Main

European Cars Archives

July 30, 2015

Audi C-BEV Concept to preview Q6 e-tron in Frankfurt

audi-c-bev-concept-render

Audi is reportedly going to unveil the new C-BEV concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The concept is expected to be a preview of the upcoming Q6 e-tron electric crossover and a few photos of the concept have leaked online today.

Continue reading "Audi C-BEV Concept to preview Q6 e-tron in Frankfurt" »

July 29, 2015

Ferrari 488 Spider revealed ahead of its debut in Frankfurt

Ferrari_488_Spider

Ferrari has unveiled the 488 Spider, which is essentially a convertible version of the 488 GTB that debuted earlier this year. The 488 Spider officially replaces the 458 Spider in Ferrari's lineup and it will debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Continue reading "Ferrari 488 Spider revealed ahead of its debut in Frankfurt" »

Next-Generation Volvo V40 headed to the U.S. in 2017

Volvo V40 R-Design

A new report claims that the next-generation Volvo V40 will be offered in the U.S. sometime around 2017. The new V40 will ride on Volvo's new C-segment Modular Architecture that Volvo is developing with Geely.

Continue reading "Next-Generation Volvo V40 headed to the U.S. in 2017" »

July 27, 2015

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will debut on Aug 19

Mercedes-AMG_C63_Coupe_Teaser

Mercedes-AMG has released a new batch of teasers of the new C63 Coupe, which is going to officially debut in less than a month. The high-performance version of the new C-Class Coupe will take on the BMW M4, Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and Lexus RC F when it arrives.

Continue reading "2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will debut on Aug 19" »

July 23, 2015

Volkswagen builds the 500,000th Passat in Chattanooga

volkswagen_chattanooga_builds_500000th_passat

Volkswagen has announced that the 500,000th Passat has rolled off the line at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The special Passat was a Candy White Limited Edition, with black interior, keyless access with pushbutton start, a rearview camera, heated seats, a 1.8 liter turbo engine, premium radio and 17 inch alloy 'Sonoma' wheels.

Continue reading "Volkswagen builds the 500,000th Passat in Chattanooga" »

July 22, 2015

Next-Gen MINI Countryman to become more rugged

2015 MINI Countryman

Now that we've seen the new MINI Clubman and with the Cooper Convertible's debut also expected soon, the attention is being focused on what form will the next-generation MINI Countryman take. According to sources, the next Countryman will become a more "authentic" SUV when it arrives late next year.

Continue reading "Next-Gen MINI Countryman to become more rugged" »

July 17, 2015

BMW to reveal two new concept cars next month

BMW_Invitation_card_Pebble_Beach

BMW has announced plans to reveal two new concept cars next month to celebrate its 40 anniversary at the 2015 Monterey Car Week on August 13. It's now known yet what they are, but could one of them be a concept version of the much anticipated M2?

Continue reading "BMW to reveal two new concept cars next month" »

July 15, 2015

2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 now pack 375 horsepower

2016 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45

Mercedes-Benz has given the 2016 CLA 45 and GLA 45 models a nice performance boost, with both models now being powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 375 horsepower, 20 more than the current models.

Continue reading "2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 now pack 375 horsepower" »

July 10, 2015

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe teased

mercedes-amg-c63-coupe-teaser

Mercedes-AMG has released a few teasers of an upcoming model, that it simply describes as "something fast." Although Mercedes-Benz's sub-brand isn't telling us exactly which model is pictured here, it is believed that this is a preview of the upcoming C63 AMG Coupe.

Continue reading "2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe teased" »

Volkswagen creates a 330-hp Golf for the racetrack

volkswagen_golf_racing_version

Volkswagen has created a unique Golf that has been designed specifically for the racetrack. Volkswagen Motorsport is developing its first racing car based on the seventh generation Golf. The production-based, 330-hp concept car is assembled in accordance with TCR regulations and is intended to help Volkswagen evaluate a potential customer racing program from the 2016 season onwards.

Continue reading "Volkswagen creates a 330-hp Golf for the racetrack" »

July 9, 2015

2017 Audi A4 to arrive in the U.S. next spring

2016 Audi A4

Last month Audi took the wraps off the all-new Audi A4, which is going to go on sale in Europe by the end of the year. During the reveal, Audi left off the details for the US-spec version, but now Audi has announced that it will arrive in the U.S. by next spring as a 2017 model.

Continue reading "2017 Audi A4 to arrive in the U.S. next spring" »

July 8, 2015

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class shows off its Remote Parking system [VIDEO]

2017_Mercedes_Benz_E-Class_Remote_Parking

The all-new BMW 7 Series isn't the only vehicle that is getting a new parking system that lets the driver park the vehicle from the outside, since Mercedes-Benz is now showing off the same technology. The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is going to get a long list of new technologies, including a new Remote Parking system that gives the driver the ability to move the E-Class into and out of a parking space.

Continue reading "2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class shows off its Remote Parking system [VIDEO]" »

VW Golf TDI travels 8k miles on less than $300 of diesel

golf_tdi_sets_guinness_world_records_achievement

Last year Audi challenged a select group of journalists to travel over 800 miles on a single tank of diesel fuel in the Audi A3 TDI and now the VW group is at it again, but this time with the Golf TDI. VW has announced that the 2015 Golf TDI has set a new Guinness World Records achievement for the "lowest fuel consumption--48 U.S. contiguous States for a non-hybrid car" with a remarkable 81.17 mpg.

Continue reading "VW Golf TDI travels 8k miles on less than $300 of diesel" »

July 7, 2015

2017 Jaguar F-Pace helps out at the Tour de France [VIDEO]

2017_Jaguar_F-Pace_Team_Sky

We're just a few months away from the debut of the Jaguar F-Pace at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but the public just got an early look at a lightly camouflaged F-Pace at the Tour de France. Jaguar's first-ever SUV served as a support vehicle for the Team Sky riders.

Continue reading "2017 Jaguar F-Pace helps out at the Tour de France [VIDEO]" »

July 3, 2015

2016 Fiat 500 gets updated styling inside and out

2016_Fiat_500

Fiat has revealed the updated 2016 Fiat 500, which it says has received no fewer than 1,800 detail changes, but you probably can't spot all of them.

Continue reading "2016 Fiat 500 gets updated styling inside and out" »

July 1, 2015

2017 Jaguar F-Pace Prototype supports the Tour De France

Jaguar_F-Pace_TourdeFrance

Jaguar is giving the world another preview of the upcoming F-Pace SUV, which is going to serve as the official Team Sky support vehicle in this weekend's Tour de France. Labeled as a prototype, the F-Pace is preview of Jaguar's new SUV that is going to debut later this year.

Continue reading "2017 Jaguar F-Pace Prototype supports the Tour De France" »

June 30, 2015

Next-Gen VW e-Golf could have 186 mile driving range

2015_vw_e-golf

Volkswagen has revealed that it is developing new battery technology that will give its electric vehicles a much longer driving range than today's e-Golf. VW Chairman Martin Winterkorn recently confirmed that the new technology will bring "a quantum leap for the electric car."

Continue reading "Next-Gen VW e-Golf could have 186 mile driving range" »

June 28, 2015

2016 Audi A4: Here's the official info and pics

2016 Audi A4

Audi has unveiled the all-new 2016 A4 ahead of its official world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The new fifth-generation A4 may not look that different on the outside, but beyond the evolutionary styling, the new A4 gets new technology features, more efficient engines and an elegant new interior.

Continue reading "2016 Audi A4: Here's the official info and pics" »

June 24, 2015

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia has its eyes set on the M3

Alfa_Romeo_Giulia

Alfa Romeo has unveiled the 2016 Giulia, which it says "encapsulates 105 years of style excellence and Italian technology." The new stylish sedan has its eyes set on the segment leader - the BMW 3 Series and with a 503 horsepower V6, the Giulia is definitely has our attention.

Continue reading "2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia has its eyes set on the M3" »

2016 MINI Clubman official photos revealed

2016_MINI_Clubman

The first official photos of the second-generation MINI Clubman have appeared online ahead of MINI's planned reveal. The second-generation Clubman is a major departure from the last generation, which now has two full size rear doors, which effectively turns it into a compact wagon.

Continue reading "2016 MINI Clubman official photos revealed" »

June 17, 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC officially replaces the GLK

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-Benz's boxy GLK has been relaunched by a rounder and smoother successor called the 2016 GLC. It utilizes the same modular architecture with rear-wheel-drive found in the latest C-Class, which will also end up underpinning most of M-B's lineup over the coming decade. The new GLC will arrive in the US with just two versions, a rear-wheel-drive GLC300 and an all-wheel-drive GLC300 4Matic. More variants are expected including an AMG GLC63, diesel, and for the first time ever, a plug-in hybrid. In addition, a new GLC Coupe is also in the making.

Continue reading "2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC officially replaces the GLK" »

Land Rover reveals a smartphone-controlled Range Rover Sport

Range_Rover_Sport_remote_control

Jaguar Land Rover has a revealed a unique version of the Range Rover Sport, which can be controlled by the driver on a smartphone outside the vehicle. The unique Range Rover Sport prototype is helping Jaguar Land Rover researchers develop new sensing technologies that will help future autonomous vehicles tackle any terrain.

Continue reading "Land Rover reveals a smartphone-controlled Range Rover Sport" »

June 15, 2015

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider priced at $65,495

2015_Alfa_Romeo_4C_Spider

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is scheduled to officially arrive in showrooms this summer and now FCA has announced the pricing, which starts at $65,495 after the $1,595 destination charge. That puts the starting price for the 4C Spider at just over $10,000 more than the 4C Coupe.

Continue reading "2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider priced at $65,495" »

June 13, 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC teased ahead of its debut on June 17, Arrives in Nov.

2016_Mercedes-Benz_GLC_Teaser

Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser of the new 2016 GLC compact crossover, which is the replacement for the current GLK. The new name ties the crossover to the C-Class, which it will be based on.

Continue reading "2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC teased ahead of its debut on June 17, Arrives in Nov." »

June 11, 2015

2016 VW Jetta GLI gets a bit more aggressive

2016_jetta_gli

VW has revealed the 2016 Jetta GLI, which is kinda a sedan version of the much loved GTI. It's powered by the same 210-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine as the GTI and now for the 2016 model year, the Jetta GLI gets more aggressive styling and a few other updates.

Continue reading "2016 VW Jetta GLI gets a bit more aggressive" »

June 10, 2015

All-new 2016 BMW 7-Series debuts with an emphasis on new technology

2016 BMW 7 Series

BMW has finally unveiled the new 7-series with more space, more technology, and more powerful yet efficient engines. The new 7 arrives this fall, as a 2016 model, in 740i and 750i xDrive guises no longer offering the short-wheelbase. Prices start at $82,250 for the 740i and $98,350 for the 750i xDrive including BMW's $950 destination charge. The new 740e xDrive plug-in hybrid model will join the lineup next year.

Continue reading "All-new 2016 BMW 7-Series debuts with an emphasis on new technology" »

BMW may build a Tesla Model X rival

BMW X5 eDrive40e plug-in hybrid

A new report claims that BMW is working on plans for an all-electric SUV that will take on the upcoming Tesla Model X. We're still months away from the arrival of the Model X, but due to the successful response that Tesla has received so far, it only makes sense that other automakers want to build rivals.

Continue reading "BMW may build a Tesla Model X rival" »

June 8, 2015

2016 BMW 7-Series leaked ahead of its debut this week

2016_bmw_7_series_leak

BMW is going to reveal the all-new 2016 7-Series this week on June 10, but a photo of the new 7-Series has already been released thanks to an accidental push on the automaker's website. Someone in Austria hit send too early, since the photo you see here was shown on BMW's online configurator, which also revealed some of the specs for the 2016 7-Series.

Continue reading "2016 BMW 7-Series leaked ahead of its debut this week" »

June 4, 2015

Audi and TOMS team up to create a limited-edition shoe

2015-audi-toms-mens

Audi and TOMS have announced the release of a new limited-edition Alpargata shoe that will be available to Audi buyers this summer. From June 3 until August 4, if you buy or lease an Audi you will receive an offer for a pair of exclusively-designed TOMS featuring the four rings. As part of the program, TOMS will donate 55,000 shoes to children in need.

Continue reading "Audi and TOMS team up to create a limited-edition shoe" »

June 3, 2015

Restyled 2016 Audi Q3 priced at $33,700

2016_Audi_Q3

Audi has revealed the updates to the 2016 Q3 crossover, which is now getting a restyled front fascia with a new grille and a few interior upgrades.

Continue reading "Restyled 2016 Audi Q3 priced at $33,700" »

2015 Audi A3 TDI [REVIEW]

2015_Audi_A3_TDI_Review

Audi first introduced the A3 to the US market for 2007. Here in the US it basically began the premium small car market. There weren't any other players at the time, except for perhaps Mini one size down, but that's more a niche player. Since that time though the competition has caught up. Every high line manufacturer either now offers a small vehicle or is planning to shortly. So luckily Audi has released an all new generation to protect it's market share.

Continue reading "2015 Audi A3 TDI [REVIEW]" »

June 2, 2015

All-new 2016 BMW X1 now looks like a mini X5

2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i

The BMW X1 only came to the US in 2012, but it's been on sale in the other markets since 2009. The new X1 will be a 2016 and goes on sale this Fall, which is why BMW has revealed in full ahead of a likely debut at September's 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. With almost 62,000 sold in the U.S. to date, the outgoing model turned out to be a big sales success for BMW. But this new one has a lot going for it. For instance, it features a much more handsome design as well as a roomier cabin and a more fuel-efficient drivetrain.

Continue reading "All-new 2016 BMW X1 now looks like a mini X5 " »

2016 BMW 7-Series teased ahead of its debut on June 10th [VIDEO]

2016_BMW_7Series_rear_teaser

BMW has announced plans to officially unveil the all-new 2016 7-Series next week on June 10th. Even though we only have to wait a week to see it, BMW has revealed a teaser video of the new 7-Series.

Continue reading "2016 BMW 7-Series teased ahead of its debut on June 10th [VIDEO]" »

June 1, 2015

2015 Volvo S60 T6 [REVIEW]

2015_Volvo_S60_T6_Review

Volvo's S60 has been in it's second generation since 2010. Having received a slight facelift last year, this year Volvo has imbued the S60 with its new range of impressive Drive-E powertrains. The S60 competes in one of the most hotly contested segments, the near-luxury class that contains some formidable players such as the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the king of the class, BMW 3-Series. So how does the Volvo S60 compare?

Continue reading "2015 Volvo S60 T6 [REVIEW]" »

May 29, 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 [REVIEW]

2016_Volvo_XC90_Review

Today Volvo's lineup as grown quite stale with the only updates being mild updates to its existing lineup, but some big things are on the horizon for the Swedish brand. What we have here is the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV, which is getting its first full redesign since it was introduced way back in 2002. The new XC90 is also the first of many new Volvo models, since Volvo says that by 2018 every model in its current lineup will be replaced.

Continue reading "2016 Volvo XC90 [REVIEW]" »

May 27, 2015

Lamborghini SUV confirmed! It will arrive sometime in 2018

Lamborghini_Urus_Concept.jpg

Lamborghini has confirmed that it is going to build a new SUV, which was originally previewed by the Urus concept in 2012. There have been several reports about the new Lamborghini SUV and today Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann finally announced that the new SUV has received the green light and that it will arrive in 2018.

Continue reading "Lamborghini SUV confirmed! It will arrive sometime in 2018" »

May 25, 2015

Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept previews Audi's self-driving tech

Audi_R8_e-tron_piloted_driving_concept

Audi has unveiled the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept may look almost identical to the R8 e-tron electric car, but the big news here is what you can't see - the concept previews Audi's self-driving technology that is slated to arrive in two years.

Continue reading "Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept previews Audi's self-driving tech" »

May 26, 2015

2015 Volkswagen GTI [REVIEW]

2015_VW_GTI_Review

I'm often asked what is the best small car on the market and the list always includes top models, like the Honda Fit and Mazda3, but one small car easily makes the top list - the VW Golf and specifically the GTI. The last-generation GTI was the definition of the perfect hot hatch and I loved it so much, that I actually bought one. Now for 2015 VW has completely revamped the Golf and the GTI, but is it just as good? Yes!

Continue reading "2015 Volkswagen GTI [REVIEW]" »

May 22, 2015

Audi officially confirms Q1, Q6 and Q8 crossovers

audi-q6-teaser

Audi has big plans to further expand its current SUV lineup from the existing Q3, Q5 and Q7 lineup. It's been widely reported, but Audi has finally confirmed that three new SUVs will be added to its lineup by 2019.

Continue reading "Audi officially confirms Q1, Q6 and Q8 crossovers" »

May 21, 2015

BMW X2 confirmed, coupe-like crossover expected to arrive in 2017

2017 BMW X2 Rendering

BMW has reportedly approved the launch of another crossover - a coupe-like crossover called the X2. The X2 will borrow styling cues from the larger X4 and X6 crossovers according to a report from Autocar.

Continue reading "BMW X2 confirmed, coupe-like crossover expected to arrive in 2017" »

The Torque Report is part of Bestofmedia LLC