Now that the LA Auto Show debuts are done, BMW has moved onto the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, where the automaker has unveiled its new Compact Sedan concept. The creatively named concept is a preview of BMW's upcoming 1-Series sedan that will go head to head with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA.
Volvo has released the first two teaser photos of the new S90 sedan that is going to debut in January at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The 2017 S90 is the replacement for the S80 and will be the second new model in Volvo's revamped lineup.
Fiat marked its return to the U.S. with the small 500 hatchback and since then Fiat has released several models under the 500 badge. Now Fiat is expanding further with a new 124 Spider roadster that is sure to bring some new attention to the brand.
VW has unveiled a new version of the 2016 Beetle that is directly inspired by the classic Baja Bugs - the 2016 Beetle Dune. Originally previewed as a concept, the 2016 Beetle Dune has a more aggressive exterior and a raised ground clearance to make it a bit more rugged than the standard Beetles.
Notably restyled for 2013, the Range Rover has softer edges with a more swept back design. While the change in style can be a bit much at first, hallmark qualities like the grille and headlights (though with a new LED style) remain. The gills on the front fender remain as do thoughtful touches like the "hidden" rear wiper. While this generation is all new, it doesn't take long before the new look is as familiar as the old. With as timeless a design as Range Rover that really doesn't matter. What hasn't gotten old is the competition with model from everyday manufacturer new or on the horizon.
The first photos of the redesigned 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL have leaked ahead of its debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. From what we can see here, the 2017 SL sports an entirely new face that is more rounded and closer to the brand's latest design language.
Jaguar is introducing a new entry-level model for the 2017 F-Type Coupe and Convertible, with pricing starting at $62,395 for the Coupe and $66,395 for the Convertible, with the destination fees included. The new entry-level model drops the entry price for the F-Type by $3,600 for the Coupe and $2,700 for the Convertible.
Audi has announced the pricing for the 2016 S8 plus and RS 7 performance models. Both models are expected to debut next week at the LA Auto Show before they go on sale next month.
Audi has announced the pricing for the all-new 2017 Q7, which will start at $55,750 when it goes on sale at the beginning of 2016. The 2017 Q7 introduces Audi's new SUV design language and now rides on a new lighter platform, which helps the new Q7 come in at 475 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.
Mercedes-Benz is bringing a refreshed 2017 SL roadster to the LA Auto Show later this month. While the 2017 SL isn't all-new, it does get a refreshed front-end that is rounder than the current model.
Driving the brand's first ever hybrid, there's an immediate sense that the German automaker has succeeded in delivering customer satisfaction without many compromises. How VW managed to do so is by combining a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a 27-hp electric motor, regenerative braking and an all-electric, zero-emissions operation. The combination delivers impressive performance and fuel economy. Matched with a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission, the outcome defies regular hybrid expectations presenting a vehicle that feels powerful yet is extremely economical.
Although Nissan largely failed with its Murano SUV convertible, Land Rover seems to still think there is a market for a droptop SUV. Land Rover has taken the wraps off the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which it has dubbed as the "world's first luxury compact SUV convertible."
Audi's annual year-end sales event began this week and runs through the beginning of January. This year to celebrate the holidays, Audi is also including new special edition versions of the A3 and A4 models in the sales event.
Volvo's performance division, Polestar is giving the new XC90 some performance upgrades to make the SUV more dynamic and responsive to drive. The Polestar optimization packages add power upgrades to the D5 diesel and T6 gas engines.
Say goodbye to the Mercedes-Benz GL and hello to the GLS, which Mercedes-Benz says is the "S-Class among SUVs." Mercedes-Benz is renaming all of its SUVs, which will all start with GL now, like the GLC and GLE. The new GLS isn't completely all-new, but it does get a restyled exterior and more luxurious interior.
Mercedes-Benz is working on an update for its full-size GL SUV, which will also see its name change to GLS as part of the automaker's new naming structure. Mercedes-Benz hasn't revealed the new GLS, which is expected as a 2017 model, but a few brochure scans have leaked online.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest concept, the Vision Tokyo at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept looks similar to the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept that debuted earlier this year, but its van-like styling and lounge interior are designed to appeal to a younger generation.
Porsche has unveiled the 2017 Macan GTS, which borrows the 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 from the Macan S, but dials up the performance with 360-hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque. The Macan GTS also gets a reengineered suspension, unique GTS-specific exterior and interior appointments, and new connectivity options.
Audi has revealed the new 2016 A8 L 4.0T Sport, which is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 with 450-hp, 15 more horsepower than the previous 4.0T model.
MINI has revealed the next generation MINI CooperConvertible, which will arrive in the U.S. by March 2016, just in time for warmer weather. The soft-top convertible has room for up to four passengers and now offers a choice of 11 exterior colors including the new Caribbean Aqua, which harkens back to the classic MINI color palette.
Audi has unveiled new "performance" versions of the RS 6 Avant and RS 7, which bumps the power from the 4.0L engine to 605 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. If you want more power, an overboost function will temporarily boost the available torque up to 553 lb-ft.
Aston Martin has revealed the new RapidE concept, which is a preview of the fully-electric Rapide sedan that is scheduled to arrive sometime around 2017.
Here's your first look at the upcoming Volvo V90 wagon, which has been revealed thanks to a few photos of a scale model. Next year Volvo is going to release two new models, the S90 sedan, which has also been revealed as a scale model, which will then be followed by the V90.
Volvo has already announced plans to add plug-in hybrid versions of its new models, but now Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce a fully electric car by 2019. As part of this new strategy, Volvo said it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10 percent of total car sales in the medium term.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed its latest AMG model, the GLE 450 AMG 4Matic. The GLE 450 AMG is the third AMG sport model after the C 450 AMG and GLE 450 AMG Coupe.
It's finally here! BMW has officially unveiled the 2016 BMW M2, which is going to arrive in the spring of 2016.
Ferrari has unveiled the new F12tdf, which it says pays tribute to the Tour de France endurance race that Ferrari dominated in the 1950s and 1960s, especially the 1956 250 GT Berlinetta.
Volvo has yet to release any photos about the S80's replacement, the 2017 S90, but a new batch of low-resolution pictures of a 1/43 scale model have surfaced. The S80 has been on the market for almost a decade, so its replacement, the S90 is long overdue.
Following the introduction of the refreshed 2017 911 Carrera and Carrera S models, Porsche has unveiled the updated Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models. Both models are powered by a bi-turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine that generates 370-hp in the standard version, while the S models up the output to 420-hp.
BMW has unveiled the most powerful M4 yet - the 2016 M4 GTS. The M4 GTS is the ultimate M4 for the track thanks to its new innovative water injection system that boosts power to 493 horsepower and its track ready chassis. BMW says that the M4 GTS recently recorded a lap time of 7 minutes 28 seconds around the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
Porsche is bringing a new racing version of the Cayman GT4 to this year's LA Auto Show - the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Using the Cayman GT4 as its base, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport gets a double clutch transmission, lighter suspension and beefier brakes.
Porsche is expanding its lineup of Black Edition models with the debut of the Cayman Black Edition. The Cayman Black Edition features a Black on Black design just like the Black Edition versions of the 911 and Boxster.
Land Rover is getting ready to reveal the Range Rover Evoque Convertible and to tease the new convertible, Land Rover has created a collection of Range Rover Evoque Convertible 'wireframe' sculptures. The sculptures are installed outside certain locations in London, including the Harrods department store on Brompton Road, Knightsbridge and in notable Mayfair addresses.
BMW has unveiled the 2016 X4 M40i, which will now be the top dog in the X4 lineup. Powered by a new turbocharged inline 6-cylinder, the X4 M40i packs 355 horsepower and can reach 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
To celebrate the fifth Rennsport Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Porsche has unveiled the limited 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition. The latest special edition 911 is going to be extremely limited, since Porsche is only planning on producing 25 units and the model will only be sold in North America.
The first photos of the BMW X4 M40i have leaked online ahead of the model's official debut. Bimmertoday has got its hands on the first batch of photos of the most powerful version of the X4 crossover, which is scheduled to debut in a few weeks.
MINI has released the pricing for the 2016 Clubman, which will start at $24,950 for the base Cooper model, while the Cooper S version starts at $28,500. Compared to the last Clubman, the 2016 Clubman is now bigger with two full size rear doors, bringing the total number of doors to six.
The timing almost couldn't be worse for Volkswagen to reveal the restyled 2016 Passat. With all the news focusing on the diesel scandal, it may be a bit hard to focus on the updated Passat. Either way, VW has given the 2016 Passat a long list of upgrades, which includes new styling and more tech.
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