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July 30, 2014

Range Rover Sport SVR Sets Fastest Production SUV Time at the Nurburgring

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It looks like Land Rover has just created the ultimate high-performance SUV with the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR. The Range Rover Sport SVR just lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV around the Nürburgring.

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July 29, 2014

2016 Jaguar XE Set to Achieve Over 75 MPG

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Jaguar continues to drop the details about the Jaguar XE compact sedan ahead of its debut on September 8. Today Jaguar has revealed more details about the XE's aluminum construction and claims that it will have a rating over 75 mpg on the European combined cycle.

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Teased

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Land Rover has released a few photos of a camouflaged 2016 Discovery Sport ahead of its arrival next year. The photos not only give us our first look at the exterior of the Discovery Sport, but its optional third-row seating.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Priced at $39,325

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The all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class goes on sale this fall and Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will start at $39,325, including the $925 destination fee. That price is actually $75 lower than the starting price of the 2014 C300.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Priced at $32,225 and GLA45 AMG at $49,225

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Mercedes-Benz has released the pricing details for the 2015 GLA-Class, which is set to arrive this fall. The 2015 GLA250 with front-wheel-drive will have a starting price set at $32,225, but if you need all-wheel-drive, the price increases by $2,000 to $34,225.

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July 25, 2014

Aston Martin Lagonda Teased Ahead of its Arrival in the Middle East

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Aston Martin has released this teaser photo of the upcoming Lagonda sedan that will be sold exclusively in the Middle East, next year.

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July 23, 2014

2015 Porsche Cayenne Unveiled: Plug-in Hybrid, New Twin-Turbo V6 and Updated Styling

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Porsche has taken the wraps off the updated 2015 Porsche Cayenne. For 2015 the Cayenne will be offered in four versions in the United States: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and the new plug-in hybrid Cayenne S E-Hybrid.

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2015 VW Eos Final Edition Announced to Celebrate its Last Year

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VW has confirmed that 2015 will be the last year of the Eos convertible. For its last year of production the previous Sport trim is now being replaced by the Final Edition trim.

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July 22, 2014

Audi Bucks the Trend: CVT Development Ends as Dual-Clutch Transmission Takes Over

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Just as almost every automaker is introducing CVT transmissions in their more fuel efficient models, Audi has announced that development on its own CVT has ended. Instead of using a CVT in models like the A4, Audi's CVT is going to be phased out over the next few years.

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2015 Volvo XC90 Gets New Safety Tech

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Volvo is going to officially unveil the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 next month, but Volvo has already shown off its interior, powertrains and now we're getting a preview of its new safety technology.

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Jaguar Creates a One-Off F-Type Coupe to Support Tour de France

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Jaguar has unveiled a one-off F-Type Coupe to support Team Sky during the 2014 Tour de France.

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July 21, 2014

Audi A8 e-tron Plug-in Hybrid to Debut Next Year

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It's being reported that Audi is going to unveil a new plug-in hybrid version of its flagship A8 sedan next year.

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Maserati to Limit Production to 75,000 Units

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In an attempt to keep its exclusivity, Maserati plans on limiting its annual production to 75,000 units. Maserati still has a few years to go until it estimates that it will hit that cap, but with its growing model lineup, it shouldn't take too long.

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July 16, 2014

2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour Officially Unveiled

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Smart has unveiled the 2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour models. Mercedes-Benz, Smart's parent company says that the new ForTwo and ForFour models offer more space, color and equipment than before.

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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster Unveiled [VIDEO]

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Aston Martin has unveiled 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster, which as its name suggests, is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine with 565 horsepower and 457 lb-ft. of torque. Aston Martin says that the V12 Vantage S Roadster is its fastest roadster yet with a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and a 201 mph top speed.

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July 15, 2014

2015 Smart ForTwo Sketches Revealed on the Eve of its Debut

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Smart is going to pull the covers off the 2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour models tomorrow in Berlin, Germany, but today we have a few official sketches of the new ForTwo.

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2016 Jaguar XE to Debut on September 8

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Jaguar has announced that the 2016 Jaguar XE sedan will debut on September 8 at a special event in London. With the debut just over a month away, Jaguar has released a few more details about the XE, like its suspension setup.

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July 14, 2014

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Debuts with 621-HP

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2015 S65 AMG Coupe, which is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine with 621 horsepower and a massive 738 lb-ft. of torque.

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2017 VW Seven-Passenger SUV Will be Built in the U.S.

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VW has finally confirmed that its much talked about three-row midsize SUV is going to be produced at its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant starting at the end of 2016.

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July 11, 2014

Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport Package Plus Unveiled

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new Sport Package Plus trim package for the CLA250.

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July 10, 2014

Next-Gen BMW X3 Coming in 2017 with Plug-in Hybrid Version and X3 M

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BMW is reportedly going to introduce an all-new X3 crossover for the 2017 model year. The big news is that the next X3 will see the introduction of a plug-in hybrid version as well as the first M version.

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Jaguar Land Rover Details its Ingenium Four-Cylinder Engine

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Jaguar Land Rover is currently working on a new family of four-cylinder engines that will replace the current Ford-sourced engine, which is used by the Range Rover Evoque. The Ingenium engine family will include both diesel and gasoline versions.

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July 9, 2014

Revised BMW 3 Series Coming Next Spring, Revised Naming Includes 330i and 340i

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BMW is expected to unveil a revised 3 Series next spring and while we still away from the debut some details have already started to leak out. The biggest news to date is that the current N20 (2.0L 4-cyl) and N55 (3.0L 6-cyl) engines are being replaced.

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2015 Opel Corsa Unveiled Ahead of its Paris Debut

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Opel has unveiled the 2015 Opel Corsa ahead of its world debut later this year at the Paris Motor Show. The fifth generation Corsa is Opel's best seller and continues to be offered as a three or five door hatchback.

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July 8, 2014

2015 Volvo XC90 Powertrains Detailed, Top Version Packs 400-HP

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Volvo continues to slowly release the details about the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90. After teasing the XC90's interior, Volvo has now released some of the powertrain details, which includes a version with 400 horsepower.

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July 7, 2014

2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour Teased [VIDEO]

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Smart has published a teaser video that previews the next-generation Smart ForTwo and ForFour. Both models will go on sale in Europe later this year before the ForTwo arrives in the U.S. as a 2015 model.

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July 3, 2014

VW Reveals the Euro-Spec 2015 Passat

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Volkswagen has released the first photos of the European-spec 2015 Passat ahead of its debut later this year at the Paris Motor Show. The eighth-generation 2015 Passat gets a more aggressive exterior with cues borrowed from some of VW's concepts, like the T-Roc and NMC.

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VW Beetle Dune Gets the Green Light for 2016

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Last week VW hinted again at the fact that the Beetle Dune concept was a production-ready model. Now it's being reported that VW has already given the Beetle Dune concept the green light with a production model expected to arrive in early 2016.

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July 2, 2014

BMW Has No Plans to Build an M4 Gran Coupe

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Ever since the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe was unveiled we've been waiting to hear news about an M version. A BMW executive has revealed that the rumors about an M4 Gran Coupe were false as the automaker has no plans to build one.

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July 1, 2014

Porsche Gives Short-Term Boxster and Cayman Leases to Macan Buyers

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Although the 2015 Porsche Macan only went on sale in May, Porsche its already sold out. If you were hoping to buy a Macan, you will have to wait at least six months or longer to get one. Because of the long wait Porsche is willing to give you a Boxster or Cayman to keep you happy while you wait.

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2015 MINI Cooper 4 Door: Production Kicks off in Oxford

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The first batch of 2015 Four Door MINI Coopers have started rolling off the assembly line at MINI's plant in Oxford. The new four-door model is the second member of the all-new MINI family, following the introduction of the hatchback earlier this year.

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June 29, 2014

2014 VW Beetle Gets a Premium Package

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VW has announced the availability of a new Premium Package for the 2014 Beetle, which is available on models that are powered by the 1.8T or TDI diesel engine.

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June 27, 2014

Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti Announce New Plant in Mexico for Compact Vehicles

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Daimler and Renault-Nissan have announced plans for a new plant in Mexico that will build new compact vehicles for both the Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti brands. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche announced today that their companies have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture, the business entity that will oversee construction and operation of the new plant in Aguascalientes in north-central Mexico.

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2014 BMW 2-Series Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick + Rating [VIDEO]

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The 2014 BMW 2-Series has just received the highest safety rating possible from the IIHS with a "Top Safety Pick +" rating. The 2-Series is also the first BMW model to earn either of the Institute's safety awards for 2014 and the first BMW to earn a good or acceptable rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test.

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June 25, 2014

Range Rover Sport SVR Prototype to Tease the Crowd at Goodwood [VIDEO]

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Land Rover has confirmed that the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR will be the most powerful Land Rover ever produced and although it's not quite ready to unveil it, a prototype is slated to debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Debuts with 567-HP [VIDEO]

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Jaguar has unveiled the F-Type Project 7, which is being billed as the "Fastest and Most Powerful Production Jaguar." The F-Type Project 7 originally debuted a year ago in concept form and now Jaguar has confirmed that it is producing 250 units, with the production version debuting this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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McLaren MSO 650S Enters Production, Spider Version Debuts at Goodwood

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After unveiling the MSO 650S Coupe concept in China in April, McLaren has announced plans to produce 50 units that will be available in either the coupe or spider body style. This weekend the production version of the MSO 650S is going to debut in production form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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June 24, 2014

Updated Jaguar Project 7 Leaked Ahead of its Goodwood Festival of Speed Debut

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Several photos of the Jaguar Project 7 have leaked, ahead of its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Project 7 was created by Jaguar's Special Operations division and follows last year's Project 7 Concept.

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VW Beetle Dune Concept Hits the Road, VW Reiterates That It's Production Ready

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Earlier this year VW unveiled the Beetle Dune Concept at the Detroit Auto Show. At the time the concept appeared nearly production ready and VW has reiterated that fact with a series of new photos of the concept driving in Sylt, Germany.

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June 23, 2014

2015 Range Rover Sport RS Teased Ahead of its Goodwood Debut [VIDEOS]

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Land Rover has released two teaser videos of the 2015 Range Rover Sport RS, which is going to debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Land Rover says that the Range Rover Sport RS is the brand's "fastest and most agile" model ever produced.

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