MotorBlog Watch | July 16, 2013 : Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Lexus, Tesla, Mazda, Ford

MotorBlog Watch

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG officially teased in mini video
The followup to the Mercedes-Benz S550, the S63 AMG, will sport a biturbocharged V8 that will likely turn out around 550 horsepower.

Chrysler’s Solution for Jeep Recall Runs Into Resistance
Questions are being raised over Chrysler’s response to a recall of the Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee because of a rear-impact fire hazard. (NYT)+++

Lexus Prepares New IS F Coupe to Take on BMW M4
There’s no question that the prototype pictured in these fresh spy shots is the all-new Lexus IS-based Coupe, but how can one be sure that it’s the on-and-off (up until now, that is), F-badged high-performance version and not the simpler F-Sport variant? (CARSCOOPS)+++

Tesla Shares Hit All Time High as the Electric Car Company Heads to the Nasdaq 100
The Tesla Motors success story keeps getting better – this week shares of the electric car maker reached an all-time high after it was revealed that Tesla will soon be added to the Nasdaq 100 index. Tesla’s shares have risen since news broke that it recorded a $11.2 million first quarter profit earlier this year. (INHABITAT)+++

Mazda reveals 2014 Mazda3 sedan for the UK market, releases official photos
Following the debut of the all-new 2014 Mazda3 hatchback, as expected, Mazda recently revealed the all-new sedan variant officially via the web, specifically for the UK market for the time being. Though you could expect our spec Mazda3 to basically look the same, minus some fine detailing. (EGMCARTECH)+++

Ford’s historic Michigan plant moves closer to reopening as tourist attraction
The Michigan factory where Henry Ford’s moving assembly line was born would be a destination for tourists and car enthusiasts alike if plans by a local historic preservation group come together. (AUTONEWS)+++

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