of Europe's most famous hatch, but that didn't convince Americans the Golf R was a good buy. Despite its good looks, 292-horsepower turbocharged engine, and all-wheel-drive system, VW moved just around 4500 Golf Rs in the year of 2016. Compare that to the aging WRX and STi, which sold almost ten ...
  • Automakers Will Make Automatic Braking Systems Standard in New Cars
    A BMW 5 series sedan with auto-braking technology during a test for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. CreditInsurance Institute for Highway Safety DETROIT — Federal regulators said on Friday that 10 automakers had agreed to install automatic braking systems, which use sensors to detect potential collisions, as standard equipment in new vehicles. But the automakers have not set a tim...
  • WHAT DO BRAKES DO?
    WHAT DO BRAKES DO? The simple answer: they slow you down. The complex answer: brakes are designed to slow down a vehicle but probably not by the means that many people think. The common misconception is that brakes squeeze against a drum or disc, and the pressure of the squeezing action is what slows the car down. This in fact is only part of the equation. Brakes are essentially a mechanism to cha...
  • EMBRACING NEW BRAKE TECHNOLOGY
    There have been many recent advancements in brake system technology, with plenty more yet to come. These advancements will provide fresh challenges to aftermarket repair shops. A generation or two ago, the buzz in the brake world was the shift from drum to disc technology. But innovation didn’t stop there. Brake technology has continued to evolve, through passive, active, integrated and, most...
  • Brake Pad Technology – What’s New In Brake Pads
    Disc Brake Pad Technology Helps Your Brake System Pull Out All the Stops. Disc brake pads are to brakes what a camshaft is to an engine. Where a cam is critical for defining an engine’s power potential, brake pads are vital for successfully and repeatedly decelerating a vehicle. Experienced hot rodders know there are a ton of variables when it comes to cam selection, with no one grind being th...
  • Ford's Smart Brakes Light Up Dashboard Of Car Behind You
    The system would alert drivers even if they couldn't actually see the car ahead, preventing pileups. Say you're taking a romantic, winding drive through the mountains. The car in front of you at some point might disappear around a corner. It might also encounter a family of adorable baby quail scurrying across the road just beyond the bend, and decide to slow to a stop to avoid them. You di...
  • Developments in Automotive Brake Technology: The Future of Braking
    The brakes are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on a vehicle. Not surprisingly, braking is an exciting area for development within the automotive industry with a number of technologies competing to improve safety and overall efficiency. "New brake systems and the electrification of all auxiliary drives in the vehicle will make the conventional brake systems obsolete. That's ...
  • Electric Driven Intelligent Brake
    Safe braking EVs and hybrid vehicles use regenerative braking, which utilizes the motor to convert the kinetic energy during deceleration into electrical energy. With energy regeneration, an EV is able to run on less electricity and a hybrid vehicle on less fuel. The EDIB (Electric Driven Intelligent Brake) allows and controls optimization of the regenerative brake and regular friction brake (hyd...
  • the DBC Posi-Carbon Performance Brake Pads
    DBC Posi-Carbon Brakes Pads – Semi Metallic, Ceramic, or Extended Wear DBC Posi-Carbon Brake Pads speaks for itself. The “Posi” in DBC Posi-Carbon brake pads means these pads are positive mold. What the heck is positive mold? Positive mold (Image #1 below) is a Original Equipment Manufacture process in making an OEM brake pad. DBC Posi-Carbon Positive Mold Process DBC Posi-Carbon Positive Mold Pro...
  • How to Fix Squeaky Brakes on Audi and BMW Vehicles
    Squeaky brakes can occur for many reasons. Most brake pads are designed to start making noise when they are worn down to the last 25%. This squeaky or squealing noise can be an indicator that it is time to have your brakes inspected and possibly replaced. Brake noise can occur for other reasons than worn out pads, however.   Squeaky brakes can occur for many reasons. Most brake pads are design...
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  • Your 10 Best Bets For Investing In A Classic Car
    It used to be that Classic Cars were always a good financial investment. Particularly if kept pristine and lovingly cared for. Today, however, that’s not necessarily the case and some older cars aren’t even worth what they were when they were originally on the market. Counting upkeep, it seems that often classic cars can’t always deliver financially the way they used to. Except for these! Here are...
  • WRX family continues to be the best bang-for-your-buck
    Sorry, Subie fans – despite the recent debut of the 2017 Impreza hatch, there is no WRX/STI 5-door quite yet. If you can make do with the sedan body style, both the WRX and the STI went under the knife for a minor refresh, available for the 2018 model year. Neither car gets any boost in power, remaining the same 268-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four in the WRX and the same 305-hp 2.5-liter ...
  • Callaway ‘AeroWagon’ Corvette shooting brake first look
      It was in 2013 that Chevrolet tuner extraordinaire Callaway first previewed the design of a shooting brake based on the C7 Corvette. Since then, the company has been gauging market interest and further developing the design. On Friday, Callaway finally unveiled its Corvette shooting brake and confirmed the vehicle’s debut at the 2017 Michelin NCM Bash, the annual get-together at the National C...
  • BMW M6 - A Beast
    Blending a tasteful yet aggressive design with extraordinary performance, the M6 is a sexy beast indeed. Power comes from a 560-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 mated to a seven-speed automatic or six-speed manual. Offered as a coupe or convertible, one might not expect such brutish power in what is a comfortable and cosseting car, but that’s exactly why we like it. Despite being more agile than the ...
  • 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Priced From $78,995
    The newest candidate for American supercar stardom now has a price, and it’s a remarkable one: $78,995 with delivery. If you’d prefer a convertible, it’ll start at $83,995. That’s just $121.53 per horsepower (or per pound-foot of torque). While it’s not the screaming power-per-dollar bargain of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat (a mere $84.85 per hp), the 2015 Corvette Z06 is much more than a one-...
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  • Why Disc Brakes?
    Why Disc Brakes? Mountain bikes first used cantilever brakes; next, direct-pull brakes, which avoided the risk of snagging a transverse cable on a knobby tire. But mountain-bike rims are often wet, muddy and warped, making for problems with any rim brakes. Disc brakes have become increasingly popular on mountain bikes and are gaining some popularity for other bicycles.. John Olsen, expert mountai...
  • Should be Replaced as Sets
    Years ago my dad had a Dodge St. Regis as a company car. It would have been a more reliable car if the car dealer that took care of maintenance had not persisted in replacing one part at a time. It was towed out of the driveway because of minor problems like a bad spark plug wire and then returned with only one spark plug wire replaced. The seven old spark plug wires left on the engine meant more ...
  • 2015 BMW M3 / M4 first drive review
        2015 BMW M3 / M4 first drive review Coupe-like crossovers, carbon-bodied sportscars, urban-mode city hatchbacks--BMW can build them all, but when it gets placed in the balances and judged by its hardcore enthusiast audience, the only BMW that matters is the M3. It's the critical nuclear core of the brand and a bellwether for Bimmerphiles and the wider auto realm alike. If a c...
  • 2016 Ford Focus RS first ride review
    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is in the midst of a run of performance cars like we have never seen before. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs are arriving right now. Next up is the all-wheel-drive Focus RS, followed by the SVT Raptor, and then the king of them all, the reborn GT. The 2016 Focus RS isn't due to hit dealer showrooms until next Spring, but Ford is far enough along in the developmen...
  • Lexus unveils new F-Sport performance accessory range
    Lexus unveils new F-Sport performance accessory range   It seems this year’s SEMA Show had almost as many official presentations as the true aftermarket guys and we’re not just talking regular production cars with shiny wheels and a new coat of paint. This year saw a number of carmakers unveil their own interior accessories, entire stand alone engine kits and factory-backed performance parts....
  • Will Brakes Of Tomorrow Rely On Supercapacitors Instead Of Friction?
      Advances in material science aside, not much has changed with vehicle braking systems over the past 200 years. While today’s antilock, six-piston caliper, carbon-ceramic rotor braking systems may not resemble the leather-pad-against-wooden-wheel systems found on early coaches, friction is still the deciding factor behind stopping. Friction creates heat, and heat can have a negative effect on ...
  • Drilled, slotted, or vented; which brake rotors are best?
    Drilled, slotted, or vented; which brake rotors are best? Without question, brakes are the most powerful system on your vehicle. No matter how much horsepower you have, none of it’s of any use if you can’t scrub off enough speed to keep from rear-ending the car in front of you. Your factory brakes provide ample stopping power for your casual commute or the occasional unforeseen panic stop, but f...
  • Brake Dust what is it and what causes it?
    Brake Dust what is it and what causes it? Brake Dust on On Cars and trucks The unsightly brake dust that we all see on automotive wheels is 92% Fe which simply put is in part iron caused by abrasion of the cast iron brake rotor by the pad and secondly fibers from the semi metallic elements of the brake pad. The remainder of the dust residue is carbon content within the brake pad. 99% of automotive...
  • Brake Discs VS Brake Drums
    Brake technology, just like suspension technology and fuel-system technology, has come a long way in recent years. What began in the '60s as a serious attempt to provide adequate braking for performance cars has ended in an industry where brakes range from supremely adequate to downright phenomenal. The introduction of components like carbon fiber, sintered metal and lightweight steel, along with...
  • Buying and fitting new brake pads for your car
    Buying and fitting new brake pads for your car Brake pads and discs or rotors can be home fitted by most mechanically minded folks observing safety guidelines especially with the use of a suitable manual.   The choice of pad brands is endless so this short guide gives you some insight from a manufacturer who blends its own pads, produces them 100% in the UK and makes some of the finest pads on t...
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