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Alpina Celebrates Best Year in Its History
Alpina Celebrates Best Year in Its History

19 Mar 2014, 11:33 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / Speaking of history, BMW tuner and standalone manufacturer, Alpina, wrote a couple of new pages last year, revealing new, record-breaking models that soon became extremely popular. Starting last ...

 
Audi Takes Shots at BMW and Mercedes with New Commercials
Audi Takes Shots at BMW and Mercedes with New Commercials

28 Dec 2013, 11:02 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica /  It seems like the guys from Ingolstadt are gaining confidence lately. How else could you explain their latest string of commercials aiming directly at their main competitors, BMW, Mercedes-Ben...

 
BMW Sales in China Up 19.7 Percent This Year
BMW Sales in China Up 19.7 Percent This Year

10 Dec 2013, 16:33 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / China is still rising and sales of luxury cars in the Asian country are growing continuously, even though other areas of the world are not so lucky, especially Europe, where sales are simply terribl...

 
MINI Sales Went Down Nearly 1 Percent in November
MINI Sales Went Down Nearly 1 Percent in November

10 Dec 2013, 15:33 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / As December is slowly taking us towards 2014, the November numbers start coming in and it’s not looking good for MINI. It’s not that bad either but sales were almost the same in the elev...

 
2013 Gumball 3000 15th Anniversary Route Confirmed
2013 Gumball 3000 15th Anniversary Route Confirmed

20 Mar 2013, 15:21 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / The Gumball 3000's 15th Anniversary Route has been officially announced. The action packed, sleep deprivation, rock ’n roll race will start on the 18th of May in the beautiful city of Cop...

 
Bosch Increases Development Speed for Self-Driving Tech
Bosch Increases Development Speed for Self-Driving Tech

29 Jan 2013, 11:00 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / While the automakers themselves are working on self-driving technology, which will be integrated into their own cars, there are also other companies out there developing the same tech. One such comp...

 
Moto GP's Casey Stoner Headed for V8 Supercars Series
Moto GP's Casey Stoner Headed for V8 Supercars Series

29 Jan 2013, 09:25 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / Despite saying that he wasn`t going to enter the V8 Supercars series just last week, Casey Stoner seems to have changed his mind, and has now announced he has, in fact, signed a one-year deal to rac...

 
PSA - 200 Aulnay Workers Protest and Disrupt Production
PSA - 200 Aulnay Workers Protest and Disrupt Production

29 Jan 2013, 08:43 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / The situation in Europe is becoming increasingly tense, and after Ford encountered some problems and production setbacks due to protests, PSA has not been spared. Now, 200 workers from their Aulnay ...

 
China Car Market Up 10% by the End of 2013
China Car Market Up 10% by the End of 2013

29 Jan 2013, 08:30 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / It seems that along with the US and Russia, one of the most stable and fastest-growing car markets in the world is that of China. Withsales increasing by 4.3% last year, a total of 19.3-million auto...

 
Alfa Romeo Launches Giulietta Hatchback in the UAE and Middle East
Alfa Romeo Launches Giulietta Hatchback in the UAE and Middle East

28 Jan 2013, 16:20 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / It seems that Alfa Romeo's expansion plans did not only include the Italian brand's reentry into the US market. Last week, they launched their very stylish Giulietta hatchback (which we te...

 
First Ever Subaru Hybrid Headed for New York Auto Show
First Ever Subaru Hybrid Headed for New York Auto Show

28 Jan 2013, 14:09 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / Subaru has always kept the formula simple - boxer engine at the front powering all four wheels using differentials and complex electronics. However, they too need to move along with the times, and b...

 
US to Increase Number of Publich Charging Stations by 40% in 2013
US to Increase Number of Publich Charging Stations by 40% in 2013

28 Jan 2013, 13:44 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / The number of public charging points for EVs, on US territory, is increasing rapidly. Only last month, they installed a total of 170 such stations all across the country, and they plan to increase t...

 
Skoda Octavia to Be Launched in India in 2013
Skoda Octavia to Be Launched in India in 2013

28 Jan 2013, 12:57 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / Skoda has announced that it will begin selling their all-new Octavia in India, where the model is slated to replace the previous generation car. However, Skoda did not sell the old Octavia under its...

 
Audi A3 Allroad in the Cards
Audi A3 Allroad in the Cards

28 Jan 2013, 11:00 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / Audi is really into making crossover versions of their regular cars, and after the A6 and A4, the A3 is almost sure to follow. The Allroad model would be pretty much identical to the regular A3 in t...

 
Jaguar's 3-Series Rival Will Be Lightweight and Cutting-Edge
Jaguar's 3-Series Rival Will Be Lightweight and Cutting-Edge

28 Jan 2013, 10:40 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / Jaguar has done such a good job with the XF saloon (and estate), that it has genuinely made its medium sedan a real alternative to the German norm. The XF is also different enough to tempt buyers wh...

 
Volkswagen Teases New Golf R Ahead of Geneva Debut
Volkswagen Teases New Golf R Ahead of Geneva Debut

28 Jan 2013, 10:24 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / The announcement of an all-new Volkswagen Golf R is a big deal for performance car enthusiasts, who don`t really like the fact that the GTI is front-wheel drive (and not all that powerful). The R ve...

 
Kia Revises Soul UK Range for 2013
Kia Revises Soul UK Range for 2013

28 Jan 2013, 09:42 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / The Kia Soul, a more appreciated vehicle in the US than in Europe, has just received a refresh of its UK range, in order to keep things interesting for their British buyers. The revised range now in...

 
Peugeot 208 GTi Starts at £18,895 in the UK
Peugeot 208 GTi Starts at £18,895 in the UK

28 Jan 2013, 09:24 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / Peugeot's eagerly-anticipated 208 GTi, a car hot hatch fans have been looking forward to for many years, is almost here. Now, the hot Peugeot has just received its official price tag, for the U...

 
Tesla Now Building 400 Cars Per Week - 20,000 Per Year
Tesla Now Building 400 Cars Per Week - 20,000 Per Year

27 Jan 2013, 10:36 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / Tesla Motors, as a fledgling automaker, has a few advantages the established leviathans just don`t have. One of these is flexibility, and the fact that when a change is made, its effect is felt imme...

 
The Morality of High Displacement
The Morality of High Displacement

27 Jan 2013, 10:17 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / Back when man was pondering giving up the idea of tying a horse to the front of a wheeled vehicle, petrol and diesel engine technologies were in their infancy. Steam was king at the turn of the cent...