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    Report: Germany's Melkus files for bankruptcy

    Another boutique maker of compact sports coupes has filed for bankruptcy in Germany. Melkus was a company we always enjoyed seeing at European auto shows. You never knew where the company would be – all of a sudden you'd notice a sleek, lissome coupe with open gullwing doors and you'd go, ...

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    Video: Inside Volkswagen's cutting-edge Transparent Factory in Dresden

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    There are a lot of impressive things about the Volkswagen Phaeton. Like the notion that a Vee-Dub could share its underpinnings with a Bentley, and the sheer chutzpah of taking the People's Car up-market to compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz ...

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    Reports: Phaeton coming back to the U.S... again *UPDATE

    2011 Volkswagen Phaeton – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This time, with feeling. According to both Bloomberg News and USA Today, Volkswagen is once again considering bringing the ill-fated Phaeton back to the U.S. market. The reasons behind the move are many, but center around VW's ...

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    On the street in Dresden: Wartburg 353, the other East German car

    Wartburg 353 - click above for high-res image gallery
    As we went for an all-too-short walking tour of Dresden this week, amongst all of the modern Volkswagens, Toyotas and BMWs was one sad little sedan. At first glance, it looked like an old Fiat or Lada. A closer look at the badge on the rear ...

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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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    Bentley holding the line on production for now

    UPDATE: Due to a reporting error in the source material, we had the wrong North America sales total for Bentley. The correct number now appears below.Coming off a record year in 2006, Bentley says that we shouldn't expect similar stellar figures in the near future. After building 10,087 units last ...


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