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Lamborghini Urus S

First drive: Lamborghini Urus S in Portugal

The Urus has been a runaway success for Lamborghini (it currently accounts for more than 60 per cent of the brand’s sales), but the rapid all-terrainer has now been around for four-and-a-half years, so the time was ripe to rejuvenate it with a mid-life revamp.

Cue the new Lamborghini Urus S, which will slot in as the base model of the range in the first quarter of 2023, sitting below the recently unveiled Performante. The Urus S sports the same 666hp/850Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as the latter, although it doesn’t ditch air suspension in favour of steel springs,

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Mercedes-AMG C63

2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 loses 4 cylinders but gets more power

Engine downsizing is now the new normal. The big numbers, V12s and V8s are all on their way out, making room for smaller capacity engines. The latest, arguably one of the most controversial entrants to this list, is the 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E-Performance that ditches a throaty V8 for an electrified 4-cylinder but with more power than ever.

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BMW X7

First drive: 2023 BMW X7 in California USA

BMW has revamped its X7 SUV, and the key change among its raft of updates is a radical new four-eyed face that brings the jumbo-sized crossover in line with its ultra-luxo siblings (the recently revealed 7 Series/i7 and XM performance SUV). The 2023 BMW X7 is also the first from the German premium brand to be offered with optional XXL 23-inch rims.

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Bugatti Mistral is the most flamboyant swansong to the mighty W16

Bugatti Mistral is the most flamboyant swansong to the mighty W16

Bugatti pulled off something close to an automotive miracle when they unveiled the Veyron. The bit that made it legendary was its quad-turbo 1000+ hp W16 monster of an engine. Variants of this mill have powered the entire Bugatti line-up since then but the time has come for it to go. Here is the new Bugatti Mistral acting as one final hurrah, a sweet swan song to this legendary motor.

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2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante heats up SUV segment with 666 horsepower

2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante heats up SUV segment with 666 horsepower

Though the SUV segment may look mundane on the affordable end of the spectrum, the other extreme is witnessing a lot of action. Lamborghini Urus came around just four years ago, redefining the meaning of performance SUVs. Despite the fact that it was a runaway success for the brand, the teams at Sant’Agata Bolognese have come up with a Urus that packs more heat, the Lamborghini Urus Performante.

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First drive: 2023 Bentley Bentayga EWB in Canada

First drive: 2023 Bentley Bentayga EWB in Canada

The Bentayga was controversial when it first debuted back in the good old days of 2015, before pandemic waves, supply chain issues and inflation became the only topics of conversation. Now that uber-luxury SUVs have gone mainstream, Bentley is doing quite well in navigating the current world — with an even bigger uber-luxury SUV.

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