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Hemi-Powered V8: Jeep’s 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392 at werd.com

Hemi-Powered V8: Jeep’s 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392

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Powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi engine that pumps out 470 horsepower & 470 pound-feet of torque, Jeep’s 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392 marks the return of the V8 Wrangler. One that tears from 0 to 60 in 4.5 and sounds like a beast with its throaty dual-mode exhaust. Available only in four-door & finished in Unlimited trim, it offers full-time Selec-Trac 4WD & an 8-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for this desert-ready rig has not been released but being the most powerful Wrangler yet, it’s sure to be the priciest.

Volkswagen Gives 2022 Golf R 315 Horses at werd.com

Volkswagen Gives 2022 Golf R 315 Horses

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For 2022, Volkswagen has made their Golf R more powerful than ever—which is impressive considering its pedigree. Its fiery little turbocharged 4-cylinder twists up 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, with a 6-speed stick as the sole tranny option. Sounds fun. Especially with 4Motion AWD that got upgraded to a gain a torque vectoring function for improved cornering control. Coming to America late 2021.

Jeep Rolls Out Off-Road Ready Gladiator Willys Edition at werd.com

Jeep Rolls Out Off-Road Ready Gladiator Willys Edition

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Paying homage the original “jeep,” the World War II Willys MB, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys Edition offers upgraded suspension, beefy BFG’s, a limited-slip differential, and other off-road bits pulled from Rubicon models. Powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to a manual tranny, it features blacked-out trim plus wheels, grill, and roof for a stealth, mil-spec inspired look. Available early 2021.

BMW Rolls Out 2021 4-Series Coupe at werd.com

BMW Rolls Out 2021 4-Series Coupe

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For 2021, BMW has completely redesigned its 4-Series coupe. In addition to a fresh front-end topped-off by large dual kidney grills, the foldable drop-top 430 is available with either a 255 gas or 382 horsepower hybrid drivetrain. The roof shaves off 40% of weight compared to a hard top, which translates to some impressive numbers for both speed & efficiency.

Volkswagen Debuts All-Electric ID.4 SUV at werd.com

Volkswagen Debuts All-Electric ID.4 SUV

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Volkswagen’s forthcoming all-electric ID.4 is a mid-size SUV with pricing & utility aimed at the masses. Powered by either a 201 single-motor or 300 horsepower dual-motor system, the ID.4 boasts an EPA adjusted range of 250 miles and a price tag below Tesla Model Y. Pre-order is open now.

Mercedes Unveils Redesigned 2021 S-Class at werd.com

Mercedes Unveils Redesigned 2021 S-Class

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As the perennial flagship of Mercedes-Benz, the S-Class cars are built from the ground up to set the standard and presage the brand’s latest advancements. For 2021, they nailed it again. The new S-Class is not only longer, wider & more aerodynamic, it is safer—with rear seat airbags, smarter with second-gen MBUX infotainment tech, and more luxurious than ever. Also noteworthy: the S580 pushes 500 horses.

For 2021 Porsche Juiced Up the Taycan Turbo S at werd.com

For 2021 Porsche Juiced Up the Taycan Turbo S

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With an upgrade that makes it even faster for 2021, the all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S features Launch Control technology to rip down a quarter-mile in just 10.7 seconds. There’s also a new HUD & a “plug & charge” feature for convenient, secure universal charging. 7 fresh color choices will also be offered for the new model year.

The 2021 Audi A3 Looks Tougher & Cruises Cleaner at werd.com

The 2021 Audi A3 Looks Tougher & Cruises Cleaner

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For 2021, Audi’s sporty little A3 sedan looks a bit beefier. Now in its 4th generation, the redesigned & more muscular build also benefits from a mild hybrid-assist drive train that combines a 2.0-liter turbo 4 with a 48-volt electric for MPGs hovering around 50. Tech features like presense collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, traffic light & lane-keeping assist add to its compact charms. Pre-order is slate to begin at the end of April.

Porsche Rolls Out Faster 2021 911 S at werd.com

Porsche Rolls Out Faster 2021 911 S

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For 2021, Porsche made the 911 S not only wider but faster than the outgoing model by squeezing an additional 60 horsepower from its turbo-charged 640 horsepower 3.8-liter flat-six engine. With its turbo-specific eight-speed automatic transmission, it cranks zero to 60 mph in 2.6. Top speed: 205 mph. That’s crazy-fast for how chill the Turbo S looks. Available in late 2020, it will be offered in both a coupe and convertible variant.

Volkswagen Unveils 8th-Gen Golf GTI at werd.com

Volkswagen Unveils 8th-Gen Golf GTI

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Volkswagen has just rolled out the latest iteration of its iconic Golf GTI. This is the 8th Generation of the compact performer and it’s powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that makes 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the power, GTI branding, and plaid interior accents, a red LED strip under the grill makes clear this is no stock Golf. Sadly, the new Euro-tuned 4-door won’t reach American dealers until the end of 2021.

Audi Rolls Out 2020 RS Q8 at werd.com

Audi Rolls Out 2020 RS Q8

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The 2020 Audi RS Q8  is the fastest & sportiest Audi SUV yet. A 591-horsepower V8 plus mild hybrid system gives it a top speed of 190MPH with loads of torque. It features adaptive AWD, an active anti-roll system & rear-wheel steering. Flagship features & finish from its moon roof to its 23-inch Pirelli P Zero tires mark it as a mean machine.

Lexus’ LC500 Goes Topless in 2021 at werd.com

Lexus’ LC500 Goes Topless in 2021

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For 2021, Lexus is adding a convertible variant of the sporty LC500 to its lineup. Despite its sunny Sunday drive looks, this is one mean Lex, powered by a naturally-aspirated 471-horsepower 5-liter V8. Adjustments were made to improve chassis rigidity in this roofless model, as well as in weight distribution and suspension tuning. This blue color will be limited to just 100 units.

Aston Martin Unveils Its First SUV at werd.com

Aston Martin Unveils Its First SUV

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The forthcoming 2020 Aston Martin DBX will debut as the British supercar brand’s first-ever SUV. Powered by a 542-hp AMG 4-liter V-8, this luxury ’ute hits a 4.3-second zero-to-60-mph time and a top speed of 181 mph. It offers 5 dynamic drive modes as well as adaptive air suspension & an active anti-roll system. Looks pretty cool, too.

TreadReady Adirondack Straps Will Get You Back On the Road at werd.com

TreadReady Adirondack Straps Will Get You Back On the Road

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Getting stuck sucks & even if a tow-truck is an option, waiting is wack, too. The TreadReady Adirondack Strap can help you out. Using universal ratchet straps and tough traction strips that go across the tread face, a few of these on the active wheel (or wheels) of your vehicle, and you’ll be back on the road quick. Faster & easier than snow chains, they also work for mud and sand surfaces. They’re just as easy to remove & store in a compact case in your car.

BMW Introduces 2 Series Gran Coupe for 2020 at werd.com

BMW Introduces 2 Series Gran Coupe for 2020

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First off, the 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is not a coupe, it’s a four-door. Rivaling Mercedes’ A Class & Audi’s A3, it’s a solid choice in the entry-level luxury category. Larger than Beemer’s other 2 series cars and smaller than the 3 series, the Gran Coupe’s defining feature is its sloping, fastback-ish rear profile.  Available with several options for performance/power, it is every bit the refined, modern BMW inside & out.

Volvo Rolls Out Its First All-Electric: The XC40 Recharge at werd.com

Volvo Rolls Out Its First All-Electric: The XC40 Recharge

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With the ambitious goal of producing only electric vehicles by 2025, Swedish automaker Volvo has just unveiled its first-ever all-electric, the XC40 Recharge SUV. Based on the existing XC40 platform, it is powered by a 78-kWh battery and a pair of electric motors, to produce an impressive 402 HP and 487 lb. ft. of torque, with a range of 200-250 miles. Volvo is also giving Recharge buyers a year of free charging.

Volkwagen Introduces ID.3, Its First All-Electric Car at werd.com

Volkwagen Introduces ID.3, Its First All-Electric Car

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Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the ID.3 is Volkwagen’s first all-electric car. Designed for mass appeal and similar in looks to the popular Golf hatchback, it is a smart, affordable long-range EV. Available in 3 models, with 45, 58, or 77kWh batteries, they boast a top-end distance range up to 340-miles for the 77kWh. Coming to America mid-2020.

The Taycan Turbo is the First All-Electric Porsche at werd.com

The Taycan Turbo is the First All-Electric Porsche

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It certainly won’t sound like a Porsche but the release of the all-new Taycan Turbo is a landmark moment for the German automaker. It is the brand’s first all-electric car. With an ultra-efficient 800 volt system, the upgraded Turbo S version of this silent killer cranks out 750 horses, making it one of the most powerful production Porsches. The 800 volt system also allows it to re-charge up to 80% in under 23 minutes with a full-charge driving range of 280 miles. Hitting 161 MPH with zero emissions—pretty darn cool.

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is Coming To America at werd.com

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is Coming To America

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For model year 2020, the United States is finally allowing Audi to bring their heretofore Europe-only RS6 Avant wagon to our shores. This fully updated 591-horse super wagon is powered by a twin-turbo V8 which delivers some pretty sick numbers: 0 to 60 in 3.6, top speed of 190+ w/optional Dynamic Package Plus. The RS body is wider overall by 1.6” than the standard A6, plus features adjustable sport suspension, a racy exhaust system, and that sinister RS body kit.

Porsche Unveils Powerful 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid at werd.com

Porsche Unveils Powerful 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

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The forthcoming 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid will be Porsche’s most-powerful SUV yet, boasting 670hp and 663 lb-ft of torque. Power output is split between the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and a 100kW electric motor & managed by an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Top speed is an electronically limited 183mph with a snappy zero-to-60 time of 3.6.