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New Face: 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-class Flashes a Fresh Grille New Face: 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-class Flashes a Fresh Grille
- The resurrection of Maybach under the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand was a late—and mildly controversial—decision. The long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-Benz S-class could have been launched as just that. Instead, a group of executives, including chief designer Gorden Wagener, lobbied hard to...
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BMW Expands Car & Ride Sharing Lease Program BMW Expands Car & Ride Sharing Lease Program
BMW Group has announced the Car & Ride Sharing Lease program for BMW and Mini vehicles. The program, offered by BMW Group Financial Services, allows customers to share their leased vehicle with peers and drive for ride sharing providers. BMW says the program reflects the current shifts in the...
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Hyundai Plans Gigabit Ethernet for Some In-Car Networks, but What Does That Mean? Hyundai Plans Gigabit Ethernet for Some In-Car Networks, but What Does That Mean?
- As automated and connected cars roll into dealerships over the next decade, they’ll need high-bandwidth networks to support these critical, data-hungry functions. Korean automaker Hyundai says it is committing to faster ethernet connectivity to power the core of its next-gen vehicles. - The Korean...
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BMW to Treat Apple CarPlay as a Subscription Service and Charge Customers an Annual Fee BMW to Treat Apple CarPlay as a Subscription Service and Charge Customers an Annual Fee
- BMW will turn Apple CarPlay into a subscription service beginning with its 2019-model-year vehicles.  - The German automaker currently charges a one-time $300 to add Apple CarPlay capability to navigation-equipped BMW models. Going forward, though, navigation-equipped BMWs will come with CarPlay...
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2019 Toyota Avalon Appears In Detroit 2019 Toyota Avalon Appears In Detroit
Well, here it is, the all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon, which, to be honest, is the automotive equivalent of saying “here’s the all-new 2019 jar of mayonnaise!” I’m not trying to imply that the 2019 Toyota Avalon is a bad car, not at all. It’s not. What I am saying is that it is boring. Sure, sure,...
2019 Toyota Avalon Appears In Detroit »
Meet the Man Who All But Invented Serious Car Spy Photography Meet the Man Who All But Invented Serious Car Spy Photography
- From the December 2017 issue - Jim Dunne modestly dismisses the idea that he is the father of automotive spy photography, noting that various newspapers in the 1950s had printed snapshots of development prototypes from time to time before he elevated the game to a professional level. But in 1964,...
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Second Volkswagen Exec Sentenced to Prison for Diesel-Emissions Scandal Second Volkswagen Exec Sentenced to Prison for Diesel-Emissions Scandal
- The second Volkswagen executive in less than half a year has been sentenced to prison for his role in the automaker’s diesel-emissions scandal, according to reports from a Detroit federal court. - Oliver Schmidt, formerly general manager of the company’s environmental office in Michigan, was...
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Letter From The UK: The Meaning of Crossover Letter From The UK: The Meaning of Crossover
Initially, my idea was to discuss and update Britain’s exit from the European Union (or Brexit as it has come to be known) and its affect on the UK car industry. Unfortunately nothing much has happened. Car manufacturers wait in exasperated anticipation while UK and EU politicians and their...
Letter From The UK: The Meaning of Crossover »
Aston Martin Vantage: Styling Wonder or Blunder? Aston Martin Vantage: Styling Wonder or Blunder?
GAH! Whoa, wait! Hold up here a second! Look, I know a car company has to grow and progress and all that sort of thing, but Aston Martin, I think you might want to really give some thought to where you’re heading. And no, I’m not just talking about the color they’ve chosen for the new Vantage,...
Aston Martin Vantage: Styling Wonder or Blunder? »
Automoblog Book Garage: 3 Gotta Have Books For The Gearhead Automoblog Book Garage: 3 Gotta Have Books For The Gearhead
When it comes to our holiday shopping lists, there’s always that one person who is a bit hard to buy for. And admittedly, us car loving folks can be a challenge. If you ask an automotive enthusiast what they want for Christmas, they are likely to say their favorite $50,000 to $150,000 sports/performance...
Automoblog Book Garage: 3 Gotta Have Books For The Gearhead »

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