For many years the diesel engine was thought of as reserved for trucks, especially semi-trucks as they trudge along bringing huge trailers loaded with materials to their destinations. At some point automakers started putting diesel engines into smaller passenger vehicles which meant more of us could begin to learn how this type of fuel worked. The diesel engine was originally thought of as a dirty engine that was used only for hauling and carrying but the tradeoff was a huge amount of pollutants in the air. As the diesel made it into passenger cars the only concern was whether or not this engine burned clean enough.
The BMW M3 has been known as the perfect driving machine for many years and it’s hard to argue with that claim. The M3 is a car that’s athletic, built with just the right balance of weight and power, gives you a dynamic steering system and suspension and is easily one of the most engaged with the road on the market. If you love the drive and the performance that BMW has to offer there is a place you need to go later this month to have the fun of witnessing what cars from this brand can and will do.
A lot of things in our lives revolve around numbers. We can choose a meal with them, dial our friends and family on the phone, figure out a budget, and pay for things. It’s all numbers; even computers speak in binary, which is numbers. While other car manufacturers are sitting around the board rooms and planning meetings trying to decide what to call their new car, BMW keeps it simple. Each one of their cars is part of a series, which is either named by letter, or a number, and buyers are able to shop for their preferred vehicle within that series. Pick a number.
Vehicles that last a long time offer us a value that extends well beyond the loan you might have gotten on the car. When you take a vehicle and start driving from the time the vehicle is new until it has well over 200,000 miles on the odometer you’re likely going to have driven this vehicle for a long time and for many years past the time when you’re paying the bank for the car you love.
Whether you think a copycat of something else is annoying or want to find out if the new version is actually better than the previous one the curiosity might get the better of you. Think about it, how many Spider-Man movies have we had, how many times can they remake Batman and do we really need more Star Wars? Movies aren’t the only place where we see things copied in an effort to have more technology than before. Even the more powerful versions of the cars we love have been repeated and copied over time.
The news from GM is more than a bit exciting as the confirmation of the new Buick Regal TourX wagon is more than just confirmed. The CARB documents that confirm the approval of the powertrain offered for this new vehicle make it all but a realty. We’ll get a look at this new Regal in Michigan on April 4th, but until then there’s still something interesting going on with regards to the transmissions being used and the engine choices. While the main engine has been approved we’re not sure what else will be offered.
When you own a newer model vehicle you want to be able to enjoy newer features and know that you can have the right way to get the job done even if that job is only as simple as opening the door and starting the engine. The use of items that are called proximity keys has made it possible to leave the keys in your pocket or your purse and get going on the road without ever taking the key out and putting it in the door to open, pushing a button on the fob or turning the key inside.
The purpose of building the Project Portal concept trucks is to allow Toyota to show off a fuel cell powered big rig that could replace the diesel powered models on the road in the future. This big truck has been tested and is offered with impressive power that can outperform most of the Class 8 trucks on the road. While this might not have been the first thought from Toyota when they introduced this truck and have started the feasibility study in California, but this is easily one of the most impressive factors offered with this new big rig.
While the dependence upon electronics to drive us down the road and be able to read all of the lane and road markings is still a few years off, too often we discuss a driver that’s chosen to rely solely on the automation offered inside a vehicle to make sure they can stay safe on the roadways. Even though we are our own worst enemies on the road with our coffee, driver through lunches, makeup applications and even cell phone usage from behind the wheel, there is a responsibility we still have on the road when it comes to driving.
Do you want to enjoy the benefits of a great luxury SUV that offers you the style and performance you want? If you’ve admired the old Lincoln style and want an SUV that comes with the proportions that you remember, the Lincoln MKT is the SUV you want to drive. This is a terrified three-row SUV that fits the entire family and a few friends to enjoy the ride on the road. You can choose form two different V6 engines for you to have the drive you want in an SUV that can handle the off road challenges when it’s equipped with AWD.