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2018 BMW M4 spy shots (with interior)

A prototype for an updated version of the BMW M4 has been spotted once more. The changes are part of a mid-cycle update planned for the entire 4-Series range. The cars should be introduced in 2017, as 2018 models. The prototype reveals that the updated M4 will be receiving some of the mods fitted to the high-performance M4 GTS, such as that...

China’s Geely is new partner for Bloodhound land speed record team

The United Kingdom’s Bloodhound has secured vital funding from Chinese automaker Geely in order to complete its attempt on the world land speed record, scheduled to for South Africa in October 2017. Geely, which is the parent company to Volvo, has been named the prime sponsor of Bloodhound, as well as the team’s official automotive...

Mercedes Urban eTruck, Infiniti Q60 Convertible, Tesla Model S in the 10s: Today’s Car News

Mercedes-Benz has given us a glimpse of the future of the delivery truck in the form of the Urban eTruck concept. It’s an electric truck with 124 miles of range and a high-tech look and cabin. A senior executive at Infiniti has revealed that the Japanese luxury brand won’t renew the current Q60 Convertible. He also revealed that...

Audi R&D chief hired in wake of emissions cheating scandal steps down

Audi confirmed on Monday that its R&D chief Stefan Knirsch is stepping down from his position with immediate effect. The news follows a September 16 report from German newspaper Donaukurier that Knirsch would be leaving the automaker as he may have been aware of the diesel emissions cheating at a handful of Volkswagen Group brands, including...

Chris Harris and Rory Reid to join Matt LeBlanc as lead hosts on ‘Top Gear’

Top Gear producer the BBC has confirmed Chris Harris and Rory Reid will join Matt LeBlanc as lead hosts for future episodes of the struggling show. Harris and Reid were previously relegated to the spinoff series Extra Gear but proved to be more popular with fans than former lead host Chris Evans, who quit the revamped show after a single season...

Mercedes-Benz drops more details on its 124-mile Urban eTruck concept

Mercedes-Benz in July previewed a truck concept featuring an electric powertrain, and on Thursday we saw the concept formally unveiled at a trade event in Hannover, Germany. Called the Urban eTruck, the concept is for an inner-city truck that could replace those vehicles you normally see making deliveries to grocery stores, disposing of waste and...

Infiniti kills Q60 Convertible

A redesigned Infiniti Q60 has just been launched but the car won’t spawn a convertible this time around. The information was revealed to Motoring by Infiniti executive Gerardo Carmona, who heads the Japanese luxury brand’s product strategy and blamed low sales for the Q60 Convertible’s demise. Infiniti sold just 3,949 Q60s in the...

Lotus could be up for grabs in sale of unprofitable parent Proton

Ownership of Lotus could soon change hands if the sale of its unprofitable parent company Proton goes ahead. A controlling stake in Proton was bought by DRB-Hicom in 2012 for approximately $410 million but the Malaysian conglomerate has struggled to turn the automaker around and recently reached out to more than a dozen firms about the potential...

Tesla Model S P100D does 0-60 in 2.5 s, quarter mile in the 10s

The 100-kilowatt-hour electric car has arrived in the form of the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P100D, and boy is it quick. The folks from DragTimes got access to one of the first Ludicrous mode-equipped examples delivered to a customer and naturally they immediately strapped a Racelogic Performance Box to it to see what it could do. It showed the...

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo priced from $176,585

Nissan today announced pricing for the 2017 GT-R Nismo in conjunction with the 12th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach, California. The track-oriented Nismo is priced from $176,585, a large step up from the $111,585 Nissan charges for the GT-R Premium model. CHECK OUT: 2017 Nissan GT-R first drive review The new Nismo features unique...

BMW 8-Series, Audi TT RS, Genesis G70: This Week’s Top Photos

Rumors of its comeback have been circling for years but now, finally, we have tangible evidence that a new BMW 8-Series is in the works. A prototype for what’s clearly a large BMW coupe was spotted at one of the German automaker’s test facilities. We're expecting a market launch around 2019. Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] now has a model with two...

Freshly restored Ferrari F40 burnt to a crisp

The Ferrari F40 is iconic. The Ferrari F40 is rare. The Ferrari F40 is extremely valuable. This particular Ferrari F40 is no longer quite as valuable. This car, according to Motor1, was being driven just after it received a full restoration when it decided to self immolate. These pictures were taken at a scrapyard in England, but we have no...

Hennessey builds an 842-horsepower Cadillac Escalade

The Texas Tuner is at it again. This time he's not prepping a new Camaro or Corvette for high-speed, high-horsepower duty. Instead, he's turned his attentions to the Cadillac Escalade. Yes, the large luxury SUV from the GM stable just got a massive dose of power, and you can put one in your garage. In it's stock guise, the Escalade is actually...

A behind-the-scenes look at the Pennzoil BMW 'JOYRIDE' video

Well, at least they call it a behind-the-scenes look. This is more of a quick peek at why Pennzoil came out to the Northern Canadian Rockies to sling a BMW M6 coupe around on the ice and snow. I'm not complaining because you get a few more beauty shots of a fun car doing awesome things, but you also get what is essentially a commercial for...

This might be the best BMW wagon ever, and it's for sale

The E39 generation of the BMW 5-Series is one of the all-time great vehicles. It has strong looks, a few great engine options, and it comes from a time when BMW still built cars that could qualify as Ultimate Driving Machines. BMW also built the E39 M5, which was the world's first true super sedan, and in Europe BMW offered the wagon version of...

2019 Toyota Supra, Michael Schumacher update, Apple might buy McLaren: The Week In Reverse

We spied a prototype 2019 Toyota Supra; an update on Michael Schumacher's condition comes to light; and Apple might be interested in buying McLaren. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. There's no question the new Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT supercar is fast, but it can't outrun a police officer's radio. A group of GT...

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback priced from $20,535

The new Honda Civic Hatchback, which hits showrooms on Monday, September 26, has been priced from $20,535. That compares with the $19,475 you have to pay for the Civic Sedan and the $19,885 for the Civic Coupe. (All figures include an $835 destination charge.) What marks out the Civic Hatchback from the rest of the range, apart from its more...

2019 Toyota Supra spy shots and video

Feast your eyes on a prototype for the new Toyota Supra. This is the car Toyota originally announced in 2011 when it signed a deal with BMW to jointly develop a sports car platform. BMW is using the platform for a replacement for the Z4, thought to be a new model called the Z5. Toyota is yet to confirm the Supra name for its sports car but there...

2017 Audi TT S Line, Lexus UX concept, Mercury Cougar #001: Car News Headlines

Audi’s TT sports car is now available with an S Line Competition package. It not only gives the car a more sinister look with its black accents but it also adds a couple of performance mods. Lexus has given us another look at a new concept it plans to unveil at next week’s 2016 Paris auto show. The concept previews what’s likely...

Venturi and Ohio State University set 341.4 mph electric car record

French firm Venturi may be most widely recognized for its expensive, oddball electric cars like the America SUV and Fetish sports car, but it’s also known in some circles for pushing zero-emission powertrain technology to the limits. For example, in 2010 Venturi reached a record speed of 303 mph for a fuel cell car. The company, in...

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