2014 BMW 328d, d as in diesel, on Driving the Nation

BMW debuted the new 328d Sedan at the 2013 New York International Auto show. The 328d will feature BMWs 2.0-liter TwinPower diesel 4-cylinder engine. It produces 181 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, available from 1,750 rpm. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 328d Sedan will accelerate from 0 “ 60 [...]

Toyota of Europe – hybrids, manuals, automatics, diesel on Driving the Nation

Bart Eelen, Manager of Product Manager for Toyota Europe, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Toyota and Lexus of Europe sales. The Toyota Auris and Yaris are the most popular Toyotas in Europe. What is the breakdown between hybrids, diesel and gasoline? 92% of Lexus sales in Europe are hybrids. What else is [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:39-07:00September 25th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Europe, Lexus, Luxury vehicles, Toyota, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

Want a 4-door Corvette? Buy a Cadillac CTS-V Sport

Cadillac CTS-V Sport You know you want it, where do you get it? Do you want two more doors on your Vette? Buy a Cadillac CTS-V Sport. I don't blame you for feeling like you have to buy a sports car to get the feel of a sports car, but you are wrong. You have [...]

BMW i8 unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show (IAA) on Driving the Nation

Henrik Wenders, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the BMW i8: a new generation sports car. The BMW i8 is a 2+2-seater with visionary design and intelligent lightweight construction, which opens the door to both emission-free driving on city roads and sports performance on country roads and motorways. As a new generation sports [...]

Pininfarina’s CEO, Silvio Pietro Angori, on the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso coupe concept on Driving the Nation

Pebble Beach, CA - Silvio Pietro Angori, Pininfarina's CEO, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso coupe concept that was unveiled at the BMW Villa at Pebble Beach, CA. At the USA premier lifestyle event Angori talked about the aesthetic values of the concept, which lines the design was [...]

Tesla; oops, I did it again! Another over-exaggeration

Tesla over exaggerating John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor radio show, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Tesla's non-existent, over-exaggerated 5.4-star rating and selling in China. According to Reuters, Zhan Baosheng, the businessman in the southern China province of Guangdong, owns the "Tesla" trademark in China, according to his agent who [...]

Porsche family heritage

the history of the Porsche family Stuttgart, Germany - In this video Dieter tells us the history of the Porsche family. Stuttgart, Germany Dieter Landenberger, the head of Porsche museum archives, gave Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, a private tour around the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany. From June 4 to September 29, 2013, in [...]

By |2020-02-02T17:53:51-08:00August 17th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Luxury vehicles, Manufacturers, Porsche, Video|0 Comments

Maserati’s Paolo Martinelli on engine design and racing on Driving the Nation

Modena, Italy - Paolo Martinelli is a legend in the Formula One racing and in engine design, especially during Michael Schumacher's reign. Martinelli took the time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com in Modena, Italy at Maserati's headquarters. Martinelli is now powertrain director for Maserati. All Maserati engines are developed at the Ferrari [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:42-07:00August 7th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Luxury vehicles, Maserati, Racing, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

August 2, 2013 real wheels Washington Post

BMWi3 full electric car Good morning Warren and Friends Warren and I attended a BMWi3 full electric car event. This is a game-changer because it is not only fully electric (with the option of a range extender) but because it is made of carbon fiber. It also has a very cool feature in the NAV [...]

50 years of Porsche 911 in Stuttgart, Germany pt. 2

Stuttgart, Germany Dieter Landenberger, the head of Porsche museum archives, gave Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, a private tour around the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany. From June 4 to September 29, 2013, in the Porsche Museum, you can view the Anniversary Exhibition of Porsche celebrating “50 Years of 911”. Free admission All 911 drivers [...]

By |2020-02-02T18:12:26-08:00June 25th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Europe, Luxury vehicles, Manufacturers, Porsche, Video|Tags: |0 Comments