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    Video: BMW Concept Gran Coupé unveiled live in Beijing to strange music
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    BMW Gran Coupé concept reveal – click above to watch the video
    At last week's Beijing Motor Show, BMW unveiled its new four–door Gran Coupé concept. To be more precise, they revealed the car in the Chinese city, but not at the show itself. At the time, we scoured the BMW ...

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    Videos: Hyundai shows off direct-injected V6, four-cylinder, eight-speed automatic
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    Hyundai 1.6-liter GDI engine – Click above to watch the videos after the break
    We already saw the new Hyundai Verna – known as the Accent in some other parts of the world, including here in the United States – debuted at the Beijing Motor Show, but the Korean automaker had ...

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    Beijing 2010: Mitsuoka Galue Convertible is all kinds of wrong
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    Mitsuoka Galue – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If ever there was proof that just because you can, it doesn't mean you should, it's Mitsuoka Motors. Case in point - the Mitsuoka Galue Convertible, which we've finally gotten to see in person here in Beijing. Sadly, we cannot un-see ...

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    Beijing 2010: Geely Emgrand GE plug-in hybrid limo
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    Geely Emgrand GE – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another entry that Geely has planned for its new Emgrand premium sub-brand is the GE limousine. Like many of Geely's new models, the GE has a very prominent grille but the rest of the design looks otherwise well-proportioned and ...

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    Beijing 2010: Geely Emgrand GT plug-in hybrid coupe
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    Geely Emgrand GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Geely Emgrand GT is another example of the automaker's apparent seriousness about being considered a top-flight player in the industry. This coupe features classic sports car proportions and aside from the overdone grille, it ...

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    Beijing 2010: Dongfeng shows off whitewalled, hand-crafted "Hummer"
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    Dongfeng "Hummer" – Click above for high-res image gallery
    "Hand-crafted" can be something of a double edged sword in the car business. Rolls-Royces and Aston Martins are hand-made treasures that show off their artisans' decades of experience. The attention to detail is obsessive. On the ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
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    2011 Volkswagen Tiguan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Along with a refreshed Phaeton, Volkswagen also pulled the satin off a refreshed Tiguan here in Beijing. Like the flagship, the Tiguan has adopted the new corporate horizontal bar grille that we've seen on other recent VWs, ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 BMW 535Li ready for chauffeur duty
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    2011 BMW 535Li – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Audi A8 L W12 isn't the only long-wheelbase saloon to debut at this year's Beijing Motor Show. BMW has a stretched version of the all-new 2011 5 Series that'll be built and sold exclusively in China. The limo-like Fiver is a full ...

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    Beijing 2010: Geely Gleagle GS
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    Geely Gleagle GS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The first time we saw something that could roughly be equated to a sport coupe from Geely was a few years ago at the Detroit Auto Show. That red car had some enormous panel gaps and dubious styling. My, how times change. The star of ...

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    Beijing 2010: First Auto Works Red Flag limo is fit for government work
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    FAW Red Flag – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Beijing-based First Auto Works has long been the provider of the official transportation for the hierarchy of the People's Republic of China. Back in the 1950s, FAW started off building a localized version of the standard Soviet parade ...

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    Beijing 2010: The Stig's Chinese cousin comes out to tour the show
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    To our delight and dismay, there were fewer blatant vehicle clones from China's automakers littering the floor of the Beijing Motor Show this year. That's not to say we didn't encounter a slew of knock-offs, but it seems that the Chinese are finally coming into their own design-wise. However, one ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 Audi A8 L W12 stretches onto the stage
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    2011 Audi A8 L W12 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Measuring approximately 17.5 feet long, the 2011 Audi A8 L W12 is certainly quite grandioso. And while the 500-horsepower 12-cylinder engine and new eight-speed automatic transmission are certainly nothing to sneeze at, what's most ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton ups the luxe
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    2011 Volkswagen Phaeton – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As impressive of a vehicle as the seminal Volkswagen Phaeton may have been, the uber-luxe German sedan was an unqualified flop of an experiment here in the United States. In some other parts of the world, though, VW's BMW and ...

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    Beijing 2010: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break concept is the four-door coupe of wagons
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    Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The shooting break (yes, it's 'break,' not 'brake', according to M-B's marketers) design isn't something new – we've seen it before in smaller vehicles like the original BMW Z3 M Coupe. Today, though, ...

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    Beijing 2010: Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, HHR goes future tech
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    Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Chrysler has failed to find a way to update or replace the retro-styled PT Cruiser, we can definitely see this as a forthcoming replacement to the Chevrolet HHR. The Volt MPV5 is slightly larger than HHR, but fills a ...

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    Beijing 2010: Ford Start concept
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    Ford Start Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As we were checking out the new Ford Start concept at the Beijing Motor Show, we ran into the head of Ford's advanced studio in California, Freeman Thomas, and the mini car's lead exterior designer, Jeff Nield. According to ...

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    Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition is the longest name for a car ever
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    Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Okay, Lamborghini. We get it. It's got 670 horsepower. It has all-wheel drive. It's really fast. It's made for China. It's a limited edition model. Did you really need to put all of that ...

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    Beijing 2010: BMW surprises with Concept Gran Coupé
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    BMW Concept Gran Coupé – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Four-door coupes are nothing new these days, what with vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Volkswagen CC proving that these stylish sedans do, in fact, have a place in the automotive world. What's more, Audi's swoopy ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 Hyundai Accent debuts as Verna across the Pacific
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    Hyundai Verna– Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai's fluidic sculpture design language has now spread to the smallest vehicle in its lineup, and the new sub-compact slated to take the place of the aging Accent was unwrapped on the floor of the Beijing Motor Show. We've been ...

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    Beijing 2010: 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO, glorious front-engined prancing horse
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    Ferrari 599 GTO – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The fact that Ferrari chose Beijing as the official coming out party for its fastest ever front-engined road car is a clear signal of the importance of this market to the crew from Maranello. Whatever the reasons, we're always happy ...

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