buying Tested: 2021 Navigator Black Label Goes Dark with Special Edition Package
2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition Dyno Test
How much power does Husqvarna’s special-edition 450 motocrosser make in 2021?Since 2018, Husqvarna has offered a limited-edition version of its standard FC 450 model called the FC 450 Rockstar Edition. Typically unveiled before the beginning of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, the 2021 model was no different as Husqvarna released details about the bike in early December 2020. Although it features several trick components from the Husqvarna Technical Accessories catalog, the only parts on this year’s model that could give it a different power character in comparison to the standard FC 450 are the Connectivity Unit and FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer.
If you haven't been raptly following the nuances of thelineup, the 2020 model year brought the Reserve Monochromatic package, which is highlighted by black wheels and a body-color grille, along with a general reduction in shiny trim pieces. But what if you want, say, the Black Label—the top of the food chain, Navigator-wise—with the monochromatic package? Well, some said it couldn't be done, but found a way to put black wheels on that one, too. Thus, we have a new flagship Lincoln SUV, the 2021 Navigator Black Label with the Special Edition package. No longer must Black Label owners hire freelance artists to bring their Navigators closer to monochrome spec.
The 2021 BMW M5 Competition is much easier to live with
Retuned suspension components make the BMW M5 a little softer, resulting in a much more comfortable daily driver.To give you some context, the previous M5 Competition was so stiffly sprung that it made this sport sedan almost unlivable day to day. Even in the suspension's default Comfort setting, you could feel every little bump and blemish. It was kind of a nightmare.
The Special Edition package costs $6695, which seems mildly extortionate for a selective reduction of brightwork—especially given that the monochromatic package costs $3270 on the Reserve trim. But on the Black Label it includes a black roof, for a throwback two-tone look. It's available with most exterior colors except black, possibly because Lincoln is saving that for an inevitable Midnight Edition in 2022 or 2023. A Navigator Black Label starts at $99,420, and a rear-seat entertainment system ($2000) and inflatable rear seatbelts ($250) are essentially the only options. (Our tester had neither.) The long-wheelbase L model adds $3200. Yes, that is a lot of money, and no, they're not throwing incentives at it, either. Navigator sales were up 26 percent in the first quarter of this year, and over at Cadillac they're selling everythey can build. In a few more months, the Hamptons will be lousy with the new . In the new Roaring Twenties, however long they may last, big three-row domestic luxury SUVs are a hot commodity.
Mercedes CLS gains starry grille and tech-loaded steering wheel for 2021
Mercedes-Benz A year after Mercedes-Benz gave the third-gen CLS-Class a generous mid-cycle refresh, it’s sprinkling on a few extra goodies. As of last summer, the suave, swoopy Benz sedan received an updated MBUX infotainment system and a raft of driver-assist tech that we recently sampled on the model’s more sedate-looking brother, the E-Class. As of early […] The post Mercedes CLS gains starry grille and tech-loaded steering wheel for 2021 appeared first on Hagerty Media.
And suddenly, the Navigator—redesigned for the 2018 model year—is the oldest SUV in its segment. It doesn't feel dated, however, especially in terms of its power delivery. The 450-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6—feel free to call it the Raptor engine—flings the vast Lincoln from rest to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, which is only 0.1 second behind a relatively dainty. The quarter-mile requires just 13.8 seconds, at the end of which the Navigator is traveling at 100 mph. Those figures are good enough to . More important, they trounce the Navigator's natural foe, the Escalade. That Cadillac, with its naturally aspirated V-8, hits 60 in 5.9 seconds and does the quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds at 96 mph.
Drag-strip starts aside, the Navigator's 510 pound-feet of torque make it feel effortlessly powerful in everyday driving, as befits a barge that has 30-way power-adjustable front seats and an available interior theme dubbed Yacht Club, complete with blue leather seats and white teak wood trim. With a tow rating as high as 8700 pounds, the Navigator can also tow a decent-sized yacht's tender.
Tested: 2021 BMW M4 Delivers What Matters
Do whatever it takes to ignore the new BMW M4's toothy grille and just drive it. Apparently, there's something about having a highly anticipated BMW M car that alters the atmosphere in Los Angeles. Months of blue skies and shorts weather ended as soon as our M4 test car arrived. Of course, correlation does not imply causation, but we're superstitious. A few years ago, a new M2 brought a massive storm during a multiyear drought, and now the M4 brings rain? You'd be a little'stitious too.
A boat trailer that size would have its own brakes, which is important because the Navigator's stoppers already have their work cut out halting 6066 pounds of Black Label. Our test truck's 182-foot stop from 70 mph isn't poor, and the first four stops were consistent. But the next three grew progressively longer, and our test driver noted that one more run might've seen brake fade become brake failure. But if you're not running hot laps on a racetrack, they should be sufficient. Rolling on 22-inch Hankook Dynapro HT all-season tires, the Black Label's middling 0.76 g of lateral grip is another telltale sign that the Navigator, while all ate up with boost, isn't built to take on.
Although it's been three years since its debut, the Navigator still does an excellent job of convincing you that it has little to do with the Ford Expedition and is in fact the sort of domestic royalty worthy of an interior design scheme called Chalét. (Yes, with an accent.) But as for the Special Edition, we'd suggest that some brightwork actually suits a Navigator. And $6695 buys a lot of Plasti Dip.
fashion trend: These are the new black dresses for the summer 2021 .
The small black never comes out of fashion. Not even in summer when the temperatures are rising and airy clothes are required. When choosing the evening wear (pre-pandemic and hopefully soon post-pandemic), the choice quickly falls on the timeless black dress leaving a lasting impression with little effort. The effortless elegance of the little black man works well also in everyday life - in the summer of 2021 it shows itself with special freshness.