Monthly Archives November 2014

Volkswagen New Technology: Electric Turbo Engine

Volkswagen’s Electric Turbo Engine

There is one major drawback for turbocharged engines. The drawback  is called “turbo lag”, which means the turbo cannot enter into full boosting mode before there is enough exhaust gas to spool up the turbine.  This builds up boosting pressure! What does that mean? It means there is always a delay between the time that an engine receives command to provide high output, therefore the engine can actually provide that amount of output.

There is one solution comes to mind,  Don’t let the turbocharger depend on the exhaust gas to spool up.


This is how an electric turbocharger comes into play

The idea is pretty straightforward...

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2015 Toyota Camry Earned Top Safety Pick PLUS

2015 Toyota Camry: What Does the Top Safety Pick+ mean?

Since the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) introduced the small overlap crash test back in August 2012, Toyota/Lexus has been struggling with this tough challenge for two years.

According to IIHS’s requirement, if a car does NOT perform well in the small overlap crash test, it will not earn the “Top Safety Pick+” rating. And this has been a major block for many Toyota/Lexus vehicles to get this rating.


Although Toyota has put in some effort previously, which made the 2014 Highlander  to be rated as the “Top Safety Pick+”, its small overlap testing result is still not the best, which only gets an “Acc...

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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 V8: Short Test Drive Review

2015 Hyundai Genesis Test Drive

We had a chance to test drive the 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan. Let’s see what we had to say about it!


The Genesis we test drove is the 5.0 V8 RWD trim, with the Ultimate Package worth of $3,250. Total MSRP is $55,855 (including $950 S&H). I mean, if we are going to test drive something, we are going to do it right!


The 2015 Genesis is classified as a mid-size luxury sedan, however we don’t consider it to be mid-size only, because it qualifies as the “full-size” name in almost all aspects. For example, the Genesis sedan has a wheelbase of 118.5in, even longer than the Audi A8 (of 117.8in) and the Lexus LS (of 116.9in)...

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Test Drive Review: 2015 Lincoln MKC – Part 1 (Exterior) Test Drive Review: The 2015 Lincoln MKC Part 1 (exterior)

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 EcoBoost AWD
2.3L turbocharged I4, 285 hp @ 5,500 RPM, 305 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM
6-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive
Options: Equipment Group 101A, panoramic roof, THX audio, Select Plus Package
MSRP as tested: $45,150 (including $895 S&H charge)

Review Index:
The 2015 Lincoln MKC – Part 1 (Exterior)
The 2015 Lincoln MKC – Part 2 (Interior)


The 2015 Lincoln MKC is a brand-new model in the Lincoln family, which went on sale this May. Now 6 months have passed, but as of today it is still very hard to spot a Lincoln MKC on the street...

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BMW and Toyota Joint Sports Car Project Reaches Concept Phase

What are BMW & Toyota up to?

BMW and Toyota are currently working together, but better yet, they’re working on producing a midsize sports car. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please check out our previous article about this amazing project.

Most of us think that Toyota is pretty good at making cars for the average Joe, the nine to fiver, essentially taking people from point A to point B. However, Toyota is really good at making sports cars. Remember the early Toyota 2000GT in the 1960s? (shown below):


To the Supra in 1980s and 1990s:


and the most recent: Toyota’s first supercar – the Lexus LFA.


For BMW, we all know it’s famous for its sports oriented car...

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