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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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FCA US Demonstrates Commitment to Diverse Future Business Leaders

Talented MBA candidates from 34 of the nation’s leading business schools competed for $50,000 in scholarships in the 2015 National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Student Case Competition®, sponsored by FCA US LLC. The NBMBAA/FCA US National Student Case Competition is an annual event designed to give talented student teams an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and problem-solving skills in a ...

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Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emission Test Scandal

Volkswagen AG’s Chief Executive, Martin Winterkorn has resigned today(Wednesday), following his company’s alleged involvement in deceit over emission test of a number of its car models, an incidence that has kept the company’s reputation in bad light since last Friday. After four days of wallowing in the scandal, the company’s core shareholders and labour representatives held a marathon meeting, lasting ...

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