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Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury fully revealed, tea set and all

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Mercedes has officially unveiled its Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept following a leak of most of the details last week. As we learned last week, the unusual looking sedan-SUV crossbreed is fully electric with four motors producing a whopping 750 horsepower. Combined with an 80 kWh battery, Mercedes estimates it should have a range of over 200 miles on the European test cycle. It also can handle extremely fast charging from DC chargers outputting 350 kW. Mercedes claims this allows it to

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Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury fully revealed, tea set and all originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak has its first outing with Romain Dumas

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Romain Dumas' first sight of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak was, like the rest of the world, via the weekend livestreamed press conference. Between stints at Monza, viewing it on his phone, he watched the covers come off the very car he'll be racing in just 62 days. His initial reaction? "Wow, that's a proper one!"

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Jaguar may kill supercharged V6 to make way for inline-six

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This could be the last year to score a Jaguar with the carmaker's 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Autocar reports that Jaguar deep-sixed the XE S and XF S in the UK due to poor sales and difficulty coping with European emissions regulation changes taking place this year. The mag expects the XJ and F-Pace to lose the V6, too, but suspects the F-Type might retain the engine. It's possible, however, the bent-six with up to 380 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque might finally be retiring for a reaso

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Jaguar may kill supercharged V6 to make way for inline-six originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Court blocks Trump administration from delaying higher CAFE penalties

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A federal court in New York on Monday blocked the Trump administration's decision to delay a rule that would raise penalties for automakers who do not meet federal fuel efficiency requirements.

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Court blocks Trump administration from delaying higher CAFE penalties originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mitsubishi planning to bring back Lancer as hybrid crossover

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It looks like the Mitsubishi Lancer is about to undertake a daring transformation from a ten-year-old saloon to a crossover. The Eclipse has already shed its coupe roots and become the Eclipse Cross, and now it's the Lancer's turn to become a high-rider.

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Mitsubishi planning to bring back Lancer as hybrid crossover originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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