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

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