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Renault says Red Bull shouldn't expect race wins this season

Autoblog - 1 hour 1 min ago

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My bad, admits Renault's F1 racing chief to Red Bull. If the one-time kings manage to win any races this year, it won't be on account of their engines, because the French manufacturer cut corners in its development and will need some time to catch up.

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Renault says Red Bull shouldn't expect race wins this season originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mercedes spotted testing hardcore AMG GT at the 'Ring

Autoblog - 1 hour 21 min ago

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Affalterbach may or may not call it a Black Series model, but it's been spotted testing a more hardcore version of the Mercedes-AMG GT around the Nürburgring - so the Porsche 911 GT3 had better watch out.

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Mercedes spotted testing hardcore AMG GT at the 'Ring originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Watch new Jaguar XF perform a literal high-wire act

Autoblog - 1 hour 42 min ago

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Most automakers undertake a bit of a high-wire act to launch a pivotal new product, but to introduce the new XF, Jaguar staged an actual one... and set a new world record in the process.

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Watch new Jaguar XF perform a literal high-wire act originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda to reveal MX-5 Miata Club Edition in New York

Autoblog - 2 hours 2 min ago

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Mazda pledges to bring a new Club Edition of its MX-5 Miata roadster to the New York Auto Show next week. The name sounds promising, but the Japanese automaker isn't saying much about what we should expect.

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Mazda to reveal MX-5 Miata Club Edition in New York originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:39:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Infiniti QX50 confirmed for NY debut

Autoblog - 2 hours 21 min ago

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Infiniti is set to reveal a new version of its QX50 crossover at the New York Auto Show next week, riding higher on a longer wheelbase and with fresh styling.

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Infiniti QX50 confirmed for NY debut originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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CANtact tool aims to simplify car hacking, all for $60

Leftlane - 2 hours 39 min ago
The gadget is powered by open-source software that can be programmed to connect with a vehicle's CAN bus.






What's driving the spike in air-cooled Porsche 911 prices

Autoblog - 2 hours 42 min ago

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Speed Academy runs a piece looking at what's driving the skyrocketing prices of air-cooled Porsche 911s. One theory is that Joe-the-Plumber owners are valuing their own high-mileage daily drivers according to the bubble-like prices being asked for pristine, low-mileage examples.

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What's driving the spike in air-cooled Porsche 911 prices originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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UAW President confident Wrangler will stay in Toledo

Leftlane - 3 hours 3 min ago
The UAW is optimistic that FCA will keep Wrangler production in Toledo.






Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices

Autoblog - 3 hours 11 min ago

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The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC.

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Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This or That: Mercedes S-Class 350SD vs. 2003 Jaguar XJR [w/poll]

Autoblog - 3 hours 43 min ago

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We've decided to throw our collective brainpower at what may be the single most difficult question currently confounding the best minds our planet has to offer: What is the best used used luxury car you can buy for the price of a 2015 Nissan Versa?

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This or That: Mercedes S-Class 350SD vs. 2003 Jaguar XJR [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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U.S. fleet set economy record in 2014

Leftlane - 3 hours 52 min ago
Fuel economy is improving, but not as fast as in years past.






EPA: 2013 MY Vehicles are 1.4 MPG cleaner than they need to be *UPDATE

Autoblog - 4 hours 2 min ago

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For the 2013 model year (and the second year in a row), the auto industry is making cars that are 1.4 mpg cleaner than the regulations say they need to be right now.

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EPA: 2013 MY Vehicles are 1.4 MPG cleaner than they need to be *UPDATE originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:39:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything?

Autoblog - 4 hours 21 min ago

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For reasons we can't begin to comprehend, a Chinese automaker has decided to copy the lowly Kia Picanto.

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WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything? originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Alcoa lands $259M DoE loan for lightweight automotive materials

Leftlane - 4 hours 35 min ago
The supplier will use the funds to expand its Tennessee manufacturing facility to build more aluminum for North American automakers.






A magical, disappearing ad for the hydrogen Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron

Autoblog - 4 hours 42 min ago

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Audi uses 'disappearing' car billboard to show off A7 Sportback fuel-cell vehicle.

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A magical, disappearing ad for the hydrogen Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Kia offers first glimpse at new Optima ahead of New York debut

Autoblog - 5 hours 12 min ago

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Kia is set to present its all-new Optima sedan at the 2015 New York Auto Show next month, but before it does, the Korean automaker is offering this sneak peek at the next-generation production model.

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Kia offers first glimpse at new Optima ahead of New York debut originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Oakland Police Department releases license-plate reader records

Autoblog - 5 hours 41 min ago

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In response to a public-records request, the Oakland Police Department released 4.6 million records from its license-plate readers. Here's what they show.

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Oakland Police Department releases license-plate reader records originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Honda moving forward with S1000 development?

Leftlane - 6 hours 9 min ago
The roadster will be based on the S660, but with a larger 1.0-liter engine, according to an unnamed insider.






2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive

Autoblog - 6 hours 41 min ago

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Will a beloved diesel engine be enough to kickstart the heart of BMW's aging flagship luxury sedan?

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2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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FTC expands crackdown on fraud in auto sales, financing

Leftlane - 6 hours 51 min ago
The cross-border campaign results in 187 enforcement actions in the US and 65 actions in Canada, with total penalties of more than $2.6 million.