BMW has announced a new quad-turbocharged, diesel six-cylinder engine. The new oil burner was introduced at the 2016 Vienna Engine Symposium with the German automaker confirming that it will be its top-of-the-line diesel offering. The new engine will be used in the 750d xDrive with other models to follow, generating 394 horsepower and 561 pound-feet […] The […]
With safety being the biggest concern for the viability of self-driving cars, taxis could be the ideal testing ground over the next five years. Jeff Owens, chief technology officer and executive VP at Delphi Automotive, says that the largest barrier for self-driving cars will be legal issues. City governments can quickly adopt the legal framework […] The pos […]
More Tesla owners would buy another Tesla now than in 2013, and nearly a quarter would consider owning a gas-powered car again. This is according to a survey by Prenzler Digital Media of 296 Tesla owners, with 93 percent driving a Model S and 7 percent driving a Model X. Of those surveyed, 92 percent […] The post Survey of Tesla Owners Finds an Increase in B […]
The Toyota Mirai may join the Prius in rolling out its own smaller version. Toyota plans on introducing a smaller, less-expensive model in the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle lineup in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, according to a Japanese media outlet. The smaller Mirai will make it to streets in 2019 at […] The post Toyota Mirai May Be Following Pri […]
An article in Bloomberg is putting forth the argument that the rapid advancement of the EV market could lead the drive to a cleaner energy grid. The piece, written by Eric Roston, suggests that the impending arrival of the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt, as well as the upcoming planned EVs from Ford, Hyundai, […] The post Bloomberg: EVs Are First Step to a […]
The BMW i8 will be following planned changes to the i3 in the next year, with more horsepower and longer battery range. While details are yet to be officially released, BMW sources reportedly say the new i8 will be getting a more powerful electric motor than its current 129 horsepower unit. Combined with the 1.5 […] The post BMW i8 Following i3 with More Pow […]
How quick would a Tesla Model 3 with Ludicrous mode be, and what would it cost? That remains to be seen, but at least confirmed is a Ludicrous-spec Model 3 is in the offing, tweeted Tesla chief Elon Musk. It has already been known the base-level 215-plus-mile EV projected for late 2017 and starting at […] The post Tesla Model 3 Will Offer Ludicrous Mode appe […]
BMW has added a new version of the i3 electric car to its lineup for the 2017 model year. The 2017 BMW i3 will be offered in a new version that has 50 percent better battery capacity, meaning range has been increased to about 114 miles combined on a full charge, 33 miles more than […] The post 2017 BMW i3 Gets 33-kWh Battery and 114-Miles Range appeared firs […]
For the first time in the Toyota Prius’ 19-year history are optional towing capability and all-wheel drive, but neither of these are offered in the U.S. While the fully revised mid-sized hybrid is essentially the same in all global markets, Toyota has tailored it to meet specific government regulations as needed in different countries, and […] The post 2016 […]
Recently a few takeaway points were offered by Chevrolet about the Chevy Bolt, Volt, along with a comment or two about the massive market reception Tesla’s Model 3 has created. In an interview in the LA Times, questions answered by Shad Balch, manager of new product focused on the new-generation 2016/2017 Volt, the pending 200-plus-mile, […] The post Chevrol […]
The Supreme Court has apprised the Parliament some sections of the Right to Information bill are not consistent with the constitution thus it needs a two third majority, the Speaker announced today. MORE...
Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court met M K Pathmanaathan, the Sri Lankan envoy to Oman. They reviewed the bilateral relations and discussed ways to enhance them in different fields. MORE...
The Govt. Doctors are about to stage demonstrations today (03) in hospitals across the island in protect over the attack on university students who were protesting against the private medical college in Malabe. MORE...
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, May 3 is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. MORE...
Sri Lanka and China will hold high level discussions in June on the possibility of signing a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Sri Lanka's Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in a statement. MORE...
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Gossip9.lk News : President Maithripala Sirisena has come to a firm position that his forerunner Mahinda Rajapaksa would not be given the prime ecclesiastical candidature or designations from the SLFP at the forthcoming general decision, reports say. Pioneers of Tamil, Muslim and radical gatherings met the president (29) yesterday for a dialog, where the pre […]
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Filed under: GreenThe i8 is expected to have more than 400 horsepower after a mid-cycle facelift.Continue reading New BMW i8 expected late next yearNew BMW i8 expected late next year originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 May 2016 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Filed under: Videos, Insurance, Technology, AutonomousAt least two prominent billionaires believe the arrival of self-driving cars will eventually spell the end of the auto insurance industry. Speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday morning, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates said they believe autonomous vehicles will upend car insurers.Continue […]
Filed under: Design/Style, Spy Photos, Mercedes-Benz, TruckMercedes is hard at work on a midsize truck. Here's our latest look.Continue reading Mercedes' midsize pickup looks good, probably won't come to USMercedes' midsize pickup looks good, probably won't come to US originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 May 2016 17:10:00 EST. […]
Filed under: Green, Ownership, United StatesYounger drivers have more faith in self-driving features than older counterparts, J.D. Power study says.Continue reading Millennials trust autonomous-driving features more than older consumersMillennials trust autonomous-driving features more than older consumers originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 May 2016 […]
Filed under: Green, Volkswagen, Europe, Truck, Commercial Vehicles, DieselLots of new stuff for the four-door pickup, but we still won't get it in the US.Continue reading VW Amarok's facelift, new diesel V6 make us want it even moreVW Amarok's facelift, new diesel V6 make us want it even more originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 May 2016 […]
Filed under: Videos, Ford, Truck, Off-Road, PerformanceFord wants you to know that just because the new F-150 Raptor uses a V6 and is made from aluminum, it's still a proper off-road weapon.Continue reading Deserts are no match for the Ford F-150 RaptorDeserts are no match for the Ford F-150 Raptor originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 May 2016 16: […]
Filed under: Etc., Fiat, Car Buying, Convertible, PerformanceFiat has fired up its configurator for the new 124 Spider, giving fans of the Fiata a chance to build their ideal example of the Mazda MX-5-based roadster.Continue reading The Fiat 124 Spider configurator is liveThe Fiat 124 Spider configurator is live originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 May […]
Filed under: Celebrities, GM, Hummer, Auctions, SUV, Diesel, Off-RoadTupac Shakur allegedly bought this 1996 Hummer a month before his untimely death. Now the rapper's SUV is up for auction.Continue reading Picture yourself rolling in Tupac Shakur's 1996 HummerPicture yourself rolling in Tupac Shakur's 1996 Hummer originally appeared on Autobl […]
Filed under: Green, Fuel Efficiency, Green AutomakersElio Motors is offering a reservation bonus worth 50% of your money, up to $500 for a $1,000 non-refundable deposit.Continue reading Elio's 50% reservation bonus worth up to $500 ends this monthElio's 50% reservation bonus worth up to $500 ends this month originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 0 […]
Filed under: Ferrari, Convertible, PerformanceFerrari's new CEO, Sergio Marchionne, confirmed his company will build a Spider version of its range-topping LaFerrari hypercar.Continue reading Sergio Marchionne confirms Ferrari LaFerrari SpiderSergio Marchionne confirms Ferrari LaFerrari Spider originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 May 2016 13:22:00 […]
Georgetown, Ky. (April 29, 2016) -- As Yogi Berra put it, “the future ain’t what it used to be.” The same could be said for manufacturing, which is why Toyota continues to invest in the people and institutions at the center of the industry’s future. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]
Silver Spring, Md. (April 29, 2016) – If you were steering a beluga whale down the street, would you risk sneaking a peek at your phone? Probably not. High school sophomores Matthew Post and John Caporaletti agree, and in their new public service announcement (PSA), they encourage their peers to drive their vehicles with the same care and attention. Today To […]
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 27, 2016) -- Snowboarding star Chloe Kim – the youngest member of the U.S. Snowboard Pro team and the Olympic hopeful named one of TIME Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens” and NBC’s Top 10 athletes to watch for the 2018 Winter Games – has agreed to a multi-year partnership to become the newest addition to Toyota’s team of athletes. […]
Torrance, Calif. (April 27, 2016) – Last fall Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation brought music education to LaPlace Elementary, a New Orleans area school. This year they will do the same for another deserving school. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Torrance, Calif., April 26, 2016 -- This past weekend at the Oregon Trail Rally in Portland, Oregon, Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE finished ahead of all other 2WD competitors to win the class, and put the capable RAV4 in the top five overall. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Torrance, Calif., April 25, 2016 -- Everyone has a “bucket list,” those things we just have to do… no ifs, ands, or buts. For automotive enthusiasts everywhere, competing in Brock Yates’ One Lap of America is squarely on that list. This year, though, the competition will get a real taste of the unexpected. It’s one thing to bring a sports car to the even […]
San Antonio, Texas (Apr. 22, 2016) -- At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX), Earth Day is every day. The plant, which builds both the Tundra and Tacoma trucks, recycles 1.2 million gallons of water. Every. Day. By cleaning the water received from San Antonio Water Systems, using it, then cleaning it again, TMMTX has been returning better quality water […]
NEW YORK, April 22, 2016 -- Toyota Motor North America (TMNA)—the largest automaker in the world—received the “Hispanic Federation’s (HF) Corporate Leadership Award” for its continued support and unceasing efforts to empower the Latino community. Luis Rosero, director of Toyota’s Hispanic Business Strategy Group, accepted the award on behalf of the company d […]