First McLaren Speedtail Delivery In The US

The McLaren Speedtail has finally made it to the US. The first example of the much-hyped hypercar touched down in Connecticut just a few days ago. After the pandemic threw a wrench in the originally scheduled rollout.

The McLaren Speedtail has been years in the making, but it’s finally here.

The shiny new Hyper-GT was delivered to Miller Motorcars in Greenwich. The dealership, which recently took delivery of the country’s first Bugatti Divo. Captured the momentous occasion in a YouTube video and the powder-blue speedster looks drop-dead gorgeous on screen.

Of course, the delivery couldn’t have come sooner for auto enthusiasts. The latest addition to McLaren’s Ultimate Series has been years in the making. First teased back in 2018, the hypercar won hearts with its unabashedly futuristic design. And a hybrid-electric powertrain and blistering speed. In 2019, it showed out during test drives. And hitting 250 mph more than 30 times and deservedly securing the title of the fastest McLaren yet.

The McLaren Speedtail’s hybrid system mates a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 with an electric motor to produce a punishing 1,036 horses. The power-to-weight ratio (the car weighs just 3,153 pounds) and instant torque provided by the electric motor gives the car ferocious acceleration that can push it from zero to 186 mph in just 12.8 seconds.

The Speedtail has a three-seat layout that sees the driver sitting front and center, just like its spiritual successor, the F1. Because of this seating position and the fact that the car has cameras instead of side mirrors. So the McLaren Speedtail isn’t road legal in the US. Customers will need to import it via the “Show or Display” law if they plan to put the pedal to the metal on local roads.

The Speedtail is strictly limited to just 106 models and a third or so will be heading Stateside. After being purchased by US customers for roughly $2.25 million each. Indeed, it’s been quite the drawn-out saga to get the Speedtail on American soil. But it’s fair to say it was worth the wait.

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Discover What The 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Is Different

The new Porsche Panamera now has a Turbo S version, a tweaked look and a brand new Turbo S model. Porsche has updated its super saloon.

Revised Porsche Panamera brings new Turbo S
Revised Porsche Panamera brings new Turbo S

What’s new in the engine of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Let’s start with the most interesting of the bunch – the newly named Turbo S is an even quicker version of the previous Turbo. For instance, with power from the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 rising from 542bhp and 568lb ft of torque to a stonking 621bhp and 605lb ft. Which is 79bhp and 39lb ft more than the ‘old’ Turbo made. 

Porsche says it can sprint to 62mph in 3.1 seconds. Rapid right? Porsche’s already proved that it’s bonkers quick too. Therefore, this new model is also now the lap record holder at the Nürburgring for executive cars, clocking in at 7:21.28 minutes at the hands of test driver Lars Kern.

Above all, The new Panamera and Panamera 4 both feature the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 as before with the same 325bhp and 332lb ft of torque. After that, the GTS gets a small power hike of 19bhp, the 4S E-Hybrid has a larger battery (from 14.1kWh to 17.9kWh, with a claimed e-range of 34 miles)
The Panamera’s active suspension management and dynamic chassis control systems have refreshed to improve body control. In other words, it bring a ‘sporty yet comfortable feel’.

Cockpit Design

Cockpit Design of the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Cockpit Design of the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Inside it’s effectively the same cockpit design, but Porsche says it’s done plenty to refine the safety and connectivity systems. Porsche points out that every new Panamera has the SportDesign bumper arrangement up front as standard. And the Turbo S gets a bespoke front end with larger air intakes. In addition, The rear light bar has tweak, too, with GTS models featuring a darkened cluster. More wheel designs are available, too.

For reference, the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S kicks off at £135,610.

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TOP Greatest Supercars of the Last 100 Years (Pt.1)

Listed chronologically, the first year of manufacture is indicated in most cases. In a few instances, a later, preferred iteration, reflects drivetrain improvements; as with the Jaguar E-Type, Lamborghini Miura and Shelby Cobra for example. They call them as Greatest Supercars of the Last 100 Year. But enough spoilers—enjoy the ride..

Many of these models were “accessible” when new, but some have become stratospherically expensive today. A few are simply “unobtanium,” while some are within reach of mortals. All, however, are desirable collectibles, and each offers a thrilling experience behind the wheel in its own way.

1. 1907 Rolls-Royce 40/50 “Silver Ghost” AX201

1907 Rolls-Royce 40/50 “Silver Ghost” AX201
Photo: Courtesy of the Rolls-Royce Foundation.

Calling it the Mona Lisa of the automotive world is not an exaggeration. It is one of the first Greatest Supercars in the world. Like Leonardo’s subject, the old Roller isn’t an exquisite beauty, but its significance goes beyond purely aesthetic attributes. Chassis No. 60551, registered on the road as AX201, demonstrated its reliability on a 2,000-mile run, forever earning the marque a reputation as “the best car in the world.”

A private collector acquired the vehicle from its corporate owners last year for a reputed $75 million-plus; a not unreasonable sum in the grand scheme of things for the most famous car in British motoring history. The notion of AX201 coming to market again someday suggests that those with the resources and the urge to acquire it should put a note to themselves on the refrigerator.

1925 Bugatti Type 35
Photo by Icon Sportswire/AP Images.

The second Greatest Supercars in the list is 1925 Bugatti Type 35.

Bugatti’s Type 35—also produced in A, B, C and T variants—was the most successful race car from the French marque, garnering more than 2,000 motorsport victories from 1924 to 1930, among them the 1926 Grand Prix Championship and first-place finishes in the Targa Florio for five years in a row.

The diminutive racer was powered by a 2.0-liter inline-eight engine (larger in the 35T) that, when eventually supercharged, developed 135 hp; an impressive figure for the day. Not so impressive was Bugatti’s insistence on cable-actuated brakes—uncompetitive with then-new hydraulic brake systems—which founder Ettore Bugatti reputedly defended; saying, “I make my cars to go, not to stop.” Still, a Type 35 is a treasure in any collection.

3. Greatest Supercars: 1930 Bentley 4½ Litre

1930 Bentley 4½ Litre
Photo: Courtesy of Bentley Motors Limited.

The big blower Bentley, so named because of its supercharger, won the 1928 24 Hours of Le Mans and further established the reputation of W.O. Bentley’s brutes as being the fastest trucks of their time. Bentley chassis wore bodies from a variety of coachbuilders, with its motorsport cars earning the company a reputation for rugged durability and speed.

The antithesis of their lithe, nimble French and Italian competition, the 4½ Litres were the heavyweight champions of their day. They produced 720 examples from 1927 to 1931; 55 of which were supercharged and developed a whopping 240 hp in racing form. Driving one improves one’s biceps.

 

4. 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic

Here is another Greatest Supercars from Bugatti.

1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic
Photo by 99Digital.

With only four built between 1936 and 1938, and just three extant, the remaining examples of the SC Atlantic are some of the most valuable cars in the world. Though with many other Type 57 models made from 1934 to 1940 in coupe, two-door, four-door and convertible form, Bugatti dreamers can aspire toward a Type 57 of less rarified provenance.

Beneath the long hood of each was a 3.3-liter inline-eight derived from Bugatti’s Type 59 Grand Prix car. Powering the aerodynamic SC Atlantic, it gave speed to the fluid shape that expresses the spirit of Art Deco and makes it the greatest Bugatti ever, though proponents of the Type 41 Royale may demur.

5. Greatest Supercars: 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B

1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
Photo by Simon Davison.

Surely Italy’s greatest prewar automobiles, the Alfa Romeo 2300, 2600 and 2900 series commanded a presence on tracks across Europe throughout the entire reign of Alfa’s most powerful cars. The 2900 and 2900B models, with 2.9-liter, Vittorio Jano straight-eight engines, were primarily developed for endurance in competitions like the Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans. A number of coachbuilders—mostly Italian—crafted bodies in long- and short-chassis versions, with Carrozzeria Touring creating some of the most desirable. Whether one prefers an elegant streamlined coupe or dashing low-slung roadster; the 8C 2900 in any form was an Italian dream car more than a decade before they made the first Ferrari ever made.

6. 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS “Teardrop”

1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS “Teardrop”
Photo by Alfvan Beem.

French Talbot-Lago developed its T150-C for racing, using a 140 hp, 4.0-liter inline-six in a light, low-slung SS (super sports) chassis featuring independent front suspension. One model expressed French streamline design unlike any other and is; according to some opinions, the most beautiful car ever made.

Launched at the 1937 Paris Motor Show, its body was by French coachbuilder Figoni & Falaschi, who produced Talbot-Lago “Teardrops” in two series; the latter showcased in New York features an uninterrupted fastback profile. They made eleven examples of those, and on the rare occasion one comes to market, it commands formidable interest and a price commensurate with its rarity.

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Photo by AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer.

Derived from the successful Mercedes-Benz W194 race car of 1952, the street-going 300 SL raised every bar for engineering, build quality and performance. With its mechanically fuel-injected inline-six and the ability to reach a top speed of 163 mph, it delivered performance unmatched by any other car of the period.

The “Gullwing” coupe, built from 1954 to 1957, was followed by a roadster in 1957 until 1963. While the roadsters are more user-friendly, the Gullwing remains the most iconic model in the history of the Silver Star. They made exactly 1,400 examples, enough to fill a space in major car collections around the world. And the fact that this blue-chip collectible can still run with contemporary automobiles makes it more astounding still.

Electric Cars 2020: Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars

We run down the very best affordable electric city cars. Superminis and family hatchbacks on sale today

As the range between mains charges increases and the charging infrastructure improves. An EV becomes a more viable alternative to petrol- or diesel-fuelled models almost by the month. Choice has been slow to grow so far. But is set to mushroom in 2020 as debutant EVs from Mini, Honda, Peugeot and others all arrive.

This is a list of our top ten affordable electric cars compiled considering factors. Such as range and usability, driving dynamics and value for money. Some are still subject to relatively high prices compared to combustion-engined cars. But their premiums can be offset against lower running costs

Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020

1. Kia e-Niro

Electric Cars 2020 Kia e-Niro

First in the list of Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020 that is Kia e-Niro. It redefines how much real-world range and family-friendly usability. We should now expect from an electric vehicle towards the more affordable end of the price spectrum. For around £35,000, the car’s 64kWh battery pack enables it to comfortably travel 230 miles on a single charge. And further still if you stay off the motorway or around town. A few years ago, that would be the sort of range you’d be expecting from something far pricier. And probably with a Tesla badge on its nose.

2. Volkswagen ID 3

As Volkswagen looks to move on from the fallout of Dieselgate. The ID 3 is set to take centre-stage as the marque’s environmentally friendly wunderkind. This Golf-sized hatchback also gets the new ‘ID’ sub-brand off the mark. And aims to do so with the kind of mass-market sophistication and class-leading usability for which Volkswagen is rightly famed.Volkswagen ID 3

Built on an entirely fresh rear-engined platform. The ID 3 benefits from a long wheelbase, boosting cabin space, and is powered by a rear-mounted motor with up to 201bhp and 229lb ft. It excels in terms of maneuverability and low-speed response and, although heavy by compact car standards and rolling on wheels as big as 20in in diameter. It would seem to hit the company’s high standards for ride sophistication too. Handling is surprisingly agile, balanced and nimble.

3. Peugeot e-208

Electric Cars 2020 Peugeot e-208The all-electric version of the 208 supermini is one of several PSA Group compact EVs coming to market this year. But it’s the best-priced and also the most visually appealing. For its mix of usable range, performance, value, practicality, style, perceived quality and driver appeal. It clearly deserves to figure highly if you’re shopping for your first electric car this year.

 

Unlike more low-rent-feeling EVs. The car’s materially rich interior distinguishes it just as clearly as the stylish bodywork. Practicality is on a par with the Renault Zoe and better than in a Mini Electric. Refinement beats both of those key rivals also, and performance is fairly strong.

4. Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh

Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWhUntil quite recently, an electric car good enough to combine a genuine 300-mile daily-use range with a sub-£30,000 price point seemed an awfully long way off. The Hyundai Kona Electric made it a reality only a couple of years ago, however. Quite a coup for its aspiring Korean maker.

By wielding what must be a sizable competitive advantage on battery buying power. Hyundai has delivered this car to the road with a sizable advantage on onboard electrical storage than plenty of the car’s it’s rivalled by in this list. That’s enough for more than 250 miles of range at typical UK motorway speeds. Or more than 300 at a slightly slower clip or around town.

That the car’s slightly low-rent. Restrictive interior doesn’t make it quite the match of a full-sized family hatchback on practicality is a bit of a disappointment. Also, there’s some frustration to be found in the car’s ride and handling, which both feel somewhat compromised by its weight and the low-friction tyres it uses. But if you want outright range for a small outlay. This is probably still where to get it.

5. Mini Electric

Mini has been a long time preparing to enter the electric cars market. But now that it finally has, it has certainly brought all of the fun factor you expect of the brand. Albeit packaged with a few equally typical usability restrictions.

Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020 Based exclusively on the three-door Mini bodyshell. The Mini Electric adopts the powertrain from the BMW i3S, giving it a very healthy 181bhp and 199lb ft of torque. Performance is notably stronger than many of the cars you might compare it with in this list. While handling is grippy and darty and agile in the enduring dynamic traditions of the Mini brand.

Range is the catch. Mini claims 144 miles. In reality, depending on how and where you drive it, you’re more likely to get between 100- and 120-. And that’s in a car with a pretty small boot, whose back seats are tricky to access and little use for anyone but younger kids in any case.

This clearly isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ sort of electric offering. But it’s priced surprisingly competitively. And if its limitations aren’t bothersome to you, could be the very car to show you how rewarding electric motoring can be.

6. Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EVKia’s boxy compact crossover is back for a third-generation. But this time around the Soul will be offered exclusively as an electric vehicle in European markets.

While not particularly sporty. It rides well, performs strongly and doesn’t make too much of a point of its 1682kg kerb weight. And because it makes use of the same powertrain as the slightly bigger e-Niro. It promises a WLTP-certified range of 280 miles when equipped with a 64kWh battery.

7. Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf, in first-generation form, set the mould for the affordable electric cars approaching a decade ago. And in new second-generation form. It’s still right in amongst the list of contenders who are following in its tread marks.

Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020 Having had a 25 per cent boost on battery capacity. The Nissan now leads some of its rivals with a WLTP-certified range of 168 miles – rising to more than 200 in the case of the range-topping 64kWh ‘e ‘ version. It’s also got significantly more power and torque than its direct predecessor; performs fairly keenly; feels like a more rounded car to drive generally. And has one of the strongest showings here on daily-use practicality for a small family.

8. Vauxhall Corsa-e

Vauxhall Corsa-eVauxhall’s sister version of the Peugeot e-208 doesn’t quite have the style or the claimed WLTP range of its French relation. Doesn’t have the imaginatively configured interior. And isn’t priced quite as keenly either. They’re fine margins by which to relegate the car so many places in this top ten chart. But that’s simply how competitive this varied class is becoming.

But don’t let that fool you into believing that this Vauxhall isn’t worth a test drive, at least. It might be a little plainer than the Peugeot but still looks handsome enough. The car’s driving experience combines genuine 180-mile everyday battery range with keen and competent handling and a comfortable ride. While 100kW DC rapid charging compatibility as standard should also be a selling point.

9. Honda E

Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020 Honda has taken a leftfield approach with its first all-electric car. The Honda E supermini – which is unusually compact for an electric car, and innovative in several ways. A rear-mounted motor promises packaging efficiency while all-independent suspension heralds the ride and handling sophistication of a bigger car.

The car’s available in 134- and 152bhp forms, but neither has quite the battery capacity of rivals: 35.5kWh ‘gross’ is all you get here, which makes for claimed WLTP range of 137 miles maximum (with the car rolling on 16in wheels). In testing, we struggled to get much more than 100- from our 17in-equipped test car.

10. Renault Zoe

The Renault Zoe was always an appealing short-hopper electric supermini. Even when it was offered with a 22kWh battery and had only 80 miles of real-world range. The car’s usability was enhanced during a mid-life update. However, by a 41kWh battery option which, on a warm day, turns the car into one good for 150 miles of mixed real-world use.

Renault ZoeNow there is a comprehensively updated version with a significantly refreshed design plus a 52kWh battery and up to 245 miles of range on the WLTP cycle. Or around 180- to 200- in mixed real-world use. It still offers strong value for money against its competitors. With the UK government’s PiCG incentive bringing the car’s entry price down to around £25,000. It’s also still pleasing to drive: very nippy and fairly quiet. Albeit with some leaden feel to the controls.

Finally, whereas previously the Zoe couldn’t be rapid-charged at the motorway services quite as quickly as certain rivals, CCS fast charging is now an option. It may have fallen behind newer EV rivals in some ways. But the Zoe remains a good entry point into EV ownership.

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2021 Audi A7 Gets a More Powerful 362-HP Plug-In-Hybrid Version

2021 Audi A7

  • The 2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e is the plug-in-hybrid version of the A7, being offered for the first time.
  • The plug-in A7 is equipped with a 14.1-kWh battery paired with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder for a combined 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
  • The plug-in A7 will go on sale this fall, priced starting at $75,895.

2021 Audi A7 – Engine

Audi revealed early last year that it was going to add a plug-in-hybrid option to several of its vehicles in the U.S. including the Q5 and A8. But it had kept us waiting on the 2021 Audi A7. The German automaker has now divulged that the plug-in-hybrid A7 will be a 2021 model in the U.S.; and it’ll qualify for federal tax subsidies.

The A7 55 TFSI e churns out 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque from its electric motor and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which is 27 horsepower more and the same amount of torque compared to the V-6–powered regular A7. The hybrid’s powertrain is paired with Quattro all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The hybrid system in the A7 gives drivers the ability to decide where power is derived from and how much comes from either the engine or the battery. Hybrid mode is activated automatically when route guidance is in use. And based on the given route, the vehicle will optimize battery and engine use to increase efficiency. In EV mode, as long as the driver doesn’t accelerate too quickly, the battery powers the car exclusively; in Battery Hold mode, only the engine is used.

EPA hasn’t yet provided estimates on the efficiency and range of the A7, but the A8 plug-in hybrid, which also has a 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack but also a more powerful internal-combustion engine, has an EPA-estimated 17 miles of electric-only range and 54 MPGe. The A7 comes equipped with a standard SAE J1772 connector; charging figures are yet to be released.

2021 Audi A7 – Furniture

The plug-in-hybrid A7 comes standard with an S line exterior; which includes a sportier front fascia, a leather interior, and four-zone automatic air conditioning. The hybrid can be had in either Premium Plus or Prestige trim levels. But not the base Premium version of the standard A7, which means that its starting price is $5700 higher than the nonhybrid option.

The A7 55 TFSI e in Premium Plus trim starts at $75,895, or just over $500 more than the nonhybrid A7. The Prestige trim, starting at $81,245, is just under $2000 more than its internal-combustion counterpart. When the federal tax credit of up to $6712 is taken into account, the plug-in A7 becomes cheaper. The A7 55 TFSI e is set to go on sale in the U.S. this fall.


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TESLA AUTOPILOT – FULL SELF-DRIVING IN 2020

Tesla Autopilot supports the driver based on lane centering, cruise control, self-parking, automatic lane change. Moreover, the car can navigate semi-automatically on restricted access highways. It can ability to bring the car from a car home or parking lot to the necessary place.

The more robust and higher-functioning version of Autopilot is call full self-driving. FSD includes the parking feature Summon as well as Navigate on Autopilot. An active guidance system that navigates a car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges and making lane changes. Once drivers enter a destination into the navigation system. They can enable “Navigate on Autopilot” for that trip.

Vehicles should be equipped with Hardware 3 and fully optioned Autopilot. A software package that costs $6,000.

Tesla Autopilot - Full Self-Driving In 2020
Tesla Autopilot – Full Self-Driving In 2020

Limited features of the Tesla Autopilot

This feature slows down vehicles, which can be stop when using traffic-aware cruise control on German highways or Autosteer. The vehicle will slow down for all detected traffic lights. As the vehicle approaches an intersection, a notification will indicate the intention to slow down. The vehicle will start to slow down and stop based on the vehicle system and displayed on the center screen.

Owners must pull the Tesla Autopilot stalk once or manually press the accelerator pedal to continue through the stop line. It was introduc to ensure the safety of the user at first. Besides, help users not to try to turn through intersections. With all Autopilot features, you must continue to pay attention and be ready to take immediate action. Including braking because this feature may not stop for all traffic controls.

Tesla does continue to improve Navigate on Autopilot and the broader FSD system through over-the-air software updates. The company says on its website that FSD will soon be able to recognize, respond to traffic lights, stop signs and automatically drive on city streets.

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American Auto Dealers Stimulated “Shock” To Survive The Covid-19 Epidemic

As the COVID-19 outbreak was showing signs of outbreaks in the United States. Procurement of supplies increased and other spending decreased. Like buying a car, bed jobs are few and likely not happening. Because users have a big problem that’s financially in this pandemic season. Especially when they lose income for a while and need to adjust their budget.

Therefore, forecasting that the US auto market sales in 2020 will be lower than in 2019. Some experts believe that the reduction rate can be very large.

This is a difficult time for the global economy in general and the whole US in particular. But now might be a good time to buy a car. Let’s see “shocked” quite “shocked” of the US car market at this time.

There are great deals

Several Chevrolet car dealerships in the US have just launched a series of attractive incentives to attract car buyers. This is the need for car dealers in the present time.

American Car Dealers

However, the “shock” incentive is not released indiscriminately, buyers need good credit ratings. 

Detroit automakers represented by the “power” trio of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler often proved to have breakthrough innovations to stimulate demand.

This has led to many influences to other car companies that have so few shocking promotions. Especially under the pressure of the current shopping crisis.

The latest is that Nissan has started offering a Rogue Sport 2019 model lease for as low as $209 a month or can be funded at 0% interest for 60 months. And customers can get a refund face up to 4,000 USD.

Besides the preferential deals “unbelievable” as above. The US car market at this time still has many favorable offers from other car manufacturers.

Increase deferred payment incentives

Currently, the supply of cars in the US is decreasing due to the impact of the disease. But, the large number of reserved vehicles, the vehicle industry is still surviving the season.

American-Car-Dealers

Because of the large supply of cars, the active dealers are offering strong incentives to pull buyers such as low financial interest rates or deferred payment payments within 6 months.

Many carmakers are also willing to offer deferred payments. Ford has just announced the “Build to Lend a Hand” program. In which the Ford Credit finance department pays the first 90 days of payment and then suspends the next 3 months to 6 months for all models available in 2019. and 2020, except for the Super Duty model.

FCA, Hyundai, Genesis, and Nissan are also involved in providing deferred payment payments to new car buyers.


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Spectacular Usurpation Of The US Luxury Car Market

It took BMW 4 years to regain the No. 1 position in the luxury car market in the US from its brother – Mercedes-Benz. 

The automobile market in recent years has encountered a lot of certain difficulties. But it seems BMW has a pretty good preparation for this “storm”. And of course, BMW has “surpassed” its brother to occupy the leading position in the luxury car segment in the US. Let’s find out what led to that change.

BMW

Specifically, according to Bloomberg news, BMW’s 2019 sales reached 324,826 vehicles. Similarly, an increase of 4.4% compared to 311,014 vehicles of 2018. Thanks to SUV models such as the new X3, X5, and X7. In addition, the G20 Series 3 Series has also become the best-selling sedan since its launch on the US market in February last year.

Luxury Car - BMW 3 Series G20
Luxury Car – BMW 3 Series G20

 

Above all, “For the past two years we have been talking about having a product portfolio that fits the needs of the market. And we believe that with every new car model recently launched. We have achieved that, ”said BMW North America president and CEO Bernhard Kuhnt. He thinks that BMW has the youngest and most interesting product portfolio in the segment.

Mercedes-Benz

For Mercedes Benz , sales results in 2019 were not very satisfactory, with 316,094 units, an increase of only 135 units compared to 315,959 units of 2018. Although the company has launched the first A-Class and GLB models in the US market. , with “heavy” models like the new GLE and GLS.

Luxury Car - Mercedes-Benz GLE
Luxury Car – Mercedes-Benz GLE

 

After that, Lexus continued to rank third with sales of 298,114 vehicles in 2019, down 0.1% from 298,310 in 2018. Audi came next, with 224,111 units sold, an increase of only 0.4%. Followed by Acura (157,385 vehicles) and Cadillac (156,246 vehicles).

 

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The 10 Cheapest Cars on Sale in the U.S. Right Now

This bargain new-car shopping list might not be exciting, but it’ll save you a lot of money. We get the question almost nonstop: What are the cheapest cars on sale right now?

Automakers don’t like to offer subcompacts this cheap because there is no virtually no profit margin on them, but there are still dirt-cheap wheels to be had. This list of the cheapest cars on sale includes just the cheapest version of the lowest-priced models by manufacturer’s list price. If a particular model is offered as, say, both a sedan and a hatchback, only the lower-priced body style is listed. Expect a sticker price roughly $1,500-$2,000 higher for the next trim level up, which you are more likely to find at your local dealership. Remember, though: If you can’t find what you’re looking for on your local dealers’ lots, an internet search might locate one in a neighboring state.

đNote: Automakers typically do not issue photos of their base trim levels; the photos shown depict cars that have bigger wheels and more brightwork than the base models described.

1. 2020 Chevrolet Spark LS, $14,395

 
2020 Chevrolet Spark LS
EPA Mileage: 29/38 mpg (city/hwy)

The North American version of the Daewoo Matiz, sold around the globe under myriad brand and model names, is one of the most fun-to-drive mini cars on the market.

As an aside, though it’s not one of the cheapest cars, Chevrolet also offered the Spark electric vehicle from 2013-16 as a stop-gap car before launching the Bolt EV, but more recently and in deference to U.S. market reality, it added the ACTIV faux-crossover after launching the latest Spark for the 2016 model year. The Chevy Spark ACTIV’s “rugged look” consists of a raised suspension, black trim and cladding, front foglamps, and a roof rack, for a more expensive base price of $18,495.  Seriously, it’s not as bad as it sounds, and it’s still $2,745 cheaper than the similarly unconvincing (though taller) Ford EcoSport. With the price $14,395, 2020 Chevrolet Spark LS is now one of the cheapest car on sale in US.

2. 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage ES ($14,990)

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage ES
EPA Mileage: 33/41 mpg (city/hwy)

This is the cheapest cars poster child for the old shibboleth, “You get what you pay for,” though you also get the most fuel-efficient non-electrified gasoline-powered car sold in the U.S.

A few years ago, I rented one for a short weekend in Milwaukee, and can report the EPA fuel mileage estimates are solid. In fact, I exceeded the highway number by an mpg or two after driving about 80 miles around town. Being a rental, it was a CVT-equipped Mitsubishi Mirage, rated 36/43 mpg to the five-speed manual’s 33/41, and that option piles another $1,300 onto the sticker. If you prefer the Mirage G4 sedan, it will cost you another 1 mpg city and highway while adding $1,000 to the sticker. Mitsubishi made automatic climate control standard across all trim levels for the 2020 model year.

3. 2020 Nissan Versa S ($15,655)

10 cheapest car
EPA Mileage: 27/35 mpg (city/hwy)

This affordable subcompact entered the U.S. market as one of the cheapest cars available—and as a gawky, underachieving hatchback for 2006. But with last year’s all-new 2019 model, it has some decent attributes, including a more finished design that looks like it’s from the same family as the Nissan Sentra and Altima.

Now only a sedan for the U.S. market, the Nissan Versa S comes with such standard features as automatic climate control, remote start, blind-spot warning, cross-traffic alert, and Apple Car Play/Android for Auto—but that’s only if you drop $19,215 on the top-trim Versa SR with CVT transmission. The base manual Versa S does come with lane-departure warning, rear auto braking, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. It’s a good commuter car for people who just want to get to and from work, though it’s not one of those slow cars that’s more fun to drive fast than a fast car is to drive slow.

4. 2020 Hyundai Accent SE ($16,270)

10 cheapest car
EPA Mileage:29/39 mpg (city/hwy)

Hyundai is known for loading up its could-be cheapest cars and SUVs with standard features and interior appointments that would do a semi-premium brand proud. Such is the case with the subcompact 2020 Hyundai Accent-if you want to spend $20,375 on the Limited model. Still, that’s rather affordable for a lot of shoppers.

Still, the Hyundai Accent SE is nicely equipped for its price, and as the lowest of three trim levels in the Accent line, it is only available with a manual transmission.

An update for the 2020 model year is the Accent’s new multi-port fuel-injected 1.6-liter four, replacing the old gasoline direct-injection 1.6-liter four. Fuel mileage for six-speed manual equipped cars has increased 1 mpg city and 2 mpg highway, to 29 and 39, respectively.

Standard features include a 5-inch audio touchscreen display, rear-view monitor, six-way manual driver’s seat adjustment, and keyless entry. In terms of value, reliability, and quality, the fourth-cheapest car on sale in the U.S. stands as a top choice.

5. 2020 Toyota Yaris L Sedan ($16,605)

10 cheapest car
EPA Mileage: 30/39 mpg (city/hwy)

Miss the old 2011 Mazda2? We do, too, though it lives on as one of U.S. market’s cheapest cars in the form of the Toyota Yaris. First, Toyota imported it here from Mazda’s Mexican factory as a sedan only. But last year, the Mazda2 was badge-engineered into a Yaris hatchback design as well, which is why we are not counting each on our list of cheapest cars.

The hatchback wouldn’t have made it, anyway; it starts at $18,705, which is $250 more than the No. 10 cheapster, the Kia Soul. The Yaris hatch inexplicably comes only with an automatic transmission, while the sedan is available with a manual.  

6. 2020 Kia Rio LX ($16,815)

10 cheapest car
EPA Mileage: 33/41 mpg (city/hwy)

Like the Hyundai Accent, the updated 2020 Kia Rio replaces the old “Gamma” gasoline direct-injection 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with a new multi-port direct-injection 1.6. But this car comes with an “iVT,” or intelligent-continuously variable transmission instead of its corporate relative’s standard six-speed manual. With the iVT, the Rio LX’s fuel mileage increases by 5-mpg city and 4-mpg highway—33 and 41, respectively—compared to last year’s model, which came with a conventional six-speed automatic transmission. There’s also a new 7-inch touchscreen supporting Apple Car Play and Android Auto standard on the 2020 Kia Rio.

7. 2020 Honda Fit LX ($17,120)

2020 Honda Fit LX
EPA Mileage: 29/36 mpg (city/hwy)

For cheapest cars, forget BMW’s Mini line since 2001; Honda’s Fit is the true successor to Alec Issigonis’ original small-on-the-outside, big-on-the-inside hatchback. Throw in a decent fun-to-drive factor—especially with Honda’s fun-to-use six-speed manual transmission, and its high-revving (6,800 rpm redline!) naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine—and you have one of the cheapest cars actually worthy of ownership aspirations.

8. 2019 Fiat 500 Pop ($17,990)

2019 Fiat 500 Pop
EPA Mileage: 28/33 mpg (city/hwy)

Yes, the Fiat 500 has been discontinued in the U.S. and Canada, meaning there are no 2020 models. No, this isn’t really cheating. Because the point of this list is to point you to the cheapest cars available now in the U.S. If you’ve read this far, you’re looking for lowest price, not latest design.

Fiat stopped building the 500 in North America because the cute little thing wasn’t selling, which means it might be worth considering if you’re trying to avoid the bus or the subway. True, non-Abarth versions of the Fiat 500 have never been compelling cars to drive, and as the only two-door on this list, its rear-seat utility is limited. Additionally, as the only turbocharged car on this list, it takes premium gasoline. So, note that the five-speed manual transmission betters the six-speed automatic on the EPA mileage cycle, by 4-mpg city (28 mpg) and 1-mpg highway (33 mpg).

9. 2020 Hyundai Venue SE, $18,490

2020 Hyundai Venue SE
EPA Mileage: 27/35 mpg (city/hwy)

The all-new Hyundai Venue is a tallish, front-wheel-drive-only “SUV,” or at least that’s what Hyundai calls it. More like tall hatchback, and that’s something Hyundai should embrace. The Venue is also Hyundai’s answer to the upward-creeping price of so many cars and SUVs—and because it’s just about the latest entry-level sub-$20,000 model on the market, it comes standard with an Apple CarPlay/Android Auto 8.0-inch touchscreen and SmartSense with forward-collision warning. That’s all on the SE model, which is the only trim level available with a six-speed manual.

After our first Venue test drive in Miami last January, we called it “a boxful of modern minimalism.” Add a “my other car is an e-bike” license plate frame, and take along look at this entry on the list of cheapest cars for sale in the U.S.

10. 2020 Kia Soul LX, $18,610

2020 Kia Soul LX
EPA Mileage: 25/31 mpg (city/hwy)

Thanks to a cheeky marketing campaign and its funky styling. The Kia Soul has been a rare example of a cheap, easily affordable econobox that has sold very well over the years, often one of the brand’s bestsellers.

The Kia Soul rides on a new platform for 2020, and higher-trim models offer such luxuries as a 10.25-inch touchscreen, and a head-up display. There’s a Soul GT Line and a Soul X-Line, but you want the Soul LX if you want to save money.

 

Top 5 Supercars: Best Supercars 2020 You Should Look Once In Your Life

This is TOP 5 supercars 2020 you should look once in your life. Our Top 5 supercars blends a mix of exotic metal stand out performance with stunning dynamics. But in an intensely competitive market who takes top spot?

The definition of a supercar may have changed over the past two decades. But that fact hardly makes the metal content that makes up this class any less sensational.

Here, it’s the world’s greatest mid-engined, upper-level performance machines we’re celebrating: not the very highest echelon of the performance car market, but rather the kind of cars you think about when you picture a modern Ferrari, McLaren or Lamborghini.

1. The First Of Top 5 Supercars – McLaren 720S

McLaren 720S

Leading the Top 5 Supercars list is the McLaren 720S. The McLaren 720S has succeeded where both of its predecessors (650S and MP4-12C) fell short in our supercar class chart: purely and simply, by topping it.

There are few more direct or effective ways for cars in this stratum of the performance car market to demonstrate their superiority than by accelerating faster, lapping quicker and stopping harder than any rival: the 720S does all three. In many of the performance benchmarks road testers are used to measuring, in fact, this 710bhp blockbuster is a closer match for a contemporary hypercar than one of its mid-engined opponents.

2. Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari will tell you its new F8 Tributo is a replacement for the excellent 488 GTB. But in reality it’s more of a heavy facelift. That said, it’s a facelift that makes use of plenty of reworked engineering know-how from the stunning track-focussed 488 Pista and the 488 Challenge race car. So we can probably cut Ferrari some slack in this respect.

TOP 5 supercars Ferrari F8 Tributo

Anyway, its twin-turbocharged V8 now develops 710bhp and 568lb ft, and surprise surprise, it’s as devastatingly fast as ever. It might still lack some of the aural drama of the 458’s old naturally aspirated V8. But the introduction of a new Hot Tube Resonator helps pipe a dash more noise into the cabin. Variable Boost Management ramps up torque gradually, too. So it not only feels more like a non-turbo engine, but cuts turbo-lag to almost non-existent levels, too.

3. Lamborghini Huracán Evo

Lamborghini Huracán Evo

Only the makers of the world’s rarest and most expensive, handbuilt automotive exotics can now really compete with Lamborghini. When it comes to creating cars of pure combustive drama, traffic-stopping looks and feral, unfettered soul. The Huracan may be the firm’s entry-level model. But it’s no second-order offering when it comes to its sensational styling or its fantastically wild, naturally aspirated V10 engine. A motor that over-delivers in equal measure on speed, responsiveness and audible character.

The face-lifted Evo version gets rear-wheel steering and torque-vectoring. And the results raise the Huracan’s game closer to that of the McLaren and Ferrari. That you also get the 631bhp powetrain from the old, hardcore Performante seals this junior Lamborghini’s reputation as a seriously rewarding, engaging supercar.

4. Ford GT

The myth and mystique of the Ford GT. Stretching back more than five decades to the GT40’s string of successive victories at Le Mans, would have given this car a larger-than-life presence in any class in which we put it. And lends it an appeal that’s utterly unique and difficult to quantify.

TOP 5 supercars Ford GT

Originally resurrected in 2005, this ‘third coming’ of Ford’s motoring legend is a cleverly conceived road-going version of The Blue Oval’s FIA WEC endurance racer. Available in left-hand-drive only, it has a chassis and suspension more exotic than almost any rival. And an engine adapted from than of an F150 pick-up truck.

Though it’s size is foreboding, the GT has an unbelievably smooth-ride. And is refined and easy-to-place on the road for a car of its ilk. And although it doesn’t howl like an Italian V12, the car’s 647bhp V6 can still hurl you down the road with undiluted motorsport venom. A very special car, this the likes of which don’t come along often.

5. The Last Of Top 5 Supercars – Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

TOP 5 supercars Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

To end the Top 5 Supercars list, we will come to a super product, which is the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. A drive in Sant’Agata’s twelve 12-cylinder, mid-engined series-production flagship supercar is not something you’ll forget. The Aventador’s line goes all the way back through Murcielago, Diablo and Countach to the legendary Miura. And it’s a car with the stunning looks and full-blooded naked aggression to hold its own. Even in comparison with its ancestors.

It burst onto the scene with almost 700 atmospheric horsepower and Machievellian four-wheel drive five years ago. And was updated to ‘S’ specification in 2017 to include four-wheel steering and even more grunt. Now we have the heroic SVJ, which takes an already unmissable car. And turns it into the world’s greatest attention-magnet, thanks to an astonishing bodykit.

The engine – which in the SVJ 759bhp at 8500rpm – is stupendous. Even if its paddleshift transmission isn’t always worthy of it. It does feel hugely wide on the road, and is still a sledgehammer of an instrument on the track. Although it’s developed greater handling delicacy and balance in later life. As for drama? Off the scale.

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