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September 23, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an ancient off-roader with modern mechanicals, a luxurious interior, and astronomical pricing. It makes almost no sense, which is why people seem to gravitate toward it.

Apple To Debut Car By 2019, But Bob Lutz Says It's A Disaster In The Making

Yesterday morning, we reported that Apple had discussed requirements for testing autonomous cars on California's public roads with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. At the end of that article, we made some predictions about Apple's automotive plans, and we guessed that, based on Apple's track record with making sleek, desirable consumer goods, it was probably planning to make cars, too.

As Volkswagen Halts U.S. Sales Of Diesels, Is Europe Next? UPDATED

If you want one of Volkswagen's fuel-efficient four-cylinder TDI diesel models, like a Golf, Jetta, Passat, or Beetle, you’ll have to wait.

Teaser for 2017 Buick LaCrosse debuting at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Teaser for 2017 Buick LaCrosse debuting at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

2017 Buick LaCrosse Teased Ahead Of 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

Buick has given us a glimpse of its all-new LaCrosse large sedan which will be introduced to the market sometime next year, as a 2017 model. The car will make its debut this November at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and is said to feature a design similar to the one on the Avenir concept car.

German Sports Car Startup Halcón Unveils Falcarto At Frankfurt Auto Show: Video

German sports car startup Halcón SuperSport’s presence at the recent Frankfurt Auto Show may have been overlooked in all of the hustle and bustle of the industry’s biggest event, but there’s certainly no chance of the same happening to its new sports car out on the streets.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Spy Shots

Mercedes-Benz is in the final stages of developing its next-generation E-Class, which is due for a reveal in its standard sedan bodystyle around the end of the year. We’ve been spying prototypes for the sedan for over year but recently prototypes for additional bodystyles have started to surface.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile Concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile Concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

From Green Car Reports:

Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Changes Shape For Better Efficiency

When it comes to improving fuel efficiency, aerodynamic aids can be an important tool for automotive engineers. As well as streamlining their cars, manufacturers are adding an increasing number of aerodynamic features, such as active grille shutters and underbody trays.

Vermont B&B Offers Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging

In Vermont, a bed & breakfast housed in an 1850s home is getting a 21st century makeover. The West Hill House B&B and Retreat Center in Warren, Vermont, now offers electric-car charging, powered by solar panels.

VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally

We're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications. The 482,000 VW and Audi cars being investigated by the EPA are a majority of all the diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. since 2008, when new and tougher emission limits took effect.

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