Wards Automotive released its 20th annual top 10 list of the best engines for 2014, with turbocharged, supercharged and diesel engines claiming the top spots, along with one electric motor. All engines were scored based on a combination of power, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness, vibration and harshness characteristics. Wards will award the top 10 engine winners Jan. 15 in Detroit, during the North American International Auto Show. The top 10 include the Audi S5, Volkswagen Jetta, Corevette Stingray and more.
See the full list and get details at: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131217/CARNEWS/131219900
The new Sprinter 4×4 – the only ex-factory all-wheel-drive large van with ESP – ensures crucial extra traction under demanding conditions, such as snow and ice in high-altitude mountain conditions, according to the automaker. As a crewbus or minibus, the Sprinter 4×4 is able to transport hotel guests to a snow-covered resort in the Alps. The Sprinter 4×4’s all-wheel-drive system can be activated at the push of a button. Then the driver simply needs to make well-dosed use of the accelerator pedal and steering wheel while the technology takes care of the rest, according to Mercedes-Benz.
Although we do not have much need for a 4×4 in Southern California, we can appreciate this new model released by Mercedes-Benz. It will allow the transportation and chauffeur industry to grow, by adding new possible destinations.
Read more and see pictures at: http://www.automotive-fleet.com/news/story/2013/12/sprinter-van-demonstrates-winter-ruggedness-in-the-alps.aspx?prestitial=1
The easy to use interface allows you to make reservations, request a quote, monitor a trip that is currently in progress, view receipts and more. It can show the vehicle photo, type and description, and the name and photo of your chauffeur. Plus, you can view a map with the location of the vehicle in real time. You can also easily contact your chauffeur or the Best Chauffeured office.
Download it now by searching “BCW Mobile” in the app store!
A really big Cadillac, something like the Elmiraj concept coupe, should be the next new Caddy model, according to Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North American operations. In July, Cadillac plans to release a flagship model bigger than the XTS full-size sedan. The planned rear-drive car is going to be about 205 inches long, an inch longer than GM’s Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV. Cadillac could be heading in the right direction with this. In the last year, Lexus LS 460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series have all enjoyed sales growth. Read more at: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20131128/BUSINESS01/311280024/GM-president-says-next-Cadillac-should-big-literally?nclick_check=1
The L.A. Auto Show revealed some amazing new concept cars. From the Mercedes- Benz AMG Gran Turismo to the Honda hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, this auto show demonstrated that the auto industry is constantly trying to advance to create faster, smarter, more efficient vehicles. Mercedes announced that the Gran Turismo concept is the future of Mercedes-Benz design. The Honda FCEV Concept makes significant gains in real-world performance, cost reduction, efficiency and packaging. Along with these two, Porsche also introduced the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet, VW wheeled out their Design Vision GTI, and Chevrolet displayed the new Sonic Dusk. Read more details and see pictures at: http://www.autonews.com/article/20131202/OEM04/312029978/one-last-look-at-some-key-models-introduced-at-the-l.a.-auto-show#ixzz2mLwfmSks