1-Series in America Automotive News 

Front-Wheel-Drive BMW Anyone? We Might Get the 1-Series in America

Right now, every BMW available on our shores comes in either rear- or all-wheel drive. But recent reports suggest buyers might see a front-wheel drive 1-Series in America in the next two years. While BMW Global sales chief Ian Robertson has publicly dismissed the idea, an article from our friends at Automotive News cites a source who says the company is more than mulling the idea — and even floated 2019 as a possible target for the launch. For anyone who follows the automotive industry, the idea of a 1-Series…

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2018 Ford Mustang GT Quiet Start Mode Automotive News 

Here’s Why the 2018 Ford Mustang GT Got Quiet Start Mode

The 2018 Ford Mustang is notable for plenty of reasons. It has a 7,500 rpm redline, it’s faster to 60 mph than a Porsche 911 Carrera, and it comes standard with what’s basically burnout mode. But as the Blue Oval recently proved, it can also be quite polite. Case in point? The “Be a Good Neighbor” video. Because while it might sound strange to enthusiasts, not everyone thinks the sound of a 460-horsepower V-8 sparking to life is amazing. In fact, some people find it downright disruptive. So because the…

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2018 Jaguar XJR575 Automotive News 

The 2018 Jaguar XJR575 is a 575-Horsepower Attack Cat

Instead of offering a figure, like every other manufacturer, Rolls-Royce used to describe the horsepower of models like its Silver Shadow as “adequate.” It was a quaint practice four decades ago, and models like the 2018 Jaguar XJR575 show just how much the luxury market has changed. Today, offering womb-quiet cabins, magic carpet-class suspensions, and acres of supple leather and burled walnut isn’t enough to impress high-end luxury customers. Nope. They’re also looking for enough grunt to pluck a redwood stump out of the ground, and the XJR575 delivers. Powered…

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Audi Virtual Cockpit Automotive News 

Audi Virtual Cockpit Has Wow Factor

It’s not too surprising that Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is brilliant, considering the quality and craftsmanship put into every cubic inch of Audi vehicles. The gamechanger is the fact that with Audi Virtual Cockpit, once you’ve familiarized yourself with it, you’ll never have to take your eyes off the road again to change the radio station, check navigation, and access various media, among other things. The Audi Virtual Cockpit is essentially a 100% digital instrument cluster that works in tandem with Audi’s MultiMedia Interface (MMI) system to allow drivers to access…

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Automotive News 

2018 Nissan LEAF Revealed: Lower Price Point, Higher Driving Range

This week saw the reveal of the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF at the Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center. This iteration of the LEAF aims to be the world’s most affordable and best-selling electric vehicle. With the 2018 being the lowest-priced generation and the one with the best driving range, that goal doesn’t seem so far off. The 2018 LEAF boasts an all-new design intended to be more aerodynamic and more in line with Nissan’s signature design language. The starting price has been announced at $29,990*, which is almost $700…

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