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Mercedes-Benz is introducing for the 2014 model year a new, more powerful version of its C63 AMG dubbed the “Edition 507.” As its name suggests, the car comes packing a 507-horsepower version of the regular C63 AMG’s 6.2-liter V-8, which, for those at home wondering, is 56 horsepower more than the standard model and 26 more than…

The Geneva Motor Show is just over a month away, and while we’ve seen a few other tantalizing previews, this convertible GT 86 concept is among the most interesting. Officially called the FT-86 Open concept, the car “previews a possible future development of the award-winning GT 86 sports coupe.” Already proven to be a very capable and fun car…

Last summer, General Motors’ European unit Opel made the surprise announcement that its chief, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, was being reassigned to a new role, and that its turnaround expert, Steve Girsky, would fill in as interim chief. Since then, we’ve seen Opel enter an alliance deal with France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen Group that…

There has been no shortage of speculation over the oily bits of the next-generation mid-sized M car from BMW. With the unveiling of the 4-Series Coupe concept, the general outlines of the 2014 BMW M4’s form have become clearer, but there’s still a cloak around the engine. Or is there? According to VIN information dug up by F30 Post, the upcoming…

When race and road car constructor McLaren rolled out its new MP4-28 Formula One car for the 2013 season, it also took the opportunity to promote its newest wares, the MP4-12C Spider and the upcoming P1 supercar. McLaren’s newest F1 driver, Sergio Perez, arrived at the race car’s unveiling behind the wheel of a McLaren Orange 12C…

Just last week we brought you spy shots of the new Audi A3 sedan, undergoing on-the-road testing in its vinyl camouflage wrap. This week, our spy photographer has captured images of its faster, open-air brother, the upcoming Audi S3 Cabriolet. While the car looks startlingly similar to the A3 Cabriolet we showed you spy shots of yesterday, the…

Audi debuted the turbodiesel version of its flagship A8 sedan at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. At the time, we were told that pricing and fuel economy details were pending, and now the four-ring brand has published the data ahead of the car’s launch. The diesel-powered luxury sedan will be available in a long-wheelbase version…

When Lincoln revealed it would use comedian Jimmy Fallon to write the script for its upcoming Super Bowl ad, based on Twitter submissions about epic road trips from fans, we’ll admit that our first thought was “this isn’t going to end well.” Lincoln, after all, has been hyping style over substance lately, and it even got…

Super Bowl ads aren’t just pitching beer, chips and cars this year. Movie studios have figured out that the best way to get fans’ eyes on trailers for upcoming movies is to show trailers during the Super Bowl. One movie preview that will air during the big game is the spot for the upcoming Fast and the Furious 6. Yahoo Movies tells us…

McLaren’s MP4-28, the car that will carry Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton’s replacement, Sergio Perez, through the 2013 F1 season, has been unveiled, and it looks surprisingly…not bad. The real question, however, is whether McLaren will be able to hang with the other perennial front-runners, or if perhaps McLaren will run away from them. At…

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