Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

Audi e-tron will be first model to feature automated toll payment

Audi announced its new Integrated Toll Module last February but Monday said the 2019 e-tron electric crossover SUV will be the first model with the new technology. The built-in toll transponder is housed in the rearview mirror with vehicle-to-infrastructure technology from Gentex. E-tron drivers can pass through fast lanes and regular lanes on select toll...

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Bugatti boss claims Chiron could hit 280 mph, but don’t expect an attempt

Koenigsegg set the industry ablaze when it used an owner's car to set a 277.9 mph top speed world record for street legal production cars. Since then, all eyes have been on a handful of rivals, including Bugatti, which held the production-car record for years. Now, the French supercar brand says the Chiron could hit 280 mph. But, there are no plans to...

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BMW is "putting all our eggs in PHEV basket," diesels dead in US after 2018

It's the end of the road for BMW oil burners in the United States. The German luxury brand confirmed with Motor Authority the diesel engine will disappear from U.S. shores after the 2018 model year as BMW focuses on plug-in hybrid vehicles. BMW spokesperson Alexander Schmuck told MA, "we are putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket" as the brand announced...

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BMW develops new inline-6 for X3 M and X4 M performance SUVs

The BMW M division has finally come out with confirmation that it is working on new X3 M and X4 M performance SUVs. A prototype for each was rolled out during the previous weekend's DTM round held at the Nürburgring. It was there that we learned that the vehicles will come with a newly developed inline-6. All BMW M would say about the engine is that it...

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Christian von Koenigsegg brings the Regera to Jay Leno’s Garage

The Koenigsegg Regera is a high-tech piece of machinery, and there's probably no one on the planet better suited to explaining all of its gadgetry than the man who founded the company, Christian von Koenigsegg. He recently visited Jay Leno's Garage to talk about the Regera. Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva auto show, the car is unique in that it features a...

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Mercedes-Benz teases 2020 GLE luxury SUV

Mercedes-Benz will unveil a redesigned 2020 GLE shortly but the automaker just couldn't wait so decided to drop a couple of teasers over the weekend giving us some early glimpses. The current GLE was introduced for the 2016 model year but is really just an update of the M-Class launched in 2012. The new GLE should be on sale early next year following a...

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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport spy shots

Land Rover is working on a mid-cycle update for its Discovery Sport, the current generation of which was introduced for 2016, and a prototype for the updated model has just been spotted. However, this won't be your typical facelift-style update as there will be substantial updates to the small SUV's underpinnings, exterior and cabin. It's part of Land...

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Leclerc to drive for Ferrari in 2019 while Räikkönen returns to Sauber

Ferrari confirmed Tuesday that current Sauber driver Charles Leclerc will join Sebastian Vettel in its driver lineup for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. The young Monégasque driver will replace Kimi Räikkönen who will fill the empty seat at Sauber for at least the next two seasons. The confirmation ends months of speculation that...

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