The 2023 BMW M4 GT4 Drops In Time For The Next Racing Season
BMW has a long and proud history in racing, particularly so in GT racing. With this in mind, BMW’s Motorsport division just announced that its new racecar, the BMW M4 GT4, officially goes on sale. BMW’s latest GT4 racer was unveiled in preparation for the SRO race weekend at the Virginia International Raceway (USA). The latest iteration of BMW’s GT4 racecar is set to continue the German brand’s success in the GT4 category, and from 2023, private teams will be able to purchase the M4 GT4 and put it straight to work in the racing series.
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 Most Important New Cars Coming in 2023
We are well into 2022 and we have already seen most of what we can expect, in terms of new models. That said, 2023 is expected to be even more interesting as a lot of carmakers bring out completely different models from their usual portfolio. Moreover, some of our iconic models will undergo substantial changes. With this in mind, these are the 2023 cars you should be most excited about.
The 2023 BMW X1 Just Put the Rest of the Compact Crossover Segment in Check
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.
2023 Lexus RX - New Engines, More Space, and a 367-Horsepower F Sport Performance Hybrid
Based on how many luxury crossover SUVs were launched in recent years, one may assume that this segment is relatively new. The reality, however, is that they’ve been in the scene for a long time now, and the Lexus RX was one of the pioneers of this segment. First unveiled in 1998, the Lexus RX is now in its fifth generation, and since its release, it’s been the best-selling Lexus in the United States. No pressure then.
Land Rover Defender 130 Brings Off-Road Fun to the Entire Family
Launched in 2019, the current generation Land Rover Defender has only been offered in two different versions: 90 and 110. Today, however, a new 130 version was added to the lineup. It is basically an extended-body version of the current models, with a lot more interior room and seating for 8 people.
For the U.S. market, the new Defender 130 will be offered in four trim levels: Defender, Defender X-Dynamic, Defender X, and Defender 130 First Edition. Prices will start from $68,000 before handling and delivery.
DeLorean Rises From The Ashes With Its Latest Creation, The Alpha5 EV
DeLorean has been teasing a comeback for quite some time now. The company announced its intentions back in February, and made sure to come back as an EV-maker to future-proof itself from another extinction. Fast forward to the present day, its first product as a reinvigorated brand is finally here. Called the Alpha5, this EV comes with a 300-mile range, a 0-60 mph time of 2.99 seconds, and most importantly, the iconic oh-so-good look inspiration from its predecessor, the DMC-12. Now that the latest DeLorean creation is here, can we have another iteration of the ’Back To The Future’?
$39,990 Isn’t A Bad Starting Price For The 400-Horsepower Nissan Z!
After the seventh-gen Z broke cover in August last year, Nissan has, at long last, officially announced the prices of its long-awaited and much-hyped sports car. The 2023 Nissan Z will kick off with a starting price of $39,990 plus destination, which brings it to a grand total of $41,015.
The 2023 Nissan Z Finally Shows What It Can Do Against Its Competitors
With the Nissan Z about to go on sale, the Japanese company finally handed out press cars in order for us to find out how it stacks up to its competitors. Hagerty was lucky enough to get two cars – a manual and an automatic - and pit them not just against one another, but against a GR Supra, a Mustang Mach 1, and as a bonus, a 2010 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage. The results are as much surprising as they are not.
An All-Korean Drag Race: Can The Hyundai Elantra N DCT Give The Kia Stinger GT A Run For Its Money?
Korean carmakers have been churning out exciting performance vehicles for a while and Sam CarLegion, recently staged a race between two of the hottest performance models from Hyundai and Kia. The cars in question are the updated Kia Stinger GT and the new Hyundai Elantra N. Both cars pack a surprising amount of performance and practicality, but which one should you go for?
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V - What You Need to Know
What you’re looking at is not just the most powerful Escalade, but the most powerful Cadillac and the most powerful Full-Size SUV ever. Yes, the 6.2 small block under the hood has been worked on to offer some serious power upgrades. While it won’t be no track weapon, the added performance hardware has certainly transformed this Escalade. But crucially, is it worthy of the revered V badge? Well, read on to find out.
Exposed! - 2023 BMW M4 CSL Full Interior
The BMW M4 CSL is all set to debut on May 20 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. As is with any new release, the company tries to hype it as much as possible. BMW did the same by releasing a new video talking about the M4 CSL for over four minutes. But, it’s not just the company hyping the much-anticipated car for you. Our spy photographers are doing the same, and dare I say, they’re doing a pretty good job.
The M4 CSL has been spotted in the past when we saw the camouflaged example’s exterior and a vague shot of the interior. Now, however, the photographers have managed to catch the interior in all its glory, and it reveals a lot of interesting details about the “Coupe Sport Leichtbau”.
2023 Range Rover Sport Debuts With A Sleeker Design And Clever Tech
The 2023 Range Rover Sport breaks cover along with a new sleek, dynamic design and a slew of innovative technologies including intelligent air suspension and rear-wheel steering. This sporty luxury SUV that carries a quintessentially British design aesthetic now packs a BMW M sourced 4.4-liter V-8 along with a new plug-in hybrid model that packs a large battery pack with a longer-range. An all-electric model will debut by 2024.
The Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase Is More Than Just A Stretched SUV With More Legroom
Bentley was founded back in 1919, but the company is nowhere even close to slowing down. In fact, it is reaching new heights with every passing year. The company recently reported that it has had the best-ever first quarter this year in its history, and even its operating profits have increased 162-percent. Believe it or not, the company earns revenue of €212,000 (approximately $224,000 at current exchange rates) per car. And, the Bentayga has to be given credit for much of its success, after all, it accounted for over 33-percent of Bentley’s sales in 2021.
As is with any uber-luxury brand these days, its SUVs are the breadwinners, and Bentley is no exception. The Crewe-automaker realizes this and keeps making new additions to the Bentayga lineup. The latest addition in the model’s portfolio is the Extended Wheelbase version to make it even better for owners who will have it chauffeur-driven. Did I mention it has also gotten a lot more luxurious?
Is Subaru Trying To Intentionally Kill The Manual BRZ?
The Toyota GR86 and by extension its twin, the Subaru BRZ, have been highly anticipated for 2022. While driver involvement is the main purpose of the compact Japanese sports car, safety is another key aspect of any modern car, and now, we know how the GR86/BRZ performs on the J-NCAP crash tests. Unfortunately, the results are less than satisfactory, but not for the reasons you may think.
All The Differences Between Nissan Z Sport and Performance Trims
By now, you’re probably tired of hearing about the Nissan Z. We know it’s out and we know (or at least hope) it’s going to be the bargain performance car everyone was waiting on. With that said, there are two trims (not counting the limited-edition Proto) - Sport and Performance. John Raiti, from Raiti’s Rides, helps us discuss the differences between the two Nissan Z trims - there are more of them than you think, so feel free to check them out below.
Feast Your Eyes - Lamborghini Debuts The New Huracán GT3 EVO2 Race Car
Lamborghini introduced the Huracan Super Trofeo back in 2014 to enter the world of GT3 racing. In 2017, the Super Trofeo EVO was revealed. Last year, the Italian automaker previewed the Super Trofeo EVO2. Fast forward to the present day, and the company has come up with the Huracan GT3 EVO2. It is in collaboration with the Squadra Corse of Sant’Agata Bolognese, and will be available as a new car, or as an upgrade package for existing GT3 EVO cars.
The Four-door Nissan GT-R Sounds Cringe, But It Actually Makes Sense
Nissan is in an interesting place. It gave us the first new Z in 14 years and its newly introduced Ariya is the brand’s first EV crossover. While both models have been delayed due to supply chain problems, there is another interesting development. It concerns the Nissan GT-R and the possibility of a four-door version, which may also be an EV. If what we hear is true, this could mean that the R36 generation will come in, at least, two flavors. Is Nissan planning to compete with the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S Plaid?
The Gecko Goes Electric: Wiesmann Project Thunderball Continues The Botique German Automaker’s Neo-Retro Flair
Wiesmann is back!! The Thunderball is a muscular electric sports car from the boutique automaker based out of German and for those of you recall, it is thankfully every bit as intimidating as its internal combustion engine cousin, but now in EV guise. This is state-of-the-art German engineering, for the purist in all of us.
The Toyota GR Yaris With Straight Pipes Sounds Like An Epic Mix Between BMW M3 And Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
The Toyota GR Yaris is one of the most bonkers hot hatchbacks to come out in recent times. This Japanese pocket rocket is, actually, a homologation rally car, and although Toyota hasn’t managed to go racing with it, just yet, the GR Yaris already proved quicker than some of the most iconic cars, ever made. Its small, turbocharged, inline-three has one of the highest specific outputs, but, what you didn’t know is how it sounds with straight pipes.
The 2023 BMW X7 Is The Lady Gaga Of The Automotive World
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.
The Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 Is The Definition Of a Stealthy Hot Hatchback, And This One Is Even Quicker
The Volkswagen Golf R is one of the most capable hot hatchbacks, currently, on the market. The Golf, itself, is now in its eighth generation, and four of those have had an “R” version. This means even more power than the GTI and all-wheel drive. The Golf R Mk8 is a relatively new model, but in true tradition, the aftermarket already offers solutions for more performance. Awesome Cars provides a "before and after" demonstration between a stock Golf R and a Stage 1 Golf R.
The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again
The 2022 Mercedes C-Class may have brought some S-Class tech to the middle class, but it also brought some significant change under the hood. The entire C-Class lineup, AMG models included, will only be offered with four-cylinder engines. In short, Mercedes is making good use of its somewhat outrageous M139 inline-four, the same one that manages to produce 381 horsepower in the AMG A45 and 416 horsepower in the AMG A45 S. Now, Mercedes has revealed the new AMG C43, and like the rest of the C-Class it features another version of the M139, this time tuned to just a hair over 400 ponies, and that’s for the base C43