BMW 3-Series Fighter: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Announced

The compact luxury sports sedan market has already been saturated with many strong competitors such as the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar XE, Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50, Acura TLX and Cadillac ATS etc. Now it looks like the market will be changed from saturated to over-saturated, with the Italian auto maker announcing the 2017 Giulia today.


If you are not familiar with the “Alfa Romeo” badge, here are some background information: Alfa Romeo cars were previously exported to the US market from Italy until 1995, and the brand returned to the States last year, in 2014.

The Giulia sedan will be on sale next year as the 2017 model, and it is based on a rear-wheel-...

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Test Drive Review: 2015 Chrysler 200S V6 AWD

Test Car Information

2015 Chrysler 200S AWD
3.6L naturally aspirated V6, 295 hp @ 6,350 RPM, 262 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
9-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive
Options: Comfort Group, Navigation and Sound Group I, Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, Premium Lighting Group, 19×8-in Hyper Black Aluminum Wheels
MSRP as tested: $35,295 (including $995 S&H charge)


Platform and Chassis

The current Chrysler 200 is based on FIAT’s C-Evo platform. The C-Evo platform, which is firstly used on the 2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta, utilizes 84% high-strength steel and 4% aluminum. The front/rear suspension also extensively uses aluminum...

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Latest Update: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat, Unable to Reach 200 MPH

Last month we have reported the existence of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat with the supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8.


Recently, some other automobile medias claim that, they have heard from their “source” that the upcoming Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat is able to reach a top speed of 200mph and run the 0-60 mph within 3 seconds (for example, this report).

While we cannot confirm whether the Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat can reach 60mph in less than 3 seconds, we can definitely see in order to reach the speed of 200mph, how many horsepower the HEMI V8 engine need to make.

Using the same calculation procedure in our previous article (which calculates the output requirement for th...

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Announced

If the name of “GLC” sounds unfamiliar to you: the new 2016 GLC-class is the redesigned GLK-class, closely related to the C-class.


The GLC class is larger than the current GLK class in every aspect, but weights 176 lbs lighter. This is achieved by using hybrid materials in the car body construction such as aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel.

Just like the C class, consumers can also get the optional air suspension on the GLC. Talking about the powertrain, Mercedes replaces the 7-speed automatic transmission with the latest 9G-TRONIC unit (by its name, it is a 9-speed transmission)...

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Short Review: Winners of the Le Mans Racing After World War 2

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an automobile endurance racing event held in France each year, that participated racing cars need to run in a closed circuit of 13.629 km in length (Circuit de la Sarthe), for 24 hours continuously with brief stops for refueling/maintenance or change driver.


Above image: the Porsche 919 Hybrid (2015 winner)

There are multiple categories in the race (LMP1, LMP2, GT Endurance Pro, GT Endurance AM). In each race, every category has its corresponding own winner, and there is also an overall winner too...

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