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NAFTA math might not add up to more U.S. auto jobs

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:15

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Trump administration demands in NAFTA trade negotiations meant to push auto jobs back to the United States may not be enough to spark a shift in where automakers build cars and trucks.

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2019 BMW 8 Series will be revealed in June

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:50

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The long wait for the 2019 BMW 8 Series is very nearly over. BMW announced that the car will be unveiled on June 15, the day before the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The reason for this date is that this will be first Le Mans endurance race the company has participated in since 2011, and its entry is the 850 GTE race car that has preceded the road car. And on the topic of the road car, you can spot it behind the race car in the photo above. So you know what that means. It's time to zoom and enhance!

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Curtiss Zeus is Judge Dredd's electric motorcycle

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:20

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When Confederate Motorcycles changed its name to Curtiss — in honor of Glen Curtiss, the inventor of the V-twin engine — the company pledged to make only electric motorcycles. Curtiss did manage to sneak out 35 examples of the V-twin Warhawk last year, based on the Confederate P-51, but that really was the last of the ICE line. Curtiss has now opened the electric account with its Zeus prototype motorcycle, a battery-powered two-wheeler that aims "to future-proof the all-American hot

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New Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster unveiled

Auto Express News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:41
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Third AMG GT Roadster variant sits between the current GT and GT C, with 0-62mph taking 3.8 seconds

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster fills in the middle of the drop-top line

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 05:16

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In the Mercedes-AMG GT line, most body styles feature three or more levels of sportiness. The coupe is available in GT, GT S, GT C and GT R, and the sedan is available in 53 GT, 63 GT, and 63 GT S. But the roadster has been left out with just GT and GT C variants. That changes this year with the new GT S Roadster, which splits the difference quite evenly between the two drop-top sports cars.

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2019 Acura RDX infotainment first impressions | A first step into the touch pad world

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 05:01

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One of the greatest design challenges in the modern automotive industry is an infotainment system that provides loads of capabilities, but is also easy-to-use and not overly distracting. Touch screens have been leading the way as the favored option, but Acura is trying a new design that relies on a touch pad with some unique tweaks to separate it from similar systems, such as those seen in competing Lexus models. And we got to try it out in the first production application, the 2019 Acura RDX co

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Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix, takes 17-point lead over Vettel

Auto Blog News Feed - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:40

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Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix in a commanding Mercedes one-two on Sunday to stretch his Formula One lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth, to 17 points. The victory, in a race that stayed dry despite the threat of rain, was the Briton's second of the season, 64th of his career and third at the Circuit de Catalunya. It also set a record, one that Hamilton had previously shared with seven times champion Michael Schumacher, of 41 wins from pole position.

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Sunday Drive: Spying an automotive future of performance

Auto Blog News Feed - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 15:50

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I spy, with my little eye ... the future of the automotive world here in the United States. That pretty much sums up this week's Sunday Drive, in which we pull out the most popular stories on Autoblog of the previous week and try to draw some sort of conclusion as to what binds them all together. This week, it's spy shots, starting with one of the biggest and baddest muscle cars the world has ever seen: the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

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BMW wireless induction mat coming this summer for 530e iPerformance

Auto Blog News Feed - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 14:00

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Car magazine reports that BMW's wireless inductive charging system will go into production in July and be available in Europe by the end of the summer. We queried BMW USA about the inductive charger coming to the U.S. and were told, "Yes we are bringing the charging pad also to the U.S." We expect our market to follow a similar timeline.

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Cash may convince some teens to stay off smartphones while driving

Auto Blog News Feed - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 13:00

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Getting teens to put down their phones when they get behind the wheel is no easy task, but a small study suggests that parents may have more luck when they offer cash rewards.

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Porsche accused of altering Cayman R emission test for UK market

Auto Express News Feed - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 21:03
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Pulling away in second gear said to have produced reduced CO2 readings for Porsche Cayman R, leading to lower tax bills for owners

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Ford's rejection of Michael Cohen offer prompts Mueller inquiry

Auto Blog News Feed - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 17:25

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According to a report from the Wall Street Journal (sub. required), Michael Cohen, personal attorney to President Donald Trump, offered to provide consulting services to Ford. Reuters reports that Cohen touted his close connection to Trump, but his overture was quickly rejected before any specific fees were discussed, according to a person briefed on the matter.

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Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 dual-motor ordering opens next week

Auto Blog News Feed - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 14:40

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In a sign that Tesla's Model 3 production continues to improve, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will enable ordering of dual-motor versions of the sedan at the end of next week. Customers waiting for a Model 3 in performance or all-wheel-drive trim can find out how much the options will cost and put orders in with production scheduled to start in July, consistent with Musk's statement last month.

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Takata's defective airbags linked to 278 injuries in U.S., senator says

Auto Blog News Feed - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 13:00

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Takata Corp's defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly a helicopter on Mars

Auto Blog News Feed - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 00:54

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NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the U.S. space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface, marking the first time such an aircraft will be used on another world.

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Robert Kubica embarrassed by slow, bad-handling Williams F1 car

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 22:45

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Robert Kubica took part in a Formula One race weekend for the first time in more than seven years on Friday, and the Pole's considered verdict provided little comfort for fans of his struggling Williams team.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV will be company's first plug-in hybrid

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 21:55

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Subaru just announced its first-ever plug-in hybrid, and it comes in the form of its third-best-selling car, the Crosstrek. This is actually fitting in a couple of ways. First off, it's a quick-selling vehicle, but also because the Crosstrek was the model used for Subaru's first conventional hybrid, first introduced for the 2014 model year. Sadly, the company has yet to reveal photos of the new hybrid, hence our inclusion of photos of the old model.

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Our Favorite Million (and Multi-Million) Dollar Cars

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 21:30

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We compile a list of the most powerful, luxurious, impressive supercars and hypercars that have a price tag of one million dollars or more.

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Trump biofuel policy overhaul to include fewer refinery waivers

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 21:10

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The Trump administration will scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries and count ethanol exports toward federal biofuels usage quotas as part of a broad overhaul of the nation's renewable fuel policy, a source briefed on the plans said on Friday.

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