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    Toyota teases sporty coupe developed with BMW

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    Toyota’s new sports car will be a BMW in all but name, media reports have suggested, with the six-cylinder engine, platform and technology all sourced from the German automaker. The biggest differentiation is expected to be in body style. BMW is an open-roof roadster, while the Toyota is a closed-roof coupe. Toyota and BMW first […] More

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    Cadillac ‘halo vehicle’ not coming until after 2022

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    NEW YORK — Cadillac will realign its product portfolio and get its business operations in line before releasing a “halo vehicle,” according to brand President Johan de Nysschen. That means consumers and dealers will have to wait until after 2022 for such a vehicle — following the completion of Cadillac’s previously announced product shift to […] More

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    BMW bets on iNext in sales race with Mercedes

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    MUNICH — BMW offered a glimpse of its futuristic self-driving iNext car as the automaker seeks to gain momentum in the race to overtake rival Mercedes-Benz in luxury sales. The company will offer a more concrete concept of the vehicle this year, CEO Harald Krueger said Thursday at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. More models […] More

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    BMW makes X4 sportier, roomier for 2019

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    The 2019 X4 has a longer wheelbase, which provides a more comfortable ride and better cornering, said X4 product manager Ralph Neuberger. The rear has a wider track for better driving dynamics and slimmer LED taillights with a three-dimensional design. The front of the vehicle also received design changes, including rectangular fog lights and large […] More

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    New rides shine like (Cullinan) diamonds

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    Automobile News | tomobile.org Canada’s Take Five is a look at five new or upgraded vehicles that are destined for or have recently entered the Canadian market. 1. ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN There is likely no pricier production utility vehicle on the market (around $400,000 in Canada), and few, if any, that are bigger: It’s 17.5 feet […] More

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    Testing finds flaws with electronic safety systems in some vehicles

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    DETROIT — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention, an insurance industry group in the United States warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday after testing five of the systems […] More

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    For new product, Ford tweaks, Audi creates, BMW raises its own bar

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    Automobile News | tomobile.org Canada’s Take Five is a look at five new or upgraded vehicles that are destined for or have recently entered the Canadian market. 1) FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350 For the 2019 GT350, shown above, a refresh doesn’t change a whole lot about the performance car’s powertrain, which still features a rev-happy […] More

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    BMW seeks partners for second-generation self-driving system

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    MUNICH — BMW is planning the next step in its autonomous driving program, with a second-generation system that will likely debut before the middle of the next decade. The carmaker’s head of research and development, Klaus Froehlich, said the industry is slowly waking up to the challenges of the technology and are reconsidering their options […] More

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    BMW weighs future of diesel offerings in Canada

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    BMW Canada says no final decision has been made on the future availability of diesel fuel models in Canada. The company, which currently offers four diesel fuel vehicles in Canada, told Automobile News | tomobile.org Canada this week that is still reviewing whether to offer a diesel version of its redesigned 2019 BMW X5 crossover […] More

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    Magna opens Czech plant to serve BMW in Europe

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    Magna International has opened a new seating factory that will employ 300 people and supply BMW AG in Europe. The new plant in Chomutov, Czech Republic, will supply seating systems in various configurations for several BMW models. Production is expected to start before the end of this year. Magna, in a statement on Thursday, didn’t […] More

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