Jeep Wrangler 392 may push north of $70,000 – Roadshow

Here comes the Wrangler 392, bounding over rocks to do some messed-up things to your savings account.

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New about forthcoming cars often comes from dedicated forums, where eagle-eyed fanatics pore over order forms and share spy shots in the hopes of discovering something -- anything -- about a hotly anticipated car. The latest juicy tidbit comes from the JL Wrangler Forum, and if it's true, Jeep is about to do some naughty stuff to people's wallets.

JL Wrangler Forum user TCMC made a post this week that alleges to have information on the upcoming Wrangler 392's price. The user was checking on their order, and was greeted with quite the eye-opener: $77,055.

You read that right, Jeep wants you to shell out almost 80 grand. And for a Jeep Wrangler with a Hemi that's been kicking around other parts of the FCA lineup for, well, a hot minute.

Now, as always, forum posts should be taken with a grain of salt. While there's no reason anybody would just make this stuff up, there's no way to verify the user's claims, and representatives from Jeep said pricing won't be officially revealed until early 2021. The forum poster claims this is "pretty close to where [they] thought it would be," with agreement from some other posters alongside the expected folks with sticker shock. The poster also claims their vehicle only has two options in addition to the 392.

That said, Fiat Chrysler's prices for its other Hemi-jammed-into-whatever vehicles are also bordering on the patently absurd. Challenger and Charger Hellcats still cost about $60,000 to start, with Redeye models sending prices into the $70,000 range and up. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is nearly $90,000, and the Durango SRT Hellcat isn't far behind.

Considering the JL-generation Wrangler is far newer than any of the aforementioned cars, shoehorning a less-powerful-but-still-potent Hemi V8 under the hood doesn't seem that obscene. With 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, it's expected to reach 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds, and since it's based on the Wrangler Rubicon, it'll be ready to tackle all manner of terrain. We've driven the concept already, and as Managing Editor Steven Ewing wrote at the time, "your best bet is to just hold on and enjoy the ride." That seems to apply to your time in Jeep's finance department, too.

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Jeep Wrangler 392 may push north of $70,000 – Roadshow

Here comes the Wrangler 392, bounding over rocks to do some messed-up things to your savings account.

Jeep

New about forthcoming cars often comes from dedicated forums, where eagle-eyed fanatics pore over order forms and share spy shots in the hopes of discovering something -- anything -- about a hotly anticipated car. The latest juicy tidbit comes from the JL Wrangler Forum, and if it's true, Jeep is about to do some naughty stuff to people's wallets.

JL Wrangler Forum user TCMC made a post this week that alleges to have information on the upcoming Wrangler 392's price. The user was checking on their order, and was greeted with quite the eye-opener: $77,055.

You read that right, Jeep wants you to shell out almost 80 grand. And for a Jeep Wrangler with a Hemi that's been kicking around other parts of the FCA lineup for, well, a hot minute.

Now, as always, forum posts should be taken with a grain of salt. While there's no reason anybody would just make this stuff up, there's no way to verify the user's claims, and representatives from Jeep said pricing won't be officially revealed until early 2021. The forum poster claims this is "pretty close to where [they] thought it would be," with agreement from some other posters alongside the expected folks with sticker shock. The poster also claims their vehicle only has two options in addition to the 392.

That said, Fiat Chrysler's prices for its other Hemi-jammed-into-whatever vehicles are also bordering on the patently absurd. Challenger and Charger Hellcats still cost about $60,000 to start, with Redeye models sending prices into the $70,000 range and up. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is nearly $90,000, and the Durango SRT Hellcat isn't far behind.

Considering the JL-generation Wrangler is far newer than any of the aforementioned cars, shoehorning a less-powerful-but-still-potent Hemi V8 under the hood doesn't seem that obscene. With 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, it's expected to reach 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds, and since it's based on the Wrangler Rubicon, it'll be ready to tackle all manner of terrain. We've driven the concept already, and as Managing Editor Steven Ewing wrote at the time, "your best bet is to just hold on and enjoy the ride." That seems to apply to your time in Jeep's finance department, too.

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2021 Nissan Armada revels in its bigness – Roadshow

Being based on a somewhat old Nissan Patrol, the latest generation of Armada already looked a little tired when it debuted for the 2017 model year, but Nissan has swooped in for 2021 with a raft of updates that brings this brute into the 21st century.  

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2021 Nissan Kicks picks up a fresh new face – Roadshow

All trims come with blind spot monitoring, front and rear automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert.    

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2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 is a no-nonsense, high-caliber luxury car – Roadshow

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If you want a traditional luxury-car experience, and a brilliant one at that, look no further than Mercedes' redesigned E-Class.

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2021 BMW M2 Competition is quite the pocket rocket – Roadshow

On the safety front, standard fare includes low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, parking sensors and forward collision warning, with no options to expand beyond that.

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Ferrari SF90 Spider drops the top on its hybrid hypercar – Roadshow

If the standard SF90 Spider isn't enough, Ferrari offers an Assetto Fiorano upgrade package that adds Multimatic shock absorbers designed for track use, in addition to more lightweight materials, a carbon-fiber rear spoiler and supersoft Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, as well as an optional two-tone livery that spices up the visuals.

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2021 BMW 540i xDrive keeps it comfortable – Roadshow

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There's plenty of sporting pretension hidden in the latest Fiver, but there's a lot of luxury between it and you.

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Audi RS E-Tron GT promises 590 horsepower, 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds – Roadshow

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We might not know what the production model actually looks like, but we can confirm that the prototype shown here is lookin' fresh.

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About a month ago, Audi confirmed the existence of a performance-oriented RS E-Tron GT after months of rumors. Now, the automaker has some specs to reveal for its range-topping electric performance car.

Audi on Thursday published key figures for the upcoming RS E-Tron GT. The company's upcoming production electric performance car will have two electric motors, one at each axle, to produce a net 590 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque. An overboost function will provide a temporary surge to 646 hp, and its top speed is limited to 155 mph.

That pair of electric motors will provide enough motive force to shoot this bad boy to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, although the automaker declined to produce a specific figure. The project manager for the RS E-Tron GT project told Autocar that it should be "quite a bit quicker" than that.

We can draw a bit of context from the car with which the RS E-Tron GT shares a platform: The Porsche Taycan. The Audi's figures place it between the 429-to-482-horsepower Taycan 4S and the 616-horsepower Taycan Turbo. Considering the Taycan Turbo needs just 3 seconds to hit 60 mph, the RS E-Tron GT's official numbers shouldn't be too far behind that figure, but confirmation is likely a ways away still.

Audi also shared some more information about the components that will help the RS E-Tron GT's hustle match its looks. It'll rock the same 93.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery as a Taycan 4S equipped with the Performance Battery Plus option. While range is still a long way from being confirmed, Autocar claims the automaker is aiming for a WLTP-cycle estimate of 249 miles. Europe's WLTP measurement standard is more gracious than what the EPA cooks up, so Audi may be aiming closer to 200 or 225 over here. For some more context, the 2020 Taycan 4S with the Performance Battery Plus managed just 203 miles in the feds' hands.

The ride should be able to shift from soft to stiff pretty easily, thanks to a three-chamber air suspension setup. Rear-axle steering is along for the ride, too, pivoting the rear wheels up to 3 degrees in either direction to improve low-speed cornering and high-speed agility. Three types of brakes will be available, again similar to the Porsche: Iron brakes are standard, with a surface-coated option in the middle and ceramics at the top of the pile.

As for when we can expect to see the real thing, it shouldn't be long. Audi says that both the base E-Tron GT and the RS E-Tron GT will be in dealer showrooms by this coming summer.

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Audi RS E-Tron GT promises 590 horsepower, 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds – Roadshow

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We might not know what the production model actually looks like, but we can confirm that the prototype shown here is lookin' fresh.

Audi

About a month ago, Audi confirmed the existence of a performance-oriented RS E-Tron GT after months of rumors. Now, the automaker has some specs to reveal for its range-topping electric performance car.

Audi on Thursday published key figures for the upcoming RS E-Tron GT. The company's upcoming production electric performance car will have two electric motors, one at each axle, to produce a net 590 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque. An overboost function will provide a temporary surge to 646 hp, and its top speed is limited to 155 mph.

That pair of electric motors will provide enough motive force to shoot this bad boy to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, although the automaker declined to produce a specific figure. The project manager for the RS E-Tron GT project told Autocar that it should be "quite a bit quicker" than that.

We can draw a bit of context from the car with which the RS E-Tron GT shares a platform: The Porsche Taycan. The Audi's figures place it between the 429-to-482-horsepower Taycan 4S and the 616-horsepower Taycan Turbo. Considering the Taycan Turbo needs just 3 seconds to hit 60 mph, the RS E-Tron GT's official numbers shouldn't be too far behind that figure, but confirmation is likely a ways away still.

Audi also shared some more information about the components that will help the RS E-Tron GT's hustle match its looks. It'll rock the same 93.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery as a Taycan 4S equipped with the Performance Battery Plus option. While range is still a long way from being confirmed, Autocar claims the automaker is aiming for a WLTP-cycle estimate of 249 miles. Europe's WLTP measurement standard is more gracious than what the EPA cooks up, so Audi may be aiming closer to 200 or 225 over here. For some more context, the 2020 Taycan 4S with the Performance Battery Plus managed just 203 miles in the feds' hands.

The ride should be able to shift from soft to stiff pretty easily, thanks to a three-chamber air suspension setup. Rear-axle steering is along for the ride, too, pivoting the rear wheels up to 3 degrees in either direction to improve low-speed cornering and high-speed agility. Three types of brakes will be available, again similar to the Porsche: Iron brakes are standard, with a surface-coated option in the middle and ceramics at the top of the pile.

As for when we can expect to see the real thing, it shouldn't be long. Audi says that both the base E-Tron GT and the RS E-Tron GT will be in dealer showrooms by this coming summer.

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