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September 22, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Apple Talking With California DMV About Autonomous Cars: Unveiling Could Come Soon

According to reports, Apple recently met with California's Department of Motor Vehicles to discuss the matter of building cars face-to-face.

2016 Nissan Altima Preview

The Nissan Altima has evolved over the years, from its compact roots into today's mid-size family sedan. In the past, it's scored highly for athletic handling and daring styling--today, it's more often recommended for its quiet cockpit, supportive seats, and excellent fuel economy.

What's Destroying All These Fords In Oklahoma? We Have Some Theories

Hailstorms, lightning, floods: The damage caused to many cars on dealership lots is meteorologic in nature. But in Vinita, Oklahoma, a small town about 60 miles northeast of Tulsa, something else is to blame -- something with a heartbeat.

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept - 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show live photos

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept - 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show live photos

From Motor Authority:

Hear The Bugatti Vision GT Concept’s Engine Start Up And Rev: Video

If you’ve ever seen a Bugatti Veyron in real life and were lucky enough to actually see and hear it driving, you may have been impressed, but you were almost certainly let down a bit by the exhaust note. As delivered, the Veyron sounds a bit … well, underwhelming. That won’t be the case for the car’s successor, at least if the sound of Bugatti’s Vision Gran Turismo concept is any indication of what’s to come.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC Spy Shots And Video

Mercedes-Benz is bringing back its SLC badge next year, but it won’t be affixed to an ‘all-new’ car but rather an updated version of the current SLK-Class. The SLK is now one of the oldest models in the automaker’s fleet, having been on the market in its current form since the 2012 model year.

2017 Audi A4 First Drive

The arrival of an all-new Audi A4 is no small occasion. It's the profit powerhouse, the "center of gravity" for Audi of America, as product manager Filip Brabec puts it. Cars like the A4 represent the biggest slice of the luxury-car market in the U.S., and the most competitive.

2015 BMW i3 REx - Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

2015 BMW i3 REx - Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

From Green Car Reports:

Electric Cars Aren't Selling Because Makers Can't, Don't Market Them: Report

Electric-car sales have grown more or less steadily over the past years, but the segment still represents a tiny fraction of total new-car sales. Factors like range, charging infrastructure, and low production volumes all contribute to caution on the part of the car-buying public.

Mazda Tests Hybrid Vs Electric To See Which Japanese Drivers Prefer

In large part, Mazda hasn't strayed far from the internal-combustion path while looking for ways to improve the efficiency of its vehicles. The Japanese carmaker has delivered notable fuel-economy gains using its SkyActiv line of efficiency-focused powertrains and new vehicles developed around them.

VW: 11 Million Diesels Had Cheating Software, $7.3 Billion Set Aside; Criminal Probe Reported

Volkswagen AG said today it would adjust its third-quarter earnings to set aside $7.3 billion (€6.5 billion) for costs related to its admission that it used software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests of its diesel engines. That sum will "cover the necessary service measures and other efforts to win back the trust of our customers," it said.

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