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2016 – BMW i8 Performance Test Mule Spy Shots by Motor1

Spy Shots: What is this odd BMW i8 test mule with the weird vents on the back window?

Critics and fans have been contemplating the possibilities of any potential future variants of the BMW i8 since the car was first introduced. Some believed and still believe a droptop i8 is going to happen, while a more powerful version was said to be in the works. Keep in mind though, BMW turned down any […]

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Volkswagen could reach a settlement for Dieselgate by July

As we go about our daily lives, the United States Federal Court is arbitrating over how Volkswagen will compensate owners affected by Dieselgate in America. Now, a new statement from Volkswagen, along with a supporting report by Reuters, says Volkswagen could come to an agreement and settlement with the U.S. Federal Court over how the company […]

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2016 – First Production 2017 Acura NSX

Video: Holy crap, they actually made one, first 2017 Acura NSX rolls off assembly line

Believe it or not, Acura officially produced their first NSX. No really, they did it. It’s not a “near-production” model or a prototype, or a test mule. It is, the actual, #001, 2017 Acura NSX, and it rolled off the assembly line a few days ago in Marysville, Ohio. Despite feeling like old news, the […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz wants to expand its electric portfolio by two sedans and two SUVs by 2020

Fans of Mercedes-Benz and electric cars are probably wondering what Stuttgart has in store to compete with the likes of BMW’s i and Tesla Motors, as the luxury EV wars continue to heat up and gain momentum. Mercedes did say that they could create a sub-brand similarly to BMW’s i program, but they decided not […]

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Recalls: Toyota and Lexus expand recall for cars affected by faulty Takata airbags

The Takata Recall saga continues as Toyota and Lexus both officially announced to be expanding their recall of cars affected by the original Takata airbag inflator issue, leading to one of the auto industry’s biggest recalls in history. It’s the sort of mass hysteria you’d expect when one company basically monopolizes a very specific market […]

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Toyota marks selling a total of 9 million hybrids worldwide since the beginning

Toyota is by far one of the first names associated with hybrid gas-electric vehicles, and it all started when they were the first to make the concept widely accessible to the public with the Toyota Prius in 1997. Since then, the car has been an absolute smash hit in terms of sales and just as […]

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Report: Next-gen Tesla Roadster will be “faster and bigger,” should arrive by 2019

Tesla Motors is in the middle of expanding their lineup, for instance, we’ve had the introduction of the new Model X crossover and the Model 3 sedan. But Tesla’s not stopping their as they’re also working on reviving the Roadster for the second generation. We know that’s coming and now, Electrek says the new Roadster will […]

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Report: Volkswagen goes completely back to the drawing board to rebuild brand’s image

Volkswagen’s had it rough lately, though no sympathy can really be had because of the level of deception being accounted for involving the company’s latest scandal called Dieselgate. It’s affected them so profoundly that Volkswagen AG is being forced to retreat back to the drawing board to completely revamp their future product offensive, all in […]

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Report: Chevrolet’s hotly rumored mid-engined Corvette could come to fruition by 2018

Rumors of a mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette have been around ever since the Corvette was invented. Chevrolet themselves even tried pitching a few mid-engined Corvette concepts to test the waters, however, they never exactly materialized into a production car. So when new rumors began to surface, suggesting Chevy’s desire to revisit the topic, most seasoned car […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz could create sub-brand to rival BMW i

Mercedes-Benz isn’t exactly taking the existence of BMW’s i line of vehicles very lightly, especially since it’s been gaining some traction. That said, word from AutoCar is that Stuttgart’s finest is considering a sub-brand to compete directly with BMW’s i3 and i8. So yes, this means Mercedes-Benz might come up with their own eco-friendly, sustainable division […]

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