Sunday, April 22Wellcome!

Day: April 2, 2018

Tesla simplified the use of autopilot in Model 3

Tesla simplified the use of autopilot in Model 3

News
The company Tesla has released a new update for the electric vehicle Model 3, in which it added the ability to control the functions of the autopilot with the buttons on the steering wheel. Previously, you had to use a central display. From now on, the right button on the steering wheel is responsible for setting the active cruise control: scrolling up and down changes the speed, pressing left and right - the distance to the vehicle in front. In addition, the possibility of control via the display and voice commands remained. The buttons on the steering wheel also feature another function - the position of the side mirrors and the steering column. To do this, select the corresponding menu item on the central screen. Despite the improvement of the autopilot and other functions,...
BMW launched a subscription service for cars

BMW launched a subscription service for cars

News
The company BMW in the pilot mode launched a subscription service for cars for residents of the state of Tennessee. Access by BMW is offered by one of the dealerships in Nashville. With the help of the service in BMW they hope to attract a young audience to the brand. Participants of the program will be able to change cars without limit, and in the monthly payment, besides the cost of the service, insurance and maintenance will be included. In January of last year, a subscription service was launched by Cadillac. With the help of a special application for the smartphone, users can access five models: charged ATS-V, CTS-V, Escalade SUV, XT5 cross-over and flagship CT6. In addition, a 24-hour concierge service is available to them. Another service that is gaining popularity in t...
Ferrari is testing a prototype of a silent supercar

Ferrari is testing a prototype of a silent supercar

News, Spy Shots, Video
The Italian brand is testing a new modification of the model 488, which will receive a hybrid power plant and a kinetic energy recovery system On the Internet published a video, which shows the test of a new version of the supercar Ferrari 488, which, allegedly, is equipped with a hybrid power plant. In the video, the car accelerates on the Fiorano test track using electric traction - almost in total silence. According to preliminary data, the hybrid plant will include an internal combustion engine V8, working in tandem with the electric unit and the kinetic energy recovery system during braking KERS. The first hybrid supercar Ferrari appeared in 2013, when the Italians introduced the model LaFerrari. It was equipped with a 963-hp combined unit, which included a 6.3-liter V12 ...
BMW: production of electric cars is too expensive

BMW: production of electric cars is too expensive

News
The popularity of electric cars in Europe, the US and China is growing rapidly, which forces automakers to allocate more and more funds for the development of new electrical platforms. But not everything is so cloudless. As you know, Tesla can not arrange the delivery of a mass electric Model 3, now BMW has told about the difficulties of the development of electric models. According to the portal Motor1, until 2020, the mass production of electric cars BMW is not expected, because this is not conducive to technological limitations. At the moment, electric models do not bring the company a significant profit, while sales of gasoline and diesel models allow you to confidently develop the business. Nevertheless, the situation may change radically, when in a few years the technology wil...
Buick announced a new model

Buick announced a new model

News
Brand Buick is preparing for the premiere of the hatchback Velite 6. The novelty is designed for the Chinese market. The concept with the name Velite American brand introduced in autumn 2016 in Guangzhou. It turned out that the prototype gave the name to the whole Buick family. So, in 2017, a hybrid hatchback Velite 5 appeared on the Chinese market - it's a rebuffed Chevrolet Volt. And in a couple of weeks in the China debut five-door Velite 6, and in two versions: a hybrid (with the ability to recharge from the electricity grid) and fully electric. While Buick distributed only one teaser serial Velite 6, it captures the rear lamp model. Judging by the picture, the shape of the lanterns and their "filling" have changed. Information on power plants Buick Velite 6 yet, all the details...
Toyota will abandon the manual transmission for the revived Supra

Toyota will abandon the manual transmission for the revived Supra

News
A new sports car of the Japanese brand will receive a 450-hp six-cylinder turbo and robotic transmission with two clutches Toyota is not going to pack up its new sports car, for which the name Supra, the manual transmission, will be revived. About this publication Infoseek said the leading engineer of the Japanese brand and responsible for the project Tetsuya Tada. As noted by Tada, the revived Supra was originally developed as a "real sports car with an automatic transmission with two clutches." The high torque developed by the engine will not be very well combined with the mechanical transmission. At the same time, as expected, the third generation BMW Z4, which will share the chassis and main components with the Toyota Supra, will be offered with manual transmission. The la...
Mercedes-AMG C63 will be turned into a hybrid

Mercedes-AMG C63 will be turned into a hybrid

News
The charged family of Mercedes-AMG C 63 of the next generation will be equipped with a hybrid power plant. The head of the company Tobias Moers called such a decision "a reality". His words lead publication CarAdvice. "If you correctly use the components of hybrid power plants, then you will be surprised how much you can get from them. This means that the next-generation Mercedes-AMG C 63 will be exactly hybrid, "Moers said. The family of the current generation is equipped with a turbo V8 with capacity of four liters. Depending on the version, the unit produces either 476 or 510 horsepower. At the Auto Show in New York, AMG C 63 debuted the new generation. The model received a nine-speed automatic transmission, a modified suspension and a modified exterior design.
The sedan Geely Borui will become a hybrid

The sedan Geely Borui will become a hybrid

New Cars, News
The company Geely announced the appearance of a hybrid version of the Borui sedan. The novelty will receive a prefix in the name GE and will be presented on April 9 this year. At the moment, the Chinese brand has already published images of the car's interior. Judging by the pictures, the sedan will get 1 2.2-inch touch screen and unusual backlight. Also the machine will be equipped with wireless charging for smartphones. According to CarsNewsChina, the hybrid power plant Geely Borui GE will include a 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine. The unit will work together with an electric motor and a seven-speed automatic transmission. From the standard version of the sedan, the hybrid will also feature other bumpers and a new grille.
Ford announces new Focus

Ford announces new Focus

Hot News, News, Video
The American brand will present the fourth generation hatchback on April 10. The release of cars for Europe will begin this summer in Germany The company Ford has published in Facebook a fourth-generation Focus video player. The video gives an idea of ​​the rear of the car body, the design of wheel rims, emblems, as well as the shape of the front optics. The premiere of the novelty will be held at a special event on April 10. A serial production of hatchbacks and station wagons Ford Focus of new generation will begin in June at the enterprise in the German city of Zarluy. Cars for the North American market for the first time in history will be produced at the Changan plant in China. According to preliminary data, the model will be based on a completely new modular chassis, tha