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  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe

    If prices in the mid-to-upper $100,000 range are too high, Mercedes-AMG would like you to meet the more "frugal" 4-Door Coupe. The GT 53 4-Door Coupe, that is. The German luxury brand announced Thursday that the entry-level GT 53 model will cost $99,995, which includes a $995 destination fee. It's the cheapest way to step into Mercedes-AMG's first standalone sedan (well, hatchback, really) model, but it won't come with the beefy V-8. That's reserved for money makers willing to spend at least $137,495 for a GT 63 model. The hottest of the 4-Door Coupe models is the GT 63 S, which costs...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    Aston Martin Vantage will pop its top later this year

    The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is a lovely looking thing, but not all potential buyers want a coupe. Never fret because the British company said it will debut a Vantage Roadster later this year. The word comes from Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman. The executive said work on the...

  • Tesla Model Y
    Tesla Model Y, 2020 Volkswagen Golf, 2020 Porsche 911: The Week In Reverse

    The Tesla Model Y debuted as the company's second electric crossover SUV; the 2020 Volkswagen Golf was spied completely uncloaked; Porsche laid out eight goals it hoped to achieve with the 2020 911. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. The Tesla Model Y bowed with up to 300...

  • 2019 Audi R8
    Audi TT and R8 futures uncertain, electrification needed

    The fight for the Audi TT and R8's survival is on within the halls of the German brand. According to the brand's CEO Bram Schot, both cars have an uncertain future as it takes a hard look at profitability. Schot declared Audi will always have "icon cars," but gave caution to the future of the TT...

  • 2001 Ford F-150 Lightning Rod concept
    2001 Ford F-150 Lightning Rod concept has gone home

    The Lightning Rod concept has finally returned home. Ken Yanez let the hot rod red 2001 Ford F-150 concept vehicle slip away when he attended the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona in January. When the truck sold for $25,000 that day, he knew he should have bought it. Fast forward two...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in Grabber Lime
    Tesla Model Y, Grabber Lime Shelby GT500, Porsche 911 goals: Today's Car News

    Tesla's long-awaited Model Y is finally here. Revealed overnight, the small electric crossover is related to the Model 3 sedan and has the option of a third row. There's also a Performance model that should sprint to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and top out at 150 mph. Deliveries will start in the fall of...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

    After the long winter break, a new season of the Formula 1 World Championship is finally upon us. As usual, the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, a street circuit in the vicinity of Melbourne's Albert Park. The stop is one of the most popular on the F1 calendar, and there’s always a sense of excitement and anticipation as we learn which teams have the pace and which are struggling. This year also sees a number of new drivers at many of the teams, which makes this first race in Australia all the more...

  • Teaser for 2020 Karma Revero debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    2020 Karma Revero teased ahead of 2019 Shanghai auto show debut

    Karma on Thursday released the first image of its updated Revero extended-range electric sedan ahead of the world debut at April's Auto Shanghai 2019. The teaser image doesn't reveal much apart from a new design for the headlights. Our own spy shots of prototypes suggest the updated Revero will...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Mercedes-AMG plans plug-in option for every model

    Every single Mercedes-AMG vehicle will receive a plug-in hybrid version in the near future, marking a major shift in the brand's strategy. The information was confirmed by Frank Overmeyer, Mercedes’ head of external affairs for emissions, in an interview with Autocar published Thursday. He...

  • 2019 Audi Q2 L e-tron spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi Q2 L e-tron spy shots

    Audi is out testing an electric version of the Q2 compact crossover sold overseas. To be badged a Q2 L e-tron, the electric crossover is based on the Q2's long-wheelbase body style sold exclusively in China and will be launched on the market there later in 2019. We know this is the electric version...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in Grabber Lime
    Ford reveals Grabber Lime paint for 2020 Mustang--just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

    Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, a day when bringing out your best green attire is entirely welcome, and to join in on the fun Ford has revealed the new Grabber Lime exterior color for the 2020 Mustang range. Naturally, the automaker chose to show off the bright green hue on the Mustang Shelby...

  • Tesla Model Y
    Tesla Model Y revealed with up to 300 miles of range, $41,200 price tag

    Tesla intends to keep the juice flowing with the addition of the Model Y, a small crossover SUV releated to the Model 3 and capable of fitting three rows of seats. The electric automaker's CEO, Elon Musk, took to the stage Thursday in Los Angeles to reveal the Model Y, first deliveries of which are...

  • Faraday Future FF91 prototype

    Faraday Future only a few short years ago planned to spend $1 billion to build a sprawling high-tech facility north of Las Vegas to churn out its electric cars. However a cash crunch in late 2016 meant the Chinese-backed, Californian EV startup had to scale back its plans, including abandoning the construction of the North Las Vegas plant in favor of leasing a former tire plant in Hanford, California. Faraday Future on Wednesday finally announced that it is seeking a buyer for the North Las Vegas site. The automaker had until now hoped to retain the site for a second, larger plant to join the...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019
    007 going green: Next James Bond film to reportedly feature electric Aston Martin Rapide E

    James Bond, Agent 007, has been behind the wheel of his fair share of luxurious and cool cars. For his next mission, things may be a lot greener. According to a report from The Sun on Tuesday, Bond is set to slide behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Rapide E, the company's first battery-electric...

  • 2020 Audi RS 7 test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Audi will launch 13 performance cars and SUVs in 2019

    Audi Sport fans have a lot to look forward to this year as the brand announced on Thursday at its annual General Meeting that it has 13 performance cars in the pipeline for 2019. "The brand is sharpening its sporty image with nine new S models as well as four especially powerful R and RS models,"...

  • Speedkore Dodge Challenger Demon with 1,400 hp
    Speedkore's 1,400-hp carbon-fiber-bodied twin-turbo Dodge Demon sounds angry, runs 8s

    SpeedKore shocked us with its 1,400-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon build at the 2018 SEMA show, but we now have a good look at just how brutal of a machine it is. Video from That Racing Channel on YouTube shows SpeedKore's extra demonic Challenger SRT Demon hit the dragstrip. Let's make this...

  • Bugatti Chiron 110 Ans Bugatti special edition
    Bugatti's second model line might be electric, top speed not a priority

    Bugatti's second model line, a vehicle separate from the Chiron and its derivatives, may be a very different animal. The brand's CEO, Stephen Winkelmann, foresees Bugatti building an electric daily driver, he said in an interview published Wednesday on Bloomberg. The executive shared the car would...

  • Honda Civic Type R police car for New South Wales, Australia
    Honda Civic Type R earns its stripes, joins Australian police force

    The Australian New South Wales police force has a mighty different police car in its fleet. The department and Honda announced the Civic Type R was recruited to join the force as part of the NSW police's Eyewatch program. The Honda Civic Type R won't be used for actual patrol purposes, according to...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019

    Automakers often use focus groups made up of current owners to help them develop the next model of any given vehicle. They want to know what works and what doesn’t, so they “clinic it.” Porsche didn't bother with that for the 992-generation 911. Motor Authority spoke with August Achleitner, vice president of the 911 and 718 product lines, about what Porsche's goals were for the 2020 911. "Mr. 911," as he is known, told us that the company already knew from feedback from owners what it wanted to work on, what the weak points were, and what changes needed to be made due to...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35, 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Cadillac naming strategy: Car News Headlines

    Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled a redesigned CLA but still testing are the high-performance versions from AMG. Today we have the first shots of the CLA35 Shooting Brake. While it won't be coming here, its mechanical package will be shared with a CLA35 sedan that should be in showrooms later this...

  • Lister Knobbly concept
    Lister reveals modern Kobbly concept and promises to build it

    There was a time, back in the 1950s, when the Lister name was just as synonymous with racing and sports car victories as Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and other famous marques. It was thanks to the performance of Lister's Knobbly race car, which was driven by some of the all-time greats, including...

  • Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019
    Tesla Model Y will be revealed March 14, priced 10 percent higher than Model 3

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday revealed new details about the Model Y via Twitter, including confirmation of a debut on March 14 at the company's design studio in Los Angeles. Invited guests will also get a chance to ride in the small crossover SUV, which is expected to start production in 2020...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT6
    Cadillac turns to torque for new powertrain naming strategy

    As it prepares to add electric motors into its powertrain mix, Cadillac is introducing a new naming strategy that will help shoppers know where a particular powertrain sits in the model hierarchy—regardless of fuel type. The naming strategy will combine a vehicle name with a 3-digit number...

  • Mercedes-AMG video explaining 2019's Formula 1 design rules
    Mercedes-AMG explains why F1's 2019 design rules should mean closer racing

    Teams competing in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship over the course of the past month have revealed their race cars for the new season, and in the lead up to this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix Mercedes-AMG has dropped a video to explain some of the new design rules aimed at...

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