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2017 Audi A4 Quattro Review

While its peers graduated high school, Audi's brilliant A4 was earning its PhD

Go big, go BMW: Range-topping X7 crossover to get M variant, report says

BMW is reportedly planning its biggest M yet, based on the upcoming X7 crossover. The range-topping model will get performance goodies like a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine making at least 620 horsepower.

Elon Musk will reveal the second half of Tesla’s Model 3 plans tonight

Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that a new Tesla product will be unveiled on Wednesday. The CEO also confirmed that a major announcement concerning Tesla and SolarCity will occur on October 28.

You can now summon an Uber or Lyft directly from Google search

Google's making hailing an Uber easier than ever. It's added shortcuts to ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber, and others to search results on mobile. The support is rolling out globally.

Lamborghini breathes new life into one of the very first cars it built

Lamborghini's Polo Storico division has fully restored a 350 GT, one of the very first cars it built. Polo Storico spent 780 hours restoring the mechanical components, and no less than 1,150 hours on the body.

NanoFlowcell found a partner to make its salt-powered electric coupe a reality

NanoFlowcell believes it can revolutionize the EV world with a drivetrain that uses ionized fluid to make electricity. It sounds like science fiction, but the company is in talks with a major automaker about bringing the tech to life.

Lightweight construction allows Audi to offer the Q7 with a frugal turbo four

Audi has introduced an entry-level variant of the full-size Q7 SUV powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Also found in a number of Volkswagen and Porsche models, the turbo four makes 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of…

Uber’s Pittburgh robotaxis amuse riders, still struggle with double parked cars

If you think self-driving cars are coming soon, you’re wrong. They’re already here. Uber has a fleet of self-driving cars working the streets of Pittsburgh right now. They’re not totally independent yet, but if you’re waiting for a…

Chargepoint CEO says Dieselgate penalty gives VW $2 billion in Monopoly money

Volkswagen is required to spend $2 billion on EV education and charging stations. Some worry VW could selectively help and hurt other companies by choosing the types and locations of charging networks it installs.
Cool Tech

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to help modernize cities across the U.S.

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, an incubator of urban technologies, is extending its metro modernization effort to 16 cities later this year. They join Columbus, Ohio, where the startup began deploying infrastructure earlier in 2016.

Why the LAPD changed its mind about testing the Tesla Model S as a patrol car

The LAPD will begin testing a Tesla Model S in the near future. The police force is using the sedan to gather data about electric vehicles, but it won't add it to its fleet due to its high price.

Why Nissan’s next Z-badged car could morph into a high-riding crossover

Reports claim Nissan is debating whether its next Z car will be a coupe or a crossover. Z-badged Nissans have traditionally been coupes, but the segment is declining, and putting the nameplate on a crossover would let it reach more buyers.