The next Volkswagen Golf R was spotted free of camouflage running some laps at the Nürburgring. Expected to reach dealers later in the year, the new hot hatch should come packing a high-tech cabin and over 300 horsepower.

Another car testing at the 'Ring was the next BMW M4, in convertible guise. The new car will come with the choice of manual and automatic transmissions, rear- and all-wheel drive, and striking looks previewed by last year's controversial Concept 4 show car.

Lexus' next major model introduction is tipped to be a new flagship crossover SUV. According to the latest reports, the luxury crossover is due around 2022 and with styling previewed by 2018's stunning LF-1 Limitless concept.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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