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Chevrolet's 2016 Cruze sells what young people value most: Lots of mpg, free GBs

NASHVILLE, TN—For the last several years, GM's Chevrolet has remade itself deftly, rising from the ashes of bankruptcy to deliver cars that perform well, stretch for fuel economy, and judiciously incorporate new tech. The first Chevy Cruze was one of …

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BMW Warns of Tough Trading Conditions, Shares Fall

BMW reported a 8.2% rise in net profit in the first three months of the year despite a slight drop in revenue and a decline in operating profit at its core automotive division, though the auto maker stuck to its forecast for improved sales and earnings …

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How Audi will move forward from scandal

The 49-year-old engineer spoke with Automotive News Europe Correspondent Christiaan Hetzner and Automotive News Staff Reporter Ryan Beene on the sidelines of the auto show here in March about changes Audi has made in the aftermath of VW …

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BMW passenger critically hurt in Rock Creek rollover

Nicole Nelson was critically injured in this BMW rollover in Rock Creek. Cary Lovelady was driving, officials said, May 1, 2016 (Washington County Sheriff's Office). ROCK CREEK, Ore. (KOIN) — A Hillsboro woman was pinned under a BMW and critically …

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BMW's i3 electric car is getting a bigger battery, 114-mile range

BMW's i3 electric car will have a little more juice for 2017, gaining a bigger battery to boost its electric range from 80 to 114 miles. It's all thanks to a 50 percent increase in battery capacity. Thanks to denser lithium ion batteries, the i3 goes …

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We Test Drove Audi's Ridiculously Fast New Sports Car

When Audi applies its engineering prowess to a production vehicle, the result is impressive, high-tech performance. When Audi applies its engineering prowess to a race car, the result is usually a trophy. Combine the two, as the company did in the new …

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It's G-Power's 600bhp BMW M4 Convertible

Things the BMW M4 needs more of: traction. Things the BMW emphatically does not need more of: power. Why do you think the racily named Competition Package is more about reining in the handling than upping the pace? Still, a manufacturer's power …

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2017 Audi A4: The Right Way to Do Affordable Luxury

Recently we had a chance to spend some time in the all-new Audi A4, Audi's volume leader and the car that turned the brand into the juggernaut it is today. Which, if you follow any car news, had its 63rd consecutive sales record in a row, with sales …

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Joe Biden lost $10 betting a Cadillac was quicker than a Tesla

Specifically, Biden bet a New York Times correspondent, Gardiner Harris, which was faster: a Cadillac or a Tesla. He relayed his loss to Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, at their meeting, according to a White House press pool …

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The Chrysler 200, Symbol of a Comeback, Slowly Fades Away

DETROIT — IT was the car that symbolized Chrysler's comeback from bankruptcy, and the star of its iconic Super Bowl ad five years ago that played up vehicles “imported from Detroit.” And when Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive of Fiat Chrysler …

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Buick Cascada: Getting Lost in a Time Warp

But before I go, I cannot let pass GM's subtle ageism with regard to the Buick Cascada. Hey, you, up in the RenCen in Detroit: I see you. This car is destined for seniors in the Sunbelt, particularly Florida. One thing we know about senior car-buyers …

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Cadillac Is Planning A Hatchback Based On The Chevy Cruze: Report [UPDATE: No]

UPDATE: A GM spokesperson reached out to strongly deny that the company was planning on anything like a Cruze-derived hatchback for Cadillac. Usually companies are pretty coy about this sort of thing, so consider this one dead until further notice.

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Going 140 mph in the rain in a BMW race car

I was signed up for a ride-along in a luxury race car (BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc.) and a motorcycle two-up ride (which means I'd be on the back of a bike holding on for dear life). I have only gotten a few speeding tickets in my life, and I have …

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Fiat Chrysler's Profit Jumps on Strong North American Performance

3 new-car seller in the U.S.. Fiat Chrysler posted a 7.2% margin in North America that was behind the 8.7% booked by GM during the same period and topped the 6.7% reported by Ford in the year-ago first quarter. Ford hasn't yet released results for this …

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Can Audi's Rise Continue With New A4?

The German triumvirate, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, fight tooth and nail for advantage between their A4, 3 Series and C Class sedans respectively. Not to mention all the wannabe contenders from Cadillac, Lexus, Infiniti, Acura and others desperate to …

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The 2016 BMW M2 Is a Brilliant Return to Form

For a long time, BMW and their cars stood proudly behind the famous slogan, “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” BMW was known to be the discriminating driver's choice in the luxury car segment, and the brand from Bavaria was a company that produced …

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This Audi has a beautiful electric longboard hidden in its bumper

But with this concept, the vehicle itself doesn't really matter. What's interesting is what's inside of it: a beautiful electric longboard that automatically charges when it's stowed inside the rear bumper. The idea is that the car's navigation system …

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Audi just unleashed an insane TT sports car – that America can't have

For much of its 18-year existence, the Audi TT has been unfairly derided by many in the automotive world as more of a fashion accessory than sports car. On Monday, Audi unleashed a new, beastly TT RS that should remove any doubt that it is a legitimate …

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2017 Audi TT RS: Five Cylinders Of Fury And 400 Horsepower

Looks like those crazy jokers at Audi have a nice surprise for us this evening: the all-new 2017 Audi TT RS, which comes in coupe and roadster form with a thundering five-cylinder engine packing 400 horsepower. Thanks, Audi! Audi unveiled the car ahead …

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Corporate tributes to Prince: Why did Chevy soar, but Cheerios stumble?

A strange phenomenon has emerged over the last couple decades, with corporations increasingly feeling the need to weigh in during moments of nationwide news. Although it was flirted with in the past, the movement can probably be traced to the …

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2017 Audi A4 Has More Going on Than Meets the Eye

We wouldn't strip you of your car-aficionado credentials if you failed to spot the 2017 Audi A4 for what it is: A thoroughly redesigned car. Although the ninth-generation A4 may look eerily familiar to the last version, it actually rides on a new …

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How Audi and Porsche Will Try to Take On Tesla Motors

The concept Audi featured a new fast-charging system that — it was claimed — could recharge the SUV to its full 500-kilometer range in just 50 minutes. If that technology makes it to production, it could give the new Audi an edge over the Model X, at …

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Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.1 million cars because of weird electronic shift …

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.1 million cars because owners were having difficulties with the unusual electronic shift lever. With many drivers used to physically shifting a lever into position, the electronic lever used in some older Dodge …

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'Little Red Corvette:' Chevrolet pays tribute to Prince

As tributes continue to pour in marking the death of Prince, few were more striking than the one that came from General Motors' Chevrolet division. Chevy bought full-page ads in six newspapers that depict the iconic back end of a crimson 1963 Chevrolet …

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BMW Launched A New Car Share Service In Seattle and We Took a Drive

I recently had the opportunity to drive a shiny BMW around Seattle. Unbeknownst to the guy who drove up next to me and gave a confused look when he saw a beanie-wearing, 25-year-old woman behind the wheel of a BMW, I do not own this car. Rather …

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BMW Creates the Dumbest Car Name Ever

BMW has recently been mocked for its dedication to a cumbersome, silly, and at times misleading naming scheme. Take its small SUV, the BMW X4 sDrive28i M Sport, thirteen syllables of mini sport-crossover mouth fart. Perhaps in response to this …

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BMW unveils a super-fancy 7 Series with the worst name ever

In that case, BMW has come up with the most witless name for a car ever. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, BMW unveiled a prestige 7 Series. Its name? "BMW Individual M760i xDrive Model V12 Excellence THE NEXT 100 YEARS." No, I'm not making this …

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BMW Loses Core Development Team of Its i3 and i8 Electric Vehicle Line

BERLIN—BMW AG has lost the core development team of its i3 and i8 electric vehicle line to Future Mobility Corp, a Chinese startup backed by Tencent Holdings, as the German premium brand struggles to come up with a convincing answer to competitor …

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Audi SQ7 stars in Captain America: Civil War

When Captain America: Civil War hits theaters next month joining the Captain and all his friends and foes in the latest Marvel action movie will be the Audi R8 V10 Plus, A4, A7, and the new SQ7, launched last month in Europe with a trick new electric …

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Honda Frantically Trying to Catch Chevrolet Before Indy 500

They had little to celebrate Monday, though, not after Honda was smoked by rival manufacturer Chevrolet for the third time this season. Chevrolet claimed its third win in three IndyCar races this season with yet another dominating performance on Sunday.

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Payne: First drive of 2nd-generation Chevy Cruze

With sculpted lines and wrap-around eyewear handed down from its cool red-carpet siblings, the all-new, 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is no longer the vanilla cone of the compact segment. That means more buyers will actually get inside the Cruze — and that's …

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Is Audi Really Working On An R6 Boxster-Derived Sports Car?

No automaker is the king of vaporware sports cars like the Volkswagen Group. Rumored concepts like a sub-Boxster Porsche, a Volkswagen Bluesport Roadster or an exotic to slot below the Audi R8 never seem to come to fruition. But a German magazine …

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A Too-Thin Skid Block Strips Audi Of 6 Hours Of Silverstone Win

A single out-of-compliance part has excluded the overall winner from the World Endurance Championship's 6 Hours of Silverstone results, reports Sportscar365. The No. 7 Audi R18 had worn its front skid block down to less than the required 20mm minimum …

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