Hot on the heels of the upcoming M-edition Z3, we have our first look at Mercedes' rebuttal. Not to be caught resting on their laurels, Mercedes is again having their buddy AMG build a monster to effectively compete against BMW. It's certain to have a V6, but the displacement is still unknown. Rumor has it that it will be a 3.2 liter producing near 300bhp!

Honda ?

Close friends (what would I do without them?) have sent me these fresh photos of what may be the new Accord. Even with the typical mule car make-up, it's evident that it closely resembles the most recent line of Civics. Maybe it is a Civic? Hopefully, rumors from the other magazines of the Accord SI-R being available in the U.S. for the Accord's 30th anniversary hold true!

Updated info! - These pictures are actually of a test mule of the Canadian Acura 1.6 EL. This is contrary to the information our source had us believe. We regrettably realized the error as soon as we saw the commercial two days ago on CTV. Special thanks to Greg Stuart up in Canada for his E-Mail.

Next month...BMW 3-series!

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