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6 thoughts about the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 SUV

6 thoughts about the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 SUV

detroit — i would have scoffed at the 2024 mercedes-amg gle 53 suv a few short years ago. it’s not an amg. those have raucous 6.3-liter v8s. they’re sports cars or sedans. they’re definitely not suvs. i would have been wrong. after a week in this gle and a decade watching amg’s evolution, i’m convinced the proper notion is not what isn

Heres $20,000. Buy a fun car for the weekend

Heres $20,000. Buy a fun car for the weekend

sometimes you don't have to care about practicality or efficiency. in this week's fun game of spending imaginary money, even reliability isn't as important as affordability and the ever-important fun factor. we're diving into the world of vehicular play things; cars that aren't meant to be daily drivers and don't reall

VWs first-half deliveries up in every region but China

VWs first-half deliveries up in every region but China

volkswagen said on friday its group deliveries increased 12.8% year-on-year from january to june, registering growth in every region except china, which saw a 1.2% drop in total deliveries and a 1.6% drop in battery-electric cars. the fall was partly due to particularly high sales in the same month last year after the government extended a tax bre

Heres $35,000. Buy a family vehicle

Heres $35,000. Buy a family vehicle

last week was full of rolls-royces, aston martins, two-door sport coupes and buying $75,000 mustangs. in an effort to balance things, our weekly "what would you buy?" series is going to take a sensible turn. it's also going to be one that's open to an awful lot of personal interpretation: buy a family vehicle.  that said, "family ve

Industry group asks EPA to reassess emissions standards changes

Industry group asks EPA to reassess emissions standards changes

Though California and a handful of other states have committed to banning new gas vehicle sales in the 2030s, the federal government has stopped short of taking such an action. That said, the Environmental Protection Agency recently suggested changes to emissions regulations so strict that an industry group calls them a "de facto battery-electric v

2024 BMW X1 M35i xDrive makes the enthusiasts compact CUV even better

2024 BMW X1 M35i xDrive makes the enthusiasts compact CUV even better

in our first drive of the new, third-generation bmw x1, we held out hope for a more powerful, sportier variant. the base xdrive28i model is the driver's choice in the entire segment, making a bit more oomph and more focused handling an enticing carrot. here's what we asked for, the 2024 bmw x1 m35i xdrive, an m performance version of the

Largest U.S. automaker loan since 2009 is meant to help Ford beat China on EVs

Largest U.S. automaker loan since 2009 is meant to help Ford beat China on EVs

ford ceo jim farley with an f-150 lightning truck. bill pugliano/getty images the u.s. is lending ford $9.2 billion to build battery plants in tennessee and kentucky. the sum from the loan programs office is the biggest to an automaker since the 2009 bailouts. it's also three times the loan extended to general motors for ba

Ford Mustang road-going GT3 prototype spied: wide body, center-exit exhaust

Ford Mustang road-going GT3 prototype spied: wide body, center-exit exhaust

jim farley foreshadowed it was coming, and now we think we’re looking at a heavily camouflaged prototype of the ford mustang gt3 road car. spied running around a ford test track, this tester is a seriously chunky mustang that’s rocking a unique aero package and a center-exit exhaust. it’s no dark horse, and thanks to that center exhaust, it

These cheap, tiny Japanese pickup trucks are winning fans in America

These cheap, tiny Japanese pickup trucks are winning fans in America

kei trucks can cost as little as $5,000 to import from japan. getty images tiny japanese trucks that cost as little as $5,000 are winning over some americans. kei trucks are about 11 feet long and can hit speeds of up to 65 mph. according to japan car direct, they've become popular with buyers such as farmers. it'