Reports: these engines will power the 2020 Ford Explorer

Ford is busy readying a new version of the Explorer for the 2020 model year. We already know that the police version will come standard with a hybrid powertrain. We also know that a Sporty ST version is in the works. Now, after a bit of information has leaked out on the Internet, we also know which engines we can expect to find under the hood. Jalopnik...

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Brabus-tuned 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class turns up the power, baffles with styling

The German tuner Brabus turns Mercedes-Benz products into even more powerful yet still luxurious monster machines. Usually, Brabus does a fair job of subtly upgrading styling as well. Brabus has gotten its hands on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G500 and done a fantastic job of making powertrain improvements. As far as the looks go, we're not in love. First, the...

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BMW’s X7 has been tested to the extremes

BMW is working on a full-size SUV with third-row seats called the X7. Prototypes have been testing for a while and a world debut is expected at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show this November. While most owners of the X7 will likely never venture off the pavement with their luxury SUVs, for the few that may, BMW's engineers have gone to great lengths to ensure...

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Hennessey straps the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to the dyno

It's fairly common knowledge that the horsepower figures automakers parade around don't reflect power at the wheels. Rather, it's how much hp the engine makes at the crankshaft. Therefore, we need a dynamometer to measure just how much power is getting to the ground. Thankfully, Hennessey Performance Engineering has one, and it strapped the 2019 Chevrolet...

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Elon Musk says talks with Saudis led him to tweet "funding secured"

Tesla [NYSE: TSLA] CEO Elon Musk provided insight Monday behind his "funding secured" comment made last week when he floated the idea of taking the automaker private. Musk released a statement on Tesla's blog and wrote the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia approached him multiple times in the last two years to discuss taking Tesla private. The Saudis...

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Aston Martin likely to race Valkyrie successor at Le Mans

Aston Martin is more likely to race the successor to its Valkyrie and not the Valkyrie itself in the so-called Hypercar class (a name is yet to be selected) that will replace LMP1 as the premier class of the World Endurance Championship, and thus the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. The news was revealed by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer in an interview with...

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Ford will shrink platform count to just 5

Alan Mulally helped steer Ford through the previous decade's global financial crisis by moving the automaker's global lineup onto a core set of platforms under a strategy known as One Ford. It saw Ford go from 30 platforms prior to Mulally joining as CEO in 2006 down to nine in 2015, a year after Mulally passed the reins on to Mark Fields. Current Ford CEO...

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2019 Opel Astra spy shots and video

Opel engineers are out testing a prototype for a facelifted version of the Astra compact hatchback. The facelifted Astra is expected on sale in markets where Opel operates sometime next year. The tweaks constitute a mid-cycle update for the current Astra which made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. We can expect a new front fascia and revised...

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2020 Cadillac CT4 spy shots

Cadillac's new small sedan has been spotted for the first time. The car will serve as a direct replacement for the ATS and will likely carry the CT4 name into production. It is expected on the market in late 2019 as a 2020 model. Cadillac has previously referred to the car as a compact but it will be bigger than compact offerings already on the market like...

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