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    Official: Ferrari FF gets sweeping panoramic roof option

    Perhaps overshadowed at the Paris Motor Show by the carbon fiber chassis bits of the still unnamed Enzo successor, was news from Ferrari about a roof. The oddball Italian supercar maker has announced that its FF will now be available with a full-length panoramic roof – the first of its kind ...

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    Rumormill: All-wheel-drive BMW M5 in the cards

    The times, they are a changin'... and so is the BMW M5. Since it hit the streets back in 1985, the M5 has always been a beastly Bavarian that sends power solely to the rear wheels, but now, new reports are stating that the all-new F10 M5 may be available with all-wheel drive. Exact details of ...

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    BMW celebrates 25 years of all-wheel drive

    BMW celebrates 25 years of AWD – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW says that after 25 years, one in four of the company's vehicles is sold with xDrive all-wheel drive. The German carmaker currently sells a total of 45 models that put power to all four tires, and it says that figure ...

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    Review: 2010 GMC Terrain - a tale of two engines

    2010 GMC Terrain – Click above for high-res image gallery
    GMC's "Professional Grade" tagline works best when it's being used to upsell truck shoppers into Sierras instead of Chevy Silverados, but even wider mass-market success comes from snaring folks who couldn't care less about payload. ...

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    Toyota Exec: Hybrids too expensive for Scion, AWD possible

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    "Scion (is an) innovation laboratory and a chance to try new things," says Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Naturally, when we think of Toyota and innovation, we think hybrids. And, moving another step ...

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    PSA: Proper winter tires are more important than all-wheel drive

    With the adoption of front-wheel drive as the mainstream power delivery system of choice, the semi-annual ritual of swapping snow tires has largely disappeared for most Americans. In many northern areas, all-wheel drive has become an increasingly popular choice when offered as an option. But as ...

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    What's in a Name? BMW to roll out sDrive for rear-drivers

    Remember the good old days when at least BMW nomenclature was straightforward? The first digit designated the series and the second and third the displacement of the engine. Maybe an extra letter would be tacked on, but that was it. Then they started with M this, Z that and X for the SUVs with ...

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    BMW creates two-wheel drive off-road bike

    Click on the image above for more shots of the 2WD BMW concept bikeA rider needs to be just a bit off their rocker to have any chance of winning a European hill climbing event, but some really effective machinery can make the task slightly easier. With that in mind, BMW, long considered to be a ...

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    Ford working on high-performance Fusion GT, EcoBoost 'Stang on hold

    "The poor man's Audi S4." That's what Motor Trend is tentatively dubbing the Ford Fusion GT, an EcoBoost-powered, SVT-massaged version of the automaker's staid sedan. According to the buff book, Ford will equip the Fusion GT with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, producing around 340 hp, still short of the ...

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    VW Group's next small-car platform to get AWD across the board

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi metroproject quattro Concept.Buyers of the next generation of Volkswagen-developed small cars will have one more option box to tick when placing their order: all-wheel-drive. The new platform, dubbed PQ25, will find its way underneath a handful of new ...

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    Haldex developing AWD system for Hyundai

    The Swedish engineers at Haldex can finally add an Asian automaker to the ever-expanding list of companies using the firm's all-wheel-drive systems. Haldex currently supplies systems to the entire Volkswagen consortium (from Audi to Bugatti), as well as Land Rover and Volvo. Additionally, the ...

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    Torque Vectoring: The future of AWD

    The F-16 is inherently unstable and cannot fly without computerized nannies to keep it aloft. As AWD systems in cars get more complex and can do more things more quickly, one wonders if there will come a time when we'll be absolutely unable to drive without gizmos to make sure rubber stays on ...

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    Infiniti G37 coupe to get AWD

    Official word has yet to come down from on high, but it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that the Infiniti G37 will eventually get AWD hardware. Potential buyers are asking dealers, who are in turn asking Infiniti about channeling the VQ's urge through all four wheels. The M45 and G35S will both ...

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    Autocar drives the new Saab 9-3

    Click on the photo for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Saab 9-3 convertibleThe crew at AutoCar in jolly old England recently had a first crack at the updated 2008 Saab 9-3 and they've published their initial impressions. They mainly got to play with the flex-fuel 2.0L turbo four, which will probably ...

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    Enter the (drivetrain) rumormill: V6, AWD Corolla on the horizon?

    Our friends over at the Authority of all things Motored came across an interesting interview with Soichiro Okudaira, a Toyota technician, who maintains that the next Corolla may have a large enough engine bay to fit a 3.5-liter V6. The idea is being batted around ToMoCo's executive washroom, along ...

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    New York Auto Show: Subaru's bigger Impreza makes its impression upon NYC [VIDEO]

    UPDATE: Video of the live reveal added after the jump!click above image to view 90 high-res shots of the 2008 Subaru Impreza var digg_url = ''; After running a few executives across the podium at its press intro, Subaru ...

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    BorgWarner gets tapped to provide AWD system for Avenger

    Following on the heels of the successful AWD adaptation of the Chrysler Pacifica, Borg Warner has been tapped once again to outfit the Sebring and Avenger models with all-wheel motiviation. The Borg will supply the hardware as well as the electronic controls and support for integrating the system ...

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    Rumormill: MINI 4x4 under development

    With the new MINI on its way and the Clubman on the horizon, how else can BMW capitalize on the iconic hatch's popularity? Diversify.According to AutoExpress' sources within BMW/MINI, the Cooper will likely come equipped with some manner of all-wheel-drive in the future, along with an "intelligent" ...

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    Ferrari develops 4WD system

    According to an article in Italiaspeed, it seems you may be able to equip your next prancing horse with all-wheel-drive.What's being called "insertable 4x4" can be equipped in both Ferrari's mid-engine and front-engine vehicles and will only be activated if the computer senses a loss of traction. ...

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    Ford Transit gets 4WD

    Click to enlarge The Ford Transit has for decades been the standard working horse of Europe and much of the rest of the world – the F-150 for our friends across the pond. The versatile work-a-day hauler was recently named Van of the Year by a pan-European panel of automotive journalists. (Why ...


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