Get renewable energy for your 2019 Audi e-tron

Future owners of the 2019 Audi e-tron can be extra green with a new partnership between the automaker and Arcadia Power. Audi announced Monday it will join forces with Arcadia Power to support renewable energy production. The collaboration can provide renewable energy for owners that charge their e-tron at home. Arcadia Power connects a homeowner or...

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The 2019 BMW Z4 won’t offer a manual transmission

BMW is unlikely to offer a manual gearbox as an option on its new 2019 BMW Z4. The convertible sports car exists in a niche segment to begin with, and adding in the choice of a manual transmission would slice an already small take rate into quantities too small to matter. Speaking to Road & Track, BMW's head of R&D Klaus Fröhlich said, "At the...

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Ferrari plans 15 cars by 2022, including Purosangue SUV and V-6 models

Ferrari's new CEO Louis Camilleri has given his first major product update since taking over the reins of the fabled Italian marque following the death of his predecessor Sergio Marchionne in July. Speaking at a press conference at Ferrari's Maranello headquarters on Tuesday, Camilleri described an overall roadmap that is similar to what Marchionne had...

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2019 McLaren 600LT first drive review: Senna alternative

Braking at the same point in turn one of Budapest's Hungaroring circuit as when driving the 570S, the 600LT stops well short and then has to be driven to the turn on the throttle. It's not exactly the fastest way around, but I'm keeping my instructor happy with a conservative early-braking approach that still lets the 600LT demonstrate its vast...

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2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon receives Mojave Sand package

There's a new generation of the Ram 2500 on the way but the current one still has plenty of life left in it, especially if you opt for the off-road-oriented Power Wagon. Fiat Chrysler's truck brand on Tuesday announced that the 2500 Power Wagon will feature a Mojave Sand package for 2018. But it will only be offered in the fourth quarter of 2018, and just...

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2020 Cadillac XT6 spy shots

It's been the subject of rumors since at least 2011 but Cadillac's long-awaited three-row crossover SUV has now been spotted in the wild. Expected to go by the name XT6, the new SUV is most likely scheduled for a debut next January at the 2019 Detroit auto show ahead of a sales launch late next summer. This means we should see it arrive as a 2020 model. Our...

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Saudi Arabia invests $1B in Tesla rival Lucid

Saudi Arabia may or may not be interested in taking Tesla private but the Middle Eastern country, via its Public Investment Fund (PIF), is ready to invest in rival electric car brand Lucid Motors. Silicon Valley-based Lucid confirmed Monday that the Saudis will invest $1.0 billion in the company, believed to be for a majority stake. The deal, which is still...

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Ferrari 812 Superfast gets speedster treatment with Monza specials

Ferrari on Monday presented the latest creations from its in-house coachbuilder known as the Special Projects division to loyal customers at a private event held in Maranello, Italy. The cars are the Monza SP1 and SP2, with the “SP” in the name referencing the Special Projects division and the numerical component corresponding to the number of...

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2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV arrives with 95-KWH battery, $75,795 sticker

The battle for electric car supremacy is starting to really heat up now that established automakers are joining the fray. The latest salvo was launched by Audi in the form of the 2019 e-tron, a mid-size SUV with a big 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a very reasonable $75,795 sticker price. The e-tron was unveiled late Monday in San Francisco and is...

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