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  2. I don't know. They're all going to be turbo 4's and turbo inline 6's, I believe. Every top model engine in this class is pretty spectacular from the TT3.6 in the former ATS-V to the TT4.0 V8 in the Mercedes.
  3. Agreed, I think this is why Ford is smart in packaging their charger with the auto for home installation. This will help people make sure they have a somewhat speedy charging system always.
  4. Maybe hover crafts will change the style designs a bit.
  5. Maybe MB and BMW are about to flip roles of leadership in engines.
  6. Isn't BMW's M3/4 an inline 6 again? Just went to their site and yes, it is an I6 again. I'm not a huge fan of any 6 cylinder noise but it is worlds better than any I4. I6 isn't terrible but it is no V8.
  7. As dogsh!t slow as that is, it really wouldn't be an issue for me 99% of the time. Even if I use most of it on the weekend, I would slowly gain that back during the week. Although, I wouldn't actually want to rely on that.
  8. THANK YOU! I hate hearing every single time a new vehicle comes out, people start picking it apart saying this and that are swiped straight from X brand or Y vehicle. No matter what the design is you'll be able to find it SOMEWHERE in the history of vehicle design and claim it was swiped from them.
  9. ^ Accurate, but I never saw much reason for distinction between the 2 segments. 2-drs with aggressive cues, and they shared powertrains. Especially when you could usually sell one class to the other class’s buyer; the F-Body sales exploded in the ‘70s after the muscle cars faded out.
  10. Latest News Rumorpile - AMG C63 To Lose V8 in Favor of Four-Cylinder Hybrid ... No more V8 rumble, but still lots of torque... ---> Read More Ford Taking the Worry Out of EV Charging ...offering a wide network of plugs to their EV customers... ---> Read More 2020 BMW 2-series Gran Coupe Debuts ....Not your father's BMW... ---> Read More Volvo XC40 Recharge Debuts ...Recharge will be the name for Volvo EVs... ---> Read More GM / UAW Reach Tentative Deal ...UAW council to vote on ending strike... ---> Read More Niche Time: Four-Door Coupes They’re less practical than sedans, but does that matter? ---> Read More Taycan 4S expands Porsche's Electric Line ...a new, lower price model... ---> Read More Latest Reviews Quick Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL 4Motion ...is the successor to the CC up to the task?... ---> Read More Quick Drive: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club A Miata for all-seasons, but at a hefty cost ---> Read More
  11. There was a distinction between "muscle cars" and "pony cars" during a span of years when performance was considered desirable to the buying public, especially males before the advent of the man bun. And Starbucks OMG. Mustang (actually Barracuda but that is splitting hairs I guess) spawned the "pony car" genre, of course it's how the genre got its name. Camaro, Firebird, Javelin, Challenger all fit. They were compact 4 seaters emphasizing style and handling just a tad more than brute stremf. "Muscle cars" were intermediates with giant cubes, with less of an emphasis on handling. Chevelle SS, 4-4-2, Charger, Roadrunner, Machine, etc., and of course the GTO, of which the Can Am was the last descendant, so I can see the Can Am being defined that way, although where does that leave the G-body Monte Carlo SS, Olds 4-4-2/Hurst, and Regal Grand National? The new Challenger, imo, straddles the line between "pony car" and "muscle car" because of its size, heft, and practicality in comparison to the current Camaro and Mustang. Also, Challenger de-emphasizes handling in favor of glorious, masculine power. Sry for the long story, trying to keep myself limber.
  12. That's because everyone has the same goal: fuel economy in spite of EVERYTHING ELSE. Nothing is about STYLE or GRACE anymore. There is one way to design a lozenge if it is to function as a lozenge.
  13. Pretty cool...wonder how long on a 110......
  14. This morning, I was rewarded with a nice sighting to the left of me in the fast lane on the freeway. It was an all black Chevy SS sedan. I don't like black vehicles owing to their visibility at night but it looked sharp on this car. For one, I realized how nice the rear light fascia is when this sport sedan is in motion. Wouldn't it be a drag if you won a contest and the prize was a brand new Chevy SS ... and then the prize arrives, but the steering wheel is on the "wrong" side?
  15. Dark red, or that dark red, does work well on this vehicle. With a little maneuvering of the pencil here and there, that could make for a fine looking Buick sport sedan. But that won't be happening.
  16. Is an I6 a joke by comparison? That is what MB/AMG should do instead.
  17. Listen everybody, its like I’ve been saying for a few years; we’re in the 98th percentile of auto design progression. It’s not that brand are stealing from each other, its that its all been done and there’s just about no where left to go.
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  19. there's even some Pontiac EXCITEMENT! in some of these lines! I am seeing Grand Am resurrection here! This also looks good to someone who might be driving a Civic Hatchback SPORT + TOURING! Did BMW steal some GM designers?
  20. and it will cut off your ear, too! the side greenhouse glass, c pillar window shape / kink reminds me some of my Malibu.....
  21. Well, a 2dr with a fixed b-pillar and fixed window frames on the doors technically is a 2dr sedan. Like the Fox Mustang 2dr notchback, it could have been described as a sedan...and in olden days, 2dr sedans were everywhere...
  22. Even if that becomes true on paper... it will never happen at the same time. And V8 noise is nirvana to a car enthusiast. Anything less is just... less.
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