2008 Lexus LX 570

Denise McClugagge crawling in the 2008 Lexus LX 570 The LX 570 features a new 383-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine mated to a six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission. The LX 570 gets 403 lb.-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm while providing an increased towing capacity of 8,500 pounds. The LX 570 gets 12 city/18 highway miles [...]

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Racing the BMW M3 on Laguna Seca

Skip Barber instructor Jonathan Frost talked me through the turns at Laguna Seca, then he gave me a ride around the track. The all-new 2008 BMW M3 Coupe and M3 Sedan, $57,275 and $54,575 respectively, will arrive in March 2008. BMW says the all new light-alloy V-8 engine produces 414 hp at 8,300 rpm and [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:06:21-07:00March 11th, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Manufacturers, Racing, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

Paul Taylor, Chief economist, NADA

National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) I sat down with Paul Taylor, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) for a discussion on the state of the auto industry. This is the first part of a four-part discussion. How long before the California real estate market comes back? How many new cars are predicted to be [...]

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Paul Taylor, Chief economist, NADA – oil

I sat down with Paul Taylor, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) for a discussion on the state of the auto industry. This is the second part of a four part discussion. In this discussion we talk about oil, whether it will go up or down and the effect it will have on automotive [...]

Paul Taylor, Chief economist, NADA – Big 3

I sat down with Paul Taylor, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) for a discussion on the state of the auto industry. This is the third part of a four part discussion. Are the Big 3 in a recession? Toyota's sales were down in January, while General Motor's sales were up. Will Toyota start [...]

Paul Taylor, Chief economist, NADA – closing remarks

I sat down with Paul Taylor, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) for a discussion on the state of the auto industry. This is the fourth part of a four part discussion. To be in a recession, or not to be in a recession, that is not the question. Taylor talks about how close [...]

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From Los Alamos to GM’s fuel cells

General Motor's fuel cell engineering team is led by Dr. J. Byron McCormick, currently executive director, GM Fuel Cell Activities. McCormick took time to talk to me at the 2008 Detroit auto show. Listen as Dr. M takes us back to his days when he worked at Los Alamos.