Mercedes has officially revealed the new SLS AMG GT3 race car, powered by the street car’s 6.2-liter AMG V8 engine. Thanks to a special six-speed sequential racing transmission and ultra-low curb weight, the GT3 can rocket to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Mercedes says 3.7 seconds in its press release, but announced the two… Continue Reading...
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Mercedes has officially revealed the new SLS AMG GT3 race car, powered by the street car’s 6.2-liter AMG V8 engine. No official power numbers are available but Mercedes says the engine is almost identical to the 563-hp unit in the street car. Thanks to a special six-speed sequential racing transmission and ultra-low curb weight, the… Continue Reading...
When Hyundai debuted the new 2011 Sonata in 4-cylinder trim, the company announced that it would not introduce a V6 model. The Korean automaker was still planning to go head-to-head with its V6-powered competitors, however, and today we found out exactly what with. Just unveiled at the New York Auto Show, the new 2011 Sonata… Continue Reading...
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Debuting alongside the new performance-oriented 2.0T model, Hyundai has just unveiled the Sonata Hybrid at the New York Auto Show with an impressive 37-mpg city and 39-mpg highway. To put those numbers in perspective, the current class leader (if you don’t count the Prius) is the Ford Fusion Hybrid with 41/36 mpg (city/highway). And thanks… Continue Reading...
While Ford has poured a lot of money into the Lincoln brand over the past few years, with new products and designs, the Blue Oval hasn’t seen much return on its investment. Now, however, it may just have a plan that could work: It’s called the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and it just so happens to… Continue Reading...
Last week we brought you several leaked photos of the new 2011 Scion tC and now we have a first full image of the car taken by a spy photographer working inside the New York Auto Show. The photo, sent to Autoblog by an anonymous shooter, shows a terribly grainy image of the new tC… Continue Reading...
Suzuki has released full details and images of its new Kizashi Sport model ahead of the car’s debut at the New York Auto Show. The new mid-size sedan from the Japanese automaker is already quite handsome, but in Sport trim it’s a real looker. Sport models get a new front fascia with chrome accents and… Continue Reading...
At a private event held on the eve of the New York Auto Show we just got our first close up look of the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon concept car. When it does go on sale later this year the production model won’t be quite as lavish inside. After all, the rear seats of the… Continue Reading...
New York 2010: U.S.-Spec Nissan Juke Debuts in New York With High-Tech Turbo Engine, Sophisticated AWD
Nissan has officially debuted the new Juke “Sport Cross” compact crossover at a private event on the eve of the New York Auto Show. The new Juke model has bizarre and controversial styling that doesn’t need to be explained, but several other features of the vehicle are worth a mention. For starters, the car is… Continue Reading...
After announcing the debut of the 2011 Impreza WRX models at the New York Auto Show later this week, Subaru has now teased the the updated STI model. To be more precise, Subaru hasn’t actually said anything about an STI, but it has released the above photo and a simple phrase: “The wing is back!”… Continue Reading...
Lincoln will debut a hybrid version of its MKZ luxury sedan at the New York Auto Show later this week, according to a report by The Detroit News. No details on the hybrid Lincoln are available, but it’s expected to share the same hybrid format used in the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid,… Continue Reading...
Along with a new 40-mpg highway Cruze Eco model, Chevrolet will debut an RS sport appearance package for the 2011 Cruze at the New York Auto Show. The package consists of a new front fascia, fog lights, side skits and a rear spoiler. Inside, additions include chrome accent rings instead of the standard silver ones,… Continue Reading...
It’s been a terrible sales flop and even senior staff will tell you what a failure its been, but that isn’t going to stop Mercedes from rolling out a face-lifted version of the R-Class at the New York Auto Show later this week. Debuting as a 2011 model, the overall shape is still very much… Continue Reading...
Several photos of the new Infiniti QX56 have leaked online, looking expectantly similar to its recently unveiled Middle East cousin, the Nissan Patrol. The makeover does big things for the big luxury SUV, which always had awkward proportions. The overall look of the massive truck is now more swoopy and in line with the rest… Continue Reading...
Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Confirmed for Production As Caddy Shows Concept Ahead of NY Auto Show Debut
It’s finally here! Almost. Cadillac has just released full details and several enticing photos of a CTS-V Sport Wagon concept that will debut at the New York Auto Show later this week. The production version has also been confirmed with sales beginning later this year in North America. Cadillac will then offer the car in… Continue Reading...
After first showing its new Cruze compact sedan at the LA Auto Show last year, Chevy has now announced a new Cruze Eco model will be offered with a best-in-class 40-mpg highway rating. The car is set to make its world premiere at the New York Auto Show later this week. To achieve this amazing… Continue Reading...
Hyundai has just released the above teaser image of the Sonata Hybrid, which will get its world premiere at the New York Auto Show next week. The new 2011 Sonata (reviewed here) already has quite the sleek profile, but this hybrid version aims to give an aggressive and sporty appeal to cars in the hybrid… Continue Reading...
Earlier today we reported on a story that Scion would unveil a new Toyota-based iQ model at the New York Auto Show. Now TheCollegeDriver.com is claiming to have several sneak peek images of the 2011 Scion tC – the second-generation version of the flagship car in the Scion brand. The site also says this new… Continue Reading...
The last of the major auto shows for this season, the New York Auto Show marks the return of Spring, when those who don’t live in warmer climates can stop looking at cars and start driving them again. Last but certainly not least, the NY show is an important venue for luxury brands to debut… Continue Reading...
The production version of the Scion iQ will make its debut at the New York Auto Show next week reports Bnet. Shown at the same show last year, but in concept form (above) we don’t expect the road-ready car to be nearly so wild. Instead, the iQ is likely to look similar to the Toyota… Continue Reading...
With the New York Auto Show kicking off next week, we’ve received info from pretty much every automaker about what vehicle or vehicles they intend to display – except Mercedes. Thanks to German auto rag Bild, however, we now know that the star attraction for the tri-star brand will be SLS AMG GT3 race car…. Continue Reading...
Porsche has just announced that it will debut, for the first time on American soil, the all-new 2011 Cayenne SUV at the New York Auto Show. Several new Cayenne models will be unveiled including the Cayenne S Hybrid, the first hybrid from the legendary sports car maker. The Cayenne S Hybrid gets a 3.o-liter V6… Continue Reading...
BMW‘s all-new 2011 5 Series will be the main attraction at the German automaker’s display at the 2010 New York Auto Show, joined by four other models, all of which are world premieres. The new 5 Series is a North American premiere after it was first shown at the Geneva Auto Show just a few… Continue Reading...
Kia has just released a sketch showing the interior of the upcoming 2011 Optima [Magentis] mid-size sedan, ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show next week. The sketch shows an overall sporty design with well-bolstered seats and a driver-oriented cockpit. Highlights include a three-spoke steering wheel, stitched leather seats and navigation system… Continue Reading...