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June 28, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Mini Cooper review

The 2017 Mini Cooper is a hatchback with a lot going on. Among all its body styles and kinds, there's the 2- or 4-door Mini Cooper; a soft-top Mini Convertible; a long-roofed, and a 4-door Mini Clubman with side-swinging doors at the rear.

VW reaches $15.4 billion settlement, but Dieselgate is far from over

If you live in the U.S. and own an Audi or VW 2.0-liter diesel, today's your day--the day you learn how much Volkswagen plans to compensate you for buying an illegally rigged vehicle.

Brexit & the auto industry: brace yourselves

Last week, voters across the United Kingdom trudged to the polls to determine whether the UK should remain a part of the European Union or go it alone. When the ballots were counted, 52 percent had opted for independence.

2017 Audi S5 First Drive

2017 Audi S5 First Drive

From Motor Authority:

Mid-engine 2019 Chevy Corvette C8 spied, will bow at 2018 Detroit Auto Show

It’s been a while since we last heard about alleged plans for a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, but now spies have seen what appears to be a first prototype for just such a car.

Sibling rivalry renewed: 2018 Audi A5 and S5 first drive review

Audi's A4 brings home the bacon for its U.S. sales arm, but there's no denying the stylish spin-offs that give the compact-car family its panache: the Audi A5 and S5.

9 safety tricks the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class can do all by itself

Call it autonomous driving, piloted driving, or assisted driving: The automobile is gradually taking over some of the chore of driving, and doing it with safety in mind. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has helped pull that event horizon closer.

2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3

From Green Car Reports:

Six electric cars that are less efficient than a Toyota Prius

We usually think of automotive energy efficiency in terms of miles per gallon, but that isn't adequate for cars with plugs. For battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the EPA has created a surrogate measure for how many miles a car powered by a battery can go on the amount of energy that's contained in 1 gallon of gasoline.

Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

The continuing tepid sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car, despite a range upgrade to 107 miles, remains one of the puzzles in the plug-in car market. Sure, it's an aging model now in its sixth year with a polarizing design; it lost a huge swath of buyers in Georgia when that state canceled its electric-car tax credit; and gas is cheap.

Your grandchildren won't fill their tanks—or even own cars: report

he internal-combustion car was the dominant form of personal transportation in the U.S. for most of the 20th century, and that is still the case today. But electric cars are gaining momentum, and they could lead to even more drastic changes in the car industry than just the abandonment of fossil fuels.

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