Monthly Archives: February 2017

Kneel before your Mercedes-Benz off-road wagon God

For some, it may be considered blasphemy to do this to a Mercedes-Benz 300TE. That would be weird, though, because there isn't much special about the W124 wagon. It's a great machine, but it doesn't exactly tug at our heartstrings. The Unimog, however, does just that. So when you pair the 300TE...

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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class spy shots and video

A new generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class compact hatch is brewing and we have new, more revealing spy shots as well as video. We've already been treated with a preview of the design in the form of the Aesthetics A design study (shown below). Specifically, the study previewed a new...

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Intel to buy Mobileye in $15.3B deal

Intel on Monday agreed to pay $15.3 billion to Mobileye, a leading supplier of driver assistance and self-driving technology. Mobileye's claim to fame is its EyeQ technology which uses proprietary image recognition software to help self-driving cars see the world, and the company is already a...

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Following Opel sale, more downsizing in store for GM

General Motors this month finally sold its struggling European unit Opel (along with Vauxhall, Opel's brand for the United Kingdom) to France's PSA Group after racking up two decades of losses totaling close to $20 billion. However, it's unlikely the automaker has finished its...

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Report: Hugh Jackman to star as Enzo Ferrari in new biopic

Hugh Jackman will have to brush up on his Italian if a report from Hollywood rag Deadline proves accurate. The Australian actor is reported to be portraying Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic on the Ferrari founder to be directed by Michael Mann and co-star Noomi Rapace. Christian Bale was previously...

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Audi to follow e-tron SUV with compact electric car

The Volkswagen Group is committed to launching as many as 30 electric cars by the end of 2025, many of which will come from Audi. Last summer, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler revealed that the brand's first three electric cars will be launched by 2020. The first is to be an electric SUV sized between...

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Nio previews US-bound electric car due in 2020

Chinese electric car startup NextEV launched its Nio brand in the United States on Friday with the unveiling of the Eve concept car at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Nio only burst on the scene last fall when it unveiled the EP9, a 1,036-horsepower electric supercar that's being built in very limited...

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Lamborghini open to electric supercar, says CEO

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali is open to launching an electric supercar but says the technology isn't ready for the Italian marque just yet. Speaking with Reuters at last week's 2017 Geneva auto show, Domenicali said not to expect an electric supercar from Lamborghini before 2025...

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