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AC reinvents Series 1 Cobra Roadster with new electric and turbocharged powertrains

AC reinvents Series 1 Cobra Roadster with new electric and turbocharged powertrains

AC Cars has something in store for roadster fans. The English carmaker recently announced a new range of Cobra Roadsters. The AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition is equipped with a modern EcoBoost engine producing 350 horsepower. But the biggest and most surprising news is the AC Cobra Series 1 electric car.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime combines sporty performance with sterling fuel economy

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime combines sporty performance with sterling fuel economy

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is different from a conventional plug-in hybrid (PHEV). It also trumps a standard RAV4 Hybrid in terms of performance. According to Toyota, the new RAV4 Prime is the quickest four-door vehicle in its portfolio behind the Toyota Supra. We never thought this day would come, but it seems the new RAV4 Prime is moving the goalposts for future PHEVs.

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Lincoln Continental axed as luxury sedan sales shrink

Lincoln Continental axed as luxury sedan sales shrink

The Lincoln Continental will end production at the end of the year, the automaker has confirmed, blaming the continued dwindling of luxury sedan sales in the US for the decision to axe the car. Launched in 2016, the Continental was to be Lincoln's splashy return to all-American luxury. Instead, the automaker plans to focus on SUVs.

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BMW Operating System 7 is its biggest update ever: Here’s what’s new

BMW Operating System 7 is its biggest update ever: Here’s what’s new

BMW is readying its biggest infotainment update so far for imminent release, with broad-ranging changes including new mapping features, wireless Android Auto, and support for Apple's upcoming iPhone Digital Key feature in iOS 14. BMW Operating System 7 will be preloaded on new models from July 2020, starting with the new 5 Series. However many existing owners can expect it too.

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BMW’s in-car store will sell or rent features like game DLC

BMW’s in-car store will sell or rent features like game DLC

BMW plans to offer drivers an in-car catalog of temporary or permanent feature upgrades, allowing owners to add things like driver-assistance or comfort tech to their vehicle just like you might subscribe to a service on your phone. The upgraded BMW ConnectedDrive Store will offer trials of hardware that was built into the vehicle at the factory, such as heated seats or advanced cruise control, but left disabled because it wasn't on the original order sheet.

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BMW M4 Coupe power confirmed as controversial 4 Series Coupe rolls of line

BMW M4 Coupe power confirmed as controversial 4 Series Coupe rolls of line

Get ready for some serious nostrils: BMW has put the new 4 Series Coupé into production, and confirmed just how much power we can expect from the M4 Coupé and its M3 Sedan sibling. Latest from the German automaker to bear its striking - and controversial - new grille, the 4 Series has begun rolling off the line from BMW's Dingolfing plant today.

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2020 Cadillac CT4-V First Drive – Balanced on the Edge

2020 Cadillac CT4-V First Drive – Balanced on the Edge

With the arrival of the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V, membership in the automaker's "V" club has never been more attainable. Promising to take the new entry-luxury sedan and give it not only an entertaining jolt of performance but a distinct personality from its German rivals, the CT4-V also gets the spoils of Cadillac's latest architecture gadgetry - and flagship GM tech like MagneRide 4.0. That's a lot for not so much money: could this newest "V" simply be trying too much at once?

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Meet the Le Mansory, a Ford GT with 700HP

Meet the Le Mansory, a Ford GT with 700HP

You’re looking at the Le Mansory Ford GT. It’s the German tuner’s interpretation of the Ford GT supercar. As expected from Mansory, the vehicle is equipped with a plethora of go-fast body components and a handsome power upgrade.

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BMW Motorrad Active Cruise Control improves comfort and safety

BMW Motorrad Active Cruise Control improves comfort and safety

Most people know BMW as the maker of luxury and sports cars, but it also makes motorcycles through BMW Motorrad. One thing that many motorcyclists who travel long distances on their bikes like to add is basic cruise control that makes long rides more comfortable. Many systems are simple clamps that keep the throttle turned. BMW Motorrad has a new Active Cruise Control (ACC) system that features distance control for maximum comfort and safety when riding.

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Microsoft and Bridgestone develop a tire damage monitoring system

Microsoft and Bridgestone develop a tire damage monitoring system

Bridgestone announced that through its partnership with Microsoft, it had developed a unique Tire Damage Monitoring System. Bridgestone says that this is the first monitoring system in the world that's able to detect tire damage in real-time. Detecting tire damage is a big deal because Bridgestone says tire damage contributes to 30% of all car accidents that are caused by technical failure.

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Ford Ranger receives three accessory packages from Ford Performance

Ford Ranger receives three accessory packages from Ford Performance

The new Ford Ranger is receiving a slew of accessory packages from Ford Performance. This coincides with the Ranger’s power boost upgrade – also courtesy of Ford Performance – a couple of months back. Whereas the previous upgrade was enough to add 45 more horsepower to the Ranger’s standard 270-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, the new accessory packages are meant to improve the Ranger’s rugged styling and off-road credentials.

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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan brushes up bestseller with new style and tech

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan brushes up bestseller with new style and tech

Refreshing your most popular model is as much a risk as it is an opportunity in the car world, but it's the challenge Volkswagen faces with the 2021 Tiguan. The automaker sold 109, 572 Tiguans alone in the US in 2019, with the American driver's desire for larger crossovers and SUVs making the midsize SUV VW's bread-and-butter. Further afield, it's the top-selling SUV in Europe: when it comes to refreshing it, VW needs to get things pitch-perfect.

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