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The Fast & The Furious, a saga by popular acclaim

The Fast & The Furious, a saga by popular acclaim

To date there are seven installments, and it should culminate with ten. The arguments of those responsible are very simple: if the public keeps wanting to see more installments, they will be made. Money is not a problem, as the saga has multiplied by three every […]

Porsche 911 Cabrio Turbo Look by APT Performance

Porsche 911 Cabrio Turbo Look by APT Performance

APT Performance is the evolution of the workshop specialized in Italian cars founded by Enrique García more than a decade ago: Alfa Parts Tuning. He became one of the most active importers of Novitec, even preparing for a Spanish customer the first unit of the […]

The rarities of the Tokyo show

The rarities of the Tokyo show

Today, we propose a little walk through these oddities, curiosities, through this Tokyo salon that is little talked about. In short, a walk through creativity. Ken Okuyama Kode9 Ken Okuyama is not a famous designer, although his works are. He worked for General […]

Contact: Volkswagen Golf 2017

Contact: Volkswagen Golf 2017

At the presentation in Mallorca we briefly drove the Golf GTD Variant with the new 7-speed DSG gearbox; the GTI, which now produces 230 hp; and the 150 hp 2.0 TDI Sport. Basically we have to talk about an aesthetic update and infotainment systems, in the rest of […]

Volkswagen I.D., VAG's electric redemption

Volkswagen I.D., VAG's electric redemption

Unlike the e-Golf, the electric version of the compact, is not based on a conventional car, nor on a conventional platform to accommodate electric propulsion; it is based on a specific platform for electric cars, the MEB. That way the space is used to the maximum, […]

Moment to remember: Top Gear, Fifth Gear and Chris Harris videos on Singer

Moment to remember: Top Gear, Fifth Gear and Chris Harris videos on Singer

This week we've enjoyed watching the latest creation of the geniuses at Singer, and that has made us remember old and great videos that brought us closer to the work of this Californian company specialized in Porsche 964 restomods. So we've decided to compile […]

Range Rover Sport 2017, more accessible and more technological.

Range Rover Sport 2017, more accessible and more technological.

This engine uses two turbochargers sequentially, i.e. a low-inertia turbine operates at low revs, and a higher-flow, fixed-blade turbine feeds the cylinders at higher revs. Although the displacement sounds small for such a large car, it should be noted that the […]

Rolls-Royce begins testing of its future 'tank

Rolls-Royce begins testing of its future 'tank

Rolls-Royce will debut a new aluminum platform starting in 2018, and this model will be among the first to have it. This brand's cars are as luxurious and exclusive as they are heavy, and this SUV will be a real behemoth. Anyone could say that getting hit by […]

Mazda MX-5 Club

Mazda MX-5 Club

It's called "Club", and it's limited for the moment to the US market, through only a thousand copies. What makes it special? Well, its accessories. For starters, it is equipped with an aerodynamic kit, consisting of a splitter, side skirts and a nice lip on the […]

BMW and Toyota will decide by the end of the year whether there will be a joint sports car or not

BMW and Toyota will decide by the end of the year whether there will be a joint sports car or not

According to Johan van Zyl, director of European operations at Toyota, the three joint projects are progressing according to plan, meeting deadlines and targets. However, neither brand has decided whether or not to manufacture the sports car resulting from the […]

Chris Evans is finished as Top Gear presenter

Chris Evans is finished as Top Gear presenter

Top Gear hasn't been getting off the ground since March 2015, when Jeremy Clarkson's non-renewal was announced for assaulting a producer, Oisin Tymons, for reasons of gastronomic logistics. In June of the same year, BBC insider Chris Evans was confirmed as a […]

In 2018 we'll see the new Volkswagen Golf and the i.d. 100% electric

In 2018 we'll see the new Volkswagen Golf and the i.d. 100% electric

In early 2018 we will know the Golf VIII, and Jurgen Stackman, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen and responsible for sales and marketing (reliable source, go) told Drive. An interesting development, there will be no more versions of the e-Golf, because […]

Alfa Romeo Stelvio, now in dealerships

Alfa Romeo Stelvio, now in dealerships

The Stelvio belongs to the D-SUV segment and has a certainly sporty approach, within this segment will have to fight with models like the BMW X3 and X4, the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Range Rover Evoque, the Jaguar F-Pace or the Porsche Macan, so it will not have a […]

Car won't start? Here are the causes of 99% and what to do.

Car won't start? Here are the causes of 99% and what to do.

What to do if the car won't start and the engine won't start? Get in the car, turn the key and nothing happens. Note that the ignition and instruments do not turn on. Try turning on the headlights and they give no sign of life. This is exactly what happens […]

Low car battery: here's what to do and how to get going again

Low car battery: here's what to do and how to get going again

What is the car battery and what is it for? The car battery is a device for storing electrical energy through a chemical reaction. The part visible from the outside is in fact a container filled with electrolytic liquid, usually sulphuric acid, in which two […]

Test Drive: Mazda MX-5 1.5

Test Drive: Mazda MX-5 1.5

The Mazda MX-5 enters my select list of cars that I will always be able to remember, and, when I do, I will smile. I have only driven two generations, NC and ND, but I have fully understood what the Japanese engineers wanted to convey model by model. I'm convinced […]

Raising US speed limits cost 33,000 lives in 20 years

Raising US speed limits cost 33,000 lives in 20 years

But before we go any further, we have to go back a few years. October 1973 was the beginning of the oil crisis, when Israel defeated the Arab countries that attacked during Yom Kippur, a holy day for the Jews. OPEC did not forgive the allies of the Hebrews for […]

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, the ultimate expression of the traditional Aussie saloon

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, the ultimate expression of the traditional Aussie saloon

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a torque vectoring limited slip differential, meaning the wheel with more grip gets more torque. So much muscle allows it to do a 0-60 mph time of just 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 mph. The braking system consists […]

People are crazy: This is how they light a cigarette with a Nissan GT-R.

People are crazy: This is how they light a cigarette with a Nissan GT-R.

I don't know if it's called Johny the daring guy who sticks his hand with a cigarette in one of the exhaust outlets of a Nissan GT-R with a few tchotchkes in its engine. But I wouldn't be surprised if they were related, even if distantly. The Nissan GT-R in […]

Latin NCAP takes Peugeot 208 and Kia Picanto out of the spotlight

Latin NCAP takes Peugeot 208 and Kia Picanto out of the spotlight

Let's start with the Brazilian-made Peugeot 208. In 2014 it was tested for the first time, only with frontal collision, and got four stars and three child stars. Now, which has also been tested in side collision, it is discovered that side reinforcements have been […]

Nissan e-power hybrids are a good alternative to diesels

Nissan e-power hybrids are a good alternative to diesels

Nowadays, when we talk about hybrids, it is easy to think of parallel or combined hybrids, in which the internal combustion engine does transmit mechanical power to the wheels (always or part-time). However, there is a variant in which the petrol engine is not […]

From oblivion to auction: a unique abandoned Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

From oblivion to auction: a unique abandoned Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

It was equipped with a 4.4-litre engine with twelve cylinders in V at 60 degrees derived from the one fitted in the Ferrari 330. The engine was placed in front position and the traction was to the rear wheels. It reached a speed of 280 km / h and accelerated from […]

Citroën C3 Aircross is revealed as a toy

Citroën C3 Aircross is revealed as a toy

The Citroën C3 Aircross will be the model destined to replace the C3 Picasso, i.e. it moves from an MPV to a crossover. It does not copy all the design features of the conventional C4 Cactus or C3: no Airbumps. What it does have are black plastic protections, […]

The next Audi RS4 would return to have sedan bodywork

The next Audi RS4 would return to have sedan bodywork

Rumors coming out of Ingolstadt claim that the new RS4 could be ready in 2016. Horst Glasser, head of chassis development, told Autocar: "Our customers want the RS version earlier in the car's life cycle, when the car is still new". Also, as with the second-generation […]

Emov exceeds 100,000 registered users in Madrid

Emov exceeds 100,000 registered users in Madrid

The Citroën C-Zero, with 500 units in the fleet, have driven no more and no less than 1,800,000 kilometres around the city of Madrid, some 3,600 per car. As it is a 100% electric car, 175 tonnes of CO2 are no longer emitted into the atmosphere, not to mention […]

Car sanitation: what is it, where is it done and how much does it cost?

Car sanitation: what is it, where is it done and how much does it cost?

What is car disinfection? The interior of the car is a closed environment in which dirt and bacteria accumulate and, if not removed, continue to proliferate. If this situation is already critical in normal conditions, in Covid19 times the sanitization of your […]

2020 car scrappage incentives: here are all the details

2020 car scrappage incentives: here are all the details

What are the Auto 2020 scrappage incentives? Incentives for scrapping cars are one of the many measures that our Government adopts in an attempt to modernize and make the national vehicle fleet less polluting. The average car on the road in Italy is at least […]

Test Drive: Mazda CX-5 2.2 SKYACTIV-D 150 PS 2WD

Test Drive: Mazda CX-5 2.2 SKYACTIV-D 150 PS 2WD

The dynamics of the automotive market has imposed that models are updated in moderately short periods of time and the Japanese firm based in Hiroshima is no exception. Mazda CX-5 is a product in constant evolution. The model analyzed corresponds to a restyling […]

New lawsuit to Volkswagen in the U.S., this time for misleading advertising

New lawsuit to Volkswagen in the U.S., this time for misleading advertising

Let's remember that the diesel models that Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have sold in the United States, more than half a million, were advertised as "Clean Diesel". Why that name, clean diesel? For the first time in a long time, diesel engines were offered that […]

Koenigsegg achieves its record: most expensive accident at the Nürburgring

Koenigsegg achieves its record: most expensive accident at the Nürburgring

The driver was released within hours, Koenigsegg said. After a collision with the guardrail, the supercar flew over and off the circuit. We're talking about a car that has 1,350 hp, one for every pound of mass, and is worth well over two million euros. To […]

Lexus LS 2017, the fifth generation of the saloon arrives

Lexus LS 2017, the fifth generation of the saloon arrives

The new LC coupe is truly cool, and the RX and NX crossover sell in huge numbers within the Japanese firm's range, but no other vehicle in Lexus' history has been as relevant as the original LS. It marked the true power of a flagship. To re-establish the LS's credentials […]

Marchionne confirms the return of Dino to the Ferrari family

Marchionne confirms the return of Dino to the Ferrari family

But why did Ferrari had a mule rolling when the 488 GTB is already finished, and in fact, has been presented to the press? Well, in the same official presentation of the 488 GTB to Anglo-Saxon media Marchionne has cleared doubts, or at least, has raised many […]

Audi presents the R8 LMS GT4

Audi presents the R8 LMS GT4

This version is designed for amateur drivers and Audi promises low maintenance and acquisition costs (comparatively, it is understood). The debut of this model will be in the 24 hours of Nürburgring to be held between 25 and 28 May. The presentation of this model, […]

Car key duplication: How to redo it and how much does it cost?

Car key duplication: How to redo it and how much does it cost?

What if I lose my car keys? If you have lost your car key, the best thing to do is to find the original duplicate and make another copy immediately. Before asking "how much does it cost to re-key the car," it is correct to ask "where did I put the second car […]

Mazda2 SkyActivG 90 PS

Mazda2 SkyActivG 90 PS

As with all the other products of the revamped Mazda family under the "SkyActiv" maxim, the new "two" had to be lighter than the previous version, more efficient in fuel consumption, maintain a leading performance in its category, and offer a different product […]

Towards the technological idiotization of cars

Towards the technological idiotization of cars

Before I continue, let me take a short look back to the world of computer science, where we are a few years ahead. Very early on, programming was a very complex task, which was in the hands of experts, and low-level languages were used. In other words, programming […]

95% of Spanish drivers say they drive better than average

95% of Spanish drivers say they drive better than average

On my way back home, with a bit more traffic, I had a little scare when I got to the first roundabout: I was in the right lane, the only one that allows a right turn, and when I started to drive, the car that was driving in the middle lane, reserved for those who […]

Opel to add CarPlay and Android Auto to its entire lineup by the end of 2016

Opel to add CarPlay and Android Auto to its entire lineup by the end of 2016

Opel's goal with this new system is to offer the highest and best possible connectivity between smartphones and cars. In addition to the Astra, Opel promises to renew the entire range of infotainment systems equipment in its cars throughout 2016, so that this connectivity […]

All Ford Mustangs will be able to burn a (healthy) tire in 2018

All Ford Mustangs will be able to burn a (healthy) tire in 2018

There's also no problem when it comes to which gearbox to choose, with both the ten-speed automatic and the six-speed manual, the 'Line-Lock' function will be available. It's worth remembering that this function is intended for use on the racetrack, not in urban […]

Gregorio Serrano López, new DGT director

Gregorio Serrano López, new DGT director

This gentleman does not have a profile apparently linked to road safety, he has a degree in law, specializing in tax law, and professor at the University Pablo de Olavide in these matters. In Seville has been deputy mayor and delegate of Employment, Economy, […]

Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI arrives in Spain

Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI arrives in Spain

The 1.5 TSI EVO produces 150 hp, making it the petrol alternative to the 2.0 TDI with the same power. If we exclude all sports and special versions of the Golf range, this is the "top of the range", and has as much horsepower as the fourth generation Golf GTI (1.8 […]

In Germany it is mandatory to pass the review of the Volkswagen TDI

In Germany it is mandatory to pass the review of the Volkswagen TDI "tricked".

A few months after the scandal broke, Volkswagen, in collaboration with the Federal Transport Authority (KBA), prepared updates for the 2.0 TDI CR, 1.2 TDI CR and 1.6 TDI CR engines, in that order. These are the EA189 family, the first of less than six cylinders […]

10 reasons why we miss retractable headlamps

10 reasons why we miss retractable headlamps

If we see a car with retractable headlights, it is surely a classic or on its way to becoming one. It was 2004 the last year in which cars with this technology were on sale, like the Corvette C5 that heads these lines. Pedestrian protection regulations and efficiency […]

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato, a reality within reach of very few

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato, a reality within reach of very few

The Vanquish Zagato has virtually the same design as the prototype, and is powered by a 6.0 V12 with 600 bhp (572 bhp for the regular Vanquish), which allows it to reach 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds. The chassis is mainly carbon fibre, and the body panels have […]

Audi previews its future Q6 with the e-Tron Sportback Concept

Audi previews its future Q6 with the e-Tron Sportback Concept

The "coupe" SUV, shown at this week's Shanghai Motor Show, combines classic Audi cues with a number of trendy details resulting in a futuristic product. It anticipates, in a way, a future Audi Q6. Other concepts seen at the Chinese event have been the Volkswagen […]

What does the future hold for the Lexus CT 200h?

What does the future hold for the Lexus CT 200h?

Too much or too little? Considering that the Audi A3 is leading with almost 200,000 units a year, the BMW 1 Series is around 130,000 units, and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is at 120,000 units, the result is a joke. Even the Alfa Romeo Giulietta sells four times as […]

What has happened to Formula 1 and its spirit?

What has happened to Formula 1 and its spirit?

Possibly the best proof that we can find of this loss of interest in this competition are the television audiences. We already know that in Spain the audiences went up like crazy because of Fernando Alonso's second championship. And I bet there will be fans […]

Renault doubts the validity of the gas analysis of the Espace dCi carried out by DUH

Renault doubts the validity of the gas analysis of the Espace dCi carried out by DUH

This is one of three headings in a telegraphic press release issued by Renault in response to the results announced by Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), which stands for German Environmental Aid Association. The NGO has once again called on the services of the Bern University […]

Mazda CX-3 4×4 150 PS SkyActivG

Mazda CX-3 4×4 150 PS SkyActivG

In the case of the SUV trend and its escalation "downwards", something similar has happened. The Hiroshima firm was already aware of this type of car, thanks to its large presence in the United States, a market that served to justify the creation of the CX-9 and […]

ANCAP shows how a new Toyota Auris and a '98 Corolla collide

ANCAP shows how a new Toyota Auris and a '98 Corolla collide

It's a head-on collision at 64 km/h, which simulates the typical head-on accident in which two cars going in opposite directions almost manage to avoid each other and have decelerated enough before colliding. The result is quite clear, the Auris comes out much […]

Renault updates the Clio RS and Clio RS Trophy

Renault updates the Clio RS and Clio RS Trophy

At the bottom of the bumper we find LED lights with a checkered flag motif, and they have multiple uses. They integrate the fog lights, position lights, cornering lights and long-range beam. The upper light cluster is responsible for the low beam, turn signal and […]

E-Pace - Jaguar's new compact SUV

E-Pace - Jaguar's new compact SUV

The E-Pace has smaller dimensions than the F-Pace, at 4.39 m long, 1.98 m wide and 1.65 m high. The trunk has a capacity of 550 liters. Therefore, it is called to compete with premium models like the Audi Q3, BMW X1 or Range Rover Evoque, vehicles that have been […]

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the apocalypse made 4×4

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the apocalypse made 4×4

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the third FCA vehicle to have the 707 hp supercharged 6.2 V8 under the hood. However, unlike its "siblings", this one will feature all-wheel drive, thus avoiding huge drivetrain losses and making it a more versatile car on different […]

5 things you need to know before taking your car to the mechanic

5 things you need to know before taking your car to the mechanic

5 things to know before taking your car to the mechanic For some people going to the mechanic is worse than going to the dentist, for others it's a pleasant routine. No matter which one it is, these 5 simple tips will make your life easier and avoid unpleasant […]

Subaru Levorg: 29.900€.

Subaru Levorg: 29.900€.

The only downside we see to this compact family car is that it will be offered exclusively with a mechanical and a gearbox: The four-cylinder boxer 170 hp petrol, with CVT gearbox and traction, obviously, all-wheel drive. Homologates an average consumption of […]

License renewal cost: ASL, ACI or driving school?

License renewal cost: ASL, ACI or driving school?

How much does it cost to renew your license? Sooner or later all of us drivers have to renew our licenses and that's when we wonder how much it costs to renew. As with many bureaucratic practices in the automobile, the cost of renewing a license is made up of […]

Winter car checkup: here are 7 crucial reviews for 2019

Winter car checkup: here are 7 crucial reviews for 2019

What is the winter car checkup? As mentioned before, the winter car check is a list of tests and checks that will be performed on your car to make sure it's ready for winter. Let's just say that cars are a bit like us humans. Many issues that may go unnoticed […]

And they say old cars are dangerous.

And they say old cars are dangerous.

If we pull the newspaper archive we will see that these headlines have absolutely nothing new, and the average age of the Spanish car fleet is already over 10 years old for some time: economic crisis they call it. The DGT is worried that the accident rate has been […]

Test drive: Nissan Pulsar DIG-T 115 PS vs dCI 110 PS

Test drive: Nissan Pulsar DIG-T 115 PS vs dCI 110 PS

As for the current model, the marketing adventure does not seem to be going well. It is a model that is rarely seen on the street. The Nissan Pulsar ranked 56th in the 2015 ranking of passenger car sales in Spain (6,429 units sold), when some of its distinguished […]

41 million euro fine for 95 Volkswagen, Audi and SEAT dealers

41 million euro fine for 95 Volkswagen, Audi and SEAT dealers

The total fine amounts to 41.13 million euros to be distributed among all the offenders. The CNMC considers it proven that all the dealers involved agreed on maximum discounts, exchanged strategic information and imposed internal sanctions for those who did […]

There are no more rear-wheel drive sports cars because people won't buy them.

There are no more rear-wheel drive sports cars because people won't buy them.

The thing is that getting overall production figures for the BRZ-GT86 pairing is extremely complicated, even asking "whose turn it is" for it, getting the figures is almost mission impossible. We have had to dive into the accumulated production figures of the GT86 […]

The generation of household appliances on wheels (II)

The generation of household appliances on wheels (II)

If we go back to the early days of electric cars, when they were a means of transport for upper class people, they lost the competition against thermals (petrol) because of Henry Ford's assembly line production and the invention of the electric starter a few years […]

Cancelling AdBlue/SCR is a moral turpitude, but is it worth the savings?

Cancelling AdBlue/SCR is a moral turpitude, but is it worth the savings?

A truck like the one in the picture, an IVECO Stralis XP, comes fitted with various systems to reduce as far as possible the poison coming out of the exhaust pipes. For truckers, that comes at a cost in terms of urea or AdBlue. We are not talking about a few litres […]

Volkswagen Polo 2017, here it is

Volkswagen Polo 2017, here it is

The optimization of the platform allows much better use of space. According to Volkswagen it becomes the most spacious model in its class, and they give us the trunk data: 351 liters, a lot if compared to the 280 of the outgoing model. As the programmed deformation […]

Volkswagen proposes solution for #Dieselgate TDI CR (EA189) engines

Volkswagen proposes solution for #Dieselgate TDI CR (EA189) engines

Volkswagen engineers have determined that the air sensor, between the filter and the intake manifold, was not correctly registering the mass of air it was sucking in, due to the formation of turbulence. To eliminate this turbulence, a small filter will be installed, […]

Škoda announces the Kodiaq, the next seven-seater SUV

Škoda announces the Kodiaq, the next seven-seater SUV

It will look remarkably similar to the Vision S prototype we saw in Geneva. If we look beyond the obvious, we are facing a strategy of the VAG Group richer in SUV, but with the idea that the various brands of the Group do not step on each other. That is, it is […]

Toyota to replace the 1.3 petrol engine with a new 1.5

Toyota to replace the 1.3 petrol engine with a new 1.5

While most of the B-segment is filling up with turbocharged three-cylinders above 100 hp, Toyota maintains its reliance on the natural intake and mechanical balance of a four-cylinder. The new ESTEC family engine delivers 111 bhp of power and 136 Nm of peak […]

On the trail of the

On the trail of the "Cannonball".

Now, some Germans are trying to make a documentary about the real Cannonball race, and they are looking for any kind of testimony in photographs, people to interview, 8 mm films, anything that will help to reconstruct those crazy trips from coast to coast. By […]

Fiat Toro: First teaser of the new Italian pick-up truck

Fiat Toro: First teaser of the new Italian pick-up truck

Interestingly, in the Italian Autopareri forum circulate the two images you have below these lines, where we can see more of the design of this mixed-use vehicle, which uses separate headlights by function, a bit like its cousin, the Jeep Cherokee. […]

Hyundai i30 Wagon 2017

Hyundai i30 Wagon 2017

The i30 Wagon, designed, developed, tested and built in Europe - just like its five-door version - comes with a big fact up its sleeve. It has one of the largest boot sizes in the segment: 602 litres, which can grow to 1,650 litres with the seats folded down. The […]

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Convertible: twin-turbo V12 and 630 hp

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Convertible: twin-turbo V12 and 630 hp

Visually, the "double module" radiator grille, the two chrome exhaust outlets, an electro-hydraulic canvas hood (available in four colours) that folds and unfolds in just 17 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h, the rear diffuser and the "V12 BITURBO" badges on the […]

Audi RS6 Allroad, for autumn 2016?

Audi RS6 Allroad, for autumn 2016?

In 1999 Audi was ahead of the crossover craze with a modified version of the A6 that had improved off-road performance. A more protected body, variable-height suspension, mixed tires and all-wheel drive were some of the attributes of the A6 Allroad. It was the […]

Record fuel economy for Honda Civic Tourer

Record fuel economy for Honda Civic Tourer

Fergal McGrath and Julian Warren, both from Honda's R&D department, took on the challenge of driving across Europe with the lowest fuel consumption. On average, each 50-litre tank of diesel in the 120PS Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC lasted 1,491km. The average fuel […]

The BMW M2 is already priced

The BMW M2 is already priced

The BMW M2, with its 6-cylinder in line biturbo 3.0 liters of 370 hp and 500 Nm associated with the 6-speed manual transmission will cost 62,900 euros. The M2 will not be available in Spain until April 2016 and with it will be only 4 colors in its range: Alpinweiss […]

Maserati Quattroporte gets an update to keep up with the times

Maserati Quattroporte gets an update to keep up with the times

Since the launch of the sixth generation Quattroporte, Maserati has sold more than 24,000 of them in 72 countries around the world. The new Quattroporte is characterised on the outside by the new bumper line, with a matt black profile on the front and a spoiler […]

US abandoning the Paris agreement is a historic mistake

US abandoning the Paris agreement is a historic mistake

What difference does it make? Well, a very delicate system of balance in the world's climate will be altered. Not only will the oceans rise in level, but also natural disasters will become more frequent and with them economic and human losses. Donald Trump, […]

You know how much power your car has, but how much power are you using?

You know how much power your car has, but how much power are you using?

It is well known by now that an internal combustion engine only gives maximum power at a certain range of revolutions and under a certain load, the rest of the time the power delivered is a fraction of the same, corresponding to the demand to which it is subjected. […]

Direct injection petrol engines emit a lot of carcinogenic particulates

Direct injection petrol engines emit a lot of carcinogenic particulates

"The bad thing about diesel engines is the microscopic particles they emit. This is a reality that, when analyzing the emissions of our cars, we find every day. And the fact is that beyond the nitrogen oxide or CO2 figures, there are the particles, which are […]

The EDC dual-clutch automatic gearbox arrives on the Twingo

The EDC dual-clutch automatic gearbox arrives on the Twingo

To launch and celebrate the arrival of the EDC gearbox, Renault will unveil a limited edition of its Twingo at Frankfurt under the name Cosmic. This version integrates a new color dubbed "ultraviolet", which can be integrated into the bodywork and […]

A Crazy Night with the Razor Crazy Cart at Toys R Us

A Crazy Night with the Razor Crazy Cart at Toys R Us

The British already marked a race for their offices with the Crazy Cart of Razor last Christmas. Now they are at Toys R Us to repeat the feat, obviously paid for by the manufacturer of the device in question, and with the approval of the toy distributor. Yes, […]

Rumore rumore: The new Citroën C3 will be fitted with airbags

Rumore rumore: The new Citroën C3 will be fitted with airbags

Well, everything indicates that the brand of the double gear has decided to give it that personality that it lost in the second generation. And what better way than including one of the elements that have made us write more these last two years, the airbumps. […]

A Ferrari 335 S has been auctioned for 32 million euros.

A Ferrari 335 S has been auctioned for 32 million euros.

Still above in price is the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, auctioned last year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Our protagonist has been sold in Paris, at the Artcurial del Rétromobile auction. It had been in the hands of the same person for 46 years, the collector […]

Tuned Nissan GT-R Nismo is the world's fastest car, sideways

Tuned Nissan GT-R Nismo is the world's fastest car, sideways

The author of the feat is Masao Kawabata, the current DK of Japan. With just three attempts to set the new Guinness record for drifting, the figure to beat is 304.96 km/h. The previous record is from 2013, when Polish driver Jakub Przygoński managed to drift […]

The OCU messes up and organises a collective petition for compensation

The OCU messes up and organises a collective petition for compensation

The million-dollar punishment (you can re-read it here) is already assigned, but the "problem" for the brands is that this has established case law, and now the OCU, the consumer organization, is going to seek to pull it for the benefit of consumers who bought […]

Details of Ferrari's public share offering

Details of Ferrari's public share offering

To begin with, FCA will create a Dutch-based holding company with a primary listing on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) to manage Ferrari, although the firm will continue to settle its taxes as a manufacturer in Italy. A parallel secondary listing on the Milan […]

Bentley Bentayga Diesel, coming soon on your mirrors

Bentley Bentayga Diesel, coming soon on your mirrors

With a fuel consumption of "only" 7.9 l/100 km, it's the most economical in its class. Considering it weighs 2.4 tonnes in running order and with that power, it's ridiculous; a 170bhp Pathfinder 2.5 dCi gets that or more. Well, I stand corrected, it's 7.9 l/100 […]

BMW i3s: more sparkle for the Bavarian compact electric car

BMW i3s: more sparkle for the Bavarian compact electric car

The i3s can gallop at 184 mechanical horsepower, up from the 170 found in the standard i3, but the engine is the same. The power unit system has been updated and is now designed to deliver power when the engine is spinning at the top end of its rev band. In fact, […]

Caterham or Zenos, which do you choose?

Caterham or Zenos, which do you choose?

But unlike many other projects and initiatives, Zenos had many objective advantages. For starters, it is managed by a former Lotus engineer, who knows something about making passionate, cheap and logical track day cars. The rest of the team also has experience […]

The new BMW X3 is not a restyling, seriously.

The new BMW X3 is not a restyling, seriously.

In its press release, BMW claims that the original X3 gave birth to the premium mid-size SUV segment when it debuted in 2003, somewhat debatable considering what the first SUVs were according to the era, but what can't be denied is that after 1.5 million examples […]

The facelifted Fiat 500 already has prices

The facelifted Fiat 500 already has prices

At the time we had predicted a price of access to the range by 11.350€, and the truth is that we have not been very misguided. The range now starts at 11.750€ for the Pop finish with the 1.2 69 hp petrol engine, including air conditioning, power steering, all […]

Opel Astra 5p 1.6 CDTI Biturbo, from 23,900 Euros

Opel Astra 5p 1.6 CDTI Biturbo, from 23,900 Euros

The 1.6 CDTI Biturbo engine has two turbochargers that operate sequentially. At low revs it has a low inertia turbine, which is complemented by a larger turbine for higher demands. Thus, the engine doesn't have as much turbo lag, is more progressive, and can deliver […]

2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit, Even Safer

2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit, Even Safer

The manufacturer has partnered with InterMotive Inc. to develop a warning system that detects when someone is behind the vehicle while officers are inside. Law enforcement officers face many dangers on a daily basis. This system is a response to the demands of […]

Abarth 595 Competizione, the video test by Guille

Abarth 595 Competizione, the video test by Guille

The video lasts just over 13 minutes and explains everything you need to know about the Abarth 595 Competizione, the most piston-powered version of the nice Italian utility car (with permission of the 695 Biposto). Guille takes us for a drive along one of those […]

Audi Q8 Concept, the prologue of the next SUV four rings

Audi Q8 Concept, the prologue of the next SUV four rings

It is a mammoth 5.02 meters long, 3 meters long, 2.04 meters wide and 1.70 meters high. It almost has the dimensions of a SsangYong Rodius, but the prototype is a four-seater with a trunk that reaches 630 liters. Whether we like it or not, the model based on it […]

Oil light on: what to do to protect the engine?

Oil light on: what to do to protect the engine?

What does the red oil light mean? The red engine oil warning light is perhaps one of the most important lights in the entire car. This is due to the fact that without proper lubrication the engine tends to destroy itself due to the friction generated by the […]

"I don't want a diesel anymore"

"How can you buy a petrol, are you crazy?" - I'm sure this sounds familiar to more than one of you. I notice a commotion in the force. Tanker registrations are starting to fall after having reached their heyday. Petrol engines are slowly but surely regaining their […]

SUV, compact, estate or MPV? What a dilemma!

SUV, compact, estate or MPV? What a dilemma!

I'm not referring to the purchase price, but to all that is lost with respect to other cars in terms of safety, consumption, comfort, economy of use... Well, maybe there are those who buy an SUV "in case I ever need to go on a bad road", but that would be like […]

BMW X4 xDrive35i

BMW X4 xDrive35i

Two were the main criticisms that the X6 received from its clientele. The first is that they wanted a 5-seater car and although the central rear seat was symbolic, not to say useless, they wanted one. (Let's remember that in its beginnings the X6 was exclusively […]

Test drive: Fiat 500 S 1.3 MultiJet

Test drive: Fiat 500 S 1.3 MultiJet

And it is undeniable that the Cinquino has a lot of personality, but also an undeniable commercial success. Of the two million units sold since July 2007, the last half million have been sold in the last two years! Not bad for a car whose platform is not exactly […]

Jeep Cherokee 4×4 diesel 140 hp

Jeep Cherokee 4×4 diesel 140 hp

Tastes change and evolve, no doubt, but just when it might seem that after this crisis some customers might change their way of thinking and become buyers of more logical and sensible products, the SUV craze exploded. In the United States this obsession with buying […]

Blessed safe driving courses

Blessed safe driving courses

I remember that it was really hot on that asphalt esplanade, and I was practicing several things, from simple parking maneuvers to get a slalom in reverse. Every time I pulled a cone I had to put it in place, which made me wake up. There I was able to practise […]

You can now build your own Caterham by financing it in a special way.

You can now build your own Caterham by financing it in a special way.

If you're one of those dying to own one, now's your chance. Because Caterham Cars is now offering a financing plan for customers interested in financing a Seven in kit form (self-assembly). This is another of the great British and Caterham traditions: build […]

Service belt: what is it, what is it for and how much does it cost?

Service belt: what is it, what is it for and how much does it cost?

What is the utility belt? The utility belt is a belt, a full rubber belt, which transmits the movement of the drive shaft pulley to the pulleys of pumps, components and other equipment of the car. The service belt is composed of an artificial rubber often reinforced […]

The Porsche 911 R is back

The Porsche 911 R is back

In honor of the 1967 Porsche 911 R, the new R is positioned as a racing car homologated for road use. Under its belly we find the 4.0 naturally aspirated boxer six-cylinder GT3 RS, developing 500 hp at 8,250 RPM and 460 Nm at 6,250 RPM. All this power is transmitted […]

Does it make sense for manufacturers to rent cars by the minute instead of selling them?

Does it make sense for manufacturers to rent cars by the minute instead of selling them?

In 2008 Daimler launched the car2go service in the German city of Ulm, and now operates in 26 cities. The vehicles it operates are its own, either smart fortwo petrol or electric. PSA had a similar idea and set up Emov in Madrid. Now Renault is also planning to […]

Mazda intends to sell gasoline engines with 18:1 compression ratio

Mazda intends to sell gasoline engines with 18:1 compression ratio

The new century arrived, and the concern for the environment and the prices of fossil fuels made us react. On the one hand appeared the electric obsession, and on the other, the evolution of combustion engines and hybridization. The "good" thing about electric […]

Mea culpa, or the responsibility of the motoring journalist when it comes to prescribing

Mea culpa, or the responsibility of the motoring journalist when it comes to prescribing

Although it is a national sport not to take responsibility, as if we were all in kindergarten, I think it is time to admit my guilt, as an accomplice, for having recommended certain cars throughout my professional life. I say this in hindsight, where we are all […]

Hispano-Suiza brand changes owners due to inactivity

Hispano-Suiza brand changes owners due to inactivity

A little history of the company The company "La Hispano-Suiza, Fábrica de Automóviles, S. A." was founded on June 14, 1904. The president of the company was Damián Mateu, Francisco Seix the vice-president and Marc Birkigt (the Swiss part of the company) the […]

Has Volkswagen hit rock bottom and is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Has Volkswagen hit rock bottom and is there light at the end of the tunnel?

First of all, the scandal of the falsified CO2 emissions and consumption homologated with cheating has not been that big a deal. First there was talk of some 800,000 units, and they are very many, but in the end the thing has remained at 36,000 (at least, for now). […]

Renault starts preparing for the death of dCi engines

Renault starts preparing for the death of dCi engines

Reuters tells - thanks to two leakers - that before the summer there was an internal meeting in which the head of competitiveness, Thiery Bolloré, expressed deep doubts about the options of the diesel engine to survive, especially in segments B and C. This brings […]

Contact: Renault ZOE z.e. 40

Contact: Renault ZOE z.e. 40

According to the NEDC homologation, it is capable of 400 kilometers in mixed cycle, but there must be very favorable conditions, such as having dinner with Angelina Jolie and she pays the bill. In a more realistic use we are talking about 300 kilometers of range […]

A prototype to atone for Volkswagen's sins in Paris

A prototype to atone for Volkswagen's sins in Paris

The German manufacturer wants to turn the page with the smoke raised by its Euro 5 TDI engines around the world, and convince us that the future lies in a massive support for electromobility. In less than a decade they intend to sell one in four cars with electric […]

Mercedes-Benz announces new engines, including inline sixes

Mercedes-Benz announces new engines, including inline sixes

Like BMW, Mercedes-Benz has sought to maximize the similarities between different engines to save costs, only the three-cylinder engines are not part of the plan. Not only that, semi-hybrid components have been added to reduce the consumption of some engines […]

With all of you the new Alpine Vision Show Car

With all of you the new Alpine Vision Show Car

A few hours ago the Alpine Vision Show Car was presented in the Principality of Monaco. If we remember, this brand was born in 1955 and was present in the market until 1995, with real sports cars that made us sigh. Even in Spain, the FASA Renault factory produced […]

Dacia updates its range in Paris

Dacia updates its range in Paris

All of them feature, among many other things, a new, fresher front end that denotes a higher quality even in the most basic versions. The headlights are now offered with LED technology and a modernized design at the same time more elegant. The grille has also been […]

Sliding clamp? Here are the causes and what to do.

Sliding clamp? Here are the causes and what to do.

What is the clutch of the car? To understand what is meant by a slipping clutch, you must first explain what actually is the clutch. The clutch is one of the main components of the car, responsible for the separation between the engine and transmission. In […]

Winter tyre change 2020: here is the date, the obligation and the costs!

Winter tyre change 2020: here is the date, the obligation and the costs!

What is the 2020 winter tyre change? Now that summer is over and the good days are gone, the obligation to change your winter tyres is back. The winter tyre change is the annual appointment at the tyre shop where summer tyres are replaced with snow or winter […]

Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition

Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition

But they will not be the only ones. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, next Tuesday, the firm will present a limited series, under the name Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition, which will use a similar blue and white livery on the 180-horsepower 595 Competizione. At […]

Harder is not always better

Harder is not always better

But it's when engineering solutions are reduced to the interpretation of a single phrase that things start to go wrong. Many "tuners" and "neighborhood" "tuners" will sell you on the wonders of fitting "the shortest and stiffest springs possible" for your car. Worse: […]

Why not do blind tastings of cars?

Why not do blind tastings of cars?

Allow me to digress a little. I was watching "El Comidista", a space of EL PAÍS, in which several cases of having sneaked low-end or reduced-price products to alleged gourmets as if they were high-end (La prueba del postureo) are discussed, and the results are […]

"Will I be able to get my car license in 2 weeks?"

After my recent return to the academic world, I've surrounded myself again with people in that age group, 18-20 years old on average. Just like when I was that age, and when others were, we can basically distinguish three types of students: a) the nerd, who is […]

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, a new interpretation of open-air luxury.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, a new interpretation of open-air luxury.

This concept is powered by four electric motors - one for each wheel - that deliver a combined power of 750 hp. They receive energy through a battery pack capable of achieving 500 km of autonomy according to the misleading NEDC cycle. To be somewhat more realistic, […]

Volkswagen withdraws from the World Rally Championship (WRC)

Volkswagen withdraws from the World Rally Championship (WRC)

"This has been the most successful chapter in the history of the Volkswagen brand in the automotive world" - says Sven Smeets, head of Volkswagen Motorsport. "We want our realignment to contribute to the success of the Volkswagen brand. From now on we will focus […]

171 million euros in fines for a slew of car manufacturers and dealers in Spain

171 million euros in fines for a slew of car manufacturers and dealers in Spain

Now the penalty is much higher, amounting to 171 million euros, to be distributed among a lot of manufacturers and distributors, as well as consulting firms that facilitated the operation of the infringement through the exchange of sensitive strategic information. It […]

Porsche 911 R

Porsche 911 R

Later came the Cayman GT4 equipped exclusively with a manual gearbox. This limited series was intended primarily for North America and Asia, where there is not so much snobbery with the Cayman or Boxster (unlike Europe) and where they prefer their sports cars with […]

TodoRacing, a new magazine

TodoRacing, a new magazine

Although it may seem otherwise, the reality is that in this sector, the automotive press, most of us publications are on more than cordial terms with each other. As in everything, there are always some quarrels between some specific elements, but otherwise, […]

Fiat 124 Spider, from 25,900 euros

Fiat 124 Spider, from 25,900 euros

While the Mazda MX-5 is offered with both 1.5 and 2.0 SKYACTIV-G engines, both naturally aspirated, the 124 Spider is only offered with the 140 hp 1.4 MultiAir (160 hp in the US). The turbocharged engine adds weight to the package, but performance-wise it's slightly […]

Kia Optima GT, new 245 horsepower range-topper

Kia Optima GT, new 245 horsepower range-topper

Kia has no competitive diesels with this petrol engine Many are the new exclusive features that presents the GT finish of the Kia Optima, a clear example we have on the outside of the vehicle, where we find details such as a new front bumper sportier, rear bumper, […]

BMW 8 Series will come to the rescue of the 7 Series

BMW 8 Series will come to the rescue of the 7 Series

The many electronic goodies that have been included in the 7 Series are not being enough to attract buyers, and BMW is having to give in on its lucrative sales margins (they exceed 10% per car) through higher discounts. The design is very conservative - something […]

Mercedes S-Class 2017, renewed and closer to perfection

Mercedes S-Class 2017, renewed and closer to perfection

The version prior to this restyling, presented in 2013, was already one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the planet, and now with this redesign new elements are added to not lag behind in this battle with its competitors, many of the new elements […]

BMW 1 Series Sedan unveiled in China

BMW 1 Series Sedan unveiled in China

It retains most of the styling solutions of the BMW Concept Compact Sedan debuted at last year's Canton (Guangzhou) Motor Show. The press release doesn't specify whether it's front-wheel-drive or propulsion, but it's most likely to be the former. BMW's Chinese […]

Honda CR-Z says goodbye this year

Honda CR-Z says goodbye this year

The last example will leave the factory this year. For the American market there will be no 2017 model, and in Japan the Final Label Edition says it all. The CR-Z was launched in 2010 as the only "sporty" hybrid, with a six-speed manual transmission, decent power, […]

Abarth 695 Rivale: the most sophisticated scorpion of all time

Abarth 695 Rivale: the most sophisticated scorpion of all time

The new Abarth is also embellished with a double aquamarine line running 360° across the bodywork, satin chrome finish on the door handles and satin chrome trim on the rear door. Various aesthetic elements inspired by the Riva 56 Rivale yachts and the "695 Rivale" […]

Here's how Mazda G-Vectoring Control works

Here's how Mazda G-Vectoring Control works

In theory, the ideal line for a curve is to reduce speed, reach the tangential point while maintaining speed, and then accelerate smoothly. In this way, the centrifugal force disturbs the car's balance less. The GVC takes care of just that, transparently to […]

This 1M Coupe with ADV wheels only serves to remind us that we're in love with it.

This 1M Coupe with ADV wheels only serves to remind us that we're in love with it.

ADV has published a short note to show us how their ADV5.0 MV2 CS rims look on this great compact coupe. And indeed, in its 20-inch size and matte finish, they look superb. Enough to make us fall even more in love with the car in question, one of the best machines […]

Porsche 911 - 964 Carrera 2 - (USPI)

Porsche 911 - 964 Carrera 2 - (USPI)

The 964 was the first major evolution of the nine-eleven, leaving behind many of the drawbacks and problems of the first body of the model, to evolve technologically in a major way, while retaining much of the original DNA of the legendary Porsche model. It abandoned […]

Opel redefines itself with an outdated logo and a new tagline

Opel redefines itself with an outdated logo and a new tagline

From "we love we live cars" ("wir leben autos" in German) to "the future is for everyone", its new slogan. It alludes to Opel's ability to democratize engineering advances and make them available to car owners of its price range. Opel is a mid-priced manufacturer […]

The MazdaSpeed Foundation

The MazdaSpeed Foundation

And that brings us today to talk about MazdaSpeed, the racing and sports variant division of the house of Hiroshima. To trace its history we have to go back in time to the mid-sixties, and it puts us on the trail of Yojiro Terada. Terada, born in Kobe in 1947, […]

What will future motor shows be like?

What will future motor shows be like?

The classic approach to motor shows is changing fast. We are no longer talking about unavoidable appointments where not being present means that there is no media coverage. We don't need specialized journalists for that, social networks can do that job at a very […]

Volkswagen Phideon, new luxury sedan for China

Volkswagen Phideon, new luxury sedan for China

Where does the name Phideon come from? Its name is an artificial word that is synonymous with elegance and reliability. Phonetically and symbolically it derives from the term "Fides", the name of the Roman goddess of fidelity. Don't expect to see it in Europe. It […]

Volvo offers high-performance parts from Polestar for its cars.

Volvo offers high-performance parts from Polestar for its cars.

Polestar has 20 years of racing experience with the Volvo brand. Polestar's components can be aesthetic or that improve the performance of the car, under the premise of maintaining control at all times. Basically we are talking about parts for chassis, wheels, […]

Skoda Rapid and Spaceback 2017

Skoda Rapid and Spaceback 2017

The Rapid and Spaceback are located in the range of the Czech firm between the successful Fabia and Octavia. Tight exterior dimensions but with a very spacious cabin and "simply clever" solutions, two typical Skoda features that appear in all its products. The […]

Tesla Model S and Model X P100D, the world's best electric cars

Tesla Model S and Model X P100D, the world's best electric cars

Unlike those supercars, the Tesla Model S produces no emissions, fits up to seven passengers, has more trunk capacity, all-wheel drive, the largest touch screen on the market, an unrivaled electric range and so on. Oh, and why not say it, both LaFerrari and […]

DS 7 Crossback, the SUV that DS needed

DS 7 Crossback, the SUV that DS needed

The DS 7 Crossback is the first in what will quickly become a series of new DS models. A small SUV and a large saloon will be among them. It's less than two years since the PSA Group split DS into a separate third brand above Peugeot and Citroën. PSA is determined […]

The restyled Fiat 500 is driving around the surroundings of Alcalá de Henares

The restyled Fiat 500 is driving around the surroundings of Alcalá de Henares

As I have already told you on another occasion, before the end of the year the Fiat 500 will receive its last major renovation of the current generation. New front and rear light clusters plus small detail tweaks on the bumpers will serve to update an aesthetic […]

Volkswagen Polo GT Sedan becomes a reality in Russia

Volkswagen Polo GT Sedan becomes a reality in Russia

It can be chosen with a six-speed manual gearbox, or with a seven-speed DSG, always with front-wheel drive. It can be distinguished by the 16″ alloy wheels, specific front grille, "GT" badges, black roof and mirror housings, specific body kit, steering wheel […]

2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 for sale with only 34k miles on it

2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 for sale with only 34k miles on it

Buying exclusive cars for investment purposes has been common practice for some time now. Traditional safe havens for money are changing, either because the traditional ones are not so safe, or because of the emergence of new ones. The purchase of classic cars […]

Car racing is for the rich

Car racing is for the rich

During the following days the desire to race increased, and, for the umpteenth time, I tried to align the stars in an impossible way to return to sit "one last time" (there is never a last time) in a race car to dispute whatever it was... But when you try to gather […]

Spirit of Montjuïc 2015

Spirit of Montjuïc 2015

The success of the event is undoubted, as evidenced by the attendance figures of the public, which has increased by 8% compared to the last edition: 33,818 people have lived live, over the three days, this leap into the past with a very extensive program of races, […]

Contact: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Contact: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

The RAV4 Hybrid is the only SUV in its category that is not plug-in, and from a mainstream manufacturer. For a higher price, we have the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which is a plug-in hybrid. If we add more thousands of euros to the equation, we can consider the […]

Why a Prius can overturn a Brabus G500 4×4².

Why a Prius can overturn a Brabus G500 4×4².

Now let's analyse what happened. The truth is that it matters little or nothing that the Prius has 136 hp combined or that the Brabus G500 4×4² puts out 500 hp; it's as relevant a detail as the color of their bodies. What is relevant is the physics behind […]

SEAT announces a third SUV, above the Ateca

SEAT announces a third SUV, above the Ateca

After the announcement of the launch of the Arona small SUV, which will arrive in dealerships in the second half of this 2017 and will be based on the platform of the Ibiza, SEAT announces us again the launch of a new SUV. It will complete the range above the […]

Skoda unveils the Karoq, its new SUV

Skoda unveils the Karoq, its new SUV

Skoda already has its Ateca, sorry, Karoq. If we remove the specific design elements of the Skoda version, we're basically talking about the same car with SEAT badge. Externally they differ by two centimetres in length, only the Skoda has 11 litres more boot space, […]

Does your car have TPMS or inflation pressure sensors? Don't rely on it

Does your car have TPMS or inflation pressure sensors? Don't rely on it

There are two types. The most reliable is the direct TPMS, which measures the pressure in each tyre and informs the control unit, so that each wheel is monitored and a warning can be given in time for the driver to check his tyres. It can be due to an oversight […]

Speed and nostalgia in the Spirit of Jarama

Speed and nostalgia in the Spirit of Jarama

After the success of similar events such as the Espírito de Montjüic, this new event organized in the Madrid circuit wants to provide the fans with a new element to enjoy a mythical track such as Jarama. Espiritu del Jarama will bring together the Formula […]

Honda to fit Civic with a clean diesel that uses less than 4 l/100 km in the real world

Honda to fit Civic with a clean diesel that uses less than 4 l/100 km in the real world

This diesel engine will be available for the Civic exclusively in Europe and is one of the first to meet the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) standard, which is much more realistic and demanding than the NEDC. This new type-approval cycle […]

European version of the electric Chevrolet Bolt is called Opel Ampera-e

European version of the electric Chevrolet Bolt is called Opel Ampera-e

You already know that both companies, Opel and Chevrolet, belong to the large automotive group General Motor. That's why this version is not a big surprise, it has been known for some time that Opel would make its replica of the Chevrolet Bolt EV. This model that […]

Indianapolis 500 beats the Monaco GP in terms of viewership

Indianapolis 500 beats the Monaco GP in terms of viewership

The Asturian driver's presence in the North American event was followed by almost half a million viewers, 445,000 to be exact, with a 3.6% share, according to data published by La Nueva España. This means that the number of people who watched the Indianapolis […]

Dirt Rally wants to be your realistic rally simulator

Dirt Rally wants to be your realistic rally simulator

Why? Well, for starters, there's one issue that, to this day, is still unfeasible to solve for the conventional home user: The aforementioned "G-forces". When you've been a driver, or you've been out on the road consistently many times, your body gets used to various […]

This Mercedes SL500 (R129) is 20 years old, but has only done 130 kilometres.

This Mercedes SL500 (R129) is 20 years old, but has only done 130 kilometres.

Its 5.0 V8 M119 engine produces 326 hp, it doesn't seem much for the nonsense you see nowadays (the A 45 AMG gives more power with a 2.0) but it has the character and charm of an old V8, no turbo, a beautiful sound and a brutal consumption. We don't know if that […]

2019 car scrappage incentives: here are all the details

2019 car scrappage incentives: here are all the details

Incentives for scrapped cars: what are they? The average age of the Italian car fleet is 11 years, one of the highest among the larger countries of the European Union. Just think that of the 38 million cars on the road, more than a quarter (about 10 million) […]

Car Coupon: Here's the Definitive Guide (2020)

Car Coupon: Here's the Definitive Guide (2020)

What is couponing and why do it? Couponing, also called "scheduled maintenance," is nothing more than a routine check to verify that your vehicle's mechanical and electronic components are in normal condition. While not mandatory, it is advisable to do so to […]

When a BMW 135i becomes a V8-powered 1M Coupé

When a BMW 135i becomes a V8-powered 1M Coupé

Everything changes when he starts discussing possibilities with Performance Technic owner Joey Gaffey, who suggests transplanting the M3 E9X V8 under the hood into the 1 Series. That's when the madness of transforming the 135i into a 1M Coupe by using the suspension […]

New SEAT Ibiza Cupra, with 192 horsepower

New SEAT Ibiza Cupra, with 192 horsepower

Well, two weeks away from being able to see and touch it at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the VAG group firm has released the official press release of its new and long-awaited sport utility vehicle. The main novelty, as it could not be otherwise, comes from the […]

General Motors plans to sell Opel to PSA Group

General Motors plans to sell Opel to PSA Group

Let's move on to the facts. The last time Opel made a profit for General Motors was in 1999. Since then, $15 billion US dollars have been lost in this part of the world, offset by profits in the clearly more lucrative North American and Chinese markets. Moreover, […]

Mercedes meets the moose once again

Mercedes meets the moose once again

The Swedes at Teknikens Varld, famous lately for sometimes performing tests of dubious veracity, have subjected the Mercedes C350e (the plug-in hybrid version of the C-Class) to the famous moose test. The Mercedes didn't roll over, but it couldn't stay on course […]

Italdesign and Airbus bring the future closer with Pop.Up

Italdesign and Airbus bring the future closer with Pop.Up

Pop.Up can help decongest big cities by physically removing vehicles from the road, or to be more precise, removing them from the roads. Pop.Up consists of three modules: ground, capsule and air. It is a multimodal transport system, and according to the press […]

BMW M3 CS 2018: 10 units for Spain of the most exclusive M3.

BMW M3 CS 2018: 10 units for Spain of the most exclusive M3.

In the new BMW M3 CS, the powertrain boosts output to 460 hp and 600 Nm of torque. The interior door trim retains the conventional aesthetics but does not forgo the lighter weight of the BMW M3. Thanks to this, the standard sound system is high-quality Harman/Kardon. […]

Download the APP to set up your Ford Mustang

Download the APP to set up your Ford Mustang

The brands, aware of this, are taking more and more care of the concept of the virtual configurator, and in highly customizable cars, like the Ford Mustang that concerns us, things reach really curious extremes. If you have iOS or Android on your mobile device […]

The Rocket Bunny logo is that of a condom brand.

The Rocket Bunny logo is that of a condom brand.

But what I hadn't noticed, and maybe you haven't either, is that their logo is... it's that of a condom brand. While documenting for the Mazda special, we came across several photos of the RX-3 and other heavy artillery of the Japanese touring car championship, […]

Classic Mini comes back to life as a new model

Classic Mini comes back to life as a new model

Mini Remastered by David Brown is made from scratch with handcrafted procedures and new sheet steel. The original four-cylinder, 1275cc engines have been reconditioned to give 50% more power, although they retain the eight valves and emissions are not up to date. […]

The new Renault Mégane diesel hybrid is due in 2017

The new Renault Mégane diesel hybrid is due in 2017

According to the publication La Tribuna de Automoción, which has gathered sources from the sector, the French manufacturer has commissioned the Valladolid work centre to assemble the batteries that would supposedly be fitted in the hybrid-diesel version of the […]

2017 Subaru Impreza

2017 Subaru Impreza

The 2017 Subaru Impreza will be the first model to use the new Subaru Global Platform (SGP), on which future models of the brand will be mounted, including SUVs, and that can accommodate both combustion engines and hybrid and electric. With the new platform has […]

Alfa Romeo Stelvio, unveiled in Los Angeles as Quadrifoglio verde

Alfa Romeo Stelvio, unveiled in Los Angeles as Quadrifoglio verde

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is named after the highest mountain pass in Italy (the second highest in Europe) and legendary for the 20-kilometre road that runs through it. It has more than 75 curves, breathtaking views and a rapid and intoxicating variation in altitude […]

Self-rotating water pump symptoms: what are they and what to do?

Self-rotating water pump symptoms: what are they and what to do?

What is the car water pump? The car water pump is a fundamental component of every car. Its task is to circulate the coolant, often simple water, within its circuit. The car engine reaches very high temperatures, often around 90° C, during daily operation. […]

Audi e-tron quattro concept, previewing the electric Q6

Audi e-tron quattro concept, previewing the electric Q6

This is the "e-tron quattro concept", a very faithful advance to the production car that we will see in a few years in Audi dealerships in the form of fully electric SUV, probably with the name of Q6 e-tron. In fact, the Ingolstadt firm itself in the press release […]

SEAT opens orders for the new Ibiza

SEAT opens orders for the new Ibiza

The fifth generation Ibiza will be the first Volkswagen Group vehicle to incorporate the MQB A0 platform, intended for the group's B-segment models, and which will be the basis for the future Polo, Fabia and the future SEAT Arona SUV. It will have four equipment […]

Death of Johanna Quandt, majority shareholder of BMW

Death of Johanna Quandt, majority shareholder of BMW

Johanna Quandt was the third wife of Herbert Quandt, the industrialist who saved BMW from collapse after World War II. On Herbert Quandt's death in 1982, she inherited 16.7% of BMW shares. Johanna Quandt and her two sons owned a total of 46.8% of BMW. Her death […]

Brand websites under scrutiny: PSA Peugeot Citroën

Brand websites under scrutiny: PSA Peugeot Citroën

There are almost as many website approaches as there are manufacturers; regardless of the creativity used, the objectives are different for generalist, premium and luxury brands. However, there are a number of common characteristics and features that make it possible […]

New car buyers are getting older and older

New car buyers are getting older and older

SEAT itself now speaks highly of its change of direction with a product more and better aimed "towards families" and abandoning its dynamic focus. But fifteen years ago things were not like that. SEAT made cars for a different, younger age group and made money […]

Particulate filters are coming to petrol cars in 2017

Particulate filters are coming to petrol cars in 2017

These filters are responsible for accumulating the particles that have a certain size, until they reach the point of frying them with a lot of heat, and thus convert them into more innocuous gases. Diesel engines tend to emit a lot of particles, but so do direct […]

Test drive: Hyundai i30 Turbo

Test drive: Hyundai i30 Turbo

A few years ago, when a car had the "Turbo" badge or designation, it was seen with a little more respect. Today that has already lost much value, as now even the 1.0 go with turbo, and it is no longer such a differential character. This time, I present the Hyundai […]

Peugeot Instinct Concept, now official

Peugeot Instinct Concept, now official

The Instinct Concept is a timeless shooting brake that is powered by a combined 300 hp plug-in hybrid engine with four-wheel drive. It is likely to have a front combustion engine and a rear axle powered by electricity, but no details have been given. All in all, […]

Go retro: 1980 SEAT Panda advert

Go retro: 1980 SEAT Panda advert

A car "for everything" and "for all budgets". The concept was imported as is to Spain, where SEAT produced it for more than a decade, first as the Panda, then as the Marbella. Re-discovering the promotional video of the car in its origins was a pleasant surprise […]

Honda previews future electric car with retro design

Honda previews future electric car with retro design

The Honda EV Urban Concept is 100 mm shorter than the Honda Jazz, so it will stand at around 3.9 metres, larger than the early 1970s Civic. Being all-electric, it can play with classic proportions while maintaining an adequate level of occupant protection. On […]

Jaguar Land Rover opens new headquarters to restore its classics

Jaguar Land Rover opens new headquarters to restore its classics

Over 500 landmark JLR cars reside in the purpose-built 14,000 square metre facility, in what the company describes as a "living assembly of British motoring history". The intention is not to keep these gems stationary in this new centre, but we are already being […]