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GM ignition recall starts slow: Just 2% fixed as crash count rises

GM ignition recall starts slow: Just 2% fixed as crash count rises

GM has fixed just 2-percent of the millions of cars it's recalling over the ignition switch issue, blaming a bottleneck in replacement parts and driver apathy for the slow start. Repairs began six weeks ago, after GM admitted that around 2.6m cars could inadvertently lose power - as well as safety features like airbags - thanks to the ignition key twisting too readily while the vehicle was in motion.

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MINI Superleggera Vision turns city car into concourse coupe

MINI Superleggera Vision turns city car into concourse coupe

Ask the purists, and they might say BMW's MINI has progressively moved away from the charm of the original car, but a new MINI Superleggera Vision coupe concept could change all that. Created to balance MINI's British heritage with Italian open-top style, the concept car was created by BMW and Touring Superleggera with an electric drivetrain and a hand-crafted aluminum body.

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Hot Wheels: BMW goes for glow with M4 DTM thermals

Hot Wheels: BMW goes for glow with M4 DTM thermals

As dream jobs go, race car driver is one that many share, but you might think differently after seeing the roasting environment BMW's M4 DTM drivers experience as they race the curvaceous sportscar. The German marque brought thermal cameras to bear on the BMW Motorsport car, with temperatures of up to 140 degrees fahrenheit (60 degrees celsius) in the cabin.

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Fiat boss: Don’t buy my 500e EV

Fiat boss: Don’t buy my 500e EV

Fiat's 500e electric car was never going to be a volume seller, but Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne is apparently doing his best to make it even less popular, telling would-be buyers he'd actually prefer them to skip the battery-powered vehicle. The blunt boss criticized the US regulations that force car companies to develop EVs, arguing that the value drivers and the government place on such cars simply don't line up with what it costs Fiat Chrysler to make them.

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Driverless car programs open up for licensing in CA

Driverless car programs open up for licensing in CA

The state of California has granted licensing for driverless car programs, though not everyone will be eligible to take part. The guidelines for obtaining a license are fairly stringent, and likely meant to allow companies who are testing the new vehicles (Google, obviously) to do so at an increased rate.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat roars over 600HP

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat roars over 600HP

Dodge has outed its new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, billed as the most powerful V8 Chrysler has ever offered, mustering over 600 HP, sitting atop of a new Challenger range. Set to go into production in Q3 2014, the Challenger SRT Hellcat gets a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed auto gearboxes, and a "danger" key to unlock the maximum power.

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2015 Ford Mustang priced up for fall deliveries

2015 Ford Mustang priced up for fall deliveries

Ford has opened the order books for the 2015 Ford Mustang, officially pricing up the new car ahead of its arrival into showrooms this coming fall. The fastback will start at $24,425 with the 3.7-liter V6 engine, which Ford claims is good for over 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque, one of three powerplants on the options sheet.

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