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April 21, 2014

Updated 2015 MINI Paceman Debuts in Beijing

2015 MINI Paceman

Just like the 2015 MINI Countryman, its two door brother the Paceman is also getting a few tweaks for the new year. MINI has unveiled the 2015 Paceman at the Beijing Motor Show ahead of its arrival in showrooms this July.

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VW Golf R 400 Headed to Production?

VW Golf R 400 Concept

Over the weekend VW unveiled the Golf R 400 concept car at the Beijing Motor Show. The Golf R 400 is based on the Golf R, but thanks to some tweaks it's 2.0L turbocharged engine generates an insane 395 horsepower. While it's currently labeled as a concept, there's at least one report that VW is going to produce it.

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April 20, 2014

Audi TT Offroad Concept Unveiled in Beijing, Is a TT Crossover On the Way?

Audi TT Offroad Concept

Audi has unveiled a possible future version of the new TT, the TT Offroad concept. Debuting at the Beijing Motor Show, the TT Offroad concept adopts the styling of the new TT, but has two extra doors and a more off-road friendly exterior.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV Takes Aim at the BMW X6

Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV

Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its model lineup and the now it's previewing a competitor to the BMW X4 and X6 crossover coupes with its Concept Coupe SUV that just debuted at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The Concept Coupe SUV's muscular stance, flared fenders and high 22-inch wheels give it a much sportier look than the ML-Class SUV.

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BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Debuts in Beijing

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept

BMW has unveiled the Vision Future Luxury concept, which it says provides a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand. It's also an early look at the rumored 9-Series flagship sedan.

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April 18, 2014

Diesel-Powered VW Golf GTD May Not Come to the U.S.

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Last year it was reported that VW was going to bring the diesel powered Golf GTD to the U.S. sometime next year. But now VW may have to reverse that decision.

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April 17, 2014

VW Golf R 400 Concept Sketched Ahead of its Beijing Debut

VW Golf R 400 Concept

VW has released sketches of its new Golf R 400 concept car, which is going to debut in just a few days at the Beijing Motor Show. The Golf R 400 concept is an even more powerful version of the Golf R with 400 horsepower on tap.

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VW Midsize Coupe Concept to Debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show

VW Midsize Coupe Concept

VW has announced plans to the new Midsize Coupe concept at the Beijing Motor Show next week. The Midsize Coupe Concept is a preview of a new four door coupe, which will most likely enter production as a new four-door coupe version of the Jetta.

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April 16, 2014

2015 VW Touareg Gets a Facelift for the Beijing Motor Show

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VW has announced that it is going to unveil the updated 2015 VW Touareg next week at the Beijing Motor Show.

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Replaces the LR2

Land Rover Discovery Vision
Today Land Rover officially unveiled the Discovery Vision concept in New York, which is a preview of its new Discovery family of SUVs. It's also been confirmed that the replacement for the Land Rover LR2/ Freelander is going to be part of the new Discovery family and that it will officially be named the Discovery Sport.

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2016 Audi A3 TDI Sportback Confirmed for Next Summer

2016 Audi A3 TDI Sportback

Audi has announced that the 2016 Audi A3 TDI Sportback is going to arrive next summer. Audi says that the decision to bring the diesel-powered A3 Sportback to the U.S. followed an "outpouring of enthusiasts' support."

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2015 VW GTI Starts at $24,395

2015 VW GTI

VW has announced the pricing for the 2015 GTI, which arrives this summer. The 2015 VW GTI will again be offered in two and four-door versions, with the pricing starting at $24,395.

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April 15, 2014

2015 Mercedes AMG GT Interior Teased in New York

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Mercedes has released two photos of the interior of the AMG GT sports car that is slated to be unveiled this fall. The AMG GT is going to take a direct aim at models like the Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type.

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2015 MINI Countryman Gets a Facelift

2015 MINI Countryman

MINI is giving the 2015 MINI Countryman a small facelift, which is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show. The Countryman is MINI's second best-selling model and the small changes will keep it looking a bit fresh until an all-new Countryman arrives.

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2015 Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition Debuts in NYC with a $146,045 Price Tag

2015 Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition

Audi has unveiled the 2015 Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition, which is going to debut tomorrow at the New York Auto Show. The RS7 Dynamic Edition is based on the RS7, but adds unique details and will start at $146,045 when it arrives this summer.

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2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Unveiled and Starts at $99,900

2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT

Aston Martin has unveiled the 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT, which is making its world debut this week at the New York Auto Show. The V8 Vantage GT will arrive later this year with a price tag starting at $99,900, making it the most affordable Aston Martin available.

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April 14, 2014

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Uses a Long List of Tech Goodies to Tackle the Terrain

Land Rover Discovery Vision

Land Rover has unveiled the Discovery Vision Concept, which is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show. The concept is more than just a simple Land Rover concept, since it previews a new range of SUVs that will all wear the Discovery badge.

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April 13, 2014

2015 VW Jetta Gets a Few Styling Upgrades

2015 VW Jetta

VW has unveiled the updated 2015 VW Jetta sedan, which is going to debut later this week at the New York Auto Show. From first glance you probably can't see the changes, but there are tiny tweaks to the exterior and interior to keep the Jetta fresh.

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April 11, 2014

VW Golf SportWagen Concept Heads to New York

VW Golf Sportwagen Concept

Next week VW is going to unveil the Golf SportWagen concept at the New York Auto Show that is powered by a 2.0L diesel engine and all-wheel-drive. Even though VW is labeling it as a concept, the Golf SportWagen that we'll see next week is basically what will show up in showrooms next year as the replacement for the Jetta SportWagen.

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April 10, 2014

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Updates Revealed

BMW Concept X5 eDrive

BMW is updating its Concept X5 eDrive for next week's New York Auto Show. Even though the Concept X5 eDrive looks almost identical to the version we saw last year, BMW says that the concept has received "a series of detailed refinements."

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April 9, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV Revealed

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed the Concept Coupe SUV, which is one of the many concepts that are going to debut this month at the Beijing Motor Show. Today Daimler's shareholders were given an early look at the concept during the annual shareholders' meeting in Berlin.

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Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Features Transparent Hood Technology (Video)

Land Rover Discovery Vision Teaser

Next week Land Rover is giving the world a preview of its new Discovery SUV and now Land Rover has revealed one of the new technology features on the concept. The new "transparent hood" technology gives drivers a view of what's going on under the hood and in front of the SUV by making the hood virtually disappear.

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Bentley Hybrid Concept Revealed Ahead of its Beijing Debut

Bentley Hybrid Concept

Bentley has revealed a new hybrid concept that is going to debut this month in Beijing. The technology is being showcased in the the Bentley Mulsanne, but it will actually be offered in Bentley's new SUV in 2017.

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April 8, 2014

Peugeot Exalt Concept Heads to Beijing

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Peugeot has released a preview of its Exalt concept ahead of its world debut at the this month's Beijing Auto Show.

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Audi Crossover Concept Previews Upcoming Q4 Crossover

Audi Crossover Concept - Beijing

Audi has released sketches of a new crossover concept that is going to debut later this month at the Beijing Auto Show. Audi hasn't released many details about the concept, but with its sleek coupe-like roofline, it's expected that the concept is a preview of the upcoming Q4 crossover.

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April 7, 2014

2015 Fiat 500 Gets New 7-inch Display, 500 Abarth Gets an Automatic

2015 Fiat 500

Fiat has announced the updates to the 2015 Fiat 500, which will debut at the New York Auto Show later this month. On the outside, the 2015 Fiat 500 will look the same, but on the inside there are significant updates, which includes a new 7-inch display and a new center console.

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April 5, 2014

2015 BMW M4 Convertible Starts at $73,425

2015 BMW M4 Convertible

Following the debut of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible a few days ago, BMW has now released the starting price. The 2015 M4 Convertible will start at $73,425 when it arrives in showrooms this summer.

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April 4, 2014

McLaren 12C Says Goodbye as McLaren Focuses its Energy on the 650S

McLaren 12C Spider

McLaren 12C fans have just received a bit of bad news as McLaren has decided to kill the 12C as it focuses on the new 650S Coupe and Spider. It's not all that surprising since the 650S is essentially a facelifted version of the 12C.

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BMW Concept X5 eDrive Plug-in Hybrid Gets Updated for NY

BMW X5 plug-in hybrid concept

In addition to the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible, X4 crossover and the 4-Series Gran Coupe, BMW has announced that it is also going to unveil an updated version of the Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid at the New York Auto Show.

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April 3, 2014

2015 BMW M4 Convertible Unveiled Ahead of its Debut at the New York Auto Show

2015 BMW M4 Convertible

It was rumored that BMW is going to unveil the 2015 M4 Convertible at the New York Auto Show later this month and now BMW has unveiled it ahead of the show. with the exception of the retractable hard top, the M4 Convertible is nearly identical to the M4 Coupe.

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April 2, 2014

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Will Debut in New York (Video)

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Land Rover has announced plans to unveil the new Discovery Vision concept car at the New York Auto Show this month. According to Land Rover, the concept will preview the design direction of a new Discovery family of SUVs.

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2015 McLaren 650S Starts at $265,500

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McLaren has released the pricing for the 2015 McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider, which are now on sale. The 2015 McLaren 650S Coupe starts at $265,500, while the 650S Spider starts at $280,225.

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Volkswagen to Offer Wireless Charging for its Electric Cars in 2017

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If you've ever had the chance to drive an electric car or plug-in hybrid you probably know how cumbersome the charging cables can be. In a few years wireless induction charging will hit the market and now it's being reported that Volkswagen will begin offering it as an option in 2017.

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Jaguar XE Will Get the F-Type's Supercharged V6

Jaguar XE Teaser

A few weeks ago jaguar announced its new XE compact sedan, which is going to arrive in mid-2015. Now Jaguar has revealed that the XE will be available with the F-Type's supercharged V6 engine.

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April 1, 2014

Jaguar C-X17 Crossover Concept to Go on Sale in 2016

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Jaguar has yet to confirm any production plans for the C-X17 crossover concept that it unveiled last year, but prototypes of the Jaguar SUV have been caught testing. According to the latest reports the Jaguar SUV is slated to arrive sometime in 2016.

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McLaren May be Planning a More Track-Focused 650S

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McLaren unveiled the new 650S coupe and spider at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but it's now being reported that a more track-focused version of the supercar could be in the works.

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March 31, 2014

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz SL and SLK Will Say Goodbye to the Retractable Hardtop

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In an effort to reduce the weight of its convertibles, Mercedes-Benz is reportedly going to delete the retractable hardtops from the next-generation SL and SLK models.

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March 30, 2014

BMW X7 and X5 Plug-in Hybrid Models Announced

BMW X5 plug-in hybrid concept

After several rumors, BMW has announced that it will be investing $1 billion in its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, which will produce a new larger X7 crossover in addition to a plug-in hybrid version of the X5.

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March 28, 2014

Opel to Build Buicks in Germany, Leaves China in 2015

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Opel has announced that it will start building a Buick for the U.S. in the second half of the decade at its plant in Ruesselsheim, Germany. Opel is going to invest 245 million euros to build the unnamed Buick at its plant.

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March 27, 2014

Audi to Give Most Models the High-Performance RS Treatment

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Audi R&D boss Ulrich Hackenberg wants to add more hardcore RS models to the Audi lineup, which would help differentiate the brand from the rest of the VW Group. Hackenburg insists that Audi vehicles must have their own powertrains to make them distinct from other vehicles under the VW umbrella.

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