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    Geneva: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is Affalterbach's first big leap into the little pond
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    The recent history of AMG is turning out amped-up versions of Mercedes-Benz offerings that would hardly ever be mistaken for their sedate counterparts. Sure, you'd need to pay attention to pick a G-Class from the G63 AMG, but dual side-pipes are a quick giveaway. The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is not ...

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    Official: Honda unveils new diesel for overseas Civic... will it come here?
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    Honda has indeed been promoting its new Earth Dreams family of fuel efficient engines, and with good reason. The next generation of the Japanese automaker's powerplants are said to deliver more power with less consumption. You can't go wrong there. So it has greatly piqued our interest that ...

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    Days of Thunder director, Tony Scott, found dead after jumping off bridge
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    The cinema world has lost one of its greats, as director Tony Scott was found dead yesterday in an apparent suicide. The 68-year-old director left notes in his car and office before jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which is located in San Pedro, CA. The bridge, which connects San Pedro to ...

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    Autoline After Hours coming to you live from Woodward Ave
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    If you weren't aware already, the Woodward Dream Cruise is set to rumble through Detroit this Saturday. Our friends from Autoline have already made their way over to the famed stretch of road, and are bringing their Autoline After Hours show to you live from the street. John McElroy and Peter De ...

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    Opinion: What if it turns out there's plenty of oil? [w/video]
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    As the relative price of gasoline drops, people are not motivated to buy small, fuel efficient cars.
    All the top executives in the auto industry tell me that oil supplies will only get tighter this decade. They predict that fuel prices will do nothing but go up. And they say customers will be ...

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    Opinion: Luxgen EV puts Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf on notice
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    A Quick Spin In A Chinese EV Raises Eyebrows And Expectations

    This little company could soon make a big splash in the automotive world.
    Whether flashing down the highway or wending my way through Taipei's notoriously chaotic rush-hour traffic, I was duly impressed by Luxgen's battery-electric ...

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    Opinion: Time to raise the speed limit, how does 150 MPH sound?
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    Ever since automobiles first appeared over 100 years ago, every automaker has tried to make them go faster. And they succeeded. Nearly every year, cars became more powerful with higher top-end speeds. But then, in the mid-1950s, we hit a plateau. The national speed limit was set at 70 miles per ...

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    Opinion: Five Questions For Ray LaHood
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    It took ten months. It involved the best brains in the nation. They conducted exhaustive tests. And Lord knows what it all cost. But when it was over, the results were totally predictable. The U.S. Department of Transportation could find nothing wrong with Toyota vehicles that would cause them to ...

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    Steel nanotechnology can reduce the weight of our cars
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    Making Stronger Steel As Light As Aluminum The world's largest steel maker, ArcelorMital, says it has come up with a new kind of steel that the world has never seen before. Thanks to nanotechnology, the company says automakers can now match the weight of aluminum cars, but do it in steel at far ...

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    How Bob Lutz made four auto journalists his "Secret Weapons" at GM
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    Can His Arsenal Survive New Management? When Bob Lutz ran General Motors' product development efforts, he did something that no other car company has done in the history of making cars. He hired four automotive journalists to assess all of GM's new vehicles before they were OK'd for production. ...

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    Autoline is live from Detroit
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    The crew from Autoline are broadcasting live from the Detroit Auto Show today and tomorrow. The stream kicks off at noon EST and runs through 2:30 PM each day, with interviews, discussions and impressions from the show floor. Hit the jump for the live stream and keep your eyes peeled for an ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf: Pros and Cons of living with an electric car
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    Test driving an electric car at an automaker's media event is one thing. Taking one home and living with it is a completely different experience. Nissan just loaned me a Leaf for several days and I came away with a new appreciation for the potential pitfalls and rewards of owning an EV. First ...

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    Big Three Have Five Years of Prosperity Until Party Ends
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    Signs To Watch For As The Cycle Repeats Detroit's automakers are starting to beat their chests in exultation, and who can blame them? The last 16 months have been nothing short of a miracle. Who would have believed they could recover so quickly? Dial back the clock to last summer, June of ...

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    Inside Volkswagen's electronic toy store
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    Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy Nestled on the fringe of Stanford University's campus in Palo Alto, California is one of the coolest toy stores in the automotive industry. Officially it's called Volkswagen's Electronics Research Lab, and inside they're working on some of the most innovative ...

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    Fiat Eschews EV's, Chooses CNG - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    While every other major automaker in the world is pouring billions of dollars into research for electric vehicles, Fiat doesn't seem to be all that interested in electric cars. Instead, it's putting its efforts into producing cars that can run on compressed natural gas. Even more importantly, it's ...

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    Government Wants 60-MPG CAFE - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    Last year, when the federal government set Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards at roughly 35 miles per gallon by 2015, automakers squirmed uncomfortably. Though that should be an achievable target, it won't be easy. It means Americans will have to buy several million more small cars a ...

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    Car Prices Will Climb For Years - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    Have you've been watching car prices lately? They seem to go up every month. Forget everything you've been reading about sales incentives, bargain leases or low-cost financing. They just mask the fact that automakers are quietly bumping up MSRP's every chance they get. In other words, they ...

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    Don't Laugh, The UAW Could Come Roaring Back - Autoline with John McElroy
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    Back when I was a UAW member many moons ago, earning my college tuition by busting my ass in the factories, the union was an incredibly powerful labor organization. With nearly 1.3 million members, it had enormous political clout in Washington, D.C. And thanks to a monopoly on automotive labor, it ...

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    Ethanol Booming, Despite the Drawbacks - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    Just a couple of years ago American-made corn ethanol was vilified in the media. It was blamed for soaring food prices, and for causing food riots in Mexico. The UN even accused the U.S. of depriving the world of food. What a difference a couple of years makes! Today food production is soaring, ...

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    Lincoln to offer free maintenance on all summer 2010 sales
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    Lincoln MKS Ecoboost – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With Mercury vehicles set to disappear from showrooms in the next few months, Ford hopes to jump-start Lincoln sales with a free maintenance deal from now until Labor Day. Anyone who buys or leases a Lincoln this summer won't ...

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