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Restyled 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Officially Unveiled

Mercedes has officially unveiled the "new-generation" 2009 SL-Class after photos leaked last week. For 2009 the SL gets revised exterior styling, which is mostly noticable by the new front end. Under the hood, Europe gets a new entry level SL, the SL 280, which is powered by a six-cylinder engine packing 231 horsepower. The SL 350 gets a 16 percent...

Breaking News: Isuzu Abandons the US Market!

Isuzu has officially announced that the automaker is going to leave the US market on January 31, 2009. This news shouldn't be too surprising for anyone that has noticed the automaker's current lineup. Currently Isuzu only sells two vehicles, the i-Series pickup and Ascender SUV, both of which are rebadged GM vehicles. Since GM has no plans to replace the...

RENNtech Squeezes 695 Horsepower Out of the Mercedes S65, CL65 and SL65

RENNtech has unveiled its its new ‘stage 3’ tuning package for all 65 series AMG models (CL 65, S 65, and SL 65). Thanks to special ECU software RENNtech was able to bump up the power of the AMG models from an already impressive 604 horsepower to a staggering 695 horsepower and 890 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the ECU...

405 Horsepower 2008 Cayenne GTS Will be Unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show

Porsche has unveiled the newest Cayenne, the Cayenne GTS that will be officially unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show next week. The GTS version of the Cayenne SUV features a 405hp 4.8 liter V-8 engine that propels it from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds. The engine is either mated to an automatic Tiptronic S or for the first time a...

Chicago 2008 Preview: 2009 Suzuki Equator Pickup Image Released

Yesterday a single rendering of Suzuki's upcoming truck (Equator) leaked onto the web, so today Suzuki decided to release a much better photo of the new truck. Just in case you can't tell from this photo, the 2009 Suzuki Equator is based on the Nissan Frontier pickup. The very similar truck will also be built at the same factory as...

Redesigned 2009 Acura RL to be Unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show?

Acura's flagship sedan, the RL has failed to meet expectations. There are rumors circulating that Acura is going to unveil a heavily revised version of the sedan at the Chicago Auto Show next month. Now according to Temple of VTEC, Acura is going to unveil the revised 2009 RL at the show next week. It is rumored that the flagship...

Is the All-New 2009 Honda Pilot Too Boring?

Honda officially unveiled the 2009 Honda Pilot Prototype at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month. Once the SUV was pulled out onto the stage its looks left many of us wanting more. Apparently the automotive journalists at the show are not the only people that feel that the "evolutionary" new Pilot leaves something to be desired. According to a...

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLC Sports Coupe Unveiled

Mercedes has officially unveiled the new 2009 CLC sports coupe, which is the successor to the C-Class sports coupe. Unlike the all-new C-Class the CLC does not move to the new platform. Instead the CLC continues to use the same basic architecture as the last generation, although Mercedes has stated that there are over 1,100 new or reworked components on...

All-New 2009 Toyota Corolla and Matrix Pricing Released

Toyota has officially announced the pricing for the all-new 2009 Corolla and Matrix that will be in showrooms next month. The starting price for the 2009 Corolla is $15,250 compared to $14,405 for the 08' model. The 2009 Matrix starts at $16,190 compared to $15,510 for the 08' Matrix. The 2009 Corolla comes in four versions (Standard, LE, XLE, S...

Chicago 2008 Preview: 2009 Hummer H3T Pickup Unveiled

GM is going to officially unveil the HUMMER H3T pickup in Chicago next month. The truck version of the HUMMER H3 has a 22 inch longer wheelbase than the SUV version. The H3T will also be powered by the same 3.7L 5-cylinder and 5.3L V8 engines that are found in the SUV. Unlike the H2 SUT, the H3T is a...

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