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    Volvo’s Polestar 1 Brings Hybrid Performance To New Heights at werd.com

    Volvo’s Polestar 1 Brings Hybrid Performance To New Heights

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    Slated for release in 2019, the Polestar 1 from Volvo is a limited-edition, 600 horsepower hybrid. It’s got a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine up front and 2 electric motors in the back that produce 218 horses and run a range of 93 miles on a full charge—the longest range of any hybrid on the market. An Öhlins electronic suspension system allows drivers to make on-the-fly adjustments to the ride while a Sensus touchscreen infotainment system handles all the tech.

    With the 2019 P400E, Range Rover Continues Its Push to Electrify All Its Models at werd.com

    With the 2019 P400E, Range Rover Continues Its Push to Electrify All Its Models

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    Last week Land Rover unveiled its first-ever hybrid Range Rover Sport and this week, they’re announcing another. This is the forthcoming 2019 Range Rover P400E, it will be powered by a 296 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium gas engine combined with an 85 kW electric motor housed inside its eight-speed automatic transmission. Total output: 398 horsepower. In all-electric mode it will give you 31-miles of fuel free range.

    Land Rover Unveils Its First Plug-In Hybrid Range Rover at werd.com

    Land Rover Unveils Its First Plug-In Hybrid Range Rover

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    Land Rover just took the wraps off the Range Rover Sport P400e, its first plug-in hybrid, which is scheduled for release in 2019. The powertrain combines a 296 horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder Ingenium gas engine and an 85kW, 102-horsepower electric motor. Numbers: 0-60 in 6.2 & a top speed of 137 mph. In EV mode the the P400e will go 31 miles at 85 mph. It takes less than 3 hours to recharge with a rapid charger or will recharge completely overnight using a standard wall socket.

    The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is now More Powerful Than Ever at werd.com

    The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is now More Powerful Than Ever

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    In the 2019 Cayenne Turbo, Porsche added another 30 horsepower over the outgoing model, for a whopping 550-horses and 567 lb-ft of torque. They also added active aerodynamics to achieve a top speed of 177mph. Its 8-speed Tiptronic transmission, lower center of gravity, lighter chassis, and rear axle steering all add up to making this so-called truck drive like a sports car.

    BMW’s 2018 M5 is AWD Until You Say Otherwise at werd.com

    BMW’s 2018 M5 is AWD Until You Say Otherwise

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    BMW built a lot of upgrades into the 2018 M5. For one, it’s the first to feature all-wheel drive for better traction and control. But with the press of a button, it can be switched to rear-wheel drive when you want it to really feel like an M. It’s powered by a twin turbo 4.4-liter V8 that got an increase in horsepower up to 600 plus 53-pounds more torque than the outgoing model.

    Jaguar Creates The Fastest XJ Ever: The 2018 XJR575 at werd.com

    Jaguar Creates The Fastest XJ Ever: The 2018 XJR575

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    Jaguar’s flagship XJR575 sedan is now the fastest, most powerful XJ they’ve ever created. A 567-horsepower V8 delivers something like 40+ HP than the outgoing model. It’s been refreshed with a new front bumper and side sills, a lower air intake, and a new rear spoiler. 20-inch black wheels & red calipers complete the high performance exterior. Inside, it’s top-of–the-line Jag luxury & refinement, including 4G wi-fi and wall-to-wall leather.

    Audi Introduces Artificial Intelligence Tech in the 2018 A8 at werd.com

    Audi Introduces Artificial Intelligence Tech in the 2018 A8

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    For 2018, Audi’s flagship A8 sedan features a luxurious new interior and cutting-edge self-driving technologies powered by artificial intelligence. At speeds below 37.3 MPH, the new Audi AI technology will control starting, accelerating, steering, and braking. And until traffic speeds back up, you can catch up on your favorite show on the car’s onboard TV.

    Wider & Faster: The 2018 Dodge Hellcat Widebody at werd.com

    Wider & Faster: The 2018 Dodge Hellcat Widebody

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    For 2018, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is wider & faster. They call it the Widebody because they fattened up the front end with the addition of the fender flares and lip spoiler used on the Dodge Demon. And by also adding width to the front tires, aerodynamics are improved. The 707-horsepower supercharged V8 is now faster on the straights and grippier in the corners, giving it a 0-60 time of 3.4 and a 10.9 second quarter mile.

    Pirelli P Zero Tires Deliver Colorful Custom Style & App-Driven Performance Data at werd.com

    Pirelli P Zero Tires Deliver Colorful Custom Style & App-Driven Performance Data

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    Customize your ride with Pirelli’s latest tire technology, their new Formula One-inspired P Zero high-performance tires that feature bright colored sidewalls & graphics that will never fade. Choose red, yellow, silver or white. These tires also feature the new Connesso chip, which measures tire pressure, tire temperature, vertical load, wear, and kilometers driven per tire with all the data sent directly to the driver’s smartphone.

    The M4 CS is BMW’s Latest Limited Edition Coupe at werd.com

    The M4 CS is BMW’s Latest Limited Edition Coupe

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    BMW has created a sporty new variant of their M4 Coupe. The limited-edition M4 CS. With an increase of 10 horsepower over the standard M4, the CS inline turbocharged 6-cylinder snaps from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 174 MPH. It features Adaptive M suspension, Alcantara seats & door panels, and to shave pounds, a lightweight roof made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic.

    Mercedes Unveils the Upgraded & Updated 2018 S-Class Sedan at werd.com

    Mercedes Unveils the Upgraded & Updated 2018 S-Class Sedan

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    Officially unveiled this week at the Shanghai Auto Show, the updated Mercedes S Class sedan is fresh. It got a full interior redesign similar to new E-Class models that features two widescreen displays & massaging seats. The exterior got a new grill and rear fascia & bumper as well as new LED taillights. Push-button cylinder deactivation improves fuel economy and the new autonomous driving mode is more accurate & reliable than ever. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is expected to arrive in the United States this fall.

    The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Makes Other Muscle Cars Look Weak at werd.com

    The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Makes Other Muscle Cars Look Weak

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    With the most powerful V8 ever put into a production car,  the forthcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is supercharged drag racer that generates a neck-snapping 840 horsepower, making it a straight-line monster. So fast the NHRA banned it from competition. It’s a speeding ticket waiting to happen, if they can catch you. The Demon tears off the line going from zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds pulling 1.8 G’s (neck-snap) and posts a quarter-mile drag time of 9.65 seconds at over 140 MPH.

    Jeep Announces the 707-Horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at werd.com

    Jeep Announces the 707-Horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

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    If you ever pondered the possibilities of going full Frankenstein & merging a Jeep with a muscle car, the forthcoming Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is that monster come to life. It’s Jeep’s top-of-the-line sport utility fitted with a 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 powerplant capable of 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 180MPH.

    Infiniti’s New QX80 Monograph is a Jumbo SUV with a Floating Roof at werd.com

    Infiniti’s New QX80 Monograph is a Jumbo SUV with a Floating Roof

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    Due to be unveiled at the New York International Motor Show this week, Infinity’s re-designed flagship SUV, the 2018 QX80 Monograph features a new Rover-esque “floating roof” design achieved by a combination of blacking out the A-Pillars & dark tint on the glass. Few other details on this luxury Super-Size SUV are available until it rolls out under the lights this week at the Javits Center in NYC.

    David Brown Makes the Original Mini Cooper Cooler Than Ever at werd.com

    David Brown Makes the Original Mini Cooper Cooler Than Ever

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    Modern Mini Coopers are cool but there’s no substitute for the ultra-compact original. And now David Brown Automotive is making them better that ever: completely customized and cleaned-up the classic silhouettes, reworking the original drivetrain to thoroughly modern standards as well as building them out with properly luxurious interiors. In terms of power & performance, they are up to 50% more powerful & feature new custom-crafted gearboxes, disc brakes & everything else you can imagine.