Since August, buyers have been able to go online and configure their own 2019 Ford Ranger before it heads to dealerships early next year. Now, leaked documents reveal a host of accessories that will be available on the truck, from bed products to body graphics and kayak carriers. The folks at Ranger5G.com say they received a
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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado stands apart from its competitors by offering a four-cylinder engine. Now that fuel economy numbers are in, we know how efficient this truck will be compared to rivals with V-6 engines. According to EPA ratings, rear-drive Silverado models with the 2.7-liter turbo-four engine can hit 20/23 mpg city/highway. That city rating
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BMW is launching the 8 Series in the U.S. this fall with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 that produces a healthy 523 hp. Some markets also receive a 3.0-liter turbo-six with 315 hp. The automaker hasn’t announced other variants, but it’s looking like a V-12 or plug-in hybrid powertrain isn’t part of the plan, at least
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BMW rarely makes big design changes to its vehicles all at once. Some may complain about that, but in a way it’s a credit to the automaker. The design of the 3 Series, for instance, undergoes only gradual changes from generation to generation, and unlike other rivals, it hasn’t needed to reinvent itself. Once again, the
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The car uses an electrically turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6 and a set of 120-kW electric motors to produce more than 1,000 hp and routes it through an eight-speed automatic transmission. As we previously reported, the car should reach 124 mph from a standstill in less than 6 seconds, on to a top speed of more than
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Good news for drop-top fans: the Porsche 911 Speedster gets the green light and will go into production during the first half of 2019. The sports car marque revealed another gorgeous Speedster Concept at the 2019 Paris Motor Show. It follows the silver and white 911 Speedster that was unleashed back in June during Porsche’s big
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Tony Swan, veteran automotive journalist and former Motor Trend editor-in-chief, has passed away at age 78. Born in Minnesota, Swan began his career in journalism as a writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, bringing auto racing to the paper’s sports coverage. He joined Motor Trend in 1975, serving as features editor and later as
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