BMW has unveiled three significant cars at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: the BMW Vision Future Luxury, the BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition, and the 30th Anniversary BMW M5. BMW Vision Future Luxury With groundbreaking exterior and interior design, along with innovative technology, the BMW Vision Future Luxury offers a glimpse into the long-term […]
Big brawny electric vehicles like the Tesla Model demonstrate that EVs aren’t necessarily small and limited. But bargain-minded car shoppers, especially those looking for a second car, are well advised to consider one of the top electric subcompacts, which can provide great maneuverability, plenty of driving range, low fueling costs, and an attractive price. I recently drove two leading contenders: the all-electric Fiat 500e and Chevrolet Spark EV.
Four short years ago, the Ford Fusion Hybrid won top car honors at the Detroit auto show. That version of the gas-electric Fusion was repeatedly praised – in no small measure – because it redefined how comfortable, powerful and smooth a hybrid could be. Moreover, it showed that a super-efficient midsize sedan could take the form of an accessible handsome mainstream vehicle, rather than an eco-friendly kitchen appliance on wheels.
Where Luxury and Fuel Efficiency Intersect Likes: Sexy and stealthy styling Balance between ride quality and handling THX® II Certified Audio System Good fuel economy at 39 mpg overall Dislikes: MyLincoln Touch Command Center Overall performance Interior quality just shy of luxury level The 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid blends sophisticated styling, and technology into a […]
Likes: Amazing fuel efficiency for beefy sedan Brisk all-electric acceleration Luxury interior materials, wrapped in sharp exterior design Dislikes: Overall ride quality is neither truly sporty nor luxurious Interior ergonomics are atrocious High price for gimmicks rather than true quality The hysterical television ad for the Cadillac ELR luxury electric vehicle would have us believe […]
Search on eBay, and you’ll find dozens of used 2011 Nissan Leaf electric cars priced around $15,000. That’s a great deal—less than half the original sticker price—on a battery-powered five-seat EV with a range of about 80 miles per charge. Three years ago, the earliest of electric car adopters were chomping at the bit to […]
Is the Next-Gen Mitsubishi Evolution Evolving Into a Crossover? First it was predicted that the next generation of the Evo would be a hybrid, and now the story has gotten stranger. Mitsubishi’s Evo halo car might be replaced by (or turned into) a crossover SUV. Why would Mitsu take the Lancer Evo – an impressive little sports […]