Posts by: Anthony Punt

All-New BMW 7 Series Offers Remote Parking and Other Luxuries

The new BMW 7 Serieswon’t be in dealerships until late 2015 at the earliest, which means the automaker has plenty of time to whet the public’s appetite with teaser videos like the one at the end of this post.... Before we show you some of the cool luxury features for the next-generation 7 Series, allow us to briefly summarize BMW’s recent announcements. Most notably, the 2016 B

BMW Sees Your Driving Future with Augmented Vision Glasses

If you were told that a pair of glasses could help operate your vehicle, you might think that person was either crazy or a time traveller from the future. Or maybe you just haven’t heard about BMW’s augmented vision prototype. Mini, a UK division of BMW, revealed its Augmented Vision concept, a pair of augmented reality driving glasses that allow drivers to see vehicle information typi

BMW Doubles Down on Production of its Green Car Award Winning i8

Sales of the BMW i8were brisk in 2014—after all, the BMW Group sold out of every i8 vehicle it manufactured last year—and they have continued to sell well in the first few months of 2015. So with that level of success, it only makes sense for BMW to keep giving customers what they want. According to Green Car Reports, BMW plans on doubling sales of its “i” plug-in electric

Honda Odyssey Sails to the Top of U.S. News’ Best Family Cars List

In Homer’s Odyssey, it took Odysseus twenty years to return home to Ithaca after fighting in the Trojan War. In about the same span of time, U.S. News & World Report has named the Honda Odysseyhas been named Best Minivan for Families for the fifth consecutive year. We’ll leave it to you to decide which is the more impressive achievement. The 2015 Honda Odyssey also made U.S. News&r

Mercedes-Benz C-Class is Top of the Class at World Car Awards

Mercedes-Benz was a big winner at this year’s World Car Awards. The German automaker snagged three awards, including 2015 World Car of the Year for its C-Class sedan series. In addition, Mercedes-Benz’s S-Coupe was named World Luxury Car of the Year and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT won World Performance Car of the Year honors. The award winnerswere announced at a press conference hosted

Play Pac-Man on Your Local Streets Thanks to Google Maps

Is it an April Fools’ Day trick or a sweet gaming treat? Google must employ a few fans of classic arcade games, which would explain why you can now play Pac-Man on Google Maps. The game play is fiendishly simple: once you’re on Google Maps, find your area of the country and then click on the Pac-Man icon on the bottom left corner of the screen. From there, your streets will be littered

Kia Soul EV to Make its Lone Star State Debut This June

By popular demand, the Kia Soul EVwill be sold in five states this summer: Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Kia’s announcement comes on the heels of the successful launch of the Soul EV in California in late 2014. According to Kia, customers in these states "expressed significant interest"in the Soul EV. There would appear to be an electric vehicle infrastructure capable of sup

2015 Dodge Challenger: '70s Muscle Inspiration

Since its entry onto the American muscle car scene some 45 years ago, the Dodge Challenger has been held in high esteem. First appearing in 1970, the iconic Challenger has evolved continually and progressively into a legendary status symbol. It's often said "variety is the spice of life" and the Dodge team delivers tons of variety in the 2015 Challenger lineup starting at $26,995. It includes eig

Subaru Forester: Crossover Toughness

In an era where the trend is toward soft, Subaru has taken a hard line with the Forester. In recent years, we've seen an increasing migration away from sport utility vehicles with substantial off-road capabilities toward softer crossover utility vehicles that can venture off-road, but not very far. By definition, a Sport Utility Vehicle is truck-based with body-on-frame construction and rear-wheel

Review of The 2015 Lexus RC F

The 2015 Lexus RC F is the powerful new high-performance coupe from Lexus. The car not only looks amazing but performs great too. Lexus built this car to perform head to head with the BMW M4 and Audi RS5, which is no small task. Car and Driver has a complete reviewof the RC F and I encourage everyone to read it if you're interested. One take-away from the review is the issue of weight. The RC F wa