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2.5L Five-Pot Confirmed for Audi RS3, May Get More Than 360HP


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Enthusiasts have kept their fingers crossed for the upcoming Audi RS3 to feature a five-cylinder engine and it appears that their prayers have been answered.

Could The 2016 BMW M2 Be Manual Transmission Only?


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How's this for a change of recent pace? BMW may release a car next year available only with a manual transmission.

Mercedes Will Build More Compacts in China Beyond the GLA


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Daimler AG and its partner BAIC Motor Corporation have signed an agreement to build further Mercedes-Benz compact car models beyond the GLA-Class in China.

Russian Car Market Hit Hard by Sanctions, Sales Down 20% in Sep.


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Russia’s car market is not immune to economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU, with sales plunging by 20 percent in September following a 26 percent drop in August.

Demand For Convertibles Isn't What It Used To Be


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Many automotive sectors have rebounded since the great global recession of the last decade, but the convertible isn't one of them.

Ford Mulls Selling U.S.-Market Plug-In Hybrids In Europe


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Given the praise Ford's hybrids have received in the States, it's interesting the company has only just announced they'd be available in Europe.

Land Rover Hands Over First Discovery Sport Produced to Virgin Galactic


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Land Rover has built the first series production Discovery Sport at the Halewood plant and has given it to global partner Virgin Galactic to support its operations base.

Citizen Pulls Over Cop in Unmarked Car, Asks for ID and Gives Him a Warning!


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An unbelievable scene took place in Washington State when activist and former congressional candidate Gavin Seim turned the tables around a cop demanding his ID and giving him a warning for illegally patrolling in an unmarked car!

Poll: Which TT Concept Should Audi Build?


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The Audi TT Sportback is certainly one of the most photographed cars at this year’s Paris Auto Show, and for good reason.

Jay Leno’s new TV Show to Center on "Car Stories, History, Driving and Investing"


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One cannot help but be excited at the prospect of hearing Jay Leno talk more about cars; his passion is contagious and his very high knowledge-ability means you learn something new from nearly every one of his videos.

Now, CNBC has revealed more details about his proposed new car show that’s set to debut in 2015.

EPA Says EVs Making (Green) Presence Felt in the US


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The EPA (or Environmental Protection Agency) has announced that for the first time ever, electric vehicles (plus other alternatively-fueled vehicles) are beginning to make a “measurable and meaningful impact.”

The information came as part of a larger annual report called Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends 1975 - 2014 - you can find it here; it's worth checking out as it contains lots of fairly easy to understand graphs.

Maserati Wants 450 Dealers By Next Year, And 20 More In The US This Year


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There may be a Maserati showroom opening up near you soon, especially if you live in the middle parts of the States.

Jaguar Expected to Unveil AWD F-Type at LA Auto Show


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There’s nothing wrong with the rear-wheel drive Jaguar F-Type, but the carmaker is reportedly preparing an all-wheel drive version which may debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Makes it Big with 100,000 Sales in a Year


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Mercedes-Benz has struck it big with the all-new S-Class sedan, racking up more than 100,000 sales worldwide since its launch a year ago.

This is for the first time Mercedes-Benz has sold as many S-Class models in the first year of full availability, making it the most successful market launch of an S-Class ever. Mercedes-Benz is also proud that the new S-Class also had the fastest market launch ever, having arrived in less than twelve weeks in all its three core markets: Germany (end of July 2013), China (end of September 2013) and the United States (mid-October 2013).

New Ferrari Boss Marchionne Outlines Course of Future Changes


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Now that he’s in charge of Ferrari, Sergio Marchionne has been rumored to be planning several changes that would take the brand into the future. We even heard he may be inclined to ignore the exclusivity-preserving production cap put in place by Luca de Montezemolo, and just build more cars.

Land Rover Could Finally Bring A Diesel To The U.S.


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Jaguar has already announced its 2017 XE sedan would be available with a diesel engine for the U.S. market, so it comes as no surprise Land Rovers may get one here, too.

Fate of Lamborghini SUV Still Uncertain, Even Though Management Wants it


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The Lamborghini SUV (possibly named Urus) is still expected to go into production in 2017. Lamborghini parent Audi still wants to see the model get made, but according to a recent report, it fears a possible downturn of the world market which would bring an inherent drop in demand for such a vehicle.

BMW M2 Rumored to Have 374PS and €56,500 Starting Price


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The BMW M2 is one of the most anticipated models from the Bavarian automaker, as it follows in the footsteps of the ballistic 1-Series M Coupe.

Audi is Not Interested in A1-Based RS1, Claims Report


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While not necessarily a far-fetched proposition, an Audi A1-based RS1 model is apparently out of the question, at least for the foreseeable future.

It seems that the appreciated S1 is about as focused and fast as it’s ever going to get, according to a report by Top Gear.

Volvo Prepares for All-New XC90 by Adding Third Shift and 1,300 Jobs


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Volvo Cars announced it will add a third working shift at its Torslanda, Gothenburg plant as demand for its new cars, including the XC90, is rising.