It took a while, but in-car infotainment and technology is finally grabbing some of the spotlight at the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) in Toronto. The auto show circuit that traverses the world has almost always focused on design and engineering, making it a heavenly showcase for gearheads interested in the inner workings under the hood. Now, tech is getting some attention, and Canada seems to be on the road map. Driver assist features, like lane guidance, parking assist and other senso...
The new River City Collision Centre (just east of River City Ford at 3636 Portage Ave.) opened for business in mid-December. According to Vern Barker, the dealership’s manager of fixed … Cam MacIver and his staff have given away their final bottle of mustard.On Jan. 1, after several months of negotiations, MacIver turned over the keys for the roughly 65-year-old Ford … Birchwood Collision Centre stands head and shoulders above the competition as far as BMW Canada is concerned. In mid-Dec...
In mid January Baku City Circuit (BCC) team visited Birmingham, England where the newest circuit on the F1 calendar made its first appearance at the internationally renowned Autosport International car racing show at the NEC Arena. Held on January 12-15, Autosport International is Europe's largest indoor pre-season motorsport event and this year was celebrating its 27th anniversary. The annual event once again featured the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering techn...
Cam MacIver and his staff have given away their final bottle of mustard.On Jan. 1, after several months of negotiations, MacIver turned over the keys for the roughly 65-year-old Ford … Birchwood Collision Centre stands head and shoulders above the competition as far as BMW Canada is concerned. In mid-December, the European luxury auto manufacturer presented the Pointe West Autopark collision … Nott Autocorp, Manitoba’s premier luxury used car dealer, is looking forward to celebrating its...
Baku City Circuit debuts its stand at the internationally renowned Autosport International car racing show at the NEC Arena in England. Taking place over the course of 4 days from January 12th to 15th, Autosport International is Europe's largest indoor pre-season motorsport event and will be celebrating its 27th anniversary this year when it will once again feature the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering technology, alongside cars and exhibitors from every level of ...
Baku City Circuit (BCC) will this weekend debut its stand at the internationally renowned Autosport International car racing show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England. The four-day Autosport International is Europe's largest indoor pre-season motorsport event and will be celebrating its 27th anniversary this year when it will once again feature the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering technology, alongside cars and exhibitors from every level of motor racing. Cu...
The latest IndyCar deal is all about family business. On Thursday it was announced that Colton Herta, the son of Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Bryan Herta, would join Andretti Autosport’s team in the Indy Lights junior series for 2017. Bryan Herta is part of Andretti Autosport as the the co-owner of the No. 98 Andretti-Herta Autosport entry driven by Alexander Rossi. Making this even more interesting is that Colton Herta’s car will be backed by a third famous family: the Steinbrenners,...
The 5: Craig Sager’s heroic fight against cancer and the improbable year of 2016 by Wes Goldberg The latest IndyCar deal is all about family business. On Thursday it was announced that Colton Herta, the son of Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Bryan Herta, would join Andretti Autosport’s team in the Indy Lights junior series for 2017. Bryan Herta is part of Andretti Autosport as the the co-owner of the No. 98 Andretti-Herta Autosport entry driven by Alexander Rossi. Making this even more ...
Ford Motor Co. said on Thursday it expects lower earnings per share in the first quarter and lower pretax profit in 2017 due to higher spending on commodities, warranties and investments, and a drop in sales volumes especially fleet sales. Ford shares were down nearly 1% at $11.66 in late morning trading after the announcement, which preceded an investor presentation by the company’s chief financial officer Bob Shanks. The presentation comes as the U.S. auto industry continues to see cars ...
Chinese automaker Chery Automobile has filed a complaint with the country’s trademark regulator over Mercedes-Benz’s use of the “EQ” name for a line of green-energy vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the Daimler AG ddaif unit in the world’s largest electric car market. A Chery spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that the automaker had filed a complaint with the Trademark Office of the State Administration for In...
China’s Geely Automobile Holdings posted its biggest profit growth in eight years on Wednesday, as improved product design and engineering following its 2010 purchase of Sweden’s Volvo helped propel it to record sales. Geely, which also owns the maker of London’s black cabs, has already forecast a 31% jump in sales for the current year as affordable models introduced after the Volvo acquisition, such as its GC9 sedan and Boyue sport-utility vehicle, exceed initial estimates. Lo...
BMW will showcase its latest model line-up featuring the BMW iPerformance family of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles at the 2017 New York International Auto Show taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. BMW iPerformance, BMW’s plug-in hybrid models, apply eDrive technology from BMW i (BMW’s brand that emphasizes sustainability in visionary vehicle concepts and technologies) to the BMW core brand via the technical expertise regarding electric motors, battery cells, and electroni...
This isn’t a very comprehensive build. While the Silverstone Metallic BMW F86 X6 M featured here is only lowered, this project is a clear-cut example how even a small aftermarket upgrade can add so much visual drama. All of the work was done by the professionals at European Auto Source, giving the owner a peace of mind due to the high-quality of work they provide. Additionally, there aren’t many owners that wont return to the tuner for some additional aftermarket touches later on. ...
While not surprising at all, the sheer fact that the owner of this Mineral Gray BMW M3 took his vehicle to get modded straight from the dealer – is impressive. When the customer received his M3, the paperwork was done, car ready, the first trip they took was to European Auto Source. First, the owner decided to give his vehicle more power and a better sound. The BMW F80 M3 is powered by a 3.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine delivering 425 horsepower and maximum of 550 Nm torque. When equi...
Tesla was aiming for a $1 billion cash injection through the sale of common stock and convertible debt. The electric automaker and sustainable energy company ended up raising 20% more than it planned. Tesla raised about $1.2 billion--about $350 million in common shares and $850 million in convertible debt, according to two Securities and Exchange Commission filings Friday. Tesla sold more than 1.3 million common shares for $262 each. It sold $850 million worth of convertible senior notes, or deb...
German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Deutschlandfunk radio on Friday that Germany could file a suit against U.S. President Donald Trump over a proposed border tax. Trump has warned that the United States will impose a border tax of 35% on cars that German carmaker BMW bmwyy plans to build at a new plant in Mexico and export to the U.S. market. Asked how Germany would react to the proposed tax, Zypries said it was very difficult because it was p...
The results of six-month federal investigation into a fatal accident involving a Tesla has prompted at least one car insurance company to offer a discount to drivers who use the automaker’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system. Root, an Ohio-based car insurance startup, introduced a program this month that gives Tesla owners a discount if their electric vehicles are equipped with Autopilot. The program was borne out of an investigation by U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wh...
Ford Motor’s f luxury unit Lincoln plans to produce luxury SUVs in China by late 2019, as it steps up its move into the world’s largest auto market and aims to catch up with German and U.S. rivals who already manufacture in the Asian nation. The plan is to build an all-new sports utility vehicle (SUV) to suit Chinese tastes, Lincoln China said in a statement. Ford plans to use an existing assembly plant it jointly operates with Chongqing Changa...
The 2017 Geneva Motor Show has come and gone, showing several new and interesting cars and concepts. It was a good glimpse into the future of the auto industry, as we saw plenty of designs and technologies that will shape the future of several brands. In this new video from Carwow, we get a good look at the Geneva Motor Show and some of the best cars from it. Before Carwow’s Mat Watson got to the show, he actually had to deal with some pretty rough winter weather and wasn’t sure if h...
The BMW M3 ZCP can be considered a complete car, right out of the box. The BMW M3 Competition Package doesn’t improve the performance department on a large scale, but it does give the sporty coupe a decent boost. The performance boost results in, a rather small, but interesting, power upgrade which brings the total power to 444 horsepower (450 hp in Europe). It also comes along with an Adaptive M Suspension – which has been extensively tuned to the enhanced performance and handling ...