2018 Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 offers updated engines for the new model year, and now we know just how efficient they are. Fuel economy has improved on F-150s equipped with the base engine, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, and the 5.0-liter V-8. The improvements come in part thanks to standard auto stop/start technology and a new 10-speed …

2017 McLaren 570GT

The 2017 McLaren 570GT is the British automaker’s entry-level model. Along with its sister car, the 570S, it slots into the company’s sports series. Like all other McLarens bar the all-new 720S, it uses a version of McLaren’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The car makes extensive use of aluminum and carbon …

Bentley Flying Spur V8 S

Rolls Royce may be making waves with the all-new Phantom VIII, but it’s not the only big uber-luxury sedan with news. The aging but still handsome Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition is here to prolong the life of the four-door Continental before a new model arrives sometime soon. It packs some small but …

2018 Bentley

For the final song on their delightfully buoyant and mordant 1996 album This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, Pacific Northwest indie rock band Modest Mouse penned an even more cynical response to David Bowie’s already nihilistic ode to interstellar flight, “Space Oddity” The song imagines the life of a …

BMW

The BMW Group is investing a further €200 million in the future of its plant in Leipzig, eastern Germany. The building work will begin in early 2018 and include an extension of the paint shop and alternations in the bodyshop and assembly areas. The work is scheduled to finish in 2020, with the facilities being …

2018 BMW

BMW on Sunday rejected media reports that the emissions treatment systems in its vehicles do not work effectively and that it colluded with rivals on their design. “Cars of the BMW Group are not being manipulated and are in line with the applicable legal requirements,” BMW said in a statement. The german automaker further rejected …

2018 Dodge Durango

We’re gathered along with other members of the media at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to drive a trio of new vehicles from Dodge’s performance arm. Alongside a pair of SRT Challengers – the Demon and the Hellcat Widebody – the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT towers over the coupes, and is surprisingly menacing to behold. Its …

2018 Honda Accord

Honda’s top-selling family car is completely redone for 2018 and promises greater efficiency and comfort, though some long-time customers might notice something big missing. That would be the Accord’s 3.5-liter V-6 engine, a powerful choice on upper trim levels that snarls and delivers snappy acceleration. In its place is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making …

Dodge has finally announced availability and pricing for the 475-horsepower Dodge Durango SRT. The Detroit-built SUV will start at $64,090 and hit dealer lots toward the end of the year. It’s not a cheap SUV by any means, but you get a lot for the money: including 470 pound-feet of torque, and all-wheel-drive. Plus it …

It’s been about two months since I took the reins of the 2017 Jeep Renegade Sport 4×4. Because the compact SUV’s interior (specifically the interior’s poor fit for a young family) is how I ended up with the keys in the first place, that’s where much of my focus has been in the early stages …