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Options sheet for the BMW M2 leaks

Filed under: Rumormill, BMW, Europe, Coupe, Luxury, Performance A Belgian member of the 2addicts forum posts the option sheet for his Euro-spec car. A six-speed manual is standard, a seven-speed DCT is one of the limited options. Continue reading Options sheet for the BMW M2 leaks Options sheet for the BMW M2 leaks originally appeared [...]

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Race Recap: 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix is Magyar for ‘What a race!’

Filed under: Motorsports, Ferrari, Infiniti, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Europe, Racing Autoblog recaps the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix. The Hungaroring is the slowest permanent track in the Formula 1 season, but in 69 racing laps we saw perhaps as much action as in every other race of the season combined. Continue reading Race Recap: 2015 Hungarian Grand [...]

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Stockholm will ban cars for one day this fall

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives, Europe The city of Stockholm, Sweden is banning all motorized traffic in the old city center for one day this fall. Continue reading Stockholm will ban cars for one day this fall Stockholm will ban cars for one day this fall originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Jul [...]

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Ford preparing camera-based Front Lighting System

Filed under: Videos, Ford, Safety, Asia, Europe, Technology Ford is developing two new adaptive headlight technologies, the Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting and the Spot Lighting systems, to warn drivers of hazards ahead. Continue reading Ford preparing camera-based Front Lighting System Ford preparing camera-based Front Lighting System originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 [...]

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PlasticRoad would turn water bottles into long lasting roads

Filed under: Etc., Green, Driving, Europe, Emerging Technologies, Technology PlasticRoad is a new surface that’s made from recycled bottles and is under development in The Netherlands. The company behind it promises the innovation could lead to streets that last three times longer, and the city of Rotterdam is already considering construction. Continue reading PlasticRoad would [...]

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Magna Steyr to assemble as many as 70,000 BMW 5 Series models yearly

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, BMW, MINI, Europe, Germany, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon, Luxury, Performance Magna Steyr will assemble up to 70,000 BMW 5 Series models in Graz, Austria, starting in 2017, according to reports out of Germany. Continue reading Magna Steyr to assemble as many as 70,000 BMW 5 Series models yearly Magna Steyr to assemble as [...]

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Stella Lux EV ready to tackle solar challenge [w/video]

Filed under: Green, Motorsports, Green Culture, Green Driving, Australia, Europe, Emerging Technologies, Electric, Specialty The Stella Lux is a solar-powered EV created by a group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands that can sit four people and is taking on the World Solar Challenge in Australia in October. Continue reading [...]

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The List #0100: Drive the Italian Alps

Filed under: The List, Videos, Maserati, Europe, Sedan The List travels to northern Italy to experience driving the Italian Alps. For this grand drive, we test a Maserati Quattroporte. But first our hosts make a quick stop at the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena to take in an exhibit celebrating 100 years of Maserati. [...]

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Fiat reveals updated 500 overseas

Filed under: Fiat, Europe, Hatchback, Budget Fiat has unveiled a refreshed 500 in Europe, highlighted by new lighting clusters front and rear and a 5-inch Uconnect infotainment system. Continue reading Fiat reveals updated 500 overseas Fiat reveals updated 500 overseas originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:20:00 EST. Please see our terms [...]

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Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives, Europe Uber is suspending its ridehailing service in France, hoping to defuse a legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. Continue reading Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, [...]

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European automakers ask for more time to make better, cleaner cars

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, Europe European automakers want proposed CO2 emissions regulations for 2025 to be pushed back a further five years. Continue reading European automakers ask for more time to make better, cleaner cars European automakers ask for more time to make better, cleaner cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 03 Jul [...]

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BMW electrifies the 2 Series Active Tourer with a plug-in prototype

Filed under: Green, BMW, Europe, Technology, Hatchback, Concept Cars, Hybrid BMW shows a 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype at its Innovation Days. The model combines an three-cylinder engine and electrically assisted axle up front, and a battery and electric motor at the rear. Continue reading BMW electrifies the 2 Series Active Tourer with [...]

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Europe’s Crazy Modern-Day Dictator You Probably Never Heard Of

by Timothy Woods He looks up to Vladimir Putin as a role model. He wants to turn his country into an “illiberal state.” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called him “the dictator.” Even John McCain called him a “neo-fascist dictator”. He is Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian prime minister, and if you thought the days of [...]

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Uber France execs arrested for running ‘illegal’ taxi service

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Europe French police interview and then arrest the CEO of Uber France and general manager of Uber Europe, charging them with running an illegal taxi service and hiding documents. Continue reading Uber France execs arrested for running ‘illegal’ taxi service Uber France execs arrested for running ‘illegal’ taxi service originally appeared [...]

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Kia rolls out updated Cee’d hatches in Europe

Filed under: Kia, Europe, Hatchback, Wagon, Budget The 2016 Kia Cee’d benefits from a number of visual and mechanical upgrades to take a bigger slice of the European pie from the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. Continue reading Kia rolls out updated Cee’d hatches in Europe Kia rolls out updated Cee’d hatches [...]

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