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November 22, 2013
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2014 BMW 4-Series Review

What is the BMW 4-Series? It's what used to be known as the 3-Series Coupe, except it's completely new and rather different than the latest 3-Series lineup. The 4-Series uses the same engines, and most of the same equipment, as the 3-Series sedan, but it's longer, wider, and lower, as well as having two fewer doors.

Tesla Gets Creative With Model S Safety Rating & Ruins It For Everyone

Over the summer, Tesla tried to create a new safety ratings system for its Model S sedan. But NHTSA wasn't down with Tesla's creative math -- not by a long shot.

NHTSA Attorney Calls Autonomous Cars "Premature"

Autonomous cars are on the fast track: Toyota has promised to launch early versions of self-driving vehicles by the mid-2010s, with other automakers to follow. But at least two big questions need to be answered before those cars arrive in U.S. showrooms.

Jaguar C-X17 concept Mk2, 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show

Jaguar C-X17 concept Mk2, 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show

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From Motor Authority:

Jaguar Shows Updated C-X17 Crossover At Guangzhou Auto Show

Jaguar rolled out an updated version of its C-X17 concept at the China’s Guangzhou Auto Show overnight, a version that more closely resembles a potential production version of the stylish crossover. Jaguar is yet to officially confirm the launch of a crossover based on the C-X17, however, it’s widely expected that such a vehicle is coming and early test mules of a high-riding Jaguar have already been spotted.

Saleen Announces 30th Anniversary SA-30 Models

To celebrate Steve Saleen's 30 years in the automotive tuning business, Saleen Automotive will release three special-edition models. Each model will represent one of the Big Three's Pony Cars. The lineup will consist of a Saleen 620 Camaro, Saleen 570 Challenger, and Saleen 302 Mustang.

Founder Of Noble Supercars Helps Test Arrinera Hussarya: Video

A new supercar is brewing in Poland and it’s called the Hussarya. The car will be the first product from ambitious startup Arrinera Automotive, but the company isn’t going it alone in developing the Hussarya as it has managed to employ the talents of notable engineer Lee Noble, the founder of British supercar brand Noble.

2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S

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From Green Car Reports:

Bad Day For Tesla: Sales VP Blankenship Out, NHTSA Threat

There must be days where Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk feels his multiple burdens more acutely than others. Today may be one, because yesterday was not a good day for Tesla.

2014 Cadillac ELR: Faster On Gasoline Than On Electricity

The Cadillac ELR sounds like the perfect car for green-minded buyers after a little more luxury. Underneath is the Chevrolet Volt, a car rated highly by its owners and saving the U.S. millions of gallons of gasoline. On top, a stylish Cadillac silhouette and a typically stunning cabin.

Honda FCEV Concept Previews Next-Gen Production Fuel Cell Car: Live Photos

Honda presented a new concept car at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show that was powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Called the FCEV, the new concept is said to preview the potential styling of a successor to the FCX Clarity that is scheduled for launch in 2015, the same year close rival Toyota plans to launch its own fuel cell vehicle.

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