Sports Cars 

Chery Tiggo Coupe Concept announced as Europe-bound Chinese SUV

Chinese car-making giant Chery has revealed specifications of its Europe-bound SUV, which will be inspired by its Tiggo Coupé Concept and come available in hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or battery electric (EV) form. The model, due for reveal in concept form at this month’s Frankfurt motor show, will be the first of a family of models to be introduced to the European market. It will be quickest in plug-in form. Chery claims the PHEV model can hit 62mph in 6secs and has a top speed of 124mph. It also quotes a combined fuel economy…

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Bikes 

Cannondale SuperX Force 1 looks ready for a ‘cross fight

Newly-crowned US National Champion Steven Hyde piloted the all-new SuperX this past season to great success. But the secret behind the bike goes much deeper, with the likes of Tim Johnson (450 time US national champion) and Stu Thorne (cyclocrossworld.com team owner) adding input at every step of the development process. 2018 Cannondale SuperX Force 1 spec overview Frame: SuperX, BallisTec Carbon, SPEED SAVE (flatmount; 12×142) Fork: SuperX, BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8″ to 1.5″ steerer (flatmount; 12×100) Drivetrain: SRAM Force 1 Bottom bracket: BB30-83 Wheels: CX 1.0 Tires: Schwalbe X-One All-Round…

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BMW will offer 12 full-electric cars to catch up with Tesla

MUNICH — BMW Group will offer 25 electrified vehicles, including 12 EVs, by 2025 as it prepares to unveil a new four-door zero-emissions model at the Frankfurt auto show, the automaker said in a statement. “By 2025, we will offer 25 electrified vehicles – 12 will be fully-electric,” CEO Harald Krueger told journalists at an event in Munich, adding that electric cars will have a range of up to 700 km (435 miles). The Frankfurt show, which starts next week, will be used to unveil a new four-door electric car positioned…

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Bikes 

This device knows what’s wrong with your tyre setup before you do

Ever wondered what’s going on inside your tyre? Worried whether it’s wearing out, at the wrong pressure, or drained of tubeless sealant (and you’re not using Slime’s new non-drying out sealant)? Fear not worrisome rider, Hutchinson will soon have your back. How’s that? It’s developed a neat looking little product called Conec’tires, which sits in your rim and feeds back data on tyre pressure that’s then analysed by an app on your phone to give you a whole host of information for trouble-free tyres. Pre-ride the app can suggest tyre…

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Bikes 

Your British Superbike Showdown 2017 contenders – Peter Hickman

Peter Hickman is the great all-rounder. As much at home at Brands Hatch as he is on the Glencrutchery Road, the Lincolnshire rider is top-three contender for the first time this year and has managed it with consistency. Only the Smiths BMW rider and Honda’s Jason O’Halloran have scored points in every race this year, and Hickman’s winning form on the roads can only have helped him understand the S1000RR more and more. Hickman’s 193 points and nine podium credits have come about with one win at Thruxton and two…

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U.S. House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure

      WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday unanimously approved a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles. The bill now goes to the Senate and would allow automakers to obtain exemptions to deploy up to 25,000 vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards in the first year, a cap that would rise to 100,000 vehicles annually over three years. Automakers and technology companies, including General Motors and Google’s self-driving affiliate Waymo, have been pushing for…

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Bikes 

First look: 2018 Specialized CruX Elite X1

In case you’ve been living under a rock, you may not know Specialized is clearly on a tear in 2018. With a new Tarmac and Epic highlighting their need for speed, it was time for the CruX to see an overhaul as well. The new versions of all these bikes take aim at one philosophy: simplicity. Don’t be underwhelmed, Specialized went for a year of light and fast, and the Crux falls in line. 2018 Specialized CruX Elite X1 specifications Frame: FACT 11r carbon (flatmount; 12×142) Fork: S-Works FACT 11r carbon (flatmount; 12×100) Drivetrain:…

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Mercedes teases new EQ concept for Frankfurt Motor Show

Mercedes has teased a new compact electric car that it will present in concept form at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month, which could possibly take on the ‘EQA’ moniker when it is revealed. When the new concept car arrives at Frankfurt it’ll be our second glimpse at a car filed away under Merc’s new ‘EQ’ electric mobility sub-brand, following on from the Generation EQ concept revealed at the Paris Motor Show last year. This teaser image hints strongly at the design of the new all-electric concept, which cuts a different character…

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