Next Cruze to Lose Weight, Gain Dual-Clutch Gearbox

Next Cruze to Lose Weight, Gain Dual-Clutch Gearbox
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The folks at General Motors are hard at work on the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze. To keep up with its ever-evolving competition the new 2016 model is expected to lose a significant amount of weight while gaining a fuel-saving seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Continue Reading...

2016 smart fortwo, forfour Debut With Dual-Clutch

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2016 smart fortwo, forfour Debut With Dual-Clutch
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Smart just debuted its new fortwo and forfour city cars at an event in Berlin marking the return of a four-seat car to the brand. Continue Reading...

10 Things You Need to Know about the 2015 Audi A3

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10 Things You Need to Know about the 2015 Audi A3
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Everyone knows “bigger is better,” especially in America. It’s practically our national slogan; the founding fathers should have included it in the Bill of Rights as the 10.5th Amendment. Here in the land of the free and the home of the brave there may be a compelling case for all things large and in charge,… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Things You Should Know About the McLaren P1

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Top 10 Things You Should Know About the McLaren P1
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Few car companies are committed to all-out performance quite like McLaren. The boutique British brand is probably best known for its outrageous F1 supercar that set speed records in the 1990s. But the company is far from a one-hit wonder. Over the last decade and a half they’ve been active in racing, worked with other… Continue Reading...

Shifting Trends: Is the Manual Transmission Doomed?

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Shifting Trends: Is the Manual Transmission Doomed?
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Manual transmissions have always been idolized and are generally reserved for the ultimate sporty-cars, but how does a stick shift compare to its automated counterpart? Continue Reading...

Should You Buy a Car with a CVT Transmission?

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Should You Buy a Car with a CVT Transmission?
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Looking for a smoother ride and improved fuel economy in your next car? Then you may want to consider a vehicle with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Continue Reading...

Should You Buy a Car With a Dual-Clutch Transmission?

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Should You Buy a Car With a Dual-Clutch Transmission?
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  In the quest to find a new car, there are a lot of questions that need to be asked. Questions about cargo room, technology, options, luxuries and other various elements will come up more than a few times while shopping for a new car. However, from the car driver’s perspective, there are just three… Continue Reading...

Bugatti Veyron to Get Two More Years in Production?

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Bugatti Veyron to Get Two More Years in Production?
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Somebody ought to call Scooby Doo and the Gang because there’s something fishy going on at Bugatti. We’re not making any accusations, but put your thinking cap on and mull this one over. Midway through last year the automotive media started reporting that Bugatti officially decided to discontinue the Veyron. Sad as we all were… Continue Reading...

Lotus Esprit Could Get a Dual-Clutch Transmission

Lotus Esprit Could Get a Dual-Clutch Transmission
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Lotus recently announced its intention to build an in-house V8 engine for its upcoming line of exotic sports cars. Making as much as 570-hp from a displacement of just 4.8-liters the sophisticated powerplant may be joined by an equally high-tech automatic transmission. Back in January of last year it was revealed that Lotus was working… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Plans 10-Speed Transmissions, 50 MPG CAFE Rating

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Hyundai Plans 10-Speed Transmissions, 50 MPG CAFE Rating
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At today’s Michigan tech briefing, Hyundai announced plans for new transmissions, including a 10 speed automatic, and ambitious fuel economy targets. Hyundai claimed that a 10 speed automatic would be part of their overall strategy for 2016 through 2020, along with cylinder deactivation. Even more enticing, Hyundai confirmed that a dual clutch transmission would be… Continue Reading...
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