Autos: News

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Will Go Fully Electric

Tuesday  01:06,   17 april 2018

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, very possibly the “best car in the world,” is going electric, Mercedes-Benz’s CEO Dieter Zetsche said Wednesday. And not just hybrid, which you can already get with the S550e. No, this will be full-on electric, and a[...]

Zellmer: Porsche building 500 fast-chargers in U.S.

Tuesday  01:06,   17 april 2018

When we talked with folks at Porsche about introducing the Mission E here in the U.S., they acknowledged that charging infrastructure was a challenge the company must face head-on. "We have to work on our charging infrastructure [across] the[...]

World's First Child Car Seat With Airbags On Sale in U.K.

Tuesday  01:06,   17 april 2018

If Volvo made car seats, they'd probably look like this.Maxi-Cosi has launched the world’s first child car seat with built-in airbags, and it’s on sale now in the[...]

GM Cuts Hundreds of Jobs at Chevy Cruze Plant in Ohio

Monday  18:52,   16 april 2018

Up to 1,500 employees may be affected.General Motors factory workers are facing yet another round of layoffs. This time, hundreds of jobs will be cut at the automaker's Chevrolet Cruze plant in Lordstown, Ohio due to declining demand for the Chevy[...]

Mother of killed driver felt 'forced' into settlement with Stewart

Sunday  06:55,   15 april 2018

Mother of Kevin Ward Jr., killed at a dirt track race, told USA TODAY Sports she feels their lawyers 'forced' family to take deal with Tony Stewart.Stewart wanted to settle and the mother of the race car driver killed when Stewart collided[...]

NASCAR moves up start time of Bristol Cup race

Sunday  05:50,   15 april 2018
Sporting News

The start time of the Food City 500 has been moved up an hour to 1 p.m. ET (Fox).The start time for Sunday’s Monster Energy Series NASCAR Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway has been moved up by an hour because of the threat of[...]

Tesla emails show automaker offered cash to quiet discrimination suit

Saturday  20:35,   14 april 2018

Tesla doesn't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to employee relations. Reports from the automaker's factory in Fremont, California, talk about speed taking precedence over quality in assembling cars, and that forced overtime caused [...]

Robert Wickens an instant fit in new IndyCar job

Saturday  06:06,   14 april 2018
Associated Press

James Hinchcliffe lobbied hard for his childhood friend from Canada to become his new teammate. It wasn't an easy sell because Robert Wickens had zero IndyCar experience, and after racing six seasons in Germany, he was hardly a household[...]

NASCAR starting lineup at Bristol: Kyle Busch wins pole, Kurt Busch starts second

Saturday  02:10,   14 april 2018
Sporting News

Kyle Busch won the pole for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, beating brother Kurt Busch by only 2/1,000ths of a second.Kyle, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series points leader, turned a lap of 14.895 seconds in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs[...]

Davison to run third Foyt car at Indy 500

Saturday  02:10,   14 april 2018

AJ Foyt Racing has announced James Davison will run this year’s Indy 500 in partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport and Belardi Auto Racing. It will be Davison’s fourth attempt at Indy, but his first full two-week program.[...]

Report: Tesla Model Y to Enter Production in November 2019

Friday  23:51,   13 april 2018
Motor Trend

Tesla sets yet another ambitious goalTesla won't be able to capitalize on the popular compact crossover segment until November 2019. That's when the automaker intends to start production on the Model Y, according to a new[...]

You can Buy the Last Dodge Viper and Demon as a Matching Set

Friday  23:50,   13 april 2018
Motor Trend

One for the race track, one for the drag stripDodge announced today that it plans to offer the cars as a matching pair at this June's Barrett-Jackson auction. They'll both be painted the same color red and will come with special badges, VIN[...]

Spengler puts BMW on top in Hockenheim DTM test

Thursday  22:45,   12 april 2018

BMW driver Bruno Spengler set the quickest time across four days of pre-season DTM testing at Hockenheim, edging out new Audi recruit Robin Frijns by less than half a tenth. 2012 champion Spengler set the pace during Wednesday's morning session,[...]

Perez, Hartley disagree over formation lap mix-up

Thursday  22:15,   12 april 2018

Brendon Hartley and Sergio Perez have presented different viewpoints of the Bahrain Grand Prix formation lap mix-up that led to both drivers picking up post-race penalties. Perez, who was to start the race a place behind Hartley, overtook the Kiwi[...]

Ricciardo: Verstappen 'too greedy' with Hamilton move

Thursday  22:01,   12 april 2018

Daniel Ricciardo believes his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen was "a little too greedy" and squeezed Lewis Hamilton too much in their controversial Bahrain Grand Prix clash. Verstappen dived inside Hamilton at Turn 1 at the start of the[...]