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Video: The Cadillac Ciel Concept to play a starring role in new Entourage movie

If you’re a fan of Entourage, you can’t forget the catchy intro with the main crew cruising the LA streets in a droptop, four-door Lincoln Continental. It’s a scene that’s hard to forget.

However, it appears for the full-feature film, the crew ditched the old Lincoln for a hot, new Cadillac Ciel Concept from the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours show.

The film is scheduled for a release on June 3rd and is said to feature a lot of new models from Cadillac, such as the Escalade and ELR–which comes to no surprise, given the automobile industry’s rich history of coinciding with Hollywood fulfill the purposes of product placement.

Check out the teaser after the jump.

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Video: Watch the Porsche 911 GT3 RS get hooned at Hockenheim

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is one serious track machine and of course, it needs a serious track to be put to the test.

That’s what Christian Gebhardt did from Sport Auto, where he happily took a 911 GT3 RS around the world-famous Hockenheim circuit.

Other than the Lava Orange paint that’s bright enough to give you radiation burns, the 911 GT3 RS packs a naturally-aspirated flat six with around 500hp, in a body that weighs only 3,130lbs.

That’s some serious power-to-weight ratio right there. Lest we forget, the GT3 RS ran around the Nurburgring in just seven minutes and 20 seconds.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Report: Are we to expect a BMW M3 Touring? We gosh-damn hope so…

Avto Magazin, a Slovenian auto publication, reportedly spoke to some representatives at BMW, who apparently hinted that BMW is preparing an M3 Touring (or wagon for you unseasoned American folk) for the Frankfurt Motor Show this year.

This sounds like it could be the most epic wagon ever.

No details are available, obviously, but this should imply the M3’s 3.0L TwinPower Turbo being stuffed into the M-ified body of an F30 Touring.

This all seems lovely, but don’t forget, the Germans like to leave us out of the inclusion group by not sending one for American shores.

We can only hope…

Source: Avto Magazin


Video: AutoNation test drives the 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat

When Chrysler and Dodge revealed the Charger and Challenger Hellcat, they took the world by storm by being one of the most powerful duos made available and an extremely, yet relatively affordable price.

With 707hp on tap from a supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8, it was something both auto journalists and potential buyers wanted to try, and recently, our fellow team at AutoNation got behind the wheel of one to try it out.

Unfortunately, the Charger is only available with a beefed up ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic, while the Challenger comes with the option of a classic six-speed manual.

Does that hack away at the Charger’s potential?

Find out in the review after the jump.
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Report: Next generation Peugeots to gain autonomous driving tech
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It seems Peugeot is seeking to become more relevant on a global level as AutomotiveNews Europe reports that CEO Carlos Tavares said some next-generation models could gain semi-autonomous driving tech.

This is one of the more recent instances where a new mainstream automobile gains semi-autonomous tech, exemplifying its gain in popularity and availability.

Tavares says he, like some automakers, seeks to make Peugeot capable of producing 100% fully-autonomous vehicles. The world should see the most technologically-advanced Peugeot sedan yet with the next-generation 508, due sometime in 2017 on their new EMP2 platform.

Source: AutomotiveNews Europe

Report: BMW’s X2 to surface in 2017

Posted: May 18, 2015
Filed under: 2015, BMW, Industry News

Report: BMW’s X2 to surface in 2017

BMW’s following the way of Audi and Mercedes-Benz by trying to fill every niche gap possible by innovating with “new models,” or just smaller versions of crossovers and sedans that are less practical for more money. Totally makes sense right?

Well, that happened to create the X6 and the X4. So guess what, an X2 is on the way to compete with Mercedes-Benz’s GLA and Audi’s Q3 compact.

That said, it will be front-wheel drive, using the same UKL modular platform as Mini’s entire lineup. xDrive all-wheel drive will be optional. Powering the X2 should be a similar line of gasoline and diesel engines, with BMW’s latest three-banger serving duty as well.

Because it’s an all-new model, we can now also expect a hot M version to be made with around 300hp for the GLA 45 AMG and Audi SQ3 competition.

A concept for the X2 is expected to surface sometime around March of 2016, or around the same time Geneva takes place.

Source: AutoCar


Report: Toyota working on a new entry-level lightweight model with 130hp

It seems Toyota’s not willing to give up its prospects on sports cars, and we couldn’t be any happier.

This is further reflected by Motoring’s latest find, which says that Toyota’s might be interested in working a small, lightweight roadster, as a move to most likely combat the new Honda S660 and the new Mazda Miata.

So far, Motoring reports this new rumored sports car should have a small engine, a 1.5L four-banger with 130hp given the car’s said to have a 2,160lb curb weight, and that puts it square into the territory of said Miata.

The new Toyota is supposedly dubbed the 69DZ and is described to take heavy influence from the 1965 Toyota Sports 800 while being a mesh of some new GT 86 styling.

Oh, and of course, expect to be rear-wheel drive with a six-speed automatic or manual. Should all go well, expect this baby Toyota by 2018.

Source: Motoring


The new sixth generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro – this is it
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  • Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2016 Camaro on May 16, 2015. For the first time in the car’s history, it is offered with a turbocharged engine – a new 2.0L turbo producing an estimated 270 horsepower and delivering an estimated 30 mpg highway.
  • Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2016 Camaro on May 16, 2015. For the first time in the car’s history, it is offered with a turbocharged engine – a new 2.0L turbo producing an estimated 270 horsepower and delivering an estimated 30 mpg highway.
  • Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2016 Camaro on May 16, 2015. For the first time in the car’s history, it is offered with a turbocharged engine – a new 2.0L turbo producing an estimated 270 horsepower and delivering an estimated 30 mpg highway.
  • The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offers an all-new, fourth-generation 3.6L V-6 rated at an estimated 330 hp. It incorporates fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology, along with direct injection, to balance performance with efficiency.
  • The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offers an all-new, fourth-generation 3.6L V-6 rated at an estimated 330 hp. It incorporates fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology, along with direct injection, to balance performance with efficiency.
  • The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offers an all-new, fourth-generation 3.6L V-6 rated at an estimated 330 hp. It incorporates fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology, along with direct injection, to balance performance with efficiency.
  • The 2016 Camaro SS was introduced on May 16, 2015. It’s the most powerful Camaro SS in the car’s history, with a new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine producing an estimated 440 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. It is offered with an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as a six-speed manual.
  • The 2016 Camaro SS was introduced on May 16, 2015. It’s the most powerful Camaro SS in the car’s history, with a new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine producing an estimated 440 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. It is offered with an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as a six-speed manual.
  • The 2016 Camaro SS was introduced on May 16, 2015. It’s the most powerful Camaro SS in the car’s history, with a new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine producing an estimated 440 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. It is offered with an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as a six-speed manual.
  • The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS features an aerodynamically optimized design, with hood vents that channel air that passes through the grille and radiator out and over the top of the car, reducing front-end lift.
  • The all-new engine line up for Camaro features (left to right) the Small Block 6.2L V8 LT1, an all-new 3.6L V6 and an Ecotec 2.0L Turbocharged four cylinder.  All three engines feature a direct injection fuel system and continuously variable valve timing.
  • The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is unveiled during a special event for employees Saturday, May 16, 2015 on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for Chevrolet)
  • The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is unveiled during a special event for employees Saturday, May 16, 2015 on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)
  • General Motors Executive Vice President Global Product Development Mark Reuss introduces the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro during a special event for employees Saturday, May 16, 2015 on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)
  • General Motors Executive Vice President Global Product Development Mark Reuss introduces the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro during a special event for employees Saturday, May 16, 2015 on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)
  • The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is unveiled during a special event for employees Saturday, May 16, 2015 on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)
  • The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is unveiled during a special event for employees Saturday, May 16, 2015 on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for Chevrolet)
  • An all-new, driver-focused interior in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro features performance-optimized ergonomics, including new seats, a new, flat-bottom steering wheel and a new center console designed for easier manual-transmission shifting.
  • An all-new, driver-focused interior in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro features performance-optimized ergonomics, including new seats, a new, flat-bottom steering wheel and a new center console designed for easier manual-transmission shifting.
  • An all-new, driver-focused interior in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro features performance-optimized ergonomics, including new seats, a new, flat-bottom steering wheel and a new center console designed for easier manual-transmission shifting.
  • An all-new, driver-focused interior in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro features performance-optimized ergonomics, including new seats, a new, flat-bottom steering wheel and a new center console designed for easier manual-transmission shifting.
  • An all-new, driver-focused interior in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro features performance-optimized ergonomics, including new seats, a new, flat-bottom steering wheel and a new center console designed for easier manual-transmission shifting.
  • Members of the media drive engineering prototypes of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro on the Detroit Grand Prix race course, on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced on May 15, 2015, at a public event at the park.
  • Members of the media drive engineering prototypes of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro on the Detroit Grand Prix race course, on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced on May 15, 2015, at a public event at the park.
  • Members of the media drive engineering prototypes of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro on the Detroit Grand Prix race course, on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced on May 15, 2015, at a public event at the park.
  • Members of the media drive engineering prototypes of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro on the Detroit Grand Prix race course, on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced on May 15, 2015, at a public event at the park.
  • Members of the media drive engineering prototypes of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro on the Detroit Grand Prix race course, on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced on May 15, 2015, at a public event at the park.
  • Members of the media drive engineering prototypes of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro on the Detroit Grand Prix race course, on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced on May 15, 2015, at a public event at the park.
  • Members of the media drive engineering prototypes of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro on the Detroit Grand Prix race course, on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced on May 15, 2015, at a public event at the park.
  • Members of the media drive engineering prototypes of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro on the Detroit Grand Prix race course, on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced on May 15, 2015, at a public event at the park.

Today is a big day for General Motors and American motoring as the new sixth generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro just broke cover, after its special reveal event today.

Hoorah!

And much like we expected, the new Camaro sports some aggressive new looks while GM boasts the Camaro should offer a faster, and more nimble driving experience, thanks to a lighter body and more extensive powertrain offerings–a total of six to be exact.

So let’s start with that since muscle cars, like the Camaro, are all about power. As expected, the Camaro ups its game against its arch rival, the Ford Mustang, which receives an all-new 2.3L EcoBoost turbo four options as naturally, the Camaro follows suit, to offer a new 2.0L turbo four, virtually the same mill as found in the base Cadillac ATS and CTS. That’s good for 275hp and 295 lb-ft of twist.

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Report: Sergio Marchionne wants Jeep to build a Range Rover competitor
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Jeep is known to be working on a larger(rumor one, two, three), full-size crossover SUV to sit above the current Grand Cherokee, which could now be considered more of a midsize crossover.

That model is said to be a spiritual successor to the original Grand Wagoneer from the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, Jeep has yet to make a full-size truck or crossover of any sort.

Now however, Bloomberg reports that Sergio Marchionne wants Jeep to make this new Grand Wagoneer into a Range Rover competitor.

“When I see a Range Rover on the street, my blood boils, because we should be able to do a thing like that and we will,” Marchionne said in an interview.

Do you think Jeep has what it takes to make a model to compete with something as legendary as the Range Rover?

Source: Bloomberg


The 2016 Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen gets a facelift and some new engines
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Mercedes-Benz in Germany announced some new changes for the Gelandewagen, which are surely destined to find their way onto our shores sometime in the near future.

For the newly revealed Gelandewagen in Europe, the standard G500 gains the new 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 as the rest of the similarly labeled 500 models in Benz’s lineup. That V8 is similarly powered to about 420hp and 450 lb-ft of twist. And for the Europe only G350d diesel, that gains an updated 3.0L V6 diesel with 245hp and 443 lb-ft of twist.

The AMG models also gain some power with the G63 now churning out around 25 extra horses to make around 568hp while the G65 gains an additional 15hp to make somewhere in the neighborhood of 625hp.

Check out the press release after the jump.

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