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Future Cars: BMW’s All-New 2016 7-Series Struts its M-Sport Cloak


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Recently, we brought you the scoop on the 2016 BMW 7 Series, snapped completely undisguised. Unfortunately, the nature of such spy-shots is that the photography can sometimes be a tad unflattering; with odd-lighting, low image quality and angles that can skew the overall proportions.

Here's Proof That BMW is Testing an AWD M5 xDrive!


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Rumors about BMW evaluating all-wheel drive for their M models (besides their SUVs, that is) have been around for a while, but now, for the first time, we have hard evidence that they've moved from theory to actual field tests.

Spied: Jaguar's All-New 2016 XF Prepares for NY Auto Show Debut


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The disguise may not be peeling away from the XF prototypes, but Jaguar's next executive saloon is nearing its reveal date that's set for the beginning of April at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Scoop: New Porsche Panamera Knows How to Play in the Snow


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Porsche's engineers gave our spy shooters a snowy spectacle with their driving antics in Sweden where they're testing the second generation Panamera.

Spied: All-New Opel Astra Hatch Shows Off Production Lights


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We've seen prototypes of the Opel and Vauxhall Astra before, but now, for the first time, we caught them wearing production front and rear light designs instead of items from the parts bin.

Spied: New 2016 Audi A4 Sedan will be Lighter and Packed with Tech


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Audi is working to get its mojo back in the compact executive car segment with a brand new generation of its A4 series, spied here ahead of a debut later this year.

Scoop: New Mercedes C-Class Coupe Resembles a Mini S-Class Coupe


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Being that the new C-Class sedan shows a clear family resemblance to the S-class saloon, it's no surprise that the two-door version apes the styling of the S-Class Coupe.

Future Cars: Mini Superleggera Roadster in Production Clothing Eyes MX-5


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It’s hard to believe that the Mini sub-brand has become so diverse in its offerings. Compared to when the British icon was first launched, the BMW-owned automaker now has a vast array of models to suit the needs of most people.

Next-Gen BMW 5-Series Gets In Shape, Loses 100kg or 220lbs


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Thanks to a new lightweight platform made from a combination of high-strength-steel, carbonfiber, aluminum and magnesium, the new BMW 5 Series is expected to shed around 100kg or 220lbs.

Scoop: This May Be Hyundai's New Prius-Like Dedicated Hybrid


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South Korea's Hyundai is upping the stakes with the development of its first dedicated hybrid model to take on the Toyota Prius and its ilk.

Our spy shooters believe that the Hyundai prototype they nabbed on a transport truck in the Arctic Circle is that car.

They support this, not only because of its pointy, very Prius- and Volt-like aerodynamic shape, but also due to the high voltage orange cables and a sticker on the suspension arms that reads “AE HEV”, with the last part possibly standing for "Hybrid Electric Vehicle".

Hyundai Motor CEO Kim Choong-ho had pointed towards the firm's plans to launch a gasoline-electric, hybrid-only model, at a launch event in South Korea last October, where he said:

"We will take the lead in the future by raising the competitiveness of our environment-friendly cars like hybrid-only cars, plug-in hybrid cars and fuel cell hydrogen cars."

Very few details have made their way out, but Hyundai could build the car on a shared platform, possibly on the next generation Elantra compact, fitted with a parallel powertrain setup combining the use of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor fed by a lithium-ion battery pack.

A plug-in hybrid version could follow launch, which is expected to happen in Korea during the second half of 2016.

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There's a Maserati Levante SUV Hiding Under This Ghibli


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Maserati continues to evaluate the underpinnings of its upcoming Levante SUV clad in an altered Ghibli body shell, which of course, has nothing to do with the production model.

Spied: New Opel Astra Sedan, Chevy Cruze or Something Else?


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Someone over at GM Europe must have a sense of humor (or pride) placing the Bundesadler or "Federal Eagle", Germany's coat of arms, as a logo on this prototype's grille. But the question is, what's the real badge of this tester?

New-Gen 2016 Kia Sportage Spied for the First Time


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Here's our very first look at the next Kia Sportage that should arrive sometime in 2016. The two prototype models spied at the Hyundai-Kia Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, were wearing a production body, albeit hidden behind black cladding.

BMW Video Teases 2016 1-Series Facelift, Plus Official Image


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According to this short teaser video, BMW will unveil the revised 2016 1-Series hatchback on Friday, January 16.

Spied: Is BMW Testing a Lightweight M4 GTS or an Advanced Safety Car?


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BMW continues to baffle us with a white prototype of an M4 Coupe wearing some intriguing new parts.

Honda Brings New Civic Type R Out on the Snow


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These could be some of the last scoop shots we get of the new Honda Civic Type R, as it's slated to go on sale this spring, with a likely world premiere at the Geneva show in March.

Spied: Kia Polishes Up Cee'd for its First Facelift


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Three years after the launch of the second-generation Cee'd, Kia is working on a mid-cycle facelift for its compact hatchback.

Boo! It's Mercedes-Benz's New G63 AMG 4x4 Special


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After seeing the prototypes with the vivid color scheme, some called it the Green Monster and others the Hulk, but ask Mercedes-Benz, and they'll tell you it's the G63 AMG 4x4.

Mercedes-Benz Rolls Out 2016 A-Class Facelift Prototype


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If Mercedes-Benz follows the example of the B-Class that was facelifted three years after launch, then we could see an updated A-Class before the end of 2015.

New BMW M2 Spotted in Beverly Boulevard?


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It's been a while since we last saw or heard anything about the BMW M2, but today, our friend Tom pointed us to an Instagram account with an interesting picture.