Battle Of The Mighty SUVs: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk vs Audi RSQ8
The folks at ‘Carwow’ raced two performance SUVs in some straight-line races. On one corner, there was the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the 710 horses that come with it, and on the other, we had the RS version of the Q8 that puts out 600 ponies. On paper, the supercharged Trackhawk has the edge, but can the same be translated in the real world?
2022 Volkswagen Lamando L Debuts As A Sleek Liftback, But It Won’t Come To The U.S.
Following the official launch of the China-only Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen then followed suit by unveiling the Lamando L. The Lamando L rides on the latest MQB Evo platform that is shared with other Volkswagen Group vehicles such as the Golf Mk8, Cupra Formentor, Skoda Octavia Mk4, just to name a few.
2022 Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet
The Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet sort of sits in a niche of its own, mainly due to the lack of performance convertibles on the market. Its closest competition, as of the time of this writing, is the BMW M4 Convertible, which offers quite a bit more power at a similar price, or the Lexus LC500 Convertible, which is considerably more expensive. The biggest highlight of the 2022 AMG E53 Cabriolet is arguably its impressively appointed and nicely equipped cabin and the turbocharged straight-six under the hood that can, in fact, raise your blood pressure. Paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive, the AMG E53 Cabriolet is as gorgeous as it is quick and is designed to excite and soothe your soul at the same time.
Audi A4 Avant Spied as the Last Generation with an Internal Combustion Engine
We’ve finally laid eyes on the B10-generation Audi A4 Avant, and it’s essentially the last of a dying breed. Scheduled to go on sale sometime in late-2022 or early 2023, this will be the last generation of the A4 that rock an internal combustion engine, but you will have until around 2030 to get your hands on one if it follows the same, seven-year life cycle. As for this prototype, it has a smaller but wider singleframe grille, and this sure does look like a production body.
The front end appears to feature a cleaner design, but it is wearing some pretty heavy camo/ The vertical corner air inlets are quite small and it looks like Audi is integrating the fog lights into the main headlight clusters. The headlights themselves do look to be production and are largely uncovered, so this is what you can expect from the production model.
Around back, Audi has yet to apply the production taillights, so take what you see here with a grain of salt. Something that has caught our attention, though, is what we can make out form the cutouts around the reverse lights. Not only can we see how wide the new taillights are, but it also appears as if there will be a wide trim piece here or, dare I say, and LED light strip connecting the two taillights.
So far, we’ve yet to see anything from the interior, but from these shots, we can tell that Audi is finally ditching the dash-mounted infotainment display. The powertrains from the current model will carry over with minor tweaks for power and efficiency, but you can expect some more notable upgrades to come down the line before the fuel powered A4 is finally retired.
Watch The Suzuki Hayabusa Come Out All Guns Blazing On The Tesla Model S Plaid
Superbikes versus supercars have always been fascinating. Now, the Tesla Model S Plaid doesn’t technically qualify as a supercar, but given its drag strip performances, it won’t be wrong to call it one. Brooks from ‘DragTimes’ recently pit his Tesla Model S Plaid against a 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa. The Hayabusa had some changes made to it, including a tune that helped it put over 200 horses to the rear wheel. Do you think it will be enough to give Tesla that rare ‘L’?
2022 Lexus LX 600
The 2022 Lexus LX 600 is a revelation in many ways. It doesn’t just look different on the outside, it also comes with a whole set of new tech features, a new engine and transmission, and is even based on a new platform. But, more than all that, it has to fill the shoes of the Land Cruiser, which isn’t on sale anymore in the U.S. despite its cult following. The LX 600 is essentially an LC 300 with a better suit, and Lexus has even offered it in a sporty trim this time. But, all said and done, will the new LX be a runaway success and bring good numbers for the automaker?
China’s 2022 Ford Mondeo Is Proof That Sedans Are Still Alive
Just a few months ago, the Ford Mondeo was revealed ahead of its official debut by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as it seems to be the case whenever a new vehicle will soon be released in China’s huge car market. This time though, Ford has officially launched their midsize sedan, and it’s designed, engineered, and assembled in China.
BMW Says Goodbye To V-12 Engines With Special Edition M760i xDrive
We knew for quite some time now that BMW’s V-8 and V-12 engines are living on borrowed time. In fact, when the new generation 7 Series will arrive at the end of 2022, none of these engines will be offered. Instead customers will have to choose between straight-six, hybrid or all-electric versions.
Now, BMW confirmed that the last V-12 will be produced in June 2022 and, to mark the event, it will launch a total of 12 M760i Final V12 Edition units. Each will carry a price tag of $200,000, plus destination fees and will be distinguished by unique badging, wheels, and a vast collection of exterior colors and upholstery.
Aston Martin DBX S Spied During Winter Test
Earlier today Aston Martin dropped a teaser video that announced the arrival of the "world’s most powerful luxury SUV" on February 1st, 2022. Just a few hours later our spy photographers were able to catch the upcoming range-topping version of the DBX out for some last-minute testing in the snow.
The Tesla Model S Plaid Should Be Sued For Emotionally Scarring This Tuned Audi RS3!
After wreaking havoc on sports cars and supercars in 2021, the Tesla Model S Plaid’s drag domination continues in 2022, starting with the Audi RS3. Sam uploaded a video of the Tesla Plaid taking on a tuned Audi RS3 on his YouTube channel ‘Sam CarLegion’. The result? Calling it a loss for the RS3 would be an understatement!
The Mercedes AMG GLE 53 Is Also About To Receive An Update
In the same time with the rest of the Mercedes-Benz GLE lineup, the GLE 53 AMG is also preparing for an update. If back in December the standard GLE was caught playing in the Scandinavian snow, now Mercedes took the GLE 53 AMG prototypes out for a testing session.
Jet-Powered Tesla vs PLAID, Need We Say More
2021 can quite easily be called the year of the Plaid. Tesla’s newest flagship has pretty much annihilated the competition in drag races, ever since it went on sale, with the exception of a few of course, and what better way to kick things off for this year with yet another Plaid duel, this time going up against an older Model S, However, this is no ordinary Model S, but it is Warped Perceptions jet-powered P85. This should be an interesting one. Let’s look at some numbers now.
2022 Infiniti QX55 - Driven
The Infiniti QX55 was launched four years after the second-generation QX50 – in 2021 as a 2022 model – as a competitor to models like the Audi Q5 Sportback, Mercedes GLC Coupe, and (to some extent) the Acura RDX. Essentially a QX50 with a raked roof, the QX55 serves a spiritual successor to the Infiniti FX \ Infiniti QX70. With the coupe-SUV segment being more crowded than ever, was releasing a new model based on one that was due for a facelift really a wise move? We spent a week with the QX55 to find out, and this is our story.
While most of the attention for the past few days has been focused on Toyota’s Gazoo Racing exhibition at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, another equally-important model has just been unveiled by the Japanese automaker in Japan in the form of the Toyota Noah and Voxy minivans.
Porsche Gives the Cayenne the Platinum Edition Treatment For 2022
Porsche has now given their Cayenne midsize SUV the Platinum Edition treatment for the 2022 model year. Scheduled to arrive in U.S. dealers in the Summer of 2022, the Platinum Edition models supposedly add an "even more stylish appearance and an attractive value proposition" to the Cayenne lineup.
2022 Subaru Ascent - Driven
There are a plethora of mid-size three-row SUVs that you can buy today, and the Subaru Ascent is one of them. The Ascent has some things going in its favor, like a standard all-wheel-drive system, smooth ride, etc., but it also has many things that will make potential customers look elsewhere. For starters, there’s the Continuously Variable Transmission that offers a supple ride, but comes with the infamous rubber band effect. The third-row isn’t the most spacious either. But, all that said, you get a whole lot of safety tech even in the base trims, amongst other things. We recently tested the Ascent, and here’s all you need to know about this SUV from Subaru.
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Looks Production-Ready In These Latest Spy Shots
Alfa Romeo currently has just two products in its portfolio and it desperately needs new products to sustain itself comfortably. Enter: The Tonale. The Tonale concept was showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and roughly three years later, it seems like the production version is ready. Alfa Romeo is yet to debut the compact SUV, but it has been spied testing in the snow; this time, with lesser clothing.
The Tonale will be based on the same platform as the Jeep Renegade. The compact SUV has been spied only with the wraps on so far, but it does look sharp. Fortunately, a lot of elements from the concept seem to have been retained. It goes unsaid that the Tonale will have a lot of design cues from the Stelvio as well. Some production-spec details can also be seen here vis-à-vis the concept, like bigger lights, standard wing mirrors instead of cameras, and regular door handles.
The Tonale is expected to debut in February and could go on sale from July.
Check out the gallery below and let us know in the comments section what you think of the upcoming Alfa Romeo Ronale
The Cheapest Porsche Money Can Buy Today
Porsche is a brand revered by auto-enthusiasts around the world. Though the Stuttgart-based marque is best known for its 911 range, they tend to fetch top dollar, especially the older cars, and this makes them inaccessible to the masses. But Porsche DNA has blessed a lot of other models over the years, so here are our top Porsche picks for enthusiasts on a budget.
Bentley Flying Spur Shows It Can Run With Supercars On The Autobahn
If there’s one thing that is undeniably true for our time, it is that we are spoiled for horsepower. There are plenty of high-power luxury vehicles that can make short work of any hot hatchback, in a straight line, and in some cases, even supercars. This is exactly the case with the Bentley Flying Spur Mk III W-12, as YouTube channel AutoTopNL demonstrates, by blasting down the unrestricted section of the German Autobahn, at full speed.
Toyota Elevates The Tundra Pickup Truck With A New Flagship Trim Called The ‘Capstone’
The 2022 Toyota Tundra came out a few months ago with an insane amount of changes. The Japanese truck is known for its tough build and reliability, and those were a couple of reasons why the automaker was able to milk it for 14 long years without any major change. But, the company brought in the new Tundra for the 2022 model year with a lot of changes on the outside, inside, and under the hood. Just when it looked like the hype behind the truck had gone down, Toyota decided to do something about it.
The automaker revealed a new flagship trim in the already crowded lineup called the ‘Capstone’. It will be the apex trim in Tundra’s portfolio and is expected to start at over $60,000. The top-grade will arrive in Spring this year.
2023 Mercedes CLE Convertible Exposed in New Spy Shots
Everyone knows by now that Mercedes-Benz has big problems selling both the C-Class and the E-Class coupe and convertible. And, this comes as no surprise since the market right now is paying more interest to SUVs and crossovers. So, the German company decided to kill both models, but it will also take a very bold move: it will replace the two models with a new CLE model, placed in between the C-Class and the E-Class. Also, both coupe and convertible versions will be offered.
Today, the CLE Convertible was caught during cold weather testing in Northern Sweden.