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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro confirmed to come with some bodywork and an engine hood
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Chevrolet and GM are in this routine of trickling information about the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro down the PR news wires.

So far, they confirmed the Camaro will at least come with some wheels, some brakes, an engine and some exhaust.

Now, they confirmed the Camaro also comes with some bodywork, like a new rear-spoiler, and a new engine hood.

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You’ll need $83,995 to call a 2016 Cadillac CTS-V your own
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Cadillac’s been making waves recently, and we couldn’t be more excited. One of their most important models generating excitement is the all-new BMW M5-competing CTS-V, which now starts at $83,995, after being revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.

What does this mean, besides the fact that this is a lot of money? This mean’s that it’s a whopping amount cheaper than its German counterparts, while being just as powerful and fast.

Power is supplied by GM’s legendary LS-V8, displacing 6.2 supercharged liters to produce 640hp and 630 lb-ft of twist, through an eight-speed automatic. The result is a 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.

Besides the bonkers power, the CTS-V also gets bonkers brakes, bonkers suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber, more aggressive body work, 19-inch forged aluminum rims, and more.

Check out the press release after the jump for more info.

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Report: More rumors of BMW’s M7 project surface

BMW’s known to have a pretty solid position on the idea of an M7, despite the fact that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG, Audi S8, and the Jaguar XJR all exist to create a rather unique niche market.

The reason being is that a large, fast land yacht sort of conflicts with the ideology of BMW’s sporty and performance reputation–though this may be a bit of stretch since a lot of their cars currently are fast land yachts, many of which lost their traditional BMW charm.

But for those reasons, rumors of BMW changing their mind have been beginning to surface given that there does exist a market for high-end, large bodied, luxury performance sleds.

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Report: Mazda Miata-based Fiat 124 Spider successor to surface later this year

Rumors of a Mazda-Fiat convertible collaboration have been floating around for quite some time.

Now, Edmunds reports that it’ll actually happen: there will be a new Fiat 124 Spider based off of the new 2016 Mazda Miata.

Due for a revealing at either Frankfurt or Los Angeles later this year, the new 124 is destined to go on sale sometime in 2016.

Not much is known about the car, but the deal was struck because Mazda is making waves with their uber-lightweight Miata, which in Fiat’s eyes, provides a solid foundation for a new roadster on their end.

Instead of Mazda SKYACTIV-G fours, Fiat’s own 1.4L MultiAir four is expected to find its way under the hood.

Source: Edmunds


Mazda’s 2016 Miata MX-5 is 25% more economical than outgoing model with its manual transmission
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It seems with the advent of improved automatic transmission technology, the manual transmission is being phased out into obsolescence.

Back in the early days of automatic transmissions, early designs and primitive technology made manual transmissions the choice for more frugal and efficient motoring because there was less of a drivetrain power loss factor with manual transmissions when compared to torque converter-based automatics.

Click here for more news on the Mazda Miata.

Now though, thanks to new technology, automatics are more efficient than ever, contributing to the death of the manual transmission.

But now, Mazda can officially join the movement to #SaveTheManuals as the Japanese automaker officially confirmed that their manual-equipped 2016 Miata MX-5 is about 25% more economical than the previous automatic model. Ok, so that’s not exactly speaking in favor of the current model in terms of comparing the same model year car but with different transmissions. But still…

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Test Drive: The 2015 BMW X4 xDrive 3.0si is the answer to a question nobody asked, by AutoNation
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Originally published on AutoNationDrive.com by Chris Chin, reedited for updates for 2015 republishing on egmCarTech.

The Germans like to answer questions that have never been asked–it’s actually another way of saying they just constantly like to innovate. And because automakers are locked into a relentless sales war with each other, desperate bids to become the top-selling automaker in the world have led to desperate measures with them scrambling for the next big trend, if they haven’t started it themselves.

Click here for more news on the BMW X4.

For some odd reason, achieving the title for top-selling automaker crowns you superiority, simply because we’ve evolved into a society based on numbers. Whatever happened to the virtue of quality over quantity? Those days of handbuilt goodness and limited mass production are sorely missed. Though I digress…

One of those desperate measures has led to creating market segments that just do not exist in attempts to give buyers a little bit of everything. BMW is very much guilty of this, but really, you
can’t blame their intuition of just constantly asking: “what if…?”
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Want to be like a German businessman? You’ll need $46,200 to do so in the 2016 Audi A6
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The Audi A6 was refreshed lightly for the 2016 model year and as a result, now costs $46,200 for the base 2.0L turbocharged model with front-wheel drive.

Given that the A6 is of the German kind, any options additions escalate this figure quite obscenely. For instance, the addition of Quattro with the four-banger adds a whopping, but expected $2,200 to the price while the Premium or Premium Plus trim levels add up to $3,700.

Start changing the powertrains, for instance, in favor of the A6 TDI, and that already bumps you to a starting price of $59,500.

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Meet the new 2015 Chevrolet Callaway Corvette Z06
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Chevrolet and Callaway are inseparable pair, as exhibited by their latest collaboration, the 2015 Chevrolet Callaway Corvette Z06.

Given how Callaway loves to give their love to Vettes, they did equally that, by giving the new Corvette Z06 a fancy new supercharger, which is almost a third larger than the stock unit.

Add on a new intercooler and high-flow intake, and she pumps out such eye-watering power, that Callaway didn’t confirm how much.

Still, we can’t imagine this thing being any less than batshit insane fast.

Check out the press release to see what exactly you get for Callaway’s additional $16,995 package, on top of the Z06’s initial purchase price.

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Report: Nissan mulling a Rogue Hybrid here in the US

Nissan is trying really hard to stay relevant by providing fun yet frugal transportation for the masses and they’re not doing too bad at it.

However, if you haven’t noticed, Nissan isn’t exactly being particularly competitive with some of its rivals, especially in the hybrid front–mainly, the hybrid crossover front.

They’re hoping to change that however, according to AutomotiveNews.

According to one of their latest reports, Nissan’s looking to import their JDM-market Rogue Hybrid (X-Trail) onto our shores.

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Video: This Korean highway with an integrated solar panel array is the future

Solar power has been getting a lot of support because well, we love our sun just as much as it loves to send us lots and lots of energy in different forms–mainly heat and many photons of light and radiation.

That said, we’ve been finding better ways to take advantage of our sun’s love by harnessing its energy to power our world. This also means increasing the demand and research of photovoltaic cells. And that means they’re more affordable. So guess what, they’re showing up more often.

You’ll find them on lamp posts, rooftops, and…highways?

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