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 |  Oct 29 2014, 5:01 PM

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The Bentley Power on Ice driving experience is about to get a whole lot hotter.

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 |  May 09 2014, 1:32 PM

Should I Buy Chinese-Made Tires?

Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber?

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 |  Feb 25 2014, 10:33 AM

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Not one to let a good thing go blasé, the folks at Bentley have concocted a series of options to improve their already bonkers Continental GT Speed ultra-luxury grand touring car as well as the Flying Spur sedan. More is always better, right?

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 |  Feb 13 2014, 1:32 PM

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Automatic transmissions are HUGELY popular in North America. Europe is still a strong hold for the manual gearbox but on this side of the Atlantic self-shifters account for at least 90 percent of new-vehicle sales; the standard trans lost the market-share race decades ago and in spectacular fashion.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 12:01 PM

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Self-driving cars have been proclaimed as the solution to car accidents, removing the human risk factor from the equation, but those working on the technology say it won’t be perfect. Continue Reading…

 |  Oct 30 2013, 7:31 AM

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Bentley will be returning to the far north of Finland early next year for its Power on Ice driving experience.

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 |  Sep 26 2013, 12:01 PM

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As more and more automakers develop autonomous driving technology, experts believe that the industry needs a single standard sooner rather than later.

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 |  Sep 03 2013, 9:32 AM

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Bentley just announced details about its higher performing Continental V8 S cars, which will be on display during the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.

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 |  Aug 22 2013, 10:02 AM

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According to recent reports, Continental AG is in the final stages of an agreement with Google and IBM to develop a self-driving system for vehicles.

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 |  Apr 03 2013, 4:31 PM

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Adaptive cruise control, emergency brake assist and blind-spot monitoring were the stuff of science fiction just a decade ago, but today these features are available on many reasonably priced, mass-market vehicles. Pushing driver assistance even further, Continental is developing a suite of advanced technologies with some pretty amazing capabilities.

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 |  Mar 30 2013, 12:01 PM

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When the new Bentley Continental Supersports debuts next year, it’ll be the British automaker’s new high-performance flagship coupe sporting at least 650 hp.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 2:01 PM

Every day across America 10 people die and more than 1,100 are injured because of distracted driving, according to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). But these tragedies don’t have to happen.

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 |  Jan 17 2013, 2:04 PM

AutoGuide’s last installment of “Under the Hood” investigated traction control; today it’s time to look at another safety feature. This one has nothing to do with gripping the road and everything to do with keeping your vehicle shiny-side up.

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 |  Jan 17 2013, 10:31 AM

Traffic, inclement weather and road construction add up to headaches and frustration for motorists. According to automotive supplier company Continental the typical driver spends an average 50 minutes per day commuting to work. Add it up and that’s roughly 300 hours per year that could be spent doing more productive things.

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 |  Jan 14 2013, 1:27 PM

Like a hurricane, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible blustered into Detroit’s COBO Hall earlier today. The opulent drop-top blew other cars and unsuspecting members of the media out of its path with a twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder blast of internal-combustion fury.

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 |  Jan 09 2013, 6:02 PM

Traction is important; it’s the difference between moving forward and sitting still. Without any friction between your vehicle’s tires and the road surface you’d never make it to work in the morning, let alone to that Grand Funk Railroad concert on Saturday night.

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 |  Dec 19 2012, 6:11 PM

Like it or not, self-driving cars are the future of personal transportation. A diverse group of global companies ranging from Volvo to Google are feverishly developing systems to enable autonomous autos.

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 |  Dec 10 2012, 4:02 PM

The winter season is underway, and many drivers still aren’t sure which tires are right for them. Fortunately, Consumer Reports has gone and tested just about every winter-tire available, and have ranked them from best to worst.

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 |  Nov 27 2012, 11:48 PM

On the eve of the 2012 LA Auto Show‘s kickoff, Bentley unveiled its Continental GT3 Concept Racer in America for the first time.

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 |  Nov 11 2012, 12:01 PM

When Bentley debuted the EXP 9 F, many automotive enthusiasts scratched their heads wondering what went wrong with its design. The automaker, however, continues to get positive feedback from its customers on the SUV concept and will be moving forward with its design.

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 |  Oct 15 2012, 2:31 PM

Introduced at the recent 2012 Paris Motor Show, the new Bentley Continental GT3 concept has now made its video debut, and is being readied for Bentley’s return to motorsports. 

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 |  Sep 13 2012, 8:31 AM

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As the seasons begin to change and the temperatures drop, many motorists will be on the hunt for winter tires, or even just a set of new all-seasons. Well in advance of the snow, Consumer Reports has released a list of the best new all-season and winter tires to meet different traction needs with both Michelin and Continental scoring highly.

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 |  Aug 22 2012, 3:41 PM

The Bentley Continental Speed GT made its North American debut over the weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and now Bentley has a released a video of the car taking laps around a track.

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 |  Aug 22 2012, 7:31 AM

The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed model debuted at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, but didn’t make its North American debut until this past weekend at Pebble Beach.

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