M3-Fighting Jaguar XE SVR off the Table; Project 8 Will Be the Only V-8 XE

Color us disappointed. Jaguar isn’t planning a BMW M3–fighting XE SVR supersedan after all. There were hints that such a thing might follow on the heels of the limited-run XE SV Project 8, revealed last year as an extreme and exclusive high-performance creation from the company’s Special Vehicle Operations division. Despite our past speculations (and hopes) about […]

Ripple Effects from Uber’s Deadly Self-Driving Crash Have Far-Reaching Impact

Fallout from the fatal collision involving an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian continues to course through the ride-hailing company and beyond.  Among the latest developments: Uber will not attempt to renew its autonomous-testing permit in California, which expires at the end of this month, regulators said Tuesday. The company’s retreat from the state likely heads […]

Joining the A-Team: Acura MDX Adds Sporty A-Spec Trim for 2019

Acura is expanding its sporty A-Spec trim to its MDX mid-size crossover SUV. The 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec toughens up the appearance of the MDX courtesy of 20-inch gray-painted wheels, more aggressively styled front and rear fascias, body-color side sills, a pair of big exhaust tips, blacked-out headlights and taillights, and heavy use of dark […]

Joining the A-Team: Acura MDX Adds Sporty A-Spec Trim for 2019

Acura is expanding its sporty A-Spec trim to its MDX mid-size crossover SUV. The 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec toughens up the appearance of the MDX courtesy of 20-inch gray-painted wheels, more aggressively styled front and rear fascias, body-color side sills, a pair of big exhaust tips, blacked-out headlights and taillights, and heavy use of dark […]

Friendly Foes: BMW and Daimler Form Mobility Joint Venture

German automakers BMW Group and Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, have announced a joint venture for mobility services, the two rivals have announced. The partnership, which is still subject to approval by regulators, would combine and expand the two luxury carmakers’ current suite of car sharing, parking, ride hailing, electric-vehicle charging, and multimodal transportation services. Each […]

Weissach Package Lightens 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Your Bank Account

When it comes to the 911 GT3 RS‘s first-ever Weissach package option—the high-performance treatment has previously been available on other Porsches—not only will the already lightened sports car be made lighter, so, too, will your wallet. The option will cost $18,000 atop the 520-hp GT3 RS’s $188,550 base price. If you’d like the lightest-weight combination of features, […]

Waymo Adds Jaguar I-Pace EVs to Lineup, Unveils Plans to Launch Self-Driving Ride-Hailing Service

Uber’s self-driving vehicles this week were indefinitely suspended from driving on Arizona roads, but Waymo’s autonomous-vehicle program using self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans, on the other hand, is gaining momentum in the state.  Company executives said Tuesday they intend to launch commercial ride-hailing services by the end of the year in Phoenix, a city that has served […]