BMW X3 Diesel On its Way to U.S., and Another that Ends with M ""

After a year and a half of EPA holdups that have forced automakers to delay or cancel diesel models, BMW will once again sell a compression-ignition X3 in the coming months. A BMW executive confirmed the X3 diesel, which will be built in Spartanburg, South Carolina, alongside the gasoline xDrive30i and xDrive…

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Wendy Sullivan

The Horsey Electric: Ferrari to Build Electric Supercar ""

As the end of Sergio Marchionne’s tenure at the helms of FCA and Ferrari hurtles toward its conclusion, the besweatered Italian-Canadian executive has proclaimed that the house that Enzo Ferrari built on the back of V-12 engines designed by Gioacchino Colombo and Aurelio Lampredi will take its first stab at…

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Wendy Sullivan

2018 Toyota Prius Tested in Depth: A Classic Continues ""

It has been nearly two decades since Toyota launched its segment-defining hybrid. Gasoline-electric powertrains are commonplace now, but Toyota has taken steps to make sure its Prius still stands out. This compact hatch features an extremely unusual—some would say cartoonlike—exterior that makes it impossible to ignore in dealer lots and…

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Wendy Sullivan

Nissan Says Its Brain-to-Vehicle Tech Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think ""

Nissan, currently the sixth best-selling automotive brand in America, has chosen to focus its energies on usable and accessible alternative-fuel vehicles—such as the world’s top-selling electric car, the Leaf—while also creating evanescent fantasies related to the eventuality of fully autonomous driving. It is into this latter category that its newest experiment…

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Wendy Sullivan

Ford Electric Vehicle Charging Up on Mustang Mach 1 Heritage, Due in 2020 ""

Amid a series of Mustang reveals at the Detroit auto show this week, Ford hinted that the name Mach 1 is being considered for its affordable crossover electric vehicle, due in 2020. Sherif Marakby, Ford Motor Company vice president for autonomous vehicles and electrification, confirmed it: “There is a possibility; we’re testing…

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Wendy Sullivan