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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe revealed with 362-hp biturbo V6

Hotter crossover-coupe will officially debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

Hotter crossover-coupe will officially debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

Never mind the fact that the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe isn’t actually a coupe, the swoopy five-door is following in the footsteps of its more conventional sibling with the addition of this AMG GLC43 variant. Featuring a biturbocharged V6 and a retuned suspension, this hotter GLC ought to be pretty nice to drive, striking a great balance between the base GLC300 and upcoming (we hope) GLC63.

Under the hood, Mercedes uses the same AMG-tuned engine found in the rest of its 43-series range, a biturbo 3.0-liter V6 with 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough power to propel the all-wheel-drive crossover-coupe to 60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds, all that power being managed by Merc’s super-smooth 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes’ usual Dynamic Select modes are fitted to the GLC43, with Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual modes offering a broad [...]

2017 Kia Rio goes official with more refined looks

Fourth-gen supermini grows in size to boost comfort

Fourth-gen supermini grows in size to boost comfort.

Following a teaser published just last week, the fourth-generation Rio is now showing its more upscale appearance in several revealing images published this morning by Kia. In charge of the styling were the company’s design centers in Germany and California that also received input from the global design headquarters located at home in Namyang, South Korea.

They have certainly done a great job as the all-new Rio looks substantially more refined than its predecessor, both inside and out. The supermini uses the company’s latest take on the corporate ‘tiger nose’ grille which in this new iteration is wider and thinner. The bi-function projection headlights are an evolution of the previous model’s clusters, but are now thinner and are hosting a new U-shaped LED signature for the daytime running lights.

Moving at the back, Kia is giving its new B-segment car more sculpted taillights incorporating a fresh LED [...]

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