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Entries from May 2012

Video: New BMW 4-Series Convertible

May 30th, 2012 · No Comments

BMW fans just filmed the camouflaged prototype of the new BMW 4-Series Convertible on the Nurburgring track. The convertible variant, which is also referred to by its internal codename F33, will retain the retractable metal top as well as the four seat layout of the current 3-series Cabrio.

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2013 BMW 7-Series Facelift with Revised Engines

May 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Great news for BMW fans: Bavarian automaker is facelifting its 7-Series sedan for the 2013 model year. What’s new? On the outside, facelifted 7-Series gets the new LED headlamps with corona rings, which are accompanied by the modified grille with nine slats instead of the previous 12, a revised front bumper, new indicators under the [...]

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2013 Peugeot 301 Saloon

May 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Meet a new Peugeot’s compact sedan named the 301. The French automaker says that the end digit ’1′ will be used on models that “offer value for money” and will supplement the regular range of vehicles with the end digit ’8′. The first example is the new 301 compact sedan, designed mainly for emerging markets.

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Jeep recalls nearly 68,000 Wrangler vehicles

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Chrysler recalling approximately 67,872 Jeep Wrangler vehicles over a potential issue with the transmission skid plate. The safety recall involves vehicles from the 2010 model year, equipped with automatic transmissions. It’s been found that debris can collect on the skid plate that protects the transmission, leading to the risk of a fire if the debris [...]

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2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Good news for cabrio fans: the new 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet will begin arriving in dealerships across Europe from mid-June with prices in Germany starting at €31,350.

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Acura recalling over 52,000 TL sedans

May 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Acura recalling approximately 52,615 TL sedans. The first safety recall involves vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The problem: a faulty power steering hose that could, over time, deteriorate and develop a fluid leak. A leaky power steering hose “could lead to loss of power steering assistance or, if it leaks onto a [...]

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GM has decided to allocate production of the Astra to UK

May 17th, 2012 · No Comments

GM has decided to allocate production of the new Astra from the Russelsheim plant in Germany to its plant in Ellesmere Port, UK and Gliwice, Poland. General Motors said that it made the decision after the Ellesmere Port Vauxhall workforce approved a new labor agreement, which comes into force in 2013.

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Shopping for a Mercedes?

May 16th, 2012 · No Comments

I am sure that owning a Mercedes is a dream that has once crossed your mind. Somehow, you are amazed by the shape, the luxury, the speed or even the class that is associated with Mercedes. However, not all types of Mercedes are suitable for you. The difficult part of purchasing a Mercedes is finding [...]

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Worst Cities in the World to Drive

May 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Taking a family trip can be a memorable experience. However, depending on where you go, it could be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Driving in any of the following cities around the world can lead to unexpected

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New BMW 114i and M135i as Five-Door Hatchback

May 15th, 2012 · No Comments

Today BMW introduced two new models, the 114i and M135i. Both of these models will be available on the five-door version of the 1-Series. The 114i features a de-tuned version of the 116i’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with a twin scroll turbocharger rated at a low 101hp and 180Nm.

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