Ford Ranger Configurator Exposes Pricing of $24,000 to $34,000

Ford Ranger Configurator Exposes Pricing of $24,000 to $34,000

Ford has since pulled the configurator down

Unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Ford Ranger is set to return to American dealerships after a very long absence. However, pricing and some important information remained a mystery. Now, the truck’s configurator showed up earlier than expected on Ford’s official website, revealing cab options and specific pricing. I say earlier than expected because Ford has taken the page down shortly after it made headlines.

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2019 Skoda Karoq Sportline

2019 Skoda Karoq Sportline

Sporty with unique touches and a new powerful engine

Only days after Skoda introduced the exceptional pseudo-off-road Karoq Scout, the Czech company is gifting us with an all-new version - the Karoq Sportline. It is a sporty interpretation of the compact SUV destined to make its way all over European cities with the character of a happy, raspy crossover, presented here in dashing red. The Karoq Sportline ditched many off-road centric features and embraced gear usually associated with sportier cars from Skoda.

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The Best 2018 Cars Under $20,000

The Best 2018 Cars Under $20,000

Everything you need without breaking the bank

Finding the right car for you isn’t exactly easy. From horsepower to mpg, interior room to standard equipment, there’s a lot to take in and consider. Of course, doing your homework is critical to finding that perfect ride, and luckily, if you’re looking for something under the $20K-mark, we’ve got you covered right here.

Continue reading for the full list.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 by Inkas Armored Vehicles

2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 by Inkas Armored Vehicles

We didn’t think the G 63 could be recreated this way, but we’re glad to be proven wrong

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 is one of the most unique vehicles in the industry today. Part off-road marauder, part luxury box on wheels, the G 63 cuts an identity of its own that’s far different from what we’re used to from other SUVs. Knowing that makes what Inkas Armored Vehicles did to the AMG G 63 a little easier to understand. The company known for building armored cars took a stab at the AMG G 63, and as you might expect, the results will blow your mind.

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2020 BMW X7 M

2020 BMW X7 M

Rumors about an SUV larger than the X7 have been flying around for several years now. In 2014, BMW confirmed the X7 and the big hauler is set to break cover by the end of 2018. Naturally, we can’t help but wonder whether an M version is underway. Does it makes it sense, should BMW build one?

The large SUV market is pretty big in the U.S., where BMW is building the X7, but neither the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator are powerful enough to create demand for an M version. However, Mercedes-Benz is making an AMG version of the GLS, which is taking all market share in the performance department. The AMG-prepped GLS alone is a reason good enough for BMW to roll out an X7 M, but it should also be part of the company’s plans to expand the nameplate now that all crossovers are set to gain M versions. Let’s find out what it may bring to the table in the speculative review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming BMW X7 M.

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The Spice-X SX1 Is A Cheap And A Practical Electric Race Car For Every Pocket

The Spice-X SX1 Is A Cheap And A Practical Electric Race Car For Every Pocket

Less Powerful Than An Entry Level Yaris, But You’ll Like It Nevertheless

Racing is expensive. No matter what you are trying to race, the sheer price of a racing car, admission fees, safety protocols, and testing usually makes racing a nonsense that only a handful can pull off. Yet, regardless of this, the world is drizzled with racing cars - not many of which can be considered affordable and competitive at the same time. That is where the new company from Piedmont, Italy comes into play. It is called Spice-X, a collaborative effort by a number of smaller car companies in the Piedmont region who proposed a whole new version of a racing car - an affordable electric racer called the Spice-X SX1.

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2019 Yamaha Niken

2019 Yamaha Niken

A First Look At Yamaha’s Leany Delta Trike

Yamaha looks to redefine what we think of when we hear the word “trike” with the all-new Niken (literally: two sword) that brings the leaning trike concept into the realm of full-size bikes. Based on the popular FZ/MT-09, the Niken LMW (Leaning Multi-Wheel) doubles the size (and number) of the front contact patch(es) for greater safety and traction with the proven 847 cc Crossplane Concept engine to drive the thing. With over 100 ponies on tap and its fancy front end with gobs of traction, the Niken seems set to deliver a ride that is limited only by your own skills and testicular fortitude.

Continue reading for my first look at the Yamaha Niken.

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Replica Motorsport Has The Coolest Mini Lego Engines Ever

Replica Motorsport Has The Coolest Mini Lego Engines Ever

They cost $35, but they’re cool enough to spend money on them

Man’s fascination with Lego stems from the insatiable need to build things. Whether it’s a small Lego kit or a 3,599-piece Bugatti Chiron, the act and subsequent gratification that comes from building Lego kits is a big reason the toy line remains as successful as it is today. Some people, like Instagram user Replica Motorsport, even make businesses out of the kits they build. Replica Motorsport’s Lego gig involves recreating some of the auto world’s most beloved engines in miniaturized sizes and then selling them to those interested enough in trying to recreate the build. It’s not something casual Lego builders would be interested in, but for the auto-obsessed lot out there, and there are many, these small engine kits are the perfect embodiment of your Lego fandom.

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At 242 mph, this is the record for the fastest BMW motorcycle

At 242 mph, this is the record for the fastest BMW motorcycle

Set by Erin Still and the Hunter Sills Racing (HSR) team

In a huge salute to all women riders across the globe, Erin Sills with her team TOP 1 Oil and Hunter Sills Racing (HSR) broke a land-speed record for the World’s Fastest BMW Motorcycle previously held by none other than Erin Still’s late husband, Andy Sills, who set the record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2013.

Setting a new FIM world record of 229.266 mph, Erin Stills rode on a near-production BMW S1000 RR with aerodynamic aids and engine mods, but still a naturally aspirated machine at the ‘Cook Top of the World Shootout’. She overshot her late husband’s record by eight miles per hour.

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A New Roof Design Patent Could Pave The Way For Ferrari To Bring Back The Targa

A New Roof Design Patent Could Pave The Way For Ferrari To Bring Back The Targa

It’s been almost 20 years since we last saw a targa-style Ferrari

A lot of automakers have been spending a lot of time in patent offices these days. The latest to do so is Ferrari, which has reportedly filed a patent for a new targa top design with the European Patent Office. Pictures of the patent images reveal what you might expect from a Ferrari that’s sporting a targa-style roof. According to Ferrari, the setup involves a coupe body with a rigid roof that’s supported at the front up the upright of the windshield and at the back by a full-width roll bar. The roof, as expected, is completely removable.

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Ten Millionth Production Mustang Leaked Online Ahead of Debut

Ten Millionth Production Mustang Leaked Online Ahead of Debut

This is a milestone of epic proportions

53 years after introducing the Mustang, Ford has reportedly put the finishing touches on the 10 millionth Mustang ever built. Multiple reports have indicated that a huge announcement is imminent, possibly alluding to the historic milestone. Adding fuel to that fire are a couple of leaked photos taken by media personality Evan J. Smith, who claims that the Mustang in the photos he posted on his Instagram page, official_ford_guy, is, in fact, the 10 millionth Mustang.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 With Much More Gear For A Bit More Money

2019 Mazda CX-9 With Much More Gear For A Bit More Money

Finally, Mazda Integrated Apple CarPlay And Android Auto

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 received a simple update for the new model year and now comes with more features than ever, slightly changed pricing, and can even be had with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. It is a welcomed update for a car that seems to be perfectly suited for the family tasks of today.

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