Over at Autonews we picked up this little auto tech tidbit… While the Ford F-150 is shedding pounds to improve fuel economy, the 2014 Ram 1500 used a new diesel engine to achieve a highway rating of 28 mpg, the highest for any pickup on sale in the United States! The rating was posted last week on the EPA’s fueleconomy.gov.
The Ram pickup now has the two highest fuel economy ratings among full-sized pickups. The Ram 1500 HFE with a 3.6-liter V-6 gasoline engine is rated at 18 city/25 highway/21 combined. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel starts at $30,465, including delivery. The price is $2,850 higher than a similarly equipped Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine, the company said. Read more >
Let’s talk about making your tires last longer with regular tire rotation and wheel balancing. Let’s start with tire rotation. In normal driving, your front tires wear more on the shoulders, because they handle much of the cornering forces in turns. Front-wheel drive vehicles have even more force on the front tires. We rotate the tires so that all the tires do some duty on the front end, as well as getting a little break on the back end.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG is one of the fastest and most luxurious sedans on the market. German host Sarah Sauer decided to take one for a spin and spend a day living in the lap of luxury. The Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG is powered by a 6.0 liter twin-turbo V12 engine making 621-hp and 732 kb-ft of torque. 0 to 60 mph comes in at 4.2 seconds! Now that’s some serious asphalt-grinding power. 🙂 A fun automobile, or unnecessary overkill? We’ll let you be the judge. Check out the video review below: