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New C-Class L Sedan

The success of the C-Class is based in part on the broad diversity of its model line-up, which has included a long-wheelbase version of the C-Class Sedan since 2014. Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) in Beijing produces it exclusively for the Chinese market. Compared with the regular sedan, the wheelbase of the C-Class L …

2018 Ford F-150

It’s been more than a year since the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. While we’ve driven the gasoline-powered variants, news on the upcoming diesel model has been scarce. We know the truck’s 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 will make 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, but the all-important fuel economy …

SF Motors

Chinese-funded EV startup SF Motors emerged from stealth mode recently, revealing a pair of electric sport-utility vehicles that its founder and CEO John Zhang said he hopes will “transform human mobility—and perhaps our planet.” At an event held at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, California, details on the strikingly designed vehicles were sparse, …

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Another piece of the fullsize Chevy truck puzzle is slowly being revealed. The Bowtie brand plans to officially unveil the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD sometime next year, and though that’s all very vague, pickup fans do at least have one teaser to obsess over. Chevy hints at “bolder, larger proportions” for the 2020 Silverado HD, …

2019 Lotus

In 1962, legendary F1 designer Colin Chapman unveiled a legend, the Lotus Type 25. The first F1 car with a stressed monocoque chassis, the 25 gave Lotus its first constructor’s and driver’s championships in 1963 with Jim Clark at the wheel. Its monocoque chassis also set the template for all F1 cars to come. Lotus …

2019 Subaru Forester

The new design isn’t much of a giveaway, even though the 2019 Subaru Forester switches to the Subaru Global Platform that made its debut on the 2017 Impreza. One way to tell you’re driving the fifth generation of this SUV icon is to check your calendar to see if it’s Autumn of 2018, when it …

2019 Mazda CX-9

Mazda’s style is unique, there’s no denying it. With the company’s most recent design refresh, the Japanese carmaker went bold; with that large grille and huge Mazda emblem, every vehicle’s front end now looks like a beak. Which brings us to the CX-9, Mazda’s three-row, seven-seater SUV. The Grand Touring I drove over a weekend …

Mercedes

The Nürburgring is important for AMG. All of its cars turn hundreds of laps there while in development, and it even nicknamed its AMG GT R “The Beast From the Green Hell,” referencing the track’s famous nickname. But for Tobias Moers, the head of AMG, setting lap times on the Nordschleife isn’t important. We were …

MINI-Cooper-S-E-Countryman

At the New York Auto Show (March 30 through April 8, 2018), MINI-style electro mobility will conquer new terrain with the presentation of an exclusive model specially designed for extremely challenging routes. With its underpinnings taken from the brands first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the MINI Countryman Panamericana has been designed for a long-distance tour from …

The Ford Mustang GT

While Ford has very nearly covered the full gamut of great Mustang models of yore with remastered editions for today—and promised to resurrect the vaunted Mach 1 as some kind of electric crossover— The carmaker has found another name to bring back into play for its pony car: the GT California Special. Also known as …