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2020 BMW 7-Series revealed: Giant grille for luxury sedan

2020 BMW 7-SeriesThe 2020 BMW 7-Series revealed Tuesday has a brawnier look than ever before. That's largely in part due to its massive front grille, which retains the automaker's familiar "dual kidney" shape. The grille takes inspiration from the BMW X7 crossover SUV with its massive kidney grille. It doesn't just look big, it is: The grille takes up 40 percent...

Payment relief for government workers, No Hennessey Ford GT V-8, Electric Ford F-150: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first driveAutomakers roll out payment relief options for federal workers A handful of automakers' finance arms allow those affected by the U.S. government shutdown to defer payments they're making on their cars. Cheap thrills: 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to cost $33,495 On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz said that its new 2020 A-Class sedan will cost $33,495. U.S...

2019 Fiat 500

2019 Fiat 500Subcompact cars often sacrifice personality in the name of affordability, but the 2019 Fiat 500 throws that notion out the window. The modern version of the original Cinquecento is one of the most whimsical cars you can buy, but it isn’t without some notable drawbacks. We’ve given it 4.6 out of 10 overall, proving sometimes charm alone...

Automakers roll out payment relief options for federal workers

2019 Toyota RAV4 HybridA handful of automakers' finance arms allow those affected by the U.S. government shutdown to defer payments they're making on their cars. Toyota announced its program for federal employees on Jan. 2. Drivers who purchased or leased their vehicle through Toyota Financial Services or Lexus Financial Services may be eligible for up to two months of...

Cheap thrills: 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to cost $33,495

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Seattle media drive, September, 2018On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz said that its new 2020 A-Class sedan will cost $33,495. Adding all-wheel drive to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A220 bumps the price $2,000 to $35,495. Either way, the A-Class is now the least-costly new Mercedes in the U.S. Both prices include a mandatory $995 destination charge. The A220 is the only model offered—for...