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    BMW Unveils Revved-Up M5 Competition Model at werd.com

    BMW Unveils Revved-Up M5 Competition Model

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    Taking a direct shot at Mercedes’ luxury-performance AMG lineup, the forthcoming M5 Competition from BMW upgrades the brand’s top 5 series model with more power, revamped suspension tuning, enhanced looks and a throaty exhaust tone. It’s powered by a 617 horsepower 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 that snaps from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. With the optional M Driver’s package, its top speed of 189MPH leaves MB’s AMG E63 in the dust.

    Jaguar’s XJ50 Celebrates a 50 Year Legacy at werd.com

    Jaguar’s XJ50 Celebrates a 50 Year Legacy

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    The XJ sedan has been a staple in the Jaguar lineup for 50 years and as its tenure comes to an end, Jaguar has released the last iteration of this British classic. The luxurious XJ50 will be offered with a 3-liter V6 at 340hp or a supercharged 5-liter V8 that cranks out 470hp. The V6 will be offered in rear-wheel-drive or AWD & the V8 is rear-wheel drive only. 50th anniversary features include 20-inch wheels, unique bumpers, and a gloss black grill plus special badging & branding throughout.

    Lincoln’s All-New SUV: The 2019 Aviator at werd.com

    Lincoln’s All-New SUV: The 2019 Aviator

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    For 2019, Lincoln is launching an all-new SUV. The Aviator is slightly smaller than the Navigator, but offers 3-row seating, optional plug-in Hybrid powertrain, and “Phone as a Key” technology, allowing users to lock/unlock and fully operate the vehicle without a key. Safety features are stacked: auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot info, cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, a reverse camera, and auto high-beams.

    For 2019, Ford is Bringing Back the Mustang California Special at werd.com

    For 2019, Ford is Bringing Back the Mustang California Special

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    Landing in the sweet spot between a standard Mustang and the bad-boy Shelby model, the 2019 Mustang California Special is powered by a GT motor with 460 hp and 420 lb-ft from a 5.0-liter V-8. The six-speed manual transmission also now offers automatic rev-matching technology. Visually it stands apart with upgrades like a fading stripe package, blacked-out grill, and special 5-spoke wheels. It goes on sale this summer, just in time for drop-top weather.

    Porsche Rolls Out the Mission E Cross Turismo at werd.com

    Porsche Rolls Out the Mission E Cross Turismo

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    The Mission E Cross Turismo from Porsche is yet another wild ride unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show. This all-new model is all electric and all-terrain. It boasts a range of up to 300 miles and produces 600 horsepower. In just 15 minutes, it can be charged back up enough for another 250 miles. All that & it still actually looks (and reportedly drives) like a Porsche.

    Jaguar Introduces I-PACE Electric Crossover with 240-Mile Range at werd.com

    Jaguar Introduces I-PACE Electric Crossover with 240-Mile Range

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    At long last, Jaguar’s I-PACE crossover SUV has arrived. The all-electric “truck” boasts a range of 240 miles on a full charge and charges from 0 to 80 percent in about 90 minutes on a public 50kW charger. A quick 30-minute charge will give you around 80 miles of range. The Tesla-esque I-PACE also features Amazon Alexa voice assistant and uses AI to learn and tailor the driving experience to you.

    Audi’s New A6 Gets a Tech Overhaul at werd.com

    Audi’s New A6 Gets a Tech Overhaul

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    For 2019, the 8th generation Audi A6 sedan got hooked up with some fresh tech upgrades: Virtual Cockpit gauge display, a 10-inch display to view MMI Navigation Plus, a smaller 8-inch touchscreen to control the nav, climate, and text inputs. There’s also Connect Key keyless lock/unlock & remote car start from your Android smartphone. Under the hood, the new A6 is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that outputs 340 horsepower plus a mild hybrid, that uses a 48-volt battery for start/stop and fuel-savings while it coasts at speeds from 34-99.

    Volvo’s 2019 V60 is a 390-Horse Hybrid at werd.com

    Volvo’s 2019 V60 is a 390-Horse Hybrid

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    For 2019, Volvo has unveiled a totally re-designed V60 wagon. Using the same design language found in the new flagship V90 estate, the V60 is lower, longer, and wider than the outgoing model and the powertrain is a plug-in hybrid that combines a 313 horsepower supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with a 65W electric motor mounted on the axle. All together it outputs 390 horsepower; not too shabby for a grocery-getter.

    Mercedes-Benz Introduces Re-Designed 2019 CLS at werd.com

    Mercedes-Benz Introduces Re-Designed 2019 CLS

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    For 2019, the Mercedes-Benz CLS got a full-on re-design. The body lines and contours of the 3rd generation CLS are clean and dramatic, with a laid back windshield and roofline, amplifying its speedy look. And speedy it is, powered by a 362-horse inline-6 with an integrated starter/generator and 48-volt onboard electrical system for improved efficiency and short-term power boosting.

    2018 Jeep Wrangler Gets an Aluminum Body but Retains its Iconic Looks at werd.com

    2018 Jeep Wrangler Gets an Aluminum Body but Retains its Iconic Looks

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    We’ve known for a while that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler would feature an aluminum body, but now we know a bit more: they’re not messing around with its most iconic features. It will retain its fold-down windshield, with a new easier to use mechanism. The headlights are still round & the tail lights are still square. The doors are still removable, too. There is reportedly a pickup version of the Wrangler forthcoming but so far, no images to share.

    The 2018 911 Carrera T is the Lightest 911 Porsche Has Ever Built at werd.com

    The 2018 911 Carrera T is the Lightest 911 Porsche Has Ever Built

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    For the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T, the “T” stands for touring and this new model is the lightest in the 911 range. It features lightweight glass, less sound insulation, and door loops instead of handles to shave weight, making it one-hundred pounds lighter that the 4S. The twin turbo 3-liter flat six powerplant produces 370 horses and does 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. It comes with your choice of either manual or PDK transmission.

    Audi Electrifies the 2019 A7 Sportback at werd.com

    Audi Electrifies the 2019 A7 Sportback

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    An all-new hybrid drivetrain is the biggest change Audi made to the forthcoming 2019 A7 Sportback. It pairs a lithium-ion powered 48V electric motor with a 3-liter V6 to produce just over 340 horsepower. It also features a new, roomier interior, remote parking technology, and exterior updates to the grill, head and tail lights, and rear spoiler. Launches in the German market in February 2018, with an American launch later in the year.

    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.