It seems that the Americans at Ford are planning to extend the engine range for the new Mustang in the coming months. According to Bob Bascetti, the global powertrain chief at Ford, the company may release diesel units as well as a hybrid or even an electric model.
He also adds that the new Mustang is going to be a global product therefore, they may provide several diesels in Europe as well as more EcoBoost engines in North America.
These statements were made by Bascetti for GoAuto few days ago but even so, there is no decision taken yet.
Mercedes unveiled the new Sprinter 4×4, a commercial van capable to tackle difficult road conditions. The German model gets an all-wheel drive system alongside an electronic traction control as well as off-road tires and the Hill-Start Assist system.
In order to be able to confront less than optimal roads, the new Sprinter 4×4 also gets a higher ground clearance and new breakover angles.
Power is offered by a 2.1-liter engine producing 129 horsepower and 305Nm of torque, a 2.1-liter with 163hp and 360Nm of torque and also a 3.0-liter V6 offering 190 horses and 440Nm of torque.
Kia released official photos and details on a new special edition, based on the Soul. The 2014 Kia Soul Red Zone stands out thanks to the exterior which received a special white finish with red accents.
New 18-inch alloy wheels are available as well as a revised front grille, side skirts, bumpers and side mirrors.
Inside, you will find black leather inserts, sport pedals, black cloth seats, red stitching and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
These past few days, the internet and not only has been flooded by various news regarding the crash and death of Paul Walker, star of the Fast and Furious series.
And if there is a thing we can be sure of, is that a lot of people will try to cash in on the tragedy of the actor.
While at the top we have the big corporations, the bottom feeders can be considered common thieves. This is the best way to describe what happened to the wreckage of the Porsche Paul died in. When it was transported on a tow truck bed, an individual decided to make off with a piece of it.
Starting out as a major feat of engineering back in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron has slowly become somewhat of an ego trip for the manufacturer.
As proof, the car that was supposed to be the epitome of performance but also exclusivity now has reached 400 sold units.
This last sold model was the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition, and I doubt even this car has enough space on the rear side for the full name. The buyer is someone in the Middle East (no shock there) who put down €2.13 million. This particular variation of the grand Sport Vitesse was built in just three units, so that has a certain appeal.
With over two years spent in development, the R nineT bike is the most recent product of BMW’s Motorrad division, and today marked the start of assembly.
Built as a worthy tribute for BMW 90 years anniversary, the new bike got quite a warm welcome into the world.
After passing a rigorous dyno test phase, in which some 1.000 parameters were checked to see if they were up to spec, the first three units were rolled out for a select few guests to see. With a very nice event put together by the German manufacturer, the media representatives got to enjoy every second with the R nineT bikes.
Ever since the Dark Knight trilogy hit the movie theaters, its great success managed to spill over in pretty much every industry, car making included.
And while we have seen a lot of builds based on the Batmobile (or rather tank), this golf cart has to be one of the best out there.
There are a couple reasons why this should be considered a success. First off, the builder actually managed to pull off the Dark Knight-ish look even on a golf cart, an otherwise bland and boring vehicle. Secondly, after listing the custom Batman cart on e-bay, someone actually bought it for $17.500.
Caractere Exclusive decided to pull the wraps off the new styling kit for the Porsche 911 Cabrio. The German model gets a series of styling tweaks starting with new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, air intakes and carbon fiber inserts.
In the rear we find engine vents, a boot lid and a new wing. Most of these parts are made of polyurethane so they are lightweight. Caractere Exclusive’s package also includes new 20- or 21-inch Graphite CW2 alloy wheels fitted with special tires.
The interior also gets few styling improvements but the main attraction is the exterior kit.
The Japanese folks at Lexus decided to release official US pricing for the new CT 200h, a model which is scheduled to go on sale next year. Starting at $32,050, the 2014 Lexus CT 200h packs a 1.8-liter four-cylinder units alongside an electric motor.
It offers a combined output of 134 horsepower with average fuel economy figures of 42 mpg US. At the exterior, the new CT 200h stands out thanks to its LED daytime running lights, revised bumper and grille as well as the rear spoiler.
Inside you will find a new steering wheel, metallic accents, a new audio system and few other minor tweaks.
There are a few electric bikes out there, each quite nice feats of engineering. But if there was something amiss, it has to be the design.
The bunch of them looked pretty much the same, and given the nature of the bike, it’s not something unexpected.
And then came the Voxen Wattman, an electric bike which looks so good, it is up to par with some of the industry leaders. Powered by a liquid cooled permanent magnet electric motor, the Voxan Wattman has 200 Hp and 200 Nm of torque at its disposal, pretty much enough for any bike.