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AMG GT sedan, BMW M8 race car, SP-110 Edonis supercar: This Week’s Top Photos

Mercedes-AMG will add a standalone sedan to its arsenal of fast cars this summer. A late-stage prototype was spotted this week, revealing a number of new clues about the final design. Another Mercedes in the headlines this week was the W125 grand prix racer of the 1930s. A special streamliner version 80 years ago set an average top speed of 268.8 mph over...

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NYC could become first US city with London-style congestion charge

Some drivers in one specific part of New York City could have to pay new charges in a pay-to-drive plan that would charge them $11.52 to enter the busiest parts of Manhattan. Under the congestion-charge plan, according to The New York Times last Thursday, the "Fix NYC" task force working for New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed levying a charge on...

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2020 Volvo V60, Range Rover Coupe, Ferrari 488 GTO: The Week In Reverse

We spotted the 2020 Volvo V60; Land Rover announced the Range Rover SV Coupe; and photos of the Ferrari 488 GTO surfaced. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. A prototype of the upcoming 2020 Volvo V60 wagon was spotted undergoing cold weather testing. Looking like a squished XC60, the new V60 will be a shorter sibling to the crossover...

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Jeep mulls sub-Renegade SUV for sale outside US

Jeep is investigating adding an SUV positioned below its compact Renegade, the SUV brand's CEO Mike Manley revealed to Automotive News (subscription required) in an interview published Wednesday. He said Jeep was looking “very closely” at the vehicle, which if built would be off-limits for the United States because of its diminutive size. It...

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Lotus CEO nabbed for speeding, gets off with driving suspension

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales likely will take it a tad slower on the A11 near his company's Norwich headquarters in England. The executive was caught going 102 mph in a 70 mph zone while driving a new Lotus car. The Telegraph reported on Gales' run-in with the law Monday and said Gales persuaded the magistrate to forego additional points on his license so he...

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Toyota Yaris GRMN hits the track

As much as we love cars like the Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R, there's no denying they lack the lightness and chuckable feeling of hot hatches from the '80s and '90s. Something like a Peugeot 205 GTI or even the first Civic Type R. There are some modern options that come close, such as the Fiat 500 Abarth or Ford Fiesta ST, but if we had our pick...

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First look at China-only Jeep Grand Commander

Jeep has started taking reservations for a new 3-row crossover SUV in China. Called the Grand Commander, the vehicle is the production version of the the plug-in hybrid Yuntu concept that Jeep presented last April at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. It's due to enter production later this year. Right now the Grand Commander has only been confirmed for the...

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Learn how to be a better car detailer in this 1 video

Keeping up on regularly scheduled maintenance and ensuring a car runs in tip-top shape is only part of the ownership experience. If an owner plans to keep a car for the long haul, proper car care and detailing is a must. Not only will it ensure a car looks great, but it will also protect against factors that harm vehicle paint and quality. Ammo NYC, a car...

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Next-gen Volkswagen Golf coming in 2019

Volkswagen on Friday revealed critical details on its next-generation Golf during a presentation with suppliers. The automaker said it is spending $2.2 billion developing the new Mk8 model, which is due to enter production at VW's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany in June 2019. We'll likely see the car reach showrooms as a 2020 model. Overseeing the...

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Electric car startup backed by ex-McLaren execs plans pickup and SUV

It seems like an electric car startup surfaces every other day, but there's reason to take Rivian a bit more seriously than most. Instead of making bold promises that end up being pushed back or completely fail, Rivian has been working diligently in the background on its electric car plans, which call for the introduction of a pickup and SUV around 2020...

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