BMW will reportedly launch a hardcore version of its yet-to-be-released M4 sports car during celebrations for the brand’s centenary in 2016. The hardcore M4 is said to be lighter than the stock M4 and more powerful, too.

Mercedes-Benz’s next and final model based on its MFA compact car platform will be a CLA Shooting Brake. The car should prove handsome but sadly we’re unlikely to see it in the U.S. market.

SRT is slowing production of its Viper supercar from the current rate of nine cars per week to six. It turns out most of the Vipers built so far are still on dealer lots.

You'll find all of this and more in today's car news headlines from around the High Gear Media network, right here at Motor Authority.

BMW Plans Hardcore M4 As Part Of 2016 Centenary Celebrations: Report

Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake: Future Forbidden Fruit

SRT Viper Production Cut Due To Low Demand, Inventory Pile-Up

Electrified Kia Soul Arrives In 2014

Custom Bugatti Veyron Inspired By Celebratory Pianist Lang Lang

GM Gets New Partner For Fuel-Cell Vehicle Research: U.S. Army

We Need More Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars, Say Mazda Engineers

Congratulations, America: You're Hitting Fewer Deer

Audi Q1 Crossover Rumors Return: Report

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Priced From $26,820


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