Day: April 10, 2021

Test driving Google’s app in the Volkswagen ID.4

Google’s Android Auto started off with a bang in 2014. The app promised that your car’s infotainment system could communicate with your phone, and vice versa. Finally, you could make your car’s display just as powerful as the one in your pocket!

However, things didn’t go as smoothly as Google likely anticipated. Manufacturer adoption of Android Auto lagged far behind that of Apple’s own system, known as CarPlay. Even the cars that did have it faced limitations, such as a lack of wireless support and a dated interface. It wouldn’t be until 2019 that Google would finally push a UI overhaul to the system as well as some upgraded features, including wireless connections.

Related: 15 best Android Auto apps to get the most out of it

Now, things are looking back up for Google. More manufacturers than ever support Android Auto. As the years go on, there won’t be

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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Is One Of The World’s Most Renowned Favorites

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As a European sports car importer in the 1950s, Max Hoffmann used his influence to refine European sports cars into the legends they are known as today. One of his most notable accomplishments came in the form of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing,” the result of which evolved to create the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster.

This masterpiece of automotive history all started with the 1952 Le Mans W194 competition coupe’s rigid and lightweight tubular space-frame chassis, modified of course to accept traditional style swing-open doors. Under the hood is a M198 3.0-liter straight-6 that utilizes a unique direct fuel-injection system to produce 225-horsepower to the car’s rear wheels.

For the sake of style, the engine was canted at a 45-degree angle which allowed it to fit under the car’s sleek hood. According to Road & Track, the 300SL was capable of a 7.4-second 0-60

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1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series Represents A Rise In Popularity

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Throughout American automotive history the big three have gotten a good portion of the attention from enthusiasts and collectors, but most automakers actually put more effort into their sister-company offerings.

You only have to look as far as Lincoln and Ford to see that sometimes the better vehicle can be had by buying a car made by a subsidiary. Though Ford vehicles often drew more excitement from buyers, Lincoln was arguably the better choice. This is especially true of the 1989 Lincoln Town Car. It had all the makings of a true Luxury car but, with a 5.0-liter electronic fuel injected V8 engine and an automatic transmission with overdrive, it didn’t skimp on performance either. On top of this long list of excellent standard features, the Signature Series Town Car was reserved for buyers who only wanted the best of the best.

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