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5 Cars No One Wants to Buy Anymore

Auto buyers are a fickle bunch. Sometimes a new model is released to fanfare, positive press reviews, and a strong response from buyers. Two years later, dealers are complaining about them taking up space on their lots. Or sometimes, a car is a can’t-miss hit on paper, and flops terribly. Take the infamous Pontiac Aztek for instance. It was…

Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spotted near Nurburgring

Yesterday, we brought you spy photos of the BMW X5 M. Now, our shooter has spotted a rival, the Mercedes-AMG GLE63, testing near the Nürburgring. The car is wearing camouflage, of course, but we can make out a few details about the hot version of Mercedes-Benz’s midsize SUV. Its Panamericana grille is partly covered, but its shape appears…

2018 Audi RS5 First Drive | Boosted for your enjoyment

Spoiler alert: if you dig snorty, long-winded, naturally breathing V8s, you’ll have to add the 2018 Audi RS5 to the long list of cars abandoning the setup. Silver lining: if you like heady acceleration, unraveling twisty roads, and gobbling endless stretches of lonely tarmac, the new RS5 offers considerable gains over its big-engined predecessor. Bigger, Lighter, Gruntier…

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody First Drive | Same snarl, more bite

By now, you’ve read a lot about the Dodge Demon, including our driving impressions from the drag strip. You’ve also heard a lot about the Challenger Hellcat, which we’ve had the pleasure of driving at Portland International Raceway, Willow Springs, and on our home turf of Woodward Avenue, both during the Dream Cruise and for an episode of AutoblogVR. Last week, Dodge and SRT invited us out…

Next-generation Jeep Wrangler arriving at the end of 2017, diesel for 2019 model year

The folks at JL Wrangler Forums have come across some very juicy information regarding the next-generation Wrangler, thanks to an anonymous source who got the details from a dealer meeting. Among the information provided by the source is the timeline for the new Jeep’s release. It will be fully revealed at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, and it will hit dealers this December.…

VW has received several tentative bids for Ducati

Italy’s Benetton family is vying with motorbike firms and buyout funds for control of Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Germany’s Volkswagen, sources involved in the process told Reuters. Volkswagen, whose Audi division controls Ducati, has received several tentative bids with the Benetton family’s investment vehicle Edizione Holding valuing the Monster motorbike maker at $1.2 billion, one of the…