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BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant – BBC News

Monday, January 09, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images BMW has told the BBC that it is “absolutely” committed to a new plant in Mexico despite Donald Trump’s hostility to imported cars. The president-elect has threatened to impose a “border” tax on firms that make cars in Mexico for the US market. BMW is spending $1bn on a plant in Mexico, while other firms are investing in the US or moving production back. On Sunday…

NAIAS 2017: Why Does Detroit’s Annual Auto Show Appear Lean This Year? – Forbes

Monday, January 09, 2017

Volkswagen I.D. BuzzImage courtesy of Volkswagen of America The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicks off this week in Detroit, Michigan, with key introductions due from Toyota, Chevrolet, Nissan, Honda and Volkswagen. While there are always surprises once the show kicks off, only a handful of concept cars may find their way to the stage this year. Two of them will be crossovers from Audi and Infiniti. Against the…

Mercedes Is Expected to Overtake BMW as the World’s Largest Premium Carmaker – Fortune

Monday, January 09, 2017

Mercedes -Benz is expected to reach its goal of becoming the largest premium carmaker four years early – a feat achieved, ironically, only after it stopped chasing market share and focused on making stylish high-tech cars loved by consumers. Introducing an elegant, sporty design and establishing itself as a pioneer in new technologies like autonomous driving has helped revive the Mercedes brand which analysts say will help keep the Stuttgart-based…

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Monday, January 09, 2017

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BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant – BBC News

Monday, January 09, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images BMW has told the BBC that it is “absolutely” committed to a new plant in Mexico despite Donald Trump’s hostility to imported cars. The president-elect has threatened to impose a “border” tax on firms that make cars in Mexico for the US market. BMW is spending $1bn on a plant in Mexico, while other firms are investing in the US or moving production back. On Sunday…

An up-close look at Bentley’s 209-mph Continental Supersports – The Verge

Monday, January 09, 2017

If you have three friends and you all need to get somewhere really quickly, perhaps the Bentley Continental Supersports is the car for you. It’s the fastest accelerating Bentley ever, and the fastest four-seat car ever built. 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 209 mph is enough to snap anyone’s head back, all thanks to a massive six-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that puts out 700 horsepower…

BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant – BBC News

Monday, January 09, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images BMW has told the BBC that it is “absolutely” committed to a new plant in Mexico despite Donald Trump’s hostility to imported cars. The president-elect has threatened to impose a “border” tax on firms that make cars in Mexico for the US market. BMW is spending $1bn on a plant in Mexico, while other firms are investing in the US or moving production back. On Sunday…

BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant – BBC News

Monday, January 09, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images BMW has told the BBC that it is “absolutely” committed to a new plant in Mexico despite Donald Trump’s hostility to imported cars. The president-elect has threatened to impose a “border” tax on firms that make cars in Mexico for the US market. BMW is spending $1bn on a plant in Mexico, while other firms are investing in the US or moving production back. On Sunday…

An up-close look at Bentley’s 209-mph Continental Supersports – The Verge

Monday, January 09, 2017

If you have three friends and you all need to get somewhere really quickly, perhaps the Bentley Continental Supersports is the car for you. It’s the fastest accelerating Bentley ever, and the fastest four-seat car ever built. 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 209 mph is enough to snap anyone’s head back, all thanks to a massive six-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that puts out 700 horsepower…

An up-close look at Bentley’s 209-mph Continental Supersports – The Verge

Monday, January 09, 2017

If you have three friends and you all need to get somewhere really quickly, perhaps the Bentley Continental Supersports is the car for you. It’s the fastest accelerating Bentley ever, and the fastest four-seat car ever built. 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 209 mph is enough to snap anyone’s head back, all thanks to a massive six-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that puts out 700 horsepower…

BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant – BBC News

Monday, January 09, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images BMW has told the BBC that it is “absolutely” committed to a new plant in Mexico despite Donald Trump’s hostility to imported cars. The president-elect has threatened to impose a “border” tax on firms that make cars in Mexico for the US market. BMW is spending $1bn on a plant in Mexico, while other firms are investing in the US or moving production back. On Sunday…

An up-close look at Bentley’s 209-mph Continental Supersports – The Verge

Monday, January 09, 2017

If you have three friends and you all need to get somewhere really quickly, perhaps the Bentley Continental Supersports is the car for you. It’s the fastest accelerating Bentley ever, and the fastest four-seat car ever built. 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 209 mph is enough to snap anyone’s head back, all thanks to a massive six-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that puts out 700 horsepower…

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s Vision On The Future Of The Auto Industry – Forbes

Saturday, January 07, 2017

At this year’s CES Show, an event now more synonymous with cars than consumer electronics, keynote speaker and Renault Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with Frost & Sullivan about his vision on the Future of the Car Industry, the pressures and challenges he is expecting, as well as insight on key announcements Nissan made at the event. Ghosn highlighted three key mega trends that will define the future of…

Cars 3 first look: Meet Pixar’s new millennials – Entertainment Weekly (blog)

Saturday, January 07, 2017

It’s mobile millennials vs. mid-size cars with midlife crises in Disney-Pixar’s next movie, Cars 3, the second sequel in the billion-dollar franchise, skidding into theaters this June. If you caught that cryptically combustible teaser trailer back in November, you’ll know that a major shake-up is in store for pro racer Lightning McQueen (voiced once more by Owen Wilson). In round three, a disastrous brush with mortality spurs the once-great athlete…

What to expect day-by-day at Detroit’s big auto show – USA TODAY

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Workers move an Acura NSX GT3 into place in preparation for the 2017 North American International Auto Show(Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP) DETROIT — Starting Sunday, thousands of automotive executives, industry analysts and journalists will begin attending events here for the North American International Auto Show. They will attend panel discussions about industry topics, exclusive dinners, hold business meetings and, of course, will reveal never before seen cars and trucks at…

Michigan Bids To Become Capital for Testing Self-Driven Cars On Legacy Auto-Industry Site – Forbes

Saturday, January 07, 2017

In convention halls and hotels in Las Vegas and Detroit this week, the titans of two industries, policy makers and code writers, financiers and pundits have been talking about the reshaping of the global auto business because of the digital inevitability known as self-driving cars. But the products demonstrated, paradigms formed and partnerships struck at the Consumer Electronics Show and at the North American International Auto Show aren’t the whole…

Trump’s Auto Bluster – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Does Donald Trump understand business? Real estate, no doubt, and branding, sure. But the President-elect’s Twitter assaults on auto companies make us wonder if he understands cross-border supply chains, relative business costs, regulatory mandates, or anything else about building and selling modern cars and trucks. Mr. Trump flew off his Twitter handle again Tuesday, accusing General Motors of “sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free…

Bentley Rolls Out the World’s Fastest Four-Seater – WIRED

Saturday, January 07, 2017

An exterior view of a Tesla showroom in Corte Madera, California, on April 4, 2016.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Elon Musk, a man not known for subtlety or lack of ambition, has a plan to dominate the transportation sector. He doesn’t call it that, of course. He gave it the far more benign name Master Plan, Part Deux. Beyond creating a vertically integrated company that builds electric vehicles, batteries to store the power…

2018 BMW M550i – The Detroit News

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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