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VW Beetle production ends in Mexico as world bids farewell to iconic auto

VW Beetle production ends in Mexico as world bids farewell to iconic auto

Roads around the world will be graced with the various examples of the VW Beetle for many decades to come, but the production of the iconic German auto comes to an end this week. VW will produce the last Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico marking the end of the road for a vehicle that has been in production since 1938.

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The 2020 MINI Cooper SE isn’t going to win over EV critics

The 2020 MINI Cooper SE isn’t going to win over EV critics

BMW has revealed the first all-electric MINI, though the 2020 MINI Cooper SE may not be the EV you were hoping for. Joining the existing plug-in hybrid in the line-up, the distinctive Cooper SE promises punchy performance from its 181 horsepower front-wheel drive powertrain, but range is looking underwhelming.

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2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Review: The surprising benefits of restraint

2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Review: The surprising benefits of restraint

A bright red German sports convertible may not be the most obvious example of why restraint is in vogue right now, but the 2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i would like to challenge your conceptions on excess. The entry-level roadster in BMW's line-up, its $50k price tag comes courtesy of a 2.0-liter engine rather than the six-cylinder you might think you need.

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2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo Starts At Over $210,000

2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo Starts At Over $210,000

Nissan has announced pricing for the 2020 GT-R line, and the cars are costly. The starting price for a 2020 GT-R Premium, the entry-level car for 2020, is $113,540. The next rung up the ladder is the cool GT-R Premium with 50th Anniversary Edition tidbits. That car starts at $122,040.

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Waymo is testing free WiFi in its self-driving taxis

Waymo is testing free WiFi in its self-driving taxis

Waymo is aiming to make its autonomous taxis even more appealing by adding WiFi connectivity in them, according to a new report. The WiFi option would enable passengers to use their gadgets without relying on their own mobile service, potentially appealing to customers who want to spend their commuting time getting work done.

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How Mercedes-AMG made the most powerful turbo four-cylinder engine in the world

How Mercedes-AMG made the most powerful turbo four-cylinder engine in the world

Mercedes-AMG recently unveiled the all-new M139 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It’s a complete redesign of the previous-gen M133 four-cylinder motor in the outgoing Mercedes-AMG A45, CLA45, and GLA45. And, with up to 415 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque available, the M139 earns the title of the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the world.

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Toyota, NEDO, and Sharp are testing solar battery EVs

Toyota, NEDO, and Sharp are testing solar battery EVs

Toyota and two other firms have teamed up to test a new EV that has a battery pack that is charged by solar power. Toyota, NEDO, and Sharp have announced that they plan to test the vehicle on public roads starting in late July 2019. The trial will assess the effectiveness of improving the cruising range and fuel-efficiency of electrified vehicles using high-efficiency solar panels.

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The Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII takes bespoke to the next level

The Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII takes bespoke to the next level

The Rolls-Royce brand is known for many things. It can either be the magic carpet ride, or the immensely powerful engines for both motorcars and the aviation industry. Most of all, though, Rolls-Royce motorcars are known for their excellence in bespoke manufacturing. Nothing embodies this more than the new Wraith Eagle VIII.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 debuts AMG’s most powerful turbo-four

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 debuts AMG’s most powerful turbo-four

Just how far can you squeeze a turbo-four? If you're Mercedes-AMG, then the answer is to record-setting levels, with the new M139 hailed as the world’s most powerful series-production turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. That's found a home under the shapely hood of the new AMG CLA 45, where it's good for 382 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. For those keeping track, that’s 7 hp more than the the first-generation CLA 45.

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Watch VW’s ID.R electric racer smash the Goodwood hillclimb record

Watch VW’s ID.R electric racer smash the Goodwood hillclimb record

Volkswagen promised something incredible from the VW ID.R electric race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but we didn't expect the EV to deliver quite as impressively as it has today. Driven by Romain Dumas, the ID.R smashed the 20 year old hillclimb record, and the video of the run is a must-see.

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The Ford GT Mk II is a $1.2m supercar with the gloves off

The Ford GT Mk II is a $1.2m supercar with the gloves off

The Ford GT was hardly a slowpoke, but for those who want the blue oval's supercar turned up to 11 there's the new Ford GT Mk II. Coaxing 700 horsepower out of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, the limited-edition fettled coupe is Ford and partner Multimatic's answer to the one big question GT fans had about the car.

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Ford and VW electric and driverless tech deal reportedly imminent

Ford and VW electric and driverless tech deal reportedly imminent

Volkswagen and Ford have put together a deal to share electric and autonomous car tech for passenger vehicles, sources close to the talks claim, a significant extension of a previously-announced alliance. The two automaker heavyweights confirmed they'd be working together on products back in January, though at the time insisted it was only for commercial customers.

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