Mercedes wants This New AMG GLE to be a Future Classic
Everyone loves an anniversary - they are a special time to remember where you came from. Car manufacturers especially love anniversaries because it gives them a chance to tell potential customers how long they’ve been on the block. 2022 happens to be the 55th anniversary of AMG, so Mercedes decided we needed another version of the GLE. SUVs and specifically crossovers have been a booming market for years now and every manufacturer is cashing in. The latest example of this from Mercedes AMG is the limited "Edition 55" version of the AMG GLE 53 and GLE 63 S Coupe.
Rendering: This Is What a Mercedes Maybach S-Class With an AMG Makeover Could Look Like
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.
The Mercedes CLE Marks the End for the C-Class and E-Class
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.
The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022
As of 2022, it’s safe to say that EVs are mainstream. With all major mass-market automakers offering multiple EVs in their portfolio, it is confusing to choose one. EVs, with their convenience and refinement, make for great family runabouts if the range isn’t a major concern, but, with a whole range of EVs to choose from, the decision-making process is getting increasingly difficult. So, here is a list of 10 EVs that we think should be on your list if you are on the lookout for an electric family car.
2022 Mercedes EQC 400 Review - The Electric SUV With Hidden Character
Among the big automotive brands, Mercedes has one of the most comprehensive EV lineups currently on the market. The Mercedes EQC was introduced back in 2019 and is the first Mercedes EV. Recently, we got to drive the Mercedes EQC 400, which at this point in time, is the only available version of the compact luxury SUV. The EQC is the founder of the Mercedes’ all-electric, EQ lineup and these are our impressions.
Rendering: An Off-Road Tesla Cybertruck With the Angles to go Anywhere
The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most anticipated yet controversial vehicles in recent times. This is mainly due to the fact that the all-electric pickup truck from Tesla was unveiled back in 2019 and despite numerous preorders, still hasn’t seen the light of day. While Elon Musk assures us that the Cybertruck will go on sale in 2023, Tesla may have dropped the ball since other carmakers have, not only brought it up, but beat Tesla to the EV pickup truck game, a case in point being the Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, and the GMC Hummer EV.
2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid - Performance, Price and Photos
The Toyota Camry is an institution and has been around for nearly four decades. It is Toyota’s best-selling mid-size family sedan and one of the most popular cars in the United States, and for good reason. The Camry offers a great blend of style and functionality along with Toyota’s rock-solid reliability.
With the demand for cross-overs and SUVs through the roof, several automakers have dialed down on their sedan lineup and the Camry has lesser cars to compete with. With the inclusion of a hybrid powertrain, that pool shrinks even further. But why a hybrid mid-size sedan? Simple, gas mileage. With the gas current prices the way they are, the Camry hybrid will outclass most SUVs at the pumps.
Fastest SUVs In The World
The general consensus is that SUVs are more practical vehicles than they are something that fills the adrenaline cravings. They’re also considered as big, bulky vehicles that can tow stuff or even be taken offroad. If you want the performance, you can get yourself sports cars or supercars, or even hot hatches, for that matter. But, there are some SUVs that can put even some of the world’s best sports cars to shame with their performance. Automakers are creating straight-line monsters that can achieve speeds of well over 180 mph despite their big builds, poor aerodynamic efficiency, and heavy curb weights. Here’s a list of the fastest SUVs in the world in 2022:
New Mercedes AMG C-Class Hauls Around the Nürburgring...Quietly
A Mercedes AMG C-Class without a V-8 would have been considered unthinkable ten years ago. Back then, the 6.2-liter V-8, which had one of the best exhaust soundtracks since the turn of the century, was dropped in nearly every AMG model in production. This meant that the German car industry was awash with glorious rumbles, snorts, growls, and bellows from Merc’s handcrafted naturally aspirated V-8. Then, by 2016 the current-generation C-Class was in full production with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that was more efficient and powerful than the old 6.2 but lacked some noise and character.
The Steeda F-150 Thunder Edition Brings Back Memories of the SVT Lightning
When we hear the words "high Performance" Ford F-150 we automatically think about the F-150 Raptor. Or, in the near future F-150 Raptor R. But there was a time when the F-150 was offered in a different high-performance guise. It was called SVT Lightning, and it was offered only for two generations, between 1993 and 2004. Now, Ford is using the Lightning nomenclature for the all-electric version of the F-150, so the name can’t be used anymore. That left Steeda with only one option for its take on a high-performance F-150 - name it the F-150 Thunder Editio because, you know, thunder comes after the lightning.
2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Review: The Sportier Electric Alternative to the XC40
Volvo, like other manufacturers, is hard at work electrifying its entire lineup. While Polestar (Volvo’s ex-tuner) is considered to be the EV arm of the Swedish brand, Volvo is churning out fully-electric versions of its own models. The first Volvo-badged EV is the XC40 Recharge, which is still being sold with a variety of internal-combustion engines. However, its sportier sibling, the Volvo C40 Recharge is the brand’s first EV-only model, and we recently got a chance to spend some time with the twin-motor variant.
Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Baby Jeep SUV
We thought that Jeep couldn’t go smaller than the Renegade, we were wrong. Back in March 2022, Jeep dropped the first teaser images of its future baby SUV, and now, two months later, our spy photographers finally caught the first prototypes out for some testing sessions. The model was initially announced during Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan presentation, when Carlos Tavares, the CEO of Stellantis, announced this will be the first-ever 100% battery-electric Jeep SUV.
Ford Gears Up to Become The Ultimate Enthusiast Brand
With the mass adoption of electric powertrains, it’s difficult to see how car companies plan to appeal to car enthusiasts. It seems Ford is tackling the challenge by splitting its model development process into two separate divisions: the Ford Model e division and the Ford Blue division. In the eyes of traditional fans, Ford has already done some controversial moves, case in point being the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which aside from the tri-bar taillights has little in common with the Mustang we all know and love. But now, Ford assures us that, despite the focus on EVs, it’s going to be an enthusiast-centric brand.
Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Mercedes GLC Coupe
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.
The Bentley Bentayga Speed Feroza Edition By Mansory Packs 900 HP!
Mansory is famous for creating some of the most extreme tuning jobs, and its latest project based on the Bentley Bentayga Speed is no exception from the rule. The new "Feroza Edition" takes the comfort, power, and style of the Bentayga Speed to an all-new level. It offers both exterior and interior updates, but most importantly it brings significant updates under the hood, which results in improved performance figures.
2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC Review: Tech Laden and Eager to Please
The barrage of electric cars has only just begun and my internal voltmeter is pinned to the right. I love this progression of the automobile and the way it’s transforming the driving experience, and the EQS is as transformative as they come.
As of today, Mercedes offers one EV in the U.S. market, and this is it - the EQS Sedan, with a starting price of $103,360 (including destination.) This commences MB’s top-down approach to fleshing out their electric offerings; soon to be joined by an SUV of the same name, an E-Class-like midsize sedan called the EQE, and a more attainable compact SUV called the EQB (not to mention a pair of racy AMG variants.) The goal is to make every newly-developed Mercedes electric-only starting in 2025, while at the same time having an EV alternative for every model the company makes. If it has an EQ in front of its alphanumeric name it’s electric.
2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - Performance, Price and Photos
Your average mid-size sedan is an entity that is often dismissed as boring. However, you can’t say the same about the current Hyundai Sonata. The car you’re looking at made its debut for the 2020 model year and the Korean automaker sure has injected a good dose of style with this eighth-generation model. But there is so much more to the new Sonata apart from style.
Hyundai also brought a lot of new on-board technology, never before seen in this segment, and to top it all off and make it more relevant in current times, chose to add a hybrid model to the line-up. Now hybrid vehicles are well-known for their excellent fuel economy and Hyundai is focusing on many details with the latest Sonata midsize sedan to challenge the Japanese dominance in the segment. So what makes the Sonata Hybrid tick? Well, let’s find out.
10 Most Noteworthy Features of the Mazda CX-50
Mazda has been on a revamping spree lately, with a lot of changes happening within the organization. This has to do with its missions, visions, and how it is trying to position itself in the market. Some of these might seem a little weird from the financial and future standpoint, like moving a step up and targeting premium brands, or launching a new inline-six, rear-wheel-drive platform, or refusing to give up on the MX-5’s recipe even if that means going against the regulations in place. But, it has also been making some bold calls that will surely draw volumes for the brand, like the introduction of the CX-50.
The CX-50 was rumored to be the CX-5’s replacement, but Mazda plans on retaining them both in its portfolio for the time being. You can argue that the CX-50’s sales will cannibalize the CX-5’s, but what’s the harm if the customer is staying in the same showroom, right? Mazda has big plans for the CX-50, including sales figures that top 150,000 examples every year in the U.S. The SUV will also be fully electrified in the future. That said, is the CX-50 a real threat to the other players in the segment? Well, it sure is, and here are 10 noteworthy features that make the CX-50 a strong contender in the overcrowded segment.
You Could Go Months Without Charging The Lightyear 0 Electric Car
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.
2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain Review: The Perfect SUV Alternative?
It’s a classic car-enthusiast grumble: “All these SUVs are nothing but tall station wagons.” But what happens when you get a station wagon that’s almost like a low SUV? That’s the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain, currently the only way you can still get an E-Class station wagon.
The E-Class wagon takes everything that makes an E-Class sedan great — fantastic ride and handling, a beautifully finished interior, cutting-edge technology, a decadent overall experience — and nearly three times the trunk space (35 cubic feet of trunk space instead of 13). But starting last year, Mercedes decided this much cargo space needs some SUV trimmings and created the All-Terrain.
What that means is gray plastic cladding, four-wheel height-adjustable air suspension, and standard all-wheel drive. It comes in at a steep base price of $68,400, which is higher than even most luxury SUVs. We spent a week testing the 2022 E450 All-Terrain and here’s what we found.
The Upcoming 2023 BMW M2 Is Too Fat For AWD
The 2023 BMW M2 is upon us. As a matter of fact, the German luxury automaker already began teasing the M2 as it went through rigorous track testing at Salzburgring in Austria. Its launch is scheduled for October, with the M2 hitting showrooms by April 2023. This got us wondering whether the M2 will benefit from the brand’s M xDrive all-wheel drive (AWD) system, just like the M3 and M4, but unfortunately, that won’t happen for the M2.