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Maybach coupe teased, Ram trucks recalled, POTUS' new ride | Autoblog Minute

Automotive news recap for 8.12.16.

POTUS is getting a new car, FCA issues recall for certain Ram heavy-duty trucks, and Mercedes teases the internet with a photo of a giant Maybach coupe. Eddie Sabatini reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.
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[00:00:00] It looks like a new two-door Maybach is on it's way. Mercedes teased the internet this week with a Facebook post featuring a picture of a two-door coupe. The red silhouette was accompanied by a caption identifying this the car as 6 meteres long. That's 19.6 feet, and to put that into perspective i's 3 feet longer than the S-Class coupe and 4 feet longer than the Bentley Continental GT. Zooming-in shows us a Maybach badge on the C-pillar but we'll have to wait to find out more. Could this be a modern-day replacement for the Maybach Exelero?

[00:00:30] We expect to find out more by the Paris Motor Show.

Ram is recalling some of its 3500, 4500, and 5500 heavy-duty pickups. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that certain Rams were manufactured with a misshapen main output shaft. The problem may cause a shaft fracture and could result in loss of vehicle power. Dealers will be replacing transfer cases on the affected vehicles and FCA will mail notifications to affected truck owners. At the time of this report FCA was not aware of any injuries or deaths related to this recall. For more details

[00:01:00] visit NHTSA.GOV.

The President of the United States is getting a new car. Spy shots from our friends at KGP Photography show off POTUS' new transport at GMs Milford Proving Grounds. The current presidential transport is is a giant, bomb-proof 7 passenger limo built on a commercial truck chassis. Aptly name the Beast it's one of the safest vehicles on the planet. We expect the Beast 2.0 to be more of the same but these photos show off some updated styling, borrowed from the current Escalade and CT6. For Autoblog, I'm Eddie Sabatini.

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