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BMW confirms M8 GTE for 2018 – FOXSports.com

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

BMW has confirmed that its 2018 GTE contender will be based on the new M8 model, as the German manufacturer ramps up for a dual championship factory GT program next year. A fully camouflaged, early prototype of the production car (pictured above) was unveiled during a driving event at the Nürburgring on Saturday, ahead of this afternoon’s 24-hour race. It comes just days after images of the new 8-series concept…

Big auto lender only checked 8% of applicants’ incomes – CNNMoney

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Nearly 107 million Americans have an auto loan. It’s a record high, and there are growing concerns that many people who obtained their car loans couldn’t really can’t afford them. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) { afterParagraphFour = true; } currentParagraph = storytext.childNodes[i]; heights += currentParagraph.clientHeight; if (heights >= limit && insertAfterThisParagraphIndex === -1) { insertAfterThisParagraphIndex = SMARTASSET.setDivIndex(i); console.log(“insert after paragraph number ” + i); console.log(“HEIGHTS = ”…

Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Used Infiniti Q50 luxury sedans await buyers at a dealership in the Detroit suburb of Novi, Mich. Leases are ending on a large number of Q50s and other cars, flooding the market with quality used cars.(Photo: Tom Krisher, AP) DETROIT — In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters…

Is the BMW M8 is Worth the Wait? – Automobile

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Say hello to the BMW M8. Although it’s still under wraps — literally, this latest Bavarian beauty was crafted along side the all-new 8 Series Concept that made its stunning debut earlier this week in Milan, Italy. BMW is tight lipped on all the details; but we are told that this fully camouflaged BMW M8 prototype “will be unveiled in a driving presentation as part of the support program for…

BMW’s new concept motorcycle looks like it belongs in Blade Runner – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

BMW’s motorcycle division has shown off a new concept bike called the BMW Motorrad Concept Link. And while it’s far more tame than the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept that the company flaunted last year, it’s a much more realistic take on what the near-future of Beemers could look like. That starts with how the Concept Link is an all-electric vehicle. BMW positions the bike as a representation of…

Don’t call BMW’s futuristic new concept motorbike a scooter – TechCrunch

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

This looks like a scooter, but it’s actually the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, the latest in BMW’s series of exhaustingly named Motorrad concept vehicles, which imagine a not-so distant future in which we all travel around in angular, sci-fi style. The Link offers an electric drive, which makes possible the lower seat that BMW says facilitates easily getting on and off the vehicle. It has a reverse gear, which is…

BMW’s new concept motorcycle looks like it belongs in Blade … – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

BMW’s motorcycle division has shown off a new concept bike called the BMW Motorrad Concept Link. And while it’s far more tame than the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept that the company flaunted last year, it’s a much more realistic take on what the near-future of Beemers could look like. That starts with how the Concept Link is an all-electric vehicle. BMW positions the bike as a representation of…

Don’t call BMW’s futuristic new concept motorbike a scooter – TechCrunch

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

This looks like a scooter, but it’s actually the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, the latest in BMW’s series of exhaustingly named Motorrad concept vehicles, which imagine a not-so distant future in which we all travel around in angular, sci-fi style. The Link offers an electric drive, which makes possible the lower seat that BMW says facilitates easily getting on and off the vehicle. It has a reverse gear, which is…

BMW recalls more than 45000 older 7-Series cars because doors can fly open – CNBC

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

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BMW, Mercedes Become Latest Carmakers Caught in Trump Crossfire – Bloomberg

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

BMW, Mercedes-Benz and VW are getting their turn in the crosshairs of U.S. President Donald Trump, who’s making a habit out of attacking the visible — and free trade-dependent — auto industry. “The Germans are bad, very bad,” Der Spiegel cited Trump as saying to unidentified participants at a closed-door meeting Thursday with European Union officials in Brussels. “Look at the millions of cars that they sell in the U.S….

Trump reportedly calls Germans ‘very bad,’ threatens to end German car sales – CNBC

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

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Back to the shop: Why California is telling Volkswagen to retool spending plan – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Volkswagen’s plan to promote electric cars in California, part of its penalty for a massive air-pollution scandal, is being sent back for repairs because state officials say it doesn’t do enough to help low-income communities with bad air quality. The California Air Resources Board directed Volkswagen this week to retool its plan to build charging stations, organize shuttle services and embark on public-relations campaigns to get more Californians to buy…

The Best Thing That Can Happen To Electric Cars Is What Happened To PCs In The 1990s – Jalopnik

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

At this moment, the idea that we’re on the brink of electric cars becoming cheaper to build than combustion cars is getting a lot of traction, along with the idea that EVs will be as cheap to own as the loud kind of car even sooner. These are important developments, and while it’s potentially good news for consumers, it’s not enough. The ideal model for electric vehicles should be similar…

These are the safest cars on the road – CNNMoney

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cars are getting safer. A new report identified 11 different car and SUV models in which no one died over a four year period. That’s the highest number of models without a single fatality ever recorded by this survey. The report, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, looks at federal government auto fatality data from 2012 through 2015. These were the safest vehicles: Audi Q7 SUV Volkswagen (VLKAF) Tiguan…

What Self-Driving Cars See – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Chevrolet is official vehicle of Little Caesars Arena – The Detroit News

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

The sponsorship includes Chevrolet branding on the arena’s northeast entrance along Woodward Avenue at the QLine stop, with interior features, and Chevrolet Plaza, an outdoor event space on the arena’s west side that will include a large video screen for concert and community programs.(Photo: GM) General Motors Co. said Thursday it has inked a deal with Olympia Entertainment to make Chevrolet the official vehicle brand of Little Caesars Arena. The…

Electric cars becoming popular as grid gets greener – Salon

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — The amount of heat-trapping pollution that’s released every time Bill Williams drives his electric sedan a mile down a road here has fallen by about a quarter in the three years since he bought it. Williams’ car hasn’t changed, but the electricity that powers it has. In Tennessee, power once generated overwhelmingly by coal has given way to more nuclear and natural gas power. With the rising number…

BMW plans for a future where nobody buys cars – WFMZ Allentown

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

ReachNow via CNN ReachNow via CNN Related content WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) – BMW has turned Seattle into a testbed for how car companies can stay relevant in changing times. The German carmaker is experimenting with a range of mobility services to try to connect with people uninterested in buying a car. BMW isn’t the first automaker to embrace trends like ride-sharing and mobility apps. Competitors such as Daimler and GM operate…

Software update can fix Fiat Chrysler’s US diesel issue: lawyer – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

WASHINGTON Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) believes a software update can address U.S. regulators’ contention that its diesel vehicles are producing excess emissions, a lawyer for the company said at a court hearing on Wednesday. The lawyer admitted no wrongdoing by the Italian-American automaker, however. The Justice Department filed a civil suit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 2014-2016 diesel and…

Tattooed "Joker" lookalike arrested after pointing gun at cars, Miami police say – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A distinctive looking man was picked up by police Tuesday in southwest Miami-Dade and is facing a weapons charge, CBS Miami reports. Just after 6:30 p.m., police received reports describing a man with facial tattoos and green hair — bearing a striking resemblance to the Joker in the “Batman” movies — after allegedly pointing a gun at passing cars on a local street. When an officer arrived…