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August 22, 2016

Aston Martin unveils the Vanquish Zagato Volante in Pebble Beach

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Aston Martin has unveiled the very limited Vanquish Zagato Volante at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Vanquish Zagato Volante is essentially a convertible version of the Zagato Coupe.

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August 19, 2016

Volvo and Uber team up to develop self driving cars

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Volvo and Uber have announced a new partnership that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies and fully autonomous driverless vehicles. As part of the partnership the base vehicles will be built by and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. Volvo and Uber are contributing a combined $300 million to the project.

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August 18, 2016

2017 Audi A4 ultra tops its rivals with a 37 mpg highway rating

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Audi has unveiled the 2017 Audi A4 ultra, which has the highest city and highway mpg rating out of any of its direct competitors. The A4 ultra uses a newly revised combustion method and an even more efficient variant of the 2.0L turbocharged engine to achieve 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.

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August 16, 2016

Mercedes teases the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 again

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Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser of its new Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept that is going to debut later this week during Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, California. This is the second teaser of the coupe concept.

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August 15, 2016

BMW X2 to debut next month in Paris

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BMW continues to expand its crossover lineup and now it's being reported that the automaker is going to unveil its newest crossover - the X2 next month at the Paris Motor Show.

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August 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz teases its new Maybach Coupe concept

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Mercedes-Benz may be thinking about building the ultimate luxury coupe for its Maybach sub-brand, since the automaker has released a teaser of a new Maybach coupe concept. The concept is going to debut next week in Pebble Beach - the perfect location for the debut of a sexy and luxurious coupe.

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August 8, 2016

Mercedes-Benz to create new electric vehicle sub-brand

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Last week Volkswagen revealed plans to create a bunch of new electric vehicles and now it's being reported that Mercedes-Benz is working on a new sub-brand for its future EVs. Following BMW with its i- sub-brand, Mercedes-Benz is currently finalizing plans for a new sub-brand that will enter the market with two electric sedans and two electric SUVs.

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August 5, 2016

VW announces plans for an onslaught of new electric vehicles

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VW has yet to recover from its diesel woes, but now that it VW is ready to move past its "clean" diesels, VW is moving its green lineup in a new direction. VW has announced that it is working on three new electric vehicle platforms, which will be used for up to 30 new electric cars.

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July 25, 2016

2017 Audi A4 Allroad will start at $44,950

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Audi has announced that the all-new 2017 A4 allroad is going to arrive in the U.S. this fall. When it does, pricing for the new A4 allroad will start at $44,950.

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VW's upcoming three-row crossover will get an American-style name

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VW has big hopes for its upcoming three-row crossover, which it hopes will help the automaker recover from its recent diesel scandal. VW has already announced plans to build the new crossover at its Tennessee plant and now VW has revealed that it will get an American-style name to help it further appeal to buyers in the U.S.

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July 22, 2016

2016 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition revealed

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BMW has unveiled a very limited edition M5, which is only for the U.S. market - the 2016 M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition. As its name suggests, the limited M5 Pure Metal Silver edition is painted in Pure Metal Silver, but it gets even more than a unique paint color.

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July 20, 2016

BMW launches the CLA-fighting compact 1 Series in China

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Although Audi and Mercedes-Benz have shown success with their new small entry-level A3 and CLA models, BMW has yet to introduce a rival. Well BMW has unveiled, what could be a competitor to the A3 and CLA with the debut of the small 1 Series sedan, but the catch is that it's only for the Chinese market.

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July 15, 2016

BMW 7 Series officially goes green with the 740e plug-in hybrid

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While it will be a few years until BMW has a fully-electric sedan that can compete with Tesla, BMW is electrifying most of its lineup with plug-in hybrid variants. Following the introduction of the X5 and 3 Series plug-in hybrids, BMW has unveiled the new plug-in hybrid version of the flagship 7 Series, dubbed the 740e.

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July 14, 2016

The next-generation BMW 3 Series is only 18 months away

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BMW is expected to reveal an all-new 5 Series in a few months, but it's also being reported that the next-generation 3 Series isn't that far away either. According to Auto Express, the next-generation 3 Series will debut within the next 18 months.

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July 7, 2016

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider arrives in the U.S.

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After more than 30 years, the Fiat 124 Spider is back. Fiat has announced that the first shipment of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spiders has arrived at ports in the U.S., with sales kicking off this month.

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July 6, 2016

Aston Martin and Red Bull reveal the AM-RB 001 hypercar

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Aston Martin and Formula One team Red Bull Racing have announced a partnership which will have both companies collaborate to produce a new Aston Martin hypercar. Codenamed Project 'AM-RB 001', the new hypercar combines F1TM technology with Aston Martin's signature sports car design.

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July 1, 2016

2017 Porsche Panamera will start at $100,950

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Earlier this week Porsche took the wraps off the all-new second-generation 2017 Panamera. Porsche has finally made the Panamera look sexy, thanks to design language borrowed from the iconic 911.

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June 28, 2016

2017 Porsche Panamera debuts with a much better looking rear

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Porsche has unveiled the all-new second-generation 2017 Panamera, which finally fixes one of the most polarizing aspects of the last generation - its rear. In addition to the much better looking exterior design, the new Panamera also gets an updated engine lineup and more technology.

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June 26, 2016

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R debuts with 577-hp

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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the track-ready 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R, which is lighter and more powerful than the GT and GT S models. Coming in at 200 pounds lighter than the GT S and with 577 horsepower under the hood, the GT R can reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed just under 200 mph.

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June 24, 2016

2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo leaked ahead of its debut next week

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Porsche is going to officially reveal the all-new 2017 Porsche Panamera next Tuesday, but we're getting our first look today at the new Panamera. Thanks to a few photos that have leaked online, we can see that the new Panamera won't be a major departure from the current model, but its overall look is sleeker and less awkward looking.

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June 23, 2016

2017 Volvo S90 and V90 R-Design models revealed

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Volvo has unveiled the sportier R-Design versions of the all-new 2017 S90 and V90 models.

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June 20, 2016

You won't be able to buy a BMW 3 Series Wagon much longer in the U.S.

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Wagons continue to be overshadowed by crossovers in the U.S. and now we have another victim. It's being reported that BMW will not bring a wagon version of the next-generation to the U.S.

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June 17, 2016

Rolls-Royce previews the future with its Vision Next 100 concept

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Earlier this year BMW unveiled the Vision Next 100 concept to celebrate its 100th birthday and now its other brands - Mini and Rolls-Royce are unveiling their own concepts.

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June 16, 2016

Mercedes-AMG GT R teased ahead of its debut next week

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Mercedes-AMG has released a few teaser photos of the upcoming GT R, which is going to debut next week at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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June 15, 2016

Volvo's Polestar optimized XC90 T8 is the most powerful Volvo ever

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A week after Volvo unveiled the Polestar-tuned S90 and V90 optimization models, Volvo has now unveiled the upgraded XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid.

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June 14, 2016

2017 Maserati Quattroporte gets some updates

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Maserati has unveiled the updated 2017 Quattroporte sedan, which is getting some styling tweaks and an updated interior.

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June 13, 2016

BMW to supply to Los Angeles Police Dept with 100 i3 EVs

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BMW has announced that it will supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 i3 electric vehicles for use in the department's transportation fleet. The addition of the 100 BMW i3 electric vehicles follows the initial trial of a BMW i3 in LA's fleet.

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June 8, 2016

2017 Volvo S90 and V90 models get a Polestar performance package

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Volvo has announced that Polestar has created a new performance package for the 2017 S90 and V90 models. Dubbed Polestar Performance Optimization, the package upgrades the drivetrain and driving dynamics.

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Porsche teases the next-generation 2017 Panamera [VIDEO]

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The next-generation 2017 Porsche Panamera is almost here and now Porsche is teasing us with a few teaser photos and a video of the new Panamera. The clearest photo reveals the new Panamera's taillights, which take inspiration from the brand's iconic 911.

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June 7, 2016

BMW to launch M2 Gran Coupe in 2019

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As the 3-Series continues to grow in size, there will be more room in BMW's lineup for the 2-Series and upcoming 1-Series models. BMW is reportedly looking at expanding the 2-Series lineup, which will also get a four-door coupe model, like the 4-Series, which will be dubbed the 2-Series Gran Coupe. Unlike the 4-Series Gran Coupe that isn't available in an M version, it's being reported that the 2-Series Gran Coupe will get an M version - called the M2 Gran Coupe.

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June 6, 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon revealed, confirmed for the U.S.

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the all-new 2017 E-Class Wagon, which is going to arrive in the U.S. by early 2017. The new E-Class wagon gets a look that is similar to the C-Class wagon, which is not only sportier, but stylish than the outgoing model.

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June 3, 2016

Audi unveils the all-new 2017 A5 and S5

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Nine years after the debut of the last A5, Audi has finally unveiled the all-new 2017 A5 and S5 models. Just like the redesigned A4, the new A5 and S5 aren't dramatically different than the last-generation.

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June 2, 2016

2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo gets a facelift

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BMW has unveiled the updated 2017 3 Series Gran Turismo, which most buyers probably won't even know has actually been updated. Just like the recent updates to the 3 Series sedan, the Gran Turismo version is getting some small updates on the outside, while bigger changes happen under the exterior.

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May 31, 2016

BMW celebrates 30 years of the M3

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the M3 and to celebrate it, BMW is releasing the anniversary edition "30 Years M3."

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May 20, 2016

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept revealed

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Aston Martin has unveiled its latest creation, the Vanquish Zagato concept, which is going to debut this weekend at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held at Lake Como in Italy.

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May 18, 2016

Volvo teases its new small car lineup with the 40 Series concepts

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Volvo has unveiled two new concept cars, which are a preview of its upcoming 40 Series lineup. The 40 Series concepts are a preview of the next-generation S40, V40 and XC40 models.

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May 17, 2016

2017 BMW 230i and M240i debut with upgraded engines

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BMW has unveiled the updated 2017 2 Series lineup, which includes the new 230i and M240i models, that replace the old 228i and M235i models. As the updated names suggest, both versions get updated and more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines.

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May 13, 2016

BMW's next flagship sedan will be a self-driving electric car

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BMW's next electric car will serve as the flagship for the brand's i-sub brand, which currently includes the i3 and i8 models. BMW CEO Harold Krueger recently shared the news during a shareholders' meeting, where he revealed that the BMW "next" will feature self-driving technology when it arrives by 2021.

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Volvo teases V40 And XC40 Concepts ahead of their debut this month

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Now that Volvo has released the all-new XC90, S90 and V90 models, the automaker is focusing at the other end of its lineup with the new 40-Series compact models. Volvo is working on a new S40, V40 and XC40, which will be previewed later this month with the debut of the V40 and XC40 concepts.

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May 11, 2016

2017 MINI Seven special edition pays tribute to the original

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MINI has unveiled the first special edition of the new MINI models - the MINI Seven. The 2017 MINI Seven special edition pays tribute to the original that debuted in 1959 and is available in both Cooper and Cooper S variants of the MINI Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door.

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