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    Followup: Police arrest man for rash of car burnings in Berlin

    The BBC reports that a man has been arrested in connection with over 100 vehicle fires in Berlin. Police have indicated that an unemployed 27-year-old took to arson in response to his own debts and jealousy toward individuals with luxury cars. The suspect set fire to a total of 67 vehicles over a ...

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    Report: Burning cars filling up Berlin streets

    Berlin is facing a rash of vehicle arson this year with more than 320 vehicles set ablaze in 2011 so far. Authorities claim that at least 140 of those incidents have been politically motivated, with the arsonists leaving notes at the scene. Those crimes have targeted luxury makes like BMW and ...

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    Report: Paris takes first step to ban SUVs

    Does a Sport Utility Vehicle belong in the city? Environmental officials in Paris certainly don't think so and they've taken the first steps toward an outright ban of the SUV. While not strictly aimed at SUV owners, the Parisian officials are looking to implement restrictions on gas-guzzling ...

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    Video: Volvo crowns Paris 'naughtiest' city in Europe as part of experiments tied to bizarre S60 launch

    Vovlo tests the world's naughtiness – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Some habits die hard. Swedish manufacturer Volvo has always been one for extensive research. The company's reputation for safety is based largely on its understanding of the mechanics of a collision thanks to ...

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    Report: German government rejects $1.3 billion Opel aid request

    General Motors is hard at work restructuring its brands here in the U.S., but we mustn't forget about overseas divisions, like Opel, that still require some financial aid to get things up and running at full capacity again. As we reported last month, GM came to an agreement with Opel's German ...

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    Spotted in Berlin: It's a Trabi-Safari, tour the old east side in a Trabant

    A Trabi-Safari in Berlin - click above for high-res image gallery
    For all the high tech engineering wizardry that symbolizes the modern German car industry, the Trabant 601 was the absolute antithesis of it all. The slow, smoky Trabi was a perfect icon for the failure of the ironically named ...

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    Fiat 500 handles like its on rails for German debut

    We knew the new 500 was maneuverable, but Fiat's local marketing schemes have enabled the car to go up in the air and down under ground, too. Following the British unveiling of the car on the London Eye, the German debut of the 500 takes it around Berlin's subway on flatbed railway cars. The ...

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    Corners like it's on rails: Unimog dual-mode road-railer

    We here at Autoblog love the Mercedes Unimog, despite its decidedly low-speed nature. It has to do with all that versatility - whether it's running a front-mounted snowblower, spinning a mower deck, or hoisting a lift platform, the 'mog has a way to get the job done. It's like a four-wheeled ...

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    The story behind "The Automobile"

    We were taken aback at the sheer size of "The Automobile" that held court along with the new Audi TT during the latter's debut in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin last month. The size of the sculpture was surprisingly subtle to us until we saw an image of it with a man barely able to see ...


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