2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC, Koenigsegg One:1, The Rotary Engine Explained: The Week In Reverse

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The Wankel engine, also known as the rotary, is an outlier in the world of powertrains. Don't be ashamed if you have no clue how one actually works. Instead, flip open the YouTube. Thanks to a basic video tutorial, you can explore the anatomy of the how the pistonless engine creates power. (Hint: it's not witchcraft.)

Mercedes-Benz finally took the wraps off the long awaited 2016 GLC-Class, which replaces the GLK-Class. The GLC revokes the GLK's boxy off-road license, and turns itself pretty dramatically into one of the prettier compact crossover utes. The interior is stunning, just like in the related C-Class. The new GLC-Class reaches showrooms in November as a 2016 model with turbocharged four-cylinder power, and all-wheel drive.

A high-performance version of the new Audi Q7 is under development, and it's having a hard time of it so far. The new ute, dubbed the SQ7, crashed this week on the Nürburgring while it was undergoing high-speed testing. The damage wasn't too severe, but you gawkers can rejoice: cameras were rolling for your enjoyment.

The Koenigsegg One:1 smashed a world record this week as it went from 0-300-0 kilometers per hour (0-186-0 mph) in just 17.95 seconds during an acceleration and brake test. For those keeping score, that's 3.24 seconds quicker than the previous record, which Koenigsegg set in the Agera. R.

Jaguar Land Rover showed off a new remote control system this week for its vehicles. Think of it like the remote control app that helps you park the new 2016 BMW 7-Series in your garage with you outside of the vehicle, but for off-road use. The tech is just a concept at the moment, but putting it into production isn't that far-fetched of an idea.

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