It's being reported that BMW is going to officially unveil the 2015 M3 sedan and M4 coupe in just a few days on December 12. Why December 12? Sony is reportedly going to release a downloadable content the Gran Turismo 6, which will include the 2015 BMW M4 coupe.
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Audi is going to unveil a new crossover concept car at the Detroit Auto Show next month, which is appropriately named the "Audi Show Car." The new show car concept is a two-door crossover that hints at Audi's new design language. According to Audi, the concept combines styling cues from future sports car models with the Audi-typical allroad concept and independent "Shooting Brake" body form.
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It's been over two years since the last Saab rolled off the line at its plant in Trollhattan, Sweden, but yesterday production of the Saab 9-3 sedan restarted. Saab's new owner Na National Electric Vehicle Sweden officially started series production of the 9-3 sedan.
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The 2014 BMW X5 is one of the latest models to get a line of BMW's new M Performance parts, which add a bit more "sport" to the Sports Activity Vehicle. The parts can simply add a sportier design touch to the exterior or if you're craving more power, the Performance Power Kit will add up 20 more horsepower under the hood of the BMW X5 xDrive35i.
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Volvo has the announced the kick off the new "Drive Me - Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility" project in Sweden, which will see the deployment of 100 self-driving autonomous vehicles on the public roads in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The project, which kicks off in 2014 is a joint collaboration between Volvo, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg.
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It's now been officially ten years since Volkswagen released its first SUV, the Touareg. Since then, 700,000 have been sold around the world, with 121,385 of them finding homes in the U.S. Volkswagen is going to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Touareg with the 2014 Touareg X special edition.
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Audi is working on a new crossover that is smaller than the current Q3, dubbed the Q1, the new subcompact crossover will compete against models like the MINI Countryman and Buick Encore. In addition to confirming that the Q1 crossover is in the works, Audi has also released this teaser sketch of the baby crossover.
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The all-new 2014 BMW 2 Series Coupe is set to arrive early next year and BMW has previewed the line of M Performance parts that will be available when the coupe arrives. The M Performance parts add improvements to the coupe's drivetrain, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit perceptibly to boost its driving dynamics.
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MINI is reportedly mulling the idea of bringing a diesel-powered MINI Cooper to the U.S. based on the strong interest that its dealers have received. Over the past few years the U.S. has started to welcome new diesel models from VW, Audi and BMW, so there is a possibility that MINI could bring its diesel-powered Cooper to the U.S.
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If you've been patiently waiting for Volvo to bring the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid to the U.S., you'll be disappointed to hear that it's not going to happen. Instead Volvo has just confirmed that a gasoline plug-in hybrid system will arrive in the U.S. next year under the hood of the next-generation XC90 SUV.
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The 2014 Maserati Ghibli just received a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS and has a starting price set at $65,600. In order to receive a Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of "good" in in front, side, rollover and rear crash tests.
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After teasing us with the 500-hp Polestar S60 concept, Volvo has announced that it is putting the S60 and V60 Polestar models into production. Unfortunately the production version doesn't have the concept's 508-hp engine, but with 350 horsepower under the hood the 2015 S60 and V60 Polestar models still pack a nice punch and will reach 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds.
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Porsche just unveiled the 2015 Porsche Macan SUV last week at the LA Auto Show and now you can check out all the pricing details on Porsche's website. The 2015 Porsche Macan starts at $49,900, which isn't bad, but that price quickly shoots up once you start adding in the options.
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BMW is going to release a production version of the front-wheel-drive Active Tourer concept in early 2015. The Active Tourer will share its platform with the new Mini Cooper, including the Cooper's new three and four-cylinder engines when it arrives in the U.S.
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Mercedes is previewing a new AMG version of the GLA crossover with the Concept GLA 45 that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The concept is powered by the same turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine as the CLA 45 and with a final output of 360 horsepower.
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Jaguar officially unveiled the 2015 F-Type Coupe this week and although the F-Type Coupe R has 550 horsepower, 55 more than the convertible, there are even hotter versions in the works. Jaguar design director Ian Callum confirmed in LA that more potent versions of the F-Type Coupe are in the works.
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The 2015 Porsche Macan baby SUV has been unveiled at the LA Auto Show ahead of its arrival next year. The 2015 Macan is now Porsche's fifth model line and will be offered as the Macan S and Macan Turbo here in the U.S., although the Macan Diesel is available in other markets.
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As promised Jaguar has officially unveiled the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe tonight at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Compared to the convertible, the F-Type Coupe features the same sexy exterior that we love, but it came to the show with a surprise. The 2015 F-Type Coupe will be offered with a range topping F-Type Coupe R version, which packs 550 horsepower, 55 more horsepower than the F-Type V8 S convertible.
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Porsche has announced that the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is even faster than Porsche initially thought it was. Porsche recently completed the final tuning measures and the result is that the 918 Spyder is now even faster.
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Even though it's going to be officially unveiled tonight, MINI has released all the photos and information for the 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop. The 2014 Cooper Hardtop marks the introduction of the third-generation, which is now built on a new platform that will also be used by future front-wheel-drive BMWs.
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Later today MINI is going to officially unveil the 2014 MINI Cooper, but the first two official photos have already leaked out. Compared to the outgoing Cooper, the 2014 Cooper's design isn't a huge departure.
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, which is a crazy cool car that will be featured in the new Gran Turismo 6 game. The super sports car with its hallmark Mercedes gullwing doors will be taking to the virtual racetrack when the new racing game goes on sale in December 2013 - as the first of the "Vision Gran Turismo" series of vehicles.
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Mercedes-Benz is going to unveil the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition and 2015 S65 AMG simultaneously this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show. "The two new AMG high-performance vehicles represent the spectacular next level for our exciting model array. The S 65 AMG stands for maximum exclusiveness and the unparalleled dynamism of a V12. With the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION we are showing an ultimate, particularly attractive variant of our super sports car," stated Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
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Volkswagen is bringing its CrossBlue Coupe SUV concept to the LA Auto Show next week. This isn't the first time we're seeing the CrossBlue Coupe, since it originally debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show last year.
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Aston Martin is going to unveil a bespoke version of the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante at the LA Auto Show next week. The unique Neiman Marcus Edition Vanquish Volante has been hand crafted by the company's bespoke customization arm; Q by Aston Martin. The special Vanquish is part of the 2013 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Christmas Cataloge and production is limited to ten units.
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Fiat has unveiled the new 2014 Fiat 500 "1957 Edition," which celebrates the 57th anniversary of the original 1957 "Nuova" Cinquecento. Based on the 2014 Fiat 500 Lounge model, the 1957 Edition enhances its iconic silhouette with a vintage look, thanks to classic exterior colors, including Bianco, or for a bi-color look, Verde Chiaro or exclusive Celeste paired with a Bianco painted roof and mirror caps. It also gets exclusive 16-inch retro wheels with the historic Fiat emblem.
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We're just a few days away from the world debut of the 2014 Porsche Macan SUV, but Porsche has just released another video of the Macan hitting the track in Weissach, Germany. The video gives us more footage of the Macan running laps on the track and also our first view of the Macan's interior.
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Next week Jaguar is going to officially unveil the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe at the LA Auto Show. Jaguar has now released a second teaser photo of the F-Type Coupe just to tease us a bit longer.
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Volkswagen has just announced that the e-Golf, its first fully electric vehicle to go on sale in the U.S. will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. The 2015 e-Golf is going to arrive in the U.S. in late 2014. The e-Golf, which is based on the all-new Golf, will only be offered as a five-door, but its unique aluminum-alloy wheels and LED headlights will stand it apart from the other Golf models.
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MINI is going to officially unveil the all-new 2014 MINI Cooper next week, but in the meantime MINI has released a new promo video of the new Cooper. The 2014 Cooper is going to debut on November 18 on a new platform and with new three and four-cylinder engines.
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What do you think of when you hear the name Rolls-Royce? Most of us picture being driven in a big, luxurious over the top sedan with your own driver and a multi-person staff waiting back for you at your mansion in the hills. Rolls-Royce caters to a select group of individuals that most likely have CEO next to their name on their business card, but would this same group of buyers be willing to leave their driver at home and take the wheel? Let's hope so for Rolls-Royce's sake...
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Volkswagen has replaced the aged 2.5L five-cylinder engine in the 2014 Passat with a lighter, more fuel efficient 1.8L turbocharged engine. The 1.8T engine generates 170 horsepower, which is the same as the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, but delivered at 700 fewer revs. The new engine also has seven pound-feet more torque at 184 lb-ft. than the outgoing 2.5's torque figure.
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2015 S65 AMG, which is powered by a massive 6.0L twin-turbocharged V12 engine with 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft. of torque. The 2015 S65 AMG is going to officially debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20, with sales kicking off in March of 2014.
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Two years ago BMW and Toyota announced an agreement that would see the release of a new sorts car with a hybrid powertrain. It was reported earlier that the sports car would be a midsize model, but now a source is reporting that the two automakers have decided to produce a supercar.
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The Volvo XC90 has been around since 2002 and even though it's quite an old SUV, it just earned the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. Volvo hasn't changed the basic design of the XC90 since it was introduced over 10 years ago, but it still managed to earn the top rating that many newer SUVs still can't get.
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The Empty Quarter - or Rub' al Khali - is the largest sand desert in the world and the second largest desert after the Sahara. It's also one of the harshest and most challenging desert environments on the planet. Even with temperatures exceeding 120 degrees, the 2014 Range Rover Sport was able set the fastest recorded time for a land vehicle crossing of the Empty Quarter.
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Rolls-Royce has unveiled the ultimate Phantom, the bespoke Celestial Phantom that has 446 diamonds hand-set into the door-cappings, center console lid and rear-privacy divider. This one-of-a-kind Phantom celebrates a seminal moment in Rolls-Royce history - the handover of the first Phantom to its owner at midnight on January 1, 2003.
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Volvo this week officially started production of the Volvo S60L at its plant in Chengdu, China. The first car to roll off the production line was a Seashell-colored Volvo S60L. The Volvo S60L is a long wheelbase version of the Volvo S60 specifically aimed at the Chinese market and will make its official debut at the Guangzhou Motor Show on November 21.
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Jaguar has released a teaser of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type coupe, which is going to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. The coupe version of the F-Type convertible is going to be even closer in design to the C-X16 concept, which originally previewed the F-Type.
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Following its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Jaguar has brought the C-X17 crossover concept to the Dubai Motor Show. Originally we saw the concept in a bright blue color and now the concept is being shown off in a new Liquid Aluminum liquid metal finish.
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