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There are no pickup trucks in the BMW lineup, save for one very special M3. But, dare we ask, what would a real Bimmer truck look like? Automotive manipulator Theophilus Chin was curious, so he fired up his favorite photo editing software and created the beast you see here. Behold, the X5 GranLastwagen.

The frequent customer logic goes something like, "It's small and expensive, so why wouldn't I just buy the bigger Q5 or maybe an A4?" Hence most of the reason why Audi North America hesitates on bringing the Q3 over to us.

Americans drivers are abandoning their full-sized vehicles for compacts. Pure electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and plug-in, gas-powered cars like the Chevy Volt are becoming more readily available as 2012 approaches – and there are several new models getting ready to join them on dealer lots. Meanwhile, manufacturers in Europe and Asia are preparing to crank out a horde of microcars so small they make the ForTwo look like a Fleetwood. For a driver interested in going green, it sure s

VW draws on its roots as a favorite among the art set and intellegencia to mount a new sales push

German automaker Volkswagen has been linked with iconic design since before the outbreak of World War II when the design of the car that would come to be called "Beetle" began shaking up the auto industry establishment. To rekindle its identity with art and design, the company has cut a far reaching deal to associate its brand with the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to approve California's air quality measures for fine particles (aka PM2.5) in the smog-filled South Coast and San Joaquin Valley regions. These measures aim to reduce pollution to the level required by the 1997 PM2.5 standard (NAAQS) by 2015.

New 2012 Passat from Chattanooga plant is the start of a big U.S. push by the German automaker

There is a German wind swirling around, of all places, Chattanooga, Tennessee, a town perhaps best known for railroads and, in keeping with that history, the Glenn Miller swing classic, "Chattanooga Choo Choo. These days, the commotion and the rise in German beer being offered at local pubs in the southern city is due to the ramp up of Volkswagen's sprawling factory complex that could one day manufacture a half million vehicles a year.

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