2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance, 2023 Alpina XB7, And 2024 EX90 Confirmed: Your Weekly Brief

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Used car prices are finally falling in the United States

After almost a year of inflated values, the US used car market finally appears to be showing a slowdown, with used car prices falling to their lowest levels since September 2021 Manheim used car value index shows that the Jeep Wagoneer is depreciating the fastest, but interestingly, average used car prices for the Hyundai, Honda and Mazda models rose 0.3 to 0.9 percent in August.

2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S returns as a 671 hp plug-in hybrid that says 4 cylinders is fine

Everything changes at the top of the C-Class tree, as the all-new 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance ditches the V8 engine and instead goes with a turbocharged four-cylinder with the help of a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It also features all-wheel drive versus the outgoing model’s rear-wheel drive, and also has all-wheel steering. Plus, with a combined output of 671 hp (680 hp) and 752 lb-ft (1,020 Nm), the C63 S can now comfortably pester cars in a class above it.

2023 BMW Alpina XB7 detailed with 630 horsepower and a price tag of $146,000

After the facelifted BMW X7 had its time in the spotlight, the (now in-house) division Alpina has offered its version of the flagship SUV. In addition to the usual exterior design, the Alpina XB7 gets a more refined interior with new wood, a handcrafted Alpina sports steering wheel and a jewel-like Alpina-branded iDrive controller and gear selector. The 4.4-liter V8 bi-turbo engine with mild hybrid technology now produces 630 hp (470 kW / 639 hp) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque thanks to Alpina tuning, and the chassis has about numerous upgrades too.

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Ferrari F355 burns to the ground during potential buyer’s test drive

The burning down of this F355 was undoubtedly a heartbreaking incident for Ferrari fans around the world, but it was even more so for Tarek Salah, who flew from Los Angeles, California to Marseille, France to test drive the car. While it is unknown what caused the fire that broke out on the test drive itself, it is suspected that a fuel leak may have been to blame.

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Dodge summons the black spirit with 807-HP 2023 Challenger Last Call Special Edition

The new Mitsubishi ASX 2023 is really nothing more than a rebranded Renault Captur

This is what the base trim 2024 Ford Mustang dual tablet screens look like

The VW Lamando “5XL” is nearly 10 feet wide and no, it’s not photoshopped

Volvo EX90 confirmed as new flagship electric SUV for 2024, debuts 9 November as ‘safest model ever’

The successor to the XC90 will be called the EX90, as confirmed by Volvo’s CEO Jim Rowan. We also know that the new car will be unveiled on November 9th and aims to be the safest Volvo ever, with state-of-the-art sensors (cameras, radar, LiDAR) and sophisticated software as standard. The new EV will also pay special attention to the driver with a new “Driver Understanding” system that uses interior cameras and a capacitive steering wheel to monitor driver behavior.

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2024 Ford Transit Custom unveiled with diesel, PHEV and EV powertrain options

The new 2024 Ford Transit Custom was unveiled in its diesel and PHEV forms, in addition to the all-electric e-Transit Custom unveiled earlier this month. The diesel version will be equipped with Ford’s EcoBlue engine with up to 168 hp (125 kW / 170 hp), while the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid will have a 2.5-liter petrol engine with an electric motor and a battery for 222 hp ( 165 kW / 225 hp).

2025 Cadillac Celestiq-V: Crystal ball view of a super-performance version of the electric sedan

The Cadillac Celestiq offers a refreshingly non-crossover take on the future of ultra-luxury cars, with the new car being confirmed to be quite an opulent land yacht. Thanks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we know there will likely be four variants of the Celestiq: Aurora, Magnetic, Mist, and Vale. But we’ve been thinking further ahead and are wondering if there’s a chance we’ll ever see a V-Performance edition to tackle the BMW i7 M70 or Lucid Air Sapphire. If so, our speculative illustrations envision what a 2025 Cadillac Celestiq-V would look like.

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Hyundai will not replace the car’s engine because the owner did not keep the oil change receipts

Hyundai has refused to replace the engine of a 2015 Genesis because the owner could not prove that the car was properly maintained even though the car had 91,000 miles (146,450 km) on the odometer and was under 10 years/100,000 miles (160,934 km ) Warranty. The owner claimed that oil changes were done, but as she could not provide evidence, the repair was denied.

What else makes headlines?

MotoGP goes to India

The MotoGP World Championship heads to India from 2023, with the Bharat Grand Prix being held at the Buddh International Circuit. MotoGP will also host MotoE in India as a first for Asia.

Meta is asking employees to find a new role in 30 days or be fired

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, continues to downsize. The company has long used a 30-day roster, where flagged employees must be rehired by another department within 30 days or leave the company altogether. The company is now expanding this method to shrink in the face of continuous losses.

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