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Tested: 2022 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic Proves That Six Is Enough

Tested: 2022 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic Proves That Six Is Enough

BY DEREK POWELL | CarAndDriver.ComTroy Warren for CNT #CarsDespite having only six cylinders, Mercedes's new 429-hp S500 model is still every bit an S-class.Three is the new five.For much of its existence, Mercedes-Benz's model nomenclature directly corresponded to a given vehicle's engine displacement in liters, multiplied by a factor of 100. But that's no longer solely the case, as this numerical correlation has begun to fall victim to the proliferation of smaller-displacement engines with greater specific outputs. Witness the 2022 Mercedes S500. For the first time, an S-class with a 500 on its decklid is powered not by a large…
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Tested: 2021 Land Rover Discovery P360 R-Dynamic S Highlights a Sibling Rivalry

Tested: 2021 Land Rover Discovery P360 R-Dynamic S Highlights a Sibling Rivalry

BY JOE LORIO | CarAndDriver.ComTroy Warren for CNT #CarsThe latest Land Rover Discovery may have more off-road ability than most family SUVs, but the brand's new Defender gets all the glory.The Discovery spearheaded the return of Land Rover to the United States market, making a name for itself with its rugged, go-just-about-anywhere capability. Now in its fourth generation (the intervening two adopting the LR3 and LR4 monikers here in the States), the Discovery now has a somewhat different mission and must make its case as the brand's family hauler. Even so, the Discovery's DNA still includes more off-road capability than…
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2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD Is Comfortable, Composed, and Quick

2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD Is Comfortable, Composed, and Quick

BY JENS MEINERS | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Kia's new EV carves out an identity separate from its Hyundai Ioniq 5 sibling. We liked the Kia Imagine concept, which debuted at the 2019 Geneva auto show. It was well proportioned, with taillights evoking the Kia Stinger and an oversized variation of the brand's "tiger nose" grille. But it seemed to fall somewhat short of the almost limitless potential afforded by the Hyundai Group's flexible E-GMP electric platform. When Kia decided to fast-forward it into production, design chief Luc Donckerwolke ordered a comprehensive redesign. He placed a group of…
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Cadillac InnerSpace Concept Is a Sleek Autonomous EV with a Loveseat

Cadillac InnerSpace Concept Is a Sleek Autonomous EV with a Loveseat

 | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars The luxury two-seater ditches the steering wheel for a massive, panoramic LED screen. The Cadillac InnerSpace concept was revealed as part of the 2022 CES technology show, which was a mostly virtual event this year. The InnerSpace is an electric vehicle with autonomous driving capability, and it eschews a steering wheel for a screen. The concept joins the PersonalSpace and SocialSpace concepts revealed at last year's CES in Cadillac's Halo Concept Portfolio. If you need further proof that Cadillac is moving away from its internal-combustion past, here it is. Ahead of the release of…
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2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Revealed with 664 HP, 400-Mile Range

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Revealed with 664 HP, 400-Mile Range

BY CARLOS LAGO | CarAndDriver.Com  Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Chevy faces off against the F-150 Lightning with its new electric truck. The high-end RST model will offer 664 horsepower and a 10,000-pound towing capacity. The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV is an all-electric pickup slated to go on sale in 2023.  Prices will range from around $40,000 for the base WT trim to $107,000 for the fully loaded RST model.  The Silverado EV shares no parts with the regular Silverado, and Chevy swears any resemblance to the Avalanche is coincidental. The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV may be late to the electric-pickup party, but…
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Why Attending a Performance Driving School Is Worth It

Why Attending a Performance Driving School Is Worth It

Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Car and Driver editors recently attended driving schools with BMW, Lexus, and Porsche and share the benefits of learning from the pros. If you're planning to take your car to the track or already regularly attend track days, a performance driving school can help you improve your skills by learning from professionals. Some automakers offer these programs—three Car and Driver editors just attended schools with BMW, Porsche, and Lexus—and there are other options, too. C/D staffers have also gone to schools such as the Bridgestone Winter Driving School, the Radford Racing School (previously Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving), and the Ron Fellows…
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How to Watch the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX EV’s Unveiling Live

How to Watch the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX EV’s Unveiling Live

BY GREG FINK | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars The electric Vision EQXX luxury sedan debuts on January 3. It will go 600-plus miles on a charge, according to Mercedes. Mercedes will reveal its Vision EQXX concept car on January 3, 2022, at noon ET in a livestream. The battery-electric Vision EQXX aims to achieve a driving range of more than 620 miles on a full charge. Mercedes is aiming for its Vision EQXX concept sedan to consume energy at a rate of about 200 MPGe at highway speeds.  The mystery surrounding the Mercedes Vision EQXX finally comes to an end on Monday,…
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Acura’s Ultium-Based Electric SUV May Bear the Name ADX

Acura’s Ultium-Based Electric SUV May Bear the Name ADX

BY GREG FINK | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Acura's parent company, Honda, recently filed for the ADX trademark. Honda filed to trademark ADX with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The ADX nameplate may appear on Acura's upcoming  GM-built electric SUV. Honda announced its GM-built electric SUV will wear the Prologue moniker. Acura's upcoming electric SUV may bear the name ADX, as evidenced by a recent trademark filing for the moniker by Honda, Acura's parent company, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Admittedly, it's entirely possible the ADX mark finds its way to a gas-powered Acura SUV, possibly…
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GM Files to Trademark Classic Buick Electra Nameplate

GM Files to Trademark Classic Buick Electra Nameplate

BY GREG FINK | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars The reborn Buick Electra, previewed by a concept last year, might take the form of an electric SUV. General Motors filed to trademark "Buick Electra" with the United States Trademark and Patent Office. The Electra name recently appeared on an electric concept SUV. Buick ditched the Electra nameplate after the 1990 model year.  The Electra name might return to Buick's model line after sitting dormant for more than three decades. Well, that's if a recent trademark filing by General Motors is anything to go by. The automaker filed to apply for the…
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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Charges to the Head of the Pack

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Charges to the Head of the Pack

BY DAN EDMUNDS | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Hyundai's compelling new EV offers 303 miles of EPA range, 350-kW DC fast-charging, and styling that evokes a Minecraft Lancia Delta Integrale. We've officially reached the point where there's a decent selection of compelling five-passenger electric SUVs with decent range. The Volkswagen ID.4, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Tesla Model Y are becoming increasingly commonplace sights on American roads, and they're about to be joined by the Kia EV6 and its sharp-looking crosstown rival, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Sharp turns out to be a particularly apt description of the Hyundai's distinctly creased styling, which features the mark of Zorro on…
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