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FRANKFURT — BMW will introduce an electric version of its 3 series at the Frankfurt auto show in September, a German newspaper reported last week. The electrified 3 series will have a range of 248 miles and is seen as a direct response to the early success of Tesla’s Model 3, which goes on sale

Nick Saban’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is ultimate Alabama fan van

The Sprinter featured tailgating luxuries and Saban’s signature on the headrests, below. In 2015, Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham partnered with McSweeney Designs, a local company that specializes in outfitting custom vans, to create the Nick Saban Signature Series Sprinter vans. As the name implied, the custom vans, based off the Mercedes-Benz 3500 Sprinter, featured Saban’s flowing

Manheim Index rising over time

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Jaguar’s compact E-Pace crossover coming in ’18

E-Pace: “Sports car looks, 
Jaguar performance” The Porsche Macan is getting another direct competitor, this time from a rival new to the SUV and crossover market. The E-Pace compact crossover will become Jaguar’s second utility vehicle next year. A third crossover, the battery-powered I-Pace, will join Jaguar’s lineup after the E-Pace, but also next year.

Kia pads crossover family with tiny Stonic

Just a week after Hyundai unveiled its bite-sized Kona CUV, the brand’s corporate cousin, Kia, is showing off its take on the subcompact crossover with the Stonic. Based on the same new small crossover platform as the Kona, the Stonic will slot below the Kia Sportage. It will compete in one of fastest-growing segments, against

Honda previews 2018 Accord

Honda: “Most fun-to-drive” Accord ever The American family sedan isn’t going the way of the American family wagon anytime soon, but Honda, like many rivals, is determined to make the midsize car engaging again and keep its edge in a waning but still key segment. The ninth-generation 2013 Accord — billed by Honda at the