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Emissions scandal? BMW `categorically rejects’ colluding with rivals – USA TODAY

Monday, July 24, 2017

BMW denies reports that the German carmaker’s emissions treatment systems in its vehicles did not work effectively and that it colluded with rivals on their design and prices. USA TODAY

Armed police swoop on McDonald’s after ‘masked gang in BMW attack security guard’ – The Sun

Sunday, July 23, 2017

AN ARMED gang stormed a McDonald’s and stole cash boxes from a security guard – but left empty handed after tripping and dropping the money. Detectives say two men in balaclavas jumped over the counter and entered the office at the back of the restaurant near Switch Island Leisure Park in Liverpool at around 9.15am today. Officers were called to McDonald’s at Switch Island Leisure Park in Liverpool at about 9.30am…

Father who stole a £200000 Aston Martin DB11 to drive himself home after stumbling across an empty car factory on a … – Daily Mail

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jason Boon, 45, pictured, came across the car plant by chance after he became stranded in the middle of nowhere following a night out A brazen thief who stole a £200,000 Aston Martin from the car giant’s HQ has walked free from court – after telling a judge the James Bond-style motor was ‘heaven’. Jason Boon, 45, came across the car plant by chance after he became stranded in the…

Audi Takes Heat for Ad That Suggests Husbands Shop for Brides … – NBCNews.com

Friday, July 21, 2017

The same automaker that aired an ad about a young girl overcoming sexism during the 2017 Super Bowl is now facing a global backlash over a television spot that suggested husbands-to-be give their prospective brides the same scrutiny they do a used car — or horse. The 30-second commercial shows the mother of the groom running up to closely inspect the bride-to-be, at one point opening up her mouth to…

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance driven – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, July 21, 2017

If you are to opt for a 530i (and 15 per cent of 5-series buyers are expected to) I’d suggest looking at the £3,300 cheaper SE version rather than the M Sport, and certainly avoiding the box marked “20-inch alloys”. In doing so you’ll have an impressive machine that, if used correctly (and it is a big “if”), will return some even more impressive fuel economy figures. However, given the…

Audi to Recall 850000 Diesel Cars to Update Emissions Software – New York Times

Friday, July 21, 2017

FRANKFURT — Luxury car maker Audi has launched a recall for up to 850,000 diesel-fueled cars to update vehicle software controlling emissions in a bid to avoid potential driving bans, it said on Friday. The service is also being offered to Porsche- and Volkswagen- branded cars using the same six- and eight-cylinder engines, Audi said. The German government and car industry have agreed on a diesel rescue plan to be…

Car companies race to roll out self-driving cars, but the rules aren’t … – CBS News

Friday, July 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Car companies are racing to get self-driving cars on U.S. highways. But federal regulators are playing catch-up. Starting next year, a largely autonomous Audi hits the highways. This fall, students at the University of Michigan will be hopping a driverless bus across campus. A driverless bus being rolled out at the University of Michigan. Carmakers are promising mass-market, fully self-driving cars by 2021, and tech companies like Uber and…

Five innovative arrivals: Audi offers luxury comfort, VW extends eGolf’s commuting range and Hyundai’s new i30 … – South China Morning Post

Friday, July 21, 2017

The new Audi A8 “should be here next year”, Audi Hong Kong spokeswoman Katty Chu says this week, but the actual dates and prices are unknown. The marque unveiled its new, even comfier “flagship” luxury saloon in Barcelona on July 11, and its first deliveries are expected in Europe “in late 2017”, Audi says. The A8 range is topped by a six-litre W12, and with an eight-cylinder, four-litre diesel version…

Audi Takes Heat for Ad That Suggests Husbands Shop for Brides Like They Do for Cars – NBCNews.com

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The same automaker that aired an ad about a young girl overcoming sexism during the 2017 Super Bowl is now facing a global backlash over a television spot that suggested husbands-to-be give their prospective brides the same scrutiny they do a used car — or horse. The 30-second commercial shows the mother of the groom running up to closely inspect the bride-to-be, at one point opening up her mouth to…

Car companies race to roll out self-driving cars, but the rules aren’t ready – CBS News

Thursday, July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — Car companies are racing to get self-driving cars on U.S. highways. But federal regulators are playing catch-up. Starting next year, a largely autonomous Audi hits the highways. This fall, students at the University of Michigan will be hopping a driverless bus across campus. A driverless bus being rolled out at the University of Michigan. Carmakers are promising mass-market, fully self-driving cars by 2021, and tech companies like Uber and…

BMW M8 GTE Finishes Initial Testing at Lausitzring – The Drive

Thursday, July 20, 2017

BMW factory driver Martin Tomczyk and DTM driver Maxime Martin both tested the M8 GTE for three days, helping the manufacturer to perfect the car prior to next year’s IMSA and WEC season. Each of the pilots were excited to be the first to test the car on circuit, and apparently, they were able to get a significant amount accomplished. “The BMW M8 GTE is good to drive from the…

Volvo hits the gas on electric cars with Geely tie-up – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Volvo is linking up with other companies owned by its parent Zhejiang Geely as they look to share the burden of developing electric cars. The move came as Volvo – which a fortnight ago said all its new cars from 2019 would be available with an electric drivetrain – reported surging revenues and profits. The Swedish car maker was bought by Chinese billionaire Li Shufu’s Geely holding company in 2010….

Ferrari Employees Are Not Allowed to Buy Their Own Cars From the Factory – The Drive

Thursday, July 20, 2017

One of the biggest perks of working for an auto manufacturer is the employee discount. From the C-Suite to the assembly line, everyone gets a crack at the company’s latest offerings at a special discounted price. Unless you work for Ferrari, that is. In an interview with Australia’s Drive, Ferrari’s chief marketing and commercial officer Enrico Galliera laid down yet another of the automaker’s infamously stringent rules—company employees are normally forbidden…

Audi apologizes for sexist ad in China comparing women to used cars – USA TODAY

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This Audi commercial, which was pulled in China after an outcry on social media, compared women to used cars.(Photo: Audi) German luxury automotive brand Audi apologized Wednesday for airing a sexist commercial in China that compared picking a wife to buying a used car. The company told USA TODAY in a statement that it “deeply regrets” the ad, which it said was created by the used car division of its…

House panel approves broad proposal on self-driving cars – Reuters

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules. Representative Robert Latta, a Republican who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee overseeing consumer protection, said he would continue to consider changes before the full committee votes on the…

Audi sparks outrage in China after it compares women to second hand cars – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Viewers are then encouraged to visit Audi’s second hand car sales website. The advert, which appears on the Chinese Internet and at cinemas, has provoked a furious backlash on the Chinese Internet. “Has Audi lost its mind to compare women to second hand cars,” said one comment on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. “Withdraw the video from the Internet and apologise in public!” said another. Many people criticised Audi…

An Audi commercial in China compared women to used cars. It didn’t go well. – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

An Audi commercial that aired in theaters and online in China is drawing ire for comparing women to used cars — another bump in the road for the German automaker, which once enjoyed nearly limitless growth in the country. The advertisement opens in a pastoral setting, with a bride and a groom about to take their vows. But the mother of the groom frantically interrupts, rushing up the aisle to…

An Audi commercial in China compared women to used cars. It didn’t go well. – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An Audi commercial that aired in theaters and online in China is drawing ire for comparing women to used cars — another bump in the road for the German automaker, which once enjoyed nearly limitless growth in the country. The advertisement opens in a pastoral setting, with a bride and a groom about to take their vows. But the mother of the groom frantically interrupts, rushing up the aisle to…

Over 80 cars displayed at 5th annual Car Show 720 – The Patriot Ledger

Monday, July 17, 2017

“There’s no one special car here. They’re all special to somebody.” Zane Razzaq The Patriot Ledger HANOVER – Joe Haggerty stood proudly beside his 1973 Dodge Dart. The car isn’t just distinctive for its smooth jet black coat. The bright red wheels are adorned with three-dimensional skulls. Inside the engine, a bottle of Jim Beam’s Devil Cut, a bourbon whiskey, holds the washer fluid. …

BMW 530i review: The best car I’ve ever driven – CNBC.com – CNBC

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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