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Egalitarian Dynamism: VW Announces V-6–Powered 2018 Passat GT for Production Egalitarian Dynamism: VW Announces V-6–Powered 2018 Passat GT for Production
- Last year, only a single version of Volkswagen’s Passat offered a V-6: the range-topping SEL Premium model, which started at $34,815. Wolfsburg, in conjunction with the crew at VW’s sprawling facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, decided that there was room for a VR6 lower in the line, in a car...
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BMW X7 Enters Pre-Production In South Carolina BMW X7 Enters Pre-Production In South Carolina
BMW recently announced that pre-production versions of their upcoming X7 are rolling off the assembly line in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This is an all-important test to make sure the line is working as it should, that the pre-production vehicles bolt together as planned, and all is well and good...
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The Myths Surrounding the Automated Car Abound The Myths Surrounding the Automated Car Abound
- Last year, I got a call from a strange outer-borough number. The voice on the line was immediately recognizable as America’s foremost lateral thinker, Malcolm Gladwell. READ MORE ›› -
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EcoBoost Ford Mustang Debuts Line-Lock Feature (Video) EcoBoost Ford Mustang Debuts Line-Lock Feature (Video)
Previously, Ford only put a line-lock on the V8 Mustang GT, but now they’ve added it to the EcoBoost range of Mustangs for 2018. We’ll get to why that’s a stupidly-cool idea in a moment, but for right now, check out the headline Ford wrote: “Ford Unleashes Line-Lock on Mustang EcoBoost,...
EcoBoost Ford Mustang Debuts Line-Lock Feature (Video) »
2017 Audi A4 In-Depth Review: This Impeccable Sport-Luxury Sedan Aces Nearly Every Test 2017 Audi A4 In-Depth Review: This Impeccable Sport-Luxury Sedan Aces Nearly Every Test
- The A4 embodies everything we love about Audi: strong performance, modern design, advanced technology, and sumptuous comfort. This latest version, all new for 2017, is a competitive entry-luxury sedan that perfectly toes the line between sportiness and luxury. The exterior is understated—some might...
2017 Audi A4 In-Depth Review: This Impeccable Sport-Luxury Sedan Aces Nearly Every Test »
Ford Creates the Anti-Fitbit Wearable, Cracks Down on Line Workers’ Daily Step Count Ford Creates the Anti-Fitbit Wearable, Cracks Down on Line Workers’ Daily Step Count
- The Pequod of literary legend sailed for three years in search of Moby Dick; Ford’s new “Portable Quality Assurance Device”—which, we’re predicting, will take the acronym PQAD—has a much shorter time horizon. It’s an Android smartphone with a special app designed to streamline assembly-line...
Ford Creates the Anti-Fitbit Wearable, Cracks Down on Line Workers’ Daily Step Count »
2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet: More Glitter, More Power 2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet: More Glitter, More Power
-The design revolution at Mercedes-Benz is in full swing, and the S-class cabriolet might be its greatest manifestation. Now, Daimler has crowned what is perhaps the most beautiful convertible on the market with new a top-of-the line version, powered by the twin-turbocharged AMG 6.0-liter V-12. READ...
2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet: More Glitter, More Power »
Our Man Does Time on the Lamborghini V-12 Assembly Line Our Man Does Time on the Lamborghini V-12 Assembly Line
A little over a decade ago, Lamborghini’s V-12 assembly line looked like a colorized version of the black-and-white photos in the company museum. A few milling machines hummed and spat white fluid while a skeleton crew casually bolted together Murciélago engines as if someone had replaced their...
Our Man Does Time on the Lamborghini V-12 Assembly Line »
Follow the Acid-Green Line: 15 Things We Learned on the Porsche 918 Factory Tour Follow the Acid-Green Line: 15 Things We Learned on the Porsche 918 Factory Tour
As we pass through the Porsche 911 production line in Zuffenhausen, Germany, on our way to see where the 887-hp, plug-in-hybrid 918 Spyder is assembled, our tour guide informs us that very few media have seen the process. Tours generally are reserved for prospects, VIPs, and confirmed customers. We...
Follow the Acid-Green Line: 15 Things We Learned on the Porsche 918 Factory Tour »
Real Steel: The Last Steel-Bodied F-150 Rolls Off the Line in Dearborn, Preparations for Aluminum Begin Real Steel: The Last Steel-Bodied F-150 Rolls Off the Line in Dearborn, Preparations for Aluminum Begin
The last current-gen F-150 has left a particular building. According to the Detroit Free Press, the final steel-bodied F-150 rolled off the line at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant around 1:30 a.m. last Saturday. While Ford’s Kansas City facility will continue to manufacture steel-bodied F-150s until...
Real Steel: The Last Steel-Bodied F-150 Rolls Off the Line in Dearborn, Preparations for Aluminum Begin »

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