Volkswagen has updated the Arteon for 2021, adding new technology and styling tweaks that push the svelte sedan even closer to near-luxury status. Sadly, a shooting brake body style and high-performance R powertrain both offered overseas aren't included in the U.S. lineup.

A redesigned BMW M4 has just landed but a new variant with improved aerodynamic, weight and powertrain characteristics looks to be coming. We've spotted a prototype for the new variant which is likely to wear a CS badge when it reaches dealerships sometime in the next 12-18 months.

Think the current crop of Minis are too big? Well, there will soon be a Mini smaller than the current Hardtop, and it will be electric. The first prototypes are already out testing.

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

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