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Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIIIIn 1919, the world's first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight happened, and Rolls-Royce engines provided the power to make it happen. Marking the 100th anniversary of the 20th-century milestone, Rolls-Royce crafted a limited-edition line of Wraith luxury cars with jaw-dropping nods to the flight. The British luxury marque showcased the Wraith Eagle...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 10:00 pm
2019 Audi A8Although the A8 is Audi's range-topping sedan today, there's an even more luxurious version on the way. The German luxury brand confirmed Thursday a new "especially luxurious and prestigious derivative." That's corporate speak for something really fancy coming to the A8 family. Although the company confirmed the car, it didn't provide any other...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:00 pm
2013 Ford Mustang GT camera car from 'Need For Speed'Those in the market to film their own car chases may want to take a close look at this modified 2013 Ford Mustang GT. Not only has the pony car undergone upgrades from Saleen, it's a full-blown camera car with a glass hatchback. Specifically, the Mustang GT was used to film the "Need For Speed." The 2014 film starred Aaron Paul and loosely...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:00 pm
2019 Audi TTAfter 20 years, the Audi TT will leave us. The brand's chairman Bram Schot confirmed the TT's demise Thursday. However, he revealed Audi already has plans to replace the model with a new electric car. While that's good news for TT fans, there's no guarantee the new electric car will be a sports car. Schot called the upcoming car will be a...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 7:00 pm
2018 BMW M8 GTE racecarBMW's run in endurance racing lasted just a single season. BMW said Wednesday it will exit the World Endurance Championship series as it makes changes to its motorsports program. That will make the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans this June BMW's farewell to WEC. "We will not compete in WEC going forward," BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 6:00 pm
2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription  -  Quick Drive, July 2015The 2016 Volvo XC90 crossover SUV has been recalled to fix a faulty coolant hose that could spring a leak and create a fire risk. Documents filed with the NHTSA last month and published this week show that 34,006 XC90 models are affected. The Swedish automaker said the heat and humidity could cause the engine-side coolant bleeder hose to breakdown...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:00 pm
2020 Cadillac CT5, 2019 New York International Auto ShowThat didn't take long at all. Following the regular CT5 sedan's debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the hotter CT5-V will debut at the end of this month. That's not all, though. We'll get our first look at the even smaller CT4 sedan, too. The luxury brand confirmed Thursday that we'll not only see the CT5-V but also the CT4-V on...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:00 pm
BMW M3/M4 Competition PackageBMW is preparing a new generation of the 4-Series, and with it will come a new M4. There's still plenty of life in the current M4, though, especially now that BMW is sweetening the deal by offering the car's M Competition Package as a standard feature. This represents a saving of $5,000. Launched in early 2016, the package boosts power from the...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:45 pm
Rivian R1T electric pickup conceptRivian built an outdoor kitchen into its electric pickup. We took a road trip to assess the Audi E-tron's range in the real world. And EVgo is bringing fast chargers to gas stations. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric-truck hopeful Rivian is building all kinds of accessories for its upcoming pickup before the model even goes on sale...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:45 pm
2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienChevrolet has added a V-8 option to more models in its 2020 Silverado lineup. One of them is the Custom Trail Boss, which thanks to the V-8 offers up 420 horsepower of grunt. Mercedes-Benz's latest GLE has also received a V-8 option. In this case, the engine is paired with a mild-hybrid system designed to boost power during high loads and recover...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
2019 Audi E-tron  -  first drive report  -  Calirornia, May 2019Not every electric-car first-drive event urges us to climb a mountain to get a good idea of driving range. Actually make that no other automaker, ever. But that’s what Audi had us do with its 2019 E-tron electric SUV: drive it on a prescribed route that took us nearly 195 miles from Yountville, California (102 feet elevation) and over...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
2018 Lexus LS 500h Executive Package (Lexus LS Hybrid)Owners of a handful of recent Lexus cars and crossover SUVs now have the option to upgrade their infotainment system software to include Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility—for a price. DON'T MISS: 2019 Lexus UX crossover earns Top Safety Pick award from IIHS The luxury automaker said on its website that its dealers can install...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:30 pm
2019 Honda CR-V119K 2019 Honda CR-V crossover SUVs recalled to fix airbags Honda will recall its popular CR-V crossover SUV to address sharp metal within a steering wheel that could damage wiring related to the driver's airbag and prevent it from deploying, federal documents said Thursday. Non-profit petitions feds to reject GM's steering wheel-less car...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:30 pm
2019 Honda CR-VHonda will recall its popular CR-V crossover SUV to address sharp metal within a steering wheel that could damage wiring related to the driver's airbag and prevent it from deploying, federal documents said Thursday. Honda has received dozens of complaints about driver's airbags that did not deploy correctly due to damaged wiring harnesses. The...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:15 pm
Chevrolet Bolt EV charging at EVgo fast chargers at Chevron station, Menlo Park, CaliforniaIf electric cars need more public places to charge, maybe they could just go to gas stations. That seems to be the approach behind the latest installations of EVgo stations in California. CHECK OUT: Gas stations OK, electric-car chargers too ugly? The company, which bills itself as the largest operator of DC fast charging stations in the U.S...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:00 pm