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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienMercedes-AMG is known to be developing battery-electric cars, and its first could be a range-topper for the Mercedes-Benz EQS due out later this year. Citing an anonymous source, Autocar reported Monday that AMG by 2022 will have a version of the EQS with performance on par with the current S63, which rates in at 603 horsepower and 664 pound-feet...
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:00 am
2021 BMW 5-Series Touring facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienThe BMW 5-Series is currently into its seventh generation and the latest model will soon reach the midway point in its life cycle. In BMW tradition, the car will receive a facelift to keep it looking and feeling fresh over the second half of its life. A prototype for the facelifted version of the 5-Series Touring wagon sold overseas has just been...
Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:00 am
Mitsubishi Eclipse from 'The Fast and the Furious'"The Fast and The Furious" is all about street racing, and the first race we get to see in the 2001 cult classic is a four-way shootout between a Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Honda Civic, and Acura Integra. As with all movie car scenes, the outcome of the race was determined by the script. But which car would have won in real life? Craig...
Posted: April 5, 2020, 12:00 pm
2020 BMW 745e xDrive  -  drive reviewSometimes it’s okay to just acknowledge the elephant in the room, and accept that as a starting point. Here it is: This uber-luxurious 2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid I recently drove isn’t really any step forward in efficiency. It has a bigger internal combustion engine under its hood versus last year’s model—a big...
Posted: April 5, 2020, 12:00 pm
1965 Griffith Series 200 (photo by RM Sotheby's)An important piece of British sports car history will cross the RM Sotheby's auction block in May. This 1965 Griffith Series 200 was one of the early development cars for the original Griffith, a car that like its modern equivalent combined a British chassis with American power. Following in the footsteps of Carroll Shelby, American entrepreneur...
Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:00 am
2021 Genesis G80Genesis' G80 mid-size sedan has been redesigned. The latest generation boasts a new platform, new powertrains, and a very alluring design, and it will be at dealers soon. A cool classic in the headlines this week was a Lamborghini Miura once owned by a member of the Saudi royal family. The iconic Italian supercar is in pristine condition and has...
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:30 pm
Rivian R1T electric pickup conceptWhich upcoming electric cars are already delayed due to the pandemic, which ones are staying on schedule? Which car company suggested that it might offer a higher highway range than any current model from Tesla? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 3, 2020. By far the...
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:00 pm
2020 Lexus ES 300hLong-distance journeys may have settled into your mind, in this time of sheltering in place. One day we'll be able to drive far, far away—and for that day your shopping list could start and begin with the 2020 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury. If you can avoid the lure of a crossover SUV, the 2020 Lexus ES stands out among four-door sedans. We...
Posted: April 4, 2020, 11:00 am
Koenigsegg GemeraThe Koenigsegg Gemera is a four-seat hypercar that can do 0-62 mph in a claimed 1.9 seconds, but perhaps the most remarkable thing about this Swedish rocket ship is its 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-3, which makes a staggering 600 horsepower (plus 443 pound-feet of torque). Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained has the details on how...
Posted: April 4, 2020, 10:00 am
1977 Studebaker Avanti IIWhen the National Corvette Museum re-opens for general admission in Bowling Green, Kentucky, one of the vehicles on display will be a 1977 Studebaker Avanti II. Say what? As the museum shares the story, it was in 1962 that Bernard “Mike” Hammer’s stepfather took him along when he was shopping for a new car. “He took me with...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 8:27 pm
2020 Toyota Camry TRDWe slid behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD; the 2021 BMW 5-Series was spied; and we interviewed Koenigsegg designer Sasha Selipanov. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD is no a sport sedan or sports car, but it is a sporty Camry with a cat-back exhaust, a firm suspension, a ground effects...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 6:00 pm
Beijing auto showOrganizers of the Beijing auto show, officially Auto China, announced Thursday that this year's show has been postponed to September 26. The show was originally scheduled to start on April 21, though organizers in early March decided to postpone it due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. At the time, a new date wasn't known. Despite the show being moved...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 5:00 pm
2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo EditionAudi has introduced a special edition of the 2020 RS 3 aimed at pure performance. The 2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo Edition has a higher top speed than the standard model and comes with the fixed sport suspension for better track performance. Audi announced the car on Friday. The sedan's electronic limiter is raised to 174 mph, a 19-mph increase over the...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 4:33 pm
Teaser for Audi concept based on Volkswagen Group's PPE modular EV platformTesla made more cars in the first quarter of 2020 than it has in any other Q1. Honda will use GM’s electric-vehicle foundation for future EVs. Lordstown Motors teases the toughness of its in-wheel motors. Toyota and BYD partner on R&D. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. GM and Honda are adding more to their ongoing partnership...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 3:50 pm
Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition seriesMazda started out life as a cork manufacturer back in 1920 and within a decade was producing a rickshaw of sorts based on a motorcycle platform. The first car from Mazda didn't arrive until 1960. The car was the R360 coupe, whose combination of burgundy and white applied to high-grade models has inspired a collection of modern Mazdas marking the...
Posted: April 3, 2020, 3:45 pm