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2016 BMW M2 Unveiled

BMW, Tuesday, unveiled the newest member of its product family, the coveted M badge placed on the popular BMW 2 Series in the form of the all-new 2016 BMW M2. With an output of 365 bhp at 6,500 rpm and maximum revs of 7,000 rpm, this all-new BMW M2 is more powerful than its predecessor: the BMW 1 M Coupe. ...

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Honda Recalls 2014/15 Civic Over Software

Honda has recalled over140, 000 model-year 2014-2015 Civic and 2015 Fit vehicles to update the software that manages the continuously variable transmission (CVT). Affected vehicles have CVT control software that is written to use high hydraulic pressure during certain CVT operation modes, which as a result may subject the drive pulley shaft to high stress. In addition, during manufacturing of ...

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Kia Supports Celebrity With Branded Car

One of Korean cuisines rising stars – Judy Joo will be cutting a dashing profile at her London restaurant thanks to Kia. Her contemporary Korean restaurant, JINJUU has received a Kia Optima from Kia Motors UK to assist in the collection and delivery of fresh Korean specialist food every day to and from the London restaurant. Former ‘Iron Chef’ and ...

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BMW Produces Next Generation Engines

A large investment programme to develop the BMW Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham is complete. The production of new three and four-cylinder engines is already being ramped up on brand-new production lines, and over one million components will be machined at the plant for the first time this year as supply extends to other plants in the Group. The ...

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Quieter Tyres Developed

Quieter tyres that minimise distraction noise and in-cabin drone have been developed by Falken Tyre. While cars are getting quieter, tyres can still generate a notable amount of drive-by noise. Air inside the cavity vibrates and resonates, causing vibrations and therefore sound to be transmitted through the vehicle and into the cabin. Falken Tyre, together with its parent company Sumitomo ...

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VW Emission Scandal Latest: New Group Communications Manager Appointed

Following the emission rating scandal, which rocked Volkswagen AG to its foundation recently, leading to appointment of a new CEO, another casualty is the company’s Head of Group Communications, Investor Relations and External Relations at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaf, Stephan Grühsem, who at the weekend, was replaced with 54-year-old Hans-Gerd Bode. Although the company claimed Mr. Grühsem’s exit was by amicable agreement, ...

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2016 Honda Accord Earns Top Safety Rating

The 2016 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe named 29 times to Car and Driver magazine’s coveted “10Best” list, have received a 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when equipped with optional front crash prevention from the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistive technologies. This distinction includes a top rating of GOOD in five ...

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1000 Collectors Cars Expected at Chicago Auction

The return of the Mecum Chicago auction this Oct. 8-10 to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center will feature an estimated 1,000 collector cars headlined by American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more. The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is $100 and includes admission for the bidder and one guest for all ...

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