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2023 BMW i7 Prototype Benchmarked Against Tesla Model Y and Mercedes EQS

2023 BMW i7 Prototype Benchmarked Against Tesla Model Y and Mercedes EQS

750 miles and a range of 435 miles should give competitors a lot of headaches

BMW is very serious about electrifying its future lineup. So far we’ve seen the iX and the i4, but the future will bring electric versions for pretty much every other car in the lineup. So far, the future i5 and the i7 are the ones that seem the most promising ones. A previous report suggested both cars will deliver in excess of 750 horsepower - making them the most powerful BMW road cars.

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Volkswagen Aero B Caught Looking Like a Passat-Arteon Mashup

Volkswagen Aero B Caught Looking Like a Passat-Arteon Mashup

This isn’t a Passat, nor is it a replacement. In fact, it may not even be a sedan at all

The Volkswagen Passat isn’t as dead as the media would lead you to believe, and the Aero B – a Passat-sized EV – isn’t going to replace it right away. In fact, the ICE-powered Passat will see one more generational shift that should keep it on the market, at least in some places, until the end of the decade. At that point, it will probably be replaced by the second-generation Aero B, but that’s still 8 years from now and we’re getting ahead of ourselves, so let’s take a look at these new spy shots of the Volkswagen Aero B.

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Q8 E-Tron Confirmed as Facelifted E-Tron Prototype Reveals Minor Changes

Q8 E-Tron Confirmed as Facelifted E-Tron Prototype Reveals Minor Changes

The E-Tron EV will be revised for 2022, but will be replaced in 2026 by the new Q8 E-Tron

Audi is not backing down from electrification. Just recently we learned that the RS6 Avant E-Tron should launch in 2023 and not even a week after that, the company launched the China-only Q5 E-Tron, basically a rebadged Volkswagen ID.6X. And, while all these new models are cool, we can’t forget about existing models, like the original E-Tron – Audi’s largest electric SUV to date. That’s why the company is hard at work to refresh it for 2022 – a move that will keep it fresh until its successor arrives. That successor, we just learned will be coming in 2026.

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2023 Porsche 911 Safari Prototype Surfaces Yet Again

2023 Porsche 911 Safari Prototype Surfaces Yet Again

Don’t dismiss the high riding 911 Safari just yet. These latest spy shots prove that Porsche really is upto something

The Safari name has a rich legacy in Porsche’s history. As any die-hard aficionado of the German marque will tell you that it is a name that is of significant importance, given the pedigree it earned during its stint in rallying.

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2023 BMW X1 M35i

2023 BMW X1 M35i

It will get a more powerful engine and a sportier look, but will it actually replace an M car?

The current generation X1 was launched back in 2015 and there’s no secret that it was never a very successful car. No wonder that BMW is preparing big updates for the next model set to arrive in 2022. In a recent press release, the company confirmed that the next X1 will be offered with "both a combustion engine and a fully-electric drivetrain."

The model will also receive the same treatment as the recently launched 1-Series and 2-Series: An X1 M35i version that will pretty much replace the usual M version you get with cars like the X3 and the X4.

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Mercedes Has officially Started Working on the Maybach GLS Facelift

Mercedes Has officially Started Working on the Maybach GLS Facelift

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS is due for an update in 2023, and this is our very first look

We’ve finally caught Mercedes-Maybach GLS facelift that’s due in 2023, however, don’t get too excited because there’s not a lot happening yet. For the most part, this is a current model, with only portions of the rear covered. This means that, for now, all Mercedes is working on updating is the rear taillights, which will likely receive little more than a new matrix design.

As for the front end, you can expect some mild changes there as well, however, much like the rear, the changes will be quite minimal. You can expect the changes to mimic – to some extent – what we’ve seen on the new Mercedes GLE. As for the inside, sources from within Mercedes have said that the facelifted Maybach GLS will be the recipient of the steering wheel from the new Mercedes S-Class, while the graphics on both the instrument cluster and the infotainment system will also be refreshed. With that said, it’s still really early, and Mercedes could come up with a new surprise between now and 2023, so until then, enjoy the gallery I’ve posted below.

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2023 Fiat Tipo Cross Station Wagon

2023 Fiat Tipo Cross Station Wagon

The 2023 Fiat Tipo Cross Station Wagon test prototype has been spotted for the first time

In recent years, Fiat started resurrecting model names from the past. They started with the Fiat 124 Spider, which shares the underpinnings of the Mazda MX-5. More recently, the company brought back the Tipo name, as a more affordable alternative to the likes of Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf that comes in three body types – hatchback, sedan, and station wagon. For 2023, the Italian model is station wagon is getting a more rugged, high-riding version called the Tipo Cross Station Wagon.

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The V-12 Hybrid Lamborghini Aventador Has Finally Been Spotted

The V-12 Hybrid Lamborghini Aventador Has Finally Been Spotted

2023 Lamborghini Aventador chassis testing mule spied for the first time

Back in July this year, Lamborghini debuted the LP780 Ultimae. Well, the name gives it away, doesn’t it? The Lamborghini Ultimae is apparently the ultimate expression of the Aventador line and blends elements from the Aventador S as well as the Aventador SVJ.

It is the last Lamborghini to feature a naturally aspirated V-12 engine. However, while that car marks the end of the line for the glorious V-12, sort of, the folks at Santa Agata Bolognese say that the V-12 is destined to live on for some more time.

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Check Out the Nose on this BMW 5 Series and BMW i5 prototype

Check Out the Nose on this BMW 5 Series and BMW i5 prototype

The upcoming G60 BMW 5 Series will thankfully have a more conventional looking front end and will be available with an all-electric drivetrain for the first time

Here are some exclusive spy shots of the prototypes of the next-generation BMW 5 Series which is currently at an early stage of development. Although the vehicle seen here is tightly camouflaged, lacking normal headlights and taillights, the form factor does reveal the sedan’s new shape.

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2022 BMW ALPINA B4 Gran Coupe Prototype Reveals New Details

2022 BMW ALPINA B4 Gran Coupe Prototype Reveals New Details

The BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe reveals more of its exterior, as it almost entirely drops the camouflage

If you follow everything revolving around BMW’s cars, you know that every time the Bavarian carmaker brings out a new model, it’s only a matter of time before Alpina makes its own version of it. The Bavarian-based tuning company is operating independently, since 1983 and now, it’s cooking up its own version of BMW’s 4-Series Gran Coupe in the form of the Alpina B4 Gran Coupe, which was recently spied testing.

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New Porsche Cayman GT4 RS Prototype Reveals Fresh Secrets

New Porsche Cayman GT4 RS Prototype Reveals Fresh Secrets

One of those secrets is that it will be coming to the U.S, but how do we know that?

Porsche is about ready to reveal the new Cayman GT4 RS, and rumor has it that it’s going to happen on November 17 or 18. The date actually makes a lot of sense, considering those are the media days for the 2020 Los Angeles Auto Show. We’ve already seen some official photos released by Porsche when the GT4 RS was doing some testing on the Nürburgring, so these spy shots might not seem that interesting, but there’s actually more here than what meets the eye.

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These Photos Confirm Aston Martin Has a High-Performance DBX in the Works

These Photos Confirm Aston Martin Has a High-Performance DBX in the Works

In less than a year’s time, Aston Martin will have the production version of this high-performance DBX on the road

Back in August 2021 we learned that Aston Martin was planning a whole bunch of different DBX models, and I even went so far to suggest that a DBX coupe is inevitable. These new spy shots aren’t of that crazy model, but this is the DBX S – the high-performance DBX that you probably didn’t know you’d want. Our photographers caught it blazing around the Nürburgring in all its glory.

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Check Out This New Audi Q5 E-Tron Prototype

Check Out This New Audi Q5 E-Tron Prototype

At first, we thought this might be the Q6 E-Tron, but upon closer inspection, this is probably a China-only special

The Audi Q6 E-Tron will probably be revealed in 2022, so when these spy shots landed in my inbox this morning, I thought for sure that’s what I was looking at. However, sources are new telling us that this is a Chinese-market special, and it should even be a seven-seater.

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New Spy Shots Prove that the Mini Countryman Is Getting Bigger

New Spy Shots Prove that the Mini Countryman Is Getting Bigger

Is the new Mini Countryman not so mini anymore?

Mini is busy revamping its entire lineup for the 2023 model year, and now we’re getting a good look at the next-gen Countryman. As best we can tell from these fresh shots, we’re looking at the Countryman S, however, the camo is still pretty heavy, so do what you will with what we’re about to tell you.

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