BMW exec confirms i5 electric car

BMW exec confirms i5 electric car

There’s been speculation brewing for years that the next model spawned from BMW’s i division for eco-focused cars will be a more practical offering, most likely badged an i5. A top BMW executive has finally confirmed that such a vehicle is coming and has provided a few details. Speaking with Car and Driver, BMW i product chief Henrik… High Gear Media Network Feed

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Subaru Confirms Levorg And Crosstrek Hybrid STI Concepts For 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon

Subaru has confirmed plans to unveil two new concept cars developed with its official performance arm, Subaru Tecnica International, at next month’s 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. Before you get too excited, note that STI concepts rarely go into production and even when they do they tend to be watered-down versions of the original show cars. One of… High Gear Media Network Feed

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BMW Confirms R nineT Scrambler for EICMA, and Possibly Cruisers in the Future

BMW Confirms R nineT Scrambler for EICMA, and Possibly Cruisers in the Future

When BMW introduced its latest R1200GS with its water-cooled heads, some traditionalists mourned the move away from the company’s air-cooled boxers. Those fears were allayed somewhat with introduction of the air-cooled R nineT in 2014 while other R1200 models switched to the new engine. Seeing the success of the R nineT, BMW affirmed it will continue producing more air-cooled boxer models, starting with a new Scrambler variant which will debut next week at the EICMA…

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McLaren Confirms Spider Version Of Track-Focused 675LT

McLaren Confirms Spider Version Of Track-Focused 675LT

All 500 of McLaren’s 675LT were spoken for two months after its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. But well-heeled buyers will get another shot to secure a Spider variant in 2016. Confirmation of the new McLaren Spider 675LT comes via the Netherland’s Autovisie, and given the track-focused nature of the car, a drop-top version was unexpected… High Gear Media Network Feed

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Lamborghini Confirms Plug-In Hybrid, Turbocharged Engines For Urus SUV

Lamborghini Confirms Plug-In Hybrid, Turbocharged Engines For Urus SUV

The upcoming Lamborghini Urus won’t be the first SUV to come from the supercar maker, but it will have a lot of firsts for the brand. Slated to be released around 2018, the Urus is expected to debut with Lamborghini’s first turbocharged engine. And it’ll be followed some time later with the first use of plug-in hybrid technology… High Gear Media Network Feed

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Volvo Buys Polestar, Confirms High-Performance Hybrids

Volvo Buys Polestar, Confirms High-Performance Hybrids

Volvo hasn’t been shy about its performance intentions, and now it’s made a significant move by buying Polestar, the Swedish motorsports and engineering firm that in recent years has developed go-fast versions of select Volvo road cars. In the future, the Polestar name will signify the fastest models in Volvo’s lineup, a move… High Gear Media Network Feed

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GM Confirms New Vehicle For Orion Plant, Most Likely Cadillac Compact Crossover

GM Confirms New Vehicle For Orion Plant, Most Likely Cadillac Compact Crossover

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has confirmed it will invest $ 245 million in its Orion Assembly plant located just outside of Detroit to support the launch of an all-new vehicle program that will be “unlike anything in the plant’s 32-year history.” Understandably, one would naturally assume GM is hinting at production of the… High Gear Media Network Feed

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Porsche Confirms Four-Cylinder Engine For 2017 Boxster And Cayman

Porsche Confirms Four-Cylinder Engine For 2017 Boxster And Cayman

Porsche officials have hinted at the possibility of a four-cylinder engine for the Boxster and Cayman since at least 2008. And in 2011 a senior Porsche exec confirmed that a four-cylinder engine with a horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ design was in fact in the works. Now, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller has confirmed a launch date for the… High Gear Media Network Feed

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