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2022 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 S gets fitted with a 503-horsepower V8

The 2022 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 S is getting a top-notch AMG engine.

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AMG plus GLC equals a new, high-power version of the Mercedes GLC-Class SUV. The mid-size model gets a new AMG version for the 2022 model year bringing a robust V8 and honed drive dynamics to the popular family hauler.

The 2022 Mercedes- AMG GLC 63 S is fitted with a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that achieves 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This is the same engine that can be found in the GLC Coupe's AMG variant. It's been added to the traditional SUV-shaped model to meet demand from customers. The engine, paired with an nine-speed automatic transmission, can get the car from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

2022 Mercedes- AMG GLC 63 S

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These are upgraded numbers compared to the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, which gets 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. That model is two-tenths of a second slower off the line. The electronically limited top speed of the GLC 63 is 155 mph compared to the GLC 63 S's 174 mph.

Mercedes has given the SUV a long list of standard features that enhance its drive dynamics: drive modes, an air suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, an electronic locking differential, dynamic engine mounts, and a performance exhaust system.. The SUV's steering wheel has Touch Control buttons.

The SUV rides on 20-inch AMG design wheels, has LED high-performance headlights and taillights, and comes standard with the Multimedia Package, which includes augmented video for navigation. In front of the driver is a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

Buyers can add the AMG Aerodynamics Package, Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, AMG Performance Seats, AMG Night Package, AMG Performance Studio Package with extended additional high-gloss black elements, and a selection of leather upholsteries and interior trim options including AMG Carbon Fiber.

U.S. deliveries of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S SUV begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Shelby American announces new Ford F-150 Raptor

Shelby just announced the new truck, which has a starting price of more than $124,000.

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The third-generation Ford F-150 Raptor is a true off-road menace, with a strong turbocharged V6, beefy tires and shocks, and a luxury-level interior. Most people would consider the truck overkill for all but the hardest-core off-road enthusiasts, but the wizards at Shelby American have other ideas. As it has done with Ford vehicles for years, Shelby gave the new Raptor a performance makeover, and the finished product is quite impressive.

Shelby F-150 Raptor There's no mistaking a Shelby-tuned Raptor. Shelby American

The F-150 Raptor is already a capable beast, but Shelby turns things up a few notches. Performance upgrades include a performance intake and high-flow filter, an aluminum intercooler, a tune that pushes power to more than 525 ponies and 610 pound-feet of torque, a Shelby exhaust, and a BDS lift kit. The Shelby Raptor rides on 18-inch wheels with 37-inch BFG KM3 Mud Terrain tires.

If you’re thinking Shelby slaps a few go-fast parts on the Raptor and calls it good, think again. The truck’s interior features embroidered custom leather upholstery and exclusive floor mats. A unique serial number plate is mounted in the dash. Shelby also fits billet racing pedals, carbon fiber accents, and deep tinted windows.

Outside, the Raptor gest several touches to let everyone know it’s not a standard Ford. A special Shelby hood with intake and extraction vents is standard, along with power side steps with rock sliders. A bevy of Shelby logos and badging grace the truck’s body, and both bumpers have been replaced with steel units to accommodate light bars and additional tow points.

Shelby F-150 Raptor Shelby fits performance parts and gives the truck a tune.Shelby American

If you’re hoping to be one of the insane few to own a Shelby Raptor, get your wallet ready. The truck’s base price starts at $124,820, which includes the MSRP of the truck itself. That said, it’s unclear how extreme demand and supply chain issues will impact Shelby’s ability to get new trucks to modify.

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Toyota teases new SUV that could be updated Sequoia

The teaser image gives zero detail on the new SUV.

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Toyota recently retook the title of world’s largest automaker and has its sights set on refreshing some of its oldest models. The Tundra full-size pickup truck got the treatment late last year, and now we’re seeing teases of a new SUV from the auto giant. The image, released yesterday, is likely of a new Sequoia, which is based on the Tundra and is equally as overdue for a refresh.

2022 Toyota Sequoia If the tease is of a new Sequoia, it will replace the 15-year-old current-generation model.Toyota

After 15 years or so on sale in its current form, the Sequoia is old enough to earn a learner’s permit of its own at this point. All of its competitors offer newer and more intuitive technology, a larger variety of advanced safety gear, and more efficient powertrains. In the teaser, we can see a sharply chiseled rear quarter panel and shapely tail lights, but not much else. If it is a Sequoia, the styling marks a significant shift in the SUV’s outward appearance.

The shadowy image is the only tidbit Toyota has shared so far, but we can draw some information from the recently released Toyota Tundra pickup truck, with which the Sequoia typically shares a platform and powertrain elements. The all-new 2022 Tundra dropped the 5.7-liter V8 that powered it for years, in favor of a pair of twin-turbo V6 engines, one of which is a hybrid. That means we could see a new Sequoia with the same engines, delivering up to 479 horsepower.

2022 Toyota Sequoia We're likely to see a TRD off-road oriented model.Toyota

The new full-size SUV will likely also get some of the tech updates that Toyota bestowed upon the new Tundra. That could mean up to a 14-inch infotainment touchscreen with a new, more intuitive user interface and over-the-air updates. Refreshed safety features are almost certainly on the list of Sequoia changes as well.

Toyota hasn’t nailed down an official reveal date or any other information for the new SUV, but has said that more details are coming soon.

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