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Euro-Spec Ford Focus RS Also Getting Limited Slip Diff Option

Ford Performance wants enthusiasts from both sides of the Atlantic and after announcing the North American Limited Edition of the Focus RS, they went and published details about the new option pack for the European version of the same car

No surprises here, because Ford offers European customers the same offer in the form of the new option package, the highlight of which is the addition of a Quaife mechanical limit-slip differential for the front axle.

Other features included in the new option package are the signature Nitrous Blue paintjob, paired with a matte black roof, mirror caps and rear spoiler, a set of 19 “glossy black forged alloys, front Recaro shawl seats in a dressed dyed nitrous Blue / Black upholstery and the Brembo four-piston brake calipers finished in RS Blue.
“For the hardcore driving enthusiast, the additional mechanical grip of the Quaife LSD will make it even easier to move the speed through a corner on the track and maximize the acceleration on the way out.” Leo Ro…

Latest Volvo XC60 Review puts it over the Jaguar F-PACE

Buying a compact premium SUV nowadays means to choose between several models, all of which can be considered realistically excellent.
So, where does the new volvo XC60 leave? According to AutoExpress® Steve Fowler, the latest product of the Swedish brand can easily be positioned somewhere at the top of the segment.
He goes so far as to say that during the F-PACE will offer a very sporty ride. Our own Zac Estrada also concluded in his review, the XC60 is more comfortable, better built and has more technology than its British rivals. So, 3-1 in favor of the Volvo?

In fact, if you want your compact premium SUV to have the latest features on board, you can argue that the only model that can challenge the new XC60 is tech-wise, the 2017 Audi Q5
Other, such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sports, Lexus NX and even the Porsche Macan are equipped with somewhat older semi-autonomous and connected technology

1 Times Square pedestrian killed, others hurt after car jumps curb

One woman was killed and 22 other pedestrians were struck when a speeding car plowed into a crowd in New York's Times Square on Thursday afternoon.

The suspected driver, Richard Rojas, was taken into custody in the incident, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference. The 26-year-old Bronx man had two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated, in 2008 and 2015, and he was being tested for alcohol consumption on Thursday. Rojas is a U.S. citizen who previously served in the Navy, authorities said.

There's no indication the crash was related to terrorism, de Blasio said; however, the White House and FBI were made aware of the incident.

Of those who were hit, an 18-year-old woman was killed and her 13-year-old sister injured. Four of the 22 injuries were considered critical, officials said, though all were expected to survive. Three other people were in serious condition.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene as the car careened the wrong way down three blo…

Watchdog says VW Made $ 26 billion of cheating diesel in France

France’s consumer deficit Watchdog believes that Volkswagen has sold 22.78 billion euros (25.65 billion dollars) by selling its diesel emissions in the country Reuters reported
Local publication Le Monde reported for the first time on the news last week, stating a file sent to the prosecutors by the DGCCRF Anti-Fraud Office. It is also argued that the German brand, by not having enabled the technology to comply with the rules, has raised 1.52 billion Euros (1.69 billion US dollars).

The results of the agency could be used by the Paris Prosecutor to condemn VW and the DGCCRF says that it is possible that the company is beaten with fines worth 10 percent of its annual income, about 22 billion dollars ,
Volkswagen has already been ordered to pay a fine of $ 2.8 billion in the United States in a saga that has already cost well over $ 20 billion.

Designers take on a Mercedes hybrid Supercar looks fit outlandish

Mercedes-AMG’s project A hypercar will debut in a few months at the Frankfurt Motor Show. But in the meantime, we are drooling over this Mercedes supercar concept created by a Behance designer.
The man behind the vehicle, Yicheng Fan was inspired by iconic Mercedes models of the past as well as the design philosophy, which is less & # 39 ;. In doing so, he created a vehicle that does not look next to the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

The front facade of the vehicle is dominated by an elongated windshield that melts seamlessly into the bonnet and the front bumper. Other striking features are small headlights, large air intakes and a Mercedes badge that seems to float in front of the radiator. On the sides, the super sports car does not have any visible air intakes (see McLaren 720S) and has a series of cameras, which protrude from the side windows instead of conventional wing mirrors.
From behind we see a set of flying buttresses, an aggressive stern diffuser and what seems to be a single,…

2017 Jeep Compass Rating: Baby Grand

Jeep sells nothing but SUVs, and for the most part they are excellent SUVs. The exceptions were the Jeep Compass and Patriot, two crossover who shared their mechanical bits with the Dodge Caliber. Jeep has resold them since the caliber went down in 2012 because Americans are crazy about crossover, also not-so-good. Nevertheless, the compass and patriot have hardly deserved to be called jeeps. They are almost gone, although the Patriot is still being sold as a model in 2017, replaced by this new compass, which only shares the seven letters with its predecessor.
The compass is exactly what the old one was: beautiful, capable, fun and functional. Now tightly seated in Jeep’s lineup between the smaller Renegade and larger Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, the compass completes an all-SUV lineup, which is except for no exceptions.

Rugged appearance The compass is a beautiful compact SUV. More than the weird-looking Cherokee or Boxy Renegade, it catches the same hard-but-challenging person a…

Would you spend $ 100,000 on the Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum?

When it comes to splashing on a massive luxury SUV, the Escalade ESV Platinum is too big to ignore.
In the course of this video, Doug DeMuro argues both for and against the possession of such a vehicle, which means that it is up to you to decide whether we could live with his shortcomings.
Speaking of that, you do not have to look far to find a bit too much Chevy Tahoe in the Escalade, which is unfortunate for the expensive ESV Platinum model.

The first thing that could deter you is the floppy column shifter that looks and feels like a gear selector on a luxury car. Then there is the bottom half of the door panels, which is again unworthy of that $ 100,000 sticker price.
Of course, it’s not all bad with the Escalade ESV Platinum. Apparently all you need to do to justify this as a purchase is to go for a ride and dive into the ultra-quiet cabin and smooth ride. On the paper, even the performance is good, although you do not feel it as much as you are in a smaller vehicle.
In the end you buy…