Mercedes Recalling 300,000 2006–2012 U.S. Models for Brake Defect

Mercedes Recalling 300,000 2006–2012 U.S. Models for Brake Defect

No injuries or deaths have been recorded because of the issue, but NHTSA is publishing a recall announcement after Mercedes has discovered a potential problem with brake performance in several older models due to corrosion from water exposure. The list of affected vehicles is long (see it below). It includes ML-class, GL-class, and R-class Mercedes vehicles built between 2006 and …

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Acura ARX-06 LMDh prototype teased in camouflage

Acura ARX-06 LMDh prototype teased in camouflage

Acura on Friday released a teaser of its next-generation prototype race car for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Acura ARX-06 (short for Acura Racing Experimental, generation 6) LMDh racer will debut for the 2023 season as the replacement for the ARX-05. Where the ARX-05 was built to the current Daytona Prototype International (DPi) rules, the ARX-06 will compete in …

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NHTSA Looking into 2021 Ford Bronco ‘Catastrophic Engine Failure’

NHTSA Looking into 2021 Ford Bronco 'Catastrophic Engine Failure'

Michael SimariCar and Driver NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation is looking into complaints that owners’ 2021 Ford Bronco SUVs suddenly stopped running and would not restart. The cause is believed to be a possible valve defect in the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, which is standard on the 2021 Bronco Wildtrak and optional on most other models. The safety agency received three …

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Magna Breakthrough Lighting turns any body panel into a light

Automotive supplier Magna on Thursday unveiled lighting hardware that can be integrated with vehicle body panels. Dubbed Breakthrough Lighting, it will be ready for production in 2023, Magna said in a press release. Magna is initially showing Breakthrough Lighting on a thermoplastic liftgate dubbed the “Litgate.” However, the same hardware can be applied to other vehicle panels as long as …

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Tesla Cybertruck World Exclusive, First Driving Impressions

Tesla Cybertruck World Exclusive, First Driving Impressions

Andi HedrickCar and Driver From the June 2022 issue of Car and Driver. In hopes of getting him back in the fold, we sent John Phillips a Tesla Cybertruck. A week later, he sent this back. Roll me in petunias, but didn’t Car and Driver ship me a Tesla Cybertruck via FedEx? Not tootin’ my own horn, but I’m a …

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Corvette C8, BMW M4, Porsche 911 GTS: 500 hp comparison

Aston Martin V12 Vantage: a full-fat stage with 700 hp goodbye

Anyone who doesn’t notice the ambiguity in the headlines desperately needs a shot of refreshment when it comes to Corvette history: Zora Arkus-Duntov is the name of the engineer who saved the C1 from extinction and dreamed up the mid-engine Vette 60 years ago. Auto-ABO Now ID.3 and other models from €499 a month Take advantage of short delivery times, …

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1933 Hispano Suiza J12 brings V-12 power to Jay Leno’s Garage

1933 Hispano Suiza J12 brings V-12 power to Jay Leno's Garage

Hispano Suiza was one of the greatest automakers of the prewar era, and this 1933 J12 exemplifies why. Now part of California’s Nethercutt Collection, it was recently featured on “Jay Leno’s Garage,” where Jay Leno and Nethercutt Collection Vice President Cameron Richards discussed what made this car so special. The name Hispano Suiza is Spanish for “Spanish Swiss,” denoting the …

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Iveco X-Way 8×2 for Aabo Trading

Iveco X-Way 8x2 for Aabo Trading

Aabo Trading recently commissioned the Iveco X-Way 8X2 with 460 hp. This is the company’s first truck with a crane. The X-Way is equipped with an Effer crane and will be used to carry roofing material to the site. Aabo Trading delivers its own materials at the customer’s location. So far, this has only been done with smaller vehicles. With …

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Maxi-Tuner Mini Cooper S: getunter Mini Cooper S mit 222 PS

Aston Martin V12 Vantage: a full-fat stage with 700 hp goodbye

Do you remember when the Cooper S was the undisputed number one in the small car class? Back when he easily beat calibers like the Renault Clio Sport, Corsa OPC or Polo GTI? And when was its 175 hp engine named “Engine of the Year”? Auto-ABO Now ID.3 and other models from €499 a month Take advantage of short delivery …

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