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Rubin: The dream cars of the Dream Cruisers – The Detroit News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Buy Photo Paul Meray of Warren shows the original V8, vegetable juice, as a joke, under the hood of his 1963 Ford Falcon.(Photo: Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)Buy Photo Paul Meray loves his ’63 Ford Falcon convertible, as well he should. It’s Venetian yellow, an optional pastel that year, with a black top and new black upholstery. The retired fire captain from Warren saw it on eBay four years…

Unwrapping the First Customer Bugatti Chiron in the US – The Drive

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

The Bugatti Chiron is the latest high-speed hyper car from France, complete with a ridiculous price tag and even more ridiculous performance numbers. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, here’s the deal: a check for about $3 million will get you 1 of 500 Chirons with 1,500 horsepower and the ability to hit 260 miles per hour at the flex of a toe. With the…

Pebble Beach 2017: BMW brings new Z4, M8 to the concept lawn – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

German car company BMW is taking advantage of a captive audience of auto fans and journalists assembled for the annual Monterey Car Week to unveil a pair of concept vehicles on the lawn at Pebble Beach. The two concept cars, which the company says precede production cars that will be revealed some time next year, represent new versions of BMW’s M8 sports car and its Z4 roadster. Photographs released by…

Marchionne Fuels The Inevitable Breakup Of Fiat Chrysler – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jeep is the jewel in the FCA crown as CEO Sergio Marchionne marches to an inevitable break-up of the company. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) It increasingly looks like Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is fueling interest in selling or spinning off the company’s brands as a way of maximizing shareholder value and finding new management leadership before he retires in 2019. Trade weekly Automotive News reported Monday that the automaker…

Improvements make the Buick Encore competitive – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Buick’s Encore is in its first encore. Launched in 2013, the Encore basically pioneered the small luxury crossover niche. The problem is, other competitors took note and improved on the concept. Today, Buick is trying to work Encore back into a tight circle that includes entries from Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz (and soon, from Cadillac). An update this year gives Encore a fresher look inside and out. The exterior…

Sixt CEO hints at car-sharing merger talks between BMW and Daimler – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmakers Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and BMW (BMWG.DE) may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt (SIXG.DE) hinted on Thursday. Daimler and BMW have discussed pooling their car-sharing businesses to better compete against ride-hailing companies like Uber [UBER.UL] and Lyft which have started offering pay-per-use mobility services which are more convenient than car…

Volkswagen submits roadmap on recall of 3.23 lakh cars before NGT – Economic Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

NEW DELHI: German auto major Volkswagen, which is embroiled in a global emission scandal, today submitted a roadmap before the National Green Tribunal to recall over 3.23 lakh vehicles in the country fitted with a ‘defeat device’ meant to fudge emission tests. The roadmap was submitted by it in pursuance to the NGT’s direction passed yesterday. The automobile giant is in the process of recalling several million cars across the…

Watch An ‘Indefensible’ Car Hack Disable An Alfa Romeo’s Safety Systems – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at the Los Angeles Film Festival opening night premiere after party at Culver Studios on June 14, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Spotlight Cinema Networks) Car hacks are old hat nowadays, from a research perspective at least, but an attack that may affect pretty much every car manufacturer on the planet could be real cause for concern. It…

2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Chevy’s Big SUV Gets Bigger And Better Where It Counts – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Chevrolet The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse features revamped styling With more than 40 percent market share it’s clear SUVs have won the new vehicle sales race. At least for now. And what drives this love of SUVs? Some say it’s the elevated ride height. Some suggest it’s the rugged ”I live an active lifestyle” styling. Some would point to more confident foul-weather driving. And some insist it’s the flexible/functional nature of SUVs, allowing them…

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye in developing self-driving platform – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

The joint effort by Mobileye, Intel and BMW to develop an autonomous driving platform that can be used by other automakers has a new partner: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). FCA and the group signed a memorandum of understanding to work together, which opens the door for FCA to contribute to the progress the team has already made. Already, BMW, Intel and Mobileye (which Intel subsequently acquired) have been working on…

Volkswagen Releases New Teaser for T-Roc Crossover – The Drive

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Volkswagen Nederland (Netherlands) YouTube channel just dropped the most revealing teaser yet of the upcoming T-Roc compact crossover. VW’s crossover/SUV lineup was in desperate need of revamping and the automaker is currently in the middle of making all the right moves between dropping the Touareg, nailing it with the Atlas, and now coming out with the T-Roc later this month. The T-Roc will be Volkswagen’s smallest crossover slotting below…

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW in Race to Make Self-Driving Cars – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

But on Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler said that it would join BMW’s existing alliance with Intel and the chip maker’s newly acquired self-driving technology unit, Mobileye. Fiat Chrysler and BMW said they were open to additional partners. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “There was an expectation Fiat Chrysler was resigned to being a hardware manufacturer for Apple or Google,” said James Hodgson, a senior analyst at ABI Research. “This is…

Upper Manhattan Auto Show showcases women and their wheels – New York Daily News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

It was a sunny summer day in 2003, and the Mini Cooper S, a remake of one of Britain’s iconic cars, was about to make its Harlem debut. Behind the wheel of the bright, shiny, chili-red compact was Mercedes White. The Upper Manhattan Auto Show has never been the same. White, daughter of the legendary tap dancer and Apollo Theater star Howard (Sandman) Sims, made…

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel’s self-driving super group – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye for self-driving technology has lured another automaker into the fold. On Wednesday, the group announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to join in the development of a semi-autonomous and fully autonomous technologies for production vehicles with the German automaker and the technology companies. It also marks a significant move for FCA in keeping pace with other automakers in the self-driving stakes. “In…

The five most expensive cars on auction at Pebble Beach – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Advance Auto Parts – Falling Apart? – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Advance Auto Parts (AAP) shocked investors again. While it should not be a surprise that full-year guidance will be cut, the size of the guidance cut is substantial and reveals that stabilization might the best thing to happen for the coming quarters. As a result, earnings power is structurally impaired given the changed industry nature in which prices are much more transparent, competition is heating up, AAP is not the…

Aston Martin has a new luxury station wagon — and it looks awesome – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato family of cars. Aston Martin Aston Martin and cargo capacity are two things that rarely find their way into the same sentence. Until now. On Wednesday, Aston Martin unveiled its new Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake two-door wagon. The Shooting Brake is just one model in a family of special editions Aston is building in conjunction with famed Italian design house Zagato. The other body variants…

Aston Martin just delivered its first luxury boat — and it looks amazing – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aston Martin Aston Martin has officially entered the boating business. The luxury car maker debuted its first boat in September 2016 — and it has now entered the hands of its first owner. The boat, called the AM37, was made in conjunction with Quintessence Yachts and starts at $1.64 million. But the one hitting the seas was heavily customized, making it cost a lot more than the initial price tag. Scroll down for a closer look at the boat:

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel’s self-driving super group – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye for self-driving technology has lured another automaker into the fold. On Wednesday, the group announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to join in the development of a semi-autonomous and fully autonomous technologies for production vehicles with the German automaker and the technology companies. It also marks a significant move for FCA in keeping pace with other automakers in the self-driving stakes. “In…

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel’s self-driving super group – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye for self-driving technology has lured another automaker into the fold. On Wednesday, the group announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to join in the development of a semi-autonomous and fully autonomous technologies for production vehicles with the German automaker and the technology companies. It also marks a significant move for FCA in keeping pace with other automakers in the self-driving stakes. “In…