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  • Mazda’s Skyactiv-X Engine Explained

    Compression ignition in a gasoline engine has been seen as the holy grail of engine technology by many engineers and for 2019 Mazda has finally made it a reality. While some may say that SPCCI (Spark Controlled Compression Ignition) isn’t true compression ignition I disagree. Mazda’s engineers took a pragmatic approach to the issues surrounding

  • 2018 Acura Traffic Jam Assist

    For the 2018 model year Acura has tweaked their active lane keeping systems and adaptive cruise control into a system designed to help make slow-and-go or stop-and-go traffic less stressful. This is still a “hands on” assist style system but it does shoe the brand’s march towards more autonomous systems in the future.

  • Expandable / Inflatable Spare Tire – Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Ferrari, Holden

    Have you ever wondered what the collapsible / expandable / inflatable spare tire (made by Vredestein) that you see in vehicles like the Audi Q5 or Volkswagen Touareg look like when inflated? Then check out this video. While obviously not as useful as a traditional spare it’s better than not having one at all.

  • BMW Range Extender Explained

    What is a range extender? Is the BMW i3 a hybrid? In this video we try to explain one of the least understood cars on sale in America. What is the range extender, why does it exist and what’s it like to live with one.

  • When Trunk Testing Goes Wrong…

    Sometimes the TCI doesn’t go according to plan…

  • BMW: The Ultimate Driving Machine?

    Is BMW the new Mercedes? Let’s discuss.