France Plans to Ditch Diesel

France Plans to Ditch Diesel
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When it comes to vehicular fuels two giants come to mine: gasoline and diesel. The former is dominant on this side of the Atlantic while the latter is extremely popular in the old world. Despite this the French government has plans to slowly phase out diesel for use in passenger cars. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars From the 2014 Paris Motor Show

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Top 10 Cars From the 2014 Paris Motor Show
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Paris, France is an international gem known for art and culture, fine dining and high fashion as well as its architecture and history. This capital’s biennial auto show is also a major attraction, particularly for gear heads. Continue Reading...

2015 BMW 2 Series Drops it Top in Paris

2015 BMW 2 Series Drops it Top in Paris
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The 2014 Paris Motor Show is in full swing with global automakers revealing all kinds of concept cars and production models in the City of Light. BMW took advantage of the occasion to unveil its new drop-top 2 Series. Continue Reading...

10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany

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10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany
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Cultural stereotypes aside, Germany is known for its advanced technology, engineering prowess and top-quality manufacturing. The land of beer, bratwurst and BMW is especially famed for its automobiles, which are renowned the world over for their driving dynamics and Autobahn-proven performance. Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi to Sell Rebadged Renault Family Sedan in America

Mitsubishi to Sell Rebadged Renault Family Sedan in America
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Renault has been strategically aligned with Nissan since 1999 but today the Franco-Japanese partnership just announced their intention to cooperate with ailing automaker Mitsubishi. Continue Reading...

Citroën Cactus Concept a lot Softer Than it Sounds

Citroën Cactus Concept a lot Softer Than it Sounds
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French automaker Citroën may be struggling but it ain’t dead. The beret-wearing brand will reveal a new concept vehicle called the Cactus at next week’s vehicular blowout in Frankfurt. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Important Cars You’ve Never Heard Of

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Top 10 Most Important Cars You’ve Never Heard Of
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Everyone’s heard of the Ford Model T and Toyota Prius. They’re two of the most significant – and best-known – vehicles produced by the automotive industry. Introduced at opposite ends of the last century they were each revolutionary in their own way, bringing about important changes that shaped the car business for years to come…. Continue Reading...

Toyota iQ City Racer Coming To France

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Toyota iQ City Racer Coming To France
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It might sound like an oxymoron to hear Toyota iQ City Racer, with its 1.3L VVT-i engine pumping out the ever-so massive 98-hp. But that’s not going to stop Toyota from releasing a limited edition iQ aimed at the French market with some sporty aesthetic modifications. Only 300 units of the iQ City Racer will… Continue Reading...

Dacia Lodgy Participates In Trophee Andros Rally Championship Before Official Debut

Dacia Lodgy Participates In Trophee Andros Rally Championship Before Official Debut
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Dacia has taken quite a different approach in revealing its latest minivan, Lodgy. Rather than traveling the usual auto show circuit and looking pretty on rotating pedestals, a unique, race-prepped Dacia Lodgy has been made to compete in France’s ice rally series, the Trophée Andros, months before any information on the production model is available…. Continue Reading...

Austin-Healey From 1955 Le Mans Tragedy Fetches $1-Million

Austin-Healey From 1955 Le Mans Tragedy Fetches $1-Million
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One of the darkest days in motorsports is arguably June 11, 1955. On this day, at the Le Mans 24-hour race, on lap 35, Pierre Levegh’s Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR hit the back of Lance Macklin’s Austin-Healey 100 Special, and was sent flying into the crowds. When all the smoke and dust cleared, 83 spectators had… Continue Reading...

Toyota Partners with ORECA for Hybrid Le Mans Race Program

Toyota Partners with ORECA for Hybrid Le Mans Race Program
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In the world of motorsports, it’s nearly impossible for a new team to come out of the box and be competitive. So what is a novice group that is looking for success to do? Simple, partner with one of the most successful teams in the sport. That is exactly what Toyota is doing by partnering… Continue Reading...

France Updates Penalties And Incentives On New Car CO2 Emissions

France Updates Penalties And Incentives On New Car CO2 Emissions
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To further encourage French drivers to practice eco-consciousness, France’s minister of industry announced a plan to update the CO2 emission points system for new cars. New cars sold in France are categorized into four tiers. The revision will provide a scaled reward system for vehicles that emit 104 grams of CO2 per kilometer or less…. Continue Reading...

Mazda 787B Returns To Le Mans After 20 Years [Video]

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Marking the 20th anniversary of Mazda‘s victory in the world’s most demanding endurance race, the 24 Hour of Le Mans, Mazda has brought the winning Mazda 787B back from the dead. Mazda’s 787B made history in 1991 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by becoming the first Japanese car to win the event. It’s victory… Continue Reading...

Audi Providing Real-Time Telemetry And Footage During Le Mans 24-Hour Race

Audi Providing Real-Time Telemetry And Footage During Le Mans 24-Hour Race
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Audi fans will be able to get closer to all the race action for this year’s Le Mans by logging into the company’s internet channels. On their Twitter and Facebook pages, you’ll be able to get real-time video and telemetry of the race as it happens, so fans can feel closer to the action, even… Continue Reading...

Mazda 787B Returning To Le Mans After 20 Years

Mazda 787B Returning To Le Mans After 20 Years
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Marking the 20th anniversary of Mazda‘s victory in the world’s most demanding endurace race, the 24 Hour of Le Mans, Mazda has brought the winning Mazda 787B back from the dead. Since winning in 1991, the Mazda 787B has been on display at the Mazda Museum in Horishima, Japan. The car has been carefully restored… Continue Reading...

Kanye West Drives Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss At Cannes Film Festival

Kanye West Drives Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss At Cannes Film Festival
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Never one for subtlety, Kanye West was spotted in Cannes, France, driving the absolutely belligerent Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss edition. With no windscreen or roof, the SLR Stirling Moss is definitely a sunny day kind of car, and luckily the weather held up for Yeezy, who is doubtlessly clad in couture that costs more than… Continue Reading...

Join Risi Competizione at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Get There in a Ferrari

Join Risi Competizione at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Get There in a Ferrari
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Ever wanted to travel through the wine region of France with your friends in a gaggle of rare, expensive Ferraris? If you day dream about such stuff, not to worry, you are not alone, and now thanks to two companies combining their resources, it can come true. DrivingXllence a supercar adventure touring company, and Risi… Continue Reading...

Renault Admits Wrongdoing In Spy Case, Executives Exonerated

Renault Admits Wrongdoing In Spy Case, Executives Exonerated
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Renault is admitting that is wrongfully dismissed three executives accused of corporate espionage, saying it has found no evidence to support the allegations made. Carlos Ghosn, Renault’s CEO, met with the three and promised compensation for their erroneous termination. Renault had accused the executives of holding illicit bank accounts in Switzerland and Lichtenstein, but their… Continue Reading...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Peugeot 504 Sells For $2.5 Million

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Peugeot 504 Sells For $2.5 Million
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Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sold his 1977 Peugeot 504 at a chairty auction for $2.5 million, according to MSNBC. Ahamdinejad will use the proceeds to fund a low-income housing project meant for families. “President Ahmadinejad’s Peugeot 504 was sold for 2.5 billion tomans ($2.5 million) to an Iranian who took part in the auction,” ISNA… Continue Reading...

BMW, Peugeot, Citroën to Develop Hybrid Technology Together

BMW, Peugeot, Citroën to Develop Hybrid Technology Together
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World War II jokes aside, the French and the Germans are joining forces this time…and for powers of good. BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroën plan to invest 100 million Euros and the efforts of 400 employees into developing hybrid technology, to be shared by both brands. The program, excitingly titled “BMW Peugeot Citroën Electrification,” will… Continue Reading...

MINI Cooper Mat Edition Says Bonjour

MINI Cooper Mat Edition Says Bonjour
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If you still think that matte black paint jobs are just a fad, think again. MINI has decided to release a limited edition factory package that can be added onto any Cooper variant, turning it from a hip, trendy little car to a stealthy and sleek trendy little car. Dubbed the Mat Edition, MINI will… Continue Reading...
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