8 13h

Tuner builds turbocharged Mazda Miata with 250hp

The hot-rodded roadster hits 60 mph from a stop in five seconds flat.

15 14h

Cheaper Honda Civic Type R coming next year?

The lineup will allegedly include a base model in 2018.

2 1d

Hyundai crosses Antarctica in a Santa Fe

The journey complete's Ernest Shackleton's 1916 expedition with his great-grandson.

12 1d

Volvo hints at 20-series models

The 20-series cars would slot at the very bottom of the Volvo lineup.

41 1d

BMW: dual-clutch automatic living on borrowed time

BMW also forecasts the end of the manual transmission in the M3 and the M4.

13 2d

Next Mercedes-AMG CLA45 to top 400 horsepower?

Executive comments suggest AMG engineers have developed an even more potent 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

21 2d

GM reveals Chevrolet FNR-X hybrid concept for China

The crossover concept is significantly toned down from the wild FNR concept that debuted last year.

13 2d

GM to launch 10 EVs, plug-ins in China by 2020

GM is among several automakers planning an electric onslaught in the world's largest automotive market.

2 2d

BMW has concepts for hybrid supercar; no production commitment

An executive cautions that 'other issues' currently retain a higher priority.


Porsche Club China launched

Porsche Club China launched just a few days ago at the Shanghai Auto Show. The club already has more than 250 members, according to newspaper China Daily.   


Tuner gives Mazda Miata 250-hp turbo four

British tuner BBR has unleashed a turbocharged Mazda Miata with 250 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Offered in the United States, the hot-rodded ragtop hits 60 mph from a stop in five seconds flat. Pricing information hasn't been released yet.   http://bit.ly/2oT9uAM


Porsche to open experience center in Shanghai

Porsche is in the early stages of building an experience center in Shanghai, China. Like the existing centers in Europe and in the U.S., the facility will give current and prospective customers the ability to test new cars in a wide variety of conditions -- including on the track -- while providing them with insight into the company's history.   


Next Volkswagen Polo GTI getting 2.0-liter?

The next generation of the Volkswagen Polo GTI could buck the industry's downsizing trend. A recent report coming out of England suggests Volkswagen's smallest hot hatch will receive a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower, 10 more than the current model.   http://bit.ly/2oTbLMj


BMW sees the end of three-pedal M cars

BMW predicts the end is near for M-badged cars equipped with a manual transmission. "I'm not even sure the next generation of M3 and M4 models from BMW will have the option of a manual gearbox," conceded Peter Quintus, M's vice president of sales and marketing.   http://bit.ly/2oT50Kx


ZF expands Shanghai engineering center

German supplier ZF invested 50 million euros into its Shanghai, China, research and development center. Opened on April 18, the new facility now stretches 170,000 square feet. ZF hopes the investment will allow it to capture a bigger share of the nation's mobility market.   


China's GAC prepares to go global

Chinese car-maker GAC Motor is ready to expand into international markets, according to the general manager Yu Jun. "We will launch the star models of GA8 and GS8 to overseas markets, providing high-quality products and services for international consumers," he told newspaper China Daily. The brand plans to re-name its Trumpchi brand in the United States.   


Fiat dealers in Italy invoiced for inventory they didn't order

Fiat dealers in Italy are speaking out over having their inventories stuffed with cars they never ordered. According to Automotive News, multiple dealers claim to have been invoiced for thousands of Tipos and Ducatos they did not order, and accused Fiat of including configurations of the slow-selling Tipo that are difficult for dealers unload.   http://bit.ly/2p0cKc4