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Audi Q4 Coming in 2019

Udi outlined its plans for several new products today, including a new Q4 SUV that will arrive in 2019. The automaker will make a push for new SUVs in the coming years. A new generation of the Q5 launches this year, while the Q2 will expand to additional markets...

BMW, VW And Daimler Operated Cartel For 20 Years

For more than 20 years, the German auto industry has been operating like a cartel, according to a new "bombshell" report, which has sent the shares of Germany's biggest automakers reeling. Spiegel is reporting that the big three German car companies – Volkswagen,...

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4×4 Diesel Double Cab

Heavy-duty pickups will always be inherently compromised by their ability to move small mountains. But this is 2017 and, like their light-duty brethren, these mega work trucks have evolved from covered-wagon roots to embody impressive refinement—and surprising...

Ford Now Offers a Pursuit-Rated Fusion Hybrid Cop Car for Extremely Boring Pursuits

It seems the term “pursuit rated” is losing its mojo lately, leading to so-called chase-ready cop cars such as the Ford 2.0-liter EcoBoost Taurus sedan and now this Fusion hybrid. Efficient, sure, but cool? No police chase worth its salt has ever been set...

Isn’t It Sublime? The 2017 Ram 1500 Special Editions Expand Their Color Palette

At a time when so many automakers have trouble thinking beyond 50 shades of gray, Fiat Chrysler seems to follow a “more colors: more better” attitude, particularly with its (many) special editions. We’ve already seen several color-based special versions of the Dodge...

Rims

How to Identify Wheel Markings

If you are looking at installing new wheels onto your vehicle, you need to know what the different wheel markings are. The markings along the side of the wheel can point you to very important information that can help you identify not only the right wheels for your...

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Casting VS Forging

This article explains differences in techniques of manufacturing rims. So far, there is two main process which affect quality and price of rims in the market. Forging Forging is a manufacturing process where metal is shaped by plastic deformation under great pressure...

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Tires

Winter tires test in a giant freezer – Finland

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again and again: If you live in a state that experiences winter, you should invest in a good set of winter tires. Yes, even if you’ve been driving in snow your whole life. Yes, even if your car has all-wheel drive. This is easy...

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Tire Expiration Date

Old tires kill people. They deteriorate over time even if not in use. They may appear to be sound on the outside, but inside the rubber steadily deteriorates, weakens their structures, and raises the risk of a blowout at any time. In one case, the tires of a vintage...

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Ken Block’s Tire Of Choice

Drifting, cornering, flying all that magnificent stunts Ken Block did in Gymkhana series, made people around the world speechless. Smell of burning tire and clouds of smoke became his trademark. Have you ever wondered which tires makes all those stunts possible? Ken...

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5 Great Tips To Prolong The Life Of Your Tires

Have you ever wondered what you could do to prolong the life of your tires? Tires can be quite expensive, so you want to get as much use out them as you can before getting them replaced. Also, proper tire maintenance is important to the safety of you and any...

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Shelby GT350 Owners Sue Ford for Overheating on the Track

Three owners of the 2016 Shelby GT350 have sued Ford for what they claim are warranty violations and deceptive advertising after their cars allegedly overheated on the track. This may seem like a far-fetched claim, but the law firm behind it is none other than Hagens...

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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Tested: Simply the Best

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The Volkswagen Golf GTI is as fun to drive as many sports cars, as comfortable as many luxury sedans, and as spacious as many small SUVs. It really is the whole package. As Mary Poppins would say, it’s practically perfect...

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2018 Porsche GT3 RS and GT2 RS Spied

Racetracks around the globe are put on notice — not only is Porsche plotting your imminent demise with the likes of its refreshed 2018 911 GT3 RS, but will additionally bring to market the widow maker that is the 600+ horsepower 2018 911 GT2 RS. Both of which were...

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Track Attack: Nissan Adds Track Edition to Its GT-R Lineup

The new 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is here to plug the $65,000 gap that exists between the standard $111,685 GT-R Premium and the absolutely savage $176,685 GT-R NISMO. With a starting price of $129,585, the new Track Edition combines the GT-R Premium’s 565-hp...

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First Drive: 2017 Toyota 86

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany – Add a comma and call it the Toyota 86,860 Special Edition. “I like that,” a Toyota Motor North America exec says of my suggestion. Toyota just unveiled a special edition version of its 86, the drift-artist formerly known as Scion FR-S. The 860...

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