In what list would you ever have a Pagani Huayra and a Chevrolet Spark? Not very many at all, but this list is different than most. While we all love to talk about the horsepower a car has the torque is just as important and in some cases more important than the horsepower. With that in mind how many cars will bring you more torque than horsepower? Only a few will bring you numbers that are higher for the twist than for the forward grunt, but this list shows you those cars and the fact you can find a car in many categories that offers the drivability torque provides.
For many years the standard engine for fuel mileage was a four-cylinder but there has always been a trade-off when you purchase a car with a four-cylinder engine; boredom. These cars often brought in minimal excitement on the road and from under the hood which meant we would not have the feeling or the sound we wanted. Of course, with any rule there is an exception and there have been some exciting four-cylinder cars that gave us the engine note we wanted to hear. These beauties have given us the sound we wanted to go along with an impressive fuel efficiency to enjoy as well.
Typically the title or description of Economy Car brings to mind the thought of a set of hamsters under the hood on bicycles or at least something close to that for power. Normally you think of these cars and shudder wondering what you have to compromise on in order to have a car that will be the commuter mobile for you to drive. While many economy class cars are not powerful and have a negative feeling associated with them it’s important for you to see there are some economy class cars that are actually great to drive; here are some for you to consider.
Many of the high end sports cars gain the moniker of Spider when they are offered as convertible versions. Often this is a response to a call on the market when many buyers would love to have the ability to enjoy the sports car with a removable top and still have some of the most impressive performance on the market. With that in mind you might wonder if we will see a Spider on some of the higher performing hybrid models, especially on a new to the market car like the BMW i8.
As a company that has been around for nearly 100 years, BMW offers us the best ten vehicles in their history to admire and be amazed by. The difficult part of this particular list was to pair-down the list to only ten choices. So many amazing vehicles have worn the badge that has made BMW one of the signature names in luxury and performance for so many years. With that in mind, here are the ten best BMW vehicles in the history of the company which has a long and storied history as one of the best companies in the automotive industry.
For several years the Z4 roaster has been a highly admired model from BMW. The sporty style, luxury features and great performance have made the Z4 a car to be watched and desired. As a roaster this little car could be one of the best cars to take on a road trip by yourself or with one other person. No way will you seek out the interstates in this baby, you will be looking to drive on the curviest, windiest roads you can find while you have a great time admiring all the scenery and attractions along the way. Read more
For a vast majority of us, we will never drive a car that is our own that has over 200 horsepower. There are a few reasons we are going to be left out of the high-powered class of vehicles. First of all, most of us will certainly scoff at the idea of spending the money on a car that offers a high horsepower number because the shear price tag turns us away. Second is the lack of need, what will this additional horsepower be for and where can we drive it, so with practicality in mind it just doesn’t make sense. Third is fuel mileage. Less power typically equates to better fuel mileage, making it an easy choice between the two as we don’t want to be pumping gas 3-4 times a week for our power hungry V8 beast.
Because of all these reasons doesn’t it make sense to have something fun to drive that falls in our range of driving? Certainly many car manufacturers feel that way and offer several models that are both fun to drive and fall in the under 200 horsepower club to give us the fuel mileage (at least most of them) that we desire. Read more
Every year the Super Bowl offers a host of commercials for us to enjoy. Many are meant to entertain us and get us laughing at the antics and creativity that is found in these advertising spots. The Super Bowl Commercials have become so big there is even betting in Vegas regarding what companies will have how many spots along with discussions around many water coolers the next day in offices all over the country as to what commercials were thought to be the best, funniest, sent a great message or were just a lot of fun.
Sports cars turn our heads, cause us to feel great inside with the awesome power and advanced aerodynamics that are onboard. Made for speed and performance many times sports cars are not thought of as fuel efficient. In fact many sports car owners own them for their power and precision in performance, but there exists a list of sports cars in specific models that offer a good amount of fuel efficiency to allow them to be economically used as daily driver cars and not just left in the garage for the weekends or special occasions. Read more
A long daily commute, the desire to take a weekend cruise, or even just for the fun of it, no matter what the reason someone purchases a convertible car over the choice of one that has a full roof enjoyment and desire are obvious. Cars that have a top that folds down and disappears have always turned heads and offered a desire to enjoy the windswept feeling offered by a convertible.
For the 2015 model year, and with rising gas prices, having a convertible that offers a decent amount of fuel efficiency makes perfect sense to stay on the road longer and enjoy the freedom and feeling. Here are the ten most fuel efficient convertibles when mated to an automatic transmission for the new model year for owners to enjoy. Read more