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2023 BMW 3-Series receives nip and tuck with upgraded technology

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 6:15pm
The seventh-generation 3-Series has been tweaked and upgraded to keep up with the newer competition. On Tuesday, the 2023 BMW 3-Series was revealed with larger screens, revised styling, and a new place or origin for U.S. models when they arrive in July. Pricing has yet to be announced. BMW said every U.S. 3-Series will now be built at the...

Ken Block reveals Hoonipigasus: 1,400 hp, AWD, Pikes Peak race car

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 3:00pm
Ken Block will race at the 2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in a purpose-built Porsche 911 called "Hoonipigasus." Built by BBi Autosport, the latest Hoonigan vehicle is mid-engined, all-wheel drive, and boasts 1,400 hp, according to a press release from Block's Hoonigan Racing Division. It also features a specially designed...

Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV will use silicon battery tech increasing energy density

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 2:33pm
Mercedes' electric G-Class will use a new battery chemistry from American firm Sila, the automaker confirmed Tuesday in a press release. Founded in 2011, Sila has developed a high-silicon anode material the company claims can boost energy density by 20% to 40% over current lithium-ion battery chemistries, to more than 800 wh/l at the cell level...

Review: 2023 Genesis GV60 puts a more luxurious spin on the Ioniq 5 and EV6

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:00pm
The new 2023 Genesis GV60 represents the first EV for the Korean luxury automaker as it transitions towards an all-electric lineup by 2030. While the company’s gas-powered lineup has taken on new platforms that have given it some distance from its Hyundai counterparts, the new electric SUV heads back in the opposite direction and becomes the...

2023 BMW X6, 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lamborghini heads to Le Mans: Car News Headlines

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:30am
The 2023 BMW X6 was spotted undergoing track testing at the Nürburgring. The refreshed crossover SUV was covered in camouflage, but it's apparent the kidney grilles and headlights will both be tweaked along with revised rear bumper. Expect upgraded technology to find its way into the cabin. We slid behind the wheel of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz...

McLaren entering Formula E, buying Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 10:25am
McLaren Racing will enter Formula E by purchasing the Mercedes-EQ team, McLaren confirmed in a press release. McLaren will join Formula E for Season 9, which is scheduled to run from late 2022 into 2023. The company signed an option for this in January 2021, while Mercedes announced it was quitting Formula E later that year. The purchase of the...

Lamborghini teases LMDh race car, headed to 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 9:48am
Lamborghini on Tuesday released a teaser of its new race car for the upcoming LMDh (Le Mans Daytona hybrid) class. While the first LMDh cars are scheduled to enter competition in 2023, Lamborghini doesn't plan to hit the track until 2024. LMDh and its companion LMH class were created to unite the top class in global sports car racing. They allow...

2023 BMW X6 spy shots: Minor update pegged for coupe-like SUV

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 6:48am
BMW has been spotted testing prototypes for an updated version of the X6 for the first time. Prototypes for an updated version of the related X5 have been out and about for well over a year, and we should see both refreshed SUVs hit the market in the near future. They should go on sale later this year as 2023 models. The current X6 arrived in 2019...

Brabus 900 XLP brings back the G-Class pickup truck with 888 hp

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 6:00am
Mercedes-Benz no longer offers a G-Class pickup, but prolific tuner Brabus has kept the idea alive. Brabus unveiled its first G-Class pickup in 2020, and now it's back with a more powerful version. Called the Brabus 900 XLP, it's limited to just 10 units. Fitting the bed involved a 20-inch wheelbase stretch (increasing overall length by 27.1...

Charles Leclerc crashed Niki Lauda's Ferrari 312B3 F1 race car

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 1:45pm
Ferrari Formula One driver Chalres Leclerc crashed one of three-time champion Niki Lauda's Ferrari F1 cars during a demonstration run at the 2022 Monaco Historic Grand Prix on Sunday. Leclerc was on his third lap in the 1973 Ferrari 312B3 when, owing to a suspected brake failure, he lost the rear end and backed the vintage F1 car into a wall at...

2023 Cadillac Lyriq costs $62,990, has 312 miles of range

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 1:40pm
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV will start at $62,990 (including a $1,195 destination charge) and will have an EPA-estimated 312 miles of range, Cadillac confirmed Monday in a press release. Those numbers apply to the base rear-wheel drive version, which will be available to order starting May 19. Deliveries are expected to start this fall...

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance puts Mission R into real-world track testing

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 1:06pm
Porsche has begun real-world testing of technology from its Mission R electric race car concept in a Cayman-based prototype. The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance combines the body shell from the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport racer with the Mission R's powertrain and battery tech, Porsche explained Monday in a press release. That means the Cayman GT4...

Review: The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class embraces the softer side of compact luxury

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:00pm
Luxury automakers spend a lot of time shouting about how sporty their compact sedans are in a race to the top of a virtual performance mountain. But the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class zags where the other zig, acknowledging that plenty of car shoppers want comfort and luxuriousness in a smaller footprint, and it fills that need rather nicely. The...

2023 Nissan Z, 2024 Chevrolet Blazer, 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: Car News Headlines

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:30am
We drove the 2023 Nissan Z and found it to be faster, softer, and better looking than before. With more power, more technology, and a stiffer structure, Nissan didn't reinvent the Z, but it moved the icon forward into the current decade. We spotted the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV undergoing testing in prototype form. Lacking production headlights...

Maserati MC20 Cielo will be name of MC20 spyder

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:52am
Along came a spyder from Italy and its name was Cielo. On Monday, Maserati announced the MC20 Cielo as the name of its supercar convertible before its debut on May 25. Maserati said the Cielo name translates to sky, highlighting the open-air nature of the drop-top MC20 supercar. While the roof on prototypes have been heavily camouflaged, the MC20...

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class debuts June 1 with hybrid powertrains

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:11am
The redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will debut on June 1, the automaker announced Monday. Mercedes-Benz confirmed that the 2023 GLC-Class will be electrified with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Expect base models to feature a turbo-4 with 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque paired with mild-hybrid technology adding 23 hp and 147 lb-ft. A...

Trans Am Worldwide 70/SS throws it back to the 1970 Chevelle Super Sport

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 9:37am
The Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport is back, sort of, but it's not coming from General Motors. On Saturday, Trans Am Worldwide introduced the Chevrolet 70/SS with more than 1,500 horsepower, a manual transmission, and enough nostalgia in its design to please anyone missing the '70s. Tod Warmack, co-founder of Trans Am Worldwide (which is the sister...

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV spy shots: Electric mid-size SUV spotted

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 6:48am
An electric Chevrolet Blazer is coming next year as a 2024 model and we have fresh spy shots of what appears to be a prototype for the new battery-powered mid-size SUV. The prototype is heavily camouflaged, but we can already see that the design is very different to the one on the current internal-combustion Blazer which Chevy is likely to keep on...

Review: 2023 Nissan Z gets faster, softer, better looking

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:01am
The 2023 Nissan Z only exists because of enthusiasts within the company. Back-channel dealings by sports car product chief Hiroshi Tamura and design boss Alfonso Albaisa resulted in a design beautiful enough to convince Nissan brass it was worth continuing the Z’s 53-year history. The one caveat was the new car would have to be based on the...

Jay Leno checks out an SR20-powered Datsun 1600 restomod

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 6:00am
The Datsun 1600 laid the foundation for the 240Z and the line of Nissan Z sports cars that followed. Mike Spagnola of Purpose Built Motors respected that heritage while upgrading a 1600's performance to turn it into a tasteful restomod that recently appeared on "Jay Leno's Garage." In addition to being special to Datsun and Nissan fans, the 1600...

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