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BMW Sets March Sales Record at Nearly 200,000 Cars

BMW Sets March Sales Record at Nearly 200,000 Cars

Rolls-Royce and Mini sales down for the year so far

BMW Group has set a record for sales in March, but for the year so far things are not quite as positive. BMW Group sold 191,169 cars in March, 3% better than last year. Sales for the first three months are up 5.3% to 448,200 cars. However, Mini an...
10.04.2013 | 416 views | 0 comments
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Gets Special Edition With Ruby Paint and Off-Road Power

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Gets Special Edition With Ruby Paint and Off-Road Power

All versions get a front limited-slip differential

For 2014, Ford is building a SVT Raptor Special Edition that combines the technical upgrades for the 2014 model year with exclusive paint and interior upgrades.  The special edition adds either Ruby Red Metallic paint or Tuxedo Black Meta...
10.04.2013 | 1307 views | 0 comments
Renault COO Is Reducing Production to Avoid Vehicle Discounts

Renault COO Is Reducing Production to Avoid Vehicle Discounts

Actually plans to increase vehicle cost

Renault's Chief Operating Officer Carlos Tavares has an audacious plan to increase profitability at Renault. He disclosed plans to reduce production and increase prices to save the company in an interview with Automotive News Europe. Last year...
09.04.2013 | 487 views | 0 comments
Land Rover Details Plans for Production DC100 Concept

Land Rover Details Plans for Production DC100 Concept

It will likely be built in India

John Edwards, Land Rover's global brand director, has confirmed that the company's product planners are considering a compact SUV. The inspiration for the new vehicle's design would most likely come from the DC100 concept from last yea...
09.04.2013 | 808 views | 0 comments
Japanese Automakers in US Ready for Stiffer Emissions Standards

Japanese Automakers in US Ready for Stiffer Emissions Standards

By 2016, Automakers in US must have 34.1mpg average

The United States is rapidly moving toward a more European model in terms of emissions standards. The Environmental Protection Agency has just awarded its first pay out of CO2 emissions credits based on automakers last three years of emissions. Au...
09.04.2013 | 416 views | 0 comments
Porsche Makes Roughly $20,000 in Profit on Each Car Sold

Porsche Makes Roughly $20,000 in Profit on Each Car Sold

General Motors Europe and Ford Lose Money on Their Cars

A study by the CAR Center at Duisburg-Essen University shows that Porsche was the most profitable automaker in the world in 2012 with an average of a €17,056 ($22,160) for each car sold before taxes or interest. "Porsche's p...
09.04.2013 | 4913 views | 0 comments
Mercedes Anticipating a Close Race in Shanghai

Mercedes Anticipating a Close Race in Shanghai

The team may repeat last year's win, but it will have to work

Mercedes does not expect to drive away at the front to repeat Nico Rosberg's victory last year, although it would be nice. The new tires make the racing too unpredictable to guarantee victory, but Mercedes claims that it is the second-best tea...
09.04.2013 | 393 views | 0 comments
Record-Breaking Veyron Rumored to Be Revealed in Shanghai

Record-Breaking Veyron Rumored to Be Revealed in Shanghai

Car would be ultimate and final edition of the Veyron

Bugatti is rumored to be revealing its speed record-breaking, final Veyron edition at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 20. Bugatti says that the new model is "the latest example of exceptional performance." Previous rumors had i...
09.04.2013 | 489 views | 0 comments
Maserati Ghibli Will Be First Ever Diesel Maserati at Shanghai Motor Show

Maserati Ghibli Will Be First Ever Diesel Maserati at Shanghai Motor Show

It will also use the 3.0 twin-turbo V6 from the Quattroporte

Maserati has finally unveiled its new Ghibli sedan that will go on sale later in the year and be unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show. Maserati hopes to use the smaller model to add sales volume to the brand, and it will be the first Maserati ever ...
09.04.2013 | 359 views | 0 comments
Tomtom Says Los Angeles is the Most Congested City in the US

Tomtom Says Los Angeles is the Most Congested City in the US

Report indexes the 59 worst major cities in the US for traffic congestion

Navigation company Tomtom has been allowing owners of its GPS units to opt into sharing their driving data since 2011 and published its first congestion index in the first quarter of 2012. It just released its survey for all of 2012 and found that...
09.04.2013 | 761 views | 0 comments
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