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    Official: Bentley unveils 202-mph Continental GT Speed Convertible
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    That purple haze all in your eyes is the 2013 Bentley GT Speed Convertible. The cynical view is, "Bah, take a GT Speed and cut the top off. There. Pass the salt, please...". But when you're Bentley, more than 90 years old, and charging these kinds of ducats, there's no reason to take the cynic's ...

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    Report: Lincoln MKC crossover headed for Detroit
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    Fresh off the launch of the stylish new MKZ sedan, the newly named Lincoln Motor Company is reportedly preparing for a lineup expansion. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, the first new product joining the Lincoln brand is a small crossover based on the Ford Escape said to be called the MKC. We ...

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    Official: BMW reveals updated 2014 Z4 roadster
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    BMW fans are looking forward to the Detroit Auto Show to get a live look at the new 4 Series Concept and the exciting M6 Gran Coupe, but the show will also be used to introduce the 2014 BMW Z4. At first glance, there's nothing really new here. A trained eye will catch updates like the restyled ...

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    Teased: Cadillac teases production ELR ahead of Detroit Auto Show
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    General Motors has just confirmed that the 2014 Cadillac ELR will make its official debut next month at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. We've already seen the ELR testing earlier this year using the same range-extended electric drive system as the Chevrolet Volt, and based on the shadowy image above, ...

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    Official: Infiniti queues up questionable Q and QX naming scheme
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    Oh boy, this is about to get confusing with a capital Q. Infiniti has just announced a brand-new scheme that calls for completely new model names across its entire lineup of vehicles. Making things even more difficult will be the fact that all coupes, convertible and sedans will get a Q prefix ...

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    Report: 2014 Infiniti G37 headed for Detroit Auto Show reveal
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    According to Cars UK, the next-generation Infiniti G37 sedan will likely debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show next January. We recently spied working prototypes of the new Infiniti out testing, and despite being slathered in camouflage, we have a good idea of how the company's new BMW 3 Series ...

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    Report: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder engine confirmed, big deal debuting in Big Apple
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    There is a lot to like about the Pathfinder Concept Nissan unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The thinly disguised showcar foregoes the body-on-frame construction of the current Pathfinder for a weight savings of about 500 pounds. Nissan also promises fuel economy improvement of about 25 ...

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    Detroit: Ford Fusion, Lexus LF-LC win Eyes on Design awards
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    Every year at the Detroit Auto Show, the Eyes on Design awards honors the best designs among production vehicles and concepts debuting that year. Unlike, say, the North American International Car and Truck of the Year awards, the only vehicles eligible for an Eyes on Design award are the ones ...

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    Report: NHTSA may add extra credit to 5-star crash rating system
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    Do the star-based safety ratings of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration work? We'd point out that automakers work hard to ensure the best ratings possible, and recent data shows that our roads are now safer. NHTSA has made the five-star rating more difficult to obtain, and now ...

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    Video: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet gets unique power wind deflector
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    Automakers have been integrating wind deflectors into convertibles for years now, though in many cases, they're a do-it-yourself, manual affair. The idea is to disrupt the wind enough to eliminate that obnoxious swirling effect that kills conversations and hairstyles in equal measure. That said, ...

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    Video: Lincoln MKZ Concept arrives smokin' hot in Detroit
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    Lincoln dropped plenty of jaws with the company's MKZ Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, but the vehicle may have been a bit hotter than the company intended. Something seems to have gone awry with the showcar's electronics as it sat on the show floor. At some point, thin puffs of smoke began ...

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    Detroit: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2012 Detroit Auto Show Debuts
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    That's a wrap, folks. Press days for the 2012 Detroit Auto Show have come and gone, meaning there's just one thing left to do: pick our favorites. As we said in our end-of-show wrap-up, the Detroit show is back in full force after several years of being stuck in first gear in the wake of a ...

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    Detroit: Top 25 Desktop Wallpapers from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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    The last two days for us auto-obsessive types have been a blur of press conferences and vehicle debuts in what has been a typically hectic Detroit Auto Show. As the final day of the press preview comes to an end, though, we've been able to walk around the show floor and take a closer look at the ...

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    Detroit: We obsessively covered the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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    Press days for the 2012 Detroit Auto Show have now officially ended, and a quick survey of our yield reveals more highly anticipated production vehicles and concepts than we've seen since the days when Chrysler drove a stampede of cattle down Washington Blvd. The heyday of press conference ...

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    Exclusive: Why is the Acura NSX being built in Ohio? [w/poll]
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    Three years (on top of the three-plus we've already waited) is a long time to wait for the second coming of the Acura NSX. Measured in Internet time, it's an infinite opportunity for speculation about the whys and hows of the new car. Aside from the new supercar's hybrid powertrain, the most ...

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    Featured: BMW still has "no plans" for 1 Series hatch in States, X6-like X3 variant in the cards
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    We've just returned from a Detroit Auto Show media roundtable with Klaus Draeger, member of the Board of BMW AG, Development, and he's helped shed some light on both some near- and far-term developments for BMW in the States. Draeger confirmed that BMW has absolutely no plans to expand the ...

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    Detroit: Mercedes-Benz says E-Class hybrid makes cool cars greener
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    In between debuting the Smart for-us and SL on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show today, Mercedes-Benz thought it right to bring out two brown cars that are actually green: diesel and gasoline flavors of the E-Class hybrid. In fact, the E300 diesel hybrid is so efficient that Mercedes calls it ...

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    Report: Cadillac may build two-seat roadster off ATS
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    It's been a while since Cadillac had a roadster in its product portfolio. Since the XLR went out of production at the end of 2009, to be precise. But while the CTS Coupe (and its high-performance counterpart, the CTS-V Coupe) may fill the niche for a svelte wreath-badged two-door, Cadillac may be ...

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    Detroit: XC60 Plug-In Hybrid shows where Volvo is headed
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    Volvo has made it a point to emphasize – surprise – the safety of its plug-in vehicles at recent auto shows. Now, at the Detroit Auto Show, the Swedish automaker has showed off the XC60 Plug-In Gasoline Hybrid Concept, a way to gauge American reaction to the idea of a plug-in CUV from ...

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    Video: Watch a demo of Dodge Dart's all-digital gauge display
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    The 2013 Dodge Dart is Chrysler's first serious attempt at a compact sedan since the Neon, and Team Pentastar appears to be going all out. We were especially interested in getting a first-hand look at the automaker's new infotainment system, and its interesting take on a next-generation ...

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