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    Official: Audi celebrates diesel milestone with triple-charged RS5 TDI concept

    Diesels are typically slower than their gasoline counterparts, but leave it to Audi to turn that notion on its head. After dominating Le Mans and the international endurance racing scene under diesel power for the better part of a decade, the German automaker toyed with the idea of an oil-burning ...

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    Official: Porsche kicks off Macan production at revamped Leipzig plant

    After over two years of construction and roughly 500 million euros ($684 million at current rates) invested, Porsche finally opened its Leipzig, Germany, factory expansion on February 11. The improvements to the plant are dedicated to building the Macan and include a new body shop, paint shop and ...

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    Report: Porsche to only build next Panamera in Leipzig?

    Manufacture of the next-generation Porsche Panamera could be moving, if a report from Reuters is true. The current-generation Panamera range has its bodies welded together and painted at a Volkswagen facility in Hanover before being shipped to Leipzig where final assembly takes place. According ...

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    Report: Porsche Cayenne, Panamera production halted by flooding [UPDATE]

    If you recently ordered a Porsche Cayenne or a Panamera, delivery may take a little longer than originally expected. Automotive News reports that production of both models has been temporarily halted at the Porsche assembly plant in Leipzig, Germany as the result of supply shortages caused by ...

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    Report: EU to probe Porsche taxpayer grant to build new Macan

    Porsche won't put its second crossover into production for another year, but the Macan is already causing some controversy. Not the Porsche-has-sold-its-soul controversy that accompanied the launch of its big brother Cayenne, but the why-is-the-German-government-subsidizing-it kind. According to ...

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    Official: Porsche's Leipzig plant celebrates 500,000 units, gets ready for Macan

    Porsche has marked an important milestone at its Leipzig plant: The manufacturing facility has officially cranked out its 500,000th vehicle. Matthias Muller, Porsche president and CEO, gave a specially outfitted Cayenne to the city of Leipzig as a token of the company's appreciation for giving ...

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    Official: Mazda debuts supercharged MX-5 Miata Yusho concept in Leipzig

    Mazda has unveiled a pair of special MX-5 Miata models just for the 2012 Leipzig Motor Show, including a supercharged version of everyone's favorite roadster. For the latter showcar, dubbed "Yusho," Mazda has turned to our friends at Flyin' Miata for a supercharger kit to boost the machine's ...

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    Official: Porsche celebrates building 100,000th second-generation Cayenne

    Say what you will about the Porsche Cayenne – whether you think it's the best-handling SUV on the market or a storied automaker turning its back on its heritage – you can't argue that it hasn't been a huge success for the German automaker. In fact, Porsche has produced 100,000 ...

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    Official: Porsche gears up for Cajun production with Leipzig expansion

    Back in 1999, Porsche settled on the location for a new factory in Leipzig, Germany. It opened its doors in 2002 with production of the Cayenne, and further expanded in 2009 to gear up for the Panamera. As of November, 2011, the assembly plant has built some 420,000 vehicles, but that's just the ...

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    Officially Official: Porsche greenlights Cajun production for Leipzig

    Regardless of what the purists think of it, Porsche found a winning business model with the Cayenne SUV. And based on that success, the German automaker is proceeding with plans to build its little brother at its Leipzig plant. The new model, tentatively dubbed "Cajun," will be produced ...

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    Report: Porsche to hire 1,000 employees as it ramps up for Cajun

    Porsche would like to double its global sales to about 200,000 per year. That's an ambitious goal for a niche company, but Porsche intends to make things happen with the help of more money and manpower. AutoWeek reports that the German automaker plans to hire 1,000 employees by 2015. Half the ...

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    Cruze RS, Euro style: Chevrolet unveils Irmscher Edition at AMI Leipzig

    Chevrolet Cruze Irmscher Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fair is fair. If North American buyers will have the option of equipping their Chevrolet Cruze with the RS sports package – unveiled just a couple of weeks ago at the New York Auto Show – when it finally ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW 5-Series Touring spied prior to Leipzig debut

    BMW 5-Series Touring spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Only days after receiving official word that BMW would be unveiling its next-generation 5 Series Touring at the Auto Mobil International in Leipzig, our spies have spotted a nearly finished prototype frolicking in the ...

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    BMW confirms 5 Series Touring reveal for Leipzig

    Current-generation BMW 5 Series Touring
    BMW has announced the debut of the company's latest generation 5 Series Touring, so rumors of the Touring's demise may have been exaggerated. To be fair, the BMW 5 Series Touring was never going to go away altogether – not when it sells in big numbers ...

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    See For Yourself: Porsche Panamera production starts in Leipzig

    Porsche Panamera assembly begins at Leipzig – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    After years of anticipation and ramp-up, Porsche has finally begun production of the Panamera four-door model at its factory in Leipzig. But don't take our word for it, you can go and see for yourself as ...

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    Audi to reveal TT-RS Roadster at Leipzig Motor Show

    2010 Audi TT-RS – Click above to enlarge
    Audi rolled out the fixed-head version of its new TT-RS a couple of weeks ago at the Geneva Motor Show, but a topless version was nowhere in sight. There's a reason for that: this weekend at Germany's Leipzig AMI show, the automaker will be expanded ...

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    BMW X1 to offer both all- and rear-wheel drive

    Click above for high-res gallery of the BMW X1 Concept In a move that marks a significant departure from its current direction, BMW will offer both all- and rear-wheel drive versions of its upcoming BMW X1 model. Up to this point, consumers have only been offered all-wheel-drive mechanicals under ...

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    Porsche's Panamera production push spurs ???150 million Leipzig investment

    Orange buildings show planned expansion. Click to enlarge.Earlier today, we covered AutoWeek's latest report on the Porsche Panamera. This week, Porsche held the "topping out" ceremony for that car's new production facility in Leipzig. Part of a €150,000,000 expansion of the Leipzig plant, ...

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    Porsche Panamera update: New renderings, production issues

    The April 16th issue of AutoWeek is hitting mailboxes across the country, but for those of you without a subscription or who are too lazy to make it to the mailbox, they've produced a new rendering of the Porsche Panamera.Stuttgart's latest deviation from its core products is said to debut at the ...

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    Porsche Panamera test mule in the open

    Even though we've stood in front of it in Frankfurt, talked to the people instrumental in its existence and even told you when and where it will be produced, it still strikes us as odd to write about a four-door Porsche. It's coming, whether we're ready for it or not, and this latest sighting is ...


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