January 26, 2015

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor to pack 450-hp EcoBoost V6

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Earlier this month Ford revealed the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at the Detroit Auto Show. Ford revealed that it will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 instead of the current 6.2L V8, but one thing Ford failed to reveal was the V6's power specs. Well now we know that the 3.5L V6 will generate a nice 450 horsepower, according to Ford's head of Global Product Development, Raj Nair.

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Next-Gen Audi A4 and TTQ to get e-Quattro electric all-wheel-drive

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It's being reported that Audi is working on a new e-quattro all-wheel-drive system that mates a gas engine to two electric motors - with one electric motor in the transmission and the second powering the rear wheels. The system is expected to debut first in the new A4 and the upcoming TTQ crossover.

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Porsche Pajun will be an all-electric Tesla fighter?

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Rumors about an all-electric Porsche midsize sedan have been on and off, but now the latest rumor claims that plans are moving forward to bring it to market in about four years. Previous reports claimed that Porsche is working on an electric model, but Porsche quickly rejected the rumors, but now development is supposedly back on.

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BMW's i3 Super Bowl spot features Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel [VIDEO]

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BMW has revealed its 60-second spot for the BMW i3 that will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1. After taking four years off, BMW will return to the game with "Newfangled Idea," featuring Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel.

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January 24, 2015

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S priced at $130,825

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Mercedes has announced the pricing for the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S, which starts at $130,825. If that price is a bit too high for you, the base GT will arrive in Spring 2016.

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January 23, 2015

Audi TT Offroad Concept to arrive in 2017 as the TTQ

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At last year's Beijing Motor Show Audi gave the world a preview of what a crossover version of the TT could look like with the TT Offroad concept. Audi is reportedly getting ready to expand its SUV lineup at both ends with the upcoming arrival of the Q8 flagship and now it's being reported that a TT crossover is on the way - dubbed the TTQ.

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BMW and VW join forces to create an EV charging network

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BMW and VW are set to emulate Tesla by creating an electric vehicle charging network across both the East and West coast of the U.S. The two automakers have partnered with ChargePoint to add 100 DC fast chargers to ChargePoint's network of more than 20,000 charging spots in North America.

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Cadillac V-Series to get electric all-wheel-drive system

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General Motors is reportedly developing a new electric all-wheel-drive system that will be used by the next-generation Cadillac V-Series models. The electric system could also be used by other high-performance models in GM's lineup, like the Camaro and Corvette.

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BMW and Toyota are reportedly working on entry-level hatchback

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The partnership with BMW and Toyota is reportedly expanding to include the joint development of a new entry-level hatchback. It's being reported that BMW is working with Toyota on a new small hatchback platform that will give birth to a new MINI entry-level model that's tentatively called Minor.

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January 22, 2015

Mitsubishi wants us to get ready for the "Return of a Legend" in Chicago

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Mitsubishi has released this teaser of a model that it is going to reveal at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show next month. It's hard to make out what it is, but it looks like it is some sort of crossover, which has been strategically placed on a sand dune. Either way, Mitsubishi think its debut will be exciting, since it is labeling the event as the "Return of a Legend."

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Next-Gen Porsche Cayenne will be lighter and faster when it arrives in 2017

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Earlier this month Porsche unveiled the new Cayenne Turbo S at the Detroit Auto Show, which is powered by a turbocharged V8 that packs 570 horsepower and is capable of reaching 60 mph in a quick 3.8 seconds. Even with specs that now rival the 911, Porsche says that the next-generation Cayenne will be even quicker when it arrives in 2017.

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2015 Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition blacks out the Silverado Z71

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Chevy has revealed the 2015 Silverado Midnight Edition pickup, which gives the Silverado an all-black exterior and other unique touches.

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Audi confirms Q8 SUV will arrive by 2020

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Although Audi recently introduced its all-new second-generation Q7 SUV, the Q7 will soon not be the top dog in Audi's SUV lineup. Audi is working on expanding its SUV lineup at both ends and by 2020 the larger Q8 will be released.

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January 21, 2015

2016 Ford Focus RS will debut on February 3 [VIDEO]

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Ford has released a teaser of the 2016 Ford Focus RS, which is going to be officially unveiled on February 3. The high-performance Focus RS will go head-to-head with other powerful compacts, like the VW Golf R and Subaru WRX STI.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet to debut this fall

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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed plans to reveal a convertible version of the S-Class Coupe by the end of the year. The S-Class Cabriolet will look nearly identical to the coupe, but will get a cloth soft top.

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Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe celebrates the 60th anniversary of Porsche Club of America

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Porsche Club of America - the largest Porsche club organization in the world, Porsche has created a unique 911. Based on the 911 Carrera GTS, the limited-edition GTS Club Coupe is highlighted by its unique "Club Blau" color.

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Toyota RND concept to preview a new production model

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Toyota has released a teaser of its new RND concept ahead of its debut on January 26. We can't tell much from this photo, but Toyota says that it is "ready for fast-track development that should see it changing the face of motoring within weeks."

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Restyled 2016 Acura RDX to debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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Acura has almost revamped its entire lineup, but only one model hasn't received the latest Acura face - the RDX. Acura has just announced that the restyled 2016 RDX SUV is going to debut next month at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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All-new 2016 Honda Pilot teased ahead of its debut in Chicago

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Just yesterday we discussed the fact that Honda is preparing an all-new 2016 Honda Pilot and now Honda has released a teaser of the new SUV ahead of its debut next month at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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January 20, 2015

VW close to decision about the 395-hp Golf R 400 for the U.S.

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Volkswagen has hinted several times about its aspirations to grow its SUV lineup in the U.S., but what else could the brand introduce on this side of the Atlantic? VW execs are currently close to decision about a production version of the Golf R 400 and maybe even a new van for the U.S.

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All-new 2016 Honda Pilot coming later this year

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Honda is set to introduce an all-new 2016 Honda Pilot right after the debut of the 2016 HR-V SUV this year. The 2016 HR-V is expected to launch this spring.

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Limited-Edition McLaren 650S Le Mans Revealed

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McLaren has unveiled a limited-edition of the 650S, which is meant to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the McLaren F1 GTR victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As the checkered flag fell at the end of the 1995 race, five McLaren F1 GTRs crossed the line to finish 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th.

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Honda and Toyota part of Tokyo's plan to put 6,000 fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020

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Tokyo has set a goal of putting 6,000 vehicles on the road by the 2020 Olympics, which will see the city spend up to $385 million on fuel cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations. Tokyo plans to build 35 stations and is in negotiations with Toyota and Honda, since both automakers plan to release new fuel-cell vehicles within the next year.

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January 19, 2015

Next-Gen Audi R8 and R8 e-tron to debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Audi is going to reveal the second-generation R8 supercar at the Geneva Motor Show in March, according to Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi board member for technical development.

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2016 Nissan Altima to get "significant" update

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Even though the midsize sedan segment isn't growing nearly as fast as it used to, it's still an incredibly important segment, which explains why Toyota gave the 2015 Camry such a significant update. Now Nissan is reportedly going to follow Toyota's path with a big midcycle update planned for the 2016 Altima.

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First 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R raises $1 million

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The first retail production 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R fetched a whopping $ 1 million over the weekend at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. All proceeds from the sale of the Shelby GT350R VIN#001 will benefit JDRF, the country's leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

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January 17, 2015

Scion to drop the slow-selling iQ

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In a few months Scion is going to reveal two new additions to its lineup at the New York Auto Show, but one model that isn't going to be sticking around is the slow-selling iQ. The tiny iQ has failed to find many buyers and now its days are numbered.

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January 16, 2015

BMW returns to the Super Bowl with a spot for the i3

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After a four year hiatus, BMW has announced that it is going to air a commercial during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015. The 60-second spot will feature the BMW i3.

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McLaren P1 GTR to debut in Geneva

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McLaren has announced that the production version of the McLaren P1 GTR will have its world debut in March at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The P1 GTR debuted as a design prototype last year at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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2015 BMW 1 Series gets a facelift

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BMW has revealed the updated 2015 BMW 1 Series hatchback that is sold in Europe and other global markets, besides the U.S. The mid-cycle update brings an updated exterior and new engines.

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