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BMW Alpina B7 To Sport Twin-Turbo V-8 With 507 hp

BMW Alpina B7 To Sport Twin-Turbo V-8 With 507 hp

Seven's the magic number for the range-topping Alpina version of BMW's 2009 7-series, the Alpina B7. Seven horsepower, that is. Eschewing the last Alpina B7's 5oo hp, supercharged 4.4-liter V-8, the new version will use twin-turbos to huff out a rumored 7 hp more. Above is a teaser sketch of the... read more

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2009 Mercedes Benz S Class 5.5L V8 RWD

Mercedes-Benz Wins Award For First Lithium-Ion In Production Car

With the introduction of its S400 BlueHYBRID occurring this summer, Mercedes is set to become the first automaker to offer extremely efficient lithium-ion battery technology... read more January 19, 2009 by  0

2009 BMW 335d

BMW Inline Sixes Earn Spots On Wards' 10 Best Engines List

Last Wednesday, BMW accepted two Ward's Automotive Group awards for its engines: both are twin-turbo inline sixes, one powered by gasoline and the other by ultra-low sulfur... read more January 19, 2009 by  0

VW Chico

VW Confirms Next-Gen Polo Coming Stateside

VW's Development Chief Ulrich Hackenburg announced to Automotive News at last week's Detroit Auto Show that the Polo minicar is bound for the U.S. in its next-generation... read more January 19, 2009 by  0

Mercedes Star

Veggie Across America: Trial, Error, Stupidity, And Success.

Attempting to drive to Los Angeles and back in an old car with over 330,000 miles (the odometer has stopped countless times over its life, so true mileage is probably above... read more January 18, 2009 by  3

Mercedes Star

Veggie Across America: 1982 Benz 300TD Gets Makeover

In addition to driving 3,000 miles on waste vegetable oil in an old-skool Benz that I converted, the December cross-country adventure had an admittedly vain component; a... read more January 18, 2009 by  1

2001 BMW Z8-Series

BMW M Video: Germans Love Horsepower and Techno

From an American perspective, German tastes in entertainment sometimes seem quite bizarre. For one, they adored cheezy David Hasselhoff and Baywatch. And second, although... read more January 18, 2009 by  0

2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI

Audi Equates Change With Progress: Sponsors Inaugural Coverage

Audi is making possible limited advertising on ABC, CBS, and NBC evening newscasts during Obama's inauguration next Tuesday. They're also doing an 8-page (!) "Progress is... read more January 16, 2009 by  0

2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class 4WD 4-door 5.5L Audio System

Happy Birthday To Ute: Mercedes G-Wagen turns 30

On February 5th, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class (or G-Wagen, short for Geländewagen, or cross-country vehicle) turns 30. And, incredibly, it sits on its original chassis and... read more January 16, 2009 by  0

2007 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Concept

2007 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Concept

Two months ago at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche announced its plans for building a hybrid version of theCayenne sport-utility vehicle. Now, at the L.A. Auto Show, Porsche... read more November 16, 2007 by  0

2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept

2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept

Initially we were skeptical about the truckiest of its concept cars due at Makuhari Messe — the X-HEAD, a Tonka-like take on the mini-pickup. However, a stroll around it... read more October 25, 2007 by  0

2007 Nissan Pivo 2 Concept

2007 Nissan Pivo 2 Concept

Two years after the debut of Nissan’s original Pivo concept — at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show — a second version has been unveiled. The first Pivo was something of a cult... read more October 25, 2007 by  0

2007 Hyundai Veloster Concept

Hyundai Veloster For Real?

The Hyundai Veloster is one of the Frankfurt Motor Show’s more striking concept cars. But according to the company it’s not as outlandish as you might think and is a real... read more September 13, 2007 by  0

2007 Opel Flextreme Concept

2007 Opel Flextreme Concept

While there are more than enough muscle cars to go around at this year’s Frankfurt show, “green machines” are everywhere, as well. Nowhere was that more apparent than... read more September 12, 2007 by  0

2007 Maserati Quattroporte GT S

2007 Maserati Quattroporte GT S

2007 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (9/4/2007) The ultimate expression of Maserati’s sedan sportiness — that’s how the Italian car maker is describing the new... read more September 11, 2007 by  0

2007 Subaru WRC Concept

Subaru WRC Car Coming to Frankfurt

The biggest new model blitz in company history – that’s how Subaru is describing what will be on its stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show. One of the biggest draws will be... read more August 12, 2007 by  0


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