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RIP Rip-Snorting Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel

RIP Rip-Snorting Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel

TDI, we hardly knew ye. Dispensed before birth, now merely a dream of the clean, high-mileage supercar, how should we mourn the death of the Audi R8 V12 TDI diesel--which Audi now says it won't build after all? First revealed at the 2008 Detroit auto show as the Audi R8 TDI Concept, then updated as... read more

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Cash For Clunkers Boosts European Car Sales

Germany and France are reporting impressive increases in new vehicle registrations for March. Registrations for March increased a whopping 40 percent in Germany and the... read more April 2, 2009 by 


 
2009 Volkswagen CC

Driven: 2009 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion

We recently had the honor of spending a few days in Volkswagen's second attempt at the luxury sedan market, the 2009 Volkswagen CC. Last time around, the big Audi-based... read more April 1, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Gets 7-Speed MCT From SL

Mercedes will be unveiling the high-performance AMG version of its E-Class sedan, the 2010 E63 AMG, at the New York Auto Show next week. They claim its performance, handling... read more March 31, 2009 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI (Europe)

European Golf GTI Blends 6.9-second 0-60 With Average 32 mpg

While a release date has not yet been announced for the sixth-gen Volkswagen Golf GTI, we wanted to bring you the specs on the European version that VW recently released. The... read more March 31, 2009 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf

VW Rabbit Becomes Golf Again For Sixth-Gen U.S. Release

Claiming an "important step in realigning with our global heritage," VW is welcoming the Golf nameplate back for the vehicle's sixth generation U.S. debut. For its fifth... read more March 30, 2009 by  3


 
Piggly Wiggly of the 50\'s

Buy a VW Polo...At the Supermarket?

... in Germany. So now you can pick up your Cheetos, Huggies, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and a shiny new Volkswagen Cross Polo at the grocery store.  Well, not quite.  You... read more March 27, 2009 by 


 
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Opel Assistance Deal Thin On Details Says German Gov't

Yesterday German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, on his way from Germany to the U.S. for talks with GM and U.S. government officials, called upon more... read more March 16, 2009 by  1


 
BMW and Daimler would make Reifenstahl proud

BMW And Daimler? Tough Times Force National Unity In Germany. Uh-Oh.

From Germany we're getting news that BMW and Daimler AG are looking to swap spit stock. (Sorry for that makeout image so early on a Monday morning.) The proposal on the table... read more March 9, 2009 by  1


 
Mercedes-Benz SLK 2LOOK

Mercedes-Benz SLK '2LOOK' Edition Says Opposites Attract

Opposites attract. So sang Paula Abdul back before she was reduced to incoherent babbling on American Idol and drunk appearances on morning news shows. Mercedes agrees with... read more March 5, 2009 by 


 
Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept

VW Polo BlueMotion: World's 'Most Efficient 5-Passenger Sedan'

As if its new Polo wasn't already extremely efficient, Volkswagen is displaying a concept BlueMotion variant of the small hatchback. Volkswagen heralds the Polo BlueMotion as... read more March 3, 2009 by  1


 
2009 Volkswagen Polo

New Volkswagen Polo: Safety Up, Weight And Consumption Down

We told you earlier about the next-gen VW Polo billboard advertisement hanging above a Geneva Motor Show exhibition hall. Volkswagen has released details of its... read more March 2, 2009 by 


 
Mercedes SLS Spy Shot

Mercedes SLS Resurrects Spirit Of Iconic '50s 300SL

Mercedes is reviving the spirit of its hugely famous 300SL ("Gullwing") roadster of five decades ago in a new roadster set to debut in the fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show... read more March 2, 2009 by  1


 
VW Polo BillBoard Geneva Motor Show

New Volkswagen Polo Makes Geneva Debut

A huge billboard rounding a curve on the exhibition hall housing the Geneva Motor Show features an advertisement for the new Volkswagen Polo. According to WorldCarFans, the... read more March 2, 2009 by 


 
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Berlin Set Ablaze By BMW (Literally)

Tempers aren't the only things flaring in Berlin these days: luxury vehicles are also going up in smoke by the dozens. The cause? Arson, presumably instigated by the... read more February 27, 2009 by  1


 
GM Protest

GM Woes = Opel Angst As German Workers Protest

Proving that GM's problems are far from contained to its U.S. operations, thousands of GM factory workers protested today outside the Adam Opel AG plant in Ruesselsheim... read more February 26, 2009 by  5


 
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