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2020 BMW X4 M CompetitionThe precise distinction between cars and crossover SUVs (or Sport Activity Vehicles, as BMW prefers to call its crossovers) is a topic of spirited debate, but BMW project leader for vehicle dynamics Bernd Barbisch knows the difference exactly. A crossover is defined by 203 millimeters, or 8 inches. That is the minimum ride height for a vehicle to…

Porsche Second Skin custom livery servicePorsche customers won’t need to be held back by factory colors with the launch of Second Skin. The new service, which the brand revealed on Wednesday, allows customers to customize their own livery for a 911, 718 Cayman, and 718 Boxster. While Porsche imagines the service to be rather expansive in the future, to start, the options are limited to…

1946 BMW Formula 2 race carBMW hasn’t competed in Formula One, or the lower-rung Formula Two, since 2009 but here’s the chance to own two pieces of history from both echelons of motorsport. The Drive first spotted the 1946 BMW F2 and 2007 BMW-Sauber F1 racers for sale via Race Cars Direct. Both hold their place in history for different reasons. The 1946 F2 was a new design…

Rimac CEO Mate Rimac in facility tourWe’ve arrived at episode three of four for Rimac’s in-depth facility tour, and this one focuses on how the firm designs its supercars. To date, the firm has revealed two models to the world: the Concept_One and the C_Two. In the latest video, CEO and founder Mate Rimac takes us through the design and engineering department where the final touches…

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienA prototype for Jeep’s next-generation Grand Cherokee was spotted this week. The new mid-size SUV moves to a platform related to the one in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which should mean a tighter, more dynamic offering. Another SUV in the headlines this week was Aston Martin’s DBX. The vehicle enters production in the first half of 2020, but…

Teaser for Byton M-Byte SUV production interiorByton promised that the production M-Byte electric SUV would hold true to the concept. On Thursday, the startup electric-car brand released teaser images of the production vehicle’s cockpit, and they confirm at least the interior will keep that promise. Yes, the 48-inch screen is there; Byton calls it the “Shared Experience Display.” The company…

Volkswagen ID RFresh off of its record-breaking lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the Volkswagen ID R will return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. There, it plans to defend its hillclimb record. Last year, the ID R set a time of 43.86 seconds as it scooted up Lord March’s driveway, setting an electric-car record. It became the quickest time…

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienThe 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee was spied for the first time; we drove the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S; the only Mansory Bugatti Chiron was listed for sale. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. Spy photographers captured mules for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s the first time we’ve seen the next-generation SUV testing, and…

Le Mans renames street 'Bentley Boys' to honor BentleyBentley on Thursday received a high honor in the city of Le Mans, France, where the famed endurance race takes place. One street was renamed “Rue des Bentley Boys” in a ceremony presided over by the mayor of Le Mans. Translated to English, the sign reads “Street of Bentley Boys.” Previously, the road was known as “Rue de Laigne.” For those not up…

2019 Lamborghini Huracán Evo first drive, Willow Springs Raceway, June 2019Big Willow at Willow Springs Raceway is a daunting 2.5-mile stretch of undulating asphalt in California’s Mojave desert. It provides a bumpy, off-camber, high-speed rollercoaster ride that only becomes more intimidating the higher the speeds rise and the harder the dampers are. On this 99-degree scorcher of a June day, it will put the…

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