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    Report: Mercedes to build long-wheelbase C-Class for China
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    It seems that for any sedan – luxury or otherwise – to flourish in the Chinese auto market, it must offer a long-wheelbase model. Recent news of Chinese-exclusive stretch jobs includes the Infiniti M, BMW 3 Series and even the Hyundai Elantra, and now Reuters is reporting that ...

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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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    Spy Shots: Long-wheelbase Range Rover in the works?
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    The current Land Rover Range Rover is equally capable of going up mountains, going down Munich's Maximilienstrasse and going across Kenya's Masaai Mara. The next Range Rover, which we've seen plenty of spy shots of, appears set to wade into territory completely new to it: a long-wheelbase version. ...

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    Report: Hyundai launching extended-wheelbase Elantra for China
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    Hyundai is reportedly adding a few extra inches to the Elantra in a bid to snag more sales in China. According to Bloomberg, the Korean manufacturer is opening a new $1 billion facility in Beijing to will produce a new, slightly longer version of the Elantra Sedan. The four door will also be a ...

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    Confirmed: BMW confirms 3 Series long-wheelbase model for Beijing
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    After we saw spy shots of a long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series for China, we knew it one was coming. Now BMW has confirmed that the car will indeed bow at Auto China 2012, otherwise known as the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, which kicks off on April 23. The LWB 3 Series has an 4.3-inch wheelbase stretch and ...

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    Spy Shots: Long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series spotted in the wild
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    A few images of the new Chinese-market long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series have made their way to the web. The vehicle's profile clearly shows a few extra inches of room for rear passengers, though the additional space between the front and rear wheels doesn't infringe too heavily on the sedan's ...

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    Spy Shots: Long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series spotted testing
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    The Chinese like long-wheelbase versions of sedans, because execs like to be able to stretch out while the drivers ferry them about – and the country, if you didn't know, has a whole lot of executives. Audi sells a stretched A4 there, and BMW evidently feels the market looks robust enough ...

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    Report: VW to build stretched version of new Passat in China
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    2011 Volkswagen Passat – Click above for high-res image gallery
    China is getting its own version of the new Passat, and, big surprise, it's going to have a stretched wheelbase. China Car Times is reporting that the embiggened version of the next generation Passat will be 120mm (about 4.5 ...

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    Shanghai Preview: Citroën Metropolis concept is a bit of a stretch
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    Citroën Metropolis Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few carmaking nations manage to straddle the extremes of the market quite like the French. At one end, we've got the Bugatti Veyron (yes, we know it's owned by a German, but go with us for a minute here), and at the ...

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    Spy Shots: Long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz E Class spotted getting ready for China
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    The Chinese market has always had a penchant for stretched-wheelbase versions of luxury sedans, adding a bit of wheelbase to everything from Buicks and Volvos to BMWs and Audis. The most recent vehicle to go on the rack is the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Apparently the Benz is lagging a bit in the ...

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    Spy Shots: Long-wheelbase Equus prototype is one big Hyundai
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    The long wheelbase Hyundai Equus VL500 -- Click above for image gallery
    Just when you were getting comfortable with Hyundai's $39,000 Genesis, the Korean automaker sprung the $50,000 Equus on you. Now, Hyundai has upped the stakes with the Equus VL500, a long wheel-base version of its ...

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    Volvo unveils long-wheelbase S80L for Chinese market
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    Just like the long-wheelbase Audi A4L that debuted in China yesterday, Volvo has just rolled out a longer S80 with an extended wheelbase designed to suit Chinese premium car buyers' tastes. Unlike the Audi, we have a profile shot to show the extra length of the Volvo S80L. Volvo entered the Chinese ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: Spyker to unveil long-wheelbase C8
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    The current standard-wheelbase Spyker C8 Laviolette Spyker may be down, but it's not out. The Dutch exotic automaker has fallen on some hard times, but that's not going to stop it from moving forward with at least some of its plans. The C12 Zagato has been postponed indefinitely, but at the ...

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    Official Shots: Cadillac DTS-L
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    click on image to enlargeWe told you last week that reports of Cadillac building a long-wheelbase version of the DTS were true, and now we have confirmation in the form of official shots of the long legged sedan released by General Motors today. While no information accompanied the images, you can ...

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    Cadillac unveiling long-wheelbase DTS in L.A.
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    UPDATE 1 - Motor Trend's blog confirms the rest of the details that were floating around. 8-inch stretch, privacy seating, etc. A couple of sites have posted reports that Cadillac will be unveiling a long-wheelbase version of the DTS at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Intrigued, we checked with some of ...

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    Cadillac to debut China-only SLS at Beijing Show
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    GM is taking the care and feeding of its growing business in China very seriously. Case in point: The 2007 Cadillac SLS, which will make its public debut at Auto China (the Beijing Motor Show) next week. The SLS is essentially an STS lengthened an additional 100mm (~4 inches) to give backseat ...

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    How big of a hit will the Chrysler's 300C LWB be?
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    Rick Kranz of Automotive News recently penned a piece asking just how popular will the upcoming Chrysler 300C LWB (Long Wheelbase) be, and is Chrysler underestimating its appeal to the public. DCX is saying it expects to sell around 70 percent of its LWB models to the livery business, which ...

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    New York Auto Show: Kickin' back in the Chrysler 300 LWB
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    Absent the Imperial Concept, nothing says “Upper Middle Class” like the Chrysler 300 LWB and its six-inches of extra length, 10.2-cubic feet of additional interior space and whopping 46-inches of rear legroom. Those extra six inches are extremely transparent from the outside, as evident ...

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