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Affalterbach.  Mercedes-AMG presents a new technological masterpiece: the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is a new development at the sporting heart of the new Mercedes-AMG GT car. This innovative eight-cylinder unit stands out for its sublime power delivery, the purposeful lightweight construction, as well as its high efficiency and environmental compatibility. With peak power of up to 375 kW (510 hp) and maximum torque of up to 650 Nm the new AMG V8 delivers motorsport-inspired performance. The new sports car engine follows in an impressive...Continue reading »

Coming off the team’s best result of the 2014 season, SRT® Motorsports visits Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with bolstered confidence and strangely symmetrical results for the SportsCar Grand Prix on Sunday, July 13. In the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s last race, the six-hour endurance contest at New York’s Watkins Glen International, the No. 91 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R claimed second, while the No. 93 took home third – a result that identically matched the team’s finish at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport)...Continue reading »

Kia Motors America’s 2015 Rio 5-door continues to offer spirited road manners, tremendous value and cutting-edge features.  The award-winning subcompact includes an abundance of standard amenities, safety features and outstanding interior space.  A combination of world-class styling and advanced technologies make the Rio line-up an exceptional value. The Rio 5-door’s previous model included changes to the engine as well as the body and rear bumper, providing improved aerodynamics.  Last year also brought a revised smart key, which...Continue reading »

Ram Truck brand’s quest to build the best pickups continues. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel delivers the industry’s best fuel economy at 28 MPG. Ram’s Heavy Duty truck line owns best-in-class towing at 30,000 lbs. and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) at 37,600 lbs., but there’s an additional title Ram Truck has always held: the most off-road-capable pickup. Built to master the most rigorous off-road trails, the 2014 Ram Power Wagon is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab, but features a number of off-road-specific...Continue reading »

Ford Motor Company’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which lowers fuel consumption without sacrificing power, was today named 2014 International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented third straight year. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost – available for Ford Fiesta and slated as a power offering for the 2015 Focus as well – fought off competition from premium brands and supercar contenders to win the award for its driveability, performance, economy, refinement and technology. A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 35 countries also named the...Continue reading »

All versions of the Focus are fun to drive. Its supple and controlled ride, low noise levels, and solid interior make it feel substantial. The 160-hp four-cylinder provides adequate acceleration, but the automatic transmission isn’t so smooth at low speeds. 2014-Ford-Focus Model Lineup: Small car buyers choosing the 2014 Ford Focus can select between a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatchback in a variety of flavors. The performance-tuned Focus ST and the Focus Electric models are covered in separate summaries. Remaining Focus models are...Continue reading »

On the heels of its best month ever, Hyundai Motor America posted its best June ever and the best opening six month period in its 28-year history. Sales of 67,407 were up four percent versus the same period a year ago and up one percent over last year’s record performance for the first six months of the year. “As we settle into the summer selling season, we are well-positioned with our full model line up, including the all-new 2015 Genesis Sedan and Sonata, both of which experienced gains for the month, up nine percent and 30 percent,...Continue reading »

Daniel Ricciardo scored a sensational first win at the Canadian Grand Prix, the Australian fighting his way past Force India’s Sergio Perez and the ailing Mercedes of Nico Rosberg to claim a first win of the season for Infiniti Red Bull Racing in a thrilling encounter in Montreal. Sebastian Vettel completed an excellent outing for the team, finishing in third place. The champion battled past Perez two laps from home but didn’t get a chance to take the fight to Rosberg as a last lap, high speed crash involving Perez and Williams’...Continue reading »

The Cruze Sedan is known for its elegant design and dynamic features. Now with enhanced safety and refined styling, this firm favourite has arrived at a new level of performance and driving prowess. Most significantly, the Cruze is now fitted with all new turbocharged powertrain, giving it a serious competitive edge. Model Lineup: Chevrolet offers the 2014 Cruze in LS, LT, Eco, LTZ, and Diesel trim levels. Upgrading to LT trim adds cruise control and aluminum wheels, while the Eco model is equipped with Chevrolet MyLink technology,...Continue reading »

Nissan today revealed an early peek at the 2015 Murano, which makes its world debut on April 16 at the New York International Auto Show. As the halo vehicle for Nissan’s expanding range of bold crossovers and SUVs, the Murano previews a new Nissan design language for future Nissan production vehicles. Along with its innovative styling, the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano features a spacious, premium interior and advanced, purposeful safety and connective technology. ...