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Featured: Meet the finalists for Autoblog’s 2014 Technology of the Year Award

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Hybrid, Sedan, Performance, SUV, Truck, Technology, Crossover, BMW, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Toyota, Electric, Diesel, Luxury, Ram Greetings from (cold and rainy) Petoskey, MI, where many Autoblog editors are testing 14 different cars and trucks that make up the finalists for this year’s Technology of the Year Award. [...]

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Daimler divests remaining interest in Tesla

Filed under: Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Tesla, Electric, Ownership Back in 2009, Daimler acquired over 9 percent of Tesla. A couple of months later, it sold 40 percent of that stake to Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments. The following year, Tesla listed on the stock exchange and Daimler’s interest was reduced to 4 percent. But now the German [...]

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What you missed on 10.21.14

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Electric, Luxury 2015 Mercedes S550 Coupe Mercedes has a new flagship coupe coming to a dealership near you, and we just tool the keys to one such machine, a 2015 S550 Coupe Edition 1, to be exact, all over the great State of Rhode Island. The autumn weather [...]

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Autoblog Podcast #401

Filed under: Podcasts, Truck, Etc., Chevrolet, Ford, Volvo, Ferrari, Tesla, Electric Episode #401 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Michael Harley, and Chris Paukert talk about the 2015 Ford F-150, the Ferrari F60 America, and the recently-unveiled Tesla Model S P85D. We start with what’s in the garage and finish [...]

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2015 Kia Soul EV

Filed under: Hatchback, Kia, Electric, Quick Spins You’d be forgiven if you weren’t fully aware of this vehicle’s existence. While the Soul EV is a big deal for Kia, as it marks the Korean brand’s first foray into the world of pure electric vehicles here in the US, it simply has not a been able [...]

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What you missed on 10.10.14

Filed under: Convertible, Sedan, Performance, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Tesla, Electric, Luxury Driving the 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II The story at Rolls-Royce is better than ever these days. The company’s sales are way up, and there are some compelling new products that cater to the ultra-wealthy who want nothing but the best. Senior Editor Seyth Miersma [...]

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BMW looking to fix i3 acceleration problem uncovered by Consumer Reports

Filed under: Hybrid, Safety, Technology, Hatchback, BMW, Electric The BMW i3 has been hailed in some quarters as the future of electric mobility, what with its innovative carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body and commitment to sustainable materials wherever possible. The modernist little hatch is even available with a 650cc two-cylinder gas engine with 34 horsepower to act [...]

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Tesla Model S D Series

The D Series has dual motors, giving the Model S more power and all-wheel drive. The top of the line P85D has a total of 691hp (221hp front, 470hp rear) and does 0 to 60mph in 3.2s. The car will also get autopilot capabilities soon. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Next-gen Audi Q7 to debut in Detroit

Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Hybrid, Crossover, Audi, Electric, Diesel, Luxury Audi’s public relations team must really be getting fed up with research and design boss Ulrich Hackenberg. Aside from basically confirming that the next Audi R8 will share its bones with the Lamborghini Huracán and noting that it may take advantage of the Asterion [...]

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Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan coming in 2015

Filed under: Hybrid, Minivan/Van, Chrysler, Electric Among the multitude of models that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced as part of its five-year production plan in May was a plug-in hybrid version of the Town & Country minivan for sometime in 2016. However, according to the latest pronouncement from company CEO Sergio Marchionne, that timetable may have [...]

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