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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, 2019 Ford F-150, Lexus yacht: This Week’s Top Photos

Mercedes-Benz this week revealed the redesigned 2020 GLE. It's the fourth generation of Mercedes mid-size SUVs, and it sees the return of an available third row. Two versions will be available at launch, powered by 2.0- and 3.0-liter turbocharged engines, respectively, but we know a V-8-powered GLE63 from AMG is just around the corner. Also revealed this...

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The Boring Company wants to connect your garage to its tunnels

The Boring Company (TBC) and its network of underground tunnels won't just ship pedestrians around from various stations; it may one day take cars and drivers straight into the system from their garages. The Mercury News reported Wednesday that the city of Hawthorne, California, gave The Boring Company and its founder Elon Musk the go-ahead to build an...

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Volvo self-driving cars to test on roads in Sweden

Volvo has scored a win with the Swedish Transportation Agency (Transportstyrelsen). The company has been granted permission to test its self-driving cars in the country on public roads, DI Digital reported Friday. The government documents stated that Volvo may operate self-driving cars on public roads in the Gothenburg area, but they will be restricted to...

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Discover how carbon-fiber wheels are made

We've already shown readers how carbon-ceramic brakes are made, so now let's take a look at how carbon-fiber wheels come to life. The video above comes from Australian-based company Carbon Revolution. The company, which has rocketed to success thanks to its innovative one-piece carbon-fiber wheels, announced Friday it will raise yearly capacity from 10,000...

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2019 Subaru BRZ priced, adds limited-run Series.Gray Edition

The Subaru BRZ will keep things affordable with a starting price of $26,680 for the 2019 model year. Pricing includes an $885 destination fee. Buyers will also have a new BRZ Series.Gray Edition model to choose from, but the higher performance tS model does not return. We'll start with the Series.Gray Edition since it's the major change for the 2019 BRZ...

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2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots

Porsche isn't even finished with new variants of the current 991-generation 911 but the automaker is already deep into development of new variants for the car's successor, the 992. Our latest spy shots show an early tester for the new 911 GT3. It follows shots of prototypes for the Carrera and Carrera Cabriolet, as well as the Turbo. We know this latest...

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Mercedes-AMG A35 hot hatch teased ahead of 2018 Paris auto show

Mercedes-Benz's latest A-Class has already arrived in hatchback and sedan guises, and soon we'll see another A-Class variant revealed. We're talking about the new Mercedes-AMG A35 hot hatch due in October at the 2018 Paris auto show and previewed here in a pair of teaser photos. For its next generation of compact cars, AMG plans to offer two levels of...

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition marks end of cult hero

It was in 1938 that the Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly referred to as the Beetle, or “Käfer” in its home market of Germany, first rolled off the line. Eight decades on and the nameplate is still with us, though sadly that won't be the case for long. VW revealed a Beetle Final Edition model on Thursday and announced that the 2019 model...

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Carbon Revolution expands operations to supply 150,000 carbon fiber wheels annually

Australian outfit Carbon Revolution plans a massive expansion of its operations due to strong demand for its innovative one-piece carbon fiber wheels. The company announced Friday it will spend $72 million to expand its plant in the city of Geelong to increase capacity from a current 10,000 wheels per year to 150,000. The company will also triple its...

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