2019 Jaguar XE and XF get 300 Sport trim

Jaguar on Thursday unveiled a new 300 Sport trim for the XE and XF, though the availability of the trim in the United States remains unknown. Introduced for 2019 and designed for models equipped with the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, the 300 Sport trim adds a number of sporty touches inside and out. There's no missing the 300 Sport badging front...

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Brabham drops first details, photo of BT62 supercar

The new automotive division of the Brabham race team released the first specs and photos for its upcoming track-focused supercar on Thursday. Called the BT62, a naming convention that links the car with past Brabham race cars, including several Formula 1 World Championship winners, the new supercar is due for a reveal on May 2. However Brabham couldn’t wait to …

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VW to return to Pikes Peak with ID R electric racer

Volkswagen's motorsport division has been busy since ending its dominant run in the World Rally Championship at the close of the 2016 season. VW confirmed last year it will be returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2018, with 2017's winner Romain Dumas set to hop behind the wheel of a custom race car called the ID R Pikes Peak, new...

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BMW’s biggest battery will have 120-KWH capacity, over 400 miles of range

The BMW Group's plans for an electrified future will arrive in several stages over the next seven years, and part of the strategy will include a whopping 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack capable of providing over 400 miles of range. The battery specifications were noted in an Automotive News (subscription required) report on Wednesday. BMW Group research and...

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Trump and Putin receive their presidential rides this summer

One of the perks of being the head of state of a major country is that you normally receive a heavily armored albeit still plush limo to ride in. And when we're talking nations the size of the United States and Russia, you'll find the leaders often receive standalone models that you won't see in a showroom. Case in point are the new presidential limos being...

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BMW shows off next-generation digital instrument cluster

BMW has given us a peek at its forthcoming digital instrument display, and it promises to offer customizable information and greater ease of use. In the Tuesday announcement at Digital Day 2018, BMW said the new digital gauge cluster will be part of what it calls Operating System 7.0. The system is entirely digital, and it has been tailored to the user's...

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Mercedes-Benz 190 2.3-16V raced by Niki Lauda at Nürburgring for sale

Niki Lauda is a living legend. The Austrian race car driver has three Formula One championships to his name, and he's considered one of the all-time greats. Immortalized as the foil to James Hunt in the motion picture "Rush," he is more known to race fans for driving for March, BMR, Ferrari, Brabham, and McLaren. He also had a memorable stint in a special...

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American automakers lobbying for 91-octane gasoline as the new regular

Our gas is listed in a range of octane offerings, but American automakers are looking to simply that. By doing so, they say, they'll clean up the air, boost fuel economy, and save us money at the pump. According to a report in Automotive News, GM, Ford, and FCA are working with the U.S. Council for Automotive Research on a plan to change from three octane...

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Global Rallycross is likely dead, 2018 events cancelled

Following major changes to the series this year, Red Bull Global Rallycross is likely dead. The series, not to be confused with the FIA World Rallycross Championship, has reportedly been struggling for months with a series of lawsuits and unpaid bills, Jalopnik reported on Tuesday. Surfing over to the series' official website shows a completely blank events...

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Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen departs brand

A major executive shuffle played out on Wednesday as General Motors announced Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen is leaving the brand, effective immediately. Replacing the now-ex Cadillac boss is Steven K. Carlisle, who was most recently managing director and President of GM Canada. De Nysschen has been an integral figure at Cadillac since his appointment...

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