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Jeremy Clarkson explains 'incident' due to cancer diagnosis

Jeremy Clarkson explains 'incident' due to cancer diagnosis

Without seeking any justification, he simply relates how he feels and what led him to that situation. And that in a person like Clarkson, who is apparently arrogant, is tantamount to apologising without saying so clearly. An apology that is addressed both to […]

BMW i8 Spyder in Lego, by Sheepo

BMW i8 Spyder in Lego, by Sheepo

The Sheepo scale has been reduced to 1:10 to reduce the "parts cost", which has forced the design to be more compact, but this has not prevented the introduction of technical details in industrial quantities. There is room for a hybrid propulsion system with various […]

BMW M140i and M240i, six-cylinder even tighter

BMW M140i and M240i, six-cylinder even tighter

M135i and M235i go to make way for M140i and M240i The turbocharged 3.0-litre engine is new, from the B58 family, and replaces the single-turbo N55. In practice, it gains 14 bhp and delivers a maximum torque of 500 Nm between 1,500 and 4,500 RPM. It matches the […]

Here is the list of the VAG Group cars affected by the false CO2 data

Here is the list of the VAG Group cars affected by the false CO2 data

Initially, it was mainly diesel engines and one petrol engine, the 1.4 TSI with cylinder deactivation. In the end, 430,000 cars (VW, Skoda, Audi and SEAT) were put on the market with the wrong CO2 emissions certification. In addition, there would be many more […]

Volkswagen has cheated with its Clean Diesel in the U.S., and it will cost it dearly

Volkswagen has cheated with its Clean Diesel in the U.S., and it will cost it dearly

These engines require a diesel with low sulphur content, known over there as ultra-low-sulphur diesel (ULSD), to produce lower emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx), responsible for the generation of acid rain. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California […]

What is wireless electric car charging and how does it work?

What is wireless electric car charging and how does it work?

What is induction charging? I'm sure more than one of you has a phone with wireless charging: just leave it on the charger and it will start its battery charging cycle. The principle used for charging vehicles is the same, but with higher power. But what are the […]

Test drive: Ford Ka+ 1.2 Ti-VCT

Test drive: Ford Ka+ 1.2 Ti-VCT

At first it was a model that was not going to be sold in the old continent, but seeing the rise of the A-segment, Ford changed its mind. And it did the right thing The first detail we notice is that it's no longer called Ka "a secas", now it's Ka+. And why Ka+? […]

Kia cee'd 2015

Kia cee'd 2015

Fresh from Alicante, we got behind the wheel of the cee'd 1.4 CVVT (100 hp), 1.0 T-GDI (100 hp) and 1.6 CRDi (136 hp). Yes, you read that right, there are two engines with identical power, and both are petrol engines. It is a very rare phenomenon in our market, […]

The history of Pegaso (I) From Hispano-Suiza to the

The history of Pegaso (I) From Hispano-Suiza to the "Barajas".

Even more exclusive and aimed at a diametrically opposite public, Pegaso also manufactured its own sports car, the Pegaso Z-102. In this case I can understand that many of you don't know it: it appeared on the market in 1951 with a plan to manufacture about 200 […]

New SEAT Alhambra

New SEAT Alhambra

The aesthetic changes are very slight, with the grille, the front bumper, the internal structure of the headlights and the LED tail lights being the most prominent changes. On board, the changes will be seen in the use of new materials, a new steering wheel (inherited […]

Shelby Mustang Super Snake, the genesis of the snake

Shelby Mustang Super Snake, the genesis of the snake

But how is a myth formed? I'm sure you've never stopped to think about it. Think of a mythical model, a car that is considered a legend, an icon in history. It wouldn't be surprising that names like Volkswagen Golf GTi, Ferrari F40, Porsche 911, Ford Escort RS […]

France to stop registering petrol and diesel in 2040

France to stop registering petrol and diesel in 2040

This time it is France that will say "no" to petrol and diesel in a couple of decades, and not only that, the country will be emission neutral by 2050. The latter means that all CO2 emitted into the atmosphere will be offset or captured in some way. Long before […]

Infiniti unveils Q30 dashboard

Infiniti unveils Q30 dashboard

We also already knew that the Infiniti Q30 has a lot in common with the current Mercedes A-Class, so much so that they share the same platform. Interestingly, that linkage is seen in the interior as well. To reduce costs, the Infiniti Q30 recovers a number of […]

A very special 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 for sale

A very special 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 for sale

On its public debut in the French capital, the 275 was greeted with universal praise for both its styling and dynamic character. This particular example was purchased by a Sir Gordon Walker of Northbrook, Illinois, who brought it to the U.S. It remained in […]

Valve egr: what is it, what is it for and how does it work?

Valve egr: what is it, what is it for and how does it work?

What is the egr valve? To understand what the egr valve is, first of all it is necessary to explain that egr is an acronym that stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation. This acronym already suggests what the egr valve is for. The egr valve is a mechanical component […]

Test drive: Volkswagen Transporter/Caravelle 2.0 TDI

Test drive: Volkswagen Transporter/Caravelle 2.0 TDI

It all started with a contact with the range of Volkswagen Commercials, for the first time I was driving the van of this brand. In other occasions I have driven Citroën Jumpy/Fiat Scudo, Ford Transit and Renault Trafic, so I have something to compare with in the […]

Test Drive: Opel Adam S

Test Drive: Opel Adam S

It's a very cool little car, with a look that doesn't fool anyone: it's aggressive and there's aggression underneath the sheet metal. It's the closest thing, without being so, to an Adam OPC. And it had better be, because we'd be talking about a very serious matter, […]

The Porsche 959 celebrates its 30th birthday

The Porsche 959 celebrates its 30th birthday

Initially built to demonstrate Porsche's technological superiority, the 959 used all the brains available in the R&D department at the time. This high-tech achievement influenced the entire 911 lineage for the next 20 years, allowing the timeless 911 to remain […]

Audi wins the tightest 24 Hours of the Nürburgring in history

Audi wins the tightest 24 Hours of the Nürburgring in history

The thing is that the previous Audi R8 took time to become a really valid car for endurance racing. It had achieved really remarkable times at the Nürburgring, taking the first places on the grid, but its electrical problems were many until Audi solved them and […]

10 mistakes you can avoid before passing the ITV (II)

10 mistakes you can avoid before passing the ITV (II)

6 Smoke / diesel opacity / exhaust pipe with a hole in the exhaust system Let's start with the fumes on petrol vehicles. If the vehicle is not catalysed, only the CO (Carbon Monoxide) value at idling speed is checked. However, if the vehicle is catalysed, the […]

SEAT Leon Cupra 2017

SEAT Leon Cupra 2017

The new Cupra wants to join that select group of elite sport compacts. Under the hood we find the same 2.0 TSI engine of its predecessor but slightly retouched. That means a gain of 10 hp over the model that was sold until now. Even more impressive is the increase […]

Dreaming of a Nissan GT-R? Think long and hard about it

Dreaming of a Nissan GT-R? Think long and hard about it

I came across a video by the well-known youtuber Marchettino (over 346,000 subscribers), who has had a GT-R for four months thanks to the sponsorship of a company that sells tyres. After having done 12,000 kilometers, he tells us about his experience and the […]

Toyota joins the hot-hatch market: Yaris GRMN

Toyota joins the hot-hatch market: Yaris GRMN

Focused on a very crowded segment with competitors like the Polo GTI or the Corsa OPC, the Yaris has two points that make it stand out from the rest. Firstly, its 1.8-litre engine produces 212bhp at 6,800rpm. And it stands out from its competitors because while […]

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2017

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2017

At 4.82 metres long, the 3 Series Gran Turismo is 20 centimetres larger than the rest of the 3 Series family, placing it close to the E-segment. Both the front and rear have been redesigned for a more dynamic look. The headlights, both rear and front, acquire a […]

What did the original Aston Martin DB4 G.T. lightweight look like?

What did the original Aston Martin DB4 G.T. lightweight look like?

You can hear a symphony, worthy of the London Philharmonic, but on six cylinders. An exhaust sound that enamors along a short ride with an unmistakable English style. You can hardly compose something so beautiful with so few shots, as it doesn't feel like it's […]

Dog in the car? Here are 5 tips to get rid of hair and odors

Dog in the car? Here are 5 tips to get rid of hair and odors

Tip 0: Keep the dog in the same place It may seem like a trivial tip, but keeping our dog in the same place as the car greatly simplifies the cleaning procedure. By restricting the area that the dog soils to, say, the front passenger seat, the space to be cleaned […]

SsangYong Tivoli G16 Limited

SsangYong Tivoli G16 Limited

With the SUV market in full swing, the idea of offering a car of this type at a reasonable price and with striking aesthetics seems a strategic move that should serve to raise awareness of the brand in Europe, where it has long wandered among the complete unknown […]

Test: Peugeot 508 2.0 BlueHDI Allure

Test: Peugeot 508 2.0 BlueHDI Allure

On this occasion we were not able to test the new automatic transmission, but we got behind the wheel of the model that represents the heart of the range, the best-selling among individuals and fleet: the 2.0 HDI with manual transmission. Of course, the brands, […]

Why mainstream brands need to have SUVs and crossovers

Why mainstream brands need to have SUVs and crossovers

Who in their right mind would give up on such a sweet-toothed segment? As much as it is a segment hated by many - and by extension any SUV segment - we have to understand the reasons that have led to this change in tastes, even if we don't share them. When there […]

The first outright victory in a 24 Hours race: Spa 1981

The first outright victory in a 24 Hours race: Spa 1981

Today's story takes us back to 1981, to Mazda's return to the 24 Hours of Spa Francorchamps, where the Cosmo Sport and R100 had already shone and came close to victory in 1970, but where the Japanese brand had an unfinished business. The story takes us to […]

We interviewed Marc Gené to tell us things about the GT-R LM Nismo

We interviewed Marc Gené to tell us things about the GT-R LM Nismo

Marc Gené's name started to ring in our heads, and we asked him, in fact, at that moment if there was any chance of seeing him sitting in the car. He didn't clarify anything, but it seemed like it was going to happen. Finally, Darren Cox and company confirmed […]

How to get started in the LEGO world

How to get started in the LEGO world

LEGO is a manufacturer of plastic toys, but one of the most sought after in the world. Not only do they sell toys for small children, but their parents also buy them, either because they were children once, or because they want to be children again with the excuse […]

Sunday Porn: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon vs Land Rover Defender

Sunday Porn: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon vs Land Rover Defender

We moved to South Africa to see the duel between the American and the British, in both cases in the long versions (Wrangler Unlimited and Defender 110) and with the same tires, BF Goodrich brand. The tyres are ideal for off-roading, not for cruising down the […]

More range for the BMW i3 thanks to a new battery pack

More range for the BMW i3 thanks to a new battery pack

This lithium-ion battery has the same usable capacity of 22 kWh gross and 18.8 kWh net, but its energy density is higher. Apparently, the actual range will increase from 160 kilometers to 200 kilometers. This increase will increase the car's range in real-world […]

Mazda MX-5 RF, the Retractable Hardtop Version

Mazda MX-5 RF, the Retractable Hardtop Version

The car adopts a fastback style when the roof is on, and a faux targa style when the roof is folded down. The height of the car grows by 5 mm, but all other dimensions remain unchanged. The opening and closing operation can be done on the move, but at a slower […]

Do you need 300 hp to have fun behind the wheel?

Do you need 300 hp to have fun behind the wheel?

On the other hand, and before getting into the subject, perhaps I should clarify that I'm only going to refer to more or less sporty cars, that is, cars focused on the enjoyment of driving, leaving the issue of power in cars without sporty veleities for another […]

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

The grille, headlights and front wings have great similarities with the four-door saloon, but the A-pillar is different, being more inclined and less elevated. There's room for a B-pillar (absent in the E-Class Coupe), with the doors being "the longest of any Mercedes-Benz" […]

Fiat 500 model year 2015

Fiat 500 model year 2015

And no. It was not the first time. Lucky couple suffered the scalextric cars, the Game Boy or the computer. The passion of the gadget surgeon always ends up like this, with a disaster, the fear that they will discover what you've messed up, and a pile of leftover […]

Brief history of Alfa Romeo

Brief history of Alfa Romeo

Among its contributions to the four-wheel industry was the manufacture with stamped sheet steel and semi-automated processes. Their cars were both electric and with combustion engines with rotating cylinders. Darracq 12HP The success was almost immediate, […]

This is how PSA measures the real fuel consumption of its cars.

This is how PSA measures the real fuel consumption of its cars.

Considering this, and after that earthquake called Dieselgate that has shaken the foundations of the automotive industry, a few manufacturers, such as PSA, have set to work to regain the credibility of consumers in the data they offer. The French group felt dejected […]

Alfa Romeo 1900 (1950-1959)

Alfa Romeo 1900 (1950-1959)

The basic problem is that Alfa Romeo had among its facilities a huge factory, that of Portello, which during the war years had grown to accommodate the production of war material. Keeping the workers busy and taking advantage of the installed industrial capacity […]

It all fits, Land Rover confirms Velar SVR

It all fits, Land Rover confirms Velar SVR

SVR is the high performance department within the SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) division. In fact, we have already seen what they are capable of both in two-seater sports cars like the F-type or other SUVs like the Range Rover Sport (Note that both Jaguar […]

Brake light on: what to do and what are the causes?

Brake light on: what to do and what are the causes?

What is the brake light of the car? The brake light is one of the most important car lights that you should always have under control and that is why you have to keep in mind what the brake light is. From a graphical point of view we see it represented by an […]

Engine oil change: everything you need to know!

Engine oil change: everything you need to know!

What is an engine oil change? An oil change is not a simple maintenance procedure where the lubricating oil is removed from the engine and replaced with new, clean oil of the same type, hence the term "oil change". This procedure is essential to ensure that […]

Test: BMW M3 DKG

Test: BMW M3 DKG

Design Last year I had the opportunity to test the BMW M4 at the Jerez circuit (one of these days we will rescue the Autoblog test for Pistonudos); more than 6 hours on track in total is a lot. BMW even put at our disposal the M235i and the M3. On the […]

Not always the best technically is what the customer needs.

Not always the best technically is what the customer needs.

So, why do I come to you with this now? Well, it's a reflection that has been floating around in my head for several months, and I wanted to share it with you. It started with a suspension issue, but soon I realized that, really, it went much further than that. We […]

Interview: Lucas Ordoñez

Interview: Lucas Ordoñez

And then Nissan and Sony's GT Academy came along. When the Spaniard started to fight against the clock at the wheel of his console, he probably wasn't aware of how far he was going to go seven years later. Today he is no longer an unknown. In fact, I will say that […]

One-by-one analysis of all the LMP1s at Le Mans

One-by-one analysis of all the LMP1s at Le Mans

But before we get down to the nitty-gritty to tell you what happens on each day and at each moment, I thought it would be a good idea, within the super special that Nissan has allowed us to do on this 24 Hours race, to give you a virtual tour of all the LMP1-H […]

Volkswagen starts rectifying 1.6 TDI CR (EA189) engines in Europe

Volkswagen starts rectifying 1.6 TDI CR (EA189) engines in Europe

While the 1.2 TDI CR and 2.0 TDI CR engines only needed a reprogramming of the control unit, the 1.6 TDI CR also needs a filter that is placed in the intake. This filter corrects the flow so that the air mass sensor works more precisely. The operation takes […]

Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition, a leap to the top of the segment

Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition, a leap to the top of the segment

Taking advantage of the pull that have the exclusive editions in this segment, the Japanese brand has decided to launch a limited edition of the new Micra, which has been presented at the recent Geneva Motor Show. It's a way of telling us that the Micra aspires […]

Tesla overtakes General Motors (on the stock market)

Tesla overtakes General Motors (on the stock market)

Based on current data, General Motors' share price on the NYSE is $51.20 billion. Tesla is already worth $51.93 billion, and Ford is already far behind. Recently a Piper Jaffray analyst changed his recommendation from neutral ($223) to overweight ($368). In other […]

Toyota, Nissan and Honda join forces to create a network of hydropower plants in Japan

Toyota, Nissan and Honda join forces to create a network of hydropower plants in Japan

This initiative joins a project launched in 2014 by the Government of Japan to financially support the creation of a nationwide hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. Toyota will have an FCV on the market before the end of 2015 (the Mirai, you know) while Honda […]

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is based on the three-door body and changes its roof for a soft top that opens in 18 seconds and closes in 21 seconds. The process is fully automatic and can be done circulating up to 48 km/h. Aesthetically, we must […]

Mercedes-Benz Rennwagen Schnelltransporter, a Lego artwork

Mercedes-Benz Rennwagen Schnelltransporter, a Lego artwork

Its lines and design made it a reference in its time, and today it is still admired and sometimes even more recognized than the cars it transported. Mercedes advertised it as "the fastest racing car transport truck in the world". Under its aerodynamic […]

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a real all-American

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a real all-American

SRT chief Tim Kuniskis admits the company wanted to go in a different direction than the Challenger competition. Ford and Chevrolet clearly aimed for the racetrack route with their latest horsepower, the Camaro ZL1 1LE and Shelby Mustang GT350R. To be different, […]

5 special editions to say goodbye to the Dodge Viper

5 special editions to say goodbye to the Dodge Viper

The special editions can be ordered starting tomorrow in North America, and all include aerodynamic package and carbon ceramic brakes, except for the GTC: Viper 1:28 Edition ACR: there will be 28 units, it pays homage to the 2016 Viper ACR that set a Laguna […]

Ecotax 2019: how it works, how much it costs and who pays

Ecotax 2019: how it works, how much it costs and who pays

The 2019 eco-tax applies from 1 March 2019 to any petrol or diesel powered vehicle with CO2 emissions above 160 g/km. Initially the threshold was set at 110 g/km but, as this level would have affected the price of most small cars, it was decided to increase […]

The cost of transferring ownership of the car: here's how it's calculated!

The cost of transferring ownership of the car: here's how it's calculated!

What is the transfer of ownership of a car? The transfer of ownership, also called transfer, is the bureaucratic procedure by which the ownership of the vehicle is registered in the public records from one person (person or company) to another. Once the transfer […]

Turbos for everyone!

Turbos for everyone!

What is now so commonplace was not always so. Supercharging was used many years in advance in aviation, and it took several decades for it to make its way into mass-production cars. Initially it was a way of gaining performance, but over time it has added the function […]

Test Drive: Jaguar XE 2.0D

Test Drive: Jaguar XE 2.0D

Maybe it was the too-classic design or the obvious kinship with the Mondeo or both, but it wasn't a bad car, on the contrary. Despite the failure of the X-Type, Jaguar tries again, changing the recipe, and offers us the XE. For Jaguar, it's a luxurious yet sporty […]

Top 10 cars that generated the most losses

Top 10 cars that generated the most losses

Brands invest huge amounts of money in the development and manufacture of new models. Obviously, they do it with the intention of making it profitable. And if possible, very profitable. Despite all the market and marketing studies they carry out, the final decision […]

Contact: 2017 Mazda CX-5

Contact: 2017 Mazda CX-5

Mazda's mid-size SUV accounts for 25% of its worldwide sales, and no less than 40% of sales in our market -this difference deserves to be studied-. The competition is tight, and it is clear that the Hiroshima did not want to be left behind, and have chosen to improve […]

First official images and data of the Infiniti Q30

First official images and data of the Infiniti Q30

Despite fighting in the conservative premium C-segment (fiefdom of Audi, BMW and Mercedes), Infiniti takes a risk with a striking design and giving the Q30 an almost crossover look. In fact, it has a ground clearance of 17 cm (similar to that of a SEAT Leon X-Perience). […]

Test Drive: Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi

Test Drive: Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi

Aware that it has made many of its customers wait and has, in short, lost a lot of ground in the traditional sedan segment (which is no longer as buoyant as it once was), Ford is betting on a wide range of engines, including a hybrid version, full standard equipment […]

The keys to the new Audi Q2

The keys to the new Audi Q2

The new Q2 inaugurates a segment within the current large Premium brands, some might point out that the Mini Countryman by price and positioning was the first to make the leap to this segment. With its 4.10 meters in length, the Mini crossover would be the pioneer […]

This is how the dream of the rotary engine was kept alive

This is how the dream of the rotary engine was kept alive

The wait is getting more excruciating than Duke Nukem Forever. The RX-Vision Concept prototype has cleared up any lingering doubts, and Mazda no longer has to answer to a larger manufacturer. For the past eight years, the rotary engine has survived thanks to the […]

Gran Turismo Sport Debuts Closed Beta

Gran Turismo Sport Debuts Closed Beta

Participants will be able to enjoy a preview of the title that will set the stage for the future of racing, with high-level competition against other players from across the country and even around the world. Players will be able to choose from a select range […]

Range Rover Evoque patent refused in China

Range Rover Evoque patent refused in China

As it could not be otherwise, Land Rover sued LandWind for making such a blatant use of its design. The competent authorities, in a decision as Solomonic as it is absurd, have denied the patent of the design to the original as well as to the copy. The reason? […]

Renault ZOE e-Sport Concept

Renault ZOE e-Sport Concept

The similarities with the ZOE are obvious... on the outside, since under that bodywork, which is made of carbon fiber, they have a tubular steel chassis that looks nothing like the ZOE. The exterior color, Satin Blue, is the predominant color of the Renault e.dams […]

Walter de Silva leaves Volkswagen

Walter de Silva leaves Volkswagen

De Silva began his career in 1972, at the age of 21, at Fiat's Centro Stile. In 1977, he left Fiat to work at the I.DE.A. studio under the orders of the architect Renzo Piano. Nine years later, he returned to the Fiat Group to become Alfa Romeo's design director […]

Segment A: who's seen you and who's watching you

Segment A: who's seen you and who's watching you

From now on, we will simply talk about small cars, because they are undergoing a very beneficial evolution for the customer. On a dynamic level things have not changed substantially, but in terms of design and technology there is an appreciable leap compared to […]

If you want safety, big car, right?

If you want safety, big car, right?

Easy, in the world of road safety there are not always absolute truths. One of those absolute truths, or what many people believe, is that you are always safer in a vehicle, and that the bigger the vehicle, the better. Perfect, let's all buy truck tractor units […]

The AdBlue trap, a necessary evil?

The AdBlue trap, a necessary evil?

One such system is selective catalytic reduction (SCR), which uses an additive injected into the exhaust to neutralize nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 90% or more. That additive is a 32.5% solution of urea in demineralized water, a bit purer chemically than the product […]

Singer's magic with classic Porsche 911s

Singer's magic with classic Porsche 911s

The starting point is a Porsche 911 964 (1990-1994), although the final appearance is very similar to the Porsche of the 70s. Once the car enters the workshop a process of thousands of hours of work begins. The 964 is completely disassembled down to the bare […]

Contact: Renault Talisman Sport Tourer

Contact: Renault Talisman Sport Tourer

After having driven the family Talisman, I think there's still a chance, and that it can be a successful model. A year ago Guille gave us the first notes that explain why the Renault Talisman is an interesting option for the D-segment. Back in August we got the […]

Citroën Conservatory, a place for automotive history

Citroën Conservatory, a place for automotive history

In short, it is home to the world's largest international collection of Citroën vehicles and the world's largest Citroën documentary centre. The Citroën Conservatory is located on the outskirts of Paris. Citroën, a brand with a difference Among the generalist […]

Audi celebrates the 40th anniversary of its five-cylinder engine

Audi celebrates the 40th anniversary of its five-cylinder engine

Although there were several earlier prototypes, Audi was the first to mass produce a five in line gasoline, Mercedes was ahead in diesel two years earlier. Today we will review the history of the five-cylinder engine Audi, a review of its modest beginnings, how […]

Mitsubishi reinterprets the MPV with the XM Concept

Mitsubishi reinterprets the MPV with the XM Concept

MPVs have started to decline due to designs that are more function-oriented and less form-oriented. SUV and crossover designs are more appealing to today's buyers, to the point that they have more than once overtaken the more versatile family cars. You can combine […]

HYPER 5 - Another hypercars comparison

HYPER 5 - Another hypercars comparison

On the other side of the pond, Alejandro Salomon, also a builder and obviously with much more ego than Paul Bailey, decided to create his own comparison with the help of some of his collector friends. So, in addition to the trio of "hybrid hypercars" he decided […]

McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept

McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept

It is based on the McLaren 570 GT. Its twin-turbocharged 3.8 V8 engine (M838TE) delivers 570 hp and a maximum torque of 600 Nm to the seven-speed automatic transmission. The rear wheels move the whole, which weighs 1,350 kilos unladen. The performance is breathtaking: […]

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA

No one is unaware that the proportions of the EQA are similar to those of the compact A-Class, which leads me to wonder if the future production model could share at least part of the body with the next generation "combustion" of the German compact. Regarding its […]

More SUVs were sold in Europe in 2015 than compacts or subcompacts.

More SUVs were sold in Europe in 2015 than compacts or subcompacts.

In 2014, which wasn't that far off, those percentages were 19.81% share for SUVs, 22.73% for subcompacts and 21.3% for compacts. But SUVs have grown by 24% in 2015 compared to 2014, while compacts and subcompacts have only grown by 6%. So, little by little, SUVs […]

This is what the Alfa Romeo Giulia's engine range would look like

This is what the Alfa Romeo Giulia's engine range would look like

Internal sources say that the document is good, although there may be changes between now and the actual launch of the model. In fact, the launch of the Giulia has already been delayed by a few months. So everything can change. Three engines will make up the range. […]

What is a horsepower?

What is a horsepower?

In fact, although it is something that we all, or almost all, studied in high school physics classes, few remember shortly after the exam what the power unit represents. So as a short break, and on the occasion of a re-encounter with basic concepts of mechanics […]

SEAT Ibiza, five generations of design

SEAT Ibiza, five generations of design

But the moment of separation with Fiat came, and so first the Ronda and the Malaga were born. To be honest, they were models that were actually evolutions of the SEAT Ritmo (identical to the Fiat Ritmo) and later, the Ibiza, a very important model for the Spanish […]

Kia Stinger in depth

Kia Stinger in depth

We have been able to know it in a static presentation It is a five-seater of 4.83 meters long and a wheelbase of 2.9 meters. Based on the Genesis platform -the premium brand of the group- it will be offered with three engines in the European market. In gasoline […]

The quality of functionalist design, or why the Golf is so highly continuist

The quality of functionalist design, or why the Golf is so highly continuist

The Golf has once again turned out to be a copy of itself. Improved. With more technology. More efficient and safer. But the Golf is still exactly that: a Golf. And while you'd be able to tell its last three generations apart at a glance, it's undeniable that there's […]

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Honestly, when I returned the 140 horsepower diesel Cherokee I didn't cry. I didn't look back. It is not a car that caused me a special feeling or left me a pleasant memory to miss it. Comfortable and comfortable to drive quietly on the road, it had good ways to […]

Contact: 2017 Kia Rio

Contact: 2017 Kia Rio

The fourth generation Kia Rio adopts a more attractive design, which adopts the proportions that are becoming more popular: it is lower, wider and longer, and the wheelbase has been lengthened. The result is a more spacious car - among the best in its class - with […]

How does a flywheel work to recover kinetic energy?

How does a flywheel work to recover kinetic energy?

The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo is the latest example of how a purely mechanical system can be developed to accomplish the task of hybridizing a car without involving electricity. But before we get into the pros and cons of a purely mechanical system, how does a flywheel […]

This is how intelligent traction control works

This is how intelligent traction control works

It's clear that not all drivers need the same thing, and all-wheel drive is certainly not always essential. For most people it has more disadvantages than advantages: an extra 3,000 euros (or more), more weight, more fuel consumption and an element more susceptible […]

1912 Haynes 50-60 Touring Car, the first car to appear in a

1912 Haynes 50-60 Touring Car, the first car to appear in a "porno".

We go back to 1915. Europe was engaged in its self-extermination in World War I, while the United States still remained neutral to the conflict of the old empires. The automobile and the motion picture were two inventions that were revolutionizing society. Movies […]

Honda to unveil hybrid and electric plans in Frankfurt

Honda to unveil hybrid and electric plans in Frankfurt

Honda is gradually returning to where it never left off, among the leaders in electric mobility, taking advantage of the fact that it is the world's leading manufacturer of internal combustion engines. The place chosen to show us its plans will be the Frankfurt […]

Jay Leno kills us with envy with a RX-3 restomod

Jay Leno kills us with envy with a RX-3 restomod

The few I could find were sky high in price, but just when it seemed that the obsession had subsided, today Jay Leno gave us a dose of "mazdadicción" again with a restomod RX-3 that you can't miss. Join our cause. […]

Lamborghini donates a Huracán to the Italian police force

Lamborghini donates a Huracán to the Italian police force

But let's not get carried away. The purpose of this Italian bull is not to star in spectacular chases through the country, but will serve for urgent organ transport tasks or interventions that require maximum speed as well as patrol work. With so much power under […]

Audi S4 and S4 Avant, now on sale

Audi S4 and S4 Avant, now on sale

At the heart of the S4, both in sedan and estate body, we find a powerful V6 turbocharged gasoline direct injection. The 3.0 TFSI block offers a maximum power output of 354 hp and 500 Nm of torque from 1,370 RPM to 4,500 RPM. All this is accompanied by an eight-speed […]

Jarama Circuit publishes its calendar of events

Jarama Circuit publishes its calendar of events

The legendary Madrid track will host 17 races from March 18 to December 16, including the RACE Touring Car and Motorcycling Championships, the TCR Classics & Legends, the V de V Endurance Series, the Lamera Cup, the Spanish round of the European Truck Championship […]

Audi Aicon Concept

Audi Aicon Concept

As I'm somewhat sceptical about autonomous driving in the short term, I could ramble on about how long I think it will be before we see a car without a steering wheel on our roads, about whether in the future all vehicles will be like that, whether we will go to […]

Mazda MX-5 NB (USPI)

Mazda MX-5 NB (USPI)

Interestingly, the second installment of the model is, right now, the least "loved" by used car seekers. Although it is better in almost every way than the original, and it is cheaper than the recently retired NC, it seems that the community is more interested […]

The DGT evaluates the use of light aircraft and drones in addition to the Pegasus

The DGT evaluates the use of light aircraft and drones in addition to the Pegasus

The helicopters currently used to monitor the skies -Pegasus- in some cases are nearing the end of their operating cycle, and the aim is to rationalize the associated expenditure. Therefore, in some "missions" the DGT will use more appropriate aerial means, […]

2017 Honda Civic Sedan

2017 Honda Civic Sedan

Since the market hasn't completely abandoned the sedan body, Honda has made a smart move by adding the new Civic four-door to the lineup. For those looking for a compact SUV, the Japanese already have the HR-V and CR-V. Interestingly, the sedan won't be coming […]

Pick-ups will be considered passenger cars in Spain (not for everything)

Pick-ups will be considered passenger cars in Spain (not for everything)

The DGT adopts Directive 2007/46/EC establishing a framework for the type-approval of motor vehicles and trailers. For the sake of simplicity, this directive considers pick-ups in a category of their own. Therefore, the DGT has issued Instruction 17/TV-97, in […]

Mazda Koeru

Mazda Koeru

It is a sporty SUV (4.60 m long with a wheelbase of 2.70 m) that gives some clues about the future of the Mazda range, reinterpreting the Kodo (or "soul in motion") aesthetic language. In Japanese, Koeru means "to surpass", "to go beyond" and that's what the new […]

Consumer Reports Tests Two Volkswagen Jetta TDi in

Consumer Reports Tests Two Volkswagen Jetta TDi in "homologation" Mode

In the case of dieselgate, they weren't going to stand still. To shed some light (or more uncertainty) on how Volkswagen will fix cars with affected engines with the software of discord, Consumer Reports road-tested two Volkswagens with, according to them, the […]

The first Quedadacia, the meeting of Dacia owners in Spain, has been convened.

The first Quedadacia, the meeting of Dacia owners in Spain, has been convened.

The first result of this operation was the first generation Logan, which was presented at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. The Logan was aimed at emerging countries and they hadn't even considered selling it in rich Europe. The surprise was that it created a great expectation […]

Tesla Model S Autopilot is now legal around the world.

Tesla Model S Autopilot is now legal around the world.

Regulatory approvals received, so Autopilot rolling out to all countries! (Excluding Japan, which is still under review) - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 23, 2015 Autopilot 1.01 coming soon: curve speed adaption, controller smoothness, better lane holding […]

The case of the Hyundai Genesis or why being a good car is not enough.

The case of the Hyundai Genesis or why being a good car is not enough.

The only version available has a 3.8 V6 engine with 315 hp, obviously gasoline, with an all-wheel drive system. It is almost 5 metres long. It has everything to succeed... or to fail. For starters it's a powerful petrol, 270 grams of CO2 per kilometer, so it […]

520hp for the brutal Porsche 991.2 GT3 RS and its flat-six naturally aspirated engine

520hp for the brutal Porsche 991.2 GT3 RS and its flat-six naturally aspirated engine

Available to order now ahead of a public debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show, the 991.2 model receives an additional 20 horsepower from a slightly modified version of Porsche's 4.0L "Flatsix" 6-cylinder increasing its engine to 520hp. This is the highest power […]

Car bearings: What are they and how much does it cost to change them?

Car bearings: What are they and how much does it cost to change them?

What are car bearings? Car bearings are devices that are usually mounted between the wheel hub and the brake disc, the purpose of which is to minimize friction between a fixed component, the hub, and a moving component, the wheel. The bearings mounted in cars […]

SEAT Ibiza FR 2017

SEAT Ibiza FR 2017

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How do I turn off the check engine light? Here are the 2 ways

How do I turn off the check engine light? Here are the 2 ways

Why is the engine misfire light on? The misfire warning light is one of the most general of all car warning lights. There are many anomalies or problems in the car that cause it to come on. Before understanding how to turn off the engine misfire warning light, […]

Are cars more expensive now than they were thirty years ago?

Are cars more expensive now than they were thirty years ago?

The evolution of the automobile industry mixed with the competitiveness between manufacturers has meant that we have bigger and bigger cars, safer, more fuel efficient and equipped with much more technology, and they cost us less to buy. Or at least that was my […]

Follow PSA's example: we want to know the real fuel consumption and emissions.

Follow PSA's example: we want to know the real fuel consumption and emissions.

The homologations are made as the regulation says, in laboratory, equal conditions, roller bench and a requirement alien to any realism. Nobody drives like in the NEDC measurement cycle, cities would collapse with the slow accelerations that have been foreseen […]

SEAT to base its profitability on its new SUVs

SEAT to base its profitability on its new SUVs

It has been hard, yes, but the key has been to get it right with the new Leon, and to focus resources where they were needed. SEAT had had good times at the beginning of the century, no doubt, but the crisis and the change in tastes and ages in the automotive sector […]

Mazda6 MPS (USPI)

Mazda6 MPS (USPI)

So interesting it is and so many good memories it brings back, especially thinking that Mazda hasn't associated "MPS" with a "six" since then, that we've decided to bring it to Pistonudos to star in this week's USPI. Let's go with it. The 2002 Mazda6 was an […]

Once upon a time the Porsche Boxster Concept

Once upon a time the Porsche Boxster Concept

In this context, the then director of Porsche, Wendelin Wiedeking and his team had the foresight to think that the solution had to come from the hand of a new sports car more accessible and manufactured through a more efficient production process, and therefore, […]

Brief history of the industrial automotive industry in Spain (I)

Brief history of the industrial automotive industry in Spain (I)

But how did we get here? How did we go from a handcrafted construction at the beginning of the 20th century to producing almost three million vehicles a year nowadays? Let's take a look at a summary of the history of the automotive industry in Spain. The origins Five […]

Audi presents its new two-liter engine TFSI

Audi presents its new two-liter engine TFSI

But there's a trick to it. Audi boasts that in an automotive world where downsizing seems to prevail, they have been able to stay with a displacement of two liters for 190 horsepower thanks to an "innovative combustion method". What is it about? Well, as you […]

BMW Z3 M Coupe (USPI)

BMW Z3 M Coupe (USPI)

Although Bangle received part of the responsibility for approving the design of this very strange sports car, the reality is that its design is the work of Marcus Syring, current head of MINI design, who created an instant classic, very controversial, but that […]

Jeep Cherokee Night Eagle. 100 units for the Spanish market

Jeep Cherokee Night Eagle. 100 units for the Spanish market

The Jeep Cherokee Night Eagle is characterized by a sportier look, with a choice of four body colors: Gloss Black, Gloss White, Metal Gray and Granite Gray. As for the equipment level, this Cherokee is based on the Longitude and has design elements in dark tones […]

Volkswagen Beetle Dune arrives

Volkswagen Beetle Dune arrives

The Beetle Dune is based on the Beetle with Design trim. They feature specific bumpers, silver accents, two-tone rear spoiler, black plastic bumpers and "Dune" badges. The tracks have been widened by 7 mm at the front and 6 mm at the rear, and the body has grown […]

Citroën presents the C5 Aircross to the Chinese public

Citroën presents the C5 Aircross to the Chinese public

As logic dictates, any company that aims to have benefits must adapt to what the public wants, and in the automotive world, what the public wants are models of the SUV segment, therefore, business-wise, the decision of this launch by Citroën is totally right. If […]

Audi RS3 Sportback 2017

Audi RS3 Sportback 2017

The BMW M2 has 370 hp and the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG 381 hp, the latter has only two liters and four cylinders. Its maximum torque goes to 485 Nm and its acceleration from 0-100 km/h decreases by two tenths of a second, staying at 4.1 sec. The maximum torque delivery […]

After #Dieselgate, the cleanest modern (Euro 6) diesels come from Volkswagen

After #Dieselgate, the cleanest modern (Euro 6) diesels come from Volkswagen

It would be bold to think that the Germans have wised up when the scandal broke, but the truth is that there is no link between bacon and speed. The diesel engines of the EA288 family, which is more modern than the EA189, is much cleaner than its predecessor, […]

If you want to drive safely in an SUV, don't drive it like a car.

If you want to drive safely in an SUV, don't drive it like a car.

SUVs are cars that offer greater perceived safety, mainly for two reasons. On the one hand, they appear to be more protective because of a larger and higher body, where it is more difficult - in theory - to get hurt in case of a collision. As we saw in a previous […]

SEAT 600 BMS, a restoration with Iberian flavour

SEAT 600 BMS, a restoration with Iberian flavour

SEAT didn't want to do just another restoration of this 600, the occasion deserved something really special, and the SEAT team decided to make a kind of respectful tribute to the mythical utility car. Probably never has such a modest car received so much pampering […]

Gas station attendant: a profession in the process of extinction

Gas station attendant: a profession in the process of extinction

Imagine the following situation: you're watching a car race, whether it's Formula 1, WTCC or NASCAR. One of the drivers starts to run low on fuel, so he pulls into the pit area to refuel. When he gets there, he finds no mechanic. He gets out of the car and sees […]

The Renault 16 celebrates its 50th birthday

The Renault 16 celebrates its 50th birthday

It all began in 1955, when Pierre Dreyfus took over the reins of the state-owned company Régie Renault. He succeeded Pierre Lefaucheux, who died in a car accident. Dreyfus is not an engineer, he is a lawyer and brings with him a new vision of the company. Dreyfus […]

The turbo of the magic bearings

The turbo of the magic bearings

The growing pressure on emissions and fuel consumption has led to a return to the turbo era that should never really have been forgotten. For a decade we lived through the annihilation of turbochargers (the dark nineties and the beginning of the century) due to […]

The millionaire who turned out to be just another employee

The millionaire who turned out to be just another employee

As you can imagine, like any business project, when you set up a business like this, you need a certain amount of financial backing. Doing things in a professional way, with professional collaborators, means paying "professional" salaries to your team. I have […]

Contact: Seat Leon Cupra ST

Contact: Seat Leon Cupra ST

The Leon is the centerpiece of SEAT's new era and therefore needs an image vector car: the Cupra. As you know, the Leon CUPRA is one of our favourite compacts, offering sportiness and the ability to be an all-rounder, like the VW Golf, but with more sportiness […]

Volkswagen presents the Golf TSI Bluemotion

Volkswagen presents the Golf TSI Bluemotion

The Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI Bluemotion has a turbocharged three-cylinder engine, delivers 115 hp of power and 200 Nm of maximum torque. Announces a consumption of 4.3 l/100 km in the best case, will be offered with compact bodywork, family (Variant) and minivan […]

Opel Karl Rocks, a pocket crossover

Opel Karl Rocks, a pocket crossover

It has a suspension raised 18 mm and 15″ alloy wheels in two-tone finish. The nice German utility car will be able to manage in this way better by the historic centers, where it is almost impossible to park on the street without filling the car with scratches. […]

Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S

Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S

Only the boot, windscreen and hood are the same; everything else has been revised. The range is divided into two models, 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S. Visually they can be easily distinguished by larger air intakes, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running […]

Skoda Citigo 2017

Skoda Citigo 2017

The change is particularly noticeable at the front, where the resemblance to its older siblings is now clearer. The small grille is sharper, the logo is framed in a central rib that crosses the hood. The headlights have been lengthened a bit, changing their internal […]

Video: Andrea Bocelli sings Nessun Dorma at the presentation of Alfa Romeo Giulia

Video: Andrea Bocelli sings Nessun Dorma at the presentation of Alfa Romeo Giulia

But well, beyond personal impressions, little by little, more material from the presentation is coming into our possession. Today we bring you one of the most emotional and Italian moments. Because only an Italian brand could pull Andrea Bocelli singing Nessun […]

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

The most beastly and radical Lamborghini Huracán arrives with a 5.2 naturally aspirated V10 with 649 hp (not to be confused with 640 hp) of power, making it one of the fastest and most efficient sports cars on the market. Its engine has received a major upgrade, […]

FF91, the first working prototype from Faraday Future

FF91, the first working prototype from Faraday Future

The model presented is based on the modular VPA architecture. If you know Tesla's architecture, this is very similar: it is a "skateboard" type base, with electric motors on the axles, and the battery located on the ground between them. Everything is supported […]

A 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Alfa Romeo turns up after decades of loss

A 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Alfa Romeo turns up after decades of loss

Born to win The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 is the work of what is considered to be the most gifted and prolific of all Alfa Romeo engineers: Vittorio Jano, responsible for other mythical models such as the Alfa Romeo P2, winner of the first Automobile World Championship […]

Test drive: Hyundai i10 1.25 MPI

Test drive: Hyundai i10 1.25 MPI

The urban utility segment is becoming increasingly important for manufacturers, especially in our market, with a share of around 5%. This has led manufacturers to make cars with a more attractive design, more technology and more equipment, although large sums of […]

First-generation TTs lost before birth

First-generation TTs lost before birth

And with the Audi TT operation was not going to be different. Although in 1995 was still preparing the presentation of the concept model of the coupe, the American design department and the Ingolstadt Audi were already working on possible derivatives of the compact […]

Contact: Renault Mégane Sport Tourer 1.5 dCi 110

Contact: Renault Mégane Sport Tourer 1.5 dCi 110

Renault España offers this model, which is manufactured in Palencia, for prices starting at just under 18,000 euros and not reaching 30,000 euros even at the top of the range (excluding extras). The range of engines covers quite a lot, from the timid 90 hp diesel […]

Contact: Toyota Proace and Proace Verso

Contact: Toyota Proace and Proace Verso

Toyota took advantage of Fiat's non-renewal of its medium-duty van (MDV) agreement with PSA, an agreement dating back to the 1970s, to enter this segment with a much more modest investment. The French welcomed the Japanese with open arms, and the know-how of these […]

SRT Tomahawk and GT-R LM Nismo, the two new toys to race in GT6

SRT Tomahawk and GT-R LM Nismo, the two new toys to race in GT6

No matter your occupation, if you have Gran Turismo 6, you have a date with the next two virtual releases for Sony's video game. SRT has announced a video teaser for its Tomahawk, a "hybrid" prototype with active aerodynamics that promises to be as beastly as everything […]

Gestamp's IPO opens with losses

Gestamp's IPO opens with losses

What started as a family-owned sheet metal company is now a giant that works with most car manufacturers. Some 3.2 billion euros in shares have been placed on the stock market. At the time of closing this information the intraday losses are more than 7%, although […]

Gran Turismo Sport, available soon from ¤59.99

Gran Turismo Sport, available soon from ¤59.99

The standard Digital Edition will be the cheapest of the six possible ways to purchase the game, at 59.99 Euros. If you're keen to pre-order, Gran Turismo is also giving you incentives to do so in the form of various packs. Let's take a look at what's included […]

The new Abarth 124 Spider makes us fall in love in Geneva

The new Abarth 124 Spider makes us fall in love in Geneva

Fiat has done well, has been able to correctly differentiate a product that shares with Mazda. It only reminds us that we are in front of the base of an MX-5 when we enter inside and sit down, the dimensions of habitability and some details warn us that the 124 […]

It's official: PSA Group buys Opel and Vauxhall

It's official: PSA Group buys Opel and Vauxhall

The PSA Group expects Opel to deliver profits in 2020, with a margin of 2%, while with General Motors a return was expected by 2018. In 2026 Opel would already yield 6%. The Americans keep the technical center in Turin (GM Powertrain), but the French keep Rüsselsheim, […]

Car seat cleaning: here's how it's done for leather and fabrics

Car seat cleaning: here's how it's done for leather and fabrics

Why is car seat cleaning important? Before we get into car seat cleaning procedures, it's important to remember why car seats are worth cleaning regularly. Just as we perform bodywork washing and car interior cleaning, car seat cleaning is a fundamental part […]

Transferring ownership of a car in common: this is how it's done!

Transferring ownership of a car in common: this is how it's done!

What is a joint transfer of ownership of an automobile? Joint transfer of ownership is nothing more than the official transfer of ownership of a vehicle from one person to another. One or both persons involved may also be legal persons if the ownership is a […]

Pink Sheet B, A and A1 License: 2020 Rules and Limits

Pink Sheet B, A and A1 License: 2020 Rules and Limits

What is a learner's permit? According to article 122 of the Highway Code, the pink sheet is the document that every (almost) driver gets once he/she has passed the theoretical driving licence test. With the pink sheet you can practice driving your car or motorbike […]

Car Km 0: What are they? What advantages do they have? Guarantee?

Car Km 0: What are they? What advantages do they have? Guarantee?

Km. 0: What are they? To understand what 0 km cars are, we have to make a premise. Car dealers receive, as the name suggests, a concession to sell products from the parent company. These products are cars and, according to the contract, dealers are obliged […]

Self-discharged battery: the 9 definitive symptoms and causes

Self-discharged battery: the 9 definitive symptoms and causes

What are the symptoms of a low battery? The symptoms of a low battery are simple and very easy to notice, especially if you use your car regularly. Remember, however, that if the car won't start the fault may also be from other faulty or malfunctioning components. […]

Why are there no French premium brands?

Why are there no French premium brands?

So why should France be any different? After all, it is the birthplace of the most famous brands of all kinds of luxury goods, such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermés or Cartier. Paris is the birthplace of haute couture, responsible for dressing the most elegant […]

Electricity on board, from the alternator to the electric car (I)

Electricity on board, from the alternator to the electric car (I)

We will try to describe in some depth the electrical system of a conventional car, micro-hybrids, hybrids and electric cars. But before we get into the subject, we are going to explain in a summarized way some concepts that are necessary for the understanding of […]

Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Eastern European countries push to increase car emissions

Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Eastern European countries push to increase car emissions

Today all the masks have fallen off, and we have seen what each country is asking for and how it justifies its position. In part, some of the results were predictable, but on the other hand, it makes you blush. Let's go to the source of the issue: from 2017 […]

Opel unveils Insignia GSi estate and Grandland X hybrid in Frankfurt

Opel unveils Insignia GSi estate and Grandland X hybrid in Frankfurt

The diesel engine is the same 2.0 BiTurbo four-cylinder that debuted on regular models a few days ago, with 210 hp and 480 Nm of power, channeled by an all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring through a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The brand, owned by […]

Rumore rumore: Volkswagen scraps Taigun and will unveil a Polo SUV in Geneva

Rumore rumore: Volkswagen scraps Taigun and will unveil a Polo SUV in Geneva

According to the German publication Focus, the Taigun would be too small for Volkswagen's pretensions. They would need a B-SUV with great versatility and habitability to face the current competition. Recall that Volkswagen currently has no vehicle to compete […]

Switzerland no longer registers Porsche Cayenne Diesel as of today

Switzerland no longer registers Porsche Cayenne Diesel as of today

As of today, no Porsche Cayenne with the Audi-sourced 3.0 V6 TDI engine with 262 hp can be registered, as they have been fraudulently programmed in the factory. The premium SUV is on sale from 76,450 euros at the exchange rate, 86,300 Swiss francs. The measure […]

Lexus enriches NX range with 300h Sport Edition

Lexus enriches NX range with 300h Sport Edition

I know that some will be thinking if there is any change at the technical level; because there is not. It still offers a single hybrid version that combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an integrated generator, a battery and an electric motor. In the case of […]

Honda Clarity to arrive in the West before 2017

Honda Clarity to arrive in the West before 2017

Honda has the most efficient model on the market to its credit, and the U.S. EPA says so. While the Tucson FCEV (or ix35 Fuel Cell) gets the equivalent of 59 miles per gallon, the Mirai gets 66, but the Clarity gets 68 miles per gallon. Transfer that to our […]

Battery light on: here are all the causes and how to react!

Battery light on: here are all the causes and how to react!

What is the battery light? The battery light is perhaps one of the easiest to recognize. Unlike many other car lights often represented with strange shapes, the battery light is the one represented by a simple battery. From a graphical point of view, the battery […]

Transfer of ownership: how to do it and how much it costs - find out how!

Transfer of ownership: how to do it and how much it costs - find out how!

How much can the transfer of ownership cost? The cost of the change of ownership depends on many factors, but can vary between a minimum of 270 euros and a maximum of 1350 euros. Read on to find out how to calculate it. If you've just hit the jackpot with a […]

Velántur shows us its prototype of a 100% Spanish electric sports car.

Velántur shows us its prototype of a 100% Spanish electric sports car.

Velántur offers us something more than smoke, unlike the case of Izaro Motors. Many probably don't remember, but in July 2010 a website appeared announcing a "new Spanish brand full of innovation, passion for cars and respect for the environment". The car in […]

Test drive: BMW i8

Test drive: BMW i8

The BMW designers didn't fall asleep on their graphics tablets. On the contrary, they must have been smoking A few weeks ago BMW let us for a few (very) few days a unit of this spaceship that they sell under the name of BMW i8 (of which 2,135 have been sold […]

Mercedes-Benz C220 Bluetec Estate

Mercedes-Benz C220 Bluetec Estate

In the field of aesthetics has also been heavily influenced by maintaining an elegant discretion, a taste of "quality car". But you know: "Something is changing at Mercedes-Benz", and not only with the appearance of the compact range, but it is spreading to the […]

Contact: Suzuki S-Cross 1.6 DDiS

Contact: Suzuki S-Cross 1.6 DDiS

And Suzuki officials determined that it wasn't aggressive enough, that it needed a more SUV-like design, with more edges, that would appeal to the eye first. That's why they've made it almost unrecognizable when viewed from the front, with a more imposing grille […]

Contact: Audi A4 2.0 TDI 150

Contact: Audi A4 2.0 TDI 150

I was able to test both the six-speed manual version and the seven-speed automatic (S tronic). Later I'll get my hands on more interesting versions, although less commercial. In fact, the Audi A4 is one of the few sedans in its segment that opt for V6 engines, […]

Mazda CX-3 prices for Spain are now available.

Mazda CX-3 prices for Spain are now available.

As you may well know by now, the CX-3 aspires to rub shoulders with premium B-SUVs, cars like the recently launched 500X, the MINI Countryman and other "expensive" models. With this in mind, and despite sharing platform and cabin elements with the Mazda2, the Japanese […]

Porsche 911 GT2 RS: seven hundred horsepower within the reach of a select few

Porsche 911 GT2 RS: seven hundred horsepower within the reach of a select few

Porsche says the engine puts out 700bhp and 760Nm of torque, making it the most powerful 911 ever. Like the GT3 RS, all that power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission built specifically for this car. And no, there's no manual […]

This is the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, the yacht that dreamed of rolling down the road

This is the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, the yacht that dreamed of rolling down the road

The steering wheel on the right hand side limits the nationality of the owner to the United Kingdom, some Commonwealth countries or former British colonies, Japan... If we look at its design, the grille is the largest installed on any modern Rolls-Royce. It is […]

Aston Martin DB11 V8, German heart for an English mount

Aston Martin DB11 V8, German heart for an English mount

We knew it was coming yes, but that doesn't make it any less exciting: you can now choose either a DB11 with a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, or with the 4-litre twin-turbo V8 Mercedes-AMG. Is that a bad thing? It doesn't have to be. The new engine delivers 510 hp and […]

Tyre pressure light: Why does it come on and what to do?

Tyre pressure light: Why does it come on and what to do?

What is the tire pressure light? With the advent of electronics in modern cars, almost all components have been equipped with sensors that monitor their status and the presence of anomalies. Tires are no exception and for this reason they are equipped with sensors […]

Car battery life: how long does it last and how to prolong it?

Car battery life: how long does it last and how to prolong it?

What is the car battery for? The car battery is the device responsible for storing electricity over time in the car. Many people think that the battery is only used to start the engine, but it is also essential when the car is running. The main purpose of the […]

Car ECU remodelling: cost, legality and advantages

Car ECU remodelling: cost, legality and advantages

What is the car control unit? The car control unit, more precisely the engine control unit, is a computer that controls all the individual functions of the engine, a bit like the brain for the human body. This computer is essential to handle the huge amount […]

If it's your obligation, don't sell me the bike.

If it's your obligation, don't sell me the bike.

But that can always be used to the manufacturer's advantage, indeed, turned into a sales argument. Consumers love to be given arguments that reinforce our decisions: "now with XYZ". Whatever "XYZ" is, it's usually something that's cool, that's more technological, […]

Are four cylinders insufficient or unworthy for Chevrolet Camaro or Ford Mustang?

Are four cylinders insufficient or unworthy for Chevrolet Camaro or Ford Mustang?

Both Camaro and Mustang are offered with turbocharged four-cylinder, naturally aspirated V6 and naturally aspirated V8, the latter with fat, old-school displacements. Inevitably we are reminded of the pitiful pony car generations of the late 70s and early 80s, […]

Pistonudos: How did we get here?

Pistonudos: How did we get here?

The project had mutated, and had become a self-developed, own-brand sports car, the Furia. Its heart was to be a rotary engine powered by ethanol, through a collaboration with Abengoa, and created with a lot of OEM parts from various automotive groups, to reduce […]

Euro 6c will kill the damn downsizing, hallelujah!

Euro 6c will kill the damn downsizing, hallelujah!

But undoubtedly the most interesting consequence is the end of the bloody fashion for tight engines that don't improve the performance of the engines they replaced. Displacements have been reduced to an absurd limit, and there was a risk of seeing three-cylinder […]

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R

This new conceptual CSL also serves to celebrate 40 years of BMW in the United States and also the forty years of the first sporting successes of the Bavarian firm on the other side of the Atlantic, where the original 1975 CSL achieved its first victories painted […]

We already know the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016

We already know the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016

As you may have already seen in the photos that were leaked a few days ago, this new version does not stand out for a groundbreaking design, if not quite the opposite. This fifth generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class has not surprised us and as expected follows the […]

Nissan prepares a solution for X-Trail Allmode 4x4i vibrations

Nissan prepares a solution for X-Trail Allmode 4x4i vibrations

In the case of the X-Trail, several users have complained of vibrations at over 100 km/h, with the steering wheel turned, when there is an uphill slope. The torque distribution control unit wrongly estimates that there will be a loss of traction and sends torque […]

Dodge Challenger GT AWD

Dodge Challenger GT AWD

And for that what better than borrowing from its "brother" the Dodge Charger AWD all-wheel drive system, using the same BorgWarner Torque On Demand intelligent transfer case. Under normal conditions, it sends 100% of the torque to the rear axle, behaving like a […]

The original Fast and Furious Supra up for auction

The original Fast and Furious Supra up for auction

One of the most important parts of the first Fast & Furious installment was undoubtedly the orange Toyota Supra that the protagonist of the film assembles in Dom's workshop. On paper, the car was a twin-turbo Supra, but in reality, things are more simplistic, […]

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, the fastest Camaro on the Nürburgring

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, the fastest Camaro on the Nürburgring

The Camaro ZL1 1LE is specially prepared to run on straights and curves, unlike FCA's demon. Although the power output of the LT4 6.2 V8 engine is still 640 hp, it has several aerodynamic upgrades to have even more power hitting the asphalt. The takeoff thing […]

Cutting cars: what is it, what does it provide for and when is it going to be done?

Cutting cars: what is it, what does it provide for and when is it going to be done?

What is a car coupon? A car coupon is a periodic inspection in which the condition of all the car's components subject to wear and tear is examined. Over time and as the number of kilometres driven increases, the different parts of the car tend to wear down […]

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, new for Geneva

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, new for Geneva

It only has 20 litres more capacity, 520 litres for the whole range except for the plug-in hybrid, which remains at 425 litres due to the space occupied by the batteries. Up to the roof, 50 litres more would be noticeable, which is not a big difference either. […]