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Electric Superchargers - the Next Big Thing for the Automotive Industry
Electric Superchargers - the Next Big Thing for the Automotive Industry

30 Oct 2014, 18:50 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / It's a well-known fact that through downsizing, the act of turbocharging is gradually phasing out the good old naturally aspirated linearity due to obvious reasons. More ponies, more torque, lo...

 
Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans Racer's Steering Wheel Explained: Buttons Galore
Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans Racer's Steering Wheel Explained: Buttons Galore

17 Oct 2014, 18:56 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / This year's edition of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a bit of a surprise, chiefly because Porsche returned to the competition after a long hiatus with a full-on LMP1-H contender - th...

 
Things You Need to Know About When Traveling With Your Dog by Car
Things You Need to Know About When Traveling With Your Dog by Car

9 Oct 2014, 17:34 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / Let's be honest here for a moment: traveling with your dog by car was a bit of an adventure the first time you did it. Whereas some of us managed to learn the dos and don'ts of such an adv...

 
4WD Is Not the Same With AWD
4WD Is Not the Same With AWD

17 Sep 2014, 17:40 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / Just like the twin-turbo versus biturbo engine delusion, another commonly mistaken belief in the wondrous world of automobiles is the four-wheel drive versus all-wheel drive topic. There are a few n...

 
Replacing Spark Plug Wires Is As Easy As Pie
Replacing Spark Plug Wires Is As Easy As Pie

13 Sep 2014, 17:18 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / They may look like your average wires, but spark plug wires have a very important job to do. Their mission is to provide electricity from the car's 12 volt battery to the engine's spark pl...

 
Self-Parking Cars Explained
Self-Parking Cars Explained

6 Sep 2014, 09:03 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Truth is, there are a lot of drivers out there that can’t quite handle the parallel parking job, mainly because they lack a perspective view on the objects surrounding them and how their car s...

 
There's a Big Difference Between a Boxer and a Flat Engine
There's a Big Difference Between a Boxer and a Flat Engine

15 Aug 2014, 15:11 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / To make a long story short, the biggest difference between a boxer and a flat engine is how each pair of opposing pistons is connected to the crankshaft

 
Car Battery Maintenance Tips
Car Battery Maintenance Tips

8 Aug 2014, 18:20 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / It's common sense that no car is able to operate without the electric zap provided by a battery. While most units should work just fine about four years depending on the climate and way you use...

 
BMW Explains the M Active Differential Used on the new M4
BMW Explains the M Active Differential Used on the new M4

6 Aug 2014, 13:41 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / Part of a massive in-depth guide to the new M3 and M4 models, the guys from BMW released a new interview with one of the key people involved in the development of those cars, Mr. Bernd Jacob. He was...

 
Carburetors Explained
Carburetors Explained

1 Aug 2014, 18:28 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / Weber, Holley, SU, Carter and Q-Jet. Any gearhead heard at least once about one of those terms and for those who didn't, the previously mentioned are the best-known brands of carburetors in the...

 
Best Ways to Clean Your Convertible's Soft Top
Best Ways to Clean Your Convertible's Soft Top

10 Jul 2014, 15:50 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / The first rule of washing a convertible's soft top is no pressure washer. You should also never use products that can damage the fabric top

 
Parallel Parking Fully Explained
Parallel Parking Fully Explained

27 Jun 2014, 17:38 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / We see it almost daily - beginners or women struggling to parallel park their vehicles while everyone else honks, comments and gets mad at them. Eventually, the operation ends after around 2 minutes...

 
BMW Codenames Explained: Part 2
BMW Codenames Explained: Part 2

20 Jun 2014, 06:03 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / Back in the early days of BMW, the company was specialized in making only a handful of models. In the early 30s and 40s, the company was actually building only one or two models, with different engi...

 
BMW Codenames Explained: Part 1
BMW Codenames Explained: Part 1

9 May 2014, 14:51 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / When your company is making more than one car, it needs a way to easily distinguish between models, a way to make sure no mistakes are made. If you’re reading our website and our blog on a dai...

 
BMW M3 and M4 Exhaust Explained
BMW M3 and M4 Exhaust Explained

30 Apr 2014, 15:03 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / After teaching us all about the brake system and the new steering in the 2015 BMW M3 and M4, the M division decided to also go over the exhaust system, trying to let us know exactly what to expect. ...

 
How to Facelift Your Pre-LCI F10 M5
How to Facelift Your Pre-LCI F10 M5

30 Apr 2014, 14:03 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / Last year, at the BMW M Festival, the crowd was in for a big surprise. The guys from Munich decided to unveil the LCI M5 at the event and the crowd went silent. It wasn’t that they weren&rsquo...

 
How to Use BMW’s Smokey Burnout Function
How to Use BMW’s Smokey Burnout Function

15 Jan 2014, 08:29 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / Way before the 2014 Detroit Auto Show even began, BMW revealed the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 online. The internet was filled with photos and info about the new models, the latter including a rather funny t...

 
BMW i3 US Ordering Guide Released
BMW i3 US Ordering Guide Released

29 Dec 2013, 13:03 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica /  The BMW i3 is heading for the final stretch before officially going on sale in the US. The release of the official pricing and ordering guide is the last of a series of signs we’ve been ...

 
How to Use the MINI Roadster Pass-Through Door
How to Use the MINI Roadster Pass-Through Door

23 Dec 2013, 09:03 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / Just when I thought MINI instructional videos couldn’t get any weirder, of course something even more awkward comes along. The latest video from the MINI USA folks showcases how to use the boo...

 
This is How You Make Your W124 E-Class Hood Say “Aaah”
This is How You Make Your W124 E-Class Hood Say “Aaah”

17 Dec 2013, 09:50 UTC · By: Alex Oagana / When we were growing up, one of the coolest features we liked on older Mercedes-Benz models was seeing how their engine hoods would open straight up, allowing you to check out the beautiful straight...