2019 Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) – drive review

The 2019 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) is MINI’s first hybrid. The drive train concept is the same as used in the BMW i8, except it’s reversed. It’s got a gasoline engine driving the front wheels and an electric motor driving the rear. On the road only one of the two power units is used when the car is moving, while the other one can be additionally used at any time to optimize traction, ride stability and agility.

The 2019 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) is priced at $36,900 and has a 12 mile all-electric range. That may not sound like much. However, in a big city you actually don’t drive many miles to get around,

Read more on what is probably the first of many electrified MINIs right here.

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2019 Infiniti QX80 – Drive Review

The QX80 was refreshed in 2018. It’s very similar to its cousin the Nissan Armada but of course with more premium features. Both are based on the Nissan Titan pickup and are body-on-frame architecture. The 2019 QX80 is offered in Luxe (two-wheel drive), Luxe AWD and a new Limited AWD model. New for the 2019 model year, Luxe models add standard Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.

Prices start at $65,100 plus a $1,295 destination charge.

You can get more information on the QX80 right here.

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2019 Subaru Forester – Drive Report

Subaru’s  Forester is entirely new for 2019, built now on an all-new platform. The 2.5-L boxer engine as been updated. The wheelbase is longer providing more rear seat legroom and more cargo capacity. Headroom, hip and shoulder room are also increased for greater passenger comfort.

Standard, Premium, Limited, Touring and new Sport trim levels are offered all with a 182 hp 2.5-L Boxer 4-cylider. Prices start at $24,295.

Read more about the new Forester right here.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz E 450 – Drive Report

Mercedes offers the E-class in body styles to suit everyone. Along with the sedan and wagon there’s also a coupe and a convertible. The present generation of E-class was introduced in 2016 loaded with numerous technical innovations.

For 2019, new E 450 model designation for the E-Class Sedan, Coupe, Cabriolet and Wagon receive a more powerful engine, and replace the previous E 400 models. The E 450 and E 450 4MATIC models are now equipped with an upgraded 362-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine.

The 2019 E 450 4MATIC sedan went on sale in the U.S. in fall 2018 priced at $59,950.

You can learn a bit more on the new E 450 right here, just click.

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2019 Lincoln Navigator – Drive Report

The all-new Lincoln Navigator has received many accolades including being named the 2018 North American Truck of the Year. After last year’s redesign, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator is basically unchanged. Prices start at $73,205.

Four different trim levels; two different lengths; rear-wheel or all-wheel drive; 450-horsepower twin turbo 3.5-L V6; 10-speed automatic; tow up to 8600 lbs.

Read more right here.

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INTERSECT by Lexus plus 2019 Lexus LS 500 – Drive Report

The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept vehicle makes its New York City debut at the newly opened INTERSECT BY LEXUS. It will remain on display through Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept, which made its global debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, introduces a new genre of luxury vehicle: the flagship crossover.

INTERSECT BY LEXUS – NYC is located at 412 West 14th Street New York, New York 10014. Starting in January 2019, the restaurant will serve lunch seven days a week from 11:30-3PM. Dinner will be available Sunday-Wednesday from 5PM-10PM and Thursday-Saturday from 5PM-11PM. The café is open from 7AM-7PM seven days a week. For more information on the space please visit http://www.Intersect-NYC.com.

And to learn more about Lexus’ flagship luxury sedan, the LS 500 just click here.

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2019 Lexus ES – Drive Review

The seventh-generation 2019 Lexus ES is longer, lower and wider. Built on a new platform, the ES has more aggressive and sporty styling with a modern and comfortable interior.

The front-wheel drive ES is available in the 302-horspower ES 350 model or the 215-horsepower low fuel consumption ES 300h model.  The 2019 ES 350 is priced to start at $39,600. There’s a new F-sport model added too.

Check out more details on the 2019 Lexus ES right here.

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