2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S first drive: It’s … complicated

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S first drive: It’s … complicated
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Mercedes’ AMG E astounds with power, confounds with tech It’s a simple process: enabling drift mode on the 2018 Mercedes-AMG 4Matic E63 S, that is. First, you grab the chrome drive mode rocker switch and click it down into race, which quickens shifts, steering and throttle application. Then you hold the traction-control button for a few seconds to turn the system completely off. After that, you hit the M button for manual mode, grab both wheel-mounted shift paddles and pull back. The twin 12.3-inch dash/gauge cluster/infotainment screens will ask you if…

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Honda Rebel unveiled – A2 friendly bobber

Honda Rebel unveiled – A2 friendly bobber
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  Honda have unveiled the Rebel – a bobber aimed at younger riders with an A2-friendly 471cc parallel twin The Honda Rebel is a whole new model targeting a whole new demographic. The Rebel is aimed at riders in Generation Y – those who have grown up in the digital age and for who motorcycles are more than just transport. The Rebel concept was born in the USA, where big cruisers are popular but have not captured the imagination of younger riders. The beating heart of the Rebel is a…

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster revealed

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster revealed
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The AMG GT Roadster has broken cover ahead of its Paris motor show debut, with Mercedes unveiling not one but two monstrous engine options for its twin-turbo V8-powered convertible. Mercedes will offer its brutal ragtop in two distinct trim levels: the entry-level (well, as entry level as a circa-$260k performance convertible can be) AMG GT Roadster, and the decidedly more potent GT C Roadster. Both share the same twin-turbo V8, but the latter has been fettled to produce 410kW and 680Nm – enough to send the GT C hurtling to…

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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country revealed

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country revealed
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Raised V90 wagon set for Australian debut in the first half of 2017. As far as crossover models go, the jumped-up wagon is as niche of a model as it is rare. Only a handful of car makers such as Subaru, Peugeot, and the Volkswagen Group produces such models that offer a particular blend of SUV-like ground clearance and capability, without the typical bulkiness and high seating position. Even so crossover wagons have become a constant fixture to Volvo’s model line-up with their ‘Cross Country’ derivatives, and their new V90…

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Koenigsegg Says Its Catalytic Converter Allows For an Increase of 300 HP

Koenigsegg Says Its Catalytic Converter Allows For an Increase of 300 HP
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No, it doesn’t use magic. For a relatively small company, Koenigsegg employs an impressive amount of unique technology developed in-house. Its V8 engines may be based on an older Ford design, but calling them Mustang engines with turbochargers attached would be a vast understatement. Even its catalytic converters are unlike anything else used. Koenigsegg detailed its patented catalytic converter in a recent blog post about all the tech that goes into its engine for the 1160-hp Agera RS. The company claims that its catalytic converter technology allows an increase of…

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