2020 Mercedes CLA-Class Teaser Reveals The Sedan's New Eyes

You can see the rest on January 8 at CES in Las Vegas.

Mercedes-Benz couldn’t let 2018 ride off into the sunset without dishing up a teaser for its new CLA-Class. The suave sedan is getting a makeover for the 2020 model year and it will debut in just a couple weeks. We’ve seen plenty of spy photos, and a previous teaser revealed the slightest of outlines. The new one shows just a bit more, including a fresh set of headlights. Read More

Refreshed SsangYong Tivoli Trying To Hide Mild Refresh

The little SsangYong SUV has some sharper styling elements that fit well with the vehicle’s already angular styling.

South Korea’s SsangYong specializes in building crossovers, and the next one to hit the road is a refreshed version of the Tivoli. This new batch of spy shots is our first look at the changes.

SsangYong covers the front and rear of the Tivoli in black material, but it doesn’t conceal some of the biggest changes. In front, there are new headlights that appear boxier, and metal trim in the grille extends the bright appearance of the LED running lights. The fog lights seem to be rounder, too. Read More

You're Doing It Wrong: Video Explains Right Way To Pour Oil

Does it even matter? Apparently so.

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a full-on oil change or topping off an engine that’s a bit low, we’ve all been bit by the dreaded glug that inevitably strikes in mid-pour. It’s not the worst thing that can happen to an engine, but it certainly makes a mess when it spills over the valve cover. And if it hits the exhaust manifold, you’ll have that wonderful burning oil smell to deal with. Read More

Giorgio Piola launches SHIFT Watch Collection on Kickstarter

A Formula 1-inspired timepiece – designed by tech-drawing legend Giorgio Piola – can be yours for as little as $315.

Formula 1’s premier technical artist, Giorgio Piola, has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to allow fans of the sport a direct-to-consumer opportunity that makes a collectible timepiece much more affordable AND with exclusive gifts on offer too.

Piola, who has attended more grands prix than anyone in history, has launched his newest line of watches, the SHIFT collection, on a limited endeavor basis being offered first through crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Read More

Baker Mayfield 'Hard Knocks' RV Up For Sale

Back in August, Cleveland Browns’ rookie quarterback and #1 draft pick Baker Mayfield rented a motorhome from Neff Brothers RV for all of the team’s quarterbacks to use as a club house during training camp. The RV gained popularity with Browns fans after it was featured heavily on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series and given nicknames like the “QB RV” and “Bakermobile.” Now the 2019 luxury Class “A” Forest River Georgetown 377XL motorhome is up for sale, as reported by ESPN. Read More

McLaren And Ferrari SUVs Rendered With Supercar Cues

SUV all the things.

SUVs and crossovers are all the rage. Even exotic supercar automakers are dipping a toe into the SUV pool with vehicles like the Lamborghini Urus. We know Ferrari is cooking up an SUV of its own, but we came upon a couple designs from a talented designer named Giorgi Tedoradze that are certainly worth sharing. One of them wears a Prancing Horse badge (shown above), while the other imagines an SUV from a company that has repeatedly said it would not go down that road. Of course, we’re speaking of McLaren. Read More

Toyota Supra Photos Leak, Reveal Coupe's Front And Rear

These are the first undisguised, official photos of the next-gen Toyota Supra.

A few folks who signed up for more information about the upcoming Supra on Toyota’s German website received a pleasant surprise when the company sent them undisguised, official photos of the much-anticipated sports coupe. The automaker has already changed the message to an image of the camouflaged Supra but not before several users on the Supra MKV forum registered to be on the mailing list and got these shots, too. Read More

When Nature Calls: Pilot Lands On Busy Highway To Have A Wee

The Cessna made an emergency landing after the engine died, but a safe touchdown wasn’t the only relief this pilot needed.

In all fairness, we’re pulling a bit of a fast one here. This article isn’t clickbait – the pilot of this high-wing Cessna does in fact land on a highway, opens the door, walks to the grassy right-of-way, and proceeds to relieve himself in plain sight of other motorists. A pressing bladder wasn’t the reason for this irregular landing, however. There was an actual emergency with the airplane which, if we’re honest, would have us desperately searching out a restroom for relief of a different nature. Read More

2019 Electric Cars: The New EVs Worth Waiting For

20 H BY BRADLEY BERMAN

The highlight of 2019 EVs could be a trio of affordable, long-range Korean EVs.

As 2018 wraps up, it’s clear that the Tesla Model 3 dominated the EV world this year. The Model 3 became one of the best-selling cars in the United States irrespective of powertrain. Additionally, it’s the number one most popular small to midsize luxury sedan. That’s a breakthrough for EVs. The Model 3 will likely continue to command headlines in 2019, especially as more affordable versions go on sale. Read More

Old Honda Civic Wagon Gets New 1,000-HP Heart

Bisimoto also adds an all-wheel-drive system and Quaife sequential gearbox.

Bisimoto is one of the premier names in the American tuner scene, and its latest project is one of the coolest yet. The company founder rolls into The Hoonigan garage to show off his EF-generation Honda Civic wagon that boasts a custom all-wheel-drive setup and a turbocharged four-cylinder capable of pumping out over 1,000 horsepower (746 kilowatts). Read More

McLaren Speedtail Design Concepts Show Off Breadth Of Options

These are just three ways that buyers can outfit their Speedtails. Customers have free rein to specify the hypercars.

The 106 lucky (and wealthy) folks who are getting the new McLaren Speedtail hyper GT now have the opportunity to specify the color, trim, and interior details for their new supercar. To give these customers an idea of where to start, the McLaren Colour and Material design team are showing off different themes that tailor the high-speed machine to have a more subtle look or a vibrant appearance. In the end, the buyers are free to pick from any color and trim combinations that they like, but these themes just show the breadth of options available on the Speedtail. Read More

Juke Snowmobile Heading To Tokyo Salon Because Of Course It Is

You’ll be surprised to hear this isn’t the first time Nissan has fitted the funky crossover with tracks.

From a Suzuki Jimny pickup truck to a Toyota Supra race car, it looks like the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 will have something for everyone. Nissan is attending the event not just to show the new JDM-spec GT-R developed with tennis player Naomi Osaka, but also this wild creation. It’s called the Juke Personalization Adventure Concept and takes the shape of a muscled-up crossover with tracks instead of wheels. Read More

2019 Macan S Pampered By Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

If your wallet can handle it, sky’s the limit when it comes to personalizing your Macan via Porsche’s bespoke division.

Those who are shopping in the upper end of the automotive spectrum rarely go with base models, which is why many luxury automakers are offering a ton of ways to spend more on options for the desired model. Case in point, Porsche has its own bespoke division that goes by the name of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and some will remember they’ve worked on the Macan before. Read More

Mercedes Explains How To Drive The New G-Class Through Mud

The all-conquering G is ready to tackle just about any terrain there is.

The G-Class is all-new and far more luxurious for 2019, but Mercedes hasn’t forgotten about the vehicle’s utilitarian roots dating back to the late 1970s. Aside from largely keeping the same boxy design, the company has maintained the G’s off-road chops and that means you can take it just about everywhere without worrying you’ll get stuck. Read More

2019 Ford Focus ST Puts On Production Clothes In Digital World

The ST wants its crown back.

A tasty but forbidden (or should we say Ford-bidden) fruit for the American customers is scheduled to join the hot hatch segment next year. The Blue Oval’s new Focus ST is set to arrive during the first half of 2019 but, unfortunately, is a no-go on the U.S. market.

We’ve seen a number of prototypes out testing, both on track and public roads, and we have a pretty good idea of the vehicle’s design. We tasked our talented artists to take off all the camouflage of the trial cars and productionize the Focus ST. The result is this sporty-looking hatchback. Read More

High-Tech Nissan GT-R Key Fob Concept Is All Sorts Of Awesome

The GT-R puts a priority on speed and tech, so the key should be just as smart.

Whenever Nissan gets around to replacing the GT-R, the team might want to have a discussion with Danny Burnside, Creative Director and Designer at Square Circle Media. He came up with a high-tech, smart key fob that maintains the existing shape but adds a whole lot more functions than just unlocking the doors. Read More

2019 Ford Edge Titanium Review: The Wingman

Verdict 6.8 / 10

As popular as SUVs are these days, not all are selling like crazy. There are some SUVs that sell just okay. I’m talking about mid-size SUVs, such as the Nissan Murano, GMC Acadia, and this one, the 2019 Ford Edge.

Like its mid-sized competition, the Edge slots in Ford’s SUV lineup between the smaller Escape and the larger Explorer. In terms of popularity, it’s no slouch, selling around 10,000 examples per month. But the less costly Escape and more expensive Explorer each sell around twice as much as the Edge. Why the disparity? Read More

Mazda RX-8 Dyno Run Shows Power Loss On Sick Rotary Engine

Someone get this car new apex seals, stat.

We’ll do our best to avoid potential conflicts on the rotary-versus-piston engine debate, because the Mazda RX-8 is a neat sports car with lots of potential. We suspect that’s why Car Throttle’s video man Alex Kersten picked up the red racer you see above, and let’s be honest – just about every warm-blooded car enthusiast has been tempted by an inexpensive RX-8 at some point. That’s especially true when the car is offered for just £650 (approximately $822 in U.S. dinero), but as you might expect, a cheap rotary-powered sports car usually comes with some baggage. And we’re not talking about matched luggage in the boot. Read More

Corvette ZR1 Driven So Hard On Track It Calls OnStar 3 Times

The car pulls nearly 1.5g at some spots on the track.

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is fast. For that matter, every Corvette to wear the ZR1 badge – from the early C3 model to the DOHC ZR-1 (with the hyphen) in the 1990s, to the supercharged C6 and the current 755-horsepower (563-kilowatt) monster – is a very fast machine capable of exerting some legit g-forces on its occupants. These days, Corvettes also have safety systems installed that monitor various vehicle parameters and automatically call GM’s OnStar service for help when certain parameters are met. That’s exactly what happened to Automobile Magazine three times during some recent hot laps at NCM Motorsports Park in Kentucky. There was just one problem – the ‘Vette never crashed. Read More

Jeep Trackhawk Rips RWD Burnouts By Simply Pulling A Fuse

Smoke ’em if you got ’em.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a ridiculously fast SUV. Credit for that goes to the infamous 707-horsepower (521-kilowatt) supercharged Hemi V8 under the hood, but don’t forget about the Jeep’s all-wheel-drive system that shuffles power to all four corners. Unfortunately, that setup also means the Trackhawk isn’t capable of atomizing rubber like its Hellcat-powered siblings can. That is, until now. Read More

Buy This Monster Miata With A Stroked V8, Go Hellcat Hunting

It runs low 11s in the quarter-mile, and it can be yours for $20,000

Some of you might recognize the name Monster Miata. These were actually a thing back in the day, with full-on conversion kits for Ford’s old pushrod 5.0-liter V8 readily available. GM LS-swap kits followed, but the end-result was still the same: a tiny two-seater Mazda MX-5 Miata with a big thumping V8 up front. This one – a beautiful black 1992 model – isn’t quite the same as others, however. For starters, you can buy this one ready-to-go in the vicinity of Asheville, North Carolina. If you do, be prepared to have a nest egg for tire replacement because this isn’t a typical V8-swapped Miata. Read More

Drag Race: 720S, 812 Superfast, Aventador SV, Huracán Performante

All European, all brutally quick.

It’s easy to throw around American names when discussing drag racing slayers. Demons, Corvettes, Mustangs – they’re all intimidating on a quarter-mile, no doubt. But we should never count out the expansive lineup of machines from across the pond.

Here to serve as proof of that are four of Europe’s quickest, most well-rounded supercars: the McLaren 720S, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Lamborghini Aventador SV, and Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder. The turbocharged McLaren looks to hold its own against a trio of naturally-aspirated rockets. This epic race was thrown together by the 888MF YouTube channel. Read More

Top 10 Concept We Forgot Of 2018

Numbers don’t lie – the most popular concept was a minivan while a supercar was dead last.

As the year draws to a close, we figured it’s the right time to have a look back at our most popular articles from the weekly Concept We Forgot series. Without spoiling the results, let’s just say the top 10 is dominated by Mercedes with four entries, but none of them made it into the top 3. Despite today’s SUV-obsessed world, you won’t find any high-riding models, although one of them is a pickup truck that went on to become the first-generation Touareg. Read More

Top 10 Concept We Forgot Of 2018

Numbers don’t lie – the most popular concept was a minivan while a supercar was dead last.

As the year draws to a close, we figured it’s the right time to have a look back at our most popular articles from the weekly Concept We Forgot series. Without spoiling the results, let’s just say the top 10 is dominated by Mercedes with four entries, but none of them made it into the top 3. Despite today’s SUV-obsessed world, you won’t find any high-riding models, although one of them is a pickup truck that went on to become the first-generation Touareg. Read More

Killer Post-Apocalyptic RC Car Drifts Like There’s No Tomorrow

Whatever you got for Christmas, it wasn’t nearly as cool as this.

We had some time over Christmas to peruse YouTube for some awesome radio-controlled toys, and what to our wondering eyes should appear? A miniature, um, something that has four wheels, a ginormous jaw, a bomb casing for an engine intake, and a stylized driver pulled straight from a post-apocalypse Anime saga. And it all freaking works. Can RC cars get any cooler than this? Read More

2019 Genesis G70 3.3T Design Edition Review: Land Of Hopes And Dreams

Verdict 7.0 / 10

Don’t sleep on Genesis. Like its parent brand, Hyundai, the marque is continually making strides to establish itself as a bonafide premium automotive juggernaut, and the 2019 Genesis G70 is the latest proof of this.

Offered with either a 252-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four or a 365-hp twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine (the latter tested here), the rear-drive G70 (all-wheel-drive is a $2,000 option) packs enough power to take on competitors from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Read More

Timelapse Video Of Wrecked BMW X5 Getting Fixed Is Soothing

A lot of work done in just seven days.

Just before Christmas, our favorite body mechanic, Arthur Tussik from Russia, had another challenging repair at his garage. This time, the victim was a third generation BMW X5 with a heavy frontal crash. Interestingly, the suspension of the Bavarian SUV was fixed by its owner and Tussik had to only replace the damaged body panels, fix the broken A-pillar, and align all the gaps before the car goes to the paint shop. An easy task, he says. Read More

1984 Tritan A2 Domino's Pizza Delivery Car Is Up For Sale

No, this is not Nissan’s next Delta Wing.

The future of Domino’s Pizza is autonomous. The restaurant chain is already testing self-driving delivery vehicles developed in cooperation with Ford and it’s safe to assume drivers delivering pizzas today are probably not quite happy about that. However, if you look back at the history of Domino’s Pizza’s delivery cars, there have been many cool vehicles piloted by drivers. And one such vehicle is the super rare Tritan A2 you see in the attached gallery below. It’s even up for sale, but we’ll get back to that later. Read More

Subaru Forester STI, Impreza STI Concepts Get Visual Upgrades

The two will be on display next month at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Subaru Tecnica International is cooking up what is most likely a WRX STI S209 special edition for the Detroit Auto Show in January, but they’ll also show these two amped-up cars next month at a different event some 6,400 miles away. Debuting in Japan at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the Forester STI and Impreza STI will be the highlights of Subaru’s stand at the show scheduled to take place between January 11 and 13. Read More

Subaru Forester STI, Impreza STI Concepts Get Visual Upgrades

The two will be on display next month at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Subaru Tecnica International is cooking up what is most likely a WRX STI S209 special edition for the Detroit Auto Show in January, but they’ll also show these two amped-up cars next month at a different event some 6,400 miles away. Debuting in Japan at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the Forester STI and Impreza STI will be the highlights of Subaru’s stand at the show scheduled to take place between January 11 and 13. Read More

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Looks Extra Sporty With Aero Pack

Shown here on the GT 63 S, but it’s available for all the other versions as well.

Hands down one of the most exciting sedans ever built, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is a high-performance beast ready to fight anything that has four doors and even some proper supercars. For those harder to please, there are quite a few ways to spice up AMG’s dedicated model by checking one of the many boxes on the options list. Read More

BMW Looks Back On 20 Years Of MotoGP Safety Cars

Name a more stylish safety car than the Z8. We’ll wait.

BMW through its go-faster M division has been providing MotoGP since 1999 with some of the coolest safety cars the motorsport world has ever seen. With the 20th anniversary on the horizon, the Bavarians have decided to look back in time and brush up our MotoGP Safety Car trivia by releasing a video with some of their prized possessions. Read More

BMW Looks Back On 20 Years Of MotoGP Safety Cars

Name a more stylish safety car than the Z8. We’ll wait.

BMW through its go-faster M division has been providing MotoGP since 1999 with some of the coolest safety cars the motorsport world has ever seen. With the 20th anniversary on the horizon, the Bavarians have decided to look back in time and brush up our MotoGP Safety Car trivia by releasing a video with some of their prized possessions. Read More

Everything That’s Wrong With This Tesla Model 3: Video

55 M BY ERIC LOVEDAY

No car is perfect, right?

It’s long been known that the Tesla Model 3 suffered from some occasional build quality issues. But that was in the past, right?

More Model 3 Info

Well, perhaps not.

Even though Tesla is now out of Model 3 production hell, it seems some build quality issues still plague select Model 3. The issues range from minor paint scratches on up to misaligned panel gaps. Yep, those panel gaps still seem to be a problem. Read More

Subaru-Engined VW Bus Camper Is All You Need For Your Next Trip

And could be yours for just $40,000.

The Volkswagen Bus camper you see above and in the attached gallery may not have the number of windows this awesome Samba Campervan has but is still super cool in a whole different way. It’s nothing close to an original Samba camper and instead features a completely rebuilt custom cabin.

The base is a 1969 Bus chassis which still uses its four drum brakes but the original engine is gone. It’s replaced by a 2.5-liter Subaru-sourced engine and the seller says the powertrain ensures the camper cruises fine at 70 miles per hour (113 kilometers per hour) and “takes hills easily.” The average consumption on trips you could expect is somewhere around 15 miles per gallon. Read More

Video Producer Sends Off Current Audi RS6 Avant With Epic Film

It’s the proper way to say goodbye to a living legend.

The current-gen Audi RS6 Avant has fueled the imagination of many tuners as we’ve seen some exciting products such as the 725-horsepower RS6+ Avant Performance Nogaro Edition and the bonkers 1,018-hp RS6-E hybrid. But as some believe nothing beats the original, we’re sure Audi fans will love this video of what will go down in history as the ultimate incarnation of the C7 generation. Read More

See Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Furiously Accelerate To 186 MPH

Who said all supercars have only two doors?

Aside from circuits and the glorious unrestricted sections of the German Autobahn, there aren’t a lot of places on our planet where you can fully test the capabilities of a performance car without breaking the law. That being said, it looks like an airport’s runway is also a great place to push the pedal to the metal of a high-powered machine, namely the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S. Read More

Tesla Model 3 Towed 3 Times For Same Simple Problem: Video

2 H BY STEVEN LOVEDAY

Sometimes, a simple problem is tough to find. Thankfully, this video may help current Tesla Model 3 owners.

With a brand-new car — especially one that’s in its first model year —  there may be strange problems and quirks. If the issue is something that has never been discovered before, it’s not uncommon for a service center to struggle to diagnose it. This is why some people avoid vehicles until they’ve been offered for at least a few model years. This Tesla Model 3 is a prefect example of the latter. Read More

Everyone At Mazda Is Dreaming Of A Rotary Sports Car, Says CEO

The man in charge at the Zoom-Zoom company is doing his best to pave the way for a new RX.

When Mazda officially announced the return of the much-hyped rotary engine on October 2, it was an equally happy and sad day. Happy because those rumors about the company’s engineers working on an all-new rotary engine turned out to be true, but not in the way enthusiasts had wanted. Rather than developing a rotary engine for an RX-9 or something to that effect, Mazda is bringing it back with a “high power output” to serve as a range-extender in an electrified model. Read More

Jeep Grand Commander Coming To The U.S. As A Chrysler?

The same report mentions the Dodge Charger will spawn a Chrysler-badged crossover version.

Chrysler has a grand total of two cars in its portfolio, and to make matters worse, one of them will allegedly go the way of the dodo. While the Pacifica minivan is expected to soldier on into the next decade, production of the 300 sedan is apparently slated to come to an end in 2020 without a replacement in sight. When FCA brands presented their 2018-2022 product roadmaps (see below), we got slideshows from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, Jeep, and Ram, but not from Chrysler. That’s an obvious sign the 93-year-old brand does not have a bright future up ahead. Or does it? Read More

Lada Niva 6×6 Is The Poor Man's Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6

When all-wheel drive means more than just four driving wheels.

6×6 vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in the last few years. We’ve seen everything from factory creations like the Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6, to crazy tuning projects like the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6, and smart custom builds like the Suzuki Jimny-based 6×6 mini pickup. But we haven’t seen even a single 6×6 project from Russia which is quite surprising given the number of crazy cars that come from the Russian Federation. Thankfully, the folks over from Garage 54 are finally filling this gap with a Lada Niva 6×6. Read More

Mercedes-AMG CLA 35, CLA 45 Spied Looking Ready For Production

Both prototypes appear to have all of the final body parts.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but Mercedes has a busy agenda up as it prepares for 2019 and that means there’s no time to take a break from testing prototypes. Today we’re able to bring a spy shot combo as our photographers managed to catch on camera not only the first-ever CLA 35, but also the second-generation CLA 45. Read More

209-MPH Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Project Inferno Has 806 HP

Because a coupe-SUV isn’t flashy enough, this one sits on 23-inch wheels.

It may be Christmas Eve, but the tuning scene never sleeps. Coming from Warsaw, Poland, “Project Inferno” is a Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe dialed to 11. It’s billed as being one of the fastest SUVs out there thanks to an extensively modified version of Affalterbach’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. To better reflect its newly gained power, the tuner took the time to compare the engine’s output to some other high-powered SUVs, such as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the all-conquering Lamborghini Urus. Read More

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