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Mercedes-Maybach Spiffs Up Its Luxury Land Yachts for the 1 Percent | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Manufacturer image Competes with: Bentley Mulsanne, Rolls-Royce Ghost Looks like: A stretched Mercedes-Benz S-Class Powertrains: A 463-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 with a nine-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive; 621-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 with a seven-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive only Hits dealerships: Late summer 2018 Mercedes has given a light refresh ...

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The PAL-V Liberty flying car is ready for production later this year

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email If you’ve browsed through any tech magazine at the airport convenience store, you know that the age of “flying cars” is just around the corner. Hardly a month passes without some kind of startup claiming that its very small, foldable propeller-powered airplane is actually a flying car. Some of these contraptions look scarier ...

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Aston Martin styled 2018 David Brown Automotive Speedback GT Silverstone Edition debuts at Geneva motor show with 601 hp on tap

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email David Brown Automotive (not to be confused with the other Aston-affiliated David Brown) took the wraps off the Speedback GT Silverstone Edition at the Geneva auto show this week. The Aston-styled Speedback debuted back in 2015, remixing classic British design themes into a relatively spacious two-door grand tourer and adding 5.0-liter supercharged V8 ...

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2018 BMW M8 Concept M8 Gran Coupe previewed a new sedan due in 2019

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The new BMW 8-Series isn’t even out yet, but the automaker used the Geneva auto show to take the wraps off a four-door performance sedan concept version that it is calling the “BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe.” It’s best to think of this concept as a preview to an inevitable four-door 8-Series. Following ...

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In search of whirs, whines with EV motors

The Chevrolet Bolt’s electric motor and battery pack. Photo credit: GM The internal combustion engine, for all its faults, is perhaps the one item in the automobile that best defines a company’s values and engineering prowess as well as gives a brand much of its identity. For most automakers, the real estate under the hood is sacred territory, and ...

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Lamborghini Huracan Performante: This May Be the Only Place You See One | News

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante; Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry Few car brands are as much fun to say as “Lamborghini.” It just rolls off the tongue, bringing with it mythical levels of cachet, knowing nods of admiration from sports car enthusiasts and wide-eyed, awestruck stares from non-enthusiast onlookers. The cars themselves are wild — starfighter-styled machines, all angles and edges, ...

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Hyundai, Kia bringing back large crossovers

The Kia crossover is expected to seat seven passengers. Photo credit: CHRIS DOANE AUTOMOTIVE Hyundai and Kia are jumping back into the large crossover segment with two models recently spotted by spy photographers. One appears to be the Kia Telluride, which debuted as a concept at the 2016 Detroit auto show. Production plans for the Telluride have been the subject ...

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Sonic shifts its focus to used-vehicle operations

Sonic will pilot a phone line, 1-800-CarCash, to help boost its used-vehicle supply in some markets. Sonic Automotive Inc., in a major shift to offset softening new-vehicle sales, will focus this year on growing its EchoPark used-only operations instead of rolling out its One Sonic-One Experience sales process to more franchised stores. “You’re seeing the AutoNations, Penskes and Sonic Automotives ...

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Motorcars Honda builds a space for children

Motorcars Honda’s Kids Dealership interactive play area includes a racetrack for Lego vehicles video game racing chairs and driving simulators, a video screen and a wall display with car parts. Photo credit: RICHARD TRUETT CLEVELAND — The express lane service drive that Motorcars Honda opened in February is designed to speed oil change customers on their way in a half-hour ...

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Toyota names most diverse board yet

TOKYO — Toyota President Akio Toyoda last week shuffled his company’s board of directors, broadening its diversity with Toyota’s first female director and a British Paralympic medalist. At the same time, Toyota’s American director, former General Motors executive Mark Hogan, is stepping down. Hogan Toyoda’s new board will include one Japanese woman and two non-Japanese, one of whom is the ...

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Making sense of window stickers in the EV era

Buried among 8,000 public comments generated the last time the EPA redesigned the window sticker for new vehicles is this line from Tesla’s then-director of public policy, James Chen: “How would consumers compare a vehicle capable of 25 mpg with an EV possessing a 56-kWh battery pack?” That question was at the heart of a debate that played out from ...

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Dealerships study alternatives to loaners

Loaner programs for service customers are a sore point for many dealerships. They’re complicated to run. Automakers want the loaners to represent the brand. No Porsche owner should be put in a Kia Soul while his Panamera is being serviced, thank you very much. So for luxury brands especially, maintaining a large loaner fleet can tie up hundreds of thousands ...

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