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Mini Completes Quarter Million Countryman Cars in Austria

Mini Completes Quarter Million Countryman Cars in Austria

It was a black and red John Cooper Worker model

Mini has completed its 250,000th Countryman at the Magna Steyr factory in Graz, Austria. The sales milestone came after two-and-a-half years of building the crossovers there. The quarter-millionth car was a black and red John Cooper Works...
15.03.2013 | 668 views | 0 comments
DeltaWing Displayed as Coupe at Sebring; Will Race This Year

DeltaWing Displayed as Coupe at Sebring; Will Race This Year

Could be on track as soon as May

DeltaWing Race Cars, the company that is now running the DeltaWing racing program, has just announced, and released the first image of, the rumored DeltaWing coupe. The car is on display at the 12 Hours of Sebring this weekend, and the team says t...
14.03.2013 | 1001 views | 0 comments
Mid-Size SUVs Have Double-Digit Growth in Down European Car Market

Mid-Size SUVs Have Double-Digit Growth in Down European Car Market

SUVs beat a European car market that fell 8% last year

The European auto industry reported an 8% decrease in sales last year, but that was not spread equally among all automotive segments. While most segments saw declines, some in the double digits, mid-size SUVs bucked the trend and had significant g...
14.03.2013 | 3245 views | 0 comments
BMW 2012 Fiscal Results Bring Ruling Family €700m

BMW 2012 Fiscal Results Bring Ruling Family €700m

Company reports best year in corporate history

BMW reported its best fiscal year ever in its March investor's report. Total revenue was up 11.7% to €76.8 billion, earnings before interest and taxes were up 3.5% to €8.3 billion and group profit was up 4.4% to €5.1 billion. To...
14.03.2013 | 5447 views | 0 comments
Germany May Face EU Fine for Protecting VW

Germany May Face EU Fine for Protecting VW

Government has refused to change a rule that allows it to block takeovers

Germany may be facing a fine in the millions of euros related to its refusal to change a rule that has guarded Volkswagen from outside takeovers since 1960. VW is perhaps the least likely automaker to face a takeover today, but the EU court may st...
14.03.2013 | 5715 views | 0 comments
Renault Drops Plans for Luxury Sedan Based on E-Class

Renault Drops Plans for Luxury Sedan Based on E-Class

Will no longer borrow Mercedes platform because of production cost

Renault has cancelled plans to create its own luxury sedan based on the Mercedes E-Class. However, it is still planning to launch the Initiale Paris brand for upscale Renault vehicles. The change in plans comes from Mercedes not being able to ...
14.03.2013 | 1817 views | 0 comments
Psychedelic Mercedes on Display at New York Auto Show

Psychedelic Mercedes on Display at New York Auto Show

Designed by digital media artist Laurence Gartel

Digital artist Laurence Gartel will have his 1982 Mercedes 380 SL on display at the New York Auto Show with its psychedelic paint job. Gartel will drive the car from South Beach in Miami, Florida, to New York to display at the show from March 27 t...
14.03.2013 | 16496 views | 0 comments
Plans for New Mazda RX-7 Not Yet Cancelled

Plans for New Mazda RX-7 Not Yet Cancelled

The car is not confirmed for production but plans still exist

Mazda has not cancelled plans to build a new RX-7 yet, but the car has also not yet been confirmed for production.  According to Mazda, the car would be a two-seat coupe positioned to compete against the Nissan Z. It would continue with t...
14.03.2013 | 600 views | 0 comments
Henrik Fisker Resigns from Fisker Automotive

Henrik Fisker Resigns from Fisker Automotive

He cited 'major disagreements with 'executive management'

Henrik Fisker, automotive designer and founder of Fisker Automotive, has resigned from the company that bears his name citing "major disagreements" with the company's executive management. Fisker sent his letter of resignation di...
14.03.2013 | 482 views | 0 comments
Volvo Cuts CO2 and Adds All-Wheel Drive to V40

Volvo Cuts CO2 and Adds All-Wheel Drive to V40

Also adds new, smaller petrol engine

Volvo's new V40 is only a year old, and Volvo is already giving the car some updates. It has cleaned up two engines, added a smaller engine and added all-wheel drive as an option.  Starting in May, buyers will be able to order either ...
14.03.2013 | 503 views | 0 comments

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