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2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

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From The Car Connection:

BMW Recalls More Than 156,000 Six-Cylinder Cars

BMW is recalling some vehicles manufactured from 2010-2012. More than 156,000 vehicles equipped with in-line six-cylinder engines have aluminum bolts on their cam-timing system's housing that could break.

Tesla On Track To Win In Pennsylvania, But It Signals A Long Road Ahead

We've spent a lot of time documenting Tesla's attempts to overturn state franchise laws. Now, the company seems poised for another win -- this time, in Pennsylvania. But if it comes, victory could be bittersweet, pointing to a long series of obstacles littering the road ahead.

Do You Still Have To "Break In" A New Car?

Breaking in a new car isn't the same as it was just a few short years ago.… As recently as a decade ago, manufacturers recommended new drivers follow certain driving patterns to "break in" a new car. The old lessons don't quite hold true today, though.

Ferrari SP America (Image via The Supercar Kids)

Ferrari SP America (Image via The Supercar Kids)

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From Motor Authority:

Ferrari 250 GTO Is Inspiration For One-Off SP America

Last week Ferrari introduced a new one-off supercar developed on behalf of a client by the Special Projects division, the F12 TRS, whose lines were inspired by the 1957 250 Testa Rossa and whose owner is believed to be a British resident. Now we have details on a second one-off Ferrari developed by the Special Projects division, this time on behalf of a client in the U.S.

Mercedes And Infiniti To Build Next-Gen Compact Cars In Mexico: Video

Daimler and its alliance partner Renault Nissan have confirmed plans to build next-generation compact cars for their respective Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti brands in Aguascalientes, Mexico, the site of a Nissan plant since 1992. Approximately 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion) will be invested in the site, split 50:50 between the two automakers, and annual capacity will be 300,000 units once fully ramped up.

New Audi RS 6 Avant Plus Details Leaked

Audi hasn’t launched a more extreme ‘Plus’ version of its RS 6 since 2004 but a new one is planned, based on the latest RS 6 Avant wagon sold overseas. Rumors of the car first emerged a year ago but now we have the first official details, courtesy of a leak made by an Audi dealer in the U.K.

2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

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From Green Car Reports:

2015 Toyota Prius Launch Pushed Back Six Months: Report

Toyota's next-generation Prius is one of the most eagerly-awaited green cars of the moment, but potential buyers may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the car.

Mercedes Diesel Fuel Economy: European Model Beats 60 MPG

Range is often discussed when the subject of electric cars comes up, but it's also relevant in the world of internal combustion. Driving the most economical car in the world would still be a pain if the tank only allowed for fifty miles between trips to the gas station.

Nissan Leaf New Battery Cost: $5,500 For Replacement With Heat-Resistant Chemistry

Three and a half years after the first Nissan Leaf went on sale, Nissan has announced the cost of a replacement lithium-ion battery pack for its electric car. It's a surprisingly low $5,499 (after a $1,000 credit for turning in the old pack, which is required), plus installation fees and tax. The installation is estimated at roughly 3 hours of labor.

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