Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace receive new engines for 2018

2018 Jaguar F-PaceJaguar on Monday announced 2018 model year updates for its core XE, XF and F-Pace lines. The base 25t models adopt Jaguar’s latest 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 and are rated at 247 horsepower, up from 240 hp previously. Above this are the 25d models which feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine rated at 180 hp. New to XE, XF and...
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2018 BMW X3 preview

2018 BMW X3 M40iBMW on Monday unveiled a redesigned X3. The reveal took place at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina where production has just started. The first examples are due in showrooms in November, as 2018 models. The third-generation X3 is the first SUV based on BMW’s CLAR modular platform which made its debut in the 2016 7-Series. It...
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Godsil Manhattan V16: a luxury halo car for America

Godsil Manhattan V16In the early parts of the last century, some of the world’s most luxurious cars were being built in the United States. You had brands like Packard, Duesenbergs and of course Cadillac which everyone will tell you was once the “Standard of the World.” The Great Depression hurt American luxury brands hard, and while some, such as...
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4 spy shots and video

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienIt was previewed in concept form only in March but prototypes for Mercedes-AMG’s standalone sedan are already at a late stage of development. We’re talking about the production version of AMG’s GT sedan concept that was unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva auto show, and judging by the latest spy shots and video the production...
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Troubled airbag manufacturer Takata files for bankruptcy

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)Troubled Japanese parts supplier Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the United States. Takata’s debts have spiraled to an estimated $9 billion due to the massive recall program for defective airbags supplied to almost two dozen automakers and used in an estimated 100 million vehicles across the globe. At its peak, Takata...
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Ricciardo wins eventful 2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix

2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand PrixThere was plenty of drama on Sunday at the 2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. Despite it all, Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo managed to emerge from it the victor—even after dropping to the back of the grid at one point. Ricciardo was followed across the finish line by Mercedes AMG’s Valtteri Bottas and Williams...
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2019 Ferrari 488 ‘GTO’ spy shots

2019 Ferrari 488 ‘GTO’ spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienA Ferrari 488 GTB-based mule has been spotted racking up laps on the Nürburgring and some surrounding roads. The car is thought to be a tester for a hardcore version of the 488 to mark the end of the mid-engine supercar’s run. Recall, Ferrari is also running test mules for the 488’s replacement. Compared to the 488 GTB, this...
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2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix preview

Baku City Circuit, home of the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand PrixAzerbaijan held its first Formula One grand prix in 2016, although the race was run under the auspices of the European Grand Prix. The F1 circuit returns to Azerbaijan in 2017 but this time for the newly minted Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race takes place on Sunday once again on the Baku City Circuit, located in the heart of Azerbaijan’s...
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Jaguar Land Rover ready to test Level 4 self-driving car in cities

Jaguar Land Rover self-driving prototypeJaguar Land Rover on Thursday announced it is ready to start testing Level 4 self-driving car prototypes on public roads in urban environments. The prototypes are fitted with the British firm’s Autonomous Urban Drive technology which allows them to drive in complex environments without any driver involvement. According to Jaguar Land Rover...
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spied at the ‘Ring

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series prototypeMercedes-AMG’s GT R is just reaching showrooms here in the United States, but a bigger, badder and presumably faster version of the Affalterbach tuner’s standalone sports car has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring. The car is almost certain to be the GT Black Series, which AMG boss Tobias Moers has said will be ready for sale...
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Walter de Silva to design cars for Chinese EV startup Arcfox

Arcfox-7 concept, 2016 Beijing auto showFormer Volkswagen Group design boss Walter de Silva has come out of retirement to join German engineering consultancy EDAG, and his first task will be to design a fleet of cars for a Chinese electric car startup. The Italian designer quit his post at the VW Group in October 2015, a month after the emergence of the diesel scandal. During his time...
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Lamborghini CEO hints at modern Miura, 4-seat sports car

Lamborghini Miura conceptThe impending launch of the Urus SUV will see Lamborghini’s lineup expand to three distinct product lines. With the Urus, which goes on sale in 2018, starting at less than $200,000, Lamborghini is confident of hitting 3,500 sales annually. If achieved, it would bring the marque’s total sales up to the 7,000-unit range. Such a figure...
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2018 BMW X3 spied ahead of June 26 reveal

2018 BMW X3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienBMW’s next-generation X3 has been spotted testing once again. The current X3 is one of the strongest in the segment, offering snappy performance, a nice interior, good features and reasonable value for money. Due for a reveal on June 26, most likely making it a 2018 model, the new X3 will add technology, grow lighter, and likely offer more...
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