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  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    While we're still digesting the performance credentials Mercedes-AMG has cooked up for its A35 and CLA35 cars, the brand shared new details about the CLA45, A45, and GLA45. The big news: they'll have around 420 horsepower. Tobias Moers, head of the Mercedes-AMG, told Autoblog in a report published Wednesday that the 420 hp figure will differ slightly depending on imperial and metric units of measurement. Previously, a leak claimed the cars would sport 416 hp in S form and 382 in standard AMG 45 guise. Moers didn't mention what's in store for a CLA45, A45, or GLA45 S, which could mean more...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS, 2020 Nissan GT-R, 2020 Lincoln Corsair: The Week In Reverse

    The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class made its formal debut; the 2020 Nissan GT-R celebrated a milestone; and the 2020 Lincoln Corsair arrived. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class broke cover with up to...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT (Matt Dayka/For Motor Authority)
    Ford Mustang is the best-selling sport coupe globally, again

    Buyers have plenty of options to choose from, but when it comes to sport coupes, the Ford Mustang is king. In a Wednesday release, Ford said the Mustang claimed the crown for best-selling sport coupe globally once again. It's the fourth year running the Ford Mustang has earned the title. It likely...

  • 2020 Ford baby Bronco leaked via Off-Road.com
    Ford Bronco Scout name trademarked: Is it the baby Bronco?

    The Ford Bronco is set to return in 2020, and it will get a smaller sibling known so far as the "baby Bronco." Now, thanks to a new trademark filing, we may know that smaller vehicle's real name: Bronco Scout. Ford filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Bronco...

  • 2019 New York International Auto Show highlights
    2019 New York International Auto Show in pictures: The cars, SUVs, and crossovers you need to see

    The 2019 New York auto show will open to the public Friday with a clear message from automakers: luxury for buyers comes first. It's no coincidence that the biggest debuts of the show were either from luxury automakers—or mainstream automakers that offering features typically reserved from...

  • Bugatti Divo hot-weather testing
    Bugatti Divo busy with hot-weather testing

    Readying any new car for production is no simple process. Preparing to launch a new Bugatti only heightens the work. Bugatti is currently putting the new Divo through its paces in hot-weather testing, according to a post on the company's Facebook page. The Bugatti Divo debuted last August with an...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW introduced a redesigned 3-Series last year. That means a new M3 should be just around the corner. Our latest spy shots show a tester for the upcoming sport sedan, which rumor has it will come with available all-wheel drive and close to 500 horsepower. China's Qiantu has teamed up with America's Mullen Technologies to build an electric sports car called the K50 in the United States. The car will feature aluminum and carbon fiber construction and have 402 horsepower on tap. It turns out the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV are just the first of six vehicles Rivian plans to launch by 2025...

  • Rivian R1T
    US EV startup Rivian plans 6 models by 2025

    Rivian presented concepts for an electric pickup truck and related SUV last November at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the EV startup plans to follow them up with even more models, and quickly. In an interview with Bloomberg published Wednesday, Rivian CEO and founder R.J. Scaringe revealed...

  • 2020 Aston Martin DBX spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Aston Martin DBX spy shots and video

    Aston Martin's DBX SUV is on track for a debut in late 2019 and as part of the development a prototype has taken to Germany's Nürburgring for some high-speed testing. Judging from our spy shots and video, the 4-door DBX will be a small SUV with proportions similar to those of the Alfa Romeo...

  • Qiantu K50 by Mullen, 2019 New York auto show
    Qiantu K50 electric sports car starts US production in 2020

    A new Chinese EV brand by the name of Qiantu is using a sleek, carbon fiber-bodied sports car to spearhead its launch in the United States, which kicked off on Wednesday with the debut of the K50 at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The Qiantu K50 was first shown in China in 2016 and has...

  • Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
    Toyota, SoftBank buy $1B stake in Uber's self-driving car unit

    Ahead of Uber's historic IPO in the coming weeks, the ride-hail giant's self-driving car division received a $1 billion injection from Toyota, investment firm SoftBank, and automotive supplier Denso. Toyota and Denso will together invest $667 million and SoftBank will invest $333 million, valuing...

  • Carlos Ghosn (left) and Dieter Zetsche
    Daimler reportedly to end ties with Renault Nissan, cut jobs

    Daimler will seek to make major cost cuts and end ties with the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. According to the German publication, incoming Daimler CEO Ola Kaellenius will not renew joint projects with the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. He will also...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW’s benchmark sport sedan, the M3, will soon come in for a redesign. A prototype for the next-generation model been spotted again, revealing a number of clues. Referred to internally as the G80, the new M3 will sport a much wider track compared to the redesigned 2019 3-Series, from which it will be derived. We can also see that the brake discs and calipers are very large, and at the rear of the car sit a signature set of quad-exhaust tips. Hidden underneath all of the camouflage gear at the front will be enlarged intakes possibly with a similar design to what’s found on the...

  • 2019 Lincoln MKZ
    New Lincoln Zephyr to replace MKZ?

    Ford's decision to kill off all passenger cars save for the Mustang has left Lincoln's two sedans in limbo. However, a new trademark filing suggests the current Lincoln MKZ could find new life—and boast a familiar name. Car and Driver reported Wednesday that Ford recently filed for a new...

  • 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition
    Toyota "committed" to Land Cruiser for U.S.

    The dinosaur of the Toyota lineup won't go extinct anytime soon, one of the automaker's top North American-market executives told Motor Authority Wednesday at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. "We are fully committed to the Land Cruiser for the foreseeable future," Toyota senior vice...

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Hyundai Sonata N-Line coming with big power increase

    Wild speculation followed the debut of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata ahead of the 2019 New York International Auto Show, but it's true: a racier Sonata N-Line is in the pipeline. The South Korean automaker confirmed it will introduce a Sonata N-Line in 2020 with "over 275 horsepower," per Hyundai. The...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
    Mercedes-AMG confirms details on next-generation SL-Class

    Rumors have swirled about the next-generation SL-Class, and now Mercedes-AMG head Tobias Moers has confirmed development is underway with direct oversight from AMG. The information comes from a Thursday AutoCar report. It marks the first time AMG has overseen the SL-Class, and it means the...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition
    2020 Nissan GT-R preview

    The Nissan GT-R, an R35 to those who know their GT-Rs from their Skylines, was unveiled to the world in 2007 and on sale in the United States the following year as a 2009 model. More than a decade on, the GT-R is still once of the fastest cars in production thanks to continual updates over the...

  • Tobias Moers with the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro at the 2018 LA Auto Show

    The wait for the latest installment in Mercedes-AMG's world-beating skunkworks series Mercedes-Benz AMG boss Tobias Moers said Wednesday that a range-topping AMG Black Series would arrive sometime next year. "A GT Black Series is going to happen, for sure. We have a run...cars are on the road and it's here testing," Moers told Motor Authority. "Working with the GT Black Series and driving it the first time is exciting." The AMG GT Black Series is expected to be topped only by the multi-million-dollar mega machine, the AMG One, in the future AMG lineup. The Black Series is expected to rival...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS 59
    Aston Martin DBS 59 looks back to outright Le Mans victory

    Aston Martin has worked overtime to crank out numerous special editions. The latest pays homage to an iconic bit of motorsport history: the outright win at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby in an Aston Martin DBR1. To celebrate that amazing victory and the machine...

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Hyundai Sonata ready to shine brightly

    The Hyundai Sonata received wide praise for its bold styling when it was redesigned for 2010. In 2016, that fanfare retreated when it received a rather conservative and buttoned-up look. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata lets its hair down once again and ushers in a dramatic new exterior design. Revealed...

  • 2019 Kia Stinger GTS, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Kia Stinger GTS coming to punish more tires with new AWD hardware, Drift mode

    The Kia Stinger's arrival two years ago vaulted the South Korean automaker into the performance realm with its potent turbocharged engine and capable chassis partly developed at the Nürburgring Nodrschleife. The 2020 Kia Stinger GTS that arrived Wednesday at the 2019 New York International...

  • 2020 Hyundai Venue, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Hyundai Venue is Korean brand's smallest SUV yet

    Get ready for a Hyundai crossover SUV even more affordable than the Kona which starts at $20,000. The Korean brand on Wednesday unveiled a new entry-level SUV dubbed the Venue at the 2019 New York International Auto Show and confirmed the showroom appearance will follow in the fourth quarter of...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS aims to be the S-Class of SUVs

    Sales of big SUVs are booming and Mercedes-Benz will look to get a jump on the competition with a redesigned version of its GLS full-sizer. The covers came off the third-generation model on Wednesday at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, where Mercedes confirmed the handsome brute will land...

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