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    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.

    Nissan Brings GT-R Track Edition to the United States at werd.com

    Nissan Brings GT-R Track Edition to the United States

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    For the first time ever, Nissan is bringing the 565-horsepower GT-R Track Edition to the U.S. In addition to the twin-turbo V6 it’s loaded with a long list of Nismo upgrades inside and out, and features a lightweight, track-tuned suspension system, oversized Brembo brakes, Recaro racing seats, and copious amounts of carbon fiber.

    2018 Dodge Durango SRT at werd.com

    2018 Dodge Durango SRT

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    In terms of power, the 2018 Durango SRT rivals Mercedes’ 577-hp AMG GLS63 as the fastest three-row vehicle on the road. Powered by a 392-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 engine, the new Durango SRT generates 475 horsepower tons of torque. That translates to 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and a snappy quarter mile at 12.9 seconds. Dual exhaust, red leather interior, & Brembo discs all the way around. It’s practically an SRT Charger with seating for 6.

    2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon at werd.com

    2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon

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    The world’s wickedest wagon will once again be available in the U.S. The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon is coming & it’s the baddest long-roof Benz ever. Powered by a 4.0-liter V8 with a pair of twin-scroll turbos, this wagon outputs a whopping 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. Adjustable AWD allows you to switch 100% of the torque to the rear wheels for “drift” mode like the sedan when the car is in Race Drive Mode. Yeah, Race Mode. This is our kind of grocery-getter.

    2018 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport at werd.com

    2018 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport

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    The forthcoming F-Type 400 Sport got a bump in power over last year’s—a V6 that now cranks out 400 horses. Most of the other upgrades & updates on this performance 2-door are cosmetic: some new Sport badges & branding and an app created with GoPro called ReRun. The app combines your GoPro footage with speed, steering, throttle, and other data from the car.

    2018 Mercedes-Benz E-class Coupe at werd.com

    2018 Mercedes-Benz E-class Coupe

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    Mercedes’ mid-range E-class coupe underwent a serious update for 2018. Wider, longer, and slightly taller than the outgoing model, it sports a clean side profile free of B-pillars, for smooth, unbroken lines. For the U.S. market, the new coupe will come standard with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6  and a new 9-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive and 4MATIC all-wheel-drive versions will be offered.

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain at werd.com

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

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    Is it a wagon revival? Audi’s got their Allroad, Volvo just rolled out their V90 Cross Country & now this. Mercedes might just pull into the lead with the new E-Class All-Terrain. It is a top-of-the-line luxury wagon with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an adjustable suspension system called Air Body Control to optimize ground clearance;  it’s built for cruising through snow and off the beaten path. Protective wheel well flares keep dirt and dings off the paint and the front end borrows styling from their SUV line. Two diesel engine options are on offer, both with the nine-speed 9G-Tronic transmission.

    2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid at werd.com

    2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

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    The Panamera was re-designed in 2017 to be lower, wider, and visually more Porsche-like. The next model on deck, the 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid adds plug-in e-fficiency to the mix. It’s powered by a 330-horse twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 with a top speed of 172MPH. In full electric mode it delivers 136 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

    2017 Porsche Panamera at werd.com

    2017 Porsche Panamera

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    For 2017, Porsche has redesigned the Panamera.  Most will agree that the outline of this 2nd-generation, aluminum-body sedan is an improvement on the original design. It is longer, wider, & taller, but has a lower roofline, giving it more familiar Porsche styling. It will be available with a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that outputs 440 HP or a 550 horsepower twin-turbo V8 that goes 0–60 in 3.6, with a top speed of 190 MPH.

    2017 Audi A5 Coupe at werd.com

    2017 Audi A5 Coupe

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    The 2017 Audi A5 sports coupe is lighter, faster & more fuel efficient than earlier models thanks to 132 pounds trimmed from the body and a new 354 horsepower turbocharged V6 powerplant that promises 32.2 MPGs.

    2017 Audi TT RS at werd.com

    2017 Audi TT RS

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    With its torquey upgrade to a 400-horsepower, 5-cylinder power plant and a decidedly aggro front fascia, the all-new 2017 TT RS has come a long way from its earliest iterations as the German Miata. Available as a coupe or a roadster, the Quattro-equipped AWD TT slides through all 7 gears via its dual-clutch S-Tronic transmission. NO word yet on whether Audi will offer a manual shifting model or when it may arrive in the USA.

    Tesla Model 3 at werd.com

    Tesla Model 3

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    Tesla just unveiled their vehicle for the masses. The all-electric Model 3 is an affordable 4-door, 5-passenger sedan that looks like a slightly smaller Model S. It’s got a range of 215 miles and silently snaps from 0-60 in under 6 seconds. A 15-inch touchscreen display & Autopilot hardware come standard & the car is available in both a rear-wheel & dual motor AWD version. 130,000 pre-orders have already been placed.

    2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF at werd.com

    2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

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    Next year’s Miata, the MX-5 RF, brings back the retractable hardtop. RF stands for “retractable fastback” giving fans of the 155 horsepower, 4-cylinder coupe a hardtop look with the option of going topless with just the push of a button.