New E-Class Coupe, 5-Series plug-in hybrid, Civic Si and Type R: Car News Headlines

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Mercedes-Benz’s new E-Class Coupe is almost ready for its showroom debut. It features a much nicer design than the outgoing model and we’re especially glad it’s maintaining the pillar-less glasshouse. BMW on Wednesday unveiled a new 5-Series. Among the new models that were revealed was a plug-in hybrid dubbed the 530e iPerformance. Honda’s tenth-generation Civic range is about to spawn two performance-oriented models. The first will be a new Si debuting at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. It should be followed in early 2017 by a new Type R.    You’ll find all these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority. 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class…

Nissan to introduce notification systems in its cars in India Japanese automaker Nissan recently promised bigger and better things for the Indian car buyer. Apart from the list of launches expected, the company may provide technological advancements in the country as well – starting with a notification system as an option on its cars beginning 2017.According to a report in US-based technology website techcrunch.com, Nissan will introduce a notification system on its cars for the first time early next year. The company will begin by equipping it as an option on its cars in India and Japan.The system will notify the driver about required maintenance and/or service. It is part of a larger push towards inter-connected technology that several automakers around the world are looking to develop.Nissan is looking at this ...

Range Rover Fever Catches Up With Celebrities; 2017 Range Rover Sport Coupe Spotted ... Ariel Winter is just 18, but her salary is way more than most people her age could have and proved by her jaw-dropping car collection. Advertisement Ariel Winter bought a C-Class AMG as her first car, later upgraded to a G63, and now --- the "Modern Talking" actress got herself a Range Rover Sport, Celebrity Cars Blog reported. It's worth noting that neither of the aforesaid cars would ideally catch someone's eye in a place like LA where there are ample of Benz and Range Rovers. Nonetheless, this is particularly impressive for Ariel Winter, who is just a young girl. Another popular television personality, Katie Price, also showed off her brand spanking new Range Rover, which is said to cost a whopping £75,000 (about $80394). Katie ...

Here's how Nico Rosberg can win the F1 championship in Brazil Nico Rosberg is on the cusp of Formula 1 history.The Mercedes F1 driver can capture his first championship in the series on Sunday in Brazil. A win, and Rosberg is celebrating a title. There are also plenty of other combinations that will net him a title at Interlagos, thanks to his 19-point advantage over teammate and chief rival Lewis Hamilton going into the race. How Nico Rosberg can win the F1 championship in BrazilIf Rosberg finishes…And Hamilton finishes…First placeDoesn't matter, Rosberg is championSecond placeFourth place or worseThird placeSixth place or worseFourth placeEighth place or worseFifth placeNinth place or worseSixth place10th place or worse Hamilton comes into the race riding a two-race winning streak and is not giving up on his own chance at a fourth...

Throwback Video: Where is This Cool Window Technology? Car technology has been evolving like crazy in recent years. We have electric cars like the Tesla Model S that can go hundreds of miles on a single charge, infotainment systems that offer similar services to that of your phone, Wi-Fi hotspots available in most mainstream models, and let’s not forget about gesture and voice controls that are starting to become available in less luxurious models. TV screens that were once limited to expensive and complicated aftermarket installs have been replaced by removable tablets that they whole vehicle can enjoy. The list really goes on, but what about the technology that hasn’t made it into cars yet? One such example is this crazy window technology that could transform the way we stay entertained in the back...

Rolls-Royce starts testing the Project Cullinan SUV in extreme weather Rolls-Royce has released another update on the development of its upcoming SUV, code-named the Project Cullinan. The development car is undergoing final testing before it goes on sale in 2018. Rolls-Royce will start testing the Cullinan mule on public roads soon. Don’t be surprised if you’re bombarded with spy shots on social media platforms. The British company says that this very development mule will travel to the Arctic Circle to take part in cold weather durability as well as traction testing, in late December. Later in 2017, the mule will also travel to the Middle East “to endure the highest of temperatures and challenging desert conditions”. Rolls-Royce claims that the testing phase will ensure the development SUV delivers ride “on a variety of surfaces and ...

Nissan X-Trail 2.0 diesel 2017 review Adding a 2.0-litre diesel to the X-Trail’s line-up satisfies the demands of buyers who want extra performance – and according to Nissan, there are plenty of them. For those who don’t often use their X-Trail’s full load capacity, the more refined 1.6 diesel is still a fine choice, but the useful extra punch in the new engine will suit those with lots of kids and luggage to carry. Nissan’s X-Trail has been a popular choice in the seven-seat SUV sector, with 110,000 sold in Europe since its 2014 launch. But owners have reportedly been craving a more powerful engine option than the existing 1.6-litre petrol and diesel units in the range. After two years, the wait is finally over, as Nissan has dropped in a...

2017 Kia Soul Gets Facelift And A 204hp TurboCharged Engine The 2017 Kia Soul is now a model that demands to be taken seriously as it gets an impressive facelift and a 204hp turbocharged engine which is an increase of 40hp from its predecessor. While it already debuts at the Paris Motor Show last September, the Soul will also be presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show as it will be its official debut on American soil. Advertisement Where some car companies believe in their most expensive products to catapult its brand's success, Kia seems to be relying on their faithful Kia Soul, according to Motor Authority. Thus, the reason for the upgrades. This is the first major upgrade introduced by Kia for the second generation of this particular vehicle, a model that has a tremendous commercial success ...