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    Rumormill: Mercedes preparing to buy out McLaren

    click above to view more high-res pics of the Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster No comment. That's what the Mercedes-Benz communications office had to say in response to rumors that the company is preparing to take over McLaren, the racing team and engineering firm of which Daimler already owns 40%. ...

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    Porsche doesn't plan to take over VW... yet

    The latest in Porsche-Volkswagen relations is that the sports car maker has contingencies in place to raise its stake in the VW Group, but at this point is not planning an outright takeover. As you may recall, when Porsche recently increased its ownership in Volkswagen AG, it was bound by German ...

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    Does BMW want more babies?

    BMW is expected to release its new corporate strategy later this year, and when it does, it might include expanding to swallow up some more brands. What those brands might be has not been revealed, although reports indicate that the Bavarian automaker could be looking to take over Volvo cars from ...

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    Dennis Publishing acquires Octane magazine

    In the ongoing struggle between magazines and websites, it should be immediately clear to anyone where we stand. With websites like ours getting constantly updated as the news emerges, magazines are increasingly becoming an outdated relic for delivering automotive news to enthusiasts (like ...

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    Lotus going Dutch? Spyker mulls acquisition

    Poor Lotus is the orphan child of the automotive industry. The small British sportscar maker has bounced around owners so often, it would make your head spin trying to connect the dots. After company founder Colin Chapman tragically died in 1982, the company has been bought and sold by General ...

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    Scoop: Louis Vuitton buys Aston Martin

    All the bids are in and the winning bidder has been revealed: Aston Martin is being bought by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the French luxury goods consortium that produces upper-crust products ranging from leather trunks and wallets to champagne and cognac...and now exotic luxury sports ...


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