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Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV blurs lines in Beijing

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Crossover, Mercedes-Benz, Beijing Motor Show, Design/Style, Luxury With apologies to Robin Thicke (and to anyone offended by his unarguably catchy hit song), but Mercedes-Benz has just shown that BMW isn’t the only automaker that knows how to blur the lines between seemingly unrelated market niches to create something new entirely. [...]

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Possible MKX concept teased as Lincoln confirms China expansion

Filed under: China, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Crossover, Ford, Lincoln, Beijing Motor Show, Design/Style We’ve been speculating for years about the future of Lincoln. Some thought that Ford needed to kill the division like it did Mercury, while others saw the sales possibility in a brand with so much history. Ford has finally made a decision, and [...]

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Saleen hints at tuning Tesla Model S

Filed under: Aftermarket, Concept Cars, Sedan, Tesla, Design/Style, Electric Saleen has been dropping breadcrumbs about its plans to develop a modified version of the Tesla Model S for a while now, and has finally released the first renderings that show off its changes to the electric sedan. The four renderings indicate a comprehensive makeover for [...]

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Production Lexus NX leaks online

Filed under: Crossover, Lexus, Beijing Motor Show, Design/Style, Luxury The first photos of the new Lexus NX crossover have leaked onto the web over a week before its official debut at the Beijing Motor Show. These pictures are pretty blurry, but there is no mistaking that they show off the Japanese luxury brand’s smaller, premium [...]

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Motus and Race Car Replicas debut RCR Monoposto and Baby Block MV4 engine [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, Videos, Motorcycle, Specialty, Design/Style, MISC, Racing The beautiful red racecar you see above may not be what you think it is. It’s not vintage, it has never actually seen competition, and it’s not from Italy. What it is, though, is the wrapper that debuts a new powerplant from the crew at [...]

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2015 Ford Focus Sedan is fresh-faced and ready to defend its Most Popular crown

Filed under: New York Auto Show, Budget, Sedan, Ford, Design/Style Ford has made an art of deeper-than-normal midlife updates since the 2010 Fusion, a strategy that has allowed it to keep models looking fresher in showrooms for longer without needing full redesigns. Instead of slight touchups to light fixtures, new paint colors and perhaps new [...]

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Legendary motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passes away at 70

Filed under: Performance, Motorcycle, Design/Style The motorcycle world lost a great designer over the weekend. Massimo Tamburini, the mind behind the shape of the Ducati 916 Superbike, MV Agusta F4 and a host of other beautiful bikes died of cancer at age 70. Tamburini founded Italian high-performance motorcycle builder Bimota in the ’70s with two [...]

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Are you the next-gen Chevy Cruze? [UPDATE]

Filed under: Spy Photos, China, Design/Style UPDATE: According to Jalopnik, this Cruze may be a China-only model with a shorter wheelbase than the model we’ll get in the United States. We’ll have to wait and see for now. Judging by these spy shots, the Chevrolet Cruze is getting ready for a makeover. What’s more, it [...]

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BMW designs new subway for Kuala Lumpur

Filed under: Etc., BMW, Design/Style Between the unfortunate saga of flight MH370 and the grand prix this weekend, Malaysia has been on our radar more than usual lately. And now the Southeast Asian country has popped up again, once more related to transportation issues, as Kuala Lumpur is working on a new subway system. Which [...]

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Bertone confirms bankruptcy, needs savior by end of April

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Design/Style The previously reported (potential) demise of Italian coachbuilder Bertone has been confirmed, and the company has entered bankruptcy proceedings. The court has until the end of April to decide whether to shutter the business, which was founded in 1912, or find a buyer. The coachbuilder behind the angular shape of the [...]

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BMW CS reinterpretation proves retro can be sexy [w/video]

Filed under: Concept Cars, Classics, Coupe, Etc., BMW, Design/Style Designer David Obendorfer doesn’t work for BMW, but perhaps the German automaker should give him a call. His CS Vintage Concept shows a singular ability to understand the brand’s classic style and reinterpret it for today. He isn’t some amateur, either. Obendorfer has an industrial design [...]

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