Audi Hanergy

Thin-film solar cells in panoramic glass roofs of Audi models: Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist, Hanergy, are working together on this development project. With this cooperation, the partners aim to generate solar energy to increase the range of electric vehicles. The two sides plan to jointly present an Audi …

Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler is joining forces with a project started by BMW and Intel to develop autonomous car technology. The companies are working on an off-the-shelf system that can be integrated into just about any vehicle, which would allow automakers to get into the driverless car game without the huge investment required by going it alone. …

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 …

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 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 …

The do-it-all wondercar. Some folks search for it like Ponce De Len after the Fountain of Youth. Others declare the very concept anathema: The jack of all trades is master of none, they harp. Both are right, and both are wrong. The proof? The ten-cylinder, carbon-and-aluminum 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder. As a cargo hauler, …

The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport isn’t a high-performance car. It’s the new pint-size version of the increasingly popular Rogue crossover, and its surname means the same thing as when you say “Hey, sport!” to a small boy — or did back in the ’50s. Nissan calls it the Qashqai, the name of an Iranian ethnic …