Rumors: BMW to Add 7 Series Diesel in 2013

BMW is expected to be adding a diesel version of the flagship 7 Series sedan as early at the 2013 model year.?? It will likely wear a 735d or 740d badge.? According to a report by Car and Driver magazine, the engine will probably be a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder rated at somewhere between 265 and…

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Toyota Adds a Pair of Prii

?Prius dealers are now receiving two additions to their Prius menu, a new wagon-like-like Prius v and a Prius Plug-in. ?Prius v The Prius v is designed to meet the needs of growing families with active lifestyles while providing the same attributes traditionally found in the Prius DNA including Toyota?s Hybrid Synergy Drive.? With 58…

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Test Drive: Chevrolet Volt

When the Chevrolet Volt was delivered to our house for our week of road testing, it was plugged into the 120-volt outlet in our garage where it waited until we had time to go for a drive.? We have no idea how long it took to ?fill it up?, but when we went for a…

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The High Performance/High Fuel Economy AMG V-8

Owners of the new Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG will be getting the best of both worlds with the new 5.5-liter V-8 engine.? Boasting an increase of 60-hp for the SLK55 from the previous version, up to 415-hp, the engine also is consuming about 30 percent less fuel. The new AMG Cylinder Management system and direct fuel…

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Books: ?My First Car?

Ever wonder what Jay Leno?s first car was?? Or how about Bob Lutz or Sir Stirling Moss or Danica Patrick? Matt Stone, the Editor of Motor Trend Classic magazine and Senior Editor of Motor Trend?magazine has done his homework and put it into a fascinating book called My First Car. Filled with racers, film stars,…

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GMC Granite Gets Green Light

Initially unveiled at the 2010 North American Auto Show in Detroit, the Granite is a new twist on the normal direction of GMC vehicles and now GM has given the project the “go ahead.” The subcompact crossover, which looks like it could be a highly modified Scion xB, will compete with vehicles like the Scion…

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Audi TT RS is Coming to America

The King of the Hill for Audi performance enthusiasts is any model wearing the RS badge, which taken from German stands for RennSport, which translates to ?racing sport?.? The company has been stingy about bringing the RS models to the U.S. with only an occasional sample arriving at dealerships. We now know, for sure, that…

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