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Speedy SUVs: BMW teases first X3 M and X4 M

The wait is nearly over for the new BMW X3 M and X4 M. Last Friday, BMW teased both performance SUVs and added to stay tuned as we approach the vehicles’ respective debuts. BMW’s flashy teaser video shows off both the X3 M and X4 M in camouflage but doesn’t reveal anything we haven’t seen before. Last September, the brand gave us a very good look… Via MotorAuthority

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As it turns 100, Bentley to look to future with EV, concept

Bentley celebrates its centennial in 2019 (the actual date is July 10), and the automaker is clearly excited. In an interview with Car Sales published Thursday, Bentley engineering chief Werner Tietz revealed plans for a new concept defining the future of luxury at the brand. It will be revealed around Bentley’s 100th birthday on July 10, he said. However, Tietz also provided the Australian publication with new details on an electric car in the works at Bentley. This will be a standalone model he said, one designed for use in…

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Haas first to reveal 2019 F1 car

We’re just a month out from the start of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship and the first team to reveal its contender for the new season is America’s Haas. The covers came of the new Haas VF-19 on Thursday at London’s Royal Automobile Club, with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean on hand to talk about the car. They will soon start pre-season tests, together with Haas test driver Pietro Fittipaldi, the grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi. Serving as Team Principal is Guenther Steiner. The cars haven’t…

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The Mazda Miata and Acura NSX debuted 30 years ago to take on the sports car establishment

In a twist of fate, the 1989 Chicago Auto Show marked the debuts of the production version of the Mazda Miata and the concept of the Acura NS-X, both with a mission to take on more established sports cars. Inspired by British sports cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, the Miata launched that year as a 1990 model. It had a 1.6-liter engine that made just 116 horsepower, but it proved that power wasn’t needed to create a fun performance car. With Japanese quality, it was also much more…

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