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The Race, The 'Ring, The G65 AMG, And More

Autoblog recaps its adventures during ten days in Germany, including the 2015 Nürburgring 24-Hour race, a few more details on the AMG GT3, 1,500 miles in a Mercedes-AMG G65, and life in a Grimm Brothers fairy tale.

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Autoblog heads to Germany to watch the Nurburgring 24-Hour race with Team Mathol and AMG. Here are some pre-race notes.

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Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech quits VW after a brief power struggle over the fate of company chairman Martin Winterkorn.

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Pilot Program With DHL Introduced For Trial Basis In Germany

Amazon, Audi and DHL are teaming up for a pilot program in Munich that will allow Amazon Prime customers to have packages delivered directly to their cars.

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Daimler is offering German driver's license tests in electric vehicles. Once you pass, you can also get access to local Car2go carsharing program.

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Germany's governing body for motorsports has announced new rules for the Nurburgring that will allow GT3 cars to run again after last month's fatal accident.

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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus thinks the street version of its SCG 003 might be able to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in as little as 6 minutes and 30 seconds. The company extrapolates that from an estimated 6:42 lap around the complete course in race trim.

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Bimmer's Germany Factory Will Make About 20 A Day

BMW will double production of the i8 plug-in hybrid because of high demand.

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Sedans Strung 12 Car Batteries Together, 'Escorted' Munich Olympics Distance Athletes

BMW built two 1602e concept vehicles in 1972 as an early example of electric-powered mobility.

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Before Porsche CEO Matthias Müller was promoted to the Volkswagen Group supervisory board, he made remarks on his potential as a successor to Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. His comments were taken to mean he wasn't interested in the job, but he now says his words were misunderstood.

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After A Temporary Stop Last Fall, Things Don't Go UberPop's Way One More Time

A German court banned Uber and UberPop from offering ridesharing services anywhere in the country, adding to the company's troubles in Europe.

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UK, Germany, Denmark Will Get Limited Number of Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Toyota will start selling the Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in Europe by September.

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Do you love German Cars? Hate them? Either way, join us as we discuss the points and counterpoints that make and have made the German auto industry what it is today.

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0-60 MPH Time Will Be 3.9 Seconds

The 3.9-second-to-60-mph Audi R8 E-Tron electric vehicle will have a single-charge range of 280 miles as well as 456 horsepower.

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Investors are appealing a German court's ruling last year over a lawsuit regarding Porsche's attempted takeover of Volkswagen. It could cost the company $1.4 billion, but a German judge thinks the case is likely to be dismissed again.

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A German newspaper reports that Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller will be promoted to the board of the Volkswagen Group, overseeing cooperation among its sports car brands. It isn't yet clear if he will keep hold onto his position at Porsche.

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German auto brand Borgward has not made a car in over 50 years, but the company has announced its revival at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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After growing up riding in the back of his grandparents' Mercedes-Benz 280 SE, Bernard Bedehorn found one of the classic German sedans of his own and brought this 1972 280 back to the road.

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Audi Tradition has just completed a full restoration of this very rare 1956 DKW Elektro-Wagen. The company built around 100 of them from 1955 to 1962, but only two have survived to today. With a range estimated at 50 miles, the vans were primarily sold to places like energy companies and public utilities.

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A Fistful of Wolves is a spoof of fashion advertising, commissioned by Mercedes-Benz to spread a cheeky word about Berlin Fashion Week. Even though it's making fun of fashion, plenty of automotive advertising gets caught up in the satire as well. And it stars the Mercedes C111 concept.

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Germany has a target of having one million battery electric vehicles on its roads by 2020, but BEV sales are so miniscule that there's no way it can happen without subsidies. A German research organization is proposing a fuel tax to make it happen.

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