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Report: Audi Q7 e-tron due for launch within next year

CarAdvice reports that Audi is almost ready to reveal a Q7 e-tron, after speaking with Audi’s technology and communications manager, Oliver Strohbach. The new model is expected to launch either later this year or early next year, riding on Audi’s latest MLB Evo architecture, the same chassis expected to provide a backbone for the next-gen […]

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Report: BMW working on i9 to celebrate company’s centenary

BMW has been known to be working on something special for the 2016 model year, which represents the automaker’s first 100-years in existence. Rumors were posted in the past about a successor to the legendary M1 supercar from the 1970s, the only mid-engined car ever built by Munich’s finest (Rumor One, Two, Three, and Four). All […]

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Report: Cadillac dealers offering insane incentives for ELR

The Cadillac ELR has been suffering from slow sales and as a result, dealerships are reportedly offering some crazy incentives to shift the ELR models off of lots and to keep them from gathering dust. The Cadillac ELR might be an appealing car to look at, but it’s essentially a more hyped-up version of the […]

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Volkswagen sends the Eos and Routan to the guillotine after 2014

Volkswagen released some details for its new lineup for the 2015 year, which will not include the current Eos and the Chrysler minivan badgineered Routan. Other than the obvious, like the arrival of the entire 2015 Golf lineup, including the base model, the GTI, the Golf R, the e-Golf, and the Golf SportWagen (that replaces […]

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Report: US diesel sales are up by 25 percent according to study

The Diesel Technology Forum, HybridCars.com, and Baum & Associates conducted a recent study. And in that study, they found that Americans are taking the diesel passenger car concept a little more seriously as sales are reportedly up by 25 percent since last year. With the current rate, the study predicts that the market share of total diesels […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid could return 117.6 mpg

Word in the pipeline via Motoring.com down yonder in Australia reports that Mercedes-Benz’s new C-Class plug-in hybrid could return up to 117.6 mph on the US cycle, according to recent testing figures. Click here for more news on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. After speaking with Mercedes’ head of development for the new C-Class Estate, Ralf Rossmanith said […]

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Report: Crossovers and SUVs are more popular than sedans for first time

AutomotiveNews recently stumbled upon a survey by IHS Automotive, who discovered that Americans are buying more crossovers and SUVs than sedans. According to the study, the crossover and SUV market now accounts for 36.5 percent of the US light-vehicle market while sedans trail behind at 35.4 percent. The study does only factor retail registrations through […]

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Report: Nissan to retune CVTs for better performance

CVTs are often frowned upon by enthusiasts because of their uninspiring and unengaging mannerisms that make it seem like the engine loathes doing its job by forcing it to whine under acceleration. And then, there are those who tout CVTs for boosting fuel economy (yawn). Either way, Nissan is a brand who heavily uses the […]

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Report: Volkswagen AG eyeing Fiat for acquisition

Volkswagen AG is clearly becoming an automotive monopoly and is otherwise a sure-footed way of saying the Germans have essentially taken over the world by way of the automobile. As of this post, the German People’s Car owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Skoda, and Volkswagen as well as Ducati, and several commercial vehicle […]

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Report: Audi A8 e-tron in the works with diesel-electric V6

AutoExpress of the UK recently learned that Audi is working on a new e-tron version of the current A8, after speaking with chief technical officer, Ulrich Hackenberg. According to the finding, the new e-tron-ified A8 could sport a diesel-electric hybrid setup with a V6. This is unlike the next e-tron model to hit production, the […]

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