March 2022

$8.8 million Bugatti Centodieci set to enter production

(March 29, 2022) The second modern coach built model from Bugatti pays homage to the definitive super sports car of the 1990s: the EB110. A performance package the world had never seen before, the EB110 features a 3.5-liter V12 engine with four turbochargers producing up to 602 horsepower, linked to an all-wheel-drive system and a carbon-fiber monocoque.

Alfa Romeo rolls out limited-edition 2023 Giulia and Stelvio Estrema models

(March 29, 2022) AUBURN HILLS,  Mich. — Alfa Romeo has introduced the limited-edition Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema series. This new offering is the first time Alfa Romeo has created a globally available limited model. Engineers started with the premium Veloce trim level and added driving dynamics technology from the high-performance Quadrifoglio model, including standard Alfa Active Suspension.

Stellantis debuts Hurricane Twin-turbo I-6 engine that cuts emissions

(March 28, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Stellantis has revealed its new, 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, inline, six-cylinder engine, named Hurricane, that delivers better fuel economy and fewer emissions than larger engines while at the same time generates more horsepower and torque than many competitors’ naturally aspirated V-8 and boosted six-cylinder power plants

New Mini 3-door EV works out on snow and ice

(March 28, 2022) MUNICH, Germany — The new Mini family is doing its warm-up laps — and that works best on ice and snow in the bitter cold of the Arctic Circle. The new Mini is currently undergoing its driving dynamics tests at the BMW Group's winter test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden. The new edition of the Mini is fully electric and is now completing a major chapter in its series development process with the winter testing in Sweden.

F-150 Lightning tows 10,000 pounds up Colorado’s I-70 on coldest Feb. day

(March 25, 2022) Whether hauling snowmobiles to the cabin in the dead of winter or the pontoon to the lake in the dog days of summer, the 2022 F-150 Lightning electric truck is tested to have customers covered. To help prove it, Ford engineers took the first all-electric F-Series to two of America’s toughest real-world towing routes during development — Davis Dam in the summer and TFLTruck’s Ike Gauntlet in the winter.

Electrify America creates 'Charging Station of the Future, Today'

(March 26, 2022) RESTON, Va.  — Electrify America has announced a new design vision for some of its future charging stations to exceed electric vehicle (EV) customer expectations as they transition to electric mobility. In addition to this new, customer-focused design evolution, the company will be introducing its next-generation charger with functional design updates to improve the hands-on charging experience for the customer.  

A van lineup

A Ford and a Dodge van occupy space with a step van (right). The three trucks were found in retirement near Sims. N.C. (Photo by Jim Meachen)

Mercedes-AMG and Palace Skateboards present four spectacular Art Cars

(March 25, 2022) Following last year's successful start of the collaboration between Mercedes-AMG and the British skateboard and streetwear brand Palace, this creative partnership is entering its second round. While past year's presentation as part of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring focused on the motorsport theme of the first joint Capsule Collection, the focus now moves from the racetrack to the street, and the lifestyle in our major cities.

Cadillac celebrates launch of LYRIQ EV at Spring Hill assembly plant

(March 25, 2022) DETROIT — General Motors has marked another major milestone in its commitment to an all-electric future as Cadillac formally celebrates the beginning of retail production of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ at GM’s Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant. GM announced a commitment to invest $2 billion in Spring Hill Assembly in October 2020, and the entire Spring Hill team has worked to prepare for production of the Cadillac LYRIQ.