Monthly Archives: March 2017

Chery files trademark complaint against Mercedes’ EQ sub-brand

Mercedes-Benz used the 2016 Paris auto show to launch a new sub-brand for electrified cars called EQ. Since then Mercedes has used the EQ Power+ name on its 2017 Formula One car and Mercedes-AMG GT concept to denote the cars' respective hybrid powertrains, and eventually the automaker will...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS spy shots

Mercedes-Benz is out testing prototypes for its next-generation CLS, the current generation of which has been on sale since the 2012 model year. Even though the CLS is more closely related to the E-Class than the S-Class, Mercedes won't rename the vehicle a CLE, as some have speculated. When...

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DS wants a hybrid sports car

PSA Group's new luxury brand DS has shown it's capable of building an SUV capable of competing with Germany's best, at least when it comes to appearance and technology. Now the automaker wants to take on its rivals in the electrified sports car arena. According to Evo, DS has...

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Porsche: What’s new for 2017

Porsche's lineup may be small, but the automaker keeps things interesting with the many model variants it has an offer. It's a formula that seems to be working as Porsche raked in 238,000 deliveries in 2016 - a remarkable figure when you consider that the automaker operates in the...

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Can 15 R/C pickups pull a life-size Toyota Hilux?

In the 1980s, Tamiya wanted to prove to the world its remote controlled, 1:10 scale Toyota Hilux Bruiser 4x4 truck was the toughest thing aside from a life-size Hilux. So, the company put together a stunt to see if the radio-controlled trucks could handle pulling a real-deal Hilux. Guess what? The...

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How the Rimac Concept_One’s torque vectoring system does it all

The adoption of the electric motor into the automobile is changing many facets of the automotive industry at large. From entire propulsion methods, to power increases, and torque vectoring, we seem to merely be at the beginning. One of the more intriguing applications of electric motors comes from...

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Former ‘Top Gear USA’ hosts tease new project

The second series of The BBC's "Top Gear" seems to be finding its stride once more. "The Grand Tour," featuring our favorite trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, has found success on Amazon. Americans are once again getting a "Top Gear" variant all our own with the...

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