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Bowers & Wilkins will provide audio solutions for the Jaguar XJ

Bowers & Wilkins will provide audio solutions for the Jaguar XJ

An exclusive partnership between Jaguar and premium loudspeaker company Bowers & Wilkins for the 2011 Jaguar XJ, has achieved what is believed to be “the best sound system in-car”. Bowers & Wilkins’ close collaboration with Jaguar’s design and engineering teams ensured optimal placement of speakers right at the start of […]

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

New 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid expected to be most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America. Lincoln today introduces its first hybrid – the new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Lincoln’s first-ever hybrid is expected to deliver at least 41 miles per gallon in the city when it goes on sale this fall. […]

2011 BMW 5-Series Long Wheelbase

2011 BMW 5-Series Long Wheelbase

World premiere of the new long-wheelbase BMW 5 Series Sedan. In most markets, BMW only sells a long wheelbase version of its largest sedan — the 7-Series. The Chinese however, have a penchant with anything “L” in the name, thus BMW sells a long wheelbase version of the 5-Series there […]

Shanghai VW launches Chinese-made Tiguan SUV

Shanghai VW launches Chinese-made Tiguan SUV

Shanghai Volkswagen, a joint venture between the German automaker and China’s SAIC Motor, launched the Tiguan last Friday as Volkswagen’s first Chinese-made sport-utility vehicle (SUV), Shanghai Daily reported. The Tiguan, equipped with either a 1.8-liter or 2.0-liter TSI engine, will be available in seven variants. Shanghai VW said about 40,000 […]

BRABUS Program for the E-Class Cabriolet

BRABUS Program for the E-Class Cabriolet

The lineup features engine tuning, including the BRABUS 6.1 capacity engine with 462 hp (456 bhp) / 340 kW of power, a dynamically styled aerodynamic-enhancement program, custom- tailored wheels with diameters ranging from 17 to 20 inches, corresponding sport suspensions and striking interior options. BRABUS backs all components with the […]

Announcing TomTom Start2

Announcing TomTom Start2

TomTom shifts car navigation up a gear today with the launch of the TomTom Start2. New features include advanced lane guidance which makes light work of complex junctions. This feature displays all of the lanes clearly on the device, showing which one drivers should take – and helping to make […]

Ford 5.0-Liter Mustang is Back With BorgWarner Variable Cam Timing (VCT) Technology

Ford 5.0-Liter Mustang is Back With BorgWarner Variable Cam Timing (VCT) Technology

BorgWarner’s Cam Torque Actuated (CTA(TM)) variable cam timing (VCT) technology and timing drive system improve the horsepower and reduce emissions for the 2011 Ford Mustang GT’s all-new 5.0-liter V8 engine. A critical element in Ford’s twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) system, BorgWarner’s CTA(TM) technology optimizes variable cam timing, making […]

NASA to help on Toyota probe

NASA to help on Toyota probe

NASA and the National Academy of Sciences are joining the government’s effort to figure out what caused the sudden acceleration problems that led to Toyota’s massive recalls. The government also recruited the National Research Council, part of the congressionally chartered National Academy of Sciences, to investigate unintended acceleration and electronics […]

Marchionne wants new Chrysler line earlier.

Marchionne wants new Chrysler line earlier.

Sergio Marchionne is pushing designers and engineers to get all future models to market sooner than later. The lack of fresh product has slowed Chrysler’s ability to capitalize as much as competitors on the industry’s fledgling recovery. The new 2011 Dodge Charger is scheduled to begin production later this year, […]

Incentives seen boosting March U.S. auto sales

Incentives seen boosting March U.S. auto sales

Automakers are expected to post a sharp jump in March U.S. auto sales, supported by hefty incentives from Toyota Motor Corp as it looked to repair an image tarnished by vehicle recalls, analysts said. Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co also are expected to be among the leaders in […]

Daimler plays down talk it could sell Maybach brand

Daimler plays down talk it could sell Maybach brand

German carmaker Daimler AG dismissed market talk on Tuesday it could divest its Maybach super luxury brand, after Chinese media reported that a Chinese firm was considering buying the brand. The Guangzhou Daily and other local media said on Monday that Chinese car and battery maker BYD was weighing the […]

Geely banks on China market for Volvo brand revival

Geely banks on China market for Volvo brand revival

Geely chairman Li Shufu is banking on China’s auto market, now the world’s largest, as a savior for Volvo, a brand that the legendary private Chinese carmaker has just signed a deal to buy for $1.8 billion from Ford Motor, Reuters reported. Self-made entrepreneur Li built Geely from nothing into […]