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The rise of electric sub-brands has raised a curious question: what happens to the long-term staples of the lineup once ICE engines are completely phased out? Will the Golf be replaced by the ID.3? The 3-Series by the i4? It’s an interesting question and one that multiple brands will need to confront sooner or later.
We’ve already seen the impressive dashboard layout of the higher-spec 2024 Ford Mustangs, but the base car will feature something different: two tablet-style displays, in the fashion of what’s found in the Mach-E. However, those of you looking forward to the Fox Body mode of the new gauge cluster needn’t worry; it’ll be present across the range.
Having been behind the wheel of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C 300 for a week, we were able to get well acquainted with the model, and you can read our review on it here. But, as we always like to do, we opened the floor to your questions and did our best to answer them all. Find out answers to whether our tester had any squeaks or rattles, how the AWD system performs, and if the headlights are improved.
Lamborghini, like most others, is going electrified for their next generation of cars, and that includes the yet-to-be-announced successor to the Huracan. A report from Motortrend suggests that the new car will get an axial-flux electric motor in addition to a turbocharged V8. What is an axial-flux electric motor, you ask? Well, unlike the large electric motors used on EVs like the Tesla Model S, this “pancake” motor fits between the engine and transmission and acts almost like an electric supercharger.
The new Edition of the Volkswagen Multivan lineup follows the trend of introducing a dark trim to invigorate the range. The new version features a Deep Black Pearl Effect finish on the grille, roof, and mirror caps, matching the black Toshima 18-inch alloy wheels. There are also “Edition” decals, tinted windows, and darkened LED taillights. The “Edition” edition isn’t all, with VW adding a “Good Night: package to the lineup, too. This addon brings a fold-out bed inside the cabin and a “blackout option.”
One of the biggest reveals from last week was the unveiling of Ferrari’s entry into the SUV space, the Purosangue. The car has already proved a hit, with the Italian marque receiving so many pre-orders that it might have to close the order books. But is it the best option in the segment, or does the competition still warrant a second look? Find out here.
The Caddilac Celestiq offers a refreshingly non-crossover SUV take on the future of ultra-luxury cars, with the new car confirmed to be a rather opulent land yacht. Thanks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we know that there will likely be four variants of the Celestiq: Aurora, Magnetic, Mist, and Vale. But we’ve been thinking further ahead and wonder if there’s a chance we’ll ever see a V performance edition to tackle the BMW i7 M70 or Lucid Air Sapphire. If there was, our speculative illustrations envisage what a 2025 Cadillac Celestiq-V would look like.
What Else Is Making The News
GTA 6 Leak One Of The Biggest In Video Game History
Not that there was much doubt, but I’ve confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leak is indeed real. The footage is early and unfinished, of course. This is one of the biggest leaks in video game history and a nightmare for Rockstar Games
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) September 18, 2022
A massive leak where over 90 videos of early Grand Theft Auto 6 builds were uploaded online has been confirmed to be authentic by Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreir. The clips are said to showcase an early development version of the game and show at least two playable protagonists, Lucia and Jason. Several locations within the setting of Vice City were also revealed, as well as some of the voice acting in certain scenes.
Dubai Building A Giant Moon-Shaped Resort
A Canadian architectural company called Moon World Resorts has announced plans to build a $5 billion resort in Dubai, in the shape of the Earth’s moon. The surface around the structure will mimic that of the moon, while the whole thing is designed to help people experience space tourism without actually buying a ticket on one of Bezo’s or Musk’s rockets.