How Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche Plan to Shock Tesla


      By: George Kacher/Automoblie Magazine, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche are about to invest a combined 6 billion euros (about $7.5 billion) in new high-end electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids due out between 2018 and 2021. Their target: the American upstart from Silicon Valley. Ten years ago, when Elon Musk’s outfit was still a cottageContinue reading “How Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche Plan to Shock Tesla”

The last days of the Stick Shift


  By CityFella, Stick Shift, that’s what my mother used to call cars with manual gearbox.  In her day,you changed gears on the column not on the floor. Like the Mercury above.   In those days, all the cars had foot brakes. You have to admire the skill of those people who lived in hillyContinue reading “The last days of the Stick Shift”

Porsche Hybrid?


The * * * 2012 Porsche Panamera S turbo and hybrid are an immersion course in modern powertrain technology and a roadmap to where the whole auto industry is headed. The cars use electrification, light materials, charged induction, downsized engines and new transmissions to deliver power and efficiency that would have been inconceivable not long ago. Most ofContinue reading “Porsche Hybrid?”