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Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 development teams hadn’t talked since 2014

It seems pretty safe to say that the upcoming new Toyota Supra will not simply be a rebadged BMW Z4, even if the Supra's hardware is largely sourced from BMW. In this case, calling the cars jointly developed might even be a bit of a stretch. Supra program assistant chief engineer Masayuki Kai has said [...]

Porsche says it is abandoning diesel

FRANKFURT — Porsche will stop offering diesel versions of its cars, the Volkswagen unit said on Sunday, sharpening its focus on hybrid and battery-powered vehicles instead. Volkswagen has admitted to deliberately cheating diesel emissions tests, sending shockwaves through the automotive industries and causing a sector-wide crackdown on polluting diesel engines. Meanwhile, carmakers around the world [...]

Turbo four-cylinder and new G-Vectoring system coming to 2019 Mazda CX-5

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is getting Mazda's 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine if this supposed internal document from Reddit is correct. The user claims a salesperson showed him the document in question. In addition to the availability of the turbo engine, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto appear to be added onto every trim level. Do take [...]

How to fix deep paint scratches on Autoblog Details

Deep scratches in your car's paint are annoying to look at, expensive to repaint, and open up your paint to future rust problems if left untreated. We walk through the steps to cosmetically repair that deep scratch. Watch all our Autoblog Details videos for more quick car care tips from professional detailer Larry Kosilla.What you [...]

Electric Scooter swappable batteries – Autoblog

Having raised $8 million and conquered Shark Tank, electric skateboard-maker Inboard Technology is now taking aim at Uber, Bird and Lime with its first e-scooter, dubbed the "Glider." Touted as the "only scooter with a swappable battery," pre-orders for the $1,299 two-wheeler begin this fall ahead of its February 2019 release date. Aside from the [...]

2 1970 Plymouth Superbirds hit eBay after 40 years in a barn

Here are a couple noteworthy barn finds for sale right now on eBay: a pair of 1970 Plymouth Superbird muscle cars, found with their giant rear wings, retractable headlights and 440 Super Commando V8s apparently perfectly intact after being stored for decades in a garage in Maine, with their condition reportedly "very good for 40 [...]

Ram Rebel off-road pickup gets luxury treatment with new Rebel 12

When Ram came out with the totally redone 1500 pickup this year, the off-road-leaning Rebel didn't have Ram's giant 12-inch touchscreen as an option. Ram is remedying that omission with a new model called the Rebel 12. Yeah, it's pretty weird to name the car after the size of the infotainment screen, but that's what [...]

Tesla should study Amazon to escape its ‘delivery logistics hell’

Scott McNealy, then the CEO and cofounder of Sun Microsystems — a company vaunted in the early 1980s for RISC-based SPARC processor architecture it developed and later for creating Java — came to Detroit when this century was fresh and made a presentation at an automotive electronics conference. McNealy was lucky that he wasn't run [...]