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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet priced between rival offerings

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet priced between rival offerings

25th Anniversary Edition E-Class Cabriolet introduced for a $13,400 premium; pricing is available for Mercedes-AMG SLC models Mercedes announced a starting price of $62,600 for the E-Class Cabriolet as well as a special 25th Anniversary Edition for about $75,000. Since Audi doesn’t offer an A6-badged convertible and BMW doesn’t strictly offer a 5-er convertible either, the E falls in line between these. Offering a bit more speed and kit, BMW’s 6er convertible starts at $86,700, and Audi leaves a ‘yuuuuuge gap between the A5 (at $49,600) and the R8 Spyder (at $175.100). Pricing for the …Read entire story

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Spied, Including Interior and Cargo Space

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Spied, Including Interior and Cargo Space

-What It Is: Jaguar nearly went 100 years without building a single SUV or crossover, but now that the gates have opened by the F-Pace, they might as well be taken off the hinges. Following the enthusiastic reception given to that SUV, Jaguar is hoping to keep up the, uh, pace by fully committing to the trend. In the near future, Jaguar will triple its utility-vehicle presence by launching the all-electric I-Pace crossover, as well as the E-Pace pictured here: essentially a baby F-Pace, much in the same way the XE sedan is a smaller sibling to the XF. READ MORE ››-Read entire story

10 Ways the New Honda Civic Type R Lives Up to the Hype

10 Ways the New Honda Civic Type R Lives Up to the Hype

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Price Tweaks for 2018 Mini Models, Including New Plug-in Countryman

Price Tweaks for 2018 Mini Models, Including New Plug-in Countryman

-Mini’s brand of German-British punk carries into 2018 with two new powertrain options for the Countryman, a few switcharoos in its funky interiors, new features added—and a few taken away.-Price increases from 2017 range from $6500 (Cooper Hardtop) to $2100 (Countryman S), although the average spike among all 19 models and trim levels is $820. The new John Cooper Works Countryman, at $38,650, is the priciest Mini; trailing it by $1000 is the first-ever Mini hybrid, the Countryman Cooper S E ALL4, a plug-in with an EPA-estimated 12 miles of electric range.-At the opposite end of the lineup, the 2018 Cooper Hardtop starts …Read entire story

AMG’s F1-based Project One rewrites the hypercar rulebook

AMG’s F1-based Project One rewrites the hypercar rulebook

Filed under: Design/Style,Green,Mercedes-Benz,Technology,Coupe,Electric,Hybrid,Specialty,Supercars “We are the first to make pure bred F1 technology roadworthy.”Continue reading AMG’s F1-based Project One rewrites the hypercar rulebook AMG’s F1-based Project One rewrites the hypercar rulebook originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 27 May 2017 13:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | CommentsRead entire story

Fording New Waters: More Leadership Changes at Ford

Fording New Waters: More Leadership Changes at Ford

Following the departure of former Ford CEO Mark Fields and the appointment of Jim Hackett to the position, Ford is continuing to revamp its leadership team. Behind the bombshell news of Fields’s ousting and Hackett’s welcoming were the appointments of Jim Farley, Joe Hinrichs, and Marcy Klevorn to the respective roles of executive vice president and president for global markets, executive vice president and president for global operations, and executive vice president and president for the Ford Smart Mobility subsidiary.-Now Ford is revealing more about the individuals who will report to this quartet of executives. Notably, Raj Nair (photo above) now holds the position of executive vice president and president of Ford North America, a good sign if…Read entire story

2017 Honda Civic Si Priced: Starts at Less Than $25,000

2017 Honda Civic Si Priced: Starts at Less Than $25,000

-The Honda Civic Si returns for 2017, and trades its sky-high redline for low-end torque, as the model welcomes Honda’s 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine under its hood. Although the 2017 Si’s forced-induction powertrain may mark a new era in Civic Si history, the model’s reasonable $24,775 starting price follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by offering relatively big performance (205 hp, 192 lb-ft) at a comparatively small price point.That starting price applies to both the coupe and sedan. Both body styles come with a long list of standard features, including a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a …Read entire story

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Priced: Italian Crossover Starts at $42,990

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Priced: Italian Crossover Starts at $42,990

-The all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has luxury compact crossover SUVs such as the Audi Q5 and the Porsche Macan in its sights. Thanks to a starting price of $42,990, the Stelvio is set for a clean shot, too, as the Italian stallion costs just $1140 more than the least expensive Q5 and a whopping $5560 less than the bottom-of-the-barrel Macan.-In its least expensive form, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes standard with 18-inch wheels, leather seating surfaces, a proximity key with remote start, a power-opening rear liftgate, and a 7.0-inch infotainment screen. An available $1800 Sport…Read entire story

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Is a 650-HP, Aero-Crazy, Track-Shredding Cocktail

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Is a 650-HP, Aero-Crazy, Track-Shredding Cocktail

-To create the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, Chevy took one part Camaro ZL1, another part Camaro 1LE, and stirred. The resulting supercoupe is a delicious combination of high horsepower and raw performance.-The ZL1 1LE plays at the opposite end of the muscle-car spectrum from the forthcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, opting to clip apexes as opposed to ripping off epic quarter-mile runs. Still, the ZL1 1LE won’t be a one-trick pony car. Thanks to the rip-snorting 650-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine it shares with the standard ZL1, we expect the hard-core Camaro to hold its own at the drag strip—although the fact that Chevy plans to offer the model exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission may…Read entire story

Slinging Mud with Rockproof, Nokian’s New Extreme Off-Road Tire

Slinging Mud with Rockproof, Nokian’s New Extreme Off-Road Tire

-Given the terrain-conquering mission of mud-terrain (MT) tires, it’s no surprise that the category is populated with some chest-thumpingly bold names. The Dick Cepek Crusher, for example, has a repeating skull-and-crossbones pattern molded into its sidewalls along with bone-shaped tread blocks. Nokian, of course no stranger to spirited names such as the one it’s best known for—its world-beating winter tire, the Hakkapeliitta, named after a Finnish battle cry—is entering the mud-terrain business with a new entry, called Rockproof.-That tough label also explains its reason for being, as Nokian says the expansion into the extreme off-road category came about in response to feedback from commercial users of the company’s mining tires…Read entire story

Honda confirms production Civic Type-R at Geneva

Honda confirms production Civic Type-R at Geneva

Honda’s hotly-anticipated production Civic Type-R heads to Geneva before it arrives on US shores. What’s going on? We’re nearing the world-renowned Geneva Auto Show. Taking advantage of the spotlight, Honda officially confirmed the launch of the first production Civic Type R at this year’s exhibition. Honda fans and hot hatch lovers rejoiced over the return of the fastest production Civic to come from the company. The near-production concept first arrived in Paris with Honda promising that changes to the full production model were minimal. Excited? We are too, and here’s what we’re expecting. The …Read entire story

Deuces Wild: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Off-Roader Priced from $40,995

Deuces Wild: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Off-Roader Priced from $40,995

-The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 may be smaller and less powerful than the half-ton Ford F-150 Raptor, but these facts are unlikely to deter consumers (and automotive publications) from thinking together about the two off-road-oriented pickups. Priced at $40,995, the Colorado ZR2 undercuts the hulking Raptor’s base price by $9160. Those more interested in an apples-to-apples comparison can pit the ZR2 against the $41,930 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro instead.-Like the Tacoma TRD Pro, the ZR2 relies on underhood hardware from lesser lineup mates. A 308-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard fare, while a 186-hp…Read entire story

Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror | 2017 Autoblog Technology of the Year Finalist

Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror | 2017 Autoblog Technology of the Year Finalist

Filed under: Videos,Cadillac,Crossover,Sedan,Luxury,Technology of the Year We were promised cameras in place of mirrors. Cadillac delivered.Continue reading Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror | 2017 Autoblog Technology of the Year Finalist Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror | 2017 Autoblog Technology of the Year Finalist originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | CommentsRead entire story