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First Drive: 2018 Porsche Panamera 4-E Hybrid

Porsche has never been a diesel kind of car brand, though its parent company, Volkswagen Group, is heavily invested in Germany’s favourite type of engine, as are rivals Daimler and BMW Group. While the local auto industry in general continues…

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The Inevitable Super-Sport SUV from Lamborghini

Lamborghini may have been hinting at a 2020’s, Tesla-dictated future when it unveiled its Terzo Millennio electric-powered super car concept at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier this month, but its short-term, bankable future starts December 4, when the Italian brand launches…

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It’s Always Hard Picking a Favourite Car

It’s a simple question, one I get often when people find out what I do for a living. But it continues to be one of the hardest for me to answer. “What’s the best car you’ve ever driven?” After it…

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BMW and Volkswagen Try to Beat Apple and Google at their Own Game

Volkswagen is delving into quantum computing. BMW is building a giant new data centre. And Bosch this week announced plans to construct a factory to build chips for self-driving cars. The moves are part of an expanding effort by European car makers and…

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Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW in Race to Make Self-Driving Cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will cooperate with BMW to develop self-driving cars, the companies said Wednesday, as traditional automakers look to defend their turf against cash-rich Silicon Valley giants eager to upend the industry. Autonomous vehicles are expected to transform the auto industry…

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Can Ford Turn itself into A Tech Company?

On a Sunny afternoon in early October, I drove across a parking lot in Ann Arbor, Mich., and down a sloping road to a second, private lot. A fence lining the lot’s perimeter was covered in black fabric, as if to…

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Dodge Debuts Limited Edition Mopar Challengers in Chicago

Dodge unveiled two Challengers at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show that help celebrate the 80th anniversary of FCA’s Mopar performance division. Each special-edition Challenger will receive a host of performance and exterior upgrades as well as a new name — Mopar Dodge Challenger — and…

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Five Gems and Oddities at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Chicago is a hell of a town and this year’s auto show is no different. If you are heading to the Windy City to see the latest rides from your favourite brands, be sure to check out these. Here’s a…

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2018 McLaren 570S Spider Coming to Goodwood

Move over, 570S Coupe and 570GT, the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider will make its world debut at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on June 29. The two-seat, rear-wheel drive Sports Series Spider features a retractable hardtop that drops in…

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Tesla’s Tiered Pricing Is a Hurdle, but a Fair One

Tesla, Elon Musk’s pioneering electric car company, originally offered its Model S sedan in two variants. The difference was a few lines of software code that restricted the energy available from one version’s battery. A simple, over-the-air change in that code could…

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