Amreetam Basu
Amreetam Basu
Automotive Journalist
After working predominantly as a freelancer at CarHP/CarIndigo, Amreetam joined the TopSpeed team as a journalist in September 2021. In a world where SUVs are booming, he favors sedans and adores BMWs and Mercedes, with a special spot for Lexus and Genesis. He is currently pursuing Master of Arts in History and is 23 years old.
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Rendering: Is This What The Upcoming Porsche Panamera Will Actually Look Like?

Rendering: Is This What The Upcoming Porsche Panamera Will Actually Look Like?

If you were expecting a complete overhaul, get ready to be disappointed

The second-generation Porsche Panamera launched in 2017, and since then, the hatchback-style luxury sedan has not been updated on the design front. However, In April 2022, our spy photographers caught the upcoming Porsche Panamera with light camouflage, exposing the front-end as a tad bit modern-looking. Based on the spy shots, UNESS DESIGN has imagined the upcoming third-generation Porsche Panamera, which looks stunning.

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The BMW M560e PHEV Will be the Next Best Thing to an M5

The BMW M560e PHEV Will be the Next Best Thing to an M5

565-horsepower for an M lite is just incredible!

The G60 5 Series, the middle child of the Bavarian auto giant, is coming in 2023 and will bring many changes along with it. Apart from the new design aesthetics, new powertrain choices will be offered, and among them will be a PHEV M Performance version of the 5 Series, according to the tipster ynguldyn on Bimmerpost. So while the M town CEO is hoping for a better EV future for M cars, M Performance models are quietly shaping up for electrified mobility.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2025 BMW X3

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2025 BMW X3

The X3 M lite was spotted with heavy camouflage and an aggressive front bumper

BMW’s hottest-selling compact SUV, the X3, is just a year old since it has received a facelift, and a new generation X3 is already in the making and will possibly launch in 2024 or the beginning of 2025. Our photographers have caught the upcoming fourth-generation X3 prototype near BMW headquarters as they were being loaded onto a trailer.

Update 7-4-2022: Another BMW X3 prototype was caught testing on public roads, this time with a different camo layout.

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This 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Is Our BaT Pick Of The Week

This 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Is Our BaT Pick Of The Week

Thanks to depreciation, you can own this marvelous V-12 powered SL right now without breaking your bank

The SL-Class has a 68-year history, from the first 300 SL Grand Prix racing cars from 1954 to 2022 with the newly launched Mercedes-AMG SL. Mercedes had no intention of making a road-going SL until American importer Max Hoffman urged that it should because of the craze for personal high-end cars in post-WW2 America. So Mercedes took the chance and introduced the first SL at the 1954 New York Auto Show. Over the years, the SL-Class has become one of the more luxurious convertibles with great performance too. Like the SL600 from 2004, which is currently for sale on Bring a Trailer. It is a V-12 powered beast and packs loads of luxury for the price of a cheap Japanese sedan.

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BMW M's First Electric Car Is Definitely Coming and Will Be Faster Than the M4 CSL

BMW M’s First Electric Car Is Definitely Coming and Will Be Faster Than the M4 CSL

The M CEO predicts an improved electrified M car above previous iterations fueled by ICEs

By 2030, BMW will go full electric, as many of its competitors will. But, unlike the non-performance-oriented lineup, the M division finds it challenging to make battery-operated full-fat M cars, as the weight factor will snatch away the joy of driving them around racetracks. Of course, enthusiasts like you and me love the M3 and M5->art188713] because of the true character they hold. But let’s face it- electrification is the way to look forward, and CEO Frank Van Meel has confirmed it.

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Rendering: This Is What The Rolls Royce Spectre Will Actually Look Like

Rendering: This Is What The Rolls Royce Spectre Will Actually Look Like

If this is true, the Spectre will be Rolls-Royce’s most sporty-looking coupe

Rolls-Royce is pacing up to launch its first-ever EV in the form of a two-door coupe, the Spectre, in 2023. We’ve all seen several spy shots and fly-by videos of this electric luxury coupe by this point, but now we have a couple of rendering from ArabsAuto.com that show just how the Spectre might look when it makes its premiere.

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This 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB Is Definitely a Showstopper

This 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB Is Definitely a Showstopper

This 43-year-old Ferrari could be worth a Toyota bZ4X

Ferrari introduced the 308 GTB at the 1975 Paris Motor Show alongside the 308 GTS convertible. These mid-engined coupes were manufactured between 1975-1985 and were designed by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina. The 308 GTB, which served as the Ferrari Dino 246’s spiritual successor, was greatly influenced by the Dino 308 GT4. It represents the classic mid-engined Italian supercars from the 70s. If any of these interests you, a 1979 308 GTB is up for grabs on Bring a Trailer, and it could be the best way to feel some old-school motoring vibes.

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Alpina Opens Up About Being Acquired by BMW

Alpina Opens Up About Being Acquired by BMW

Nevertheless, it was a bold move for Alpina to survive the EV era

Alpina has been a niche tuning firm that concentrates on BMW models, much like RUF does for Porsche. Alpina has been a separate entity for more than 50 years, developing high-performance BMW cars, but in March 2022, news of BMW’s acquisition of the luxury brand was more of a surprise. However, the switch of ownership will not come into effect until 2026. But the million-dollar question remains- why did Alpina agree to the acquisition? Can you blame the pressure of electrification and stricter emission norms?

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BMW i3's HomeRun Edition is its final salute to the electric hatchback

BMW i3’s HomeRun Edition is its final salute to the electric hatchback

A memorable ending after nine years of production

BMW’s Leipzig plant will roll out one final special edition i3 compact hatchback before it ceases production after nearly a decade. The i3 was BMW’s first attempt toward electrified mobility for the masses, and it was fairly successful with 250,000 examples of the i3 produced since its introduction in 2013. The HomeRun Edition will be the Bavarian auto giant’s last hurrah to its first mass-produced EV.

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This 1997 M3 Coupe Could Evoke Your Inner Fanatic

This 1997 M3 Coupe Could Evoke Your Inner Fanatic

Want a BMW M car for cheap? The moment has finally arrived

With the launch of the E36 M3, BMW confirmed how engaging a coupe could be, be it on the highway or a racetrack. 1992 was the year that introduced the second-generation M3, which was initially available as a coupe, with a convertible joining the game in 1994. The E36 M3 Coupe was special because of a few things, including the powerhouse- the 3.0-liter straight-six engine found for the first time on an M3. If you want one of these iconic 1997 M3 coupes, there’s one listed on Bring a Trailer, and it could be the deal of a lifetime. There are, however, a few reasons for the lower bidding price.

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Rumor: An BMW M5 Touring PHEV Could Enter Production By 2024

Rumor: An BMW M5 Touring PHEV Could Enter Production By 2024

This could be the last V-8 powered M5 model before it turns into an EV

The M5, the most potent 5 Series sedan, is at the end of its lifecycle and may enter the new eight-generation along with a Touring model by the end of 2024. A report from the Bimmerpost suggests the same, and if it is true, the M5 Touring will enter its third generation after a 14-year hiatus, and it could do so with a hybridized V-8 under the hood!

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Lexus' Upcoming EV Supercar Could Be a Worthy Successor To the Legendary LFA

Lexus’ Upcoming EV Supercar Could Be a Worthy Successor To the Legendary LFA

The Electrified Sport coupe made it’s first public appearance alongside the RZ 450e, UX 300e and the NX 450h+ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

It was an overwhelming experience for car enthusiasts when Lexus announced its EV supercar in 2021, almost a decade after the demise of its first supercar, the LFA. Since then, we have been eagerly waiting to witness the Electrified Sport concept in real life. Thankfully, Lexus brought the coupe for its first public experience, alongside its first EV SUV, the RZ 450e, the UX 300e, and the plug-in hybrid NX 450h+ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Rendering: This Could be the Electric Lexus Sports Car of the Future

Rendering: This Could be the Electric Lexus Sports Car of the Future

A four-door electric coupe from Toyota’s luxury division could be a game-changer

In December 2021, Toyota announced its plan for electrification in the future, which will include its luxury wing, Lexus. Its thorough EV strategy is a substantial step-up for Lexus, and by 2035, the luxury brand is going all-electric. In the press conference, Lexus introduced an electric supercar named Electrified Sport, which would be a modern and electrified iteration of the legendary LFA. But what if we show you a bunch of renderings of what might be Lexus’ take on a four-door electric coupe? Giorgi Tedoradze’s E-Sharper will give you a sense of what high-end two-door future coupes might look like.

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It's Official: the BMW M4 Competition xDrive Can Compete with McLaren and Ferrari

It’s Official: the BMW M4 Competition xDrive Can Compete with McLaren and Ferrari

Supercar-like performance just because of the all-wheel-drive system?

Since its debut in 2015, the M4 has been just an M3 minus two doors, with blazing-fast performance and sleeker design. In its second generation, the G82 M4 arrived in 2021 with some serious design upgrades, which led to a lot of controversy regarding the whole kidney-grille design. But that part of the new M4 subsided with the massive jump in performance and the option of xDrive, introduced for 2021. Now, a recent report from Car and Driver shows how the M4 Competition xDrive can compete with supercars. The M4 Competition xDrive model clocked 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds! That is not just fast, but superfast.

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Rendering: This Widebody Porsche 911 Turbo From The 1980s Has Had A Serious Makeover

Rendering: This Widebody Porsche 911 Turbo From The 1980s Has Had A Serious Makeover

From a design standpoint, it is definitely a “Widowmaker”

Manufactured between 1975 and 1989, the 930 Turbo was the first Porsche to inherit a turbocharged flat-six engine. And Porsche made only 400 units of this masterpiece of a car in 1975, after the FIA homologation. Nevertheless, the 935 Turbo, based on the 930, was a massive success in motorsports as it won the 1979 Le Mans’ 24-hour endurance run, Daytona, Sebring, and the 621-mile Nürburgring. So when we came across these renderings of the “widowmaker,” we were instantly impressed. Moreover, these renderings show how a retro Porsche could bring a more futuristic approach to the design of the 911, and for that, we thank Alexander Hemoglobin.

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BMW M Can't Ditch Manual Transmissions

BMW M Can’t Ditch Manual Transmissions

The Bavarian carmaker decided to stick with manual transmission for the upcoming M2 due to high demand

We are months away from the M2’s launch, and it will be the last ICE-powered M car without any touch of electrification. Also, the cheapest M coupe will be offered with a manual transmission, which clearly indicates that, unlike other major German automakers, BMW defies the idea of ditching the third pedal. In fact, a recent report from Autocar states that the M boss Frank van Meel wants to keep the manual transmission alive as long as possible.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Range Rover Sport SVR

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Range Rover Sport SVR

The top-spec Range Rover Sport has been spied and it looks a lot more aggressive

Land Rover recently unveiled the third-generation Range Rover Sport in May 2022, and truth to be told, it is the best-looking SUV to have launched in 2022. With the new Range Rover Sport out of the nest, we have the more beefed-up SVR to take things to the next level. Fortunately, our photographers captured the upcoming SVR prototype with a thin camouflage. The spy shots indicate that the design will be more athletic than that of the standard Range Rover Sport.

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This Ultra-Rare 1967 Toyota 2000GT is a True Japanese Classic

This Ultra-Rare 1967 Toyota 2000GT is a True Japanese Classic

This 55-year-old coupe could be worth a Lamborghini Urus

Before the whole era of the Supra, which dominated the two-door coupe world for decades, Toyota’s first take on the sports car category started with the 2000GT. Only 351 examples were built in partnership with Yamaha, and thanks to BaT, we have one up for auction. This is a unique, super-rare car with a few refurbishments and a clean Arizona title.

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Rendering: This Is What The Ferrari Purosangue Will Actually Look Like

Rendering: This Is What The Ferrari Purosangue Will Actually Look Like

The prancing horse badged SUV is set to launch in September

While most luxury and performance carmakers have at least one SUV in their lineup, Ferrari has none. As a result, the Italian marque is set to launch its first full-fledged performance SUV in September after battling countless design leaks. While the Purosangue is only a few months from its official debut, we now have a set of close-to-reality renderings that might give you some idea of how Ferrari’s first SUV will look.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63

It’s time for AMG to take command of the GLC SUV

We are fond of the new-generation GLC SUV, which brings better design, tech, and performance to the table. However, with Mercedes’ promise of electrification, it is confirmed that the next AMG GLC 63 SUV will be offered with a hybridized turbo inline-four, unlike the previous iteration’s V-8. Our spy photographers caught a nearly unmasked AMG GLC 63 with a more aggressive front and rear bumper design.

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Don't Expect Electric Lamborghinis to Be All That Different

Don’t Expect Electric Lamborghinis to Be All That Different

The pressure of electrification will not make Lambos look less than a “spaceship”

Hardcore performance automakers like Lamborghini have yet to enter the electrified car market, and the days of the thirsty V-10s and V-12s are coming to an end. Lamborghini design boss, Mitja Borkert, has now confirmed that the brand’s design will not change drastically when the new EV comes in around 2028 and that future cars will still “look like spaceships.”

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Rendering: This Is What a Mercedes Maybach S-Class With an AMG Makeover Could Look Like

Rendering: This Is What a Mercedes Maybach S-Class With an AMG Makeover Could Look Like

Would a car like the Maybach-AMG S900 be a dream-come-true for enthusiasts

As most of you know, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is the more luxurious and powerful version of the standard S-Class. However, for half the price of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, you will have access to a similar level of comfort, features, and better cabin tech. But that is in the real world, where Mercedes-Benz cars are made better by the AMG and the Maybach divisions for those who want more customization. Meet the Maybach-AMG S900, a digital representation of a joint venture of both divisions. These renderings by Emre Husmen give us hope that maybe someday we will witness this collaboration on the much-loved S-Class.

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This 1968 Ghibli Coupe Could End Up As a Very Affordable Classic

This 1968 Ghibli Coupe Could End Up As a Very Affordable Classic

This is proof that Maseratis depreciate like crazy

Looking at the present-day luxury saloon, you might think that the Ghibli was always a four-door sedan. But, introduced in 1966 at the Turin Motor Show, the Ghibli was born as a GT car with a V-8 under the hood. As a result, the OG Ghibli is as sporty as the current-gen model, and there’s one that could sell at auction for less than $10,000. Furthermore, this first-gen Ghibli is a 1968 model, and is in a decent condition, considering it is a 54-year-old car.

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The Mercedes CLE Marks the End for the C-Class and E-Class

The Mercedes CLE Marks the End for the C-Class and E-Class

Relax, the two-door oldies will get replaced, not the sedans

Insufficient sales of the E-Class coupe and the C-Class coupe cannot go unnoticed, and it is finally the time to give the last hurrah to the current models. Automotive News reports that the Stuttgart-based carmaker has confirmed the discontinuation of these models with U.S., and the launch of their replacement, the new CLE-Class is imminent. If the cards are played right, the new CLE-Class will be an instant hit because it will be very similar to the Mercedes-AMG SL-Class in terms of design aesthetics and features.

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Rendering: This Is What the 2023 Honda Civic Type R Will Actually Look Like

Rendering: This Is What the 2023 Honda Civic Type R Will Actually Look Like

It is June, and we have the final renderings of what the top dog from the Civic lineup could look like

After many teasers, spy shots, and racetrack runs, the all-new Civic Type R will launch by the end of June or in the first week of July. Yet, surprisingly, Honda has been keeping quiet about its best hot hatch of all time. But given the massive fanbase of the Civic Type R, it has been the subject of many renderings, like this rendering from UNESS DESIGN of the 2023 Type R model. At best, this is what the new Civic Type R will look like when launched in the summer of 2022.

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Rendering: Is a V-8 Powered Abarth 595 Really Possible?

Rendering: Is a V-8 Powered Abarth 595 Really Possible?

Such a fun little car to hold such a gigantic performance

A subsidiary of Stellantis, Abarth, is well known for the 595 thanks to its cheap-to-own-and-maintain character and nippy performance. But keeping the racing heritage of the Italian carmaker in mind, a few renderings of the 595 have surfaced with a racing livery and a BMW V-8 powering the two-seater hatchback.

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This Mid-Engined 1968 Chevy Camaro is As Intriguing as it is Unique

This Mid-Engined 1968 Chevy Camaro is As Intriguing as it is Unique

This 1968 Chevy Camaro with a mid-engine layout has come up for sale and could be yours if you act fast!

Chevrolet’s Camaro has been the ultimate rival of Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. Throughout the years, GM’s take on offering a value-for-money sports coupe has been successful, with more than 5 million examples sold since its launch. But, today, we have something special for you - a 1968, V-8 Camaro with a mid-engined layout like the C8 Corvette. But, unlike the latter, the Camaro is a big-fat American coupe, not a sports car. This example of the first-gen Camaro is built by Centerline Vehicle Designs and has a highest bid of $73,000 at the time of writing this with two days for the auction to close..

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This $55,000 Civic Si is Designed to Dominate the Race Track

This $55,000 Civic Si is Designed to Dominate the Race Track

Civic Type R, who?

The 2022 Honda Civic saw huge updates, bringing new exterior design, new interior tech, and a lot of sportiness with the Civic Si. But while we ache for the top-dog Civic Type R, Honda’s performance division, HPD has dropped off the new Civic Si FE1, which is very different from the road-going examples. Compared to the Civic Type R, the Civic Si FE1, a race car, has more aggressive bodywork and sportier detailing. Honda will launch the Civic Si FE1 race car in November 2022, at the cool price of two standard Civics.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Mercedes GLC Coupe

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Mercedes GLC Coupe

A new generation GLC Coupe will launch with hybrid powertrains, a redesigned exterior, and a more tech-heavy cabin

Mercedes is ramping up to introduce new generation cars its its line-up. First, the Stuttgart-based automaker’s best-selling compact SUV, the GLC, saw a comprehensive update with new looks and features. After the facelifted GLA was spied, it was finally the time for the GLC Coupe to go for road testing. The spy shots suggest that the front and rear fascias will see massive updates, similar to the GLC SUV. However, we expect the new-gen GLC Coupe to launch sometime in 2024, if not earlier.

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Forbidden Fruit: The Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 is a 300-Horsepower Pocket Rocket

Forbidden Fruit: The Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 is a 300-Horsepower Pocket Rocket

Hey look! Skoda has a modded Fabia for you

The latest generation of Škoda’s little hatchback, the Fabia, was launched back in 2021, but to keep things spicy, the Czech automaker finally announced the Fabia RS Rally2 race car. This iteration of the Fabia is not only more powerful but also comes with a five-speed sequential gearbox, dual-axle differentials, and all-wheel-drive madness. Built for racing, the new Fabia RS Rally2 is wider, longer, and has all the qualities of a rally car from your dream. But is it worth it?

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Specs and Details of the G87 BMW M2 Exposed

Specs and Details of the G87 BMW M2 Exposed

The budget M coupe is launching in October, and there are a lot of things to keep in mind

BMW’s M division is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and with that, we are waiting for not just the G87 M2 but also the first M-powered SUV, the XM. tAlso, an M-powered wagon is waiting to join the line-up later in June 2022, the M3 Touring. So, while we are eagerly waiting for the full-fat M2, BMW teased us with many camouflaged photos of the prototype in Salzburgring, a 2.6-mile racetrack in Austria. Additionally, they have revealed a lot of specs for the upcoming M2, which we will discuss thoroughly.

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This Aston Martin DB7 Won't Invoke Your Inner James Bond, But It's Cool Anyway

This Aston Martin DB7 Won’t Invoke Your Inner James Bond, But It’s Cool Anyway

This more-than-two-decades-old coupe shows how value depreciation shows no mercy

Aston Martin’s DB7 Vantage was introduced in 1999, at the Geneva Motor Show, to bring a more aggressive and powerful DB7 to the market. The British luxury automaker was a part of Ford, which was the owner of Jaguar as well. So cross-pollination between the DB7 and the XK8 was seen, but unlike the Vantage, the Jag had a V-8 under the hood. In addition, the Vantage introduced a more robust 5.9-liter V-12, a sportier exterior aesthetics, and the suspension was firmed up to enhance the driving dynamics. And when all of these are taken into account after two decades, the price of this magnificent British coupe has come down and is the same as a brand-new Chevy Spark. So an example of the DB7 Vantage is being auctioned as we are writing, and it might be an amazing deal.

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You Could Go Months Without Charging The Lightyear 0 Electric Car

You Could Go Months Without Charging The Lightyear 0 Electric Car

This $260,000+ solar-powered EV is built to be efficient but is no speed maestro

If you are an EV collector or someone who wants to try out new EV technologies at any price, there is good news for you. The Lightyear 0 is the world’s first production-spec solar-powered EV, with a range of about 388 miles. Interestingly, you can drive up to 21 miles daily in the summer months without even thinking of charging the battery thanks to solar panels. This long-range EV is a unique creation, but has been priced higher than many capable EVs and has changed a lot since you last saw it in 2019.

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Does this 1991 Acura NSX Give you the Need for Speed?

Does this 1991 Acura NSX Give you the Need for Speed?

This legend of a supercar is in every enthusiast’s dream, and the current price will blow your mind

The first-gen NSX was the equivalent to a fighter jet, but for the road. Not only just that, but it was also the first car to be built entirely out of aluminum. Even the legendary McLaren F1 was heavily inspired by the NSX’s timeless design. Back in the day, supercars were not as exciting as they are now, except for the NSX. This thing was wicked fast for the road, and the exhaust notes from the V-6 were terrific. The first NSX was unveiled at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show and was available only as a coupe until 1995 when a convertible variant was launched. A stock example of the 1991 Acura NSX is being auctioned on Bring a Trailer and this might be the best offer you can get to experience a 90s supercar.

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In a World Where Cars Are Dying Toyota is Making them Cool Again

In a World Where Cars Are Dying Toyota is Making them Cool Again

How about a GR Camry with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6?

With the growing market popularity of Toyota’s performance division, Gazoo Racing, it is inevitable that the carmaker extends its product line with all the performance goodies. What if the upcoming Toyota car to receive the GR treatment is a Camry? A recent report from Motor Trend claims that Toyota has mysterious gifts for all of us, and we are asked to “stay tuned”.

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Watch How a Tuned Porsche 911 Turbo S Keeps Up With an SF90 Stradale

Watch How a Tuned Porsche 911 Turbo S Keeps Up With an SF90 Stradale

Will the 950+ horsepower Turbo S completely trounce the hybrid Ferrari supercar?

Drag races between tuned cars are always exciting, and here is another one from the YouTube channel DragTimes. This race is between a tuned 992-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S and a stock Ferrari SF90 Stradale. What is interesting is that after being modified, the Turbo S has been put on the dyno for testing, which confirms that it puts out 840 horsepower to the wheels. So it is almost on par with the SF90 Stradale. But who will win over the standing quarter-mile?

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The Nissan Altima Might Be a Little Less Boring in 2023

The Nissan Altima Might Be a Little Less Boring in 2023

Comes with a tweaked front fascia, an optional 12.3-inch display, and a few added standard safety features

Being a toned-down version of the Maxima, the Altima has been one of the most value-for-money compact sedans with a starting price lower than $25,000. And while it is Nissan’s go-to budget car, it receives a few updates for 2023 to keep it fresh and modern. For example, the exterior has a sportier appearance with an updated grille, front bumper, new wheel designs, and two new exterior colors. However, the cabin design remains mostly unchanged. But a new 12.3-inch infotainment display is standard on the SL and SR, while available as an option for the SV. A set of new driver assistance features are added to the list, too, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and blindspot monitoring.

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Rendering: BMW iM Vision - The Most Outrageous Race Car of the Future

Rendering: BMW iM Vision - The Most Outrageous Race Car of the Future

This concept showcases the Bavarian carmaker’s distant future in motorsport

Not long ago, BMW unveiled its future racecar for the LMDh in collaboration with Dallara, which is powered by a hybridized V-8. While it caught the attention of enthusiasts worldwide, it is not as badass as these renderings here. Meet the iM Vision from 2050, which has been imagined by Rizu Koley to give us an idea of how BMW can shape the future of racecars.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Mercedes GLA

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Mercedes GLA

Too soon for a facelift?

The GLA has been one of the most popular compact German luxury SUVs, selling at a good pace worldwide. The current GLA is in its second generation, introduced for 2021, and we have already started seeing camouflaged prototypes implying a facelift is in development. However, it is in its initial periods of testing, so don’t expect further announcements until 2023.

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Rendering: Shine Some Light On a 1977 Russian Luxury Limousine That You've Probably Never Heard Of

Rendering: Shine Some Light On a 1977 Russian Luxury Limousine That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The GAZ-14 Chaika was a hit-and-miss in the Soviet era, but was no less than a Packard Patrician

Enter the 1977 Chaika, a Soviet-era limousine developed by GAZ (Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod). Exclusively made for the mid-level officials of the Soviet Union, it was limited to only 1,114 units. In Brussels, the Chaika was first introduced in 1958 as the GAZ-13 model. However, the model you are witnessing is the second-gen GAZ-14, which is more updated and hosts more electronics than the previous iteration. Thanks to Dominykas Liberis, the rendering of this magnificent vintage limousine indeed takes us back to 1977.

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Rendering: Can this Hydrogen-Powered Concept Inspire A New Lineup of Audi Vehicles?

Rendering: Can this Hydrogen-Powered Concept Inspire A New Lineup of Audi Vehicles?

Audi h-tron Glaciah could be a better alternative to the e-tron Series

With the transformation from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles, car manufacturers worldwide are trying more efficient ways to improve technology and be better than the rest. But how about we look into other alternatives, like the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which do not have to carry a massive battery under the floor. Meet the Audi h-tron Glaciah; a hydrogen fuel cell powered SUV imagined by Jeesoo Kim and heavily inspired by Audi’s Skysphere concept.

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This RWB-Modified 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Has Seen Some Things

This RWB-Modified 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Has Seen Some Things

Someone is auctioning it for $80,000 in Bring a Trailer, which might be the best chance to grab this beauty

One of the finest examples of the 911 has to be the 993 generation Carrera. The 1995 911 was a breakthrough for its handling prowess, increased performance, and styling improvements. It was also the very last generation of 911 to be sold with an air-cooled engine. A modified 1995 911 Carrera by Rauh-Welt Begriff, a Japanese Porsche tuner, is up for grabs, and there’s a few things that are quite interesting about it.

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This Nissan 180SX Is About to Embark on an Epic Tuning Journey in True 90s Fashion

This Nissan 180SX Is About to Embark on an Epic Tuning Journey in True 90s Fashion

Mighty Car Mods is back with a Nissan 180SX build and will make it its dream hatchback

The Nissan 180SX is a classic Japanese car from the late 80s and is one of the more desired Nissan sportscars. One of the surviving examples is now going for a custom build by the Australian YouTube channel, Mighty Car Mods, featuring Blair and Martin. This example of the 180SX is more than twenty years old and is Blair’s favorite car of all time.

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One of One: How Genesis Plants to Compete with Bentley and Porsche

One of One: How Genesis Plants to Compete with Bentley and Porsche

Who wouldn’t want a gorgeous and bespoke Genesis with loads of customizations?

Hyundai’s luxury division, Genesis, will step up further in the luxury car industry by offering a new bespoke department to cater to the extra wealthy. Its first attempt, known as "Your Genesis," failed once to reach out to the other parts of the world apart from South Korea. This new bespoke department is geared toward a global audience, but that also means Genesis will have to compete with the biggest luxury players in the market. Is the brand biting off more than it can chew?

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Here's Why You Won't Find an Electric BMW M2, M3, or M4 Anytime Soon

Here’s Why You Won’t Find an Electric BMW M2, M3, or M4 Anytime Soon

BMW M’s big boss is very certain about the transition, but you can still fantasize about gas-powered M cars for the time being

Good news for the hardcore M car fans, BMW is not yet ready to refurbish its fully-fledged M models with solely electrified powertrains, as the technology isn’t there yet. And, according to the CEO of BMW M, Frank van Meel, you will have to wait until 2030 at the earliest to get your hands on a fully electric M2, M3, or an M4. M Performance cars, like the BMW XM and iX M60i will be growing and getting more advanced between now and then.

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This Race Between A Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and a Suzuki Hayabusa Will Surprise you

This Race Between A Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and a Suzuki Hayabusa Will Surprise you

Can the Hayabusa put down its power and launch efficiently against the mighty Aventador SVJ?

Another day, another drag race from the YouTube channel Carwow. But this time, it is unique because the contenders are a bike and a car. To be precise, it is a superbike vs. a supercar drag race. So we have a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ on the right, and on the other side stands a Suzuki Hayabusa, the new third-gen model. They both are fast in their respective worlds, but we have to see how these two compete with each other over the standing quarter-mile.

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Lynk & Co Concept Previews a Whacky, Angular Electric Sports Coupe

Lynk & Co Concept Previews a Whacky, Angular Electric Sports Coupe

"The New Day" is what it is called, and you might think of it as an EV, but it is a hybrid

Geely Auto-owned Lynk & Co has launched a unique-looking sports coupe concept, which isn’t an EV but looks like one. Meet “The New Day” Concept, which is literally its name. This coupe portrays the brand’s future design ideas while retaining the core elements of its existing cars. The result is a capable coupe that is not only stylish, but also technologically advanced.

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This 1988 BMW 325i Convertible Has Collectible Classic Written All Over It

This 1988 BMW 325i Convertible Has Collectible Classic Written All Over It

This classic BMW 325i convertible could be quite the deal and, potentially, a future collectible.

Being the second generation of the 3 Series, the E30 is known for its stylish looks and true entry-level luxury. It replaced the E21 3 Series with a couple of new changes for BMW. It was previously offered in two-door coupe and convertible body styles. But after the new generation came to light, BMW started producing a four-door sedan and estate-style variants of the 3 Series. By the time the E30 generation had passed, BMW sold more than 19,000 units of the, according to Road & Track. Now someone is auctioning a 1988 BMW 325i Convertible on Bring A Trailer, and the bidding is going on for $5,500 as of the time of this writing.

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Rendering: Is This Widebody F30 BMW 3 Series the Perfect Track Weapon?

Rendering: Is This Widebody F30 BMW 3 Series the Perfect Track Weapon?

Looks like it is ready to take on the Nürburgring, once again

The BMW 3 Series has always been the go-to car to experience the world of German automotive engineering. With millions of units sold worldwide, the 3 Series remains one of the top dogs from the Bavarian automaker, which is not only stylish but also powerful, comfortable, and economical. So if you own a used F30 and want to give it a touch-up, then maybe this widebody rending of a bonkers-looking widebody 3 Series from Dominykas Liberis will give you some inspiration.

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Video: 750 Horsepower Makes the BMW X3 M Supercar Fast

Video: 750 Horsepower Makes the BMW X3 M Supercar Fast

With a 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds, this BMW X3 M is just 0.2 seconds slower than the Porsche 911 Turbo S

The good folks from AutoTopNL->https://www.youtube.com/c/AutoTopnl] have presented us with a crazy testing video of a third-gen BMW X3 M Competition that has been tuned to crank out 750 horsepower! It is hard to believe that a 4,600-pound SUV can do 0-62 in 2.9 seconds, but this one does it, and the pure sound from that aftermarket exhaust will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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Modifying a Brand-New Mk8 Golf R in Just 24 Hours

Modifying a Brand-New Mk8 Golf R in Just 24 Hours

Watch how Blaire Joscelyne gives a sportier taste to a stock VW hot-hatch

The Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 has some serious upgrades over the previous Mk7 straight from the factory. But it seems that it is not enough for Blaire from the YouTube channel Mighty Car Mods. This Australian YouTuber took the delivery of a brand-new Mk8 Golf R from the Leichhardt Volkswagen dealership and headed straight to his garage to perform some serious upgrades. The upgrades involve swapping the exhausts, updating the suspension, and inserting new wheels, among others. He also confirmed that his Golf R is the first customer-delivered Mk8 in Australia and would be the first to possess the modifications.

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Rendering: The True Potential of the BMW X7 M60i

Rendering: The True Potential of the BMW X7 M60i

This X7 rendering fixes everything that’s wrong with the current X7 and takes things up another notch

BMW recently updated its flagship and biggest SUV, the X7 Since its launch, however, core BMW fans haven’t been the happiest bunch when it comes to the overall design language that BMW chose over the outgoing model year. The bulk of the controversy comes from the more prominent grille design and the split headlights. But Mikhail Sachko, has put together some wide-body renderings to show the true potential of the X7.

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This 1973 Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF Is Definitely A Conversation Starter

This 1973 Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF Is Definitely A Conversation Starter

One of the Italian rally champion cars from ’73 is worth your attention if you are a collector, and the deal could be sealed for as low as $30,000

The Lancia Fulvia has been one of the wonders of the FCA (presently Stellantis). Manufactured between 1963 and 1976, the Fulvia was made available in three forms: a four-door sedan named Berlina, a two-door Coupé, and Sport. The Lancia Fulvia gained its share of popularity when it won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1972, elevating public interest in motorsport and rallying. Now there’s a 1973 Fulvia 1600 HF, a two-door coupe, going for a digital auction on Bring a Trailer. The bid as of the time of this writing is just $30,000, so this should be delightful news if you are a car collector.

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Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

10 years ago, the Porsche would stand a chance, but can it keep up with a modern BMW?

The folks from Carwow have brought an exciting drag race between two unique cars from different generations. On the left, we have a 10-year old 997.2-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S,. Next to that, a BMW M5 CS is in its current generation for the 2022 model year. They are “bonkers-hardcore-performance-thingy,” as Mat Watson wants to call them. But there are quite some differences between the two, since the M5 CS is a family sedan and the 911 Turbo S is a sports car. Also, on paper, the BMW has all the power to school the Porsche down the quarter-mile, but can the 911 Turbo S from 2012 really keep up? Let’s dive in.

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The Wildcat EV Concept is Definitely Not Your Grandma's Buick

The Wildcat EV Concept is Definitely Not Your Grandma’s Buick

It is Buick’s turn to take over the automotive media with its never-make-it-to-reality concept

With the Avista concept from 2016, we got to know what the then-future of Buick cars would look like. And current Buicks do loosely resemble various design aspects of the concept. Fast-forward to 2022, and we have yet another concept from the GM-owned luxury brand. It is called the Wildcat, and this time it is an EV. This concept will shape the brand’s future models, which will likely be SUVs. Buick also emphasizes the new tri-shield logo, which is now more prominent than ever.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the Audi A6 E-Tron

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the Audi A6 E-Tron

The Luxury electric sedan from Audi seems to move away from the concept design as it breaks out from the nest

After many test sightings under camouflage, we have a closer look at Audi’s first EV sedan, the A6 E-Tron. It is mainly covered, but the overall design is now more prominent than in previous sightings. After seeing the spy shots ourselves, we instantly realized that the A6 E-Tron is ready for production, but it may not look exactly like the Concept from 2021 Auto Shanghai.

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The 2023 BMW X1 Just Put the Rest of the Compact Crossover Segment in Check

The 2023 BMW X1 Just Put the Rest of the Compact Crossover Segment in Check

With new looks, a more powerful engine, and an updated iDrive 8 infotainment system, the 2023 X1 is an excellent upgrade for $38,600

BMW’s smallest SUV, the BMW X1 has been launched for the 2023 model year. The all-new 2023 X1 is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot from the outgoing generation. Still, the power increases to 241 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque. In addition, the engine comes mated to a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and xDrive AWD is now standard equipment. The outside looks more appealing with sharp visuals, and the X1 is now taller, wider, and longer. As a result, the interior is more spacious than the model it replaces. The cabin design has been updated, similar to the new 3 Series, thanks to the curved displays. For the starting price of $38,600, the BMW X1 comes off as a worthy entry-level option where it will compete with the Lexus UX, the Volvo XC40, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

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This Porsche 911-Based 1985 RUF BTR II Cabriolet Could Soar Beyond $500,000 at Auction

This Porsche 911-Based 1985 RUF BTR II Cabriolet Could Soar Beyond $500,000 at Auction

This Porsche 930 turned RUF Cabriolet is one of only a handful that were actually made, and a bidding war could push it into the $500,000 range

The 1985 RUF BTR II Cabriolet needs no introduction, as it was a hell of a sports car with a ton of power and excellent handling behavior. It won the world’s fastest cars contest by clocking 186.2 mph as the top speed in 1984, which was insane. So here we have an example from the 1985 model year, and it is looking for a new home. There’s a good chance that it may go beyond the $500,000 mark before the digital hammer drops, but is it really worth it?

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Watch a Mk.1 Volkswagen Golf Race and Keep Up With a Lamborghini Aventador LP700

Watch a Mk.1 Volkswagen Golf Race and Keep Up With a Lamborghini Aventador LP700

This is proof why heavily built engines are worth every penny

There’s no shortage of obscure drag races between heavily built retro cars and modern supercars these days. Today, we have something a bit more interesting: a drag race between a 600-horsepower Volkswagen Mk1 Turbo 16V and a 700-horsepower Lamborghini Aventador LP700. Thanks to the YouTube channel Gumbal who recorded this magnificent moment in a drag race event called RACE1000. So is there a chance that the heavily tuned Golf Mk1 will beat the mighty Aventador LP700 on the drag strip?

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There's a Little Controversy Amid the Porsche Cayenne's 20th Birthday

There’s a Little Controversy Amid the Porsche Cayenne’s 20th Birthday

Porsche’s first four-door car surrounds itself with controversy while celebrating its 20th birthday

Since 2002, the Cayenne has been one of the most successful and practical Porsches, with enough performance for everyday driveability and some spirited fun too. But surrounding its 20th birthday, there is talk that the Cayenne might be the successor of the 959 - a car originally built for Group B rally. So to get more details, Fabian Mechtel, an influencer, visited Porsche headquarters in Leipzig to meet veteran rally driver, Walter Röhrl, and discuss if the Porsche 959 gave birth to a capable SUV.

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Confirmed: SSC is Building a Hybrid Tuatara with AWD

Confirmed: SSC is Building a Hybrid Tuatara with AWD

The SSC Tuatara Hybrid could go by a different name, and it will feature AWD

Topping out as the world’s fastest production car in 2022, the SSC Tuatara is one of the most iconic American cars of this decade. Now, it seems that SSC owner, Jerod Shelby, has something on his mind to keep the crown in-house. A recent report from Motor Authority claims that the Washington-based hypercar company is planning an electrified version of the Tuatara with an AWD system. Does this mean it’ll be even more capable?

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Rendering: Is this the Electric Lamborghini Supercar of the Future?

Rendering: Is this the Electric Lamborghini Supercar of the Future?

What if the next Batmobile is a Lamborghini EV?

Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann confirms that 2022 will be the last year for traditional Lamborghinis as the brand takes “the last step of internal combustion engines”. However, there’s no need to be concerned because Lamborghini’s production-heavy vehicles, such as the Aventador, Huracán, and Urus, will all be plug-in hybrids by 2024. But what about the Lamborghini EV scheduled to launch in 2028? Here is an independent rendering from Wang Lei that sheds some light on what we might expect, and it seems to be far from the 2+2 two-door coupe that was previously suggested to be in the works.

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The Alpina B3 is Just a 3 Series That's Better in Every Way

The Alpina B3 is Just a 3 Series That’s Better in Every Way

The updated Alpina B3 comes with a fresh look, more power, and a sensual interior

After the 3 Series received the anticipated facelift in May 2022, it was inevitable for the BMW’s luxury line, Alpina to release the B3 models, along with the diesel-operated D3 S. Similar to the updated 3 Series, Alpina brings both visual, performance, and technological upgrades to the respective models with a hint of exclusiveness.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the Audi A4 Avant

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the Audi A4 Avant

This upcoming estate car might be the last to inherit the outgoing model year’s internal combustion engines

While the A4 is available only in the Sedan and Allroad form in the U.S., other parts of the world benefit from a full-size A4 Avant, which is quite popular for its practicality and family-friendly nature. Here we have the latest spy shots of the upcoming Audi A4 Avant, and while it is not electrified quite yet. Audi might have plans to offer a plug-in hybrid variant of the A4 Avant with the 2024 model year. Most importantly, we are now confirming that Audi is redesigning all the A4 models, which include the Sedan, Allroad, and the Avant.

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New Rendering Shines Light on What Aston Martin's First EV Could Look Like

New Rendering Shines Light on What Aston Martin’s First EV Could Look Like

Take our word for it: this could be the most attractive Aston Martin model ever

Aston Martin’s CEO, Tobias Moers, recently revealed that an all-new Aston Martin EV is scheduled to arrive by 2025. Like most automakers, Aston will take its time transitioning from internal combustion to entirely electric vehicles, but only until 2030. That first EV in 2025 will be the first major step to Aston’s all-electric future, and this independent rendering, known as the Voltage, from Diego Guerrero gives us an idea of what it could look like. Is this the right way to bid goodbye to the V-12s and V-8s for a more progressive future?

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This Video is Proof That Nissan Should Have Built the R390 GT1 Supercar

This Video is Proof That Nissan Should Have Built the R390 GT1 Supercar

The only road-legal example of this GT car grabbed all the attention it needed at Villa d’Este

The R390 GT1 prototype seen in the video is the only specimen made for road use, before the development of the proper race cars. This Nissan supercar is one of the rarest cars in the world, but Nissan was initially planning to build a road-going car before the 1997 Le Mans entry. This right-hand-drive configured supercar was spotted in Italy for the 2022 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este show in May 2022.

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Can the $27.000 Leapmotor C01 Eat the Tesla Model 3's Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner?

Can the $27.000 Leapmotor C01 Eat the Tesla Model 3’s Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner?

An EV cheaper than the Nissan Leaf is set to offer 542 ponies, but not on the U.S. soil

In February 2022, A Chinese carmaker named Leapmotor announced a new EV known as the C01. It was a tech monster with a coupe-esque design and even claims impressive performance. We are aware that the C01 won’t be available in the U.S. but we are sure that it might have curbed sales of the conventional EVs if it were to launch. For $27,000, the Leapmotor C01 offers 310 miles of range, 542 horsepower and a 0-62 in under four seconds, which demolishes Tesla’s cheapest sedan, the Model 3.

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The Ferrari Daytona SP3 Lego Technic Kit is 3,778 Pieces of Pure Automotive Joy

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 Lego Technic Kit is 3,778 Pieces of Pure Automotive Joy

Think you can put together all 3,778 pieces of this new Lego Technic kit?

Lego, the famous toy company from Denmark, has announced a miniature Technic kit of the breathtakingly beautiful Ferrari Daytona SP3. Although there have been multiple leaks online about the toy supercar, there is now an official statement from Lego that states the price which is €/$399.99, and it will officially go on sale in June 2022.

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Rendering: The BMW 4 Series Coupe Deserves This Redesign

Rendering: The BMW 4 Series Coupe Deserves This Redesign

If BMW could take back anything from the 4 Series, it should be the huge "nose" grilles

It was 2021 when the new generation BMW 4 Series was launched and while almost everything was perfect, BMW has been heavily criticized for the huge kidney grilles. Since the Bavarian auto giant updated the 3 Series sedan models in May 2022, and didn’t switch to the larger grille layout, we are keeping hopes high as it is the 4 Series’ turn to see some updated visuals. Thanks to X-Tomi Designs, we know what we want, the good old smaller kidney grilles with a more aggressive front-end styling.

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New Rendering Previews the Boxy BMW XM Before You're Supposed to See It

New Rendering Previews the Boxy BMW XM Before You’re Supposed to See It

The XM will be the most futuristic model of BMW’s lineup, and these renderings could give us an accurate idea of what to expect.

The upcoming XM SUV from BMW’s M division has been slowly losing camouflage for some time now, and a recent leak gave us our first real look at it. All of this has led to some close-to-reality renderings, and now we’ve got a new set of renderings, courtesy of Kolesa, that could be as close to the real deal as possible.

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2022 Audi A5 Coupe - Performance, Price, and Photos

2022 Audi A5 Coupe - Performance, Price, and Photos

The Audi A5 could be the perfect blend between luxury, performance, and price

If you are looking for a luxury yet not-too-powerful two-door coupe, the A5 Coupe might be the best choice for you. This four-ringed car is a lot better looking than the more practical A5 Sportback but shares the same powertrain, interior features, and all the Audi goodness. The 261-horsepower yielding 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot sends power to all four wheels and is mated to a seven-speed DCT. Among all the other A5 variants; Sportback, Cabriolet, and Coupe, we love the Coupe for its athletic stance along with the cabin aesthetics. While the A5 Coupe is reserved for the mass, Audi also offers more spirited S5 and RS5 versions to bring out the enthusiast inside you. But, how will it perform when you compare it to the top dogs such as the BMW 4 Series, and the Lexus RC?

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The new SX Package Makes the Toyota Tundra A Little Darker for 2023

The new SX Package Makes the Toyota Tundra A Little Darker for 2023

SR5 Models of the Toyota Tundra can now be equipped with a dark appearance package

After a much anticipated revamp for 2022, the Tundra receives minor updates for the 2023 model year in the form of a new SX trim package. It is solely for the SR5 trim and adds dark-colored accents to both the exterior and the interior. Both the base and the hybrid version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 remain unchanged for this year, with the same power figures as the 2022 model year.

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The Subaru Legacy Evolves for 2023 with New Tech and a Fresh Face

The Subaru Legacy Evolves for 2023 with New Tech and a Fresh Face

The Subaru Legacy is the only sedan with torque vectoring and an all-wheel-drive system in this segment

With the SUV revolution, budget sedans are becoming rare and old. But, Subaru has kept the Legacy sedan alive by updating it for the 2023 model year. The updates include an aggressive front fascia, an updated driver assistance system called EyeSight, an updated infotainment system, and a turbocharged engine for the Sport trim. The updates were very important since it competes with well-known rivals such as the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Hyundai Sonata.

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The 2023 Toyota Highlander Turbo Is Torque-Happy and Eco-Friendly

The 2023 Toyota Highlander Turbo Is Torque-Happy and Eco-Friendly

The Highlander now comes with a turbocharged four-pot, torque vectoring, and dual 12.3-inch displays

Toyota’s most famous three-row budget SUV, the Highlander, is set to arrive with a new turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four engine, dual 12.3-inch displays for the driver information and infotainment, and a handful of new standard features. The Highlander is receiving constant updates since the fourth-generation came out in 2020, and the automaker is making it a lucrative offering with every new update.

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This Tesla Model 3 Is Hell-Bent On Embarrassing The Lamborghini Urus, And It Almost Succeeds!

This Tesla Model 3 Is Hell-Bent On Embarrassing The Lamborghini Urus, And It Almost Succeeds!

The Urus just about managed to save its skin against the Model 3 Performance in the drag race

A drag race between an internal combustion engine car and an EV is always special, considering that the latter is the future. But folks from Carwow have wowed us with a great drag race video between the Tesla Model 3 Performance and the Lamborghini Urus, which was once the fastest SUV. We all know that electric power is instant and lag-free, and the Model 3 Performance proves that. But there is a full-fledged performance SUV from the house of Lamborghini sitting right next to it. On paper, the Urus is a lot more powerful than the Model 3, but it is heavier, and Lamborghinis sometimes struggle to launch due to traction issues. Will the Model 3 defeat the Urus, or something obvious will happen? Keep reading for the result.

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2022 Lexus IS

2022 Lexus IS

With a few exceptions, this Lexus sports sedan is all love, and now it comes with a V-8!

The Lexus IS brings a lot of excitement for the 2022 model year, but that does not mean it was never exciting. Lexus was intelligent enough to give it a facelift for the 2021 model year, ensuring that the lack of a new generation has no bearing on sales. The IS was always a daily-driver kind of sports sedan, which offered both, comfort and decent performance. But, rivals like the 3 Series, the C-Class, and the A4, are more dynamic on the road when compared to the IS. Surely you would love to take the IS on the highways, but what if you wanted to take it to the track? For the 2022 model year, Lexus has started rolling out the more performance-focused IS500 F Sport Performance models. These models are not only powered by a throatier 5.0-liter V-8 but also come with an adaptive sport suspension, quad-exhaust tips, and upgraded brakes. As for the standard IS300, there are still two engine options, one is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot, and the other one is the underpowered 3.5-liter V-6 which also powers the IS350 F Sport, but is rated at 311 horsepower. It is a bit confusing about the whole IS, but we will try to simplify them in the latter part of the review. Apart from performance, Lexus cars are more about luxury and exquisite craftsmanship, which we witness with every line-up. Do all of these make Lexus a more approachable brand? Is the Lexus IS the best buy for you?

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BMW M240i v BMW M2: A Drag Race Proving Who The Big Daddy Is

BMW M240i v BMW M2: A Drag Race Proving Who The Big Daddy Is

The M2 "Lite" is surprisingly fast off the grid, but the big-fat M2 is present for a reason

The British automotive channel ’Carwow’ is up with another interesting drag race video involving the current-gen 2022 BMW M240i xDrive and the outgoing generation 2021 BMW M2 Competition. So, how different is the new second-generation M240i from the older but a beast of an M2 Competition? Comparing the stats make it clear that the latter is more powerful with its twin-turbo straight-six engine than the single-turbo straight-six engine from the M2 “Lite”. But, that does not mean the M2 Competition will be a clear winner?

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2022 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate

2022 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate

Here is the “ultimate” Yukon Denali of your dreams, and is one of the most luxurious SUVs from GMC

GMC has upped the ante in terms of luxury for the Yukon lineup by introducing a new top-of-the-line trim called the Denali Ultimate. It comes with distinctive exterior and interior styling, which includes chrome embellished exterior trim, 22-inch machine-cut alloy wheels, Alpine Umber trim with premium leather upholstery, and a lot more features. Speaking of features, the Yukon Denali Ultimate allows you to drive hands-free on compatible roads using the Super Cruise driver assistance tech, which is derived straight from the Sierra Denali Ultimate. The Yukon Denali Ultimate is the quintessential luxury three-row SUV, complete with all the features and richness you’ll ever need to prove your wealth.

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2022 Infiniti QX80

2022 Infiniti QX80

This old-school seven-seater might quench your thirst for Japanese luxury engineering

Being a full-size SUV underpinning the Armada’s bones, the QX80 is a full-fledged luxury offering from Infiniti. It features a powerful V-8, fully independent suspension, a plush interior, and even loads of convenience features to make up for its dated architecture. We reviewed the Lexus GX earlier, and it confirmed that the body-on-frame chassis-based SUVs aren’t that bad. Same with the QX80, which is heavily based on Nissan’s Armada, while being about $20,000 more expensive. Surely there are a lot of differences, but Infiniti is trying to squeeze out a little more every year before a comprehensive revamp. But, unlike the GX, the QX80 is not known best for reliability. It is not as bad as a Mercedes-Benz would be, but it has faced recalls in its previous iterations. So, who do you think will buy the QX80? Well, people who don’t have problems with higher fuel expenses, love the raw sound of a V-8, love to travel around with family, and want good luxury treatment. But, if you pay $71,000, you want all of these factors covered, including a modern cabin design and a better handling chassis, right? The Jeep Wagoneer, the Cadillac Escalade, and the Genesis GV80 are all modern seven/eight seaters with ample tech and a modern-looking cabin. So, what should you do? Before making any judgments, read our full review.

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The 2023 BMW X7 Is The Lady Gaga Of The Automotive World

The 2023 BMW X7 Is The Lady Gaga Of The Automotive World

If you thought BMW’s design philosophy couldn’t get any more bolder, the 2023 X7 will prove you wrong

At this year’s New York Auto Show, BMW introduced its most anticipated luxury SUV - the X7 - which received a mid-cycle makeover. The 2023 model year comes with all the necessary changes to make it look modern for at least the next five years. Available in three models: the xDrive40i, the M60i, and the upcoming Alpina XB7, the entire X7 range is now powered by a mild-hybrid powertrain. The exterior design is not being taken seriously in the automotive world, but whether like it or not, it is the most aggressive-looking X7 to date. All the models now feature adaptive air suspension and an all-wheel-drive system. The interior is refreshed completely. You now get a new dashboard design with two curved screens which are reminiscent of the all-electric iX. As a whole package, the 2023 BMW X7 looks promising. It will compete with the Jeep Wagoneer and the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

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2023 Toyota bZ4X

2023 Toyota bZ4X

Toyota’s first vehicle in the "Beyond Zero" series seems to be an impressive kickstart to its reinvigorated EV journey

Remember the RAV4 EV back in 2014, and the current-selling Prius hybrids? Toyota’s name in the electrified world is not new, but it is now more prominent with the bZ4X, which is the brand’s first EV built on the e-TNGA platform. This platform is a joint venture of both Toyota and Subaru. The newly launched Subaru Solterra is its identical cousin with many similarities, which we will talk about more later. Keeping carbon neutrality in mind, the brand is now focusing on its electrification journey, starting with the 2023 bZ4X, which stands for “Beyond Zero” and the 4X denotes its chic exterior and the overall size. As you can tell, everything you see and feel is new or has been reworked. It is good to see Toyota focusing on consumer tech and modern design aesthetics, along with the leading reliability.

Now, like every other EV, you might be wondering what the claimed range is. Well, Toyota claims about 119 MPGe combined for the front-wheel-drive models and about 104 MPGe for the all-wheel-drive models. Considering the 71.4 kWh and the 72.8 kWh battery packs, the range is not that bad either. The front-wheel-drive variants put out 201 horsepower, and adding another electric motor on the rear axle will increase it to a meager 214 horsepower. Given the stats and the price range, it will compete with the Volkswagen ID.4, Ford Mustang Mach E, and the Kia EV6. What do you think of the 2023 Toyota bZ4X? Should you go and buy it right now? Read the full review and point out your deciding factors.

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Cheapest Hybrid Cars

Cheapest Hybrid Cars

Here’s a list of the cheapest hybrid cars that you can get for under $30,000

Ever wondered why hybrid cars are priced slightly higher than their gas-only siblings? Hybrid cars are more efficient, and depending on your car choice, you may have to visit the gas station less often. You can save a lot of money over the years. In a broader perspective, hybrid powertrains cause lower CO2 emissions, offer more linear accelerations, and sometimes put out more power than their non-hybrid counterparts. Seems like a win-win situation, right? What if we simplify and list out five of the most popular and cheaper hybrid cars which you can buy for less than $30,000? Let’s dive in.

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2022 Toyota 4Runner

2022 Toyota 4Runner

This over-a-decade-old SUV can do serious off-roading, and also be a good family hauler while at it

Among a few of the existing old-school body-on-frame SUVs, the 4Runner is still running wild, and is a capable off-roader. With the new Sequoia, we are expecting the 4Runner to receive the anticipated overhaul because it no longer has the updated tech and cabin features to withstand its competitors. The engine under the hood is a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V-6, that does not have a lot of power in comparison to the more modern engines, despite sipping a lot of gas. Still, there is a healthy fanbase who still prefer truck-based SUVs like the 4Runner, but its choppy ride quality and unenthusiastic handling on the road make it less approachable to the broader mass. The 4.0-liter V-6 puts out 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. Apart from the TRD models, all models come with rear-wheel drive as standard, but AWD can be optioned. The 4Runner’s rugged chassis, higher ground clearance, and enhanced off-roading dynamics make it a proper five-seater off-roader. But, can it withstand the more modern approach put forward by the Jeep Wrangler, or the Ford Bronco? Read the full review to know if the Toyota 4Runner is worth your attention, or not.

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2022 Honda Civic Si

2022 Honda Civic Si

The sweet spot between performance and daily driving characteristics, for just $27,300

When the 11th-generation Civic arrived with refreshed looks and features, the return of the Civic Si was inevitable. So, here it is - the new 2022 Honda Civic Si, which is mechanically the same Civic Si from the year 2020, with some minor differences. The beating heart remains the same 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four from yesteryear, but now produces five horsepower less. The torque remains the same at 192 pound-feet, and so do the front-wheel-drive system, and the six-speed manual transmission. The exterior and interior, both, got a revamp with more modern touches. We know, a lot of you guys did not like the exterior styling of the new-generation Civic, but the Si, with its 18-inch matte black wheels and bigger brakes, makes the overall look a lot sportier than it really is. As a performance-oriented compact sedan, it comes with a limited-slip differential, a rev-matching system, sports suspension, bucket seats with additional bolstering, and optional summer tires. It also benefits from all the advanced driver aids available across the whole Civic range, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning, and blindspot monitoring. While it is not the best in class, is it better than the last generation? We are here to find it out for you, even compare it with the likes of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, and the Hyundai Elantra N-Line.

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2023 Lotus Eletre vs 2022 Tesla Model X

2023 Lotus Eletre vs 2022 Tesla Model X

Is the new Lotus electric SUV much more capable than Tesla’s big boy?

Disguised as Type 132, the Eletre (pronounced as El-etra), is the British luxury sports car manufacturer’s newest and first take on the SUV market. It is a “hyper-SUV” that is destined to take down the “ludicrous” Tesla Model X, but can it really? Although the Lotus is yet to provide complete information about the Eletre, we are going to compare them side-by-side, so you can be the judge.

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2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Honda CR-V

Want a reliable family SUV? The CR-V might be the one you are looking for

Being Honda’s bestseller in the compact SUV segment, the CR-V is an impressive option despite being five years old now. While the contenders are now more powerful, smarter, better-looking, and up engaging to drive, the CR-V does all of it with an old vibe to it. It still gets a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-pot, which has the power to push you through traffic. It has a nice and spacious cabin which your family will enjoy while cruising for hours on the highway. Not only that, but it is quite frugal too, especially with the hybrid variants. When the competition has the Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Tucson, the CR-V seems to be the least flashy SUV. But newer tech and features such as the advanced driver assistance features, up-to-date interior features, all are present to catch up well with the contenders. But is it enough? Should you consider buying one for yourself? This is a TopSpeed full review of the 2022 Honda CR-V, and we will get to everything you need to know about this compact SUV.

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

A maxed-out Jetta with more performance and features, but costs $30,995

While the standard Jetta is more focused on the budget compact sedan segment, the GLI brings performance upgrades, along with a wide range of interior features which are optional to the former. That said, the Jetta GLI is among two performance sedans apart from the Arteon. With the Passat being dead, the Jetta is the only entry-level sedan option from VW in America. Based on the same platform and using the same EA888 engine, the Jetta GLI is not as powerful as the Golf GTI. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine under the hood produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet, which is down by 13 horses and 15 pound-feet of torque. Apart from the mid-cycle refresh for the 2022 model year, there are a lot of features that are exclusive to the GLI such as a limited-slip differential, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a new eight-inch touchscreen display, a 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit, adaptive suspension, and a lot more. A couple of the above features were not standard previously, but with the 2022 model year, there is just one trim available for the Jetta GLI which is the top-spec Autobahn. So, with all of these impressive spec sheets, can it come out victorious when the competition has the Hyundai Elantra N-Line, and the new Honda Civic Si? You will find out soon.

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2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

If cheap and efficient drives are what you care for, then the Accord Hybrid might just sweep you off your feet

Practical mid-size sedans are pretty popular in the country, and the Accord has been here for generations, retaining what a good all-rounder sedan can do better than an average compact crossover. Now that its latest iteration stands four years from its introduction, Honda is trying to improve its budget sedan by offering a bit more each year so that you won’t complain about its aging design. The Accord Hybrid is an impressive car in its segment, and it goes up against the likes of the Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Let us remind you that neither of the two competitors of the Accord Hybrid are weak. But, more on that later. The Accord Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter engine which is mated to dual self-charging electric motors, and when combined, the power output is 212 horsepower. It is a powerful alternative, of course, but it is efficient too. So, you might be thinking the Accord Hybrid is done for the day, right? Absolutely not. It offers great ride quality, has loads of driver assistance features by default, a spacious cabin, and a lot more, for the asking price of $27,320. So, should you buy the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid? It is a yes from us, but read the review for a more vivid picture of this attractive budget hybrid sedan.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid

Are these the ultimate Toyota Prius rivals?

Switching to a complete EV might be a bit of a stretch, since EVs are costlier alternatives to gas-operated regular cars. But, fear not. If you have Toyota Prius on your list, then you must add both the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid on it. Plus, the Prius lineup is still suffering the ugly design approach of Toyota, while Hyundai has kept the Ioniq Hybrid neat and exciting, minus the performance. Unfortunately, Hyundai decided to pull the plug on the full-electric Ioniq to make way for the Ioniq 5 EV. A 1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-pot remains the beating heart of all the Ioniq hybrids, along with an electric motor. But, what impresses us is the outstanding fuel economy the whole range can deliver, especially the MHEV Blue trim. A whopping 60 miles per gallon on the highway has been rated by the EPA, which is about seven miles per gallon more than what the Prius can deliver, although being better in performance. Both, the Plug-in Hybrid and the Hybrid have good-looking cabins, and the overall experience is a lot better than the competition, we would say. So, should you get yourself either of the Ioniq hybrids? We are here to confirm that.

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2022 Renault Austral

2022 Renault Austral

It is a high-tech C-segment hybrid SUV with a lot of potential outside the U.S.

Renault unveils its new hybrid SUV, the Austral, which is based on the new third-generation CMF-CD platform. It portrays Renault’s “Nouvelle Vague” which means “New Wave” in the global C-segment SUV markets. If you are familiar with the Megane E-TECH Electric and the Arkana, you will find the Austral to follow similar paths, which includes Renault’s new design language and feature-proof cabin. We think that this compact hybrid/electric SUV is targeting the new Kia Sportage in a lot of ways, bringing in updated tech and multiple powertrain options to soothe your needs. Let’s dive in for a closer look into Renault’s newest addition to its Global (excluding the U.S.) lineup.

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2022 Buick Enclave

2022 Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave has been updated for the 2022 model year, with design elements inspired by the Envision and the Encore GX

Judging a book by its cover is something we shouldn’t do, and it applies to us in daily life, including when we choose cars. This flagship seven-seater SUV is so much more than you thought it to be. The 2022 Enclave is not all-new, but has received a major facelift, which makes it look even more attractive on the outside. Although it uses the same drivetrain, which is the 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V-6, it never fails to offer punchy and refined drive quality. The interior is not as flashy as the X5 or the Q8, but the price tag of $42,800 makes the Enclave a better value proposition. If you are curious about its competitors, there is the Acura MDX, Mazda CX-9, and even the Volvo XC90. So, should you consider the 2022 facelifted Enclave, or other SUVs in the segment? We are here to let you know the full picture.

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2022 Audi A3

2022 Audi A3

The A3 kicks off its third generation with a new design, a long list of features, and it is an MHEV by default

Audi makes yet another attempt to make its entry level sedan people’s favorite and is in its all-new third-generation avatar. With an increase of just $600 to its starting price tag over the outgoing generation, the 2022 Audi A3 packs more value than it ever did before, and it is an MHEV now. But, can it withstand the respective Bimmer and Merc?

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2022 Volvo XC40

2022 Volvo XC40

For a starting price of $34,000, this Scandinavian compact SUV comes fully outfitted, making it a worthy competitor to the X2, Q3, and GLA

As the entry-level Volvo SUV, the XC40 is an attractive and lively vehicle for the price. It’s still in its first generation, which debuted in 2019, but it’s a family-friendly small SUV with appealing looks, powerful performance, and plenty of tech. So, how does it stack up against the more popular German competitors?

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2022 Audi S3 Sedan

2022 Audi S3 Sedan

The new S3 draws a perfect line between the standard A3 and the hooligan-like RS3, with the right amount of comfort and some sportiness

As part of the newly launched third-gen A3, the S3 is what Audi offers to be the perfect entry-level performance luxury sedan for an asking price of $44,900. The new S3 is in an all-new attire on the inside and outside, along with a slightly tuned engine that produces 18 horses and 15 pound-feet of torque more than its predecessor.

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2022 Buick Envision

2022 Buick Envision

This is America’s budget luxury SUV that is trying hard to compete with the likes of Acura and Lexus

One of the newest offerings by Buick in the compact SUV segment, the Envision, carries on with little to no updates for the 2022 model after the refresh for the 2021 model year. This second-gen Envision is a rather impressive SUV with decent features on offer and supple ride quality. But, is it enough for its asking price of $31,800?

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2022 Acura MDX

2022 Acura MDX

Acura’s flagship three-row SUV kicks off the fourth generation as the brand calls it a “quantum leap forward”

Acura has a record of selling over 20 million examples of the MDX in the U.S., and we think that the new fourth-generation MDX will make the numbers go up crazy fast. This is because the MDX is all-new for the 2022 model year and has a lot going on. Acura made sure to offer the Type S variant for you performance lovers with a new turbo V-6 engine.

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The Best Luxury Cars Under $70,000

The Best Luxury Cars Under $70,000

Here’s a list of 5 luxury cars that will not cost you a fortune.

Many of us dream of owning a luxury car, and it would certainly feel amazing, but the cost of owning one is quite humbling. The combination of a powerful engine, a beautifully tailored cabin, excellent comfort, practicality for everyday use, and loaded with current-gen tech are some of the traits of a luxury car. However, you don’t have to choose between a Rolls-Royce, an Aston Martin, a Bentley, or a Mercedes-Maybach, all of which cost more than $100,000. There are actually some fine luxury cars under $70,000, and this is a list of our 5 favorites.

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2022 Audi A8

2022 Audi A8

The perfect S-Class competitor got fancier with a facelift which includes a newer grille design and lights.

After the S-Class redesign, it seems that Audi had its plans to renovate the existing A8 for the 2022 model year with more modern lighting tech for both the front and rear, along with subtle improvements on the inside to make way for the younger buyers who love tech. Audi sells the A8 L, which is the long-wheelbase version of the standard A8, in the U.S. for added comfort for the rear row. So, is it the ultimate full-size luxury sedan for its asking price of $86,500? Let’s find out.

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2022 Lexus GX

2022 Lexus GX

This 4Runner-based luxury vehicle is the most reliable and capable SUV you can buy right now

Lexus’ body-on-frame taste has been implemented well to the GX, and with all the luxury amenities, it is one of the best off-road-biased luxury SUVs in its class. The only big change for the 2022 model year includes the infotainment system which now has a 10.3-inch touchscreen display along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

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2022 Porsche Panamera Hybrid

2022 Porsche Panamera Hybrid

Porsche’s “E-Performance Strategy” with the facelifted Panamera Hybrid models look promising with a more powerful design language and better efficiency

Porsche has announced the facelifted Panamera for the 2022 model year. It comes with a series of upgrades including a more aggressive look, and a bigger battery capacity of 17.9-kWh, which is set to boost the efficiency by up to 30-percent. Other upgrades are based on optimizations, but these new ranges of plug-in hybrids provide improved dynamics and efficiency for every taste.

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