Lamborghini stops selling cars in Iran - Autoweek TV with Rory Carroll
As if living under brutally oppressive theocratic regime wasn't bad enough, now Iranians won't be able to buy Lamborghinis. Bowing to pressure from an organization called "United against a Nuclear Iran," Lamborghini will stop selling cars in the Islamic Republic. Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon has led to some tough sanctions, but many analysts expect that the weapons program will now be abandoned in order to restore the flow of Aventadors into Tehran. BMW is pressing ahead with a plan to build a car to correspond to every digit. Early this week at the Detroit auto show, they showed off a new 4-Series, which is of course, a coupe version of the three series. Rumor has it that the Bavarians are working on a 9-Series, which will be a 6-wheeled garbage truck. An unnamed BMW executive was quoted as saying, "We would not develop anything less than the most sporting, dynamic multi-ton refuse hauler." Details on the M6 Gran Coupe, 4-series coupe debut at Detroit auto show: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119916?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social And finally, if you guessed that Sergio Marchionne was the auto-exec that dropped an ethnic slur during the Detroit auto show, you'd be correct. In explaining why the Alfa 4C would be delayed, Marchionne said, "With all due respect to my American friends, it needs to be a Wop engine," That was followed by a few moments of silent discomfort by the assembled press corps. More details: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119902?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Anyway, that's the news. We'll be back tomorrow, but until then check out our related videos at Autoweek.com and on youtube. As always, enjoy the drive.
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 - Autoweek goes off-road
Brad Constant takes the 2013 Ford F-150 FX4 Off-Road Series to The Mounds Recreational Vehicle Park north of Detroit. How will it perform in the mud and ruts of the back woods? For all our truck reviews and news, click on http://www.autoweek.com.
2014 Acura MDX prototype Detroit auto show reveal - Autoweek quick take
Acura revealed a prototype of the 2014 MDX at the North American International Auto Show. The new MDX is slated to offer a 3.5-liter V6 and should go on sale mid-2013. For photos and more detail, click on http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130115/DETROIT/130119899?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social.
2014 Acura MDX at the Detroit auto show - Autoweek detailed walkaround
This week the next-generation Acura MDX was revealed at the Detroit auto show. Take a detailed walkaround of the MDX with Autoweek west coast editor Mark Vaughn as he points out the new features of this seven-passenger SUV. For more details on the Acura MDX: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130117/DETROIT/130119860?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social