BMW has high expectations for the M8 performance lineup. In June, execs touted the 2020 M8’s prowess around the Nürburgring-Nordschliefe in coupe and convertible four. On Tuesday, BMW revealed the more practical performance machine that’s related to the two-doors: the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe. There may be faster laps around the ‘Ring, but very
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TOKYO — Carlos Ghosn, still barred from leaving Japan as he awaits trial on financial misconduct charges, spends his days convening not only with lawyers but also his personal trainer. It is no coincidence the indicted former Nissan chairman is working out, walking and bicycling to regain weight he lost during his 129 days of
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Volvo reaches an important milestone in its powertrain electrification programme with the debut of the new T5 Twin Engine hybrid system in the premium compact XC40 SUV. The introduction makes Volvo the only manufacturer to offer plug-in hybrid versions across its entire product range. The T5 Twin Engine marries Volvo’s efficient new 1.5-litre three-cylinder 180hp
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Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand, released its new charging station, and it’s a clear rip-off of Tesla’s Supercharger design. However, I say they shouldn’t stop there and copy Tesla’s entire Supercharging business model. Ford has been tentatively moving into the EV space lately with its first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up
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Some of the UK’s newest and most popular cars are at risk of being stolen in seconds by exploiting weaknesses in keyless entry systems. The systems let drivers open and start their cars without taking their key out of their pocket. What Car? magazine tested seven different car models fitted with keyless entry and start
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Japan signed a limited trade deal intended to boost markets for American farmers and give Tokyo assurances, for now, that President Donald Trump won’t impose tariffs on auto imports. The accords on agriculture and digital trade cover about $55 billion worth of commerce between the world’s largest and third-largest economies, U.S.
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SINGAPORE — A British company says it’s building the world’s first “vertiport” for electric aircraft in Singapore, an early step towards a global network for flying taxis. Essex-based Skyports plans to show off the vertical take-off and landing station at Marina Bay during the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress from Oct. 21-25. Germany’s Volocopter will
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TOKYO — Glitzy girl J-pop groups, esports tournaments, drone racing, drifting demos and even a cross-dressing celebrity endorsement. Japan seeks to thwart the downward spiral of global auto shows by making its own flagship event, well, less of an auto show. Indeed, this month’s Tokyo Motor Show is being pitched as a kind of automotive
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Australian Formula 1 legend Jack Brabham’s racing career is getting the documentary treatment, and the movie premiered this week at the Brisbane International Film Festival. Brabham studied engineering in his youth and served as an aircraft mechanic in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. He got his racing start in Australia before
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From three-row crossover SUVs to shapely mid-size sedans, the 2019 New York International Auto Show had an important new-car introduction for just about every kind of buyer Wednesday.  The show opens to the public Friday and highlights include the 34-mpg 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the shapely 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, the luxo-laden 2020 Lincoln Corsair,
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DETROIT — The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel had a high bar to reach to contend with the fuel economy ratings of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s diesel model. Ram’s pickup has nearly matched the Chevy, falling just short in some aspects, but the small gaps likely aren’t enough to swing the sales race in the diesel
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We’ve spilled a lot of virtual ink discussing Generation Y (aka Millennials) and their love/hate relationship with cars. Among the findings in recent years: Understandably, these doom-and-gloom predictions have automakers worried . Some are planning for a future filled with alternative mobility options. Others insist that, no, the kids are all right, just give them
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Aston Martin has a near 60-year-long history of pairing with Italian design house Zagato, and the duo just made its most recent reveal. The Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato (take a breath) has made its in-the-metal debut after being announced in photos earlier this year. The new Zagato must be bought in a pair with
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