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2018 Acura RLX has been given a facelift

The 2018 Acura RLX will be unveiled in Monterey next week, but the company has already shared more photos and details of the new sedan. With its new look, the company hopes that sales of the full-size four-door will speed up.

At first glance, the lines will remind you of the Precision Concept combined with the refreshed TLX. As I have mentioned earlier, most upgrades on the 2018 model year would be based on the sedan’s look, as it has been made more aggressive compared to its predecessor. It has a completely new front fascia, with the brand’s diamond pentagon grille up on the center, with a sculpted hood. Moving on to the rear of the RLX, there are now a pair of LED tail lights with dual exhaust tips that have been positioned lower, paired with a shiny black rear diffuser. The new upgrades indicate that the Acura is serious about giving the car more attitude.

By looking at the exterior changes, you would think that Acura has given the RLX a performance upgrade under its hood, but you are wrong. The 2018 model still has the same 3.5 liter V6 that can produce 310 horsepower, giving power to the front wheels through the 10-speed automatic gearbox. Though there isn’t an engine upgrade, the RLX now features all-wheel steering with the extra cogs. This means that there still is some improvement when it comes to acceleration and passing times.

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2018 BMW M5 (F90) will be revealed before its supposed Frankfurt debut

Anonymous sources have recently spoken to BMW Blog and revealed that the 2018 BMW M5 (F90) will make its debut later this month, just before the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, specifically on the week on August 21.

If the rumours are accurate, the public will know what to expect before the car travels to Frankfurt. The Bavarian company has already shared a couple of teasers of the fifth generation M5. What we currently know is that it will be equipped with a 4.4 liter biturbo V8 under its hood, and according to the same sources, it will be giving out an impressive number of 600 horsepower (or 441 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. This lets the four-door super sedan sprint from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.5 seconds. The M5 will be riding on an xDrive all-wheel-drive system, but can be operated in a rear-drive mode if that is what the driver prefers.

We have seen a number of the M5’s spy shots. And the photos of the camouflaged sedan tell us that it will have bulkier fenders, and a much broader lower fascia. The new carbon fiber roof has a double bubble style, which will help cut down some of its overall weight, while carbon-ceramic brakes haul down the sedan. Looking at the rear end of the car, you’ll notice a pair of circular exhaust tips that come out on both ends.

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Rolls-Royce lets you customize your uber-luxurious 2018 Phantom with an online configurator

The 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom was developed by the company for customers who want to have an ultra-luxurious, and ultra-unique car that perfectly matches their personality. With that being said, they have just launched an online configuration especially made for the Phantom.

This site lets customers design their Rolls-Royce exactly how they want it, making it truly their own personal 2018 Phantom. The company always says that you don’t purchase a Rolls Royce, but you commission one instead. Just like a tailor-made suit with your specific measurements, you can now get a car that suits your taste. That way, there won’t be any detail about the car that you won’t like.

The eight-generation Phantom will be riding on an all-aluminum platform, the same as the Cullinan SUV. It will be equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission that is paired with the all-new twin-turbo 6.75 liter V12 with 563 horsepower and 663 pound-feet (900 Nm) of torque. This Phantom is actually ten percent quieter than the previous model when it starts to accelerate.

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This Estoril Blue M760Li xDrive is probably the most expensive BMW out there

Would you get a brand new BMM760i / M760Li xDrive for $156,700 in the US or €171,800 in Germany? You are probably wondering why it costs so much. This is because it is far from the ordinary model. This $156,700 M760iLi xDrive is currently located on the other side of the world in Abu Dhabi, and is also probably the most expensive BMW one could get as well.

Let us get to the details one by one. From the outside, it has a distinct Estoril Blue shade from the company’s individual catalog, riding on a set of huge two-tone 21-inch M Performance lightweight alloy wheels. The side profile features a silver bar that runs from one end to another, contrasting the blue paint. It features a new trunk lid spoiler that was especially made by Alpina.

To contrast the outside livery, the M760Li comes with a bold red leather interior that stretches from the center console to the front and rear seats. Of course, it is complemented with a high-tech entertainment system too. Overall, it has been given a longer wheelbase that gives the rear passengers extra legroom - space is indeed necessary in any luxurious car, especially if you are going to shell out some extra cash.

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Maybe you are wondering whether a sedan could be as fast as coupe. Yes, it could be. A driver may not need to pilot a coupe or a sports car just to experience the thrill of speed. In fact, some four-door sedans do achieve top speeds that go beyond a driver’s imagination.

Alpina is getting ready to introduce its new Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo four-door production sedan in the United Kingdom. Derived from the BMW 7 Series, the Alpina B7 is powered by a huge twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine with twin-turbo charging, gasoline direct injection and Valvetronic technologies. Its specially developed twin-scroll turbochargers are able to provide up to 1.2 bar of boost pressure with minimal inertia.

When it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Alpina announced that the B7 could deliver 600 hp (608 PS) of max output between 5,750 rpm and 6,250 rpm, as well as 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm) of peak torque available from 3,000 rpm. Even at just 2,000 rpm, this V8 twin-turbo engine already delivers 494 lb.-ft. of torque. As a result, the Alpina B7 could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h).

Read the entire article 2017 Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo claims to be the fastest four-door in the world

Infiniti has just given the 2018 Q50 an upgrade - making it look fresher with a modern twist inside and out. The company had also given the sedan their ProPilot autonomous driving technology. With all the upgrades, we should not be surprised that the 2018 Infiniti Q50 gets a price hike too - now starting at $34,200 excluding the $905 destination and handling fee.

Under the hood of the updated model is the same engine you will find from the 2017 model. The entry level 2.0t Pure still gets a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that generates 208 horsepower (155 kilowatts). The 2018 model costs $250 higher than the previous generation. Customers can go for an all-wheel drive option for an additional $2,000.

What comes after the base model would be the Q50 2.0t Luxe, previously known as the Premium trim. It still gets the same 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, but is pricier at $36,550, or $38,550 for the all-wheel drive option. The AWD Luxe is the most expensive 2.0 liter variant that one could get. Next in line is the beefier Q50 3.0t Luxe, with a 3.0 liter turbocharged engine generating 300 horsepower (223 kilowatts). The most affordable variant with this engine starts at $38,950, and you can get it in all-wheel-drive for $40,950.

Read the entire article Facelifted 2018 Infiniti Q50 costs slightly higher, with base price of $34,200

Would you believe that this BMW M3 (F80) is one of the most expensive BMW models you can get? This is because it comes with a lot of new features and is quite far from being standard. To be more specific, this Speed Yellow M3 is the closest you could get to a M3 GTS. It has carbon fiber details from the hood and the prominent front spoiler that the M4 GTS has.

This BMW M3 gets a Speed Yellow paint job, with a black roof to give it some contrast. This particular model also gets an upgraded exhaust system and titanium tips in the beefy carbon fiber diffuser, that has been acquired from the M Performance. It has been given enhanced aerodynamics like the optional carbon fiber fixed wing to add some downforce at the rear axle, keeping the car low. To finish off the extra bits are the M4 GTS wheels, Carbon Ceramic brakes, carbon fiber side mirror caps, and of course, the “M Performance” badge on the side sills.

Moving into the cabin, the interior complements the exterior with the black leather seats accented with yellow stitching and yellow trim for a sportier look all over. There are also a lot of glossy carbon fiber parts like the dashboard and the center console. Before I forget to mention, it also gets a sports steering wheel and sports seats.

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The company has named this software AutoPark, which basically works the way it sounds. This system automatically gets activated when the driver leaves the car and is left in gear. What happens is AutoPark will stop the car while leaving it on accessory mode - this will keep the radio and other feature stay active for 30 minutes before it shuts off. This feature will also be activated when the driver opens his door with the seat belts unbuckled. This software update was introduced back in April. However, cars that have this software were only released in the summer.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was not only put on the spot over the new shifter designs. They were in hot water last year when actor Anton Yelchin met a tragic accident. The problem with the new shifter is not because it is complicated to use, but because it does not tell the driver whether the car is already parked. This is a problem because drivers have gotten used to this for decades now, as it is a standard in all vehicles.

The reason for the outrage was because the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that 266 crashed, 68 injuries, and 686 complaints were related to the electronic shifters that were the same as that on Anton Yelchin’s Jeep Grand Cherokee. After the incident, the company had to recall a total of 1.1 million vehicles in April 2016, so that they could upgrade the software on the shifter designs.

Read the entire article 2017 Chrysler 300 gets software updates, now recommended again by Consumer Reports

Rolls-Royce has been around for decades now, and we have seen the Rolls-Royce Phantom for eight generations in the span of around 100 years. Of all models, this is probably the most luxurious model, beating all other luxury cars in the market. And that’s saying a lot.

The 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom can be customized to boast the utmost luxury ranging from veneers and leathers of the richest shades, to porcelain and gold-plated elements that you can put in your Phantom - basically the best of the best.

But before all that, it has to be equally presentable on the outside. The 2018 Phantom is looking very elegant and superior in its metal exterior, which can be had in a solid or a two-tone design. It has got flowing lines, a nice rear, and it sits on massive wheels.

Read the entire article 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom has an all-aluminium chassis, sound insulation, self-closing rear doors

This Mercedes-AMG E63 S may look like the previous generation model in the range topping S-trim, but when you drive it, you’ll know that it is far more superior. This is because the difference comes mainly from under the hood. This originally came with a biturbo 5.5-liter V8 engine that generates 585 horsepower, which is already quite powerful.

However, German aftermarket specialists Posaidon even got to push the already powerful car, to its maximum. It is now equipped with a 6.5-liter V8 engine that carries out 1,090 horsepower and 550 Newton-metres (406 pound-feet) more torque than the original engine, paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. In fact, the tuners had to tweak the transmission and electronically limit the engine torque to ensure reliability. Initially, the untouched Mercedes-AMG E63 S with the V8 engine generated 1,350 Newton-metres (996 pound-feet) of torque. In this case, the speed restriction has become quite essential.

Naturally, hardware changes like upgrading the engine to 6.5 liters and boosting the turbochargers by increasing the boost pressure, with a new higher-capacity intercooler will make a car perform better. The new V8 also gets a stainless steel sports exhaust system, giving it a better soundtrack. An ECU remap was also required for the upgraded internals.

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BMW will be releasing a limited edition 7 Series in the same way that the 3 Series and 5 Series models got their own anniversary editions from the previous years. The BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre, which is limited to only 200 examples, will be manufactured at BMW’s Dingolfing plant in Germany. Interestingly, this is also where the 7 Series was born and has been produced since 1977.

In line with the celebration of its 40th year, BMW is offering two special paint variants exclusively available from its very own Individual catalogue. Customers can choose between the Petrol Mica metallic (7 Series’ original body color) and the Frozen Silver metallic body paint. Its array of enhancements will include the brand’s high gloss Shadow Line trim, a new set of BMW Individual light V-spoke alloy wheels, as well as BMW’s M Aerodynamics Package. All limited-run 7 Series 40 Jahre also come with specially marked B-pillar coverings and door pillars to underline the segment’s 40 years of existence.

BMW’s Individual package is prominent as well inside the cabin such as the brand’s soft premium leather upholstery. The choices available are either in Smoke White/Black or Smoke White/Cohiba two color combinations. Any color scheme selected comes with a pair of limited edition comfort cushions in Smoke White which includes floor mats and Alcantara headliner of the same color. Depending on the choice of upholstery combination, the floor mat’s edging can be had either in brown or black while the accents can be availed either in Piano black lacquer or Smoke brown woodgrain.

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If you are a huge fan of the hardcore GTS version, you probably know that the closest you could get to that model is the upgraded model of the M4 -- the BMW M4 CS that has a 460 horsepower (343-kilowatt) engine capable of going from 0-62 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds. But guess what? It seems like the four-door M3 will be getting the same treatment sometime soon.

Well, the German company has been making use of their “CS” trademark filings. BMW has filed “CS” names with trademarks that range from “M1 CS” to “M8 CS” - that is a lot if you think about it. This is probably their strategy to keep up with the growing lineup of Mercedes-AMG vehicles.

In fact, it was stated by Bimmer Today, a German publication, that the new M3 (F80) CS will be the most powerful M3 of all time, and it is scheduled to come out next year. It will be getting 460 horsepower (343 kilowatts) from the same 3.0-liter biturbo six-cylinder engine, as that of the M4 CS. According to some rumours, the engine will be paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Read the entire article BMW M3 (F80) CS with 460 hp will arrive in 2018

What would you do if the car you had just purchased from the dealership came with a huge package of marijuana? Well, if you recently got yourself a Ford Fusion, you might want to check out the truck before you get yourself in trouble. This is because several Fusions have been filled with packages of marijuana. Is this the new definition of a “green” car?

According to CNN, all fifteen cars that were found with packages of weed came from the Ohio dealership, and these cars came from one location - Ford’s manufacturing plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The plant is about three hours away from Ohio and the cars have all been shipped out to the United States via train to a CSX rail yard in Ohio. These cars were then put into trucks before heading to dealerships.

The most unusual thing here is that the marijuana was not found loosely lying on the car’s trunk. Instead, they were neatly packed in half-moon shaped packages, which had been perfectly fitted in the Fusion’s spare tire wells. Now, if you are familiar with this car’s spare tire well, you would know that it contains a lot of space. Believe it or not, each marijuana package weighed 32 pounds. As there were fifteen cars found with the package, that is a lot of weed. In fact, all of it has an estimate price of about a million dollars. So whoever missed the pickup is not only in big trouble, he also owes the unknown recipient a lot of money.

Read the entire article Probe begins over $1 million worth of marijuana found in 15 new Ford Fusions

Honda had just shared detailed specs of the tenth generation Accord. The updated version not only looks better physically - it has been made larger, but lighter. The 2018 model year also comes with new engine options and additional standard safety features. Honda also confirmed that there will no longer be a coupe variant of it.

The new 2018 Honda Accord can actually fit in the Acura’s lineup, especially the range-topping Touring model that comes with LED headlights. As mentioned earlier, the 2018 model is bigger thanks to its longer wheelbase of 2.16 inch (55 millimeters). The sedan also has a sportier look because it is 0.39 inch (10 mm) wider, and 0.59 inch (15 mm) lower. To keep its weight down despite the increase in size, Honda made use of aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel in the chassis, losing a total of 50 to 80 kilos (110 pounds to 176 pounds), depending on the trim.

Having a longer wheelbase always means more space - either for the interior, the trunk, or both. In the case of the 2018 Accord, rear passengers get 2 inches (51 mm) of more legroom for a more comfortable ride, while the driver and front passenger seats have been pushed inward, giving them more hip and shoulder space. Visibility is also improved thanks to the thinner A-pillars. The new Accord also gets a larger trunk capacity, with more than one cubic foot for the combustion models, and up to 3.2 cubic feet for the Hybrid - as the battery pack can’t be found under the hood anymore.

Read the entire article 2018 Honda Accord has new engine options and driver assistance tech but no coupe model

Audi A8 (D5) is the talk of the town now - from its Spiderman: Homecoming cameo, its official debut from a couple of days ago, to all the sick features it has got including the new relaxation seats and the laser lights. Now people are wondering whether the A8 will get an RS8 version. For now, we don’t think it will, but it won’t hurt to imagine one.

The first thing PeisertDesign did was to give the A8 a huge black single frame grille with honeycomb pattern on the front fascia. The bumpers on both ends were given a more aggressive style element. On the rear end is a new diffuser that gets the oval RS tailpipes. Larger, blacked out wheels replace the standard set. What completes the overall exterior are the carbon fiber roof that contrasts the green body paint, not to mention the badges on the front and the rear.

As usual, we won’t know what will be on the inside of the Audi RS8, because PeisertDesign has only rendered the exterior. And for the engine, it will probably be equipped with the a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 developed by Porsche, or it could be a 6.0 liter that can generate 700 bhp.

Read the entire article Rendering of Audi RS8 (D5) explores how it could rival Mercedes-AMG S65

You might recognize the car in this photo as a Camry but you’ll be wrong in a way. Let us clarify this. The plate does say “Altis” but the badge isn’t one of Toyota’s. Well, it’s basically the 2018 Toyota Camry that has been rebadged as the new Daihatsu Altis.

Daihatsu has been selling Camrys with the brand’s badge on it in Japan since the early 2000s. Today, the company is wholly owned by Toyota. Currently, only one model is carried in the lineup. And that’s the 2.5-liter hybrid with two-wheel drive in G spec, as seen in the photo.

In January 2016, it was confirmed that Daihatsu has become a fully-owned subsidiary of Toyota. Both parties have a share exchange that was completed in August 2016, and this is meant to add more value to both brands. The two companies have an agreement to develop better cars for the small car segment with next-generation technologies. Sounds like a win-win situation for all parties, including the Japanese customers.

Read the entire article Toyota Camry, rebadged as the new Daihatsu Altis, is available in Japan for 3,499,200 yen

For motorists in the United States who think that driving a new Alfa Romeo is worth it, here comes some very good news. Alfa Romeo is slashing $100 off the usual monthly lease for the new Giulia. More specifically, Alfa Romeo is offering US drivers a 24-month lease deal that entails a down payment of just $3,299 and a monthly payment of $299.

This seemingly sweet lease offer comes as the Italian premium carmaker seems to be having some trouble to meet its expectations for the Alfa Romeo Giulia premium mid-size sedan in the US. Although the Italian carmaker has seen sales of the Giulia increase month by month since January 2017, it has yet to breach the 1,000 monthly sales barrier. From a measly sales number of 70 units in January 2017, the Alfa Romeo Giulia crawled its way up to 992 examples in June 2017, for a total of 3,475 units in the first six months of 2017. The increase seems encouraging, but it falls short of the expectations that the Giulia would be a big seller.

For $299 a month, this lease deal is enticing for customers looking for a gorgeous car with Italian design and heritage, state of the art technologies as well as great handling and sprinting capability. This offer refers to a base, rear-wheel drive version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia (with 22L package), with the pricing based on an MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) example of $38,990.

Read the entire article Alfa Romeo dangles $299 a month lease deal for Giulia sedan in the US

Bentley Mulsanne is Mansory's latest project to date, and it looks much more stylish compared to some of the last ones they have tuned.

The ultra luxurious Mulsanne has been given just the right amount of facelift with additional carbon fiber details from the front bumper lip spoiler, and fog lamps surround. More carbon has been added in the form of side skirts, boot lid spoiler, and rear bumper diffuser.

What completes the new look of the limo would be the huge set of 22-inch forged wheels hugged by 285/35Z ultra-high performance tires on the front and rear axles. The hot wheels were of course, recommended by Mansory.

Read the entire article Mansory gives the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne an array of impressive power and style upgrades

Audi's new flagship model is finally here: the 2018 Audi A8 (D5). In the past couple of months, the company has continuously teased us with photos and short videos of the A8 and what features it will be offering. Other than the teasers, it even made an appearance in the latest Spiderman: Homecoming movie.

Well, today is the day, and we have got all the specs from Audi. At first glance, it doesn't look very different from its predecessor. But don’t fret as its new features inside are certain to blow you away. Overall, the 2018 model year is larger than it was before, and it comes in 12 new colours - and 3 of those are new.

On the exterior, the first thing that one will notice is the single frame grille, and the new lasers within the HD Matrix LED high-beam headlamps. This new system doubles the range of the lights at speeds of over 43 mph.

Read the entire article 2018 Audi A8 (D5) gets official

Cadillac again makes an effort to revive one of its oldest models, the XTS, for the 2018 model year. Last month, a couple of photos have been leaked which suggested that the large luxury sedan is leaning towards a more family friendly car with new design elements. But there is no need to speculate as we now have full details from the company.

The new photos that were released show that most of the noticeable upgrades are seen in the car’s front and rear fascia. In fact, a lot of people say that the XTS’ new look makes it look more like a CT6. The full-sized sedan now comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, with the headlights looking more angular. A new grille is now the focal point of the face. The company completes the exterior of the XTS with a new set of 19- and 20-inch wheels, and Brembo front brakes that come standard. What’s new for the car would be the optional Magnetic Ride Control as well as the Rear Air Leveling - both are firsts for the XTS. These features are meant to improve chassis dynamics and comfort, and also reduce noise.

Inside the cabin, customers have options such as the new Platinum-exclusive Maple Sugar and Jett Black trim to cover the interior with. And another upgrade the Cadillac XTS has been given is the next-generation infotainment system that none of the previous models have got. Every bit of the interior is wrapped in leather, complemented by a microfiber suede headliner, and premium wood trim. Overall, creating a luxurious and upscale atmosphere. That’s not all, the sound system has been upgraded to a new eight-speaker Bose audio system, and there are four USB ports where customers can charge their devices.

Read the entire article 2018 Cadillac XTS gets new upgrades and now looks closer to a CT6
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