After what felt like 10,000 teasers and leaks, we finally have the official information about the 2020 Toyota Supra. Following a two-decade hiatus, Toyota's iconic sports car is back, and it's packing BMW bones. Now playing: Watch this: Toyota Supra ends a two-decade hiatus at the 2019 Detroit... 2:31 Toyota repeated what it did with Subaru for the 86, working with BMW to make the new Supra a reality. It uses the same drivetrain and platform hardware as the 2019 Z4, but unlike the Subaru BRZ and 86 clones, the Supra has its own distinct look and performance tuning by Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsports division. In fact, Toyota says that after agreeing on the 97.2-inch wheelbase, width and A-pillar locations in mid-2014, the two sides went their separate ways and did their own things.Fittingly, BMW brought inline six-cylinder know-how to the collaboration, which is what powered all previous Supras. In the new car, a turbocharged 3.0-liter with 335 horsepower and 365 … [Read more...] about 2020 Toyota Supra has BMW bones, $50,000 price tag
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The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is just around the corner. With more than 60 vehicle debuts scheduled for AutoMobility LA, there should be something to entice just about everyone who sets foot into the Los Angeles Convention Center from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9 during the show's public days. The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is upon us. Running from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, AutoMobility LA will feature more than 60 vehicle debuts. We'll bring you all the latest from the biggest names in auto.While auto shows often tend to end up focusing on a single vehicle class -- think SUVs at the Chicago Auto Show or exotics at Geneva -- the LA Show seems devoid of a theme this year. But, as we learned from Seinfeld, the lack of a central focus can still be highly entertaining. This year's expo looks to be one of the most important in a long time thanks to an unusually large number of high-wattage debuts in all classes. From the highly anticipated Wrangler-based Jeep … [Read more...] about 2018 LA Auto Show preview: New cars & concepts from Toyota, Jeep, BMW, Honda & more
Previous Next 1 of 15 BMW has released full details on its 2019 Z4, the long-awaited redesign of the German automaker’s two-seat sports car. The 2019 BMW Z4 was unveiled at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but BMW only showed the special First Edition model commemorating the new Z4’s launch. Now we have information on the rest of the Z4 lineup. In the United States, the Z4 will be offered in base sDrive30i Roadster and high-end M40i Roadster trim (an sDrive20i model will be offered in other markets). The sDrive30i will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, sending 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. That will get the Z4 from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, according to BMW. The Z4 M40i packs a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, producing 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. BMW claims this version will do zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and both variants have a top speed of 155 … [Read more...] about BMW’s redesigned Z4 gets two turbocharged engines, long list of tech features
caption The 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition. source BMW The all-new 2019 BMW Z4 roadster made its world debut on Thursday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California. The Bavarian automaker showed a special high-performance variant of the Z4 called the M40i First Edition. The Z4 M40i is powered by a 3.0 liter, inline-six-cylinder engine. BMW expects the Z4 M40i to be able to go from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Official pricing has not been released. On Thursday, BMW unveiled the long-awaited production variant of its new Z4 sports car. The 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition made it world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during this year’s Monterey Car Week in California. The Bavarian automaker showed off the concept version of the Z4 at last year’s event. source BMW The new Z4 will be powered by a 3.0 liter, inline-six-cylinder engine. BMW has not confirmed the official power output for the US spec … [Read more...] about BMW just unveiled its long-awaited Z4 sports car and it’s beautiful
Ian Thibodeau The Detroit News Published 3:09 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Goodwood Estate, United Kingdom — Flashy Mustangs grinding up a hill. Race car drivers signing autographs. Food tents serving up bacon sandwiches. This is the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a four-day celebration of British motoring that could serve as a possible inspiration for transforming the North American International Auto Show. As traditional auto shows from Detroit to Paris struggle to stay relevant, auto show organizers are looking to this annual event in West Sussex for ideas on creating their own citywide celebration of the automobile. The Detroit Auto Dealers Association, organizer of the annual show at Cobo Center, dispatched floor manager Andrea Trudeau to Goodwood last weekend to scout out the festival. “It’s a celebration of cars as opposed to a display of cars,” said Steven Armstrong, head of European operations for Ford Motor Co., which had a major … [Read more...] about Could U.K. festival inspire Detroit auto show?