2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance, 2023 Alpina XB7 and 2024 EX90 confirmed: your weekly roundup

2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance, 2023 Alpina XB7 and 2024 EX90 confirmed: your weekly roundup

Good morning and welcome to our weekly roundup of automotive news from around the world, starting with…

Used car prices are finally falling in the US

After nearly a year of high values, the US used car market finally appears to be seeing a slowdown, with used car prices falling to their lowest level since September 2021. Manheim Value index for used vehicles reveals that the Jeep Wagoneer loses value the fastest, but interestingly, average used car prices for models from Hyundai, Honda and Mazda rose by between 0.3 percent and 0.9 percent throughout August.


2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S returns as a 671-HP plug-in hybrid that says 4 cylinders are good

It’s all change at the top of the C-Class tree with the all-new 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance ditching the V8 engine in favor of a four-cylinder turbo using a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It also has four-wheel drive versus the outgoing model’s rear-wheel drive, and four-wheel steering as well. In addition, with a combined output of 671 hp (680 PS) and 752 lb-ft (1020 Nm), the C63 S can now comfortably torment cars in a class above.


2023 BMW Alpina XB7 detailed with 630 HP and a $146k price tag

Now that the facelifted BMW X7 has had its time in the spotlight, the (now in-house) Alpina division has offered its take on the flagship SUV. In addition to the usual exterior styling treatment, the Alpina XB7 gets a plush interior with new woodwork, a handcrafted Alpina-branded sports steering wheel and a jewel-like Alpina-branded iDrive controller and gear selector. Meanwhile, the bi-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine with mild-hybrid technology pumps out 630 hp (470 kW / 639 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque thanks to Alpina’s tuning, plus the chassis has a number of upgrades as well.


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

The burning down of this F355 was no doubt a heartbreaking event for Ferrari fans worldwide, but it was even more so for Tarek Salah, who had flown from Los Angeles, California to Marseilles, France to test drive the car. Although it is unknown what caused the fire, which broke out during the test drive itself, it is suspected that a fuel leak may have been to blame.


Other stories


Dodge summons The Black Ghost with the 807-HP 2023 Challenger Last Call Special Edition


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


This is what the Base Trim 2024 Ford Mustang’s dual tablet looks like


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


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

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


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

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


2025 Cadillac Celestiq-V: Crystal Ball-Gazing 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 confirmed to be quite the opulent land yacht. Thanks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we know that there will likely be four varieties of 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 take on the BMW i7 M70 or Lucid Air Sapphire. If it is, our speculative illustrations envision what a 2025 Cadillac Celestiq-V would look like.


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

Hyundai has refused to replace the engine of a 2015 Genesis on the basis that the owner could not prove that the car had been properly serviced, despite the car having 91,000 miles (146,450 km) on the odometer and being under the 10-year/100,000 mile (160,934 km) warranty. The owner claimed that an oil change was performed, but since she could not prove it, the repair was denied.


What else does the news do


MotoGP goes to India

The MotoGP World Championship will go to India from 2023, with the Grand Prix of Bharat taking place at the Buddh International Circuit. MotoGP will also host MotoE in India, a first for Asia.


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

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, is reducing further. The company has long used a 30-day list, where employees who are marked must be hired by another department within 30 days, or leave the company entirely. The company is now expanding this method in an attempt to downsize in the face of continuing losses.

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