Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for R3 Media since 2006, Chris Davies is currently executive editor for SlashGear and Android Community. Based in San Francisco, he's responsible for SlashGear's editorial decisions and covers all forms of consumer technology. You can follow him on Twitter.

This 2016 BMW M2 Coupe looks like a future classic

This 2016 BMW M2 Coupe looks like a future classic

Small needn't mean meek, and the 2016 BMW M2 Coupé is an excellent example of that. Making its global debut at the North American International Auto Show 2016 in Detroit this week, the potent little two-door borrows some of the aggressive style - and even some components - from its bigger siblings, but packages it into a (somewhat) more affordable machine.

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745HP VLF Force 1 V10 shows American super-muscle isn’t dead

745HP VLF Force 1 V10 shows American super-muscle isn’t dead

VLF may not be a name you're familiar with, but you certainly wouldn't miss the company's Force 1 V10 if it passed you on the highway. Handiwork of Henrik Fisker, racing driver Ben Keating, and former GM chairman Bob Lutz, the slinky coupe might look like the Fisker Karma hybrid that tried - and quite spectacularly failed - to do what Tesla has achieved, but it wears no eco-halo.

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Acura Precision Concept revealed to give luxe rebirth

Acura Precision Concept revealed to give luxe rebirth

Acura is looking to get back to its "Precision Crafted Performance" roots with the new Precision Concept, a striking sedan revealed at the NAIAS 2016. Aiming to influence tomorrow's Acura sedans - and give them a needed aggressive and distinctive boost - the bright red four-door with its B-pillarless suicide doors is no mere concept, Honda's luxury division says, but a design study to revamp the brand on its 30th anniversary.

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It’s here: the next-generation 2017 Honda Ridgeline

It’s here: the next-generation 2017 Honda Ridgeline

It feels like the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been a long time coming, but the hotly-anticipated truck aims to make a splash at the NAIAS 2016 this week. Set to go on sale in the first half of this year, the 2017 Ridgeline is larger, more powerful, but more efficient than the truck it replaces, offering features like rear-wheel drive and Apple CarPlay for the first time.

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This is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This is the car Mercedes-Benz believes will make you forget the BMW 5 Series and ignore the Audi A6. Making its debut at the NAIAS, the 2017 E-Class is a complete redesign for the 10th-generation, scaling up the on-road presence while boosting safety and luxury, and raiding the self-driving technologies previously only found on Mercedes' flagship.

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Chevrolet’s Bolt EV gets 200HP and 0-30 mph in 2.9s

Chevrolet’s Bolt EV gets 200HP and 0-30 mph in 2.9s

We knew the Bolt EV was cute and set to be affordable for an EV; now we know just how peppy that $30k car will be. Chevrolet has announced drivetrain details for the new Bolt EV, which will have more than 200 miles of range, and use a new Electronic Precision Shift system along with a shift-and-park by wire, which Chevy says will be faster, smoother, and more efficient than traditional systems.

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Ford turns to wearables for sleepy, stressed driver data

Ford turns to wearables for sleepy, stressed driver data

Your next Ford could track your heart rate and leave a bigger cruise control comfort zone when you're stressed, just one of the projects the company is working on in its new Automotive Wearables Experience lab. The group, part of Ford's Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Michigan, is looking at how wearable tech like smartwatches and fitness trackers can be hooked into increasingly complex vehicle systems.

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