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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton buys LaFerrari

Autoblog - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:02

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How did Lewis Hamilton celebrate the successful start to the defense of his Formula One world title? By ordering a million-dollar LaFerrari from his rivals in Maranello.

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Audi A6 earns IIHS top safety rating [Video]

Leftlane - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:52
Audi revised the A6 front structure to ace the small-overlap test, but only cars built after January carry the modified design.






GM to build next-gen Chevy Cruze in Mexico

Autoblog - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:27

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GM's plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, is not one of the many sites that currently produces the Chevy Cruze, but it will be one of the few tasked with building the next-generation model.

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Bodie Stroud seriously updates the 1956 Ford F-100 into the BSI X-100

Autoblog - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:01

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Bodie Stroud showers some resto-mod love on the 1956 Ford F-100 pickup, turning it into the BSI X-100. Except for the vintage body, almost everything else is custom-built or custom-fitted, from the steel chassis and independent front suspension to the tubbed bed and Ford F-150 King Ranch gauges. It's not cheap, though...

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Bugatti highlights assembly of final Veyron [Video]

Leftlane - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:59
The video shows small teams of workers hand-building the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale, the last Veyron from a 450-unit production run.






Tesla Model X spied up close in California

Autoblog - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:30

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Tesla Model X development continues to move forward ahead of the first deliveries expected in the third quarter of 2015. This example was spied driving in California wearing only a little camouflage.

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Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller throws hat back in ring for VW CEO job

Autoblog - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:59

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Before Porsche CEO Matthias Müller was promoted to the Volkswagen Group supervisory board, he made remarks on his potential as a successor to Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. His comments were taken to mean he wasn't interested in the job, but he now says his words were misunderstood.

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Mercedes leads all automakers in U.S. labor costs; VW at bottom

Leftlane - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:49
Mercedes has the highest compensation rates among U.S. auto manufacturers.






GM to build next-generation Chevy Cruze in Mexico

Leftlane - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:48
The company will spend $350 million expanding its manufacturing operations in Mexico to build the next Cruze.






BMW X7 rumored to get BMW's best interior, 130,000-euro price

Autoblog - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:32

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Spanish outlet Motor.es dishes on the BMW X7, predicting the big SAV will get the nicest interior to ever grace a BMW, and a starting price of 130,000 euros in Europe.

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Toyota plotting WRC-inspired Yaris hot hatch

Autoblog - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:59

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Toyota is taking its Yaris to the World Rally Championship, but in order to do so, it'll need to build a limited number of road-going hot hatches to satisfy FIA homologation regulations.

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Land Rover teases NY-bound ultra-luxurious Range Rover

Leftlane - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:28
The most luxurious Range Rover to date will cost about $200,000.






NY preview: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST

Leftlane - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 06:18
The mid-level HST packs a supercharged 380-horsepower V6 engine.






Land Rover announces limited-edition, 380-hp Range Rover Sport HST

Autoblog - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 01:01

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Land Rover is bumping the output of its Range Rover Sport with a new 380-hp supercharged V6 HST model, which allows the SUV to overpower its V8 predecessor.

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What you missed on 3.23.15

Autoblog - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:31
We look inside the Ford GT, drive the 2015 Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe and consider whether Texas should be forced to allow drivers to put Confederate flags on their license plates.

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What you missed on 3.23.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Jay Leno rides high in Fab Fours Legend

Autoblog - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:58

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What would the devil drive if he had to go off-roading? Probably something along the lines of the Fab Fours Legend, a highly customized Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that has rolled in on its 50-inch tires to Jay Leno's Garage for this latest video installment.

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ChemChina to buy Pirelli for $7.7 billion

Autoblog - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:32

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China National Tire & Rubber Company, a division of China National Chemical Corporation, is working to buy Italian tire maker Pirelli for $7.7 billion. Shareholders have accepted the offer, but it remains to be seen if the tender offer price of 15 euros per share will be enough.

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Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #423 LIVE!

Autoblog - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:15

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We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #423 live tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern. Have a look at our rundown of topics, and sound off with your questions and comments via the Q&A module.

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Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #423 LIVE! originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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NHTSA opens investigation into Nissan's handling of airbag recall

Autoblog - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into a Nissan recall to fix a faulty airbag sensor. The recall covered more than one million vehicles, but the agency continues to receive complaints from drivers who have had their cars repaired.

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NHTSA opens investigation into Nissan's handling of airbag recall originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Vin Diesel names daughter Pauline in memory of Paul Walker

Autoblog - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 22:29

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Vin Diesel and Paloma Jimenez have welcomed their third child together into the world, and the longtime couple decided to name the baby girl Pauline in memory of Diesel's friend and Fast and Furious costar, Paul Walker.

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