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Lost at Sea: Mulliner Puts a Boat Deck inside a Bentley Continental GT’s Trunk

Presenting the Bentley Motors Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner, a car with nearly as many syllables in its name as examples being built. It is a hand-crafted batch of exactly 30 vehicles, and yet another luxury automaker’s ode to yachts, this time named after the Greek goddess of calm seas, Galene. Bentley’s customization division, […] …

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Volkswagen Reveals Sixth-Generation Polo, Americans Can Rent One in Europe

The small Volkswagen Polo, introduced in 1975 to accompany the Golf that had debuted a year earlier, remains a vehicle of global importance for Wolfsburg, having shifted over 14 million units over its life span. But it’s never been exported to the United States. Volkswagen has just unveiled the sixth generation of its successful supermini, […] …

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The Bigger 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Costs $385 More Than the Old One

The new, significantly bigger Volkswagen Tiguan is a lot more car than its predecessor, but it won’t cost a lot more money. The 2018 Tiguan, which is more than 10 inches longer than before and now offers a third row of seats, costs just $385 more than did the 2017 model, with a base price […] …

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Oil (Won’t) Be Back: Audi Confirms Diesel Is Dead for the U.S.

Long-serving Volkswagen Group executives wince when they hear the word Dieselgate. As they should; the scandal has cost the company millions in buyback restitution and an as yet unquantified amount in damage to its reputation. But although the company remains committed to diesel technology in Europe, we now have confirmation from a senior source that […] …

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Audi Wants High-Performance EVs to Join Hybrid RS Variants

The great thing about talking to senior executives at auto companies is that they know considerably more than their PR minders do. And sometimes, if you get the right exec on the right day, they’re prepared to talk about things the spin doctors would advise against revealing. We suspect that Peter Mertens, new head of […] …

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The Ultimate Mercedes-AMG: Details Emerge on Project One

Mercedes-Benz celebrated the 50th anniversary of AMG at the 2017 edition of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring this weekend, but the seven AMG GT3s gunning for the podium were just part of the excitement. In a darkened trackside room, AMG CEO Tobias Moers pulled the cover off a drivetrain mockup and spilled a few […] …

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Porsche Plans Crackdown on GT-Car Speculators and Flippers

Like many of the world’s most desirable cars, Porsche’s GT models attract the interest of buyers who are more keen to buy them as investments than for driving pleasure. But now the automaker says it is planning to crack down on those who have been betting on the rising value of some of its rarer GT variants […] …

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Dynamic Aero Application: Porsche Patents Rear Diffuser Technology

The dynamic rear wing on new Porsches (such as the 718 Boxster pictured above) may soon be joined by a rear diffuser that automatically deploys itself in similar fashion. That’s if a recently published patent filed by Porsche with the United States Patent and Trademark Office makes the transition from idea to reality. According to the patent, this rear […] …

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Volkswagen to Kill Diesels in Favor of Hybrids for Smallest Cars

Exploding costs and brutal new emissions laws will do what the Dieselgate emissions scandal couldn’t do–kill off Volkswagen’s small-diesel-engine range, or at least the ones smaller than those it sold in the United States, VW executives are saying. Volkswagen’s head of development, Frank Welsch, said this week that the next generation of the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder […] …

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Uber Drivers to Get Paid in $20 Million FTC Settlement

Ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to settle claims it misled prospective drivers by making bloated claims about earning potential and ran a deceptive vehicle lending and leasing program. The $20 million settlement will go toward refunding affected drivers, the FTC said in a statement on January 19. […] …

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