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Alpina BMW D3 Turbo

Alpina BMW D3 Turbo

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Alpina is a Germany manufacturer that sells its own cars that are based off existing BMW models. In Germany Alpina is even recognized as an automotive manufacture. Its most recent offering is the BMW Alpina D3 Biturbo is a tuned twin turbo 3.0-liter straight 6 diesel engine. It produces 350 horsepower and 516 pound feet of torque. The Alpina can accelerate 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds. And the Touring model which features an All-wheel drive system does 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds. The Aplina D3 can reach a top speed of 172 mph. All power travels through an 8-speed ZF transmission. Being a diesel the Alpina D3 is capable of achieving 44 miles per gallon. The engine, tires, aerodynamics, suspension, and interior have all been upgraded by Alpina.

Volkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid

Volkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

There is a possibility that Volkswagen will introduce a plug-in Golf next year. Based on the MK7 Golf, the plug-in will come with a turbocharged 1.4-liter four cylinder engine rated at 150 horespower and 177 pound feet of torque, this engine can also found in the ... Read More

2014 Sport Utility of the Year: Motor Trend

2014 Sport Utility of the Year: Motor Trend

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Motor Trend has announce the 2014 Subaru Forester as their SUV of the year. According to Motor Trend, the Subaru provides the right balance between people carrying, comfort, sport, utility, and pricing. Subaru knows that owners buy a Subaru because they want to carry their friends and family on a ... Read More

Land Rover ending production of the Defender

Land Rover ending production of the Defender

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The Land Rover Defender has been in production for over 67 years. It has not always been known as the Defender, using previous name plates such as the series I and II. Later being called the Ninety and One Ten. The Defender has been used as a go to Off-road work horse for many militaries, farmers, and civilians and has proven to be one of the best off-road vehicles ever produced. However, Production will be coming to a close in 2015 at Land Lovers factory in Solihull, England. Land Rover was expected to phase out the Defender in 2017, however, due to strict emissions requirements the Defender is not able to be retrofitted to meet new clean air guidelines. 

Next Generation 2016 Nissan GT-R (R36)

Next Generation 2016 Nissan GT-R (R36)

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The Nissan’s GT-R is considered one of the best sports car of all time. There is so much technology and engineering that goes into this vehicle it is considered an engineering marvel. Like many high-end racing inspired vehicles, the GT-R has a carbon composite   ... Read More

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Volvo has finally caught up with the automotive downsizing trend. A lot of automakers are downsizing their engines and including some sort of forced induction system to improve fuel economy and emissions. For a long time Volvo was stuck with a Ford sourced straight six engine and with their aging ... Read More

2015 Porsche Macan

2015 Porsche Macan

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Porsche’s Macan SUV is expected to makes its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The silhouette of the Macan is similar to the Cayenne but the Macan comes in a much smaller and more fastbacked package than its older sibling. Porsche hopes to lure more customers into the Porsche brand with this new model. Porsche has already found success in its Cayenne SUV with it being the fastest selling Porsche model of all time, more than double that of the 911. Has Porsche created another sales success story? Probably.

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