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AC Schnitzer Modifies the 2012 BMW X3

AC Schnitzer has unveiled a range of accessories for the second generation BMW X3. AC Schnitzer has developed a new aerodynamic kit for the X3, which includes a front spoiler, rear roof spoiler and chrome side skirts. Under the hood the 2.0L diesel-powered xDrive20d (Euro X3) gets a performance upgrade from 184 to 218 horsepower. Work is underway on...

Car Sales Now Account for Highest Percentage of Chevy Sales Since 1991

Detroit's Big 3 has been criticized for years for focusing most of its attention on the truck and SUV market, leaving its car models uncompetitive. Well things are changing with new models like the Chevy Cruze and Ford Focus. GM has just announced that for the first time since 1991, car sales are now accounting for a higher percentage...

2012 Range Rover Evoque Starts at $43,995

Land Rover has announced the pricing for the 2012 Range Rover Evoque, which starts st $43,995 for the five-door and $44,995 for the coupe version. According to Land Rover, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque is the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever. The Evoque gets 28 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city. Land Rover states,...

2011 Toyota Prius Gets New PLUS Performance Package

No one would ever label the Toyota Prius as "sporty", but Toyota is attempting to add some "sport" into the Prius with the introduction of the PLUS Performance Package. The Prius PLUS Performance Package features components of the new PLUS hybrid performance line from Toyota Racing Development (TRD). The PLUS Performance Package will only be available in limited numbers and...

Toyota Plans Heavy Media Blitz for the All-New 2012 Camry

Toyota is going to release an all-new 2012 Camry and Camry Hybrid this fall. At the company's annual dealer meeting, which recently took place in Las Vegas, Toyota released some of the details it has for the new Camry. Toyota is planning a major media blitz for the all-new Camry, which has been the best-selling car for years in the...

Lotus Plans a 212 MPH Esprit Superleggera

Lotus is reportedly working on a "Superleggera" version of the upcoming 2013 Lotus Esprit supercar. The Esprit Superleggera is expected to be one of Britain's fastest and most powerful production cars. Take that Aston Martin and McLaren! Chief technical officer Wolf Zimmermann recently told Auto Express about the plans to build a flagship Superleggera version of the next-generation Esprit. The...

Aston Martin Secures Funding for its Next-Gen Models

It's being reported that Aston Martin has secured the funding it needs for its next-generation of sports cars that are expected to debut in 2015. Engineers are already hard at work on the new models, which have been conceptualized and will replace the DB9, Vantage and Rapide models. Funding was finalized last week when Aston Martin announced that a £304...

VIDEO: BMW i8 and 6 Series Convertible Show up in Mission Impossible 4 Trailer

The BMW i8 prototype, which is BMW's upcoming plug-in hybrid is starring in the next Mission Impossible movie, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The first official trailer for Mission Impossible 4 has been released and you can see BMW's prototype in a few shots as well as the new BMW 6 Series convertible. Check out the trailer after the jump.

Fast and Furious 6 to Hit Theaters in May 2013

Yup you read that right, another Fast and the Furious movie is in the works. NBC Universal has announced that the sixth movie in the series is slated to be released in May 2013. The actual date is May 24, 2013. It's not surprising that the studio is releasing a sixth installment, since the fifth movie Fast Five was a...

2011 Infiniti EX35 Named IIHS "Top Safety Pick"

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the 2011 Infiniti EX35 a "Top Safety Pick" rating. The rating is given to vehicles that get the Institute's highest rating of "Good" in front, rear and side impact protection, are equipped with electronic stability control, and earn a good rating in roof strength. "Infiniti is proud to receive another...

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