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  • Audi Sport R8 LMS, 2018 Paris auto show

    Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car due in showrooms next year, a prototype for which is shown below. Revealed on the race car is the wider, more aggressive grille design that's destined for the road car. We also get a look at the new cutout in the rear fascia, which on the road car will be covered by a mesh element. Audi Sport said...

  • 2019 GAC GS5, 2018 Paris auto show
    GAC global expansion continues with GS5 debut at 2018 Paris auto show

    GAC Motor is on track to become the first major Chinese automaker to launch in the United States. The state-owned automaker said in 2017 it plans to start selling cars in the U.S. in 2019, with the mid-size GS8 SUV (shown below) confirmed as one of the first models, though the current trade war...

  • 2019 Vinfast Lux A2.0, 2018 Paris auto show
    Vietnam's Vinfast launches at Paris auto show with pair of rebodied BMWs

    Vietnam is getting into the vehicle manufacturing business with its own brand. Called Vinfast, the first two products from the newly established car company include a mid-size sedan and SUV, and they were presented to the public for the first time on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. But rather...

  • 2019 Audi SQ2, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Audi SQ2 crossover debuts with 296 horsepower

    Audi’s smallest crossover in the United States is the Q3 but overseas there’s a slightly smaller Q2 on sale. The vehicle made its debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show and on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show a sporty version was added to the lineup: the SQ2. As expected, the mechanical...

  • 2019 BMW i3, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 BMW i3 debuts with 42.2-KWH battery, 153-mile range

    The 2019 BMW i3 starting production in November will benefit from a bigger battery capable of an estimated 153 miles of range, BMW confirmed Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. It will be the second time the automaker has upgraded the i3's battery since the electric car's 2014 launch. The last...

  • Renault EZ-Ultimo concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Renault EZ-Ultimo self-driving concept wants to make ride hailing more luxurious

    Rounding out a trio or Renault "EZ" self-driving car concepts is the EZ-Ultimo. The French brand debuted the latest concept at the 2018 Paris auto show on Tuesday with an eye on turning ride hailing into something more premium. Like the earlier EZ self-driving concepts (EZ-Go and EZ-Pro), Renault...

  • Hyundai i30 N Option concept, 2018 Paris auto show

    Hyundai has quite a bit in store for its N performance division, and owners can look forward to a barrel of customization option as previewed by a new concept vehicle. With the 2018 Paris auto show as its backdrop, Hyundai revealed the i30 N Option show car—essentially an i30 N hot hatch with a host of future N accessory parts. The i30 N Option features 25 new accessory parts that the brand plans to launch in Europe and other markets in the "near future," according to the Tuesday reveal. A Hyundai spokesperson told Motor Authority the N Option parts have not been announced for the U.S...

  • 2019 bmw 3-Series M Performance parts
    BMW is ready with M Performance parts for the new 3-Series

    BMW has only just revealed its redesigned 2019 3-Series at the 2018 Paris auto show, yet the M division is ready to roll with some fresh parts. From style upgrades to real-deal performance bits, future 2019 3-Series owners have enticing options ahead of them. On the looks side of things, the M...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC, 2018 Paris auto show
    2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC: 200-mile luxury electric SUV debuts

    The luxury brands have been late to the electric revolution but that's about to change as a flood of new models arrive in the coming years, particularly from the German brands. Mercedes-Benz alone will launch 10 electric cars by 2025, one of which is the EQC small SUV that made its debut last month...

  • Infiniti Q60 Project Black S Concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    563-horsepower Infiniti Q60 Black S prototype revealed with F1 tech

    Infiniti's sinister Q60 Project Black S coupe has progressed from the concept stage to a working prototype. The latest version was presented on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show to help kick off the Japanese brand's new electrification push. The Q60 Project Black S is a high-performance version...

  • 2019 DS 3 Crossback
    2019 DS 3 Crossback: French luxury crossover debuts with EV option

    DS wowed audiences on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show with the introduction of its new DS 3 Crossback. DS is the luxury arm of PSA Group, the French auto giant on a mission to enter the United States. It started out life as a sub-brand of Citroën, taking its inspiration from the classic...

  • Rotary engine
    Mazda confirms rotary range extender for upcoming EV

    Mazda is bringing back the rotary engine, but not as we know it. The Japanese automaker on Tuesday used the backdrop of the 2018 Paris auto show to confirm plans for a rotary range extender in a future electric car. Mazda said it is working on two EVs and one will feature a small, lightweight and...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG A35, 2018 Paris auto show

    Mercedes-AMG has revealed its first take on Mercedes-Benz's new generation of compact cars. The car is the new A35 based on the A-Class hatchback, and it was revealed on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The A35 isn't a direct replacement for the outgoing A45. That model is due out later. That's right. AMG will now offer two levels of performance for its compact cars, just like in other segments it operates in. The A35, and future 35 series models, sports a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivering 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The engine doesn't feature an electric...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz B200, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class revealed: Practicality in a luxury wrapper

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled a sportier, more high-tech B-Class minivan at the 2018 Paris auto show. The redesigned model is the nameplate's third iteration. It is also the third body style from Mercedes' new generation of compact cars, following the A-Class hatchback unveiled in February and...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 BMW 3-Series revealed in Paris with updated tech, engines–no manual

    The 2019 BMW 3-Series that debuted Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show not only represented the seventh generation of the sedan, but it’s also a substantial leap forward for the iconic four-door that has withered for nearly a decade. The new 3-Series dramatically improves its interior tech...

  • Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept, 2018 New York auto show
    VW boss says traditional auto shows are dead

    Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess believes the auto show circuit as we know it is dead. Instead, festivals and dynamic events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed are the way forward for such events, he told Motoring in an interview published Tuesday. Not only will festival atmospheres take over...

  • 2020 North American International Auto Show teaser
    Detroit auto show organizers confirm calendar change, outdoor showcase

    The North American International Auto Show, more commonly referred to as the Detroit auto show, isn't known for its sunshine and warm temperatures, but that will change come 2020. The show's organizers, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) and its Executive Board, announced Monday plans to...

  • Audi Q8 concept, 2017 Detroit auto show
    Show-off blow off: Audi joins other luxury makes to skip 2019 Detroit auto show

    Following similar announcements from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Audi announced on Thursday that it will join the rival makes and no longer attend the Detroit auto show. It's the most recent in a series of blows to what many believe is North America's premier auto show. In a statement to Automotive News...

  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept

    Mercedes-Maybach's Ultimate Luxury concept was one of the major talking points of this week's 2018 Beijing auto show, though not entirely for positive reasons. The concept blends elements of sedans and SUVs but with results that can best be described as polarizing. While the concept isn't bound for production, some elements could appear on a Maybach version of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS. Mercedes also had the first-ever A-Class sedan on show in Beijing. The version shown, designated an A-Class L, has been developed for the Chinese market but an A-Class sedan is also headed to the...

  • Hybrid Kinetic H500 concept
    Hybrid Kinetic presents Pininfarina-styled K350 SUV and H500 sedan concepts in Beijing

    Hybrid Kinetic is an electric car startup from China that hopes to enter the luxury arena with a full lineup powered by an extended-range electric powertrain that uses a microturbine as the range extender. The company is working with Pininfarina on the technology for its cars, with the Italian...

  • 2018 Audi Q5L
    Q5L is Audi's first long-wheelbase SUV

    Audi used this week's 2018 Beijing auto show to unveil the Q5L, the automaker's first long-wheelbase SUV. The vehicle will be built and sold exclusively in China where it caters to the market's seemingly endless appetite for chauffeur-driven vehicles. It joins an A4L, A6L and A8L in Audi's...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Commander
    Jeep Grand Commander debuts at 2018 Beijing auto show

    Jeep's Grand Commander made its debut on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The three-row crossover SUV has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market so won't be sold in the United States. The low approach and departure angles belie Jeep’s off-road credentials, which is probably...

  • MG X-Motion SUV concept
    MG X-Motion concept debuts in China, previews future SUV

    The 2018 Beijing auto show hosted numerous debuts this week, and MG released its X-Motion SUV concept. The concept vehicle previews a future SUV model. The X-Motion follows last year's MG E-Motion concept, an all-electric sports car concept. MG said Wednesday it aimed to echo the E-Motion's design...

  • Jaguar XJ50 special edition
    Jaguar XJ50 special edition marks model's 50th anniversary

    The Jaguar XJ celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the British luxury brand has introduced a special XJ50 model. The XJ50, revealed on Wednesday at the Beijing auto show, aims to up the aging sedan's elegance with a handful of features to distinguish it from other XJ...

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