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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Release Date, News & Specs

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With its coupelike styling and relative affordability, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will appeal to buyers looking to upgrade to a luxury brand. However, rear seat space, transmission, ride quality should give you a pause. According to our investigation, its date of release should be expected around August 2021.

Its success pillars are built on a fiery AMG-model performance, commendable handling and power, and an affordable window sticker for a luxury-car status.

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class side view, red color, exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Known for its affordability, the new CLA-Class continues to offer many people a chance to own a new luxury sedan with a Mercedes nameplate. However, its price has continued to increase despite an initial MSRP offering starting below $30,000. This has put its affordability in question considering the price competition fresher and newer models come with. But considering this is a Mercedes-Benz which to many symbolizes a sense of uniqueness, reliability, and performance, its rivals in its price range pose little or no threat.

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class side angle, red color, alloy wheels

Although the CLA-Class makes considerable concessions in certain areas in order to remain in the same price range, it still ride, feels, and appeals like an authentic luxury sedan. The CLA250 model for instance offers user-friendly ergonomics, a serene cabin, performance dynamics, and impressive fuel consumption ratings. Also, there is the AMG CLA45 model which comes with a standard AWD system, a blistering acceleration, revised transmission gear ratios, and eye-popping 375 hp and 350 lbs. ft. of torque.

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While the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will still attract a significant sales figure, other alternatives in the segment offer a functional and practical appeal for the money. Some concerns you should be worried about the CLA-Class include a cramped rear seat, potentially harsh ride quality, sluggish throttle response and unrefined transmission, and limited rear visibility.

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Are you ready to live with that? If not, there are some pretty good alternatives you should consider. They include the 2021 Audi A3, the 2021 Acura TLX, the 2021 BMW M235i, 2021 Audi S3, and 2021 Volkswagen GTI. Nevertheless, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class provides the prestige and style worth a tri-point star badge.

Trims Available – Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

The compact Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2021 luxury four door sedan is available in the top-of-the-range AMG CLA45, mid-trim CLA250 4Matic, and the base CLA250.

Interior Changes & 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Exterior Pictures

The base CLA250 comes standard with a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automatic wipers, ambient interior lighting, an eight-way power driver seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery.

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Electronic features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a CD player, a media player interface, HD and satellite radio, mbrace2 emergency communications, a 7” central display, a USB port, and an auxiliary audio jack.

The only difference between the base CLA250 and the CLA250 4Matic is the latter’s exclusive standard all-wheel-drive system.

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class interior, leather back seats

The AMG CLA45 comes equipped with a sport-tuned suspension system, a special seat upholstery, bi-xenon headlights, upgraded brakes, a more powerful engine, exterior and interior styling elements, LED daytime running lights, special AMG wheels, and upgraded brakes.

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class side view, exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

The Premium, Multimedia, and Driver Assistance packages optionally available for all CLAs includes heated front seats, a larger 8” central infotainment screen, keyless entry and ignition, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a navigation system, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure intervention, adaptive cruise control, satellite radio, and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. Also available for an extra are Sport, Night, Sport Plus, Interior, and AMG Dynamic packages.

Engine Specs – 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

A four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lbs. ft. of torque comes equipped under the hood of the Benz CLA-Class for 2021. This output is routed to the front wheels via the seven-speed automated manual automated manual transmission system. The estimated fuel economy for the FWD model as per EPA are 26/38/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 24/33/27 mpg for the CLA250 4Matic model.

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class engine

Next up, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-CLA45 comes with a more agile version of the above engine – rated at 375 hp and 350 lbs. ft. of torque. According to Mercedes, this model should be able to sprint to 60 mph in just under 4.7 seconds.

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Price & Release Date

August 2021 is the estimated time for its release according to various speculative online sources. The window sticker for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class features – “MSRP starting from $32,050 for the sedan, and $49,500 for the AMG CLA45 model.”

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New 2021 Cadillac CT6 – Release Date and Info

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The new 2021 Cadillac CT6 is a compelling value among leading luxury sedans with its generous passenger space, competitive price, efficient and responsive engine, and an engaging driving experience. It also has a commanding presence and a serious curbside presence. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2021, at least according to recent pundit’s reports. 

2021 Cadillac CT6 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

For starters, the Cadillac CT6 is a large luxury sedan with classic rear-wheel-drive proportions, and a has enjoyed a renaissance for over ten years or so, flaunting genuine high-performance credentials and a sharp new design language not seen before. But one thing makes the Cadillac CT6 a standout – it’s an unmistaken flagship vehicle.

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Rumors have been circulating in the segment for a while now that Cadillac is building an even high-end sedan that is slated to one of the world’s best. Apparently, Cadillac hasn’t refuted or substantiated the claims yet, but as things stand – there “must” be something cooking on the other side of the veil. And as they say, “Only time will tell.”

2021 Cadillac CT6 front view, black color, headlights and alloy wheels

The level of polish and interior refinement in the new CT6 are desirable, as is the ride and construction quality. Cadillac has made concerted efforts in ensuring that the CT6 is compelling and appealing through major interior redesigns and changes. Interior technologies and advanced safety features have also be roped in.

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It’s practical, too. The backseat, for instance, offers plenty of space in comparison to other well dimensionally large luxury sedans in the market. Surprisingly though, the new model has added any weight, and sources say it weighs about 1,000 lbs. less than its competition thanks to the ample dose of lightweight aluminum and clever engineering during its construction.

2021 Cadillac CT6 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

With such a diet, the newest Cadillac CT6 is more than capable of getting the job done in terms of a better fuel economy particularly for the base model, and improved handling and steering precision.

2021 Cadillac CT6 rear view, exterior, taillights and alloy wheels

Limousine accoutrements available and the smorgasbord of technology features are provided in abundance and you’ll be hard-pressed which one to choose especially those offered as options. Several alternatives however do exist. Some of these include the 2021 Audi A6, the 2021 Audi A8, 2021 Jaguar XJ, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the 2021 BMW 7 Series. In overall, though, we encourage you to investigate Caddy’s interim flagship model if you’re looking for a luxury sedan that offers a reasonable price, and distinctive personality and style.

2021 Cadillac CT6 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2021 Cadillac CT6 is a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 265 hp and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA estimates the standard mill’s fuel economy ratings to be 22 city, 31 highway, and 25 mpg combined. Both the eight-speed auto and the rear-wheel drive systems are default.

2021 Cadillac CT6 engine

Optional on both the Luxury and base trims but standard on the Platinum and Luxury are two V6s. both come mated to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system. The first is a 3.6L V6 rated at 335 horsepower and 284 pounds-ft. of torque, while the second is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 rated at 404 horsepower and 400 pounds-ft. of torque. EPA estimates the turbocharged V6 to return 18/26/21 mpg, and 19/28/23 mpg for the other V6 version.

Offered Trims – Cadillac CT6

Four main trims – Platinum, Premium Luxury, Luxury, and base – are offered for the large 2021 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan. The CT6-V is covered separately.

Exterior Spy Photos & 2021 Cadillac CT6 Interior Review

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Some of the standard accessories for the base CT6 model include a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, driver memory settings, an auto-dimming mirror, LED taillights, rear and front parking cameras, 18” wheels, front eight-way power seats, and a leather upholstery.

2021 Cadillac CT6 interior, dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen

Technologies available include a 10.2” touchscreen interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, satellite radio, wireless charging, a rearview camera, GM’s OnStar system, smartphone app connectivity, USB ports, and voice controls.

2021 Cadillac CT6 interior, leather seats, gear shift knob

Models at the totem pole offer features such as adjustable outboard rear seats, premium leather upholstery, 12-way power front seats, enhanced safety-related automatic braking, a night-vision camera system, adaptive cruise control, and the Bose Panaray premium audio system. More features, unique to each model, should be expected on its release date.

2021 Cadillac CT6 Release Date & Price

2021 Cadillac CT6 Release date

The base model of the 2021 Cadillac CT6 should be expected to cost an MSRP starting from $53,495, and about $87,465 for the CT6 Platinum. Rumors going round in industry circles allege the CT6 is scheduled to go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2021. You can also enjoy the 2021 Cadillac CT6 First Look Video available here.

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2021 Jeep Renegade Release Date, Specs and Info

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The new 2021 Jeep Renegade is certainly one of the few models from Jeep that has actually embraced a styling and playfulness evolution. It’s practical and rewarding to drive. Some of its attributed include easy-to-use technology interface, lots of character, and best-in-class off-road capability. Its release date should be expected during the 3rd Q of 2021.

2021 Jeep Renegade white color, grille

The 2021 Renegade will for the first time come equipped with a nifty removable cargo light on both the Trailhawk and Limited trims, new automatic wipers, and a new premium audio option.

When the vehicle debuted two years ago, some Jeep critics and enthusiasts were quick to air their concerns on whether the badge of a manufacturer built on a reputation of unquestionable off-road capability could be worn by a subcompact crossover. The skepticism was further fuelled by the fact that Jeep has a reputation of building underwhelming small crossovers like the Patriot and Compass.

2021 Jeep Renegade blue color, alloy wheels

But with a long-term Renegade Trailhawk in our fleet and several road tests under our belts, we can therefore conclude that those fears are unfounded. The Jeep Renegade for 2021 is an excellent subcompact crossover that comes with an off-road athleticism, an easy and fun to drive character, and a fairly comfortable cabin.

2021 Jeep Renegade side angle, red color

However, the Renegade disappoints on several fronts including but not limited to a middling fuel economy rating, intrusive wind noise, clunky and confused automatic transmission system, limited cargo capacity, and tight rear-seat legroom. Well, if you can’t live with this shortcomings, there are several other options worth considering. They include the 2021 Honda HR-V, the 2021 Fiat 500X, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, and the 2021 Mazda CX-3.

Available Trims – Jeep Renegade

2021 Jeep Renegade exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

The subcompact 2021 Jeep Renegade crossover SUV is available in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk trims.

Interior Colors & Exterior Review – 2021 Jeep Renegade

Standard accessories and equipment available for the Sport trim includes an auxiliary audio jack, power locks and windows, 16” wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, four-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, keyless entry, a USB port, and cloth upholstery.

2021 Jeep Renegade steering wheel and lcd screen

The Latitude comes equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable heated exterior mirrors, ambient LED lighting, body-colored door handles, air-conditioning, foglights, automatic headlights, roof rails, alloy wheels, and a fold-flat passenger seat. Electronic add-ons include a six-speaker audio system, voice commands, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a 5” touchscreen, an additional USB port, and Uconnect interface.

2021 Jeep Renegade interior, leather seats

The Limited comes standard with an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a 115-V household style power outlet, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic wipers, 18” wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped shift knob, leather upholstery, an upgraded driver information display, heated steering wheel, automatic wipers, dual-exhaust tips, and heated front seats.

2021 Jeep Renegade rear shift knob

The off-road-themed Trailhawk trim comes fitted with all-terrain equipped 17” tires, a underbody skid plates, a raised suspension system, hill descent control, an all-wheel-drive mode, red interior stitching, a removable cargo floor panel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, premium cloth upholstery, unique exterior accents, tow hooks, an upgraded driver information display, a 115-V household-style power outlet, and a full-size spare.

2021 Jeep Renegade front angle, grille and headlights

Some of the optional features available for the lower trims include a navigation system, rear parking sensors, a 6.5” touchscreen display, lane-departure warning system, a Wi-Fi hotspot and voice texting, rear-cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, blind-spot warning system, and forward collision warning and braking systems.

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Engine Specs – 2021 Jeep Renegade

A 1.4L turbocharged engine rated at 160 hp and 184 pounds of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission system comes fitted on the base model.

Selective on both the Latitude and Sport trims, and standard for the Limited and Trailhawk trims is a four-cylinder 2.4L engine rated at 180 horsepower and 175 pounds of torque. The nine-speed automatic transmission system is the default system. You have the choice of either the four-wheel-drive or the front-wheel drive version except for the Trailhawk trim that is offered as a four-wheel drive only.

2021 Jeep Renegade engine

During our test drives, the Trailhawk posted a lackluster acceleration of 9.9 seconds for a sprint of 0-60 mph, and 9.4 seconds for the all-wheel-drive 2.4L engine-fitted versions.

With the Trailer To w package, expect the four-wheel-drive 2021 Jeep Renegade to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

Price & Release Date – 2021 Jeep Renegade

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The new Jeep Renegade for 2021 should be expected in U.S dealerships during the 3rd Q of this year latest. As for the price, the MSRP has been set at $17,995.

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2021 Pagani Huayra BC Release Date, Specs & Info

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The new 2021 Pagani Huayra BC is a testament to Pagani’s innovation and technical solutions for future models. Every part of the vehicle is as a result of innovative changes that makes it achieve a completely different personality to that of the Huayra Coupe. According to Pagani, the 2021 Pagani Huayra BC design has been inspired by its “track focused” predecessors – the Zonda Cinque and the Pagani Zonda R, as it was initially conceived to be a daily driving car that gives maximum performance and exhilaration during special days and track days. Its release date has been set for early 2021. Read on to read what to expect.

2021 Pagani Huayra BC exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

First things first, what does “BC” actually mean? Apparently, “BC” represents the initials Benny Caiola – the first person to buy a Pagani Automobile. He was so impressed by the cars Horacio Pagani was making over the years. Pagani Automobile has grown over the years to curve its own niche by introducing a combination of electric motor and combustion engine, and introducing hybrid propulsion.

2021 Pagani Huayra BC auto show, rear view, white color, taillights

Furthermore, Pagani Automobiles takes pride in its areas of technological areas of development that involve creating the lightest, globally homologated, Hypercar; developing a completely new Automated Manual Transmission by paying attention to both comfort and performance without compromising the balance and weight of the car; and developing suspension and chassis systems derived from motorspot to deliver a secure and dynamic car while retaining the comfort of a typical Pagani car.

2021 Pagani Huayra BC spy shots

Motivation comes from a 6.0L V12 engine rated at 750 horsepower and 738 pounds-ft. of torque. Rumors also allege that the V12 mill can get up to 789 horsepower and 811 pounds feet of torque. While 0-60 mph figure is still a mystery, as of this writing, it is expected that it’ll achieve the speed in just 2.7 seconds given the standard Huayra can hit 60 mph in just three seconds.

2021 Pagani Huayra BC exterior, overhead view

The only competition that seems to raffle the feathers of the 2021 Pagani Huayra BC the bad way is the recently redesigned 2021 Bugatti Chiron. Power for the Chiron comes from a quad-turbocharged 8.0L W16 engine that makes a whopping 1,500 horsepower. With all this power generated beneath the hood, the Chiron 0-60 mph takes around 2.5 seconds, and goes on to achieve a top speed of 286 mph. And yet, the Bugatti costs far less than the 2021 Pagani Huayra BC.

2021 Pagani Huayra BC Release Date & Price

2021 Pagani Huayra BC release date

According to Pagani, the new Huayra BC will cost around $3M, given the engine and aerodynamic enhancements it gets over the stock Huayra that costs $1M less. Only 20 units of these vehicles will be built and will only be sold to existing owners. Its release date, as already mentioned, should be expected sometime in early 2021.

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2021 Pagani Huayra BC front angle, headlights and grille

Inspired by the track-focused Zonda Cinque and the Zonda R, the new Huayra BC comes with exterior aerodynamic cues similar to those of its predecessors. It comes with a revised rear diffuser and a massive wing that stretches from one end of the bumper to the other. Up front, the fascia has been redesigned, with the diffuser being new. Further aback, Pagani was able to achieve improved down force thanks to the pair of spoilers beneath. The wheels, and side skirts, too, are new.

2021 Pagani Huayra BC rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Aerodynamics cues have been redesigned. Up front, the air inlets are larger, and the race-spec canards and splitter assertive. There’s extensive use of carbon fiber especially on the engine lid, roof, and front hood. Racing stripes are colored blue and white, but certain reports say additional color choices will also be offered.

2021 Pagani Huayra BC Interior

2021 Pagani Huayra BC interior, dashboard and lcd screen

According to Pagani, the new Huayra BC was built with a racing emphasis and weight savings in mind. And even so, the brand has also achieved quite some significant firsts when it comes to the exterior aesthetics. While many details are still under wraps, Pagani has confirmed several details such as – Black Anthracite cabin color, and a suede and leather steering wheel.

And just like any Huayra out there, there’re acres of aluminum, carbon fiber, and fine Alcantara inserts.

Available Trims

The new 2021 Pagani Huayra BC is only available in one well-equipped trim level.

Engine Specs

2021 Pagani Huayra BC engine

As aforementioned, the new 2021 Pagani Huayra BC will come with a 750-horsepower – generating 6.0L V-12 engine. Other reports say it can crank out 39 horsepower more, thereby outing its total output to around 789 horsepower – 60 more horsepower than the standard Huayra.

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2021 Pagani Huayra BC interior, steering wheel

With a 0-60 mph acceleration taking around 2.7 seconds, it is only natural for the automaker to offer it with a smorgasbord of safety and driver-assisting technologies. Though unconfirmed, the new Pagani Huayra BC will come with the same technologies that the standard model comes with. Government crash impact assessment results will be offered on its release date.

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