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Production of the first generation Audi A5 ended in 2016, after nine years, but this hasn’t stopped JMS Fahrzeugteile from launching several aftermarket components for it.

The German tuner’s front spoiler lip, which apart from the Coupe also suits the Convertible and Sportback, is a €259 (equal to $307) option, whereas the side skirts and rear diffuser cost €269 and €259 ($319 / $307) respectively and can be fitted to the two-door models only, regardless if they have the S-Line pack or not.

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Filling the wheel arches are the 10.5×20-inch Barracuda Karizzma light alloys, with a Y-spoke pattern and a dark finish, which are shod in 275/25 tires. Even with the new wheels installed, there was room to drop the body by around 40 mm (1.6 in), with the H&R and JMS springs, in combination with the stock shock absorbers.

The 3.2-liter V6, which was used in the A5 Coupe between 2007 and 2011 and in the Cabriolet and Sportback from 2009 to 2011, rests under the hood of this example, and is in stock form. As a result, it still produces 265 PS (261 HP / 195 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque from 3,000 to 5,000 rpm.

Nonetheless, the tuner has enhanced the soundtrack of the six-cylinder engine by installing an Eisenmann silencer which, according to JMS Fahrzeugteile, provides a muffled sound and has a performance optimizing effect.

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With almost 29,000 units shipped last year in Europe, according to CarSalesBase, the Dacia Lodgy hasn’t been that popular, which is why the Romanian automaker has reportedly decided to pull the plug on it.

Discontinuing the minivan won’t leave a gap in the company’s lineup, though, as they are allegedly to replace it with a seven-seater SUV.

According to Largus’ sources, the RJI (internal codename) will be based on the CMF-B platform that’s shared with the new-gen Logan and Sandero, as well as the latest Renault Clio, Captur and Nissan Juke. In order to accommodate the two extra seats, it will reportedly have a longer wheelbase as well as a longer rear overhang.

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Power is expected to be supplied by the regular 1.0-liter TCe petrol engine, with 100 and 120 HP, and the 1.3-liter TCe, rated at 140 and 160 HP, with the latter possibly featuring a 12V mild-hybrid system. An LPG version of the smaller unit is understood to launch too, alongside the 1.6-liter E-Tech self-charging hybrid powertrain from the Clio, where it puts out 140 HP.

Safety gear such as the automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning and hill-start assist, alongside an electric parking brake, should be available.

While the Lodgy is assembled in Morocco for the European market, the new yet-to-be-named SUV, which will slot above the popular Duster, is said to be put together at Dacia’s plant in Pitesti, Romania. This should give the brand extra points with the unions, which are currently angry with Renault for making Europe’s cheapest EV, the Dacia Spring, in China.

The model will supposedly premiere at the end of next summer and enter production in October, while deliveries should begin in late 2021 or early 2022.

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Performance SUVs have come a long way in recent years and as it stands, the BMW X4 M Competition, Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, and Jaguar F-Pace SVR are among the finest currently available – but which is the fastest?

On paper, it is the F-Pace SVR that has the upper hand over its rivals. Slotted beneath the brash and brutish bodywork is a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 pumping out a very impressive 550 hp and 502 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque. Coupled to this engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.

Read Also: The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace Gets A Meaningful Nip And Tuck, Plus New Tech

The BMW X4 M Competition may seem somewhat underpowered by comparison as its 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder is capped at 503 hp and 442 lb-ft (599 Nm) of torque. It too features an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 matches the X4 M for horsepower, but eclipses both the BMW and Jaguar with 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque.

In the first of the drag races held, it was the Mercedes that performed the best, sprinting to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.59 seconds and completing the quarter-mile in 11.71 seconds at 188.92 km/h. The BMW followed closely behind with a 0-100 km/h time of 3.87 seconds and a quarter-mile of 11.82 seconds at 191.94 km/h, while the Jaguar trailed well behind with a 0-100 km/h sprint of 4.68 seconds and a 12.58-second quarter-mile.

Were the results the same in the rest of the races? Watch and find out.