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    Video: Chaos ensues in pileup at Macau tin-top race

    Touring car grids around the world have been growing at suitably rapid pace. The British Touring Car Championship has been fielding record numbers of entries, DTM and V8 Supercars both have more manufacturers participating than they have had in years, the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship has ...

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    Report: Beijing Auto out to acquire 'mid to high-end' US or Euro brand

    The growing Chinese market is pushing some of the country's domestic automakers to look outside the People's Republic as a means of gaining prominence and influence across the globe. This has certainly been the case with Volvo, which was snapped up by Geely. More recent examples include Dongfeng ...

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    Report: Daimler buying 12% stake in Beijing Auto

    Daimler and Beijing Automotive are officially going steady, with the German company set to take a 12-percent stake in the Chinese brand tomorrow. The two are already tied up in a Mercedes engine plant in Beijing, of which BAIC will increase its stake in, from 50 to 51 percent. Daimler will also ...

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    Report: Beijing Auto investigating three European automakers for possible takeover

    Beijing Automotive Group has said it plans to sell 400,000 units in markets outside of China by 2020. In order to accomplish this goal, the company intends to acquire a "medium-sized" European automaker with a good brand image for a takeover. Right now, Bloomberg indicates that BAIC has ...

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    Report: Nicolas Cage flogs Saab-based Senova from Beijing Auto [w/video]

    BAIC has officially pulled the covers off of its new Senova D Series sedan for China. The four-door is based on the old Saab 9-5 and boasts a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Local buyers can get their hands on the machine for around $22,745 at current conversion rates. Other engine ...

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    Shanghai: BAIC 500 and 900 Concepts look cool, offer little info

    Chinese company BAIC showed up to the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show with a pair of concepts, the 500 (above) and 900 (right). And while we don't have much in the way of information about these vehicles from the People's Republic, they're still pretty neat and worthy of some attention. According to ...

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    Shanghai: Beijing Autos shows T60 based on Saab 9-3

    You never know what you'll find cruising the halls of the Shanghai Motor Show. China Car Times has discovered a true oddity of automotive evolution – the Beijing Auto T60 Sedan. What's so curious about this particular four-door? As you may recall, BAIC recently got its hands on the old Saab ...

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    Volvo denies talk of Saab takeover,
    Muller looking for partner in China

    It looks like Volvo and Saab won't be teaming up to create one Swedish carmaker to rule them all. According to Reuters, Volvo has made it clear that the company has had no talks with Saab about buying the besieged automaker and that none are scheduled to take place. The Swedish newspaper De ...

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    BAIC launches 007 SUV, James Bond shaken and stirred

    BAIC 007 Sport Utility Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It may have his code number on it, but we highly doubt that James Bond would be caught driving the BAIC 007 SUV. The Chinese automaker is reportedly getting ready to launch the somewhat dowdy compact sport utility ...

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    Report: China's BAIC gunning to buy Pininfarina

    BAIC C71EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Beijing Automotive Industry Corp, or BAIC, is looking to buy Italian design firm Pininfarina. The Chinese automaker is already working with Pininfarina in collaboration on its upcoming models based on older Saabs. Since mid-2009, ...

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    Report: Saab turned a profit in 2009. Wait, wha?!

    Swedish site The Local claims that Saab produced $531 million in black ink in 2009. Not possible, right? General Motors was, after all, all too ready to walk away and let the Born from Jets automaker die a pauper's death. Well, it seems as though all automaker profits come chock-full of ...

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    Beijing 2010: BAIC (Saab) C60 and C71 and swappable batteries

    BAIC C71EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It didn't take long for Beijing Automotive Industries Company (BAIC) to start making use of the old 9-3 and 9-5 tooling it bought from Saab last fall. After grafting on a new nose and taillights, both have been reborn as the C60 and C71. ...

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    Saab 9-5 gets (another) ill-fitting nose job - at hands of China's BAW

    Chinese carmaker BAIC paid $200 million late last year for parts from General Motors' parts bin for Saab: the previous generation Saab 9-5 platform and the pre-2006 Saab 9-3 platform, along with a third mystery platform, two engines and two transmissions. The Beijing Motor Show is upon us, and ...

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    Report: Chinese automaker BAIC looking to invest in Saab

    2011 Saab 9-5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in the fall, General Motors was desperate to sell Saab to just about anyone with a few hundred million dollars and (hopefully) some car-making knowledge. Chinese automaker BAIC repeatedly came up as a potential bidder for the ...

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    REPORT: BAIC paid just $200 million for Saab technology

    So, what's a 2009 Saab 9-5 worth to you? A more appropriate question may be, What's the 2009 Saab 9-5 worth to you? What about the previous-generation of the Saab 9-3? Apparently, those two vehicle platforms (plus one more unknown platform) along with "two engine technologies and two transmission ...

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    REPORT: Swedish government to meet with GM officials - could Saab still be saved?

    Saab 9-5 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Less than a day after General Motors officially announced Saab's euthanization, it looks like the storied Swedish brand might still have the faintest whisper of a pulse. Motor Trend is reporting that there are rumors swirling that the Swedish ...

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    REPORT: Despite selling off old bits to BAIC, Saab brand still in search of buyer

    2010 Saab 9-5 - click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's a little bit more on the salvation/debacle of Saab. First of all, it should be pointed out that after our last report about Holland's Spyker trying to buy Saab, the freaks lovely people over at Saabs United pointed out some gaping ...

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    REPORT: BAIC only interested in parts of Saab, "White Knight" looking increasingly unlikely

    It seemed pretty obvious when we first heard that China's BAIC wanted Saab's tooling that it didn't want anything to do with purchasing the Swedish automaker's full monty. If BAIC wanted to be in the Saab business, clearly, it would have made overtures for more than just the retired tooling from ...

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    REUTERS: China's BAIC secures $2.1B line of credit... is it for Saab?

    Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) could still be in the game for Saab, having secured a $2.93 billion line of credit from the Bank of China. On the other hand, BAIC could just be gearing up for its own home-grown expansion plans, with an eye on ramping up production and putting ...

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    REPORT: BAIC/Koenigsegg may produce Saab 9-5 in China

    Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. (BAIC), announced as a minority partner in Koenigsegg's deal to purchase Saab from General Motors two months ago, plans to produce the Saab 9-5 on Chinese soil next year. The involvement of BAIC in the Saab transaction helps Koenigsegg close the deal and ...


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