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Report: Lotus Evora update coming, new models still on hold

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Lotus, Design/Style, Earnings/Financials, Technology The trials and tribulations at Lotus over the past several years haven’t put the company in best financial position, and after the dismissal of Dany Bahar as CEO, the automaker seemed rudderless. Jean-Marc Gales (pictured above) is the new captain at the helm of the British sports [...]

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Quick Spin: 2016 Smart Forfour

Filed under: Budget, Europe, Hatchback, Smart, Quick Spins The Fortwo always has been – and always will be – the prototypical Smart car. While it has been far and away the brand’s best seller, it’s not the only model to to wear the moniker. A decade ago, Smart rolled out the larger Forfour, but like [...]

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Official: Mercedes raises the roof on new CLA Shooting Brake [UPDATE]

Filed under: Performance, Wagon, Europe, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury UPDATE: As we feared, the CLA Shooting Brake is not currently slated for US availability. The text below has been adjusted accordingly. Of all the variants in Mercedes’ smallest line, only one doesn’t have a liftgate, and that’s the CLA-Class. But don’t worry, the German automaker is out [...]

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Spy Shots: Renault spotted testing hotter Twingo

Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Renault With a rear-engine, rear-drive setup, the Renault Twingo (like its Smart cousin) has the opportunity to be a real firecracker. Unfortunately, even in turbocharged guise, its tiny three-cylinder engine has other ideas. But when we spoke to Renault’s engineers at the Twingo’s launch in France a couple [...]

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Report: Car companies may need to start curbing model proliferation

Filed under: Performance, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, Luxury, Design/Style, Earnings/Financials Looking at the current automotive landscape, especially from German makers, you quickly get the impression that less definitely isn’t more. BMW alone offers its 3 Series platform in practically every segment possible, including the regular sedan and 4 Series Gran Coupe, which would seem to [...]

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Quick Spin: 2016 Audi S6

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Europe, Audi, Quick Spins Minutes after spending time in the refreshed 2016 Audi A6 in Germany, we were tossed the keys to its enthusiast-tuned sibling, the Audi S6. In similar manner to its lesser brethren, the S6 has also been updated for the 2016 model year with a new look, a [...]

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Video: This Mercedes Silver Arrow image started out like A-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ music video

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Europe, Videos, Mercedes-Benz, Racing The image above might look like a fairly interesting painting of some old Mercedes-Benz grand prix cars getting, but in reality, it showcases far more than just paint on canvas. To celebrate this year’s 80th anniversary of its Silver Arrows racecars, Mercedes commissioned some very talented digital [...]

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Motorsports: European lobby group calls for end of alcohol sponsorship in F1

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal, Marketing/Advertising A European lobby group has called for the end of alcohol sponsorship in Formula One, issuing an open letter to FIA president Jean Todt. According to the letter published by the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, drunk driving accounted for 6,500 deaths (or 25 percent of road deaths) across Europe in [...]

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Video: Can the Dutch build a decent supercar? Watch this video to find out

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, Videos, Supercars, Misc. Automakers It took a little while before the Vencer Sarthe went from early computer models to its real-life debut last year. But the company didn’t stop there, reworking the design even further before the first units were actually completed. With the Dutch supercar finally actually in production, [...]

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Video: 1993 Mercedes Benz SL600 promises bargain V12 thrills in Harry’s Garage

Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Performance, Europe, Videos, Mercedes-Benz Former Evo editor Harry Metcalfe lives a pretty fantastic life when it comes to automobiles. When he’s not in England driving around in a 1954 Land Rover Series 1 or a recently purchased 1987 Ferrari Testarossa, he’s in the south of France with his 1993 Mercedes-Benz SL600, [...]

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Official: Jim Farley to lead Ford of Europe

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Marketing/Advertising, Ford “We are excited to see Jim and Stephen take on these new roles as they bring unique skills, experience and fresh perspectives to these critical positions.” – Mark Fields Ford marketing chief Jim Farley is taking over the company’s troubled European operations as part of an executive shuffle confirmed on [...]

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Video: AeroMobil 3.0 flying car appears to work

Filed under: Concept Cars, Europe, Videos, Specialty There’s something about the idea of the flying car that continues to grab people’s attention – at least to anyone sitting unmoving in traffic who just wishes they could take off and fly away. Of course, that’s not really possible, but it doesn’t keep people from trying to [...]

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Video: Karl Lagerfeld in absurd Opel Corsa cat photo shoot making-of video

Filed under: Europe, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Hatchback, Opel, Celebrities, TV/Movies With his shock of white hair and penchant for wearing gloves and black sunglasses, fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld isn’t a hard guy to pick out of a crowd. But while he is best known for designing haute couture, Lagerfeld also has a passion for photography and [...]

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Report: Nurburgring bought by Russian billionaire

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Earnings/Financials, Racing The Nürburgring is among the greatest racetracks of the world, with decades of fantastic motorsports history born on the snaking course. However, it seems that running the place as a business is about as difficult as learning the 12.9 miles of corners on the Nordschleife. After a long bankruptcy [...]

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