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The Used Car Market Is So Messed Up That Some 3-Year-Old Vehicles Actually Appreciated In Value
We’ve had a rather tumultuous few years, with a pandemic, supply chain crisis, and perhaps even a recession on the horizon. And according to data from iseecars.com, that’s had some pretty strange effects on some three-year-old vehicles, which have actually appreciated in value. Buyers of the Porsche 911, 718 Cayman, Jeep Wrangler, and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid have gained on their car’s MSRP today.
Driven: The 2023 BMW i7 And 7-Series Are Near-Perfect Flagship Sedans
Look past those “bold” looks, and the new 2023 BMW 7-Series and i7 offer up some of the best luxury appointments in a modern sedan. And you don’t have to be a passenger to appreciate the level of detail that has been put into the latest 7er, with the 760i xDrive offering amazing driving dynamics too. Of course, if you’re in the back seat you’re in for a whole new world of luxury, as we found out during our time spent with one.
Tank 300 Frontier Edition Tastefully Combined With An Off-Road E-Bike
Ideal for doing a spot of adventure exploring while on the trail, the Tank 300 Frontier Edition is accompanied by an e-bike for an extra bit of mobility on your travels. The Bronco/Jeep lookalike from China features a new grille, a bulged bonnet, a snorkel, a roof rack, off-road bumpers with integrated bullbar and winch, and a set of beadlock alloy wheels, among others. The bike is a version of the Buxus EVA, with a removable 20Ah battery that is good for a range of 62 miles (100 km) between charges.
Electric Aiways U6 Lands In Germany From €41,001 To Rival VW’s ID.5
Chinese manufacturer Aiways has shown off its new all-electric U6, which will be available in Germany from €41,001 (the equivalent of $42,493). It features a 63 kWh battery and a range of up to 400 km (249 miles) on a single charge under WLTP testing. Power comes from a single electric motor, with 215 hp (160 kW) and 232 lb-ft (315 Nm) of torque.
2025 VW Tiguan: What The Compact SUV Will Look Like And Everything Else We Know
The end of the combustion-powered Tiguan is near, but the popular crossover SUV will get one more gas-powered generation before the ICE is phased out. Expected to arrive in 2024, this rendering by Jean Francois Hubert/SB-Medien depicts what could the new Tiguan look like, featuring new bodywork, and more electrified powertrains.
Mercedes-AMG’s Bright Yellow GT 63 S E Was Designed With Tennis Legend Roger Federer
Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer has had a chance to create his version of a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance: a one-off that will be going up for auction later this month. It’s painted in a bright shade of neon yellow known as Electric Beam, mimicking the color of a tennis ball. The car also features Federer’s personal signet.
What Else Is Making The News
George Russell Secures First Formula 1 Victory, Drama At Red Bull
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Mercedes-AMG secured their first victory of the 2022 season with a dominant performance from George Russell. It was Russell’s first victory in F1 and came after a win in the preceding day’s sprint race. Meanwhile, drama ensued in the Red Bull camp as 6th-placed Max Verstappen opted not to swap places at the end to help his teammate Sergio Perez. Verstappen, who has already secured this year’s championship, merely said he had his “reasons,” while Perez goes into the last race equal on points with Charles Leclerc in their battle for the driver championship’s second place.