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Volkswagen's first foray into electric and hybrid cars

Volkswagen's first foray into electric and hybrid cars

Although the electric car has only been on the rise for a few years now - as it were - man began its development as early as the 19th century. In fact, the first electric "car" dates back to 1839. I say "car" because it was in fact a carriage equipped with an electric […]

Skoda Kodiak

Skoda Kodiak

Before it is officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, Skoda tells us all the details of its new SUV. Like its aforementioned siblings (Volkswagen Tiguan and SEAT Ateca), the Kodiaq is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform. Skoda's top management made […]

Mazda RX2 and RX-3 and the conquest of the Japanese National Championships

Mazda RX2 and RX-3 and the conquest of the Japanese National Championships

The R100 was immediately prepared in 1970 to take part in some local races, but as we told you, it wasn't competitive against the Nissan Skyline GT-R, which outperformed it in cornering performance. A replacement had to be found and it had to be found fast. Although […]

The history of Pegaso (II) From

The history of Pegaso (II) From "English" to IVECO

This vehicle is remembered for the so-called Operation Palmera, a special advertising campaign that consisted of all the trucks leaving the Madrid factory for the different Spanish dealerships in chassis cab configuration and sporting an imposing advertising panel […]

Ford Fiesta: a look back at its pedigree

Ford Fiesta: a look back at its pedigree

We are going to make a brief review of all its generations, focusing on the most outstanding features. For the time interval between generations we have based ourselves on the data provided by Ford. Generation 1: 1976 to 1983 As we have analyzed, this […]

This is the new Renaut Koleos

This is the new Renaut Koleos

It is one of the 10 novelties that Renault is going to present throughout the year worldwide. The new Koleos will also be made in China, at the Alliance's new plant, which already produces the Kadjar. Given that the X-Trail comes from Kyushu (Japan), the Koleos […]

Volvo P1800, the Swedish beauty

Volvo P1800, the Swedish beauty

A bit of history The first P1800 left the factory in 1961. But the green light for the project was given 4 years earlier, in 1957. Let's take a look at how. Volvo's president at the time, Gunnar Engellau, who was fascinated by Italian cars, wanted to produce […]

Nissan 300ZX IMSA

Nissan 300ZX IMSA

With the GTP ZX-T comfortably winning GTP championships and shining brightly, Nissan decided to support more seriously a program for its newly released 300ZX Z32 from 1989 in the United States. The IMSA championship had organized a GT class (first called GTO, then […]

Michelin CrossClimate, a long-lasting test (part 1)

Michelin CrossClimate, a long-lasting test (part 1)

It doesn't have to snow, cold weather hardens the rubber and degrades performance. When there is a greater variation in temperatures, it is more difficult to choose the right tyres, because they will do well in some conditions, and perform worse in the opposite […]

Tiler is a Lego car cracker.

Tiler is a Lego car cracker.

The first of them, the one that crowns these lines, is a typical yankee hot-rod, made in a reduced scale, but at the same time with great effect, despite the small amount of parts used for it. Beyond the Hot Rod, another work that has impacted us […]

Remember Talbot?

Remember Talbot?

What was Talbot? We have to go back to the end of the 19th century and the town of North Kensington (England) to highlight the figure of Charles Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, a restless young man who at the age of 16 inherited from his father an immense fortune, […]

Mazda (Miata) MX5 NA by Garcia

Mazda (Miata) MX5 NA by Garcia

The Mazda MX5, or Miata as it was initially known in North America, is one of those cars that have marked automotive history. And to top it off, it was designed by a small independent Japanese manufacturer (small, if we compare it to the giants that are Toyota […]

SEAT Ronda

SEAT Ronda

The birth of the Ronda In 1979 a pre-agreement was signed for Fiat to acquire SEAT in 1980, but Fiat decided not to go ahead with the agreement, and it was then that Juan Miguel de Antoñanzas (head of SEAT), aware that they were losing their technological partner […]

Ken Block's latest acquisition, a Ford RS200 with 700hp!

Ken Block's latest acquisition, a Ford RS200 with 700hp!

With Ken Block as the new owner of this rally legend, you might be thinking that it might have undergone some modifications. Yes, you're right. https://www.facebook.com/FordPerformance/videos/10155714760103820/ The RS200's turbocharged 4-cylinder engine now […]

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo gets even more spectacular at Le Mans

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo gets even more spectacular at Le Mans

The carbon fibre and aluminium version of the virtual model will be on show in Frankfurt. There are clear traits of the Veyron under this ultra-sporty model. It's as if the Veyron, already powerful but a luxury object, had put on an Iron Man suit to go down to […]

Test drive: Mitsubishi Space Star 120 MPI

Test drive: Mitsubishi Space Star 120 MPI

It is a peculiar car: simple in appearance, but complex if you analyze it closely. It is a car of small size, but not minimal; three-cylinder naturally aspirated, but with 80 hp with which it is able to reach 180 km / h; very affordable price, but very equipped […]

Alfa Romeo Navajo, by Bertone

Alfa Romeo Navajo, by Bertone

And then we also have our own aesthetic taste. Where Dani likes "discreet and elegant" cars, I like the "green Ford Focus RS" and the Wedge Design style. We had already talked about Wedge Design at Christmas 2012, making a complete historical tour in a very successful […]

No more SEAT Ibiza Cupra - 150 hp is enough

No more SEAT Ibiza Cupra - 150 hp is enough

Motor1 has picked up the words of Antonio Valdivieso, head of product communication at SEAT, and that's what he said at the presentation to the media. Although there is still a market for the most high-performance cars in this category, the pie is shrinking. Interest […]

How much does it cost to rebuild the engine head? How do you save?

How much does it cost to rebuild the engine head? How do you save?

What is the engine head? The engine head is the aluminum component that acts as a "plug" for all engine components when positioned over the engine block. To ensure a tight seal on the engine unit, a gasket, called an "engine head gasket," is placed between the […]

The Volvo 262C turns 40

The Volvo 262C turns 40

It was 1973, in the middle of the oil crisis, when Volvo decided to cease production of the 1800 series, that beautiful coupe we have already talked about. From that moment on, Volvo had no luxury coupé to meet the demand in this segment, when German brands such […]

Nissan R92CP, P35 and NP35

Nissan R92CP, P35 and NP35

For the 1992 season, Nissan had decided to concentrate exclusively, ostensibly (you'll see why below), on the Japanese endurance championship, with the idea of building on what they had learned with the R91CP. After winning the Japanese championship in 1990 and […]

Water injection in supercharged engines

Water injection in supercharged engines

As we've been on a roll lately with the volume of technical posts, we're not going to give up this good habit and we're going to explain today how these systems work, and what secrets are hidden behind this possible performance improvement. Ford, through M-Sport […]

What is unsprung mass and how does it affect the vehicle?

What is unsprung mass and how does it affect the vehicle?

What is done to avoid this? By adding a suspension to the car what we achieve is to "disconnect" a large part of the mass from the irregularities of the terrain, achieving faster and more precise reactions. In addition, we provide comfort to the driver and passengers […]

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept, now with adventurous spirit

Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept, now with adventurous spirit

This SUV is characterised by its more defined wheel arches, reinforced bumpers, a roof with additional lighting and storage bars. Also noteworthy is its appearance 16-inch alloy wheels, shod with high profile tires, prepared for all types of off-road terrain. Mechanically […]

What is the polar moment of inertia of a car?

What is the polar moment of inertia of a car?

Talking with my American boss at the time (who now works at Yahoo, things of life), we discussed the possibility of starting a series of technical videos to explain basic concepts that motivated her. We tried the first of them with "the polar moment of inertia", […]

New BMW X1

New BMW X1

The new BMW X1 makes use of BMW's UKL1 platform, the same one used by the 2 Series Active Tourer, the MINI F56, and the future 1 Series. So yes, it moves to transverse engines and front-wheel drive (or all-wheel drive, depending on versions). But while fans may […]

Beyond carbon fibre

Beyond carbon fibre

To begin with, we call the whole by one of its parts. We say carbon fiber when we mean carbon fiber composite. To differentiate the composite product from its raw material, I will call them carbon fiber and carbon fibers, respectively. The first time carbon fibers […]

The hard take-off of the Diesel engine (I): from Rudolf Diesel to Eduardo Barreiros

The hard take-off of the Diesel engine (I): from Rudolf Diesel to Eduardo Barreiros

Rudolf Diesel worked for MAN AG, owned by the Krupp group of companies, which at that time was engaged in the development of high-capacity engines that would improve the timid thermodynamic ratio of the engines used until then. The first prototypes used palm […]

How do you prefer your sports car, with manual or automatic transmission?

How do you prefer your sports car, with manual or automatic transmission?

Jaguar, which relies heavily on the US market (as does Porsche), realised that a significant proportion of the American sports car clientele preferred manual gearboxes. And if a model wants to have some sporting credentials, on the other side of the pond, it must […]

New Easy-R robotised gearbox for Dacia range

New Easy-R robotised gearbox for Dacia range

Before the end of the year, the Logan, Logan MCV, Sandero and Sandero Stepway will be available with the new Easy-R automated manual transmission. Initially it will only be available with the 90bhp TCe petrol engine and will be priced around 600 euros more […]

Skoda Kodiaq Scout and Sportline, new for Geneva

Skoda Kodiaq Scout and Sportline, new for Geneva

The new SUV of the Czech brand shares a platform with the Volkswagen Tiguan and Seat Ateca, however, the Kodiaq has a larger size, as it reaches 4.7 m and can have seven seats. It has a wide range of variants, to which two new ones are now added. They will be unveiled […]

The Grand Tour: we review Episode 3

The Grand Tour: we review Episode 3

Brief synopsis Before we get into the nitty gritty, let's very quickly review what we've seen. This third episode, once again, fills its virtual space with cars, specifically three (well, two) perfect examples of 'piston-powered' vehicles: an Aston Martin DB11, […]

Test drive: Mitsubishi ASX 160 DI-D

Test drive: Mitsubishi ASX 160 DI-D

Someone will probably think that this is a stock, heavy car and with that engine it can't go. With a kerb weight of 1,380 kg it's not the lightest on the block, but it's not a walrus either. Compared to its petrol equivalent, the 160 MPI, it's 95 kg heavier. The […]

Contact: ICON Bronco

Contact: ICON Bronco

Let's say, to create the best possible unit without going out of the proposed script, a bit in the same line of Singer and his work with Porsche. We love this kind of projects, and they always result in interesting products, with not so interesting invoices. A […]

Global NCAP does not like Renault Mégane advertising in Uruguay

Global NCAP does not like Renault Mégane advertising in Uruguay

For a start, the Mégane is advertised as having five EuroNCAP stars under the 2015 protocol, and that's flatly untrue. The third-generation Mégane wasn't tested in 2015, but the fourth-generation Mégane, which is way ahead in engineering over its predecessor. […]

Changing the oil in your car's brakes: when to do it and how much does it cost?

Changing the oil in your car's brakes: when to do it and how much does it cost?

What is car brake fluid? Brake oil, also known as brake fluid, is a particular incompressible fluid with which the hydraulic brake system of our cars is filled. Thanks to brake oil, the force we exert on the brake pedal is amplified and transmitted directly […]

How about an MX-5 Coupe as a Mazda Sports Car Concept?

How about an MX-5 Coupe as a Mazda Sports Car Concept?

The presence of the Cosmo Sport on the Mazda stand makes one think logically of a concept car powered by a rotary engine. Mazda, which hasn't had a Wankel engine in its lineup since the RX-8, is still working to make the rotary piston engine a relevant proposal […]

What if you run out of battery in a vehicle with Start/Stop?

What if you run out of battery in a vehicle with Start/Stop?

The protagonist of these lines is a SEAT Leon (5F) in FR finish, with 1.4 litre TSI mechanics, without cylinder disconnection or ACT, to which my father and I have done more than 44,000 kilometers in 2 years and 8 months, which comes out to about 1,375 kilometers […]

ISDERA Imperator and Commendatore

ISDERA Imperator and Commendatore

Most of them have disappeared and the few that are still active knew how to adapt to the times. AMG was bought by Mercedes, Brabus has commercial agreements with Smart and has reached the status of manufacturer and Rinspeed stopped preparing Porsche in Switzerland […]

Fiat 500X 120 bhp 4×2 diesel

Fiat 500X 120 bhp 4×2 diesel

Fiat 500X 4×4 2.0 Multijet2 For the same reason we decided to ask Fiat for a 500X more similar to the one that, by volume, is having more success in sales, and that's how we ended up with the 4×2 120 hp diesel and manual we have today to tell you about, with […]

BMW 116d

BMW 116d

And although the engine wasn't a shot nor its behavior was that of a GTI, it was one of those cars with which one likes to flow through the curves at a lively pace, with a high cornering and with very good composure. Two years later, I've come across another BMW […]

BMW E30 restomod,

BMW E30 restomod, "the next big thing".

The whole 911-based restomod thing has gotten out of hand. While nine eleven's were never cheap, 964's have never been as well priced as they are now, with the obsession of many to create their project car with retro aesthetics but slightly more modern technology. Singer […]

Everything we do wrong at roundabouts or roundabouts

Everything we do wrong at roundabouts or roundabouts

Some might claim the excuse of having obtained their license before they were invented, and I recognize that very little is done in the most popular media to train and raise awareness among drivers, but the truth is that we have no excuse, because safety should […]

Will 2016 be the year of the convertible SUV?

Will 2016 be the year of the convertible SUV?

SUVs are the new luxury cars, and convertibles have always been. The fusion of both concepts, although rare at first glance, can make sense to the right customer. Like when Paco Roncero surprises with his cocido with the same taste as always, but using syringes, […]

Contact: SsangYong Tivoli, Korando and Rexton W 4×4 automatics

Contact: SsangYong Tivoli, Korando and Rexton W 4×4 automatics

The South Korean brand, which has fortunately passed a big bump with the crisis, now has a more versatile range. It is one of the few manufacturers that offer all-wheel drive throughout its range. There are competitors that only offer this option to those who buy […]

A brief introduction to Nissan's history at Le Mans

A brief introduction to Nissan's history at Le Mans

Cars, through the passion for engineering and the urban culture of modifications, are one of those great hobbies reinforced by the Japanese patriotic spirit. In Japan, respect for local brands is at its highest. That's why they dominate the local market as they […]

The clutch pedal may not have many years left in it

The clutch pedal may not have many years left in it

There is a very unpopular variant of automatic gearboxes, which are robotised manual gearboxes. The clutch management is automatic, there is no pedal, and the H lever is replaced by one with +/- positions and automatic program. In reality, it is a manual gearbox […]

Kia Carens 2017

Kia Carens 2017

A new colour is added to the range, Mysterious Blue, and the 15, 16 and 17-inch wheels receive new designs. This way you can distinguish a 2013 Carens and a 2017 Carens. But inside the changes are more noticeable, as they are more relevant. There is time to think […]

Official details of the new Volvo S90

Official details of the new Volvo S90

In terms of engines, the new Volvo will have two diesel engines for the D4 and D5 versions with 190 and 235 hp respectively. Also available will be a petrol engine T6 320hp and all-wheel drive. In addition, the top of the range will be the plug-in hybrid version […]

Great designers: Leonardo Fioravanti

Great designers: Leonardo Fioravanti

Leonardo Fioravanti was born in 1938, and is the author of some of the most beautiful, important and innovative cars and concept cars in history. He studied aerodynamics and body design in Milan, and joined Pininfarina at the age of 26 in 1964. He worked for the […]

Kia Stonic, the Koreans' safe bet in crossovers

Kia Stonic, the Koreans' safe bet in crossovers

Kia is betting that by 2020 the juiciest segment in Europe will be the B-SUV, and that it will overtake the C-SUV. In other words, they intend to attract the traditional B-segment customer, those who move down from the C-segment, and those who want something more […]

Solar power arrives for the Toyota Prius, but this time it will be useful

Solar power arrives for the Toyota Prius, but this time it will be useful

The solar panels are not able to provide enough power to drive the electric motor when the car is running, but they can provide a boost to the batteries when the car is stationary and there are no plugs in sight. On electric power it can go almost 60 kilometers, […]

This is the world's smallest V8 engine

This is the world's smallest V8 engine

It is manufactured by Conley Precision and they have named it Stinger 609. According to the manufacturer, this engine has less than one hundred cubic centimeters, offers 5.5 hp of power and climbs to over 10,000 rpm. A true work of precision and craftsmanship. […]

Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo, the first internationally successful concept car

Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo, the first internationally successful concept car

The overall sporting effort was motivated by several aspects. One of the most important was to give brand value and recognition to Nissan. After years of marketing its products under the "Datsun" name, the company had decided in 1981 to switch to calling its products […]

Mazda MX5 NC by Jose Antonio

Mazda MX5 NC by Jose Antonio

For José Antonio, industrial designer, co-founder of mx5forum.es and owner of the red NC that we bring you today, this version responds to the demand of a certain clientele and does not detract from the intrinsic qualities of the MX5. However, when he bought his […]

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce roadster

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce roadster

And yet the Aventador SV Roadster exists, and it has its clientele. Because that's what Lamborghini is based on in many cases: creating jewels that exceed expectations and reason. The new beast from Sant'Agata inherits the same V12 as the "closed" […]

Contact: Nissan X-Trail 2.0 dCi 4×4

Contact: Nissan X-Trail 2.0 dCi 4×4

It's a top-selling model, within the seven-seater SUV segment (5+2 to be more precise), and if there's one thing it needed it was higher-powered diesel versions. It's not that the 130bhp dCi engine is always insufficient, but for certain uses it was just a bit […]

Prices of the new Renault Mégane 2016 in Spain

Prices of the new Renault Mégane 2016 in Spain

Renault launches its Mégane range with a promotional discount of 2,200 euros. The range is structured in four finishes called Life, Intens, Zen and Bose. These can equip a variety of engines ranging from 100 hp to 205 available in the GT version for gasoline engines […]

Owner Wanted for this 1970 Plymouth Superbird

Owner Wanted for this 1970 Plymouth Superbird

Despite its age, the Superbird retains all of its original Tor Red paint, with the exception of its distinctive nose. On the other hand, it retains the 426 Hemi engine (6,980 cc) and 425 hp, and the Torqueflite 727 three-speed automatic transmission. Even the original […]

Car tyre pressure: What is the optimum pressure for your car?

Car tyre pressure: What is the optimum pressure for your car?

Why is tyre pressure so important? Of all the hundreds of components in a car, the only ones that are always in contact with the ground are the tyres. The way a car's tyres touch the ground has a big influence on fuel consumption, tyre life and driving safety. […]

Mercedes-Benz A-Class, facelift to keep selling like hotcakes

Mercedes-Benz A-Class, facelift to keep selling like hotcakes

With all that on the table, the A-Class renews its offer with subtle changes that suit him well, although to me, personally, I still fails me in some aesthetic issue (I can not with such a front overhang and big head with respect to the short rear). For tastes, […]

Hyundai i30 2017

Hyundai i30 2017

The design of the front grille we will start to see from now on in the new cars of the brand. At the front we find LED lights for daytime running, low beam, high beam and turn signals. The fog lights are integrated into the active grille, which modifies the airflow […]

Contact: Volkswagen Golf GTE, GTI Performance and R

Contact: Volkswagen Golf GTE, GTI Performance and R

Nowadays, with the Golf range updated, the sporty models are the GTI, GTI Performance, GTE and R. The GTD will be left out because it has become an ugly duckling in the brand, despite the fact that the TDI engines now fitted in the Golf are among the cleanest on […]

New Lotus Exige Sport 350

New Lotus Exige Sport 350

The most notable changes are in its weight savings. It is 51 kilograms lighter than its predecessor marking on the scale 1,125 kg, so it improves performance and behavior. To achieve such a weight reduction, Lotus engineers have placed a lighter battery, a lighter […]

BMW M550d xDrive, the most powerful 6-cylinder diesel in the world

BMW M550d xDrive, the most powerful 6-cylinder diesel in the world

Its figures are spectacular, with an inline six-cylinder engine, three litres of displacement, 400bhp, 760Nm and, most impressive of all, four turbos! The turbos are split into two pairs: there are two high-pressure variable geometry turbos and two low-pressure […]

The D-segment is already de facto more premium than generalist

The D-segment is already de facto more premium than generalist

Premiums have placed about 652,000 cars until November, 8% more than in the same period of 2015. Less pronounced is the growth of generalists, 1%, or 582,000 cars. Customers in this segment are either going upmarket (albeit in minimally equipped versions) or switching […]

SEAT Leon Cupra ST and records at the Nürburgring

SEAT Leon Cupra ST and records at the Nürburgring

This used to happen with the most radical models and, today, it still happens (although now it seems that it will no longer be possible, at least until further notice), even with compact models. Renault has already imposed two generations of Mégane RS as the fastest […]

Test drive: Ford Fiesta ST

Test drive: Ford Fiesta ST

Every brand has its pluses and minuses, but in the case of Ford, I love the feel of the sporty Fiesta. It's been 10 years since I had the sixth generation Fiesta S, with "only" 100 rabid horsepower from a 1.6 naturally aspirated, and I remember driving it like […]

Chinese standards, a new threat to the industry

Chinese standards, a new threat to the industry

I read an interesting report from Reuters about what is coming in China. It turns out that the country's authorities were allowing the marketing of cars, both domestic and imported, if they met external standards, and thus, do not need compliance with Chinese standards. […]

No Dacia Kwid

No Dacia Kwid

Ghosn explained that the Kwid was born by and for India, and that only when the demand in that market is met will they consider exporting it to other emerging BRIC markets. He also added that "the car will only be sold as Renault". Honestly, we don't see Renault […]

Hype or reality? Maxime Picat drives a 308 R-Hybrid development car

Hype or reality? Maxime Picat drives a 308 R-Hybrid development car

Enough to convince Peugeot's sex appeal fans? If that's not enough for you, hold on, because it looks like the 308 R-Hybrid could also end up going into production. At least PSA is playing with us by hinting that it will. Looks like #Peugeot308RHYbrid is ready […]

Mazda MX-5 NC (USPI)

Mazda MX-5 NC (USPI)

Curiously, the devaluation of this third generation seems to us more pronounced, and the available cars more interesting to buy, than those of the second generation. For little more than 10,000€ you can find units in good condition of the NC, when for a good […]

Enjoy your Sunday playing Turbo OutRun

Enjoy your Sunday playing Turbo OutRun

So digging a little bit we have found one of its sequels as a playable demo directly in the browser. It's Turbo OutRun, inspired by the "coast to coast" races in the United States, started with the one known as Cannonball Run and held illegally for the first […]

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport

From there we bring you the Golf GTE Sport, a concept that serves as a preview for several key aspects of the Golf's immediate future. On the one hand, aesthetically, although it has a lot to do with the Vision GTI and other prototypes derived from the "Golf" essence, […]

Test drive: Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Test drive: Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Toyota has already shown that electric motor technology has matured a lot and can offer clear advantages. Having a hybrid in the B-segment may seem like a risky bet, mainly because such systems raise the price of the car. However, the Yaris Hybrid seeks to bring […]

Great designers: Tom Tjaarda

Great designers: Tom Tjaarda

In 1958 he moved to Turin to work at Ghia, where he designed, among others, the beautiful Innocenti 950, leaving for Pininfarina when the famous company was still run by its founder, Battista Pininfarina. One of Tom's first projects for Grugliasco's company […]

Ford Almussafes, the engine of Valencia since 1976

Ford Almussafes, the engine of Valencia since 1976

The history of Almussafes It must have sounded strange to someone that this is the second Ford plant in Spain. Back in 1907, Ford already had a dealership in Cadiz, where it sold the Ford T in a wide range of colours... as long as it was black. As sales were going […]

Citroën unveils the C3 Aircross

Citroën unveils the C3 Aircross

This model will also be manufactured in Spain, Aragonese hands will assemble it in Figueruelas, along with the Opel Crossland X. These two models share what is not obvious, and differ in what should be. No one will have the feeling of driving a car that has simply […]

Kia Proceed Concept previews the Frankfurt Motor Show

Kia Proceed Concept previews the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Proceed Concept shows us an elongated compact, with five conventionally opening doors, a seductive roof drop, very short overhangs and a seemingly suppressed B-pillar. The windows are covered by a line that lights up when the hypothetical traffic approaches […]

The EGR valve - what is it and how does it work? Simply explained!

The EGR valve - what is it and how does it work? Simply explained!

What is the EGR valve? The EGR valve is designed to reduce the emission level of most modern vehicles. This valve reintroduces a part of the exhaust gases into the engine (between 5% and 15%). This mechanism allows complete combustion of the fuel and a reduction […]

Test drive: Nissan Leaf 30 kWh

Test drive: Nissan Leaf 30 kWh

At the gates of 2012 I had a test unit for a couple of days, with which I starred in one of my most epic episodes as a driver: rushing a tank to 6 kilometers of autonomy, and with everything against me. I got away with it, but what an experience. This time I'm […]

Contact: Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

Contact: Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

It also helps that it's been called the "Golf" since 1976, even though it's now in its seventh generation. The Golf's rivals have changed their names over the years, except for the Corolla, which, to tell the truth, no longer competes with it. That affection has […]

Contact: Volkswagen Crafter, Multivan 4Motion, Amarok V6 and Caddy Outdoor

Contact: Volkswagen Crafter, Multivan 4Motion, Amarok V6 and Caddy Outdoor

In two years the brand has refreshed its entire range, but with nuances. Only the Crafter is a 100% new model, the rest of the range is based on platforms that are already a few years old, and the most obvious case is the Caddy, which takes almost half of sales. […]

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster

The Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster is a completely new version in this range's product portfolio, sitting midway between the GT S and GT R. This cabrio version of the German sports car comes in two different flavors. While the GT Roadster has the same 476 hp as […]

Car shock absorbers: what are they and why are they needed?

Car shock absorbers: what are they and why are they needed?

What are car shocks? Car shocks are a fundamental component for the driving , comfort and safety of our car. We often tend to forget their importance compared to other equally important components such as engine oil, tyres or brake pads. They are part of the […]

Mazda MX-5 NA and ND owners trade keys for a day

Mazda MX-5 NA and ND owners trade keys for a day

As for its name, Emeequiscinco is a bit long and -we have to admit it- besides sounding terrible, it's tongue-tied, so many of us "miateros" know it by its American name, Miata. Of course, for any Miatero, his MX-5 is the best, and the most beautiful, so there […]

New Mitsubishi Montero Sport introduced

New Mitsubishi Montero Sport introduced

The Thai market will welcome it with open arms. Aesthetically, it shares its front end genetics with the facelifted Outlander. Inside it shows its L200 origin. It measures 4,785 millimeters long, and has a ground clearance of 218 millimeters. It is powered by […]

New BMW 7 Series

New BMW 7 Series

The main goal during the development phase of the new model was to create a modern luxury object that would exceed the expectations of our customers. According to BMW, modern luxury is based on state-of-the-art technologies and a special attention to detail. Why […]

Suzuki Swift Sport: the compact pocket-sized sports car returns

Suzuki Swift Sport: the compact pocket-sized sports car returns

Firstly, it weighs just 970kg. That's a massive 80kg saving compared to the last Swift Sport, which already felt quite light. Although the new one is 40mm wider, Suzuki says its new platform is the key to sublime performance. There's something to be said for the […]

Lamborghini to keep naturally aspirated engines alive (for now)

Lamborghini to keep naturally aspirated engines alive (for now)

Stephan Winkelmann has told Autocar that while the manufacturer is not eternally tied to naturally aspirated engines, they will keep them longer as a differentiating factor. Winkelmann is referring to the two-seater, not the Urus SUV, which will have a supercharged […]

Nissan 350Z is another victim of the crossover craze

Nissan 350Z is another victim of the crossover craze

The preparation is not exactly extreme, but it is very different from what is usually done to the 350Z. The suspension is raised, has a significant protection in the front, special off-road tires, additional lighting, rear spoiler, exhaust line, etc.. It has […]

Pollen filter: what is it, when to change it and how much does it cost?

Pollen filter: what is it, when to change it and how much does it cost?

What is the pollen filter? The pollen filter is a device that filters the air entering the vehicle through the air vents. Without the pollen filter, any particulate matter and dust in the air and on the road surface could enter the passenger compartment, soiling […]

Renault Kadjar dCi 130 4×4: Road and mountain contact

Renault Kadjar dCi 130 4×4: Road and mountain contact

The concept didn't work, as I say. The market, always sovereign in these things, said that what they wanted were asphaltic crossovers, versatile as MPVs instead of SUVs closer to the TT. At Renault they've learned their lesson and have corrected the shot. As the […]

Test drive: Peugeot RCZ-R

Test drive: Peugeot RCZ-R

The RCZ, since it came out, first as a concept, then as a production car, is a car that we have always liked aesthetically. But from almost the first day we asked for a radical and cutting-edge version to pull up the range. This Gallic rival of the Audi TT was […]

Not So] Old Compaq Laptops Keep McLaren F1s Alive

Not So] Old Compaq Laptops Keep McLaren F1s Alive

Before I go any further, let me give you some context. In the 90s, McLaren produced the best naturally aspirated supercar in history, the McLaren F1. State-of-the-art technology of the time was used, including computer resources for the maintenance of the electronics, […]

The big SUVs are the height of nonsense

The big SUVs are the height of nonsense

When gasoline is below 4 dollars a gallon, which we can compare it with the psychological barrier of 1.50 euros a liter in Spain, the American consumer is much more likely to buy a tank, without turret or tracks. We have multiple examples, such as GMC Yukon XL, […]

Contact: Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI

Contact: Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI

The Touran has grown and modified its proportions, using the new MQB platform. It is 130 mm longer, 36 mm wider and 6 mm shorter, resulting in 4,527 mm high, 1,829 mm wide and 1,628 mm high. The wheelbase has grown almost as much as the length, 113 mm. According […]

Contact: Mazda CX-3

Contact: Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 was initially presented to the public at the Los Angeles Motor Show in late 2014 and will be marketed in Europe this year. In fact, in Spain it is already on sale. However, it was not until this week that we were able to get behind the wheel of the […]

Contact: Renault Espace V

Contact: Renault Espace V

In 1984, when the first generation of the Renault Espace appeared (although it was originally a Matra project), the car was a revolution. To venture into the path of such an avant-garde architecture had its risks, but the success was such that it conquered […]

Imagining the Honda NSX R

Imagining the Honda NSX R

Officially speaking, there is no Honda NSX R, but if there is, the car would have to be more radical. One of the possibilities, and quite logical, is to remove the front electric motors and the battery from the hybrid system. Therefore, the car would become a conventional […]

Get your DeLorean... in Lego

Get your DeLorean... in Lego

Unfortunately, a little more than two years later, the product is out of stock, due to the wild demand it had at the time by Lego and movie geeks. But don't cry. If you want to celebrate your Back to the Future day in style and with Lego, you can still get […]

Lamborghini Aventador S takes off the roof in Frankfurt

Lamborghini Aventador S takes off the roof in Frankfurt

The engine is the traditional V12 of the brand with a maximum power of 740 hp at 8,400 RPM and 690 Nm of maximum torque at 5,500 RPM. The displacement is 6.5 liters and avoids supercharging to obtain the power, so it delivers the force in a more linear and progressive […]

How Mercedes reinvented itself with Zetsche's moustache at the helm

How Mercedes reinvented itself with Zetsche's moustache at the helm

But Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Daimler, is not the only one to envy the other two figures. The challenge Zetsche faced when he took the reins at Daimler in 2006 was enormous. Mercedes-Benz had lost its global premium market leadership, customers were complaining […]

Examples of how Toyota knows how to make weird but beautiful cars.

Examples of how Toyota knows how to make weird but beautiful cars.

Yes, its defenders have come to the fore. In an industry that is too aesthetically conformist, for once someone dares to do something different, we go and charge against it. But maybe the problem is not in doing something different, but in having done something […]

The Citroën Dyane celebrates half a century

The Citroën Dyane celebrates half a century

To understand the history of the Dyane, you have to start by talking about its popular predecessor, the Citroën 2CV. The brilliant utility car began development just before World War II, but the project was kept secret during the occupation of France by Nazi Germany, […]

Citroën unveils the CXPERIENCE CONCEPT ahead of Paris

Citroën unveils the CXPERIENCE CONCEPT ahead of Paris

I still haven't decided if I like it or not, although I must admit that when I saw the first picture, it seemed a nonsense. Despite this, and as a fan of design, I told myself that before making a judgment, I had to spend a little time, and at least make an effort […]

SEAT Marbella, resurrected as another SEAT SUV?

SEAT Marbella, resurrected as another SEAT SUV?

The other possibility, according to Automarket, is that it's a model based on the SEAT Mii, Volkswagen Up! and Skoda Citigo trio, which don't use such a modern platform. As the Mii already exists, it will have a higher suspension, a better looking body and a […]

Mazda relies on alliance with Toyota and HCCI gasoline engines

Mazda relies on alliance with Toyota and HCCI gasoline engines

The highlight of recent announcements is that lean mixture compression ignition (HCCI) engines will arrive in a year and a half. This technology allows gasoline engines to not need spark plugs, the air-fuel mixture burns spontaneously by high compression, the same […]

Mercedes-Benz completes the E-Class with the Convertible

Mercedes-Benz completes the E-Class with the Convertible

Like its predecessor, it will be equipped with a soft top and will be based on the coupé model, adapting its features to those of a convertible model. In terms of equipment, the Coupé and Convertible will be closely matched. Both come with LED High Performance […]

Ayrton Senna will have his biopic in 2019

Ayrton Senna will have his biopic in 2019

It is not the first attempt, as the family was already negotiating with Warner Studios and actor Antonio Banderas was one of those mentioned to play Senna. To be honest, Banderas is a bit old to be playing a man who is not even 35 years old. Who the actors might […]

Russia Sherp ATV, the perfect Russian amphibious truck to escape from a horde of zombies

Russia Sherp ATV, the perfect Russian amphibious truck to escape from a horde of zombies

I don't know what it is about the Russians, but their off road creations surprise me more and more every day. This time I present you the Russia Sherp, a creation of the Russian engineer Alexei Garagashyan. Aesthetically it will catch your attention because of […]

Rolls-Royce Dawn, it's official

Rolls-Royce Dawn, it's official

There's no room for any surprises. The aesthetics are as expected from a Wraith with a folding roof. The car drinks from the design genetics of the latest models of the firm, although it is true that I am one of those who prefer the aesthetic solutions applied […]

Diesels with SCR will eventually become the norm

Diesels with SCR will eventually become the norm

Once the gases leave the exhaust manifold, before being expelled to the outside, manufacturers have two methods to reduce NOx: Lean NOx trap (LNT), NOx trap or NOx catalyst: a device that captures these gases and, under high temperature conditions, dissociates […]

Contact: Citroën C3 Puretech 82 and 110

Contact: Citroën C3 Puretech 82 and 110

If we don't take into account the trio of minivans (Fiat Qubo, Peugeot Bipper and Citroën Nemo) only the Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and Skoda Fabia have a larger boot without reaching four metres in length. The C3 maintains the volume of 300 liters of its predecessor, […]

Anamnestic license certificate: cost and all the details

Anamnestic license certificate: cost and all the details

What is a driver's license history certificate? A certificate of medical history is nothing more than a medical certificate that confirms a person's fitness to drive. In the particular case of a driver's license, the certificate certifies that the person in […]

Technique: the differential

Technique: the differential

Why it is necessary Let's start by clarifying that the differential is only necessary on the drive wheels, as they are the ones that drive the car, and therefore the ones that need torque to transmit to the ground. Let's imagine that we have a car without […]

The Spanish road network is maintained in extremis

The Spanish road network is maintained in extremis

If we look only at the main road network in Spain, and with the 2014 data published by the Ministry of Public Works, the total number of kilometres was 166,284, of which 26,124 kilometres were the responsibility of the State and the rest of the communities or local […]

The Tesla factory in Spain will have to wait

The Tesla factory in Spain will have to wait

Three words were enough to unleash the euphoria, and they came from Elon Musk's personal account (@elonmusk): "I love you too" (referring to Spain). Some have interpreted that as an "endorsement", but it's simply an acknowledgement, it doesn't mean anything […]

The Guide to check the car in the ITV

The Guide to check the car in the ITV

What is servicing and why do it? Servicing is a mandatory statutory inspection that must be carried out with fixed deadlines, whenever the car is on the road. It is often confused with the coupon, which is mainly a check that is carried out as part of the […]

Burnt head gasket: here are 7 definitive symptoms

Burnt head gasket: here are 7 definitive symptoms

What is the head gasket? The engine head gasket is a component located between the engine block and the engine head. Its purpose is to perfectly seal the combustion chamber allowing the car to generate proper compression and contain the exhaust gases, ensuring […]

Heel toe, a technique that is not only for

Heel toe, a technique that is not only for "freaks".

Interestingly, in the comments of that post, one brave person said that "toe-tapping is for freaks, who are the ones who cause accidents". Not only were we shocked by the statement, but we realized that many people didn't really realize the benefits and objectives […]

Contact: Suzuki Swift 1.2 DualJet AllGrip

Contact: Suzuki Swift 1.2 DualJet AllGrip

Classifying the Swift is a bit complicated by its dimensions. Only measures 3.84 meters long (1 cm less than the previous generation Swift), is very small to be a B, but in habitability is above average and in that length no one offers more trunk: 265 liters (55 […]

Citroën GS and GSA

Citroën GS and GSA

The technical solutions applied to this car were revolutionary at the time, mainly in terms of suspension and brakes. Despite the fact that it was not strongly motorized, its small horsepower was very good as it had very clean aerodynamics, especially in the initial […]

Audi TT 2.0 TDi Ultra

Audi TT 2.0 TDi Ultra

The fact that Audi has dominated Le Mans in recent years with diesel prototypes does not mean that the diesel engine has a sporting superiority per se. Although the development of technology in diesel engines allows them to reach very high power and torque figures, […]

God save the luxury King: this is the new Rolls-Royce Phantom

God save the luxury King: this is the new Rolls-Royce Phantom

Speaking of design, the Phantom VIII changes, but it is immediately recognizable as a Phantom. At the front, the typical Rolls-Royce grille is integrated into the bodywork for the first time along with the light clusters, whose light beams give visibility of […]

Disc brakes: how do they work and when to change them?

Disc brakes: how do they work and when to change them?

What are disc brakes? Disc brakes are the mechanical devices responsible for braking the car safely and immediately. Thanks to the functionality of disc brakes, the braking surface available to the brake caliper increases, thus reducing the time required to […]

Test Drive: Nissan Pulsar DIG-T 190

Test Drive: Nissan Pulsar DIG-T 190

Manufactured at Nissan's Barcelona plant, the Pulsar faces fierce rivals, ranging from the Volkswagen Golf to the Ford Focus via the Kia Cee'd and Renault Mégane. But if Nissan wants to be the number one Asian brand in Europe in 2016, with the Pulsar as the first […]

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde prices

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde prices

In the end, you'll have to pay €87,000 at your dealership to get your hands on the Italian company's premium D-segment sedan in its 510 horsepower version, aligning it with the BMW M3 almost to the millimetre. The "Performance Edition" version will go, as we […]

Ferrari 488 Spider (with video)

Ferrari 488 Spider (with video)

It's called 488 Spider (quite predictable, isn't it?) and keeps the convertible hardtop already seen in the 458 Spider, adding the body design of the revamped 488, and its supercharged engine with turbochargers (two), delivering 670 horsepower to the rear wheels. Curiously, […]

Apple CarPlay in depth

Apple CarPlay in depth

However, the news regarding CarPlay has been rather scarce in comparison. CarPlay didn't get much play during the opening ceremony of the WWDC, or Worldwide Developer's Conference, either. And in the developer sessions, they didn't really dig into the announced […]

Mazda MX-5 NA (USPI)

Mazda MX-5 NA (USPI)

It does so with a somewhat shorter than usual delivery, and that is because we already told you the complete history of the model here yesterday, so we can skip that part. Design Simple and with a retro touch, trying to be similar to the Lotus Elan. We told […]

Contact: Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI DSG 4Motion

Contact: Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI DSG 4Motion

Its predecessor, based on the Golf VI, reached a Spanish market share of 10.7%, and of those, less than 10% were sold with the off-road package. This time, Volkswagen Spain believes that they will get up to 30% of sales of that version, and the overwhelming majority […]

How to import a vehicle into Spain from the European Union

How to import a vehicle into Spain from the European Union

Today we are going to tell you everything you need to know to import a car from another EU country and register it in the Community of Madrid. It is necessary to differentiate between a registered vehicle and an unregistered vehicle when it comes to passing the […]

Will the Jaguar XJ13 be back?

Will the Jaguar XJ13 be back?

These are things that were changing with the arrival of the Jaguar XF, for example, in addition to, of course, the money coming from TATA Motors that have shown a lot of head leaving Jaguar to their air and injecting capital when it was necessary to do so and allowing, […]

Will we see Hydractive suspension again at Citroën?

Will we see Hydractive suspension again at Citroën?

After the commercial demise of the Citroën C6, the only model of the French empire that still uses the hydropneumatic suspension is the Citroën C5, and optionally. In all of 2014, 10,000 C5s were sold with the high-end suspension, so the numbers don't justify […]

New Volkswagen Scirocco GTS

New Volkswagen Scirocco GTS

Aesthetically we are not facing a great novelty. And is that apart from the 18-inch wheels, optional vinyl, black mirrors and red brake calipers, the GTS is a Scirocco with R-Line kit like any other. For the cabin, the designers seem to have taken inspiration […]

Engine oil change: How often? Here are the details!

Engine oil change: How often? Here are the details!

Why do you need an engine oil change? Many motorists wonder what an engine oil change is and why it is so important. Well, oil change is a simple maintenance procedure in which the lubricating oil is removed from the engine and replaced with the same type of […]

The Grand Tour, a review of episodes 1 and 2 of ex Top Gear

The Grand Tour, a review of episodes 1 and 2 of ex Top Gear

Because we mustn't forget: the Top Gear that we miss so much, the one with Jeremy Clarkson and company, stopped being a television product dedicated to car fans a long time ago. Instead, the most exclusive cars on the market have become accessories to accompany […]

Are Rolls-Royces safe?

Are Rolls-Royces safe?

Before I go any further, I would like to clarify to the confused reader that in order to sell a car in the European Union it has to comply with a basic UN/ECE regulation, which specifies - among many other things - what level of safety it must have. That is mandatory, […]

Test Drive: Lexus IS 300h F Sport

Test Drive: Lexus IS 300h F Sport

But Lexus found it a long time ago. The IS sedan, presented three years ago, came out with a hybrid version from the very first moment, and neither has nor will have diesel engines. In fact, the hybrid version is the heart of the range, the only alternative will […]

The hard take-off of the Diesel engine (II): from Eduardo Barreiros to the turbodiesel engine

The hard take-off of the Diesel engine (II): from Eduardo Barreiros to the turbodiesel engine

After failed conversations with Jaguar or Mercedes-Benz, among others, the final agreement came from the hands of the American Chrysler that acquired in 1964 35% of Barreiros Diésel, S.A. in exchange for manufacturing in Spain vehicles already clearly discontinued […]

Subaru will continue to make inroads with a refreshed lineup

Subaru will continue to make inroads with a refreshed lineup

We will see at the Geneva Motor Show the new Subaru XV, the second model in a new range of cars that will share a common modular platform (SGP), right now Subaru has four platforms including the one shared with Toyota for GT 86 and BRZ. Except for that one, all […]

When do you need to change the clutch of your car? Find out when!

When do you need to change the clutch of your car? Find out when!

What is the clutch of the car? The clutch is one of the crucial parts of our car. Its main task is to connect the flywheel to the crankshaft which rotates at different speeds, thus acting as a separator between the engine and the wheels. In this way, the engine […]

Polish car: what type of car to choose and how to apply it?

Polish car: what type of car to choose and how to apply it?

What is car polish? Car polish is a chemical product that is used to polish and remove small imperfections on the surface of the car body. These imperfections are usually light scratches, polish marks, oxidation marks or stubborn dirt that needs to be removed. The […]

Profiles: Kenichi Yamamoto, the father of Mazda's Wankel rotary engine

Profiles: Kenichi Yamamoto, the father of Mazda's Wankel rotary engine

After much searching, he would end up working designing landing gear for various fighter aircraft for Kawanishi Aircraft. The most striking of his works would be the Kawanishi Baika project, an aircraft powered by a pulsejet engine, itself a flying bomb, designed […]

Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

But let's start at the beginning: To create this BMW M4 rival, the guys at AMG have resorted to a complete redesign of the bodywork. Only the outer door panels are shared. The rest of the body panels that you can see and touch on the outside of the car are specific […]

Heart of Ferrari

Heart of Ferrari

But soon all that came to nothing. The platform has little or nothing to do with the one used by Maserati in its models, being a practically new work created from scratch. And the engine... Well, the engine is another story entirely. Maserati's Ghibli uses a three-litre […]

Contact: Suzuki Baleno 1.0 and 1.2 SHVS

Contact: Suzuki Baleno 1.0 and 1.2 SHVS

The Baleno replaces the Swift. The engineers have gained space where they could, trimming in the front and extending the wheelbase and rear overhang. It is a design with personality, without stridency, nor is it overloaded. The light clusters are not exaggerated […]

Car ECU remodelling: pro/contra + legal aspects

Car ECU remodelling: pro/contra + legal aspects

What is the car ECU? Before we talk about redoing the ECU, we need to explain what the car ECU is. The car ECU, whose technical term is "engine control unit", is a computer that manages all the functions of the engine. If the wheels are the legs and the headlights […]

Food trucks are

Food trucks are "cool" and illegal

The movement comes from far away, things as they are. Anyone who has been in the United States or lived its culture knows well that the sandwich trucks and assimilated come from far away. But it is in recent times "pro-hipster" when they have become fashionable, […]

Test drive: Volkswagen Polo GTI

Test drive: Volkswagen Polo GTI

The refreshed Volkswagen Polo GTI debuted at the last Paris Motor Show. Its slight aesthetic changes only serve to emphasize the important technical changes made to the GTI. Technical modifications, by the way, highlighting the important change in the philosophy […]

Are convertibles only for the summer?

Are convertibles only for the summer?

Before I get into the subject, let me start the article by remembering the first time I got into a convertible, that was about twenty years ago, but I remember it quite well. It was thanks to a friend who, knowing my passion for cars, asked me one day if I wanted […]

Contact: SsangYong Tivoli D16 T

Contact: SsangYong Tivoli D16 T

Although SsangYong has been in Spain for 21 years and can count on a sales network of 65 dealers, it needs a product that makes a difference with the past. The first of that offensive is the Tivoli. And with Europe addicted to diesel, the Tivoli D16T will be the […]

497.900 euros for the Ferrari F40 by Gas Monkey Garage

497.900 euros for the Ferrari F40 by Gas Monkey Garage

We say, mega auction because traditionally an auction is held over two days. On the first day you can see live the cars and objects that will be on sale and on the second day you bid for what you are interested in. Not here, the auction started on the 12th of January […]

The SEAT 600 turns 60!

The SEAT 600 turns 60!

We have collected historical and recent press photos from the SEAT Museum. Eleven years after the end of the Spanish Civil War - and five years after the end of the Second World War - the industry and the economy were only capable of manufacturing and selling […]

Why are cars so expensive in Argentina?

Why are cars so expensive in Argentina?

The answer in this case is simple, the three countries are the most representative in terms of sales volume among Spanish-speaking countries, so we discard making comparisons between other countries such as Brazil, Germany, United States, Japan or other. Argentina […]

Porsche 928

Porsche 928

The engine was a boxer four-cylinder with fan forced ventilation coupled to the crankshaft, i.e. air-cooled. The luggage compartment was in the front compartment and had two full rows of seats. Ferdinand Porsche was involved in the design and development of the […]

Today is the anniversary of Fiat Nuova 500

Today is the anniversary of Fiat Nuova 500

The famous Cinquino had a grandfather who began to develop before the Second World War. It was in 1930 when Benito Mussolini asked Senator Giovanni Agnelli to design a car to motorize Italy, a car that should be economical and not exceed a price of 500,000 lire. […]

Contact: SsangYong XLV D16T

Contact: SsangYong XLV D16T

It is an alternative to the C-segment minivans, such as a Renault Scénic or a Ford C-MAX, despite being derived from a B-SUV segment car. By qualities, habitability, size and other parameters is fully comparable. It also has the added bonus of being a little more […]

Contact: 2017 Toyota Yaris

Contact: 2017 Toyota Yaris

The current generation is updated with a second restyling (third if we count the hybrid model, which came out with a different image) and will last until a completely new generation after 2020, already with TNGA architecture. Toyota claims to have listened to what […]

BMW M235i

BMW M235i

So, cooking for me is an ordeal, because no matter how good the food is, I have this horrible and disgusting habit of taking out some but. That if a little oregano wouldn't have been bad for it. I wonder if I should try adding avocado. That if raw, that if cold... […]

SEAT Leon 2017

SEAT Leon 2017

All three bodystyles -SC, 5p and ST- receive minor changes to the headlights, bonnet, grille, bumpers and wheel design. There are three new colours, Boheme, Mystery and Desire Red. At this point I miss the time when the brand had a more Spanish flavour in every […]

The keys to the new Seat Ateca

The keys to the new Seat Ateca

It has a very important challenge, to enter one of the most disputed segments at the moment. Compact SUVs, or C-segment SUVs, are growing exponentially in market share. They currently account for 20% of sales on the European continent and it was vital for SEAT […]

Audi RS5 Coupé

Audi RS5 Coupé

The new Audi RS5 incorporates numerous improvements over the previous generation despite being continuous in terms of design. Designers have been inspired by the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO for the exterior design of the car. This second generation RS5 has grown in […]

A reflection on the design of electric cars

A reflection on the design of electric cars

Design and style I thought that before getting into the subject, it is worth clarifying the difference between "design" and "style", because in this article I am going to talk about both terms and I consider that they are not exactly the same. The word "design" […]

Mazda RX-01 Concept, a precedent for the Miata with rotary engine

Mazda RX-01 Concept, a precedent for the Miata with rotary engine

But the people at Mazda aren't giving up, and a small team of engineers is still working on its development, on a new generation that could be called SKYACTIV-R... but let's look at the history of the curious RX-01 Concept, and then we'll go back to the future […]

Vintage cars, classics, junk heaps or all at once?

Vintage cars, classics, junk heaps or all at once?

Using current components and fuel with today's qualities, older models pollute less than when they were new - assuming the mechanics are OK - and have a slightly higher level of safety. For example, the diesel has much less sulphur, the brake pads fit perfectly […]

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S, new front-wheel drive

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S, new front-wheel drive "Nürburgking".

The German compact resorts to the same trick as the Renault Mégane RS Trophy-R, dispensing with the rear bench, as well as numerous insulating material. The tyres are 19-inch semi-slick, signed by Michelin. This record is less meritorious than Honda's, as this […]

Renault Mégane IV

Renault Mégane IV

When it comes to renewing its best-seller, Renault has followed the trend and proposes a more conservative model that has nothing to do with the tortured shapes of the second and third generation Mégane. Even so, it retains that little bit of disconcerting […]

BMW is deciding on the shape of its new i5

BMW is deciding on the shape of its new i5

Apparently a member of BMW's board of directors in sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, has told Autocar that these are on the way and that the German manufacturer is deciding on the type of its third "i" model. Rumors suggest that it will be the i5 (still unconfirmed), […]

Aston Martin goes V8 Biturbo with the new Vantage

Aston Martin goes V8 Biturbo with the new Vantage

This great novelty is the Aston Martin Vantage, its front is inspired by the Vulcan and at the same time in other models from the world of competition as the Vantage V600, the DBR1 and to some extent in the DB10 designed for the James Bond saga. Its proportions […]

Yamaha OX99-11, the first car with tuning forks

Yamaha OX99-11, the first car with tuning forks

But Yamaha's links with the four-wheel world go back a long way, even if it hasn't had products with its own logo. For starters, Yamaha is a shareholder in Toyota, and has collaborated in the development of high-revving naturally aspirated engines for the Japanese […]

DS's strategy to position itself as a luxury brand is annoying at Citroën

DS's strategy to position itself as a luxury brand is annoying at Citroën

Now, a French brand is once again entering the premium segments. DS, born from Citroën, is now the luxury brand of the group and is betting on a totally different image to carve out a niche for itself. The brand's aim is to associate DS with French luxury, especially […]

The cars that wanted to cut the air

The cars that wanted to cut the air

From there, you know the story, he jumped to Formula 1, where his cars won two constructors' and two drivers' titles, establishing the mid-engine as the "must have" option for racing cars. It would be unfair to describe the Cooper as the first mid-engined racing […]

The New Stratos, history and contact with the beast

The New Stratos, history and contact with the beast

While they were still sounding out the possibilities of the project, in 2006 something would happen that would completely change the plans: Pininfarina discovered James Glickenhaus' Ferrari P4/5 project, starting its one-off services. Ferrari Pininfarina P4/5 After […]

Audi A8 styling past and present

Audi A8 styling past and present

Few will doubt that Audi is one of the brands that takes more to the extreme in the concept of unifying the design language for its entire range, and does so to an extent that -even for the most observant- becomes complicated to guess which Audi is following us […]

A brief history of Mazda, its founding, origins and development to the present day.

A brief history of Mazda, its founding, origins and development to the present day.

Everything leads us to an origin: January 1920, Hiroshima prefecture, Toyo Cork Kogyo Company Inc. is founded from the remains of the bankrupt Abemaki Cork, a company specializing in the manufacture of artificial cork, as a substitute for natural cork. Unfortunately, […]

New Audi RS6 and RS7 performance

New Audi RS6 and RS7 performance

The new Audi RS6 Performance and RS7 Performance have the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 as the RS6 and RS7 "base", but offer more power. In this case, the power rises to 605 hp instead of 560 hp. Torque, meanwhile, tops out at 750 Nm available between 2,500 and […]

Recharging the car's air conditioning: cost? when to do it?

Recharging the car's air conditioning: cost? when to do it?

How does car air conditioning work? Car air conditioning is generated by the air conditioning system, now a standard accessory in all modern production cars. The car air conditioning system consists of a tank containing the refrigerant gas, a compressor connected […]

New 2020 license limits: here is the updated list!

New 2020 license limits: here is the updated list!

Who are the newbies? Before getting into the dense web of new licence limits, it is useful to define who the new licensees really are. According to Italian law, the term "neopatentado" refers to those who have held an A, A2, B or B1 driving licence for less […]

Follow the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring live here.

Follow the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring live here.

This year we won't be broadcasting 24 Hours uninterrupted (we need to convince a sponsor for 2016), but that doesn't mean we won't be giving it the attention it requires. Besides offering you a "proper" report next Monday, today we invite you to enjoy the race, […]

What is Formula Student?

What is Formula Student?

The concept behind Formula Student is that a fictitious company hires a team of engineers to develop a formula-style racing car for non-professional drivers who would participate in single-make races. Each team of students designs and builds the prototype within […]

First anniversary of the #Dieselgate case, explained for dummies

First anniversary of the #Dieselgate case, explained for dummies

Being aware that following the whole case and its multiple news stories from the beginning is a real gibberish -even for those of us who are dedicated to this- I thought it appropriate to make a summary of what happened in a year, but explained in simpler language. […]

Mazda RX-7: Birth Story and 1979 Daytona Victory

Mazda RX-7: Birth Story and 1979 Daytona Victory

But that would have been an extremely expensive toll for the company, which didn't want to lose the money it had invested in research or its differentiating value. The key decision was to use the Wankel engine for what it was best suited to: sports cars. Mazda […]

This Volkswagen Derby was marked by a visit to its birthplace.

This Volkswagen Derby was marked by a visit to its birthplace.

Our protagonist is a simple two-door Volkswagen Polo of the second generation, specifically called Derby. Let's dive into a bit of history for a moment. The first generation of the Derby was in production between 1977 and 1980, formerly known as the Audi 50. During […]

The state thinks it owns the sun

The state thinks it owns the sun

Those who opt for an electric car tomorrow, have the advantage that they can amortize part of the extra cost of the vehicle in fuel savings. But let's not fool ourselves, if we all switched tomorrow to buy electric cars because the logistical and charging problems […]

The Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet is here.

The Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet is here.

"After 44 years, we can finally offer a convertible on the basis of the S-Class," said Ola Källenius, head of marketing and sales at Daimler AG (and former president of AMG). As usual in this segment, Mercedes opts for a classic, elegant and ultra-thick canvas […]

Production of Audi's new Q6 electric SUV confirmed for 2018 in Belgium

Production of Audi's new Q6 electric SUV confirmed for 2018 in Belgium

Now Audi confirms the arrival of its new electric SUV to the plant that the brand has in Brussels, Belgium. This is where the Audi A1 is produced, whose production from then on will be taken over by the SEAT plant in Martorell, as this factory will no longer have […]