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A Chinese automaker named after the country's most iconic structure says it wants to own the most quintessentially American of automakers: Jeep. One week ago, a report claimed an unnamed Chinese automaker had placed a bid to buyout Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, a move that would fulfill CEO Sergio Marchionne's dream of merging with another…
08.21 / 18:59
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Perhaps you've heard rumors that the new BMW M5 would be all-wheel drive. Or whispers that it would be more complicated than grad-level calculus. Or even hints that it may lack a third pedal for the first time in more than three decades. BMW on Monday confirmed all of the above. But there's more. Oh, so much more. DON'T MISS: BMW details the…
08.21 / 18:59
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Ken Okuyama is a very busy designer. The former Pininfarina draftsman has been working on some car designs of his own when he's not crafting trains and sunglasses, according to Jalopnik. His latest creation is an imaginative take on the Lamborghini Aventador, which he calls the Kode 0. Just five examples of the Kode 0 are planned to be built,…
08.21 / 17:32
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Volkswagen has announced plans to bring back the bus, albeit with electric power. Previewed by the ID Buzz concept, the new bus is set to be part of the German automaker's family of electric cars. Expect a driving range of over 200 miles when the bus hits dealers in 2022. Monterey Car week consumed headlines over the past week, and there's…
08.21 / 16:09
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The Roav can be positioned very neatly at the top of the windscreen, where it looks like in integrated part of the car rather than an aftermarket…
08.21 / 15:57
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When we caught wind of the first U.S. street-legal McLaren F1 for sale, we said there wouldn't be enough time for all of us to collectively scrape our change together. Since the auction has concluded, that statement rings truer than we first imagined. Why? Because this special McLaren F1 has become the most expensive example ever sold with a…
08.21 / 14:46
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It's hard to keep up on just how much happens during Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach. While so many significant cars arrive to flood the opulent event, sometimes a few cars arguably outshine others, including the first Bugatti Chiron in the United States. Finished in a beaming yellow hue against "Classique" black, it's one of 500…
08.21 / 14:46
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08.21 / 14:29
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Formula One is still the pinnacle of motorsports, despite all its faults. How do I know? With just a week left of F1’s annual summer break, my shakes have finally eased to barely, semi-violent convulsions. This is progress, people. The pangs also have been subsided by Codemasters' yearly release of the officially licensed F1 video game, a…
08.21 / 12:55
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Why would someone pay over $206,000 for a Hummer H1? Celebrity provenance certainly helps. Tupac's 1996 Hummer H1 first hit the auction block in 2016, when it sold for a hefty $337,000. But that buyer welched on the deal and the modified H1 went back on the block and just sold for $206,531, to be exact. The H1 far exceeded the pre-auction…
08.21 / 11:30
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We have to hand it to Mazda. Lately, the small Japanese automaker has punched well above its weight with the announcement it would bring a gasoline Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) to market in 2019, dubbed Skyactiv-X. But, what's this? Another piece of news surrounding a future Mazda engine and it doesn't seem to be related to…
08.21 / 11:30
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A NEWLY-opened MG dealership in Nottinghamshire is getting involved in its local community by sponsoring a major event in the area. MG Nottingham is a sponsor of The Big Bake at Newstead Abbey, which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend. A number of famous faces will be present at the event. Great British The post Event sponsorship is the icing on the cake for new MG dealership appeared first on Car Dealer…
08.21 / 10:10
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The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer that claimed the Best of Show honors at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance almost didn't make it to the show. Owner Bruce R. McCaw of Bellevue, Washington, struggled with the idea of restoring it for several years. “The question was whether or not to restore it. I always hate to restore s…
08.21 / 10:08
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Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:00 Shown at Detroit earlier this year, the electric, autonomous I.D. BUZZ is set for…
08.20 / 22:59
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The busy A388 road in North Devon was closed in both directions as emergency services dealt with an incident involving a cyclist.Police said a man in his 70s fell from his bicycle and suffered serious head injuries.It is not believed any other vehicle was involved. The cyclist was taken to North Devon District Hospital by ambulance. His condition is being treated as life-threatening.The section of road was closed and cordoned off by police who were investigating what happened.The location…
08.20 / 22:48
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Most smartphones come complete with a mapping app that also work as a sat nav device - but are you legally allowed to use them on Britain's roads? Tough new penalties on using a phone while driving came into effect earlier this year and mean that motorists caught using their mobiles while driving will be handed six penalty points and a £200 fine.And any new drivers who are caught - those who have passed their test within the last two years - will automatically lose their…
08.20 / 22:48
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Opinion 20 Aug, 2017 Music journalist turned motoring writer Mike Rutherford lists his 12 greatest driving tracks of all…
08.20 / 22:41
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News 20 Aug, 2017 VW boss Herbert Diess confirms production of fully electric, autonomous I.D. Buzz at Pebble…
08.20 / 22:41
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AS IT is announced that Daniel Craig would be reprising the role of 007 for the next James Bond film, a team of experts has ranked the best ever Bond…
08.20 / 22:39
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An inside source says that McLaren is embracing electric powertrains by developing an all-electric supercar that will arrive after the marque's F1 successor, the codenamed BP23. Autocar reports the electric supercar was initially meant to be a development mule for future McLaren technology but a well-placed source has confirmed a production…
08.20 / 15:29
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