This week saw Mercedes-Benz unveil the all-new CLA Shooting Brake, a stylish compact that comes in seven different flavors including high-performance AMG trim. Sadly, both the regular CLA Shooting Brake and high-performance CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake won’t be landing in local showrooms.
We also saw Subaru launch an STI-enhanced Forester in its home market of Japan. Sadly, this model will also be remaining off-limits for the U.S.
2015 Subaru Forester tS
Nissan’s GT-R received a new round of updates for the Japanese market that hint at what’s in store for the 2016 model year here in the U.S. No extra power is on offer but there is a new variant dubbed the GT-R Track Edition by NISMO. There's also this svelte 45th anniversary model that is being limited to just 45 units.
2015 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Edition (Japanese spec)
We were sad to see that a McLaren P1 was involved in a serious crash. It happened on a stretch of road near Dallas, Texas.
McLaren P1 crash in Dallas, Texas (Image via Wrecked Exotics)
An Australian supercar startup by the name of Joss has finally found an investor for its Ferrari 458 rival, which if built may end up using the Vanguard name. Initial performance claims include a 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.
Joss JP1 supercar prototype
Mercedes-AMG confirmed plans to introduce a new range of AMG Sport models. We’ll see the first of these at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January, one of which will be based on the yet-to-be-revealed GLE-Class Coupe.
Teaser for Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe AMG Sport
A facelifted version of the BMW 3-Series is due next year, and this facelift will include the addition of a new plug-in hybrid variant. This week we received the first details on the new 3-Series plug-in hybrid.
2016 BMW 3-Series eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype
Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton was declared the 2014 Formula One World Champion this week. He is the first Mercedes driver to win the title since the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio all the way back in 1955. We give our congratulations to him and all the team.
Mercedes AMG at the 2014 Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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