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    ETC: What will the next Presidential limo look like?
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    With recent news that the Secret Service has begun soliciting proposals for a new armored limousine, we've been wondering what the next presidential limo might look like. The current machine, nicknamed "The Beast," has a design based on a car that's no longer sold: the Cadillac DTS. If General ...

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    Report: Cadillac to vie for Secret Service armored car contract, new Beast?
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    President Obama has used the same armored limo since his inauguration in 2008. Known by many as The Beast, the Presidential Limo was provided by Cadillac and earned its nickname in large part because of its massive size, which isn't surprising considering that its Caddy-shaped bodywork is said to ...

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    Report: President Obama's limo breaks down in Israel
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    Reports are coming in from Israel that President Obama's limousine, often called "The Beast," has broken down. You might be wondering how the most protected vehicle in the world could break down on an overseas visit, and the answer would surprise you. There's a bit of discrepancy over what ...

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    Spy Shots: Next Mercedes S-Class stretching into this 600 Pullman limo
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    To the concern of nobody in particular, Mercedes-Benz will not be re-upping its Maybach line of ultra-luxury limousines. No, instead the German automaker will be stretching its already roomy S-Class, to make this upcoming 600 Pullman version of the decked-out beast. The car in our new gallery of ...

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    Report: Russia's Putin "unhappy" with limo, Marussia and GAZ working on alternatives
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    A few years ago Russian president Dmitri Medvedev decided he wanted officials to be chauffeured in Russian limousines, not the German executive sedans everyone had become accustomed to (such as the Mercedes-Benz pictured above). Naturally, that meant turning to Russia's own ZiL to create a litter ...

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    Report: How the demise of Lincoln's Town Car has kick-started a limo revolution
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    The deaths of the Ford Crown Victoria and the Lincoln Town Car have meant overhauls of three high-profile American fleets: police, taxi and livery car. Just as police fleets are more open to considering other options and a Nissan van is the new face of the NYC taxi, livery car companies are ...

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    Official: Toyota going after Town Car market with Avalon livery model
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    Now that we've waved goodbye to the Lincoln Town Car, there's a big ol' hole in the automotive market for new livery vehicles – you know, the blacked-out hire cars frequently seen idling outside of airport terminals and hotels. Cadillac has announced that its XTS flagship will be offered ...

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    ETC: Aussies turn Bumblebee Camaro into gullwing door limo [w/videos]
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    It is in Perth, Australia – a place that even Aussies consider a hike – where you'll find this, a Transformers-themed Bumblebee Camaro limousine with both scissor and gullwing doors. Created by Showtime Limos, the pony car has gone draft horse with seating for eight and ...

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    Official: Cadillac XTS lineup expands to livery, limo and hearse models
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    Cadillac has announced a trio of new specialty vehicles based on the 2013 XTS, including a livery sedan, limousine, and 'funeral coach' (read: hearse). The first model mentioned, the livery sedan, is a factory package from General Motors, and features an air-leveling rear suspension, heated rear ...

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    ETC: Dacia Duster limousine an ambitious student project [w/video]
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    The Dacia Duster catches a lot of ire from the the Top Gear boys, but the work of 23 students could (but probably won't) put an end to that. The students are part of Dacia's Engineering Projects Auto Program, and have gone about creating a stretched Dacia Duster. The team started by cutting the ...

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    Report: London's special traffic lanes for Olympians branded 'Zil lanes'
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    The British have a unique sense of humor – think Monty Python and Benny Hill – and there's no reason that the 2012 Olympics shouldn't be cause for celebrating it. So when we caught wind of this story from the BBC, we had to smile. It seems Londoners fed up with the Olympic intrusion ...

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    Confirmed: Lincoln MKT Town Car to get 2.0-liter EcoBoost
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    Livery operators can thank Ford for shaving a few extra bucks from their fuel budgets, courtesy of a new four-cylinder engine option for the Lincoln MKT Town Car. Lincoln is offering its professional version of the MKT, the replacement for the venerable Town Car, with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost in ...

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    Binz's 19-foot long Mercedes E-Class wagon will fill your screen
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    We're not exactly sure why an orange, stretched Mercedes-Benz wagon has been rippling across the automotive Internet, but hey, it's bizarre and looks like nothing more than a stylish hearse, so why not? Besides, professional cars – that's what you call custom coachwork limos, hearses and ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: 1985 Saab Turbo Limo is the ultimate high school reunion ride
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    Yes, we've seen this 1985 Saab 900 Turbo limo for sale before. But somehow, this time is just seems more right. And we've got more pictures this go-around. With the Saab brand now dormant and little hope for a true renaissance, save for one that comes in name only, Saab's future must lie in the ...

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    Report: How many limos does the U.S. government actually use?
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    Limos are evil or at least the people who ride in them are. That's the takeaway we get after learning that the United States government is getting out of having so many, or at least counting as many, according to The Huffington Post. By 2010, the U.S. government owned 412 limos, according to ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz rolls out the gold carpet in Cannes
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    We've seen some rather unfortunately garish chrome-jobs in our day, and yes, some have even ladled on the shiny stuff in gold. Many of those have also been Mercedes-Benz vehicles. But while we've come to expect that kind of bling from owners with cash coming out of their Ferragamo shoes, we ...

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    Video: Stretched Dodge Challenger SRT limo is a prom date's dream ride
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    Whether you fondly remember your prom or are doing your very best to forget it, something tells us it would have been way better had you arrived in the machine you're about to see in the video after the break. Yes, it's a limo – and what high schooler wouldn't want to get dropped off in a ...

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    Geneva: Ruf stretches Porsche Panamera to gloriously hideous effect
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    Give the people what they want. And when it comes to China, the people – or more accurately, the gilded class – want their rides long. Extra long. And Ruf is all too happy to oblige, stretching a Porsche Panamera S some 400mm; 250mm at the B-pillar and another 150mm at the rear ...

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    Spy Shots: Cadillac XTS stretch limousine spotted looking prom-idential
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    A seriously stretched Cadillac XTS has been snapped during cold-weather testing doing what appeared to be checks of its traction-control, braking and stability systems, according to our spy photographers. With the Lincoln Town Car having left the building, Cadillac probably sees a huge ...

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    Report: China issues list of approved vehicles for government purchase, excludes imports for first time
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    A black, Chinese-market Audi A6L is practically the poster-child for Communist Party officials who demand extra legroom rear legroom in a stretched version of standard sedan. The Chinese government reportedly spends 80 million renminbi ($12.7 million U.S.) per year on wheels for its bureaucrats, ...

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