BMW M has surfed the downsizing wave in recent years, but it's not ready to launch a car powered by a four-cylinder engine. "If you look at it with a four-cylinder, I don't see characteristics that I would like on an M car, on a small displacement turbocharged four-cylinder engine," affirmed M boss Frank van Meel in an interview with Australian website Car Advice.
Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler will pump $1 billion into its factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The investment will go towards upgrading the plant to allow it to churn out batteries and electric cars. The first battery-powered Mercedes with a "made in America" label is expected to see the light of day in 2020. http://reut.rs/2xycqHQ
Jeep won't show the next-generation Wrangler until the Los Angeles Auto Show, and enthusiasts are getting impatient. A computer-savvy fan has created a rendering that shows what Jeep's next off-roader could look like, and we think it's pretty spot-on.
MG is a distant memory in the United States, but it's still soldiering on in China and in England. The Chinese-owned company has just replaced the 6 with a brand-new model. Its design is loosely inspired by the head-turning e-Motion concept unveiled earlier this year at the Shanghai Auto Show. U.S. sales still aren't planned. http://bit.ly/2fm1dDC
Infiniti's QX50 has reached the end of its life cycle. The crossover won't return for the 2018 model year, according to Motor Authority, but a brand-new second-generation model will arrive in showrooms in time for the 2019 model year. It's expected to make its debut either in Los Angeles or Detroit.