Report: Nissan working on four-door Infiniti based on GT-R

Earlier this year reports emerged claiming Nissan was seriously considering an Infiniti version of the GT-R supercar. The first hint came when Nissan’s global design Chief Shiro Nakamura revealed that managers were looking at the feasibility of a new high-end flagship saloon, and further speculation arose when a… » 10/24/08 9:02am 10/24/08 9:02am

Question of the Day: Do Any New Cars Use Compressed Natural Gas?

Alternative fuels have been making noise ever since the summer, when gas prices rose to more than $4 per gallon. One of the alternatives that has seen a lot of support is natural gas — but can you actually buy a car that runs on natural gas? If so, how expensive would it be? And where could you refill it? Ask.cars.com… » 10/24/08 9:01am 10/24/08 9:01am

2009 BMW 7-Series: Five Steps to A Smaller Bangle Butt

After years of car-writer controversy for its shape, its controls, and its inability to knock the stuffing out of Lexus, the BMW 7-Series is all-new. So what makes its subtly reworked shape work so much better than the previous generation? While I'm writing down my impressions for our full review of the 2009 BMW… » 10/21/08 12:57pm 10/21/08 12:57pm

BMW prototypes smart key that doubles as a credit card

Using your car key as a payment method may not be something you've always wanted, but BMW and technological partner NXP are betting it will become a must-have feature once people are aware of it. The system combines a high-tech microchip system with a vehicle's key fob to produce a secure contactless payment system… » 10/21/08 12:57pm 10/21/08 12:57pm

Spy Shots: Has Acura gone mad? X6 competitor spotted on the 'Ring

Filed under: Spy Photos, Crossovers/CUVs, Acura » 10/21/08 12:57pm 10/21/08 12:57pm

There is no doubt that Honda moves to the beat of its own percussionist, especially compared to its Japanese competitors. Of late, however, the Acura side of the house seems to be making some very odd decisions. There is the most obvious front and center example - the…

Texas Draw? A Quick Guide to the Winners of the 2008 Texas Truck Rodeo

Each October, the 40-plus members of the Texas Auto Writers Association gather the latest herd of full-size pickups, SUVs and crossovers to compete in the Texas Truck Rodeo, with one earning the title of "Truck of Texas." The trucks are tested on- and off-road for two days before the jury votes for its favorite rig. » 10/21/08 11:57am 10/21/08 11:57am