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Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report. When he's not writing news or reviews for The Torque Report, he also contributes to Inhabitat.com.

2009 Audi Q5 Spy Photos…The Upcoming SUV is Nearly Undisguised

Audi's answer to the BMW X3 and upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLK is the Q5 SUV. We've seen spy photos of the SUV before, but this is the first time we are seeing it this naked. This SUV is built on the same MLP (Modular Long Platform) as the A5 and upcoming A4 sedan. There will be a variety of diesel and...

Ford Surprises Everyone by Posting a $750 Million Profit Last Quarter

Ford has surprised the industry by posting a net profit of $750 million for the second quarter of 2007. After seven straight quarters of being in the red, Ford has managed to come back. Well don't get excited because it wasn't from actual car sales in North America, sales dropped 9 percent last quarter. Although Ford's actual sales were down,...

The Next-Generation Mercedes B-Class is Coming to the U.S.

There has been speculation that Mercedes-Benz is considering bringing the Mercedes-Benz B-Class to the U.S. Well now the automaker has confirmed that the next-generation of the small car will make it here. The redesigned version of the car that is expected in 2011 or 2012 will have a version that is designed to meet U.S requirements. The main question still remains:...

Breaking News! Chrysler Announces Lifetime Powertrain Warranty on All Their New Vehicles!

Chrysler has stomped on the 10yr warranties that are currently being offered by some automakers by offering an industry first lifetime warranty. The warranty applies to every new car and truck that Chrysler sells (remaining 2007 models and all 2008 models). The warranty which goes in effect today will cover the entire powertrain including the engine, transmission/ transaxle, drive...

Official Sketches of the 2010 Audi A1 Leaked… It's Audi's Answer to the MINI

Apparently CAR Online has received official sketches of Audi's new A1. With the success of the MINI line, Audi is working on a new small car to compete with the MINI and the BMW 1-Series. Unlike the photo renderings that we usually see of upcoming cars that only speculate on what the final product will look like, these photos...

More Spy Photos of the 2009 Mercedes GLK SUV Caught on US Soil

Brenda Priddy and team have caught more photos of the upcoming 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV. The GLK will share many components with the new C-Class that comes out next month in the U.S. It will be powered by a 3.5L V6 and will use Mercedes 4Matic AWD as standard. The SUV will also have the 7G-Tronic TouchShift automatic transmission. The...

Spy Photos of the High-Performance BMW X5 M…This Version Could Have a V12 with 438HP

Spy photographers have caught what looks to be a higher performance version of BMW's X5 SUV. Currently the X5 only has two engine options, a 3.0L 6-cylinder with 272 hp and a 4.8L V8 with 355 hp. From these photos it is apparent that BMW is working on an even more powerful version that will liked be called an...

Toyota is Going to Start Testing Plug-In Hybrids

Toyota has just announced that they have developed a plug-in hybrid vehicle and that the automaker will become the first automaker to have it certified for use in Japan. The Toyota Plug-in HV combines a gasoline powered engine with an electric motor, just like the current Prius. The battery capacity has been increased which gives the vehicle a longer electric-motor-only...

More Spy Photos of the 2010 Porsche Panamera…We Get a Closer Look at the Rear End…Still Ugly?

Spy photographers have caught more photos of the upcoming 2010 Porsche Panamera sedan. Previous spy photos had a significant amount of camouflage on the rear end, now a prototype has been caught without the huge camouflage. These photos reveal that the rear spoiler on the Panamera will be a pop-up spoiler. The new Panamera will share many mechanicals with the...

Next-Generation 2008 Honda Fit Will be Wider and Longer than the Current Version

Rumors about the next-generation 2008 Honda Fit have been increasing in the last few weeks. Last week Honda announced that the next Honda Fit will debut in Japan this October. Now Winding Road has posted news about a scoop that they received regarding the styling and size of the new car. Although the Honda Fit has only been in the...