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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.

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric at werd.com

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric

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Drivers on the hunt for an electric vehicle will soon have another solid option. The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is Mini’s first-ever production electric car. With its 181-hp electric motor, it retains the fun “go kart-like” handling Mini is known for while boasting a 168-mile range. A DC Fast charger allows it to recharge to 80% in just 35 minutes. For even more efficiency, it also features regenerative braking—another first for Mini.

BMW Unveils 2020 X6 Crossover at werd.com

BMW Unveils 2020 X6 Crossover

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Blending cues from the new 8 series models and its older brother the X5, BMW’s 2020 X6 is slightly wider and lower than it’s predecessor and will be available with 2 motor configurations: a turbocharged 335-hp 3.0-liter 6 in the X6 sDrive40i and xDrive40i models & the M option features a 523-hp 4.4-liter twin turbo V-8. Optional  Dynamic Handling & Off-Road Packages give enthusiastic drivers more control & response behind the wheel of this premium mid-size crossover.

Dodge Introduces 2020 SRT Charger Widebody at werd.com

Dodge Introduces 2020 SRT Charger Widebody

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For 2020, Dodge is adding an SRT Widebody variant to the Charger lineup—like they did with the Challenger for 2018. By adding new front and rear fascias with integrated fender flares, they were able to add 3.5 inches of width to the supercharged Hellcat V8 sedan. With 707 horses & 650 ft. Lb of torque, it certainly has the power to match this more swole-up physique.

BMW Rolls Out Sporty 8 Series Grand Coupe at werd.com

BMW Rolls Out Sporty 8 Series Grand Coupe

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Looks like BMW pulled a page from Porsche’s Panamera playbook with their latest addition to the ever-expanding 8 series. The new Grand Coupe is a stretched-out & lavishly appointed four-door-coupe version of their original two-door 8 series. The Coupe will be available as soon as September, with a choice of 2 engines: a 335-horse 6-cylinder or a 523-horsepower twin-turbo V-8.

BMW’s 2020 M8 is a Powerful Coupe at werd.com

BMW’s 2020 M8 is a Powerful Coupe

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Six Hundred Horsepower. That’s what pushes the 2020 BMW M8 down the road. And that’s the base model. The Competition model gets another 17 ponies. The driver experience is dynamic, with adaptive suspension and a selectable 3-mode AWD system that will keep those 20-inch wheels screwed to the pavement across the full spectrum of driving conditions. An open roof variant is also available.

Volvo is Giving the V60 Wagon Polestar Performance at werd.com

Volvo is Giving the V60 Wagon Polestar Performance

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For its tuned-up production vehicles, Volvo works with Polestar performance. The pair’s latest creation is the turbo-charged, super-charged, V60 sport wagon. A 2-liter gas motor spins the front wheels and an electric motor drives the rear for a total of 415 horsepower. That’s powerful! It’s also got Ohlins suspension & over-sized Brembo calipers—which is pretty aggressive for a grocery getter, don’t you think?

Cadillac Introduces 2020 CT5 Sedan at werd.com

Cadillac Introduces 2020 CT5 Sedan

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Cadillac is still betting that not everyone wants an SUV or crossover, as evidenced by the obvious effort that went into the 2020 CT5. The full-size luxury sedan got a nice design: a low hood, wide grill, and overall aggressive look.  Inside it features high-end wood trims, a rotary infotainment controller, and is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, both paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both rear-wheel & AWD models will be offered.

Fisker’s Affordable, All-Electric SUV is Coming Soon(ish) at werd.com

Fisker’s Affordable, All-Electric SUV is Coming Soon(ish)

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Niche electric automaker Fisker may not be niche for much longer. They just unveiled a forthcoming mid-priced SUV. The dates for its official release are a bit sketchy but the renderings look legit and early leaks mention a 300-mile range from a 80kWh + battery powerplant as well as a price tag somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000. Let’s hope we seen this on the road sooner than later.

Range Rover Rolls Out The Sport HST Hybrid at werd.com

Range Rover Rolls Out The Sport HST Hybrid

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For 2019, the Range Rover Sport will be available in a new model called the HST, which features a new hybrid powertrain. This supercharged variant is powered by an all-new inline-six cylinder combined with a 48-volt hybrid system. It will also get all the styling updates seen on the gas-powered model, including carbon fiber trims and a fresh, new interior. Available in the UK now.

Cadillac is Working On an All-Electric Crossover at werd.com

Cadillac is Working On an All-Electric Crossover

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The most interesting forthcoming Cadillac is two things that heretofore have never been combined under the luxury GM nameplate: it’s electric & it’s a crossover. So far all the world has seen are some Tesla-esque images. No stats. Not even a name. What we do know, it will be using GM’s “BEV3” electric vehicle platform.