Road Test: 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

Top of the Line Golf Offers Benchmark Performance & Outstanding Economy The updated 2018 Volkswagen Golf R offers benchmark, performance, handling and economy in a thoroughly modern five-door hatchback package. The Golf R builds on the features and performance of its sibling, the GTI, and dials it up, not to the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2018 BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance

Second BMW 5-Series Hybrid Is A Plug-in Outside and in, the 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, either rear drive or all-wheel (xDrive), is nearly identical to the gasoline-powered versions of the 5-Series. It uses BMW’s eDrive system combining a turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. ... Read More...

Tech: 2018 EcoCAR3 Competition

Converting a Camaro to Hybrid Power The challenge was straightforward, if a little off-beat—take an iconic muscle car with a performance heritage dating back more than 50 years and turn that car into an efficient hybrid. The EcoCAR3 project, sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy drew 16 ... Read More...