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Report: The aluminum Ford F150 debate begins – will it result in real-world advantages?

When Ford introduced the all-new 2015 F150 pickup truck, it didn’t look like much of a revolutionary change for the industry. Though the star in the spotlight is more than just skin deep as the 2015 Ford F150 offers an all-aluminum body, a first for the industry. That said, because it is a fairly big […]

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Report: BMW preparing a recall over Chinese part issue with VANOS

Seasoned BMW enthusiasts will read this report perceiving irony with a big facepalm–AutomotiveNews reports that BMW is apparently preparing a recall over defective Chinese parts used in the VANOS variable-valve timing systems in their engines. For those who aren’t seasoned BMW enthusiasts, older BMW’s with lots of use have been known to develop VANOS variable […]

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Report: Chrysler’s 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 actually comes from Maserati

Chrysler and Maserati have an interesting past–for those of you who might recall, the Chrysler LeBaron and the badge’ineered Chrysler-Maserati TC. Though, that was quite some time ago and ironically, after those awkward years, Chrysler and Maserati are tied up again under the umbrella of Fiat S.p.A., alongside Ferrari, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. That […]

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Report: BMW executives don’t expect high sales with new 2-Series Active Tourer, we don’t either

If this was 10 years ago, the entire world would’ve scoffed if BMW created a front-wheel driven car. This was made obvious by the fact that BMW’s most prevalent identity was the manufacturer of the “ultimate driving machine,” so much that BMW themselves even called front-wheel drive “the work of Satan.” But it’s not 10 […]

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Report: Porsche planning new V6 and V8 engines for the next generation Panamera

A new report is in from AutoCar in the UK, who learned that Porsche is currently developing all-new V6 and V8 engines for the next generation of Panamera, to be built on Volkswagen’s latest MSB modular platform. Porsche is spearheading the project, specifically designing the future engines to be capable of rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. […]

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Report: Kia looking to expand Soul lineup with a coupe

Word via CARandDRIVER is that Kia is looking to expand their Soul lineup. Specifics for a model haven’t been quite decided upon just yet, though the report indicates that Kia could be leaning towards a two-door version of the Soul crossover. A Kia Soul coupe was hinted previously with the Kia Track-ster Concept of 2012, revealed […]

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Paris tries banning half of its cars for a day, but surrenders.

Though the idea of rationing private cars is not a new one (Beijing, and much of the more urban parts of Latin America come to mind; Paris even tried it in 1997), it is a new idea for Paris, France. Yesterday, after much political infighting, the Parisians took a test drive of a less congested […]

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Report: Volkswagen’s entry-level sub-brand delayed due to cost

Volkswagen was rumored to be in the works with a new entry-level brand that could undercut its entire portfolio by offering super-affordable cars for developing countries. However, interestingly enough, Volkswagen ran into cost issues, mainly balancing cost and quality. According to AutoCar, the Wolfsburg automaker is “struggling” to keep costs down while maintaining proper levels of […]

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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

[Video] It’s a 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid over ice

Why not? Porsche popped this video on their YouTube account today and while it’s not exactly the intended use of a  $99,000 luxury sedan, it’s an acceptable one. Despite the fact that a rear wiper is an optional extra on this car, there are one or two things that it does come with that are […]

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Report: Mazda6 diesel delayed due to lackluster performance

Mazda North America’s CEO, Jim O’Sullivan, recently shared some information with Automobile Magazine, who learned that the new US-spec Mazda6 diesel was delayed recently because the brand didn’t think the engine offered enough “zoom-zoom.” The engine originally destined to see duty in the new Mazda6 was a SKYACTIV-D 2.2L turbodiesel, which in Europe, produces 148hp and […]

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