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 |  Apr 04 2012, 2:53 PM

The Buick Enclave is the best selling three row luxury crossover in the business, and today the updated model was fully revealed to us at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

The exterior of the vehicle gains a new slightly more sculpted design as well as LED daytime running light and LED taillights.  An all new front fascia, 19-inch or 20-inch wheels, new hood and grille and monochromatic color scheme with chrome highlights round out the new look of the vehicle.

All new ice blue LED interior cabin lighting is one of the features which adds to the Buicks premium feel. Other interior uprgades include soft touch materials with live stitching, new interior color combinations with wooden accents and and all new center stack. The stack will be include the new IntelliLink infotainment system which outfits the vehicle with the latest in technology, including Bluetooth connectivity, USB and Aux in ports, the capability to handle smart phone apps and navigation among others.

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 |  Apr 04 2012, 11:38 AM

Much the same as the smaller GLK, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, which debuted today at the New York Auto Show will come with a higher-horsepower gasoline engine or a more eco-minded diesel.

This year the 5.5-liter V8 that sat in the 2012 GL550 will be replaced by the 4.7-liter V8, but if last year’s sales are any indication, many customers will look to the more efficient GL350 BlueTEC. In 2012, 40 percent of customers opted for the less-thirsty version over both the 4.7-liter and 5.5-liter V8s.

The middle-ground GL450 shares engine displacement with it’s top-of-the-line sibling, but has 362 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque to the GL550′s 429 hp and 516 lb-ft, meaning there will still be significant performance differences between the to despite the axed 5.5-liter V8.

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 |  Apr 03 2012, 10:15 AM

The Porsche Cayenne diesel has been on its way to America for a while now, and will finally greet U.S. customers this week at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

Europeans markets have had the Cayenne diesel since 2009, so it seems sensible that Porsche will bring it to U.S. showrooms by September of this year at a base MSRP of $55,750, not including destination charges.

The Cayenne will get its power from a 3.0-liter V6, making 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, making it capable of a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds. The diesel will also be a capable tow vehicle, rated at 7,716 lbs of towing capacity. The diesel engine will help the Cayenne achieve 20 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 23 combined.

The Cayenne diesel will be the fifth model variant in the Cayenne family, truly rounding out the lineup of Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo.

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 |  Apr 02 2012, 3:01 PM

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL is awaiting its official debut later this week at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and today, photos of the German SUV have leaked onto the web – from the same source that is responsible for the rest of the leaks, autoforum.cz. 

The GL is based on the M-class platform and shares much of the same styling, although the GL has a much more angular look. New LED headlights and daytime running lights are included on the GL to keep it in line with the rest of the Mercedes product family. The rear end has grown boxier and the overall look of the vehicle is much more square and pronounced, unlike the ML which is smoother and rounder.

The engine choices will likely be a 3.0-liter turbo diesel producing 302 hp and 273 lb.-ft., or a 4.7-liter V8 gas engine that makes 402 hp. All engines will probably be mated to a seven speed transmission and offered with all wheel drive.

Watch for our live coverage of the 2012 New York Auto Show this week.

GALLERY: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL

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 |  Apr 02 2012, 12:01 PM

The RAM 1500 will be debuting this week at the New York Auto show with new engine choices, a new transmission and a new airbag suspension system. In preparation for the event, RAM is releasing five teaser shots, and today’s is the third in the series.

This newest teaser shows us what is probably a piece of the front bumper, but it is quite indistinct and could be just about anything. The RAM logo appears as a 2-D decal, unlike the 3-D RAM logo we have known from the past. Whether the logo is due for replacement on the new truck, we can’t be sure.

The biggest RAM announcements are all mechanical, as the truck will now be offered with Chrysler’s Pentastar V6, along with an eight-speed transmission. The eight-speed is initially only going to be offered with the V6, but it likely won’t be long until you can get it mated to all of RAM’s engine options. The new RAM will also be getting an air bag suspension system sourced from the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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 |  Mar 29 2012, 5:01 PM

The Ram 1500 will be getting some upgrades and a refresh which will be shown off at next week’s 2012 New York Auto Show.

The teaser is captioned reads: “a giant awaits,” and shows us a tiny bit of the grille as well as the front RAM logo.

In 2013 the RAM will be getting a new engine and transmission option, the pentastar 3.6-liter V6 and an eight-speed transmission. This is one of the biggest powertrain changes for the RAM in a long time, so hopefully the company does something equally as interesting with the exterior design of the truck.

Stay tuned for more RAM teaser images, as there will be a new teaser every day from now until the trucks debut next week at the 2012 New York Auto Show.