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Top 4 Reasons for You to Buy the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe

What happens when you combine the winning formulas of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and the Mercedes-AMG GT? You get the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. This is the reason why there was so much hype surrounding the high-performance car’s world premiere and why it was flocked by people since the press days of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Mercedes is yet to reveal the pricing of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. However, it is already given that it will be very expensive considering it will take on the $85,000 to $194,800 Porsche Panamera. What we know so far is that it will roll out for buyers in mid-2018.

So why should you spend your hard earned cash for it? Here are four reasons why you should put the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe in your checklist if you are looking to buy a high-performance luxury car:

1. Unique Addition to the Mercedes-AMG GT Family

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe successfully makes itself stand out from the Mercedes-AMG GT family with its distinct four-door feature. The rest of its siblings from the base GT going up to the GT R have two-door designs.

2. Athletic and Classy Design

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door is defined by its long bonnet, Panamericana front grille, squinting Multibeam LED headlamps, jetwing front bumper design, huge air ducts, thin taillights, rear diffuser, low greenhouse, retractable rear wing, quadruple exhaust tips, and a combination of AMG performance wheels and tires. On the other hand, its curvaceous and smooth exterior is an excellent manifestation of Mercedes’ “Sensual Purity” design philosophy.

3. Luxurious Aura

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe also carries the DNA of the Mercedes-Benz CLS. If you strip away all the Mercedes-AMG GT elements of the four-door high-performance car leaving only its shell, it can be noticed that its form is all too similar to the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53. That’s because both are riding on the E-Class platform.

The interior of the two only vary in layout but you can find that most of the tech within the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe are just spiced up versions of the ones found in the E-Class and CLS. However, the arrangement of the controls of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe follows its AMG GT siblings.

4. Performance

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is available in three performance configurations and its power is governed by an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission. It starts with the Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC with 3.0-liter inline-six that can deliver 435 hp combined with EQ Boost providing it an extra 22 hp, and 520 Nm of torque. Next is the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC equipped with a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine capable of delivering 585 hp and 800 Nm of torque.

The top trim of the range is the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+. It has the engine of the AMG GT 63 4MATIC but with an upgrade that lets it produce 639 hp and 900 Nm of torque. The auto can reach speeds of up to 310 km/h, and its 0-100 km/h acceleration can be achieved in merely 3.4 seconds.

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Check out the official photos of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe in the gallery below:

3 Things To Know About The New BMW 7 Series

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When the big twin-kidney grille debuted on the BMW X7 concept, there were a lot of criticisms mainly because the grille lacked the elegance and sophistication that BMW espoused since its birth. And yet, here’s the German company once more, using the same design on the all-new refreshed 7 Series.

Not only that, the kidney grille will, of course, also stay as the grille of choice on the production X7 and probably, the next X5 as well. A series of spy shots from Motor1 showed that the big sedan will sport the same buck-toothed kidney grille found on the X7 concept. The look was exaggerated further because of the slimmer and sleeker headlights on both sides of the grille.

1. Untouched Exterior

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If you’re a fan of the current 7 Series, you don’t have to worry because the exterior remained virtually untouched. Everything in the middle is as in the current-generation lineup and the taillights also have the same shape and size as the current model. The only difference is that there will be revised lighting elements under the lenses.

2. High-Tech Instrument Panel

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Everything is pretty much the same inside, except if you looked at the instrument panel, which is now sporting a complete flat screen that blends the physical and digital look thanks largely to the removal of the circular trim rings that were used in many BMW instrument screens in the past. It is not clear if the German automaker will follow on this trend for future vehicles.

There’s also a V12 badge inside, which might mean it could be an M760i given the presence of split tailpipes and covered C-pillar badge on the outside.

3. Revealed Later This Year

The production model for the refreshed 7 Series might be revealed no later than the last auto cycle this year or the beginning of next year. It will either be a 2019 or 2020 model.

Jeep Adds $750 To The Price of The 2018 Wrangler JL

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Like a thief in the night, Jeep quietly raised the price for its all-new 2018 Wrangler JL by $750. The news came out just after Jeep released its February sales report, which showed a 17 percent increase on the sale of the Wrangler compared to the same period last year.

The report said that Jeep was able to sell 15,936 units of the off-road-oriented midsize SUV for the month of February. This boosted, of course, the moral of Jeep to actually increase the price of the Wrangler JL. There will be a $500 add-on to the price of every Wrangler model with the $250 being charged as the SUV’s destination fee.

Because of this, the cheapest Wrangler JL that customers can get their hands on will be priced $28,940. If you want a Jeep Wrangler, but don’t exactly want to shell out for the prices of the current generation, you can still get your hands on the 2018 Wrangler JL’s predecessor. Jeep is still selling the Wrangler JK at $25,440 after Jeep, same with the JL, added a $250 destination charge.

Even before Jeep decided to cash in on the rising popularity of the Wrangler JL, people already found the model too pricey for their liking. Still, that didn’t stop fans and enthusiasts of the model to dip into their pockets and place their money for GMC to swipe.

You can’t really blame GMC to wanting to rise the prices for the JL. Both Mercedes-Benz and Toyota are selling similar off-road vehicles for more than double the price of the Wrangler JL. Does that mean the JL has cheaper specs and materials? Definitely, no. But, it does show you just how much these vehicles really cost. The luxury vehicles, G-Class and Land Cruiser, are both doing well in sales, so the $750 price increase may not affect Wrangler’s sales, after all.

3 Important Features of The 2019 GMC Sierra

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The GMC Sierra was first introduced a decade ago, and finally, after years of no updates and developments, we’re seeing a changeover with the coming of the 2019 GMC Sierra. This new model will get a variety of new features, technology, and styling that will make it stand out from its mechanically identical cousin, the Chevrolet Silverado.

1. Exterior

The new exterior design, which made its debut during a live event in Detroit, will make the truck look bigger and bolder. This is especially noticeable up front where there’s a new chrome grille, a taller hood, new C-shaped headlights with LEDs for DRLs, and all-new taillights. Buyers can opt for the 22-inch wheels, that will add more height to the truck. To wrap it all off, the new Sierra is made with carbon fiber bed that adds toughness and allows GMC to make the truck lighter compared to its predecessor and competitors.

2. Interior

Inside, the Sierra is better than ever. Thanks to the premium Denali trim level, the Sierra’s interior has bigger headroom and legroom (the best in its class, in fact) and gets a host of premium materials all throughout the cabin—leather upholstery for the seats, open-pore wood trim on the center tunnel, and dark-finish aluminum on the center console.

As a first in its segment, the Sierra will get a multi-color heads-up display measuring 3.0 inches in height and 7.-inches in width. It can be customized to display the data of your choice. Other features include a Rear Camera Mirror and safety suite such as Side Blind Zone Alert, Pedestrian Detection, and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking. For the infotainment system, there’s an app that is based on the GMC IntelliLink platform.

3. Powertrain

The Sierra has expanded its powertrain. There’s an update to the 6.2-liter engine and the 5.8-liter V-8s. Addthe addition in the lineup is the all-new 3.0-liter inline-6 cylinder turbodiesel option. The latter came from GMC’s Duramax lineup, which also includes power found in the Sierra HD and Canyon.

The 5.3-liter can produce 355 horsepower while the 6.2-liter can cough up 420 horsepower. Hopefully, there will be at least modest improvements for the power output.

4 Things We Need To Take Note Of Regarding The SsangYong Musso Pickup

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South Korean brand SsangYong brought their new Musso pickup to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show not to compete with the Fords and Chevrolets of the truck segment, but to carve a niche of its own. Musso is the same name being used by the brand for its line of affordable SUVs, which is literally sending a message to the truck enthusiasts out there that the Musso will be cheaper compared to a Ford Ranger and a Chevy Silverado.

1. Design

The Musso is similarly designed to SsangYong’s Rexton SUV since they both use the same architecture—body-on-frame construction made out of high-grade steel. It has tones of useful features and functions like a load deck with a rear that folds flat, giving tons of space to the owner.

2. Interior

What you’ll find inside the SsangYong Musso is exactly what you’ll expect from a South Korean automaker. The design is pristine and everything is well-appointed—from the dashboard to the connectivity functions. The dashboard, in particular, hosts a mounted eight-inch touchscreen that comes standard across the whole range. The tech suite includes DAB radio, Bluetooth, and MP3 connectivity. For the higher variants, there’s an option for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

3. Powertrain

Under the hood, the SsangYong Musso is quite impressive. The powertrain is being headed by a 2.2-liter turbo diesel that can now churn out 181 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. This is an increase of 5 horsepower and 15 pound-feet of torque from the e-XDi220 that SsangYong built.

4. Solid Truck

The SsangYong Musso pickup may not be your first choice. It may not even be your second choice, but it brings a lot to the table—everything you would want to have in your pickup truck. That being said, this means that the South Korean brand has the opportunity to carve its very own niche in this tough market.

New McLaren Hybrid Hypercar To Hit More Than 250MPH

The upcoming McLaren Ultimate Series “Hyper-GT” BP23 will be the fastest car ever produced by the luxury automaker. Apparently, the limited edition hybrid hypercar will be faster than the legendary McLaren F1 that became popular during the 1990s.

McLaren just announced a top speed target for it to the tune of “more than 243 mph” achieved by the McLaren F1. That means that the new hybrid hypercar might exceed 400 km/h or might even top 250 mph. A teaser sketch showed the figure “243” on the dashboard, meaning, of course, that the new car will reach that target but would most probably hit a number north of the mentioned figure.

The BP23, then, is set to be the fastest car that McLaren has ever built. In several ways, it is geared to follow in the footsteps of the original McLaren because it will have a centrally mounted driver seat flanked with passenger seats on the side. The production run will only be limited to 106 units, which is an ode to the original F1 road car’s sales figure.

There is no specific “look” and features of the BP23 because everything will be done according to what customers want. The production of the McLaren BP23 will be managed and headed by McLaren’s Special Operations division. There are still a few surprises awaiting us because McLaren has yet to reveal the actual top speed and the name of the BP23.

We suspect that all of these tiny but critical details will be revealed very soon as the car is about to be unveiled in the next few months. Or at least, that’s what reports have been indicating in auto industry circles. Recognizing that it is being called the BP23 in auto reports, McLaren clarified that the name would be more special rather than a simple alphanumeric term.

 

3 Factors That Make The New Fiat 124 Spider S-Design Special

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Fiat launched another variant of its ever-popular Fiat 124 Spider at the Geneva Auto Show. Remember, the Spider 124 was revived in 2016 after 50 years of dormancy to compete with the likes of Mazda Mx-5 Miata. The Italian roadster, however, was decidedly more stylish than the Miata, thanks to Fiat’s decision to come up with various variants and trims, including an Abarth model and a racing edition.

1. Exterior

This little Italian number gets more polished and elegant because of a number of things—steel finish roll bar, A-pillar, side mirror caps, standard foglamps, chrome exhaust pipes, exclusive 17-inch wheels, red side sill stripe, and tricolor badge. The red side sill stripe is not something everyone can go gaga over but if it is offered in other colors, then that’s more options for owners.

2. Interior

The S-Design comes with a bit of more extra fun and sophistication in the cabin. The interior will remain familiar to those who previously owned a Fiat 124 Spider in the past, but there’s a slew of features that extra standard features that owners will get to enjoy. Among these are the leather-wrapped seats and steering wheel, automatic climate control, cruise control, and the Keyless Go system. There’s also an MP3 radio unit with USB port and four speakers. Safety features are also enhanced through the inclusion of four airbags.

3. Drivetrain

Everything remains standard under the hood. It will come equipped with the same turbocharged, 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine as the regular 124 Spider. The output remains at 140 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Photos

Check out the official photos of the Fiat 124 Spider S-Design Special at the Geneva Motor Show in the gallery below, which were provided by Motor1:

Video

Here is also a video highlighting the awesome driving features of the new Fiat 124 Spider S-Design:

2019 Hyundai Genesis G70 Will Come With Manual Transmission Option

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The upcoming 2019 Hyundai Genesis G70 compact sports sedan will come with a manual transmission option, a representative for the South Korean automaker said. Genesis is Hyundai’s standalone luxury brand.

This manual transmission option has just placed the G70 in a segment that has increasingly become lacking of options that would allow you to “row your own” vehicle. Kevin Smith, Genesis’ spokesman, said in a report by The Car Connection that the 6-speed manual gearbox will be paired with the G70’s standard 2.0-liter turbo-4. There are no details though on the pricing of these different trim levels.

It is further revealed that the G70’s manual option is only for purists, which means those who can handle the turbo-4 and a rear-wheel drive. On the other hand, the more powerful 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine will be exclusive with the 8-speed automatic that will be optional with the turbo-4.

It’s in the fuel economy that will suffer, apparently. The rear-wheel-drive G70 will be powered by the 2.0-liter inline-4 with manual transmission. That has an EPA rating of 18 mpg city, 28 highway, and 22 combined. Compare that to the 22/30/25 mpg for the G70 with an automatic transmission, the turbo-4, and rear-wheel drive, and the manual option surely did a take a lot of hit.

The rest of the lineup will have these ratings: 21/28/23 mpg for the turbo-4, the 8-speed automatic, and the all-wheel drive, 18/26/21 mpg for the optional V-6, and 18/25/20 mpg for the V-6 and all-wheel drive.

The G70 will probably make its debut this early 2018 as a 2019 model, so that should come anytime soon. As for the prices, though there is no official word yet, it will probably be in the $30,000 bracket.

Aside from the Hyundai Genesis G70, other luxury models from other brands offering manual transmission are the Cadillac ATS, Audi A4, and BMW 3-Series.

 

3 Things We Need To Know About The 2019 Volvo S60

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Volvo already presented the V60 before critics and car enthusiasts at this week’s 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This means that the Swedish automaker is gearing for a reveal of both the S60 and the V60 sometime soon. We’re particularly hoping that it will happen during the New York International Auto Show at the end of this month after all, both cars are tagged as 2019 models due to the showrooms later this year.

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Now, Swedish website Teknikens Varld posted a photo of the new S60 from the rear, contrary to the front-facing photo that Volvo released a week ago. This means we have more info on how the 2019 Volvo S60 will look like.

1. Scaled-down S90

Just like before, the new S60 will look like a scaled-down version of the S90. This makes sense since the V60 also happens to be a miniscule V90 in design and style. The interior of the S60 should be very near what we saw in the V60’s cabin.

2. Longer model

Much like the V60, which is five inches longer than the model it replaced, the S60 will also be lengthier over the current generation S60. There’s no word yet on the size difference, but we’re expecting somewhere along the same lines of the difference between the current V60 and the new V60—yes, a whooping five inches. The extra length, at least 3.75 inches, will be distributed to the wheelbase that will increase the legroom for rear-seat passengers.

3. T5 and T6 engines

The S60 will arrive with T5 and T6 engines that will be able to produce 250 and 316 horsepower, respectively. Plug-in hybrid models are to be expected and these will use twin engines to power them up. The T8, in particular, is already in the schedule, but it won’t be available for US customers.

The new 2019 Volvo S60 will be the first model produced at Volvo’s plant in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Top Picks From The 2018 Geneva Motor Show

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show is in full swing with heart-stopping decadence of vehicles and concepts and everything else in between. There’s truly nothing like it and when it comes to bucket list, the Geneva Motor Show is in every car lover’s list.

Here, we looked at the top three picks that were revealed just recently in the ongoing Geneva Auto Show other than the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door.

1. RUF SCR

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If you love vintage cars, look no further than the RUF SCR. The $650,000 price tag may throw you off, but there is simply nothing like this. It looks like a classic Porsche 911, except that this one uses completely custom chassis that will reduce weight and improve handling conditions. All of this will help fuel the 4.0-liter water-cooled flat-six that is able to produce 510 horsepower.

2. Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

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Porsche plans to release the actual Mission E next year as competition in the EV industry heats up. Directly, the Mission E will compete with Tesla and will finally fulfill Porsche’s dream of an all-electric Mission E. The one previewed at the Geneva Motor Show is not the final design yet, but it is closer in design to the actual Mission E than the ones we saw in the past years. According to Porsche, the Mission E will be able to do 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds and 0-125mph in 12 seconds flat.

3. Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

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The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid unveiled during the motor show will be the same one that will come rolling off the factories. This is the first hybrid car that Bentley ever created, making sure it’s as special as they come. It has a plug-in system and batteries to power its twin electric motors that are paired with 3.0-liter V6 turbo gasoline engine. As a result, it will only emit 75g/km of carbon dioxide, far less, of course, than the three Bentayga models. The twin electric motors can go up to 30 miles before the gasoline engine kicks in. The batteries, on the other hand, can be fully charged in just 2.5 hours at a high-output charging station.

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