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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.

Honda Offers to Pay for Your Gas and Help You Take Your Groceries to Your Car…Will Their "Personal Touch" Increase Sales?

Honda dealers in Los Angeles, have deployed blue-shirted crew members to pump gas for people at gas stations, help people carry their groceries to their cars, wash windshields and pass out popcorn at movie theaters. Will this new "Personal Touch" campaign actually win over potential customers? For the last five months, Honda dealers have been dispatching crew members all over...

Audi RS6 Spy Photos…The Uber-Fast A6 Will Have Between 550-600HP!

Thanks to Winding Road and the spies over at KGP, we have some new photos of the upcoming V-10 powered Audi RS6 with virtually no camouflage. We've seen pictures of the car before, but with annoying black and white checkered camouflage. This version of the car has had the LED lights on the front bumper removed, a revised rear bumper...

The Next-Generation 2008 Mazda 6 Will be Unveiled this September

The next generation Mazda 6 will debut at this years Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Sales will begin in November, in Europe. There are rumors that the new 6 will be based on the current Ford Mondeo, but with typical Mazda styling (zoom-zoom). There is no word yet on what bodystyles will be available and if the Mazdaspeed 6 will...

"Green" HUMMERs Are On the Way!…Will the Changes Improve The Brand's Image?

With gas prices at near record levels, consumers continue to flock towards more economical and environmentally friendly vehicles, such as hybrids or the new diesel powered vehicles. HUMMER currently does not offer a hybrid or diesel powertrain in its lineup, which has hurt their image. Currently HUMMERs are seen as gas-guzzling, over-sized machines. HUMMER is now looking for ways to...

Volvo's R Performance Brand May Make a Return With the R-Line Sports Package

Earlier this year, Volvo announced that they were going to discontinue the remaining "R" badged vehicles in their lineup, due to slow sales. Now there are rumors that Volvo is going to release a performance package for the new S40 and V50 models. The new performance package will be similar to Audi's S-line package and will be called the R-Line....

Apple May be Working on a GPS Navigation System for Mercedes

There are rumors that Apple may be working on a new in-car GPS navigation system, according to German magazine "Focus". The system is being built exclusively for Mercedes, but could be made available in other cars 6 months later when it debuts in 2009. Apple may use Google maps for the navigation like on the new iPhone. They will use...

2009 BMW M3 Sedan Spy Photos…It's Our First M3 Sedan in a Decade!

The upcoming sedan version of the recently revealed BMW M3 has been caught on the test track. This is the first new M3 sedan in a decade and it takes many styling cues from the new coupe. The front end of the sedan is very similar to the coupe, sans the carbon fiber hood. The new M3 is powered by...

More Spy Photos of the new 2008 Honda Accord Interior…This Time the Spies Caught the Coupe

Temple of VTEC and Brenda Priddy have caught more photos of the new 2008 Honda Accord Coupe interior. The interior looks pretty much the same as the pics that were posted earlier this week, although they are from the other side of the car. There is also a pic of the inside of the driver's side door. In these pics...

GM is Going to Release a New More Environmentally Friendly Diesel Truck Engine in 2009

GM is going to build a new range of diesel in engines in 2009. The new 4.5L V8 will have class leading torque, power and refinement. According to GM, the new Duramax turbo-diesel will boost efficiency by 25 percent, while cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 13 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 percent. The new engine will produce 310...

Toyota Increases Incentives on the New Tundra up to $3,500…Sales Still Trail the Big 3

Toyota has announced new incentives on its new Tundra that will run through July 31st. The new incentives are: up to $3,500 in rebates, zero percent interest for up to five years or a $500 reduction on down payments for three-year leases. Sales of the new Tundra last month are double of what they were a year ago at 17,727,...

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