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2016 BMW 7-Series

2016 BMW 7-Series

We finally got to see the latest version of the acclaimed BMW 7-Series. This represents the latest in an ongoing back and forth for market image and share between BMW and Mercedes.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Even though the grille reminds me of a Ford Edsel, this new Alfa Romeo is not too bad. How will it be accepted and weighed against the BMW 3-Series is yet to be determined.

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2016 BMW 7-Series Technical Details

2016 BMW 7-Series Technical Details

Here’s where you’ll find details of the all new BMW 7-Series (G11/12). We’ve included the full text of one of the official press releases. It’s jamb packed with details and specifications of the new model.

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Lamborghini prepares for a new era 

Lamborghini prepares for a new era 

Automobili Lamborghini announces a luxury SUV as a third model to join its product range. The market introduction of the series model is planned for 2018. A concept of the car was first presented as the Lamborghini Urus in 2012 at the Beijing auto show.

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Cadillac CT6

Cadillac CT6

Even though the Lincoln Continental Concept stole some of the CT6 thunder, Cadillac represented itself well. This new model is production ready and not a concept of a vision of the future direction. By concentrating on efficient luxury and technology, this new... read more

 

Reviews

 

2014 Nissan Sentra SV – Quick Drive

2014 Nissan Sentra SV – Quick Drive

It Works as Designed. We recently spent a week out west with a Nissan Sentra. This wasn’t my first time in a Sentra, but it was the first time I spent a decent amount of time with one. Thankfully we had the opportunity to experience this mainstream model in various... read more
2008 Saturn Vue-Ultra Long-Term Review

2008 Saturn Vue-Ultra Long-Term Review

171,800 miles and counting!   The old saying about adopting a brand new vehicle upon it’s initial release being a bad move could be right. But sometimes if you stick it out you can enjoy a reliable daily driver. This is what happened in our household. After a run... read more
Time with a BMW i3

Time with a BMW i3

I believe that it’s a good thing to be open-minded. Even nature verifies this. If you are not robust and flexible or open to options in an ever-changing environment, you’re doomed. Even a mighty tree that isn’t somewhat flexible will snap in a strong wind. If we rely... read more
BMW i3 Initial Thoughts…

BMW i3 Initial Thoughts…

I have to tell you that I had not considered myself a person that would consider an electric vehicle. It’s not that I and not looking to be more efficient or more climate conscious. It’s just that I like a certain amount of style and performance. With the... read more
Infiniti G25x Review

Infiniti G25x Review

The weather was relatively okay for an early October Michigan weekend. It was cool, but not yet “cold”.  There was off and on rain showers which when the clouds broke for that all too familiar bright autumn sunshine, made the clouds look dark and almost like they were... read more

 

Technology

 

Range Rover Operated with Your Phone

Range Rover Operated with Your Phone

Here’s one more step towards an autonomous vehicle. The engineers at Jaguar Land Rover have given us a view of the (hopefully impending) remote controlled Land Rover. While this is in the development stage for a Rover, it sparks some interest because of the... read more
High-Res Nav Maps for Audi Q7

High-Res Nav Maps for Audi Q7

The premium brand is developing a new high-resolution map materials together with competent partners. A current example of the potential of this data is the predictive efficiency assistant in the new Audi Q7*. It utilizes information about the topography to get the car to its destination with greater efficiency and convenience. High-resolution maps will also play a key role in piloted driving.

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Today’s Headlight Technology

Today’s Headlight Technology

It looks like the days of the old 7-inch sealed beam headlamp are gone.  While at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, I couldn’t help notice the exquisite details in some manufacturer’s headlights. Advances in technology has allowed them to really dress... read more
BMW’s Self Parking Vehicle

BMW’s Self Parking Vehicle

We’re one step closer to having our car drop us off at the entrance to the mall and have it go and successfully park itself only to return upon our request. Tesla hinted at it earlier this past year and now BMW has taken the first steps to make this a reality.... read more