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Report: Next BMW X1 will get 300 horsepower, and a 3 banger

BMW’s X1 rolls through the showroom more quickly than one may expect. With more sales than the 1 and 6 series and Z4 combined, the outsider may think that this compact ute is a glorified Mini Countryman riding around with BMW’s well-known N20 turbo four or their stonking N55 3 liter 300 horsepower turbo six. […]

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Volkswagen confirms Jetta facelift for 2015, due at New York

Amid a press release sharing Volkswagen’s recent successes and near-future plans for internal strategy, Volkswagen also confirmed to be bringing a facelifted Jetta to the 2014 New York International Auto Show. It would be sold as a 2015 model year car. No specifics were shared, but Volkswagen described to updated Jetta to offer a “refreshed […]

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BMW confirms the production of the i8 begins next month, plus full specifications

BMW released all of the specifications surrounding the highly-anticipated BMW i8, which is slated to begin production in April of this year, with deliveries expected to begin in June. It’s powered by a 1.5L TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is good for a total output of […]

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Report: BMW – Toyota developed sportscar will use F1 hybrid tech

Likely to serve as a successor to the last Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, the new sports car will feature technology that is bespoke to its class. Both BMW and Toyota have daylighted their performance boosting hybrid technologies in the BMW 2005 X3 Efficient Dynamics Concept and the Toyota Yaris Hybrid R, respectively, but new […]

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Report: Volkswagen’s T-Roc Concept might hit production

Volkswagen may actually proceed with producing the recent T-Roc Concept from the Geneva Auto Show, according to a report from AutomotiveNews. Volkswagen’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn, recently said that outlook for a production T-Roc is optimistic. Should it be produced, it will be based on the same platform as the Golf and will essentially be a Golf […]

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BMW will peddle their wares at Goodwood, possibly let slip a new model

Over in the UK, plans are already afoot for the late June Goodwood festival of speed. Quite a few manufacturers will be flinging their cars around the storied racetrack, and BMW will be one of the few with an electric car that has ‘fricken laser beams for headlights. Though the first i8s will show up […]

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Report: 2016 Chevrolet Volt due next year with new evolutionary styling

Edmunds reports that a new Chevrolet Volt is due next year as a 2016 model, sporting some evolutionary styling changes. Rather than reinventing the wheel, Chevrolet wants to maintain the recognition of the Volt with source saying that it will be “different, but not drastically different.” The new Volt will ride on a new front-wheel […]

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The 2015 Hyundai Sonata gets revealed globally, heads to New York next month

Hyundai officially revealed the completely redesigned  and all-new 2015 Sonata today, featuring some new sheetmetal and updates to move one of the top-selling midsized sedans upmarket. To help achieve these goals, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata increases slightly in size. Overall length increases by 1.3 inches and 1.2 inches in width. The new 2015 Hyundai Sonata […]

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Video: Honda releases a video showcasing its Concept-GT NSX-based racer

Honda is on the wire to tease again about some of the NSX’s related projects, including this latest Concept-GT NSX-based race car. It is built to compete in the Japanese Super GT series, which is similar to Germany’s DTM championship, and Britain’s BTCC. In that league, it will compete with other domestic competition such as […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz to eventually offer an S-Class EV

Top Gear reportedly learned that Mercedes-Benz will eventually add an S-Class EV to the portfolio at some point. After speaking with Dr. Uwe Ernstberger, the doc confirmed that ” a complete electric car will be done in the future.” However, the model was described to be quite a ways away. “We have to work on the […]

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