2019 Skoda Superb Facelift Spied With Minimal Camouflage

Skoda’s flagship is getting a subtle refresh to avoid a midlife crisis.

With the best-selling Octavia getting a hugely controversial split headlight design for its facelift, we were afraid the same thing would happen with Skoda’s range topper. That’s not going to be the case taking into consideration these fresh spy images are showing a barely camouflaged prototype of the Volkswagen Passat’s Czech brother with one-piece clusters. The look of the headlights has changed and that’s primarily because these have transitioned from a xenon setup to a full-LED arrangement. Finally. Read More

Matt Prior: unity is an odd concept

Is it me, or has 2019 arrived sounding a reconciliatory tone? 

I don’t think it’s unfair to say that 2018 was ‘a bit fighty’, but the new year’s newspaper opinion columns, at least, seem to me to have a more sympathetic, understanding lilt to them; as if we are all, whether we like it or not, bloodied pugilists who, tired and broken, look across from our prone positions on the mat and think: ‘Didn’t we used to like each other? Didn’t we used to have more dignity in our discussions? Honestly, what’s the point of all this?’  Read More

Mary Barra Says GM Has Never Replaced A Chevy Volt Or Bolt Battery Pack

Mary Barra talks plant closures, autonomy and electric vehicles.

On Wednesday, General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra sat down with KC Crane for an interview at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. GM had been taking a lot of heat in recent weeks over their decision to idle 4 U.S. plants and discontinue several low selling vehicles.

All plants are set for closure following negotiations with the United Automobile Workers union. Among the models cut was the popular Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid. Barra used the interview to address the plant closures. She also laid out more of her vision for the future of electric and autonomous vehicle development. Read More

Rare Rolls-Royces from Last Century Shine Again at the RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction

No longstanding automaker has undergone as stark a shift in identity as Rolls-Royce. In the beginning, with its Silver Ghost, the esteemed British motorcar company broke world records for non-stop drives—it traversed more than 14,000 miles driving back and forth from London to Glasgow 27 times. By the middle of the 20th century, however, Rolls-Royce’s grand tourers—through a long-standing relationship with Great Britain’s royal family—had a well-earned reputation for being stately automobiles where the chauffeured passenger was the primary focus. Read More

BaT Auction: 1988 BMW 535i 5-Speed

This 1988 BMW 535i is finished in Bronzit Beige Metallic over a Llama tan leather interior and shows just under 85k miles. The car previously resided in California before coming to Georgia with the previous owner in 2014. The current owner acquired the car via a BAT auction in 2017 and has added approximately 500 miles since bringing it back to California. The car is powered by a 3.4L inline-six backed by a 5-speed manual transmission, and is equipped with Euro bumpers and front spoiler, 17″ Style 5 wheels, reupholstered sport seats, and more. This 535i is offered with records since 1993, the owner’s manual and factory booklets, trophies, a clean Carfax, and a clear California title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

This 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG shows just over 35,500 miles and is powered by a supercharged 5.5-liter V8 paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes dual-zone climate control, heated seats, COMAND infotainment, Bose premium sound, and more. The car is finished in black over gray leather and has been modified with 20″ Lorinser LM5 wheels and a rear deck lid spoiler. Recent servicing included installing a new battery and changing the engine oil. This R230 is now being offered by the selling dealer in Texas with the owner’s manual, a clean Carfax report, a recent PPI, and a clean Oklahoma title. Read More

BaT Auction: S52-Powered 1987 BMW 325is Track Car

This 1987 325is was converted into a track car seven years ago and is powered by a modified 3.2-liter S52 inline-six paired with a ZF 5-speed manual transmission from an E36 M3. The car was acquired three years ago by the seller, and additional modifications include a 4.10 limited-slip differential, Turner Motorsports suspension, an APR carbon fiber wing, AP Racing big brake kit, Autopower roll cage, Kosei wheels, and more. Recent service included a new clutch, transmission mount, alignment, and inspection. Now showing 139k miles, this E30 is reported to pass NASA tech inspection but also remains street legal in Arizona. The sale includes spare parts, service records back to new, the original window sticker, factory manuals, and a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1965 Sunbeam Tiger

This 1965 Sunbeam Tiger is a Mark I example powered by a 260ci V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and finished in Carnival Red with over a black vinyl interior. The car reportedly remained in Northern California until being relocated to Arizona in 2002, and was purchased by its current owner eight years ago. Modifications include a Moto-Lita steering wheel, Carrera 3-way adjustable shocks, an Edelbrock F4B high-rise aluminum intake manifold, a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, aluminum valve covers, Pertronix ignition, and a Derale 6-blade aluminum fan. Maintenance in the last year consisted of a carburetor rebuild as well as a new fan switch, starter, oil pan gasket, cooling hoses, engine and transmission mounts, clutch cylinders, and seat covers. This Tiger is offered by the seller on behalf of its owner with partial records, spares, and a clean Washington State title in the owner’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

This 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL was sold new by Columbia Motors of Kennewick, Washington and shows 55k miles after two years with its current owner. The car is finished in metallic blue with a matching hardtop over a tan interior and powered by a 5.6-liter V8 backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission. Features include a limited-slip differential, a Becker Grand Prix radio, Gullideckel wheels, chrome mirror housings, and wood trim. This R107 is offered on consignment by the selling dealer with manuals, a data plate, tools, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title. Read More

BaT Auction: 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Coupe 4-Speed

This 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220SE coupe is finished in white over black leather and powered by a numbers-matching 2.2-liter inline-six linked with a floor-shifted 4-speed manual transmission. The car has reportedly spent many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and retains a set of 6-digit blue California license plates. Approximately 200 miles have been added since the seller’s acquisition six months ago, and a recent service included a new fuel pump, battery, and brake fluid as well as a rebuilt starter. This W111 coupe is offered with partial records, a data card, and a clean California title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 2003 BMW M5

This 2003 BMW M5 was purchased new at Global BMW in Atlanta, Georgia, where it remained until the seller acquired it from the original owner in 2005. The car is finished in Titan Silver Metallic over a black full leather interior, and features include wood interior accents, navigation, heated seats, and xenon headlights. The car has reportedly been serviced by Global BMW since new, and a January 2019 service included the installation of a new clutch, flywheel, and rear main seal. This E39 M5 shows 74k miles and is offered with service records, owner’s books, a clean Carfax, and a clean Georgia title in the seller’s name. Read More

Rivian CEO: R1T & R1S Are Best Driving Truck & SUV In The World

The hardest part of being a carmaker awaits Rivian. Actually making automobiles

For Rivian, it’s been an exciting year. After all, the automotive startup revealed two rather interesting models: a battery-electric concept pickup and full-size SUV. However, with orders on the books, Rivian is now faced with the hardest part of becoming a full-fledged car maker. That would be actually building the ordered vehicles. Read More

BaT Auction: 1972 Jeep Commando

This 1972 Jeep Commando was acquired by the seller 12 months ago from his brother, with whom it had reportedly spent the previous 15 years. The truck features a removable factory hardtop and is powered by a 304ci V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission and 2-speed transfer case. An Edelbrock intake and carburetor have been added, though the stock items are included in the sale. This C104 is offered with a fuel can and holder, spare parts, and a clean California title in the seller’s name. Read More

2020 BMW Z4 Coupe Fan Rendering Predicts The Inevitable

There’s no small amount of irony present in this render.

The first new Toyota Supra in nearly 20 years debuted earlier this week. We’ve been quietly observing reactions to the new car through social media, and we’ll just say it’s been interesting. Of course, it’s no secret Toyota built the new Supra through a partnership with BMW that also gave us the Z4 Roadster back in August. The Supra’s bones are German, and the interior is strikingly reminiscent of the BMW as well. The body, however, is all Toyota, but now this fresh fan rendering from Kleber Silva at Bēhance.net gives us a look at what many people are already thinking for the future BMW Z4 coupe. Read More

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 1987 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet

This 1987 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 cabriolet shows just over 16k miles and is finished in white over a matching white leather interior. Power comes from a mid-mounted transverse 3.2-liter V8 paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and the selling dealer believes the black soft top to have been replaced and the interior upholstery refurbished. This Mondial is offered in Georgia with an accident-free Carfax report and a clean Arizona title. Read More

BaT Auction: 1993 Volkswagen Multivan T4 Syncro 5-Speed

This 1993 Volkswagen Multivan was acquired by the seller in Europe just over a year ago and then imported into the US in 2018. A 2.5L inline-five sends power all four wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission, and modifications include a GoWesty lift kit, window tint, and a front bumper guard with auxiliary lights. The seller recently had a VW specialist perform an oil change and install new spark plugs. Now showing 185k kilometers (~115k miles), this 4×4 Multivan is being offered with recent records, importation documents, and a Pennsylvania title. Read More

BaT Auction: 2000 BMW 540i 6-Speed

This 2000 BMW 540i was purchased new in Decatur, Georgia finished in a special-order bright red over a black leather interior. The seller and his friend recently acquired the car from the original owner, who reportedly kept the car as part of a collection. Power is from a 4.4-liter V8 paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, and factory equipment includes M-Sport suspension, xenon headlights, sport seats, fog lights, and Dynamic Stability Control. The odometer now shows 55k miles, and recent service work included an oil change along with a new drive belt, camshaft position sensor, and air filter. This E39 is now being offered with service records, an owner’s manual, three keys, and a clean Georgia title. Read More

Audi TT Roadster 45 TFSI S line quattro 2019 UK review

The cabin is your usual Audi fare, which is to say refined and well appointed. All models get heated seats and climate controls stealthily incorporated in the air vents themselves, and our S line car has uprated sports seats.

Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is still the star here, making the cockpit feel that little bit more driver-focused. The entirely digital instrument binnacle is as customisable as ever, and it takes only a few journeys to adjust to the oversized dial and on-wheel buttons you control it with. It plays nicely with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, too. The optional Technology pack is worth having, because it adds navigation, Audi Connect online services and wireless smartphone charging. Read More

Next Volvo V40 Could Become A Coupe-Like Crossover

The company is seeking a “creative” solution to boost V40 sales without impeding on the XC40’s territory.

The Volvo V40’s days appear to be numbered. The small hatchback will likely step aside for a revamped model with slightly more ground clearance, and if that sounds like the V40 Cross Country, you’re not wrong. But the evolution goes beyond the current hatchback to something more in tune with a coupe-shaped crossover, though Volvo is reportedly stopping short of saying the V40 will be replaced outright. Read More

BaT Auction: Porsche 356 Engine

This 1.6L flat-four came out of a 1959 Porsche 356A and was acquired by the seller a couple months ago from 356 restorer and racer Rod Emory. The engine was received in exchange for the seller’s 1956 Volkswagen Beetle Baja Bug, which reportedly reminded Emory of his father’s creations. The assembled engine ran before being removed from the car and includes Zenith carburetors, a flywheel, and an Abarth exhaust. This 356 powerplant is now being offered in Woodland Hills, California. Read More

Ford’s First Pre-Production Hardtop Mustang Will Star at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction

After more than half a century and 10 million examples built, the Ford Mustang is still going strong, both as a contemporary production vehicle and as a collectable automobile. On the latter topic, Barrett-Jackson has played a pivotal role in that story. In 2006, for example, the company sold a 1968 Ford Mustang 428 CJ Fastback for $522,500 only to surpass that amount the following year when it hammered down a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback for $605,000. Read More

BaT Auction: 1966 Norton N15CS

This 1966 Norton N15CS is a matching-numbers example that was purchased 30 years ago as an unfinished project and gradually refurbished back to stock condition by the seller. Powered by a 745cc parallel twin with a 4-speed transmission, the bike features a rebuilt engine bored .20 over with sleeved carburetors and a rebuilt magneto. New fork tubes, fenders, shocks, chain guard, and the seat were sourced from marque specialists Walridge Motors. This N15CS is offered with copies of the service manual, parts manual, and a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1975 Triumph TR6 w/ Overdrive

This 1975 Triumph TR6 is powered by a 2.5L straight-six mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox with factory overdrive. The previous owner reportedly commissioned a restoration in 2017 which included a repaint in Valencia Blue and interior refresh, as well as rebuilds of the engine, gearbox, and rear differential. Other work included replacing various suspension components, installing a new brake master cylinder, and more as detailed in the listing. This TR6 is now offered by the selling dealer with a clean Ohio title. Read More

Post Malone’s New VelociRaptor Shows Why 2019 Will Be the Year of the 6×6

Why settle for two axles when three is far more eye-catching? A slew of new 6x6s are hitting the streets and driveways everywhere, but a few of the more notable ones have gone to Post Malone and EDM DJ Marshmallo. Forget hella cool; these beasts are hexa cool.

Back in October, pop rapper Post Malone shared a picture of himself and John Hennessey, of Hennessey Performance fame, lending speculation that a collaboration was afoot. Sure enough, Malone received delivery of a stunner of a Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 just before the holidays. Read More

BLACK BOOK AND THE APPRAISAL LANE TEAM UP TO GIVE CONSUMERS THE TRADE-IN EXPERIENCE THEY REALLY WANT

Learn What Kills a Deal and Why?

strong>How New Platform from The Appraisal Lane Solves the Customer Vehicle Valuation Problem

The Appraisal Lane team utilizes Black Book valuation data in conjunction with market insights and deep appraisal knowledge across all makes and models to assess each used vehicle on its own merit and provides consumers with the best possible cash offer. Read More

Will Ford challenge the Ram Power Wagon with its own heavy-duty off-roader?

Ram has been gaining popularity with off-roaders thanks to its heavy-duty Power Wagon, which is, as of right now, unrivalled in its segment.

But that could be changing.

Ford has been watching Ram have its three-quarter-ton cake and eat it, too, and now it wants in on the feast.

It’s just hot gossip at this point, but AutoGuide has pointed out much of the language used by Ford’s president of global markets, Jim Farley, at the Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit this week could be interpreted as suggestive of plans to offer a Ford competitor to the Power Wagon.

“Everyone loves the Raptor,” Farley said. “With the new Super Duty, we got another new version that no one’s ever seen; not a Raptor, but something different.”

Hmmm. Something different, eh? Perhaps something around a three-quarter-ton with similar off-road capabilities to the latest Raptor?

The Raptor has owned the half-ton off-road truck market pretty handily since it was launched in 2010 and renewed in 2017, but Ram recently announced it would roll into the segment with its own off-road-ready offering, the supercharged TRX. Read More

BaT Auction: 1961 Porsche Junior Tractor

This 1961 Porsche Junior is said to have been refurbished in Germany approximately two years ago, and was imported from Holland to the US by the selling dealer in 2018. The tractor is powered by an 822cc single-cylinder diesel engine and equipped with a dual-range 3-speed epicyclic transmission, dual power take-offs, a 3-point hitch, and a sickle bar mower. This Junior is offered with 1961 German registration paperwork, importation documents, and a Georgia bill of sale. Read More

Nissan Altima-te AWD Proves Anything With Tracks Is Cool

Go anywhere, and take the entire family with you.

Do not attempt to adjust your screen, be it a mobile phone, tablet, or whopping big desktop monitor. Also, we apologize if, in the process of discovering this feature, you let slip an involuntary noise which garnered unwanted attention at work. We are duty-bound to present this sort of thing, because it’s not every day an automaker bolts ginormous tracks to plebian production vehicles. That is, unless the automaker is Nissan. Read More

Nissan Altima-te AWD Proves Anything With Tracks Is Cool

Go anywhere, and take the entire family with you.

Do not attempt to adjust your screen, be it a mobile phone, tablet, or whopping big desktop monitor. Also, we apologize if, in the process of discovering this feature, you let slip an involuntary noise which garnered unwanted attention at work. We are duty-bound to present this sort of thing, because it’s not every day an automaker bolts ginormous tracks to plebian production vehicles. That is, unless the automaker is Nissan. Read More

Honda and Toyota partner up to build hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Montreal

Honda and Toyota have teamed up to power Montreal with hydrogen fuel-cell infrastructure, marking the next step in their vision to lower greenhouse gasses by 2030.

Both Japanese manufacturers currently sell a hydrogen-electric vehicle, Honda the Clarity and Toyota the Mirai.

One of the biggest criticisms of hydrogen vehicles is the lack of refuelling infrastructure, which limits the distance a vehicle can drive. Read More

BaT Auction: 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

This 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser has been with the seller for four years and has undergone modifications at Custom Cruisers FJ40 in Gilroy, California, including the installation of a 2F engine from a later-model Land Cruiser, power steering and disc brakes, and a 2″ lift. The truck retains a 3-speed manual transmission with a 2-speed transfer case, and wears aftermarket wheels with larger-than-stock all-terrain tires. A new fuel tank was installed in July 2018. This FJ40 is offered with recent records and a clean California title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT Spyder VR4

This 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT Spyder VR4 shows just under 16k miles and is one of 1,034 hardtop convertibles built by ASC for Mitsubishi in 1995 and 1996. This example is finished in Sable Black with Ivory leather and equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 sending power to all four wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. According to the seller, a 60k-mile service was conducted two years ago and included a new timing belt, water pump, crank pulley, and more. Fresh tires were recently installed. This 3000 GT is offered with a Carfax report, two keys, factory books, and transferable Connecticut registration. Read More

‘Gran Turismo Sport’ and ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ each get a batch of new cars

Nissan’s ‘altima-te’ Altima swaps its wheels for truck tracks

What is it? A really neat way for Nissan Canada’s marketing department to highlight the fact that, for the first time in its history, the Altima is available with all-wheel-drive. In fact, all Canadian-bound Altimas drive all four wheels.

Why does it matter? “With the scarcity in the market of all-wheel drive configurations available on sedans, we wanted to make a statement to customers,” says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada. “The Altima-te AWD sends a clear message to the market – our new Altima has the ability to conquer the harshest weather environments with the added confidence provided by standard Nissan Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.” Read More

Kia and Mazda scoop up multiple AJAC Canadian Car of the Year awards

Mazda, Kia and about a half-dozen other automakers took home category wins in the contest for Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility of the Year mid-January, ahead of the overall winner of both titles being announced in mid-February.

The 12 cars were selected from a pool of 55 new-for-2019 vehicles by close to 70 members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and the awards they’d earned were handed to their manufacturers January 17 at the Montreal International Auto Show. Read More

BaT Auction: 454-Powered 1974 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne Super at No Reserve

This 1974 Chevrolet C10 is a long-bed Fleetside pickup powered by a replacement 454ci V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission and finished in Moss Olive and White over green. Factory options include the Cheyenne Super equipment package, drip moldings, heavy duty brakes, and more as documented on a build sheet in the glovebox. Modifications consist of a custom headliner and seat upholstery, aftermarket headers and exhaust, and a 6″ suspension lowering kit. This C10 is offered by the selling dealer at no reserve with owner’s materials and a clean Kansas title. Read More

Join Autoblog editors for a full video tour of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 North American International Auto Show might have been a little more quiet than past years, but there were still some pretty major reveals, including the Toyota Supra, new Ford Explorer, Shelby GT500, Subaru WRX STI S209 and Kia Telluride. We also saw some lovely concepts like the Nissan IMs and Lexus LC Convertible. Senior Editor Alex Kierstein, Consumer Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski and Senior Green Editor John Beltz Snyder join me, Associate Editor Reese Counts — with Social Media Manager Michael Dylan Ferrara behind the camera — on a long walk through the show. We discuss cars, poke around the stands, dress a bloody wound and answer your questions in the Facebook comments. Read More

BaT Auction: 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet at No Reserve

This 1990 Porsche 944 S2 is a black-on-black cabriolet that is powered by 3.0-liter DOHC inline-four paired with a rear mounted 5-speed manual transaxle. Factory equipment includes 8-way power adjustable seats, cruise control, air conditioning, and ABS. The seller acquired the car two years ago following a period of storage in a Washington State collection, and has since added Porsche 993 Cup II wheels, spacers, new speakers, and more. Now showing 132k miles, this 944 is offered with an owner’s manual, two sets of keys, top and car covers, service records dating to the 1990s, a Carfax report, and a clean Oregon title in the seller’s name. Read More

Will the Subaru BRZ Survive If Toyota Nixes the 86?

News of the Toyota Supra’s four-cylinder engine, currently relegated to the Japanese market, bolstered media assumptions that the base model could eventually replace the 86 coupe in North America. While that’s a bit of a stretch, especially considering The Japan Times says a second-generation 86 is rumored to in the works for 2021, sales of the model sank nearly 40 percent in the United States last year. Toyota has also suggested it is considering paring its North American lineup. Read More

Abt's 523-HP Audi RS4 Avant Looks Like Perfect Snowmobile

For a meaner look, Abt adds lots of carbon fiber trim, too.

Abt specializes is tuning Volkswagen Group’s vehicles, and it’s now showing off work to make the Audi RS4 Avant an even more powerful way to haul the family. The firm’s new RS4+ is limited to a run of just 50 examples, and deliveries begin in March. Plus, the company provided some amazing photos of this Misano Red wagon enjoying a winter landscape. Read More

2019 Nissan Altima becomes the Altimate AWD by adding tracks

For its redesign, the 2019 Nissan Altima got the option of all-wheel drive on its naturally aspirated variant. The addition was surely welcome to customers and dealers in northern states, but even more so in Canada where all Altimas there get the feature as standard equipment. So it’s not surprising that Nissan of Canada decided to highlight it by putting tracks on an all-wheel-drive Altima.

A shop in Quebec called Motorsports in Action built the car. The car was lifted three inches between subframe and suspension modifications. The shop put the car on Dominator tracks from American Track Truck and created custom fender flares that add 14 inches of width to the body. It has a clever nickname, too: Altimate AWD. This isn’t the first tracked Nissan, though. The company also created a Murano, Rogue and Pathfinder with tracks a few years ago. Read More

Test Drive: 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4×4 Double Cab in VooDoo Blue

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4×4 Double Cab

Class: Compact Pickup Truck

Miles Driven: 488

Fuel Used: 28.2 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 17.3 mpg

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort B
Power and Performance B+
Fit and Finish B-
Fuel Economy B-
Value B-
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy C
Tall Guy B-

Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 18/22/20 (city, highway, combined)

Base price: $45,365 (not including $1045 destination charge) Read More

Three Upcoming Electric Cars That Might Not Be On Your EV Radar

Don’t look now. But Mazda, Jeep, and Subaru have EVs in the works.

We know which companies are leading the electric car revolution. Yadda, yadda. But if you want to know when the EV tipping point is approaching, keep your eyes on the EV laggards. It’ll indeed be a new day for vehicle emissions when every single dealership showroom in America has a pure EV model for sale. Read More

BaT Auction: 44k-Mile 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 6-Speed

This 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera shows 44k miles and is finished in black over Savannah Beige leather. The car was originally purchased in Iowa and spent the majority of its life in New York and Minnesota. Power is provided by a 3.4-liter flat-six mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle, and the IMS bearing, clutch, pressure plate, and cam seals were replaced by the selling dealer two months ago. This 996 is now being offered for sale with partial records, original manuals, one key, a clean Carfax report, and a clear New York title. Read More

2020 BMW M3 and M4 will allegedly get all-wheel drive, retain manual option

We just got a taste of the entirely new 2019 BMW 3 Series, but a new report from Car says the redesigned M3 and M4 are coming to the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. Not only do we know when we’ll see them, but powertrain details were mentioned, too.

According to the report, both the M3 and M4 will be available in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Hold your gasps, because the all-wheel-drive system is supposed to be the same as in the M5 that lets you drive it in rear-wheel-drive-only mode. It’s good to hear you’ll be able to option the car as rear-drive only from the factory still, though. Read More

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