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    Official: Daimler buys 25 percent of MV Agusta
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    BMW obviously builds motorcycles, and Volkswagen Group owns Ducati. Now, fellow German automaker Daimler is hopping into the two-wheel game by buying a 25-percent stake in Italian sportbike maker MV Agusta for an undisclosed price. According to Daimler's press release, its Mercedes-AMG division ...

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    Official: Volkswagen rolls out sporty Street Up!
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    When Volkswagen unveiled the production Up! hatchback at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, it showcased a series of concept versions alongside it. At the Geneva Motor Show the following year, it returned with another quartet of whimsical Up! concepts. There were more before and there will be more ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing
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    When you think of hot hatches, one French automaker comes to mind... but it's not Citroën. Maybe it should be, though, because some of the industry's best hot hatches are honed on the rally stage, and nobody has dominated the modern World Rally Championship like Citroën has. With the ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes testing plug-in hybrid GLE
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    Mercedes-Benz is still hard at work developing a refresh for the M-Class, a model that is rumored to change its name to the GLE-Class in the process. This is hardly the improved model's first time testing, but the latest shots reveal Mercedes' plan for a plug-in hybrid version for one of its ...

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    Report: Citroen's offbeat C4 Cactus an early sales success, production boosted
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    It may not be everybody's prickly cup of tea, but Citroën has reportedly found enough buyers for its kinda strange-looking C4 Cactus that it has found it necessary to boost production at its assembly plant in Madrid, adding shifts on Saturday to help meet demand. With more markets, including ...

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    Report: 2015 Honda CR-V performs poorly in Swedish AWD test [w/video]
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    Swedish auto magazine Teknikens Värld has never been afraid to call out automakers when a vehicle fails one of its battery of examinations. Its famous Moose Test recently caught the Porsche Macan out, and a few years ago, there was a protracted argument between Teknikens Värld and Jeep ...

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    Video: Autobild blows China's fake BMW X5 sky high
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    The Germans famously love their cars. With high-speed cruising on the Autobahn and a lot of fun available from the country's back roads, they have every reason to. Apparently, the country's auto writers also take their jobs in advising the enthusiastic populace very seriously. As this video from ...

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    Report: Honda discontinuing Euro Accord, no replacement in sight
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    Honda has built two Accords for many years. There's the one we're familiar with here in the United States, and then there's the Accord sold in markets like Europe and Australia, known here in the US as the Acura TSX. But just like Acura did with the TSX, the Euro-market Accord has been ...

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    Report: Total oil exec killed when plane collides with drunk snowplow driver
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    Sad news out of Russia today, as it's being reported that Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of France's Total Oil, has been killed along with three other people after their plane collided with a snow plow on the tarmac of Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport. The plane de Margeri was ...

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    Report: VW confirms Euro Passat will get CC and Alltrack spinoffs
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    Volkswagen certainly isn't afraid to make the most of a platform, especially in Europe. Just look at all of the versions of the Golf that you can buy across the pond. Now, with the Euro-market Passat just hitting the market over there, the folks in Wolfsburg are already getting their latest ...

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    Official: Audi reveals new TT spec racer
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    We've seen the coupe. We've seen the convertible. We're still waiting on word of the next variant, but before it arrives, Audi has revealed the racing version of the new TT. Set to form the backbone of the inaugural Audi Sport TT Cup, the competition-spec sports coupe is closely based on the ...

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    Report: Porsche becomes first company to rent out Vatican's Sistine Chapel
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    We wouldn't go so far as to say God is a Porsche fan, but those in charge of one of the holiest Christian spots on our little blue marble are welcoming the German automaker into one of the religion's most revered and beautiful settings – the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. In so doing, ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Focus RS ready to make our hot hatch dreams real
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    Ford's current hot hatch siblings the Fiesta ST and Focus ST are already two pretty great entries into the segment, but there's always a desire for a little more. Thankfully, it looks like the Blue Oval is ready to satiate that need because it's continuing to test the even more powerful Focus RS ...

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    Official: German man drives Mercedes G-Wagen on 557k-mile, 26-year road trip [w/video]
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    It's a common dream to just drop everything, load up the car and make a life on the open road traveling from place to place. The vast of majority of us just fantasize about it, but it's a reality for the German couple Gunther and Christine Holtorf. They are just finishing what might be the ...

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    Spy Shots: First look at all-new Mercedes E-Class
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    The folks at Mercedes-Benz are hard at work on a new generation of the E-Class, following big updates to the S-Class and C-Class in recent years. After seeing latest model in development wearing mostly C-Class body panels, we're getting our first real look at the styling of the sedan during ...

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    Video: Porsche Macan fails moose test, Stuttgart responds
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    Different countries have different safety standards, but most of them revolve around a similar set of tests: front impact, side impact, offset impact, rollover... the usual. But Sweden has its own test. It's called the Moose Test (or the Elk Test), and it's unique to Scandinavia: a car has to be ...

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    Motorsports: FIA World Endurance Championship headed for Nürburgring
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    Endurance sports car racing always always centered around the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but that's not the only event on the calendar. For the past few years, the FIA and the ACO (the French racing body behind the race at Le Mans) have come together for the World Endurance Championship, the only ...

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    Video: Greek ferry boat boarding is like a video game drawbridge challenge
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    Greece is a country made up of many islands, but only some of them are linked up by bridges. That leaves ferry boats as one of the primary modes of transportation between those islands, but the conditions on the Mediterranean, Ionian and Aegean seas aren't always hospitable. Just take it from ...

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    Official: Dacia Duster pickup is what the world needs now
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    The Dacia brand from Romania is probably best known in the US as a curious obsession of James May from Top Gear, but the company is a growing force. Its inexpensive models just keeping selling better, and the business represents a healthy portion of parent Renault's sales in Western ...

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    Report: Court extends Saab reorganization bid until end of November
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    Saab parent company National Electric Vehicle Sweden refuses to go down without a fight. After a recent trip to court, the company is emerging with an extension on its reorganization until November 29. According to Europe Online Magazine, there's also an appointed committee of creditors and union ...

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