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Tesla Owners Might Find Servicing Easier Thanks To New Self-Diagnostic Feature
With the new “self-diagnosis” feature, Tesla aims to improve the service experience. As Elon Musk prioritizes servicing concerns for Tesla’s second quarter, this new feature is anticipated to reduce the hassles in servicing. According to Twitter user @Tesla_Adi, it runs a scan to see if any faults are present and checks for potential issues during the servicing appointment.
We compare Chevy’s first fully electric SUV, the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer, against the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Volkswagen ID.4. The entry-level Blazer 1LT is the second most expensive vehicle in the group in terms of pricing, with the VW ID.4 offering the best value. The Blazer RS also claims an impressive 320-mile range, finishing second behind the Tesla Model Y. GM claims that the Blazer SS will achieve a 0-60 mph time of “less than” 4 seconds, while the performance Mach-E and Model Y are both listed at 3.5 seconds. Inside, boasting a large 11-inch configurable instrument pack, the Blazer bests them all.
In the near future, BMW will rule the Czech Republic’s roads. Not by sales but by becoming the Czech Republic’s new police car. The firm has already received orders for more than 70 BMW 540i xDrive Touring cars (modified for police duty). Rated at 335hp, most of these BMWs will be adorned in a police livery, while the unmarked ones will be used for high-speed pursuits.
We now have a list of the ten most searched used vehicles in America, courtesy of Australia’s Compare The Market price website. Surprisingly, the top three best-selling vehicles in 2021 didn’t cut it. The Jeep Grand Cherokee beats the Honda CR-V for ninth place. The midfield is dominated by Honda and Toyota models, with the Tesla Model 3 taking third place. To the surprise (or not) of many, the Jeep Wrangler wins the competition with 760,940 searches, and the Toyota Tacoma comes in second.
The Pagani Huayra R is a hypercar turned up to 11, and we get to see and hear it in action thanks to a video of it putting down some hot laps at Monza. With 838 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine from AMG genuinely sings a fantastic symphony that harmonizes flawlessly with the gearshifts.
This Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat received a prodigious wide body from Lion’s Kit, fitted by German tuning company S. Bader Karosserie und Lack. The kit makes the super sedan even wider than an Aventador, with prominent fenders, dark copper-colored wheels, a ducktail spoiler, and the Hellcat Redeye hood. Its supercharged V8 also received treatment, including a GME Performance exhaust and Momentum GT coil air intake.
YouTuber Westen Champlin Ford Mustang with a 5.9-liter, six-cylinder Cummins diesel engine that outputs more than 230 horsepower. Why? So that its owner can haul his boat with ease while the car exhales a cloud of smoke. The jury’s out on this one, but we’re keen to know what you think.
What Else Is Making The News
A Chess Robot Breaks A Child’s Finger During A Russian Chess Match
Chess robot grabs and breaks finger of seven-year-old opponent https://t.co/Ol6S4YTxHx
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 24, 2022
A robot crushed the finger of its seven-year-old opponent during the Moscow Chess Open on July 19. CCTV footage reveals the robot grabbing the boy’s finger mid-game and breaking it before adults rush in to rescue him. The president of the Moscow Chess Federation stated that after making a move, some time should be allowed for the robot to respond.
Max Verstappen Claims French Grand Prix Victory After Charles Leclerc Crashes From Lead
RedBull’s Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix following an unfortunate retirement of the race leader, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari. This adds to the five DNF drivers in this race. Second place was claimed by Lewis Hamilton ahead of George Russell in third, placing both Mercedes drivers on the podium.