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    Rumormill: Mercedes prepares to overhaul its confusing naming structure
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    When it comes to German luxury vehicles, it's always the same old story: BMW and Mercedes-Benz duking it out for first place, with Audi gaining ground while locking down third. So why should it be any different when it comes to naming conventions? BMW has clearly taken the lead for which car ...

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    Report: Jaguar to ditch current nameplates for alphanumeric badges?
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    An automaker can't make it in the fringe anymore. Everything's going either upmarket or mainstream, and Jaguar has opted primarily for the latter. The company that not so long ago offered essentially one sedan and one two-door is rapidly expanding to a full lineup. So what's the next step? ...

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    O Alfa Romeo, Alfa Romeo, obey thy father and refuse thy name
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    Shakespeare has proven himself ahead of his time yet again. While Alfa Romeo is making a comeback of epic proportions, parent company Fiat is ordering a new naming scheme for the Torino automaker's models. That's the word according to a report in the British car magazine Autocar. The current Alfa ...

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    Sorting out the automotive alphanumeric name-game
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    Quick: Is an RX a Lexus, or a Mercedes-Benz? It's a Lexus. What about an XG?* And is the "M" an Acura, BMW, Lincoln, or Nissan? Well, that depends on whom you ask (as explained here, Acura squares off with Lincoln, and here, BMW suing Nissan). Kim Seung-hyun of the JoongAng Daily tries to ...

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