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May 25, 2015

Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept previews Audi's self-driving tech

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Audi has unveiled the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept may look almost identical to the R8 e-tron electric car, but the big news here is what you can't see - the concept previews Audi's self-driving technology that is slated to arrive in two years.

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May 26, 2015

2015 Volkswagen GTI [REVIEW]

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I'm often asked what is the best small car on the market and the list always includes top models, like the Honda Fit and Mazda3, but one small car easily makes the top list - the VW Golf and specifically the GTI. The last-generation GTI was the definition of the perfect hot hatch and I loved it so much, that I actually bought one. Now for 2015 VW has completely revamped the Golf and the GTI, but is it just as good? Yes!

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May 22, 2015

Audi officially confirms Q1, Q6 and Q8 crossovers

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Audi has big plans to further expand its current SUV lineup from the existing Q3, Q5 and Q7 lineup. It's been widely reported, but Audi has finally confirmed that three new SUVs will be added to its lineup by 2019.

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May 21, 2015

BMW X2 confirmed, coupe-like crossover expected to arrive in 2017

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BMW has reportedly approved the launch of another crossover - a coupe-like crossover called the X2. The X2 will borrow styling cues from the larger X4 and X6 crossovers according to a report from Autocar.

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May 20, 2015

2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe revealed, production limited to 100 units

2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe

BMW has unveiled the new special edition 435i ZHP Coupe, which pays tribute to the original ZHP Performance Package that was offered on the 2003-2006 3 Series. The 435i ZHP Coupe not only gets improved styling and aerodynamic upgrades, but its also quicker with more precise handling.

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May 19, 2015

2017 Porsche Boxster and Cayman to get flat-four boxer engine

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Porsche has confirmed that both the Boxster and Cayman will get a new four-cylinder engine next year. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller has revealed that both models will be getting a flat-four boxer engine by mid-2016, which will be the first time that Porsche has sold a four-cylinder engine in the U.S. in 20 years.

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May 18, 2015

2016 Lotus Evora 400 priced at $89,900, arrives in December

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Lotus has announced the pricing for the 2016 Lotus Evora 400, which will start at $89,900 when it goes on sale at the end of the year. What does that price get you? Well the new Evora 400 costs a bit more than the outgoing Evora and Evora S models, but at least now it holds the title as the fastest road car that Lotus has ever produced.

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May 15, 2015

Porsche 911 GT3 R customer race car unveiled

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Porsche has unveiled a new customer sport race car that is based on the 911 GT3 RS - the 911 GT3 R. The 911 GT3 R starts with the GT3 RS, but thanks to its lower weight, improved aerodynamics and a few other mods, it's ready for the track.

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May 14, 2015

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts with 395-hp plug-in hybrid system

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept

In addition to the Golf GTI Clubsport and Golf GTI Performance, VW has unveiled another Golf model - the Golf GTE Sport concept in Austria today at Wörthersee. Even though its name may make you think that it's just a sportier version of the Golf GTE, you'll be pleasantly surprised thanks to the concept's carbon fiber body and gullwing doors. VW says that the front of the concept previews "how the Golf GT models could develop in future."

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May 13, 2015

VW GTI Clubsport concept unveiled, production version arrives in 2016

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Next year the Volkswagen GTI turns 40 years old and to celebrate the birthday of one of the most iconic hatchbacks, VW is going to release a special model. VW is previewing the new limited-edition model with the GTI Clubsport concept that is debuting this week at the Wörthersee Tour GTI meet in Austria.

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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept teased

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept

BMW has released a teaser photo of the new 3.0 CSL Hommage concept that is going to debut on May 22 at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The concept is a tribute to the BMW 3.0 CSL coupe from the 1970s.

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May 12, 2015

Range Rover Evoque SVR may be in the works

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Land Rover is reportedly set to expand its new high-performance Special Vehicle Operations lineup to include a more powerful Range Rover Evoque SVR. There have been reports of a more powerful Evoque for a while, but now it might actually happen.

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May 8, 2015

VW Golf GTI Clubsport teasers preview another hot hatch

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VW has released design sketches of the new Golf GTI Clubsport, which is going to debut at Wörthersee next week. The concept is expected to preview a new model that will slow in between the current GTI and Golf R models in the Golf lineup.

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Audi TT Clubsport turbo concept debuts at Wörthersee with 600-hp

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Audi is bringing a new concept car to Wörthersee Tour - the TT clubsport turbo concept. Even with styling bits that look like they are borrowed from the R8, the big news is what powers the concept, a 600 horsepower powertrain that gives the concept a 0-62 mph time of only 3.6 seconds.

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May 7, 2015

Restyled 2016 BMW 3 Series revealed: 340i and 330e models debut

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BMW has revealed the restyled 2016 3 Series sedan and wagon. The updated 3 Series lineup gets some styling updates, but the bigger updates will improve the driving dynamics, since it gets new front struts, new rear damper technology and redesigned electric power steering.

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May 6, 2015

2016 Audi TT starts at $42,900, TTS priced at $51,900

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Audi has announced the pricing for the all-new 2016 TT. The third-generation TT is inspired by the first-generation TT, but has a modern take on the original with its with short overhangs, broad wheel arches and a lean a muscular stance.

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Porsche is working on a 5 Series rival with a fuel cell powertrain

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It's been reported for a while that Porsche is working on a BMW 5 Series rival, but now a new report claims that the new model will also be offered with electric and hydrogen fuel cell versions. A series of new patent applications filed in Germany, the U.S. and China have revealed some of the details for the new vehicle, which will be based on the Panamera Sport Turismo concept.

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May 5, 2015

2017 Maserati Levante to debut in Detroit, pricing to start around $100k

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A new report claims that Maserati is going to debut its first-ever SUV, the Levante at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January. Autovisie claims that the Levante will debut in Detroit, just a few months before production kicks off in March 2016.

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May 4, 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets updated engines and styling

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It's now been over 35 years since Mercedes-Benz introduced the iconic G-Class and for the 2016 model year the G-Class is getting a new twin-turbocharged V8 and updated styling inside and out.

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May 1, 2015

Aston Martin crossover confirmed thanks to £200 million investment

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Aston Martin has announced that it has received a £200 million investment from its major shareholders to help the automaker develop its first ever crossover. The crossover is expected to grow the brand's sales significantly as it hopes to eventually grow its annual sales to 15,000 units, up from the 4,000 sold in 2014.

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April 29, 2015

Fiat 124 Spider to debut this year with Mazda MX-5 Miata DNA

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Fiat has already confirmed plans to introduce a new roadster that will be based on the new Mazda MX-5 Miata, which will be dubbed the Fiat 124 Spider. Now it's being reported that the Fiat 124 Spider will debut later this year.

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2017 Jaguar XE 20d and 35t models confirmed for the U.S.

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Jaguar has revealed the powertrain specs for the 2017 XE compact sedan that is slated to arrive in the U.S. in 2016. When the XE arrives it will initially be offered in 20d and 35t models each in Premium, Prestige and R-Sport trim levels and available in RWD or AWD.

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April 27, 2015

2016 BMW 7 Series teased ahead of its debut in Frankfurt

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BMW is expected to reveal the all-new 2016 7 Series later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but BMW has decided to give us a preview of the new 7 Series now.

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April 24, 2015

VW exec confirms Golf R 400, could pack up to 414-HP

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There have been several reports that VW may build the Golf R 400 concept with its 395-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine. Now a VW exec has confirmed that it will be produced and that its final output could rise to around 414 horsepower.

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April 22, 2015

Aston Martin continues with plans for a crossover

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Last month Aston Martin previewed its first crossover with the DBX crossover and now it's being reported that the brand may add a new plant in the U.S. to build it. According to the Financial Times, Aston Martin is already talking to several states about the new plant.

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BMW i5 will be based on the 5 Series?

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It's being reported that BMW is indeed working on a third model for its i sub-brand called the i5 and that it will be based on the 5 Series. The i5 will be a plug-in hybrid that is based on the long wheelbase version of the 5 Series that is currently only available in China.

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April 20, 2015

McLaren 540C Coupe completes the Sports Series lineup

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McLaren has unveiled the second model in the new Sports Series, the McLaren 540C Coupe. The 540C will be the lowest priced McLaren yet with a price tag that is set at £126,000.

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April 19, 2015

Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Concept debuts in Shanghai

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Volkswagen has unveiled the C Coupe GTE concept at the Shanghai Motor Show. This latest concept previews the future design of VW's large sedans, like the next-generation Phaeton with its horizontal lines, creases and coupe-like profile.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe previews a BMW X4 rival

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Mercedes-Benz is previewing its next coupe at the Shanghai Motor Show with the debut of the Concept GLC Coupe, which is essentially a more coupe-like version of the upcoming GLC crossover. The GLC Concept Coupe takes the styling cues from the recently introduced GLE Coupe, but in a smaller, more compact package.

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April 17, 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid priced at $69,095

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Volvo has announced the pricing for the 2016 XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid that is going to arrive this summer. Pricing is starts at $69,095 with destination fees included for the "Momentum" model, while the "Inscription" model starts at $72,595 and the "R-Design" $70,995.

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April 16, 2015

Audi Prologue Allroad concept to debut next week in Shanghai

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Audi has revealed another version of its sexy Prologue concept car - the Prologue Allroad. The latest concept follows up the first Prologue concept that debuted late last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Prologue Avant concept that debuted last month in Geneva.

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Volvo exec confirms hybrid versions of all its future models

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A Volvo executive has revealed that Volvo will soon offer hybrid versions of its entire lineup. Thanks to the higher than expected demand for its existing hybrid models, including the new XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid, Volvo is going to make it a priority to electrify all of its models.

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2015 Jaguar XF: One pretty kitty [REVIEW]

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When the Jaguar XF was first introduced in 2009 it was a stunner. Not only was it a dramatic departure from the S-Type before it, but it ushered in a whole new design language for Jaguar. One that would inevitably reinvigorate the entire brand and lineup. Even now as it nears the end of its lifecycle, the XF looks crisp and fresh while many newer rivals are already beginning to show their age.

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April 14, 2015

Volvo XC90 'Excellence' to debut this month in Shanghai

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Volvo has unveiled the XC90 Excellence, which is going to debut later this month at the Shanghai Auto Show. On the outside it looks identical to the other XC90 models, but inside the biggest difference is that the standard seven seats have been swapped out with just four seats.

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Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo Concept heads to Gran Turismo 6

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Last year VW created a unique GTI Roadster for the Gran Turismo 6 video game and now its unveiled a second model - the GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo concept. The newest digital concept is a hatchback version of the last year's roadster.

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April 13, 2015

2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio revealed just in time for summer

2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio

Summer is only a few months away and just in time for warmer weather, Fiat has revealed the new Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio. The Fiat 500 1957 Edition celebrates the original 1957 Cinquecento.

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Porsche Boxster Spyder GT4 may happen

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Due to the strong demand for the Cayman GT4, Porsche execs are reportedly trying to decide if Porsche should build a more hardcore version of the Boxster Spyder that was unveiled earlier this month. The Boxster Spyder is already the top version of the Boxster lineup, but it wouldn't take too much work to develop a GT4-badged version.

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2015 VW e-Golf is the GTI of electric cars [REVIEW]

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Did Volkswagen just create one of the best electric cars under $40,000? Well lets just say that I was so impressed with the new eGolf that I asked Volkswagen if I could keep it longer - definitely something that I don't do often. The new seventh-generation Golf is an impressive platform, so it's no surprise that the eGolf is this great.

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April 8, 2015

Rolls-Royce Project Cullinan previews the brand's new SUV

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Rolls-Royce is continuing with its plans to introduce its first-ever SUV and now its modified a Phantom Series II to test the future SUV's suspension. What you see here is the Project Cullinan, which is an early engineering mule, based on a shortened Phantom Series II body that has been created purely to begin the development of an all-wheel drive suspension system.

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Mercedes and Nissan join forces to build midsize pickup

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Last month we thought that Mercedes was pulling an early April Fools prank when it announced plans to develop a midsize pickup, but it's completely true and now we're learning more. Mercedes and Nissan have confirmed that they are working together on a new Mercedes pickup that will be based on the Nissan NP300/ Navara.

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