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March 11, 2016

From The Car Connection:

FCA has a new plan to save Fiat. Can it work?

It seems like just yesterday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles--then known as Chrysler--was preparing for the return of Fiat and its pint-sized 500 model to the U.S. The company had big, big hopes for its well-known European brand, but things haven't played out exactly as FCA expected.

2016 BMW 7-Series review

The BMW 7-Series makes a tremendous technological leap with every generation. And rather than keeping its transcendence to what’s under the hood or to technology on the dash, the sixth-generation 2016 BMW 7-Series learns a bit from BMW’s carbon-fiber "i" cars inside and underneath.

2017 Cadillac XT5 review

It’s now been more than 15 years since Cadillac reinvented itself with Led Zeppelin-infused ads and an edgy Art & Science design theme that really showed up the lozenge-shaped exteriors of the time.

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43

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From Motor Authority:

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 revealed ahead of New York Auto Show

Slotting in above the E300 in the all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class range is the new, performance-oriented E43 from Mercedes-AMG.

Prepare to drool as Pennzoil is back with another high-speed driving video

Last time we saw a bright yellow Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat storming through a deserted city landscape. Now there’s a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 488 GTB doing the same.

First full-scale Hyperloop could be built in Europe

Since Tesla CEO Elon Musk first proposed the "Hyperloop" concept in 2013, multiple companies have arisen to try to make this futuristic transportation system a reality.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6

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From Green Car Reports:

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6: fuel economy review of luxury diesel SUV

Buyer expectations of a silent, refined driving experience traditionally kept diesel engines out of the upper echelons of the automotive market, but times have definitely changed. Witness the major expansion by Jaguar Land Rover to offer American buyers a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 in a large number of car and SUV models.

Faraday puts up $75 million bond to reassure Nevada on factory

Following its successful bid for the Tesla lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory," Nevada landed a second electric-manufacturing project as well. it's the proposed Faraday Future factory in North Las Vegas. But Nevada lawmakers have since expressed concern over Faraday's ability to meet the financial requirements of a deal meant to enable the manufacturing of electric cars in the suburb of Sin City.

EPA could hurt U.S. jobs with diesel scandal fines, VW labor chief warns

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal was newly roiled by this week's news that the company's U.S. CEO Michael Horn was leaving the company, effective immediately. But owners and regulators can't move forward until the other shoe drops: the EPA and California's regulators must approve a plan by VW to update or buy back the affected vehicles.

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