Mercedes-Benz's "M-Class" nameplate is no more, replaced instead by "GLE". The new GLE, which is essentially an updated version of the current M-Class, was revealed this week and makes its world debut April 1 at the 2015 New York Auto Show—oh, and there’s this tasty GLE63 variant from the Mercedes-AMG skunk works.
2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 AMG
An American startup by the name of “Lyons Motor Car” has announced plans to unveil a new supercar concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Lyons’ supercar is said to pack a 1,700-horsepower V-8 and be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.2 seconds.
LM2 Streamliner from Lyons Motor Car
The all-new Jaguar XF was revealed this week ahead of a world debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show on April 1, and an eventual showroom appearance in the fall. The design of the exterior may not have changed much but underneath the pretty sheet metal are some significant updates that allow the new XF to weigh up to 265 pounds less than its predecessor in some trims.
2016 Jaguar XF
The Ultima GTR is still one of the fastest supercars in the world, but unlike many of its contemporaries you can actually build the car yourself. The cars are designed by the factory to be assembled by a builder who has only basic automotive knowledge and an elementary tool kit, meaning they’re great for first-timers.
The 2015 S302 Mustang is Saleen’s first take on the 2015 Ford Mustang, and having tuned Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] products for decades you can bet Saleen’s offerings for the sixth-generation car will be some of the best in the business. For starters, the S302 Mustang offers as much as 640 horsepower and 565 pound-feet of torque in some guises.
2015 Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang
Another hot Ford we saw this week was the 2016 Focus RS, revealed for the first time in its U.S. specification. The vehicle is headed for the New York Auto Show and will eventually land in showrooms in the spring of 2016. We hear that output could be as high as 345 horsepower, but right now Ford is only stating more than 316.
2016 Ford Focus RS
BMW’s M2 based on the 2-Series coupe is almost ready for its world debut, as the latest prototypes are wearing barely any camouflage gear. For anyone that’s been thinking BMW has lost its way with cars like the oddly-shaped Gran Turismos and the blasphemous front-driving 2-Series Active Tourer, we think the M2 will be the car that restores your faith in the blue and white roundel.
2016 BMW M2 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The 2015 New York Auto Show kicks off April 1, and you can get a sense of all the new cars set to star at the show in our extensive preview. In addition to the cars we know about, you can bet there will be a few surprises too.
New York City skyline