November 21, 2017

Lincoln, Mercedes, Toyota large cars receive top IIHS safety ratings

The Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E class and Toyota Avalon earned top honors among six large cars tested for crashworthiness by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The three cars qualified for IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+, the group’s highest award, by scoring “good” ratings in five crash tests. To qualify for the top rating, the cars must also […]

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UK production falls 10% in May ahead of new models

LONDON — UK car production fell 9.7 percent in May as some major manufacturers reached the end of older product lines and prepared to begin building newer models. Output stood at 136,119 last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said in a statement on Thursday. Exports accounted for around 80 percent of demand […]

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BMW Motorrad Days returns next month

The BMW Motorrad Days is a chance for enthusiasts of the German marque. The annual event sees thousands of BMW riders from all over the world descend on the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Now in its seventeenth year, this year’s Motorrad Days event will be held over a three-day period from the 7-9 July and […]

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‘Numbers guy’ Lohscheller must return Opel to profitability under PSA

MUNICH — Opel’s new CEO, Michael Lohscheller, faces the tough challenge of bringing sustainable profitability to the automaker after its sale to PSA Group by General Motors is completed. PSA CEO Carlos Tavares wants Opel and its UK sister brand Vauxhall to show a profit in 2020 at the latest, with operating margin goals of […]

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Why Honda put a lid on Civic Si’s power

CANTIL, Calif. — When the latest flavors of Honda’s prolific Civic nameplate — this time it’s the Si coupe and sedan — went on sale last month, two numbers stood out: 205 and 24,775. The first number is the 2017 Civic Si’s horsepower rating. Fans of the previous version will recognize that as the exact […]

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One-Off Rolls Royce Sweptail is the World’s Most Expensive New Car

Any Rolls-Royce is a rare and exclusive automobile, but some customers want an entirely individual creation and they’re willing to pay big bucks to get it.  The Sweptail, which made its debut at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza in Lake Como, Italy, is inspired by coach built Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s. The owner requested […]

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2019 BMW X4 Spied Testing Again

The BMW X4 has once again been spied testing, giving us a clear look at the upcoming coupe-styled crossover.  This is our best view yet of the new body lines on the X4, which have been changed substantially, especially at the rear end. Width has been added to the rear end style, which to our eyes […]

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Next Mercedes CLA To Be Offered In Two AMG Flavors

The next-generation of Mercedes-AMG compact cars will be offered in two variants to appeal to a wider range of consumers, the automaker has confirmed. Mercedes has already taken a two-tier strategy with the AMG versions of its larger cars. The C-Class, for example, is offered in C43 AMG form with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 or […]

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