BMW 3 seriesMay 23
BMW’s next 3 series gets sharper creases and harder edges to enhance its upscale appeal. The camouflaged sedan was pictured testing in Munich ahead of its debut later this year.
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Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Edition 1May 14
To mark the AMG GT’s expansion into four-door coupe territory, Mercedes-AMG is releasing a special launch edition of the sedan. The AMG GT 63 S Edition 1 features a bigger front splitter with an aero package, graphite gray paint, AMG stripes and 21-inch wheels. The Edition 1 interior features carbon-fiber trim, yellow seatbelts, illuminated doorsills, yellow contrast stitching on the magma gray and black leather seats and special floor mats.
2019 BMW M5 CompetitionMay 14
The 2019 BMW M5 Competition Package offers a bump in horsepower from the standard M5 -- 591 to 617 -- while torque will stay at 553 lb-ft. It sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. In addition to extra power, the M5 Competition offers a model-specific M Sport exhaust with a unique tone, specifically designed engine mounts resulting in a quicker engine response and model-specific chassis and suspension tuning. The eight-speed automatic and M xDrive all-wheel-drive system are unchanged and were already capable of handling the massive power and torque of the standard M5.The M5 Comp is a bit lower (0.3 inch) than the standard M5, has increased negative camber at the front axle and new toe links with ball joints as opposed to rubber mounts. The rear antiroll bar is stiffer and the front and rear springs are 10 percent firmer than the standard M5. -- Autoweek
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S RoadsterMay 14
The 2019 AMG GT S Roadster can zip from zero to 60 mph in about 3.7 seconds, powered by a 4-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine that delivers 515 hp and 494 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle has a lightweight aluminum space frame, seven-speed dual clutch transmission and a top speed of 192 mph. The roadster will be available in U.S. dealers by late 2018. Pricing has not been disclosed.
Rolls-Royce CullinanMay 7
The Cullinan's design was inspired by off-road use of Rolls-Royce cars in the 1920s — for example, Indian maharajahs on tiger hunts. The brand's first SUV will rival the Bentley Bentayga in the ultraluxury SUV segment.
2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST performance packageMay 7
Chevrolet is expanding its RST performance package to cover the Suburban SUV. Following the Tahoe RST, the Suburban RST gets a 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 engine, a 10-speed transmission and magnetic ride control. A Borla exhaust system and Brembo brakes are also available.
Ford Focus ActiveMay 7
The Ford Focus Active is a crossover-inspired variant which features a higher ride height, different bumpers and plastic protective strips. It is set to arrive in 2019. Ford said the only cars it plans to keep in North America are the Focus Active and the Mustang.
Audi A1 spy shotsMay 2
Audi’s new A1 will be lighter than the current model as it moves to VW Group’s latest small-car platform. It is also wider and lower with a more muscular front end and slightly longer wheelbase. The hatchback was pictured undergoing heat tests in southern Europe.
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Audi Q5LApril 25
The Audi Q5L is the automaker's first SUV with a long wheelbase. Audi lengthened the Q5 by 88 mm (3.5 inches) to increase rear passenger space. The Q5L will only be sold in China where customers prefer cars with roomy, high-quality interiors, Audi said.