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2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible has a new soft-top roof

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible has a new soft-top roof

The 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible is arriving with a new fabric roof. Replacing the cumbersome folding hardtop of the outgoing 4 Series Convertible, the new soft-top roof is 40-percent lighter and folds in 18 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.

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This Porsche 911 Soundbar is crafted from the tailpipes of a 911 GT3

This Porsche 911 Soundbar is crafted from the tailpipes of a 911 GT3

Porsche Design recently unveiled the 911 Soundbar Special Edition, the latest version of the brand’s popular 911 home speaker series. Limited to just 500 units, the 911 Soundbar is created using the original muffler and tailpipe of the Porsche 911 GT3, making it the quirkiest soundbar on this side of the planet.

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The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is alive!

The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is alive!

We first saw the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR at CES 2020 early this year. Without a doubt, the Vision AVTR was inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar movie, but the AVTR stands for ‘Advanced Vehicle Transformation,’ and it comes with a host of gloriously hi-tech details complete with shape-shifting rear flaps and cutting-edge AI.

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This Ferrari Omologata is a one-off creation based on the 812 Superfast

This Ferrari Omologata is a one-off creation based on the 812 Superfast

Ferrari has a long history of creating one-off models of its existing supercars, and the latest is this Ferrari Omologata based on the 812 Superfast. The Omologata shares much of its underpinnings with the latter including the 6.5-liter V12 engine. But apart from the headlights and the windshield, the Omologata is an entirely new animal.

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Infiniti QX60 Monograph showcases the brand’s next-gen seven-seat SUV

Infiniti QX60 Monograph showcases the brand’s next-gen seven-seat SUV

Infiniti recently unveiled the QX60 Monograph SUV. It may only be a concept at this point, but it strongly hints at the styling cues of Infiniti’s next-generation QX60 seven-seat SUV. Wearing a unique reflective platinum paint job, the QX60 Monograph highlights a muscular and elegant design idiom along with upscale features to make it stand out from the herd.

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The 2020 McLaren 765LT is more extreme than we previously thought

The 2020 McLaren 765LT is more extreme than we previously thought

When McLaren debuted the 765LT last March, it created quite a stir in the supercar world. The 2020 765LT is based on the magnificent 720S, but it’s lighter and more powerful than before. The LT or ‘Long Tail’ version of the 720S is also more extreme than we previously thought. Initially, McLaren said the 765LT will have a 755 horsepower V8 engine, zero-to-sixty in 2.7-seconds, and zero to 124 mph in 7.2-seconds – pretty quick by any standard.

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2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended appears with ultra-luxe reclining rear seats

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended appears with ultra-luxe reclining rear seats

After debuting the all-new 2021 Ghost earlier this month, Rolls-Royce has unveiled the extended wheelbase version to offer more room and luxury features for rear passengers. The new Ghost Extended has a 6.7-inch (170 mm) longer wheelbase than a standard Ghost, which the British auto maker claims has the most rear legroom in a four-seat sedan apart from the Phantom Extended model, the one with an ultra-luxe Privacy Suite for rear passengers.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT receives more power, new Stealth Edition also available

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT receives more power, new Stealth Edition also available

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT is now getting more power from its 4.0-liter V8 engine. Mercedes-AMG is also adding more standard equipment along with a new Stealth Edition model which includes a host of blacked-out exterior and interior trim.

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2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line debuts with mild styling tweaks

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line debuts with mild styling tweaks

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line is ready to join the Korean carmaker’s performance lineup. Last April, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster N with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox, while the Elantra N Line appeared last July and will arrive at dealerships near the end of 2020. Hyundai is also prepping up N-Line versions of the Kona, Santa Fe, and all-new Tucson, but the Sonata is the latest Hyundai vehicle to debut with an N badge.

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Touring Superleggera Aero 3 features retro styling cues and a Ferrari’s heart

Touring Superleggera Aero 3 features retro styling cues and a Ferrari’s heart

Touring Superleggera has unveiled its latest creation, the aptly named Aero 3. If you haven’t heard of Touring before this, then maybe you’ve heard of the Jensen Interceptor, the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante, or the Aston Martin DB4. The Italian coachbuilder is also behind the Mini Superleggera Vision concept, and most recently, the 2019 Touring Sciàdipersia Cabriolet based on the Maserati GranCabrio.

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2021 Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition arrives with bespoke features aplenty

2021 Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition arrives with bespoke features aplenty

The 2021 Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition is making a lot of us feel old. I still remember vividly how the Maxima ran away with Motor Trend’s Import Car of the Year Award in 1995, beating the Lexus LS as the fastest and most luxurious way of transporting five people in relative comfort. Nissan’s original ‘4-door sports car’ was first sold in 1981 and remains the longest-running Nissan nameplate in the U.S.

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DLR U-Shift concept: Is this the future of urban logistics and mobility?

DLR U-Shift concept: Is this the future of urban logistics and mobility?

The first DLR U-Shift prototype was presented at the Interim Conference of the Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector at Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart last week. You’re looking at a multipurpose all-electric vehicle with a modular design. According to the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt) or DLR, the U-Shift caters to various applications. It can be configured as a mobile sales service, on-call bus, passenger shuttle, or mobile distribution center to name a few.

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