Another vehicle we tested was the redesigned 2022 Audi A3, in both regular and sporty S3 guises. The latest A3 was revealed over a year ago but it is only now reaching the U.S.
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Chevrolet doled out a bit more information on its 2023 Corvette Z06 ahead of the October 26 reveal. The latest info was confirmation of the car’s redline, made in a new teaser video.
Chevrolet ZZ632/1000 crate engine
Chevy also made headlines this week with the reveal of its biggest, most powerful crate engine to date. Set to debut at next month’s SEMA show is this monster V-8 displacing a massive 10.35 liters and generating 1,004 hp. That’s without any forced induction or electrification, mind you.
2023 Land Rover Range Rover spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Land Rover is set to reveal a redesigned 2023 Range Rover next week and the latest prototypes have dropped a lot of the previous camouflage gear. The styling won’t change much but underneath will be a new platform that supports battery-electric powertrains.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS during Nürburgring lap time attempt
Another vehicle coming soon is the long-awaited Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS. The new mid-engine sports car is due next month, actually, and Porsche already has a video out showing the car lapping the Nürburgring in under 7:10.
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate and ATX4
GMC’s current Sierra 1500 has been on the market since the 2019 model year. It receives an update for 2022 and GMC has provided an early look this week. Key among the updates are revised styling, new in-car tech, and two additional upmarket grades.
2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63S E Performance spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
And finally, a redesigned Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 was spotted this week. The next GLC 63 will downsize to a 4-cylinder but will offer even more power thanks to electrification.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS has touched down in the U.S. in 450+ and 580 4MATIC guises and Redline Reviews recently had the opportunity to put the flagship model through its paces.
The reviewer only had this press car for a couple of hours and, therefore, wasn’t able to analyze every single feature of the EV in detail. Nevertheless, he was able to test it out on a selection of different roads and explored some of the car’s key features.
During the first half of the review, we are offered a tour of both the exterior and interior of the sedan. Obviously, the cabin of the EQS appears to be a great place to spend time. It isn’t quite as spacious as the S-Class but it is certainly more luxurious than any other electric sedan currently on the market. The example tested was also equipped with the Hyperscreen that encompasses an all-digital gauge cluster, a massive central infotainment screen, and a third display for the front-seat passenger.
After jumping into the driver’s seat, the reviewer starts off by testing the car’s acceleration. He is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds which isn’t Tesla Model S quick but is still more than fast enough for a luxurious five-seat sedan that transports occupants in extraordinary comfort. As the model tested was the EQS 580 4MATIC, it has a 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with dual electric motors combining to produce 516 hp and 631 lb-ft (856 Nm) of torque.
Those seeking more power from the EQS will have to wait until the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 arrives in the U.S. It produces 649 hp and 701 lb-ft (950 Nm) of torque and will hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds.
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500? What does it compare to?
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size truck climbs upscale to distinguish itself from the related Chevy Silverado. GM’s twins square off against the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, and Nissan Titan.
Is the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 a good truck?
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GMC has updated all but the base model Sierra for 2022, but we’ll withhold our TCC Rating until we test drive it. The 2021 model’s 5.2 out of 10 rating trailed rivals due to its lack of standard safety features, limited convenience features, and costly climb up the feature ladder. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
What’s new for the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500?
GMC updates the 2022 Sierra inside and out, adding more torque to its smallest engine, updating the infotainment system, and introducing two new premium trims at the top of the lineup.
The Sierra 1500 is sold in Pro, SLE, Elevation, ATX, Denali, and the new ATX4 and Denali Ultimate trims. The ATX4 improves upon the off-road capability of the ATX and adds more luxury. The Denali Ultimate goes beyond the luxury of the already luxurious Denali. The Sierra comes with rear- or four-wheel drive; regular, extended cab, or crew cabs; and short, standard, and long beds.
GMC outfits the ATX4 with spool-valve dampers, front and rear electronic locking differentials, springs that allow more suspension travel, and a Terrain mode for 4Lo that allows one-pedal driving when rock crawling. Inside, it gets leather upholstery with white piping and red stitching, dark wood trim, a synthetic suede headliner, 16-way power massaging seats, and a 15.0-inch head-up display.
The Denali Ultimate has the head-up display, massaging seats, and headliner from the ATX4, plus extended leather upholstery, etched topographical maps of Mount Denali on the dash and seats, and GM’s Super Cruise driver-assist system that allows hands-free driving, even while towing. It also comes with GM’s Carbon Pro carbon-fiber bedliner.
All trucks above the base Pro grade get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with a choice of viewing themes and a new infotainment system with a 13.4-inch touchscreen that incorporates Google apps and comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. They also feature GM’s 6-way power tailgate.
GMC increases the towing capacity of two of its four engines. That starts with the base engine, a 2.7-liter turbo-4 that improves from 383 lb-ft of torque to 420 lb-ft while the 310 hp figure remains unchanged. That helps improve max towing capacity from 9,100 to 9,600 lb with rear-wheel drive. The 285-hp 4.3-liter V-6 that was the base engine doesn’t return.
The optional 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel stands pat at 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. GMC makes it compatible with its max towing package this year, which raises its towing capacity from 9,200 to 13,200 lb with the extended cab. The diesel gets 30 mpg on the highway.
GMC also offers a 5.3-liter V-8 that makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and a 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The 6.2 comes standard in the new ATX4 and Denali Ultimate models. An 8-speed automatic transmission teams with the 2.7-liter turbo-4, while the other engines run their power through a 10-speed automatic that adds shift paddles this year.
Styling is tweaked for 2022 as well. The square wheel arches and squared off lines remain but the blocky grille is wider, the clamp-shaped headlights are thinner, and the front bumper and fascia are slightly revised. The Sierra’s square cuts enhance its bold stance. Inside, the new larger touchscreen better fits with the large truck proportions, and GMC improves the materials of the SLE, Elevation, and SLT trims.
Safety equipment also improves on the 2022 Sierra; it now comes standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors, and automatic high beams.
How much does the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 cost?
The 2022 GMC Sierra starts at $32,495 for a base Pro model and tops out at $80,395 for the Denali Ultimate. The 2022 GMC Sierra goes on sale in spring 2022.
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We drove the 2022 Audi A3 and S3; Ford revealed a new Bronco Everglades is coming; and GMC introduced the 2022 Sierra 1500. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here atMotor Authority.
We drove the 2022 Audi A3 and S3 on Colorado mountain roads, which was the ideal setting for these smart, small sport sedans. Both cars feel tied down to the road, and while the S3 gets more power and better brakes, it’s still more of a canyon carver than a track machine.
GMC unveiled the 2022 Sierra 1500 with new high-end ATX4 and Denali Ultimate trims. The $80,000 Denali Ultimate comes loaded with all the equipment and features a luxurious interior with Mount Denali topographical maps etched into the dash and seats. The ATX4 improves upon the off-road ATX with spool-valve dampers and electronic locking front and rear differentials, plus plenty of luxury.
Porsche produced a video of the top five funny nicknames the company had for its cars. The nicknames exemplify the German sense of humor. Examples include “the kangaroo” for the Porsche 904-08 and its unpredictable handling, “Moby Dick” for the 845-hp 935/78 that featured a large rear wing, and “the Pink Pig” 917 race car that was painted pink with butchers marks because of its enlarged chassis.
Ford introduced a new Bronco variant. The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades will come with a factory-installed winch and a snorkel to improve upon the Bronco’s already impressive 33.5 inches of fording depth. Look for it next year with pricing available closer to launch.
Nissan gave us a chance to drive a restored 1971 Datsun 240Z from its Tennessee museum. The car only had 151 hp, but at just 2,238 lb, it offered decent acceleration to go with plenty of road feel. We hope the forthcoming 2023 Nissan Z takes some of its cues from the endearing original.