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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE adds third-row, 48v suspension and gesture tech

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE adds third-row, 48v suspension and gesture tech

There's a new luxury SUV on the scene, and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is counting on a magic carpet ride, more flexible cabin, and upgraded technology to best its rivals. Revealed today at the Paris Motor Show 2018, the fourth-generation SUV adds an optional third row of seats for the first time, along with an all-new E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL intelligent suspension system.

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Tesla axes two paint options to simplify production

Tesla axes two paint options to simplify production

Tesla is removing two of its paint options, with CEO Elon Musk suggesting that reducing the range will "simplify manufacturing" as the electric car company tries to ramp up production. The decision will reduce the range of Tesla colors from the current seven down to just five, though those wanting the expiring finishes will be given a last chance to order them by special request.

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Bugatti’s W16 quad-turbo engine in the Divo hypercar will be the last hurrah

Bugatti’s W16 quad-turbo engine in the Divo hypercar will be the last hurrah

The old adage in the car world says there is no replacement for displacement. In modern cars, turbos and hybrid tech have been replacing displacement and doing a good job of maintaining the performance. Bugatti was a holdout with its massive W16 engine with four turbos crammed inside the Divo hypercar. Fans of those giant motors may need to take a moment to mourn.

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Toyota Corolla Touring Sports wagon will debut in Paris

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports wagon will debut in Paris

Toyota has unveiled some details about the new Corolla Touring Sports that will make its first appearance at the Paris Motor Show on October 2. The car will slot into the line along with the normal Corolla and the new hatchback that was unveiled this year. The main difference here is that the Touring Sports is a very nice-looking wagon.

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Nissan at work on a new Z car tips report

Nissan at work on a new Z car tips report

The current Nissan Z car, the 370Z has been on the market since 2009 with little in the way of change. That lack of updating has meant that the car finds few buyers. A stale design, heavyweight, and lower power than the competition means low sales. Sales are so low that fans feared the car might simply be discontinued.

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BMW showed off X3 M and X4 M models at the Nürburgring

BMW showed off X3 M and X4 M models at the Nürburgring

BMW and a litany of other automakers like to test their cars at the famed Nürburgring in Germany. It's sort of a badge of honor to say that your performance cars were tested and tuned on that famous track. It's not only cars that get tested there, on occasion performance-oriented SUVs get in on the action there as well.

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2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Trail Control promises smarter off-roading

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Trail Control promises smarter off-roading

Ford's beastly F-150 Raptor truck is never going to be a candidate for autonomous driving, but a new Trail Control feature should make going even further off-road more straightforward for the updated pickup. Set to be offered on the 2019 F-150 Raptor, the new feature is a little like cruise control, only intended for the wilderness.

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Mercedes’ Vision URBANETIC is a self-driving skate for people and cargo

Mercedes’ Vision URBANETIC is a self-driving skate for people and cargo

Mercedes-Benz has revealed Vision URBANETIC, a new concept for a modular, autonomous platform equally at home transporting cargo as it is people. Handiwork of Mercedes-Benz Vans, the new concept is based on an underlying self-driving chassis, that would be electrically powered for zero-emission use in cities and other urban areas.

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The 2018 Best All-Wheel Drive Sedans for Under $40k

The 2018 Best All-Wheel Drive Sedans for Under $40k

Crossovers and SUVs are popular due to many reasons. It may be due to the taller ride height and a more commanding view of the road. But one of the most important factor is the availability of the sure-footed traction and handling of a proper all-wheel drive or four-wheel drivetrain.

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2020 Kia Telluride eight-seat SUV previewed with Texas-themed runway one-off

2020 Kia Telluride eight-seat SUV previewed with Texas-themed runway one-off

The Kia Telluride SUV concept was first revealed at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, and now Kia is previewing the 2020 production model due early next year with another play on the eight-seater. The new, full-size SUV gets the magic touch of fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, in fact, with a Texas-inspired runway collection at the New York Fashion Week 2018.

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2018 Toyota Sequoia vs 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2018 Ford Expedition: SUV head-to-head

2018 Toyota Sequoia vs 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2018 Ford Expedition: SUV head-to-head

This is the heavyweight championship fight between three of the top-selling full-size SUVs. The 2018 Toyota Sequoia carries over unchanged from last year’s model. It may have the oldest platform in this group, but it still offers good value for money and a rugged demeanor. The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is the more affordable alternative to the GMC Yukon (both vehicles share the same platform). It can tow heavier loads while providing a more luxurious interior feel. The 2018 Ford Expedition is now motivated by a twin-turbo V6 motor. It is now more fuel efficient while still having the highest tow rating of all full-size SUVs.

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This bullet-proof 714hp Hellcat is a cop car Bond would be proud of

This bullet-proof 714hp Hellcat is a cop car Bond would be proud of

Dodge's Charger SRT Hellcat is hardly a shy and retiring car normally, but the 714 hp sedan looks even more striking after being given the armoring treatment for one lucky law enforcement team. Handiwork of Armormax, it leaves the V8 muscle car fully bullet-resistant, not to mention capable of electrocuting people via its door handles.

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