Video: 2012 Hyundai Veloster Review

Monday September 26th, 2011 at 2:99 PM
Posted by: Derek

We’ve have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Hyundai Veloster since it was announced at the NAIAS in Detroit earlier this year. Our friends at Driving Sports TV were invited to the launch event and posted a video review of the 2012 Veloster which features a 1.6-liter, GDI 4-cylinder, 138-horsepower engine and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The interior design, inspired by sport bikes, adds to the Veloster’s unique flair. Additionally, the Veloster’s sleek and lightweight design, and direct-injected engine give it an extremely efficient estimated highway 40-mpg.

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Video Review: 2011 BMW 135i vs. Modded 2009 BMW 135i

Friday February 25th, 2011 at 8:22 AM
Posted by: Derek

2011 BMW 135 vs 2009 BMW 135The Driving Sports team comes together to test how a modified 2009 BMW 135i stacks up against a brand new 2011 model. Can the N55 twin-scroll single turbo outperform a N54 twin turbo?

The BMW 1-Series began its life back in 2004 when the 3-Series was moving up in the world and BMW needed another small family car to serve as an entry model. It started off as a 5-door hatchback, but was introduced as a 2-door coupe, a 3-door hatchback, and a convertible in 2007.

The current engine selection consists of a 3.0L I-6 producing 230hp and 200 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.0L twin turbo I-6 producing 300hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Video Review: 2011 Nissan Rogue vs. 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Monday December 13th, 2010 at 3:1212 PM
Posted by: Derek

Mitsubishi redesigned the Outlander Sport for 2011, but can it go toe-to-toe against the more established sport ute – the Nissan Rogue? Watch the video as Ryan and Aaron take these city crossovers deep into the forest on a holiday challenge and drive over some real terrain more challenging than a urban street riddled with potholes.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Video Review by Driving Sports TV

Tuesday November 2nd, 2010 at 2:1111 PM
Posted by: Derek

Hyundai’s first hybrid could offer efficiency above 30 mpg, for thousands below the competition. The all-new 2011 Sonata, a sedan that has so far delivered the kind of styling, efficiency and low MSRP that sends consumers scrambling for their checkbook. Now Hyundai offers the Sonata as a hybrid model that comes loaded with nearly all of the latest and greatest tech to keep fuel consumption at a minimum. Watch Ryan as he delivers a behind-the-wheel review of the Sonata Hybrid.

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Hyundai says that the Sonata Hybrid can cruise on battery power alone at speeds of up to 62 mph. How do they do it? Under the hood, Hyundai has converted its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine to the Atkinson Cycle and added a 40-horsepower electric motor. The duo is good for a combined 206 horsepower and 193 pound-feet of torque, but the real star of the show is the car’s battery pack.

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Gymkhana 3 – Ken Block Ford Fiesta Video from l’Autodrome, France

Tuesday September 14th, 2010 at 10:99 PM
Posted by: Francois

ken block DC Monster FordThis video will show you why TV is in trouble. It is the finest content available on the subject – high performance auto entertainment. It is far better than any car video or car show you will see on TV. Plus it is a perfect blend of  entertainment and advertisement. You’re watching an ad and you don’t even care!

Ken Block  made the Gymkhana 1 video and it exploded with over 30 million views. It has upped his popularity and income potential by a magnitude 7 on the Richter scale.  He is probably the most recognized driver right now specially among the younger generation and he has helped sell many, many Subarus.

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Who is the Star, Madonna or the M5?

Friday June 11th, 2010 at 9:66 AM
Posted by: Derek

BMW Films The Hire

After watching Audi’s mini-series exploiting the new A1 and walking away feeling sorely disappointed, I had to go back and revisit the BMW 8-film series that was released almost a decade ago. Enlisting A-list directors such as John Woo, John Frankenheimer and Tony Scott, the BMW film series produced a set of excellent short films starring Clive Owen and showcasing the BMW cars. By far, my favorite was the Guy Ritchie directed film, Star with his ex-wife, Madonna, playing the most spoiled and shallow diva on screen to date. Simply hilarious. Cinematography and editing of the driving sequences were top notch with Madonna’s character being tossed around in the back seat, like a rag doll in the fluff cycle of a dryer, of an M5 while Clive Owen tears up the streets. Stick around for the last scene and you’ll see why she needs to be sent through the wash cycle.

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Video: Audi A1 "The Next Big Thing" Mini Series Part 6 of 6

Thursday June 10th, 2010 at 2:66 PM
Posted by: Derek

The new Audi A1 episode movie: The final episode reveals the secret of “the next big thing”. And it´s definitely not what John (Justin Timberlake) or anybody expected. Visit the website http://www.audi.com/a1 to watch final episode once more and experience what happend behind the scenes.

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This is the last installment of a six part mini-series and a huge letdown. The story was weak and the conclusion even weaker. I must admit the new A1 looks good, though.

I revisited The Hire BMW film series and even their weakest film short was 10 times better than this series. The legendary series of short “webisodes” featured A-list directors such as John Woo and Ridley Scott telling tales of the Hire, an enigmatic driver and the passengers that need his transportation and protection. My favorite was The Star. This short film was directed by Guy Ritchie and enlists his ex-wife, Madonna, to play the most spoiled and shallow diva on screen to date. Hilarious.

Audi please take note: storyline is key for any film to be successful and entertaining.

Visit the website http://www.audi.com/a1 to learn more about the Audi A1 and view behind-the-scenes footage. Click the link to view the first episode: The Next Big Thing

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Video: Audi A1 "The Next Big Thing" Mini Series Part 5 of 6

Tuesday June 1st, 2010 at 8:66 AM
Posted by: Derek

The new Audi A1 episode movie: In the fifth episode of “The next big thing” John and Toni (Justin Timberlake & Dania Ramirez) finally reach their destination. Visit the website http://www.audi.com/a1 to watch the fifth episode once more and and experience what happend behind the scenes.

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This is the fifth installment of a six part mini-series, with the last episode to be released next Tuesday. We’ll be featuring each episode on this blog.

Visit the website http://www.audi.com/a1 to learn more about the Audi A1 and view behind-the-scenes footage. Click the link to view the first episode: The Next Big Thing

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Video: Audi A1 "The Next Big Thing" Mini Series Part 4 of 6

Tuesday May 25th, 2010 at 7:55 AM
Posted by: Derek

The new Audi A1 episode movie: In the fourth episode of “The next big thing” John and Toni (Justin Timberlake & Dania Ramirez) manage to escape from the warehouse. Not much later they meet the pursuers again but manage to trick them by doing some driving stunts. Visit the website http://www.audi.com/a1 to watch the fourth episode once more and and experience what happend behind the scenes.

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This is the fourth installment of a six part mini-series, and the rest will be released every Tuesday every week for the next 2 weeks. We’ll be featuring each episode on this blog.

Visit the website http://www.audi.com/a1 to learn more about the Audi A1 and view behind-the-scenes footage. Click the link to view the first episode: The Next Big Thing

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Video: Audi A1 "The Next Big Thing" Mini Series Part 3 of 6

Tuesday May 18th, 2010 at 7:55 AM
Posted by: Derek

The new Audi A1 episode movie: The third episode of “The next big thing” leads John (Justin Timberlake) and Toni (Dania Ramirez) into an old warehouse where people are betting on fights. John and Toni find the person they are looking for but get themselves into trouble again.

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This is only the third episode, and the rest will be released every Tuesday every week for the next 3 weeks. We’ll be featuring each episode on this blog.

Visit the website http://www.audi.com/a1 to watch the third episode once more and experience what happened behind the scenes. Click the link to view the first episode: The Next Big Thing

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