2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hot hatch revealed with 302 horsepower

Mercedes-AMG has revealed its first take on Mercedes-Benz's new generation of compact cars. The car is the new A35 based on the A-Class hatchback, and it was revealed on Wednesday ahead of the world debut next month at the 2018 Paris auto show. The A35 isn't a direct replacement for the outgoing A45. That model is due out later. That's right. AMG will now...

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2019 BMW Z4 power details revealed: More turbos, more power, no manual

BMW released powertrain and performance specifications for the 2019 BMW Z4 on Tuesday, nearly a month after revealing the new two-seat roadster at Pebble Beach. Base Z4s, dubbed the Z4 sDrive30i Roadster, will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The base turbo-4 is related to similar engines found in other...

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For those without the means to own: McLaren 600LT configurator now live

The vast majority of the population won't have the means to actually purchase McLaren's 600LT, but the company has been so kind to launch an online configurator. The configurator allows anyone to design a version of the track-focused sports car to his or her dreams. But even the public gets a watered down version. McLaren said soon-to-be owners have access...

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DOJ wants to know if Tesla CEO Elon Musk broke the law in going-private tweets

On August 7 Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about taking the automaker private. While it may have seemed to slip out of the news, the tweet had not slipped the minds of federal agencies. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) now has an open investigation into the Silicon Valley company, and whether it violated any...

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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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