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PostHeaderIcon Jaguar is Mulling a Large, Premium SUV; It Just Shouldn’t Compete Against the Range Rover

Add Jaguar to the growing list of automakers that have become open to the idea of a full-sized SUV joining its lineup. The British automaker didn’t confirm any specific plans, but it did say that the option is on the table, as long as it doesn’t impede on the territory currently occupied by any of Land Rover’s models. If a full-sized Jaguar SUV does come to fruition, it would be the fourth high-riding vehicle with a Big Cat badge, joining the F-Pace, E-Pace, and the upcoming all-electric I-Pace.

PostHeaderIcon The C-Class Won’t Get Mercedes’ New MBUX Infotainment System from the A-Class Until the Next-Gen Model is Born

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is classified as a facelifted model, but it might as well be an all-new one. It has a new front grille, updated powertrains, and a new electrical architecture. It even has 25,000 new components, which is a lot for an all-new model, let alone one that’s in the middle of its life cycle. What it doesn’t have, though, is the automaker’s new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system.

PostHeaderIcon BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz Get a Stay of Execution as Cadillac Announces No Halo Vehicle Until at Least 2022

Cadillac is not in any rush to launch a halo model. The automaker still has plans to do so, but it’s prioritizing the realigning of its product portfolio before a flagship Cadillac takes the scene. For now, Cadillac will put its focus on building its lineup of models, which will include three cars, three crossovers, and the next-generation Escalade. Eventually, the halo model will crown the entire lineup, but that model isn’t expected to arrive until after 2022.

PostHeaderIcon Brabus E700

In the event that you’re unhinged enough to think that the Mercedes-AMG E 63 is still in need of more power, there’s a certain German tuner that knows a thing or two about giving you what you want. We all know what Brabus is capable of. The company has established itself as one of the pre-eminent Mercedes tuners of the world. It has a long list of Mercedes and AMG models that have been worked on and turned into machines of fortune. The 2018 Mercedes E-Class is one of the latest models to get included in that list, and it’s packing a wallop with 700 horsepower at its disposal.

PostHeaderIcon Reminder: Acura is Working on a Turbo V-6 Engine and Type S Models are Coming to Offer the Performance A-Spec Models Won’t

We were shocked at first sight of the MDX A-Spec. It had all of the looks that scream killer performance, yet we were left wondering just where the extra performance was at. As it turns out, there was a reason for the lack of extra performance, and it will always be this way for Acuras that wear the A-Spec badge. That may seem like a letdown but don’t go switching brands just yet. In case you forgot, Acura has big plans, most of which revolve around the long-lost Type S moniker that is set to make its return sometime in the fairly near future. Arguably more important is the fact that Acura is working on a turbocharged V-6 engine that could be associated with future Type S models. It’s not fresh news, but it serves as an explanation to why the A-Spec trim is what it is.

PostHeaderIcon Cadillac CT6 V-Sport

Introduced in 2015 as a spiritual successor to the Cadillac Fleetwood, the CT6 slots above the XTS and is the company’s largest sedan on offer. Designed to go against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8, the CT6 is available with four different drivetrains, including a plug-in hybrid model. Come 2018 and Cadillac finally decided it’s time to offer a high-performance version of the sedan under the V-Sport badge. The new trim joins similar versions of the CTS and XTS in the brand’s V-Sport lineup, but benefits from a more powerful, brand-new V-8 engine.

Revealed alongside the facelifted version of the standard CT6, the V-Sport gets all the new design features, some of which are borrowed from the Escala concept, plus a few extras for added sportiness on top. The new V-8 engine is arguably the main highlight of the CT6 V-Sport, as it produces more output than any other Cadillac engine to date, except for the supercharged V-8 in the CTS-V, and enables the sedan to compete against the Mercedes-AMG S63 and the BMW M760Li xDrive. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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PostHeaderIcon Cadillac CT6 V-Sport

Introduced in 2015 as a spiritual successor to the Cadillac Fleetwood, the CT6 slots above the XTS and is the company’s largest sedan on offer. Designed to go against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8, the CT6 is available with four different drivetrains, including a plug-in hybrid model. Come 2018 and Cadillac finally decided it’s time to offer a high-performance version of the sedan under the V-Sport badge. The new trim joins similar versions of the CTS and XTS in the brand’s V-Sport lineup, but benefits from a more powerful, brand-new V-8 engine.

Revealed alongside the facelifted version of the standard CT6, the V-Sport gets all the new design features, some of which are borrowed from the Escala concept, plus a few extras for added sportiness on top. The new V-8 engine is arguably the main highlight of the CT6 V-Sport, as it produces more output than any other Cadillac engine to date, except for the supercharged V-8 in the CTS-V, and enables the sedan to compete against the Mercedes-AMG S63 and the BMW M760Li xDrive. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Seeks to Enter the Urus in an “All-Roads Competition” to Demonstrate it’s Capability

Twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8; 650HP; 627 LB-FT

Lamborghini introduced the Urus just last December, ushering in a hot new competitor for the high-end performance SUV segment that matched a tall-riding, opulent body style with the traditional Raging Bull qualities of head-turning style and neck-snapping performance. Naturally, as the first-ever SUV from Lamborghini, we wanna know what it can do – both on the road, and off it. Thankfully, it’s looking like the brand is gearing up to show us exactly what the Urus is capable of.

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PostHeaderIcon Uber Had Disabled Volvo’s Safety Systems in that XC90 That Fatally Hit a Pedestrian

According to Aptiv, the company that supplies Volvo’s radar and camera, Uber had disabled the standard collision avoidance system on the XC90 that plowed into that pedestrian. For now, everyone else is remaining largely silent with Uber declining to comment and Volvo saying the company can’t speculate on the cause of the incident. However, Intel’s Mobileye, Aptiv’s supplier of chips and sensors for collision-avoidance systems played a video of the incident, and its software was able to detect the pedestrian one second before impact even with the “second-hand” quality of the video.

This, of course, is a move by Aptiv and Intel to protect themselves and their client, Volvo, who was apparently – -if these reports are to be believed – free of fault as the systems were disabled during the incident. This notion certainly angles the blame at Uber’s technology, which could be a huge problem for the company as Arizona has already revoked its permission to test autonomous cars on public roads. And, it certainly goes to show that Uber has a lot of work to do and really has no business having driverless cars on the road. The question now is, whether or not the rest of Uber’s autonomous operations will be subject to interruption. After all, the company just got done boasting its autonomous truck fleet.

For what it’s worth, disabling standard safety equipment included with vehicles at purchase may be a normal practice in order to help facilitate testing Uber’s own self-driving system. Even if it is standard practice, it looks like that standard practice may change in the near future, don’t you think?

PostHeaderIcon BMW Sued After an X5’s Self-Closing Door Cut Off Someone’s Thumb!!!

A report from the New York Post puts BMW in the crosshairs of a now-disgruntled customer who lost one of his thumbs after a self-closing door on his X5 decided to shut itself, severing his finger in the process. The irony in all of this is that the feature is known as SCAD, or “Soft Closing Automatic Door.” I guess you could say that’s there was nothing soft about this particular closing, huh?

PostHeaderIcon Audi May Bring RS Avant Models To The U.S. But It’s A Reach

Who doesn’t love a fast wagon? We’re certainly pretty big fans, and we can’t help but dribble a bit when considering the prospect of getting into something like Audi’s line of RS Avants. Now, it looks like the Four-Ring brand is actually considering bringing these quick-’n-practical machines stateside. Maybe. Hopefully? All told, the brand isn’t ruling it out – we’ll take it.

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PostHeaderIcon Audi RS5 Sportback

Four-door coupes are starting to flood the market, and that’s why Audi came up with the RS5 Sportback, an all-new model in the lineup and the seventh Audi Sport model, sharing a similar design with the RS7 Sportback. It got all of the typical RS cues inside and out but is powered by a 2.9-liter, Biturbo mill that is borrowed from the Porsche Panamera. It can hit 60 mph faster than a BMW 650i or Mercedes CLS500 and does so looking good in the process. Based on the RS 5 Coupe, the Sportback should command somewhere around $80,000 when it goes on sale in the second half of 2018.

PostHeaderIcon The Genesis G70 Thrives Where The Kia K900 Struggles

The new Kia K900 caused a divide here at Top Speed headquarters. Some of us liked the way it looked, but some of us were less thrilled about.
By contrast, everyone agreed that the Genesis G70 was designed like a proper luxury sedan. There lies the (perceived) divide between the two saloons. When it comes to all-around design, the G70 takes the cake over the K900.

PostHeaderIcon The Cadillac CT6 V-Sport Gives the Mercedes-AMG S65 Something to Worry About

Launched in 2016, the Cadillac CT6 is one of the company’s newest vehicles. Despite its relatively young age, it just received a facelift at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The bigger news is that Cadillac also introduced a V-Sport version of the sedan, making the CT6 the first flagship Caddy to feature a performance trim.

PostHeaderIcon The Levante Trofeo Proves That Maserati Knew What it Was Doing When It Ventured into the SUV Market

When Maserati first announced plans to build an SUV back in 2011, not many people took the company seriously. It didn’t help the Italian automaker’s cause when it took five years for the production model to arrive. As it turns out, all that waiting was for a reason. The Levante not only proved to be a popular model — over 10,000 units sold worldwide in 2017 — it also paved the way for the Levante Trofeo to get showcased at the 2018 New York Auto Show. From ambitious beginnings to a full-fledged, Ferrari-powered range-topper, Maserati apparently knew what it was doing all along.

PostHeaderIcon The Genesis G70 Sedan Finally Made it to the U.S., and it Puts the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class in Check

Genesis launched the G70 in Seoul back in September of 2017, and we’ve been waiting for it to cross the pond so that the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class would have some real competition. Outside of the exterior styling and lush interior, the U.S.-bound G70 comes with the same powertrain options as well – a 2.0-liter that’s good for 252 horsepower or a 365-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6. Like its German competition, rear-wheel drive is the standard configuration while the right option box will get you AWD. There’s even the possibility of a six-speed manual if you get the right model.

PostHeaderIcon Maserati Levante Trofeo grabs Porsche Cayenne Turbo by the throat with V-8 engine

Launched in 2017, the Levante is Maserati’s first foray into the ever-growing SUV market and the company’s answer to the all-popular Porsche Cayenne. But even though it was received with rave reviews and delivered solid performance from its V-6 engine, the Levante didn’t have what it took to challenge high-speed SUVs like the Cayenne Turbo S and BMW X5 M. Until today, when Maserati unveiled the Levante Trofeo at the 2018 New York Auto Show. Named after the brand’s Trofeo racing series and a race car it built until 2010, the SUV finally received the V-8 engine it deserves and access to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo’s audience.

PostHeaderIcon The new Kia K900 is here to make you forget about the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series

Once known for affordable and not-so-great vehicles for emerging markets, Kia has developed into a full-blown automaker that covers many segments in the world’s most important markets. In recent years, Kia also took a couple of big steps into the premium market by upping the ante in the fit-and-finish department and by offering increasingly better equipment lines. In 2013, Kia decided to join the full-size luxury market with the K900, which was just redesigned into the second generation. Unveiled at the 2018 New York Motor Show, the new K900 boasts improvements in just about any department and looks the part even when compared to German competitors like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series.

PostHeaderIcon The New Acura RDX Takes the Stage as BMW and Audi Fanboys Shed Tears of Jealousy, Hate, and Resentment

If you thought the new Acura RLX looked good, you’re going to fall out of your seat when you see Acura’s Precision Crafted design language plastered all over the new RDX. It’s got that Diamond Pentagon Grille, NSX-inspired Jewel-Eye headlights, and one of the sharpest design styles we’ve seen this decade. Acura designed it to stand out in the segment and stand out it does while keeping things more efficient than ever thanks to a new chassis architecture, and an all-new four-cylinder with damn near the same horsepower and more torque than the outgoing V-6 mill. Add to that the longer wheelbase, extra cargo room, and a completely revamps AWD system and you’ve got what could become the most desired compact SUV on the market.

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: What’s Inside a Mercedes S-Class Seat

The Mercedes S-Class is regarded by some as the Pinnacle of all luxury Saloons. It’s got the style, luxury, technology (and the price tag) to find itself in the hands of those who refuse to settle for anything but the absolute best. Technology is a big part of this, and the S-Class has plenty of it, making even something as simple as a seat complex and beyond functional. With the most recent facelift of the S-Class, Mercedes took technology to a whole new level, and the seats got their own dose of upgraded technological goodness, leaving some to wonder just what the hell is beneath the skin.

After all, the seats of the S-Class perform quite a duty. They have heating and ventilation, adjustable back and lumbar support, and there’s even some active and passive safety features all encased under all of that plush leather. That’s cool and all, but have you ever wondered what’s really under there? To perform all of these various functions, there have to be fans, airbags, motors, and heating elements, right? Well, you could say there’s a lot, and since What’s Inside got their hands on an S-Class seat, you can see all of it for yourself without tearing into a seat that will probably cost you $10,000 to replace.

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